Dialects in film

Beth Simon simon at IPFW.EDU
Sat Feb 19 17:04:14 UTC 2005

hi patti,

when you get all the responses, would you post a list to the list


>>> kurtpatt4 at NETSCAPE.NET 2/18/2005 9:22:07 PM >>>
Hi everyone.  We've discussed films in which language features
prominently (esp. sci fi), but what I'm trying to compile is a list of
films in which the characters speak in dialects.  (for example,
"Fargo")  for my dialects class.  I'd like names of both films that
represent regional or ethnic dialects accurately and those that don't,
since we're going to talk about dialects in the media at some point.
can think of a few, but I'll bet some of you can think of more.  And
thinking more of movies (fictional) rather than films like "American

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated by me and by my
students, who are enjoying the course a lot!


Patti Kurtz
Minot State University

Freeman - And what drives you on, fighting the monster?

Straker - I don't know, something inside me I guess.

Freeman - It's called dedication.

Straker - Pig-headedness would be nearer.

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