CRS 284 Transcript Analysis

Khadijah how do you think that like identity or the

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11. Khadijah: How do you think that like identity or the way we talk, how do you think the way we talk shapes who we are as a person 12. Ima: Uh:h I feel like a lot of people-you expect certain people to sound a specific way, if you’re from some where you’re supposed to sound a specific way too. 13. Khadijah: mhm 14. Ima: U:m:m I feel like in order to to sell a look you have to also have the accompanied voice, lets say you’re trying to u:hh I mean if I was to make it relative like if I was going to talk to um, I’ll put it in the theme of discourse, like everybody has their own discourse community and their own like way that they talk in certain communities 15. Khadijah: mhm
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16. Ima: if you’re talking to an engineer, you’re gonna talk about a certain way, ur gonna say like whatever:r like whatever topic like uh:h the wind panels yada yada you know what I mean? You use that lingo that the engineers understand you know 17. Khadijah: mhm 18. Ima: s:o I me-Ime-I mean it goes back to discour-discourse communities I feel like everyone you know has different rule settings and different ways that you’re supposed to talk in order to fit into that group. 19. Khadijah: And how do you think that shapes like I guess, different races, different cultures 20. Ima: […….Very broad question, but I will-I’ll let you rock-] 21. Khadijah:[ hehehehehe hhhhh] 22. Ima:[ I’ll let you go (smacks teeth) umm that’s just really broad here-how do I think-] 23. Khadijah: [you kn-okay-] 24. Ima: how do I think they work differently? Different races have different discourse communities but like I even think it’s a race thing I think it’s more where you’re from than anything 25. Khadijah:[ So you don’t think-] 26. Ima:(Sniff) 27. Khadijah:[ being …….] 28. Ima: [I think it has-] 29. Khadijah: [umm hm] 30. Ima: I think it has nothing to do with what you look like, I think it has a lot more to do with where you’re from
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31. Khadijah: true, very true 32. Ima: I know what you look like gives a sense of where you’re from sometimes but a lot of the time its not you know and its its more like a-like when I first meet someone I don’t ask them like what their-what they are I ask them where they’re from. 33. Khadijah: What about the kids:s say:y a black person grows up in suburbia and they want to like have the image of the stereotype of what a black person is and they speak that way you know?
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  • Spring '12
  • AMARDORODRIGUEZ
  • Thought, The Conversation, Talk radio, Khadījah

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