Cartoons related to the topic of "language policy"

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Thu Sep 11 00:26:24 UTC 2008


Thanks! This is exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for!


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Jon Reyhner <Jon.Reyhner at> wrote:

> Dr. Schiffman:
> Attached is a cartoon for your page.
> Jon Reyhner
> Harold Schiffman wrote:
> All,
>> In consultation with some members of this list, I have recently
>> created a page devoted to
>> the topic of cartoons and other "public" images related to the topic
>> of language policy.
>> It's located at
>> I will add other images as they become available; if any of you have
>> any favorites you would
>> like to send me, please do so.  Some of these images may, however, be
>> somewhat offensive to members of certain groups;
>> I include them because they're of interest as we consider "popular"
>> notions of language and
>> policy, even if we don't agree with them.  (I am NOT including and of
>> the Danish cartoons that made
>> fun of the prophet Mohammed.)
>> Some of them may in fact be primarily "political" rather than
>> primarily about "language policy" and
>> if I get enough images in that category, I may create a separate page
>> of "political" cartoons that
>> have something to do with language.  One example on this (new) page is
>> the cartoon showing Bush
>> and Gore discussing (hah!) the pronunciation of the word "nuclear".
>> I'm sure some of you will have some strong reactions to these images.
>> H. Schiffman


Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone: (215) 898-7475
Fax: (215) 573-2138

Email: haroldfs at

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