F inal Paper:
L anguage Choice as a Means of Shaping
I denti ty
Born in Austin, Texas, to Korean parents, I was born in a household where
K orean would strictly be the language of communication between me and my
parents. I grew up in
Assess the language situation in a country or geographical area of your choice. Some of the questions you
What languages are spoken?
Who speaks them?
Is there one or more national languages?
What situations are associated with the differe
Bilinguals have an advantage!
Language choice as a resource
Language switch symbolic trace of social identity
Bilinguals master two languages!
Perhaps involve personal examples?
Group must behave as a group!
Task #1: T ranslation
Spanish pun jokes
English t ranslation
P: Qu dijo el numero 18 al numero dos?
R: Vente conmigo! (or veinte conmigo)
Un t ipo y una mujer en la playa:
- Y usted, no nada nada?
- No t raje t raje.
Q: What did numbe
Task #2: Neurologist
What kind of evidence could we look for in a brain for saying that a schema is activated?
As schemas are socially determined, they are likely to vary from person to person since every person lives
in a different c
Task #3: M i no r i ty Language: R iff
Riff is one of many variations of the Berber languages which are a collection of
i ndigenous languages of North Africa. This particular group of languages is part of the
A fro-asiatic lan
Task #4: News A r t icle
July 10, 2009
I n Malaysia, English Ban Raises Fears for Futu re
By L I Z GOOCH
KUA LA LU MPUR P.S. Han, a teacher in Kuala Lumpur, has been using English to teach
m ath and physics to 17-year-olds for the pa