In Spike Lees 1989 film Do the Right Thing, the use of aesthetic and
non-aesthetic dialogue serves to highlight the injustice of racial tensions and
the violence that occurs as a result.
Throughout the film, the character Radio Raheem is a physically
The Grey's Anatomy Episode "Into You Like a Train" utilizes different forms of speech
practice to help convey the central theme of making decisions that are morally ambiguous. The
medical plot of this episode focuses on a man and a woman who are stuck tog
How does the film represent ethnic, religious, gendered, racial difference? How do these
representations transcode broader discourses about identity in the America of the late 1920s?
What does the film (ultimately) say about the place of cultural differe
Diegetic/Non-diegetic Internal/External Onscreen/Offscreen Synchronous/Non-Synchronous Production/Post-production Vocal (Dialogue and Narration) Environmental (Ambient Sound and Sound Effects) Music Silence Pitch/Loudness/Quality How does all of th
The Myth of Non-accent (Lippi-Green p.44-54)
We like to believe that there is such a thing as standard or non-accented English, when truly
standard speech or non-accent is an abstract construction.
Accent- when one stresses certain sounds, syllables, or w
Announcer voice exaggerated black voice
Golf announcer imitation
Real voice less of an obvious accent/dialect
Accepts the stereotypes about Afro-English and chooses to present that form of English in his
performances anyway. Uses it for come