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The Carnival Mirror

SPL Resarch Day

joe trotta

on 26 March 2013

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Transcript of The Carnival Mirror

Joe Trotta Carnival Mirror: SPL/English Some preliminaries “Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.” Linguists & Linguistics Some recent in Popular Culture Through the Linguists & Linguistics
in Popular Culture: Putting the Urban Back into Urban Dialects Linguistic Carnivalization in Ulysses Low-life and Hard Times on NY's Lower East Side Non-standard English in Popular Music projects (among other things, kinda) (in print) (in print) (forthcoming) (forthcoming) Symposium: The Evolution
of Popular Culture Active participation in the MAPACA, PCA, IAFA and EuPop Conferences Popular Culture Corpus (wanna join in?) (planned for Spring 2013) TV, Film, Music, Advertising, Internet, (yes, I know there are problems) Sports, Magazines, etc. Popular(ized) Linguistics Linguists in Popular Culture Real (?) Linguistcs vs. Citations, references Quotes - selective? full? Comparisons: Labels, descriptive adjectives Overall structure - info organization Rhetorical devices Hedges, mitigating words, qualifiers Thanks! Why Popular Culture - again ... Popular Culture is everywhere
Popular Culture plays a major role in the way knowledge and values are constructed and mediated
Understanding Popular Culture artifacts helps to increase language awareness and improves general literacy
Passive English language situations, like listening to music, watching television, participating in internet culture are generally the most common form of language contact for EFL students From: TV or Not TV?
Subtitling and English Skills Micola et al., 2010 Do Linguists Dream of Electric Sheep? (in preparation) Pop Linguistics http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4378
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