[lg policy] New cartoon on our cartoons page

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 9 15:59:43 UTC 2012


All:

I have just posted a new cartoons on our cartoons page.  It's from the
cartoon series "Frazz" which involves a young boy who is asked to use the
word "sprain" in a sentence by his teacher.  This is more of a
sociolinguistic cartoon than a "purely" language policy cartoon, but
linguistic usage is of course a kind of language policy.  Frazz uses the
word in a way he claims is "how they talk in the Bronx" which is of course
attributing non-standard linguistic behavior to the residents of one of New
York's five boroughs.  Usually popular conceptions would attribute this to
Brooklyn, since "Brooklynese" is the popular conception of what
non-standard New York English (NSNYE) sounds like.

By the way, I notice that each time that I update the cartoons page, I get
absolutely NO REACTION from our membership.  Is this something people
really don't care about?  To me it's a humorous but ongoing language policy
issue.

To access the cartoons page, go to our website, click on "resources" and
scroll down to "images".

HS

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 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 gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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