anth 4 ppt 9

anth 4 ppt 9 - Reminders MT due today, right now! HW 4 due...

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1 Reminders… MT due today, right now! HW 4 due on Tu Essay Rough Draft due in 2 weeks (11/5) MT Feedback Needed! How was the midterm assignment? s How long did it take? s Was it fun? s Did you feel like it forced you to learn? s Is this better or worse than a more traditional in-class exam? s Do you feel like the questions you wrote would be reasonable questions for this course? If so, which ones, the ones you labeled easy vs. hard? All of them? Final Exam Thinking about the final exam… s Any preferences on exam style? Would having part of it be take home, create your own qs (ala the MT assignment) be good? Other thoughts? Ideology of Nativeness (Shuck 2004) a belief, shared by lots of people, which basically says that there are two categories of people: native English speakers, and these can only be american’s (and sometimes british ppl), and the rest of the world— these people are nonnative English speakers, speakers of other languages, and both equated with ‘foreignness’ IoN cont. What’s an ideology ? A belief that you hold that shapes how you interpret the world around you What is the ideology of nativeness ? A belief that separates the world into two groups, based on language practices. How does it work? It’s a process How it works in actual speech b Step 1: First, become aware of linguistic differences between how you talk, and how another person talks Step2: This leads to evoking non-nativeness or accent Step3: From there, ppl naturally jump to interpreting the other person as non-American , as foreign s Why? Because, within this belief, Americans are defined as native English speakers. If the person doesn’t speak English natively (e.g. with an ‘American’ accent), they must not be a native English speaker, and hence must be foreign and non- American
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2 Next… Step4: Once someone is established as non- native and foreign, it is assumed that they are ALSO incomprehensible Step5: Next, there is a relationship drawn between foreignness and fear, e.g. s one should be afraid of ppl who speak with an accent, s One should be afraid of people they can’t understand s it is ‘normal’ to have this fear Example: p1 p2 P2-2 nd half p3 Analysis of Example How is the guy’s language portrayed? (step1) b line 71, guy says ‘bluh luh luh’ Is he American, or foreign? (step2, 3) b line 16: ‘and she met this guy named Ali? Dali?’ s Not an american name! And then…
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3 How is his speech interpreted? (step4) b as unintelligible—she doesn’t know what he’s saying. s ‘Do you think the fear was mostly because he was a stranger and you didn’t know anything about him? I…couldn’t understand him. Like period .
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