edith street chronicles 1, my neighbor to the north

1. my neighbor to the north the answer to the last blog being a bit more obvious to me than what is going on around me, i will postpone that answer in favor of noting the nature of the conversations i’ve had with my new neighbors. i’m finding interesting cultural mechanisms and watching the ties […]

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a lingusitic ‘what’s wrong with this picture?’ problem

came across this on the myspace bulletins: —————————————————————————————————— The Importance of Speaking and Understanding English Language in the USA A Texan is walking through a field, sees a Mexican drinking water from a pool with one cupped hand. The Texan shouts to the Mexican…………….. “Hey don’t drink that water ……. It has cow poop in […]

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current abstract, favorite thesis focus

Punching the Line: Humor & Ideologies Woolard and Schieffelin point out that “ideologies of language are significant for social as well as linguistic analysis because they are not only about language. Rather, such ideologies envision and enact links of language to group and personal identity, to aesthetics, to morality, and to epistemology” (1994: 56). Cultures […]

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