Welcome ! January 1, 2013
Love this Song :) November 7, 2011
My Fair Lady September 10, 2016
What a good movie!
I really enjoyed watching this professor who simply loves lingusitics and phonetics …
But I have one question to ask you, though … is his attitude that of a true linguist?
Is his attitude prescriptive or descriptive?
Yum! September 1, 2016
Phonology – Exercise 1 February 29, 2016
Here is a question a student asked me about exercise 1:1
To Improve your Midterm Mark (Phonetics): February 25, 2016
1. A young Francophone pastor (that I will not name in fear of you knowing that I am speaking of my husband again), pronounces the word “population” /popule:ʃən/.
Please check the English transcription and compare both pronunciations. Explain the pastor’s pronunciation (phonetically). Don’t forget to analyse stress.
Note: The French pronunciation is /popylasjõ/. For more information about unfamiliar sounds to English, please check for the symbols /õ/ and /y/ (different than /j/) on your IPA charts.
3. Please transcribe the slang mentioned in this YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYmrg3owTRE).
b) Chin wag
d) Chuffed to bits
4. Transcription of AAVE vocabulary (for defenitions, go to (http://www.voxcommunications.com/slang15.htm) :
a) Bezzeled Out
c) Pimp skillet
f) On the gooch
Please write these words using English orthography:
a) /ɒnəˌmætəˈpiə/ (word)
b) /əˈpɛnθəˌsaɪzd/ (word)
c) /prægˈmætɪkli/ (word)
d) /fɔrˈraɪtʃəsnɪsseɪk/ (phrase)
Impressions of a Speaker January 20, 2016
Here is a little sociolinguistic exercise.
Please listen to these recordings (without looking at the image), and mark down your impression of the speaker (smart, funny, trustworthy, etc.). Both these speakers are reading the exact same statement; that way, your opinion will be based on the accent solely.
Short Essay: Teaching chiac or Ebonics? January 15, 2016
Short Essay Topic:
The question is not whether or not we should teach the actual rules and vocabulary of Chiac and African American English (or Ebonics, or African American Vernacular English) to children, but whether or not it should be taken into account as we teach native speakers of these Dialects.
If appropriate, this terminology should be included in your paper, and also highlighted.
- Language, dialect, variety, pidgin, creole, vehicular language, vernacular language, borrowing, code switching.
- You may also use (and highlight) other terminology used in the textbook.
Goal of this short paper:
- Share your opinion.
- Show me that you understand the terminology learned in class.
- You may include references (if you use any), but references are not necessary.
- I will post a few of the best articles (with your permission, of course).
Also called: Ebonics, Black English, African American English, African American Vernacular English