[lg policy] New cartoon on our cartoons page

JoshuaAFishman at AOL.COM JoshuaAFishman at AOL.COM
Tue Nov 20 01:04:35 UTC 2012


WHERE IS THE PICTURE OF THE CARTOON?
In a message dated 11/9/12 11:0:22, haroldfs at gmail.com writes:


> 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
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> University of Pennsylvania
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