dialects in movies

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Mar 31 03:15:26 UTC 2008

The role of dialects in movies, or their presentation, was batted about here in (it seems) 1999 and again in 2005.  Check the ADS-L Archives -- I used "dialects movies" in the subject box -- there may be other possibilites.



George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

----- Original Message -----
From: urszula majchrzak <umajchrzak at gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2008 2:11 pm
Subject: dialects in movies

> Hi,
> I'm writing a B.A. paper on American dialects in the movies. More
> specifically, I'm searching for the use of stereotypes based on
> dialects and
> trying to determine how much the use of dialects in the movies
> influence our
> view of people.
> I was wondering if someone could suggest a selection of movies I
> should look
> into.
> Would be grateful for any insight!
> Thanks,
> -Ula
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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