LINGUIST List 8.218

Sun Feb 16 1997

Qs: Films, brain, black dialect in class

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  1. MARTINEZE, Films with dialectal variations
  2. Barbara Abbott, brain movies
  3. GRAYLEN TODD GRAHAM, Black dialect in classrooms

Message 1: Films with dialectal variations

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 13:13:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: MARTINEZE <MARTINEZEcofc.edu>
Subject: Films with dialectal variations

I am teaching a dialectology class and my students are interested in films 
where different dialects can be observed. One student wants to work on a 
project with Irish-English, another wants to work with the French influence 
in Louisiana, another with Pennsylvania Dutch and the other with creoles. 
Can you list films that might be helpful to them? I would also be 
interested in any films that may be used for a dialectology class. Thanks.
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Message 2: brain movies

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 10:49:10 -0500
From: Barbara Abbott <abbottbpilot.msu.edu>
Subject: brain movies

I'm teaching a senior-level intro to Cognitive Science this semester, and
lack a guest lecturer in neuroscience. Does anybody know of a good
up-to-date video about the brain?
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Message 3: Black dialect in classrooms

Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 17:55:28 -0500 (EST)
From: GRAYLEN TODD GRAHAM <ggrahammichiana.edu>
Subject: Black dialect in classrooms


The Oakland, California, School Board's decision has made Ebonics a hot
issue again. Help! I need your input on how to teach the standard form of
English to native speakers of black dialect. Is black dialect an issue in
your classroom? Do you teach at the secondary or college level? What
English to native speakers of black dialect. Is black dialect an issue in
your classroom? Do you teach at the secondary or college level? What
subjects do you teach? I am very interested in your personal conviction on
whether or not black dialect has an appropriate place in the classroom. As
educators, how do we address Black English Vernacular in education? For
other than teaching literature, is black dialect ever appropriate in
English classes? Should we encourage students to use both dialects in order
to demonstrate our respect for black culture? What do we do about language
variations, and how do we help the human mind to learn? I am open to your
suggestions. Please help me.
Thanks,
Graylen Todd Graham
PS.
I would appreciate any articles that you have found on this subject.
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South Bend, IN 46601
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