Monday, August 27, 2007


A friend sent me this link, saying, "By the way, if anyone in your class is interested in nibbling linguistics, I thought this article, 'Correct American Gatekeeping,' from the PBS show Do You Speak American? was easy to get into. It's another perspective on an already complicated issue." Click on the title of this post to be taken to the article.


ceruleanjen said...

I've actually watched the PBS video for this series on "Do You Speak American" for Nettell's Modern English Grammar class. It's pretty interesting, although I think some might find some of the interviews offensive, but I guess that's the whole point. It might even be available at Sinclair if you guys want to check it out.

P.S. I wonder if what Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007 speaks can be considered American English. You decide:

Pat said...

She is speaking English. Is she making sense though? No, she isn't. Speaking is not necessarily communicating, as Miss South Carolina demonstrates.