[lg policy] Cartoons again

Ann Anderson Evans annevans123 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 13 13:08:41 UTC 2012


Well, make that four responses.  These are terrific.  I have posted them on
my Facebook page and in my  blog.  Some things are choked down a little
better when lubricated with laughter.

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:05 PM, myerssc3 at msu.edu <myerssc3 at msu.edu> wrote:

>  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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