[lg policy] Cartoons again

myerssc3@msu.edu myerssc3 at MSU.EDU
Tue Nov 13 02:05:39 UTC 2012


On 11/12/2012 3:46 PM, Harold Schiffman wrote:
> All:
>
> I have had exactly three responses to my query to the list as to 
> whether the cartoons page is something people are interested in i.e. 
> as they pertain to language policy.  All three have been positive, but 
> that's not exactly an overwhelming vote of confidence.
>
> Be that as it may, I decided to link a page to the cartoons page from 
> my website for a course on "Language and Popular Culture" that I 
> taught before retiring.  In that course I encouraged students to look 
> at how language is portrayed/used/manipulated in popular culture, such 
> as cartoons, and one sample I gave them was from a comic strip called 
> "Pearls before Swine" that, among other things, depicts Crocs 
> (crocodiles) as speaking some kind of non-standard dialect of 
> English.  I encouraged my students to look at similar depictions in 
> order to understand how this kind of "popular culture" represented 
> ideas about language.  Since the course was a writing course, they had 
> to write a research paper on this or a similar topic.
>
> Anyway since the response to my query about the value of cartoons was 
> so overwhelmingly positive (!) I decided to also share with you my 
> thoughts about the crocs.
>
> In case you're wondering, the URL for the cartoons page is 
> http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/clpp/images/cartoons/cartoons.html
>
>
> Enjoy!
>
> HS
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HI Hal, I am interested in your examples of language use in cartoons.  I 
never know when they might be useful to cite, and they are fun to find 
out about.
So keep sending them.   regards, Carol MS
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