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Unformatted text preview: they just make parents feel beFer for using the TV as a babysiFer Created languages: Conlanging Created languages Created languages: Elvish Created languages: Dothraki Created languages: Klingon Created languages: Na’vi Sociolinguis[cs and the Media Sociolinguis[cs and the Media l༆  Some ques[ons we could ask: -  Does the way that people talk on tv / in movies accurately reflect the way that real people talk? -  How is language used to create characters? -  How are dialects represented in the media? -  What folk linguis[cs talk is going on in the media? -  How does the media represent linguis[cs and sociolinguis[cs? -  Does language in the media influence language spread and change? Does media affect our speech? l༆  l༆  The effect of media on our language is obviously not zero. Certain slang terms or new words are spread through media. What are some examples of phrases or words that come from TV or movies? -  “throw X under the bus” -  “pimp my X” -  “that's what she said!” -  “I do not think it means what you think it means” -  “FML” -  “hasta la vista, baby” -  “I know, right?” -  “...awkward...” -  “show me the money!” -  “is that your final answer?” -  “deal... or no deal?” But how much of an impact does it really have? l༆  l༆  l༆  In general, sociolinguists have found that the influence of television on our speech is a lot less than laypeople believe. In fact, some sociolinguists believe that it has virtually NO effect. Why? Tradi[onal socio view on tv and language l༆  l༆  Assumes that language change primarily takes place throu...
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