ANT/LIN5310 videos

These are some videos that I’ll be showing my linguistic anthropology class over the next few weeks and that I thought might be of more general interest. Enjoy!

Bill Labov on the Northern Cities Vowel Shift
Newfoundland English: A ‘nonstandard’ dialect spoken in Canada
My Big Fat Greek Wedding – Etymology of ‘kimono’
Celebrating Chiac
Radio Radio – Jacuzzi
Tongues of our Fathers (Kromanti creole)
Grammar Nazis
Metalanguage about the verbal phrase ‘be like’
Is is is a problem?
That’s so gay
Erin McKean on dictionaries and the history of English
Irregardless: a double negative
How English sounds to Italians? Crazy ancestor to hip-hop? You decide
‘I am Canadian’ commercial

Language Map of the US (by native language)
Ethnic Origin Map of the US
American Dialects (simple version)
American Dialects (complicated version)
Pop vs. Soda
Alabama political ad on English Only

Barbara Johnstone speaks on ‘Pittsburghese’
A discussion of African American English in Ann Arbor
African American English in ‘Springville’

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