Besides being quite an interesting documentary, American Tongues has piqued my interest and caused me to delve into the various ways in which our accents say things about who we are, with regards to a teaching career. However, there are also some attitudes about vernacular dialects that are positive, and reinforce the local usage. Scientists already know that people may have high taste sensitivity, moderate taste sensitivity, or low taste. Perhaps a closer look into the Bible can help. Abstract: A documentary about the way people talk in the United States. Normally, that kind of repetitive overexposure would be grating on a busy student, but this documentary is so fascinating, funny and easy to relate to that I never get tired of watching it. It is important to also acknowledge that the sense of smell also influences our sense of taste.
Even though some people might think learning a standard form of English is nonsense, it can be a really rewarding and beneficial thing to learn. A dialect or an accent means the words we use and how we pronounce them, and in this case the language is American English. Let us consider some sins of the tongue as we find them revealed in God's word. Insults and attacks will result in an immediate ban. Regardless of one's dialect or accent, neither one is any better than the other. At one extreme, the speech of the fishermen of Tangier Island off the coast of Virginia is so distinct as to be almost unintelligible to some speakers from other parts of the country. This is, of course, not to say that teachers should necessarily suppress their own dialect, but that they should decide when to use and when not to use different parts of their dialect.
Her reply was that she uses both types of dialects during different times of her life. Post-Viewing Discussion There are three major areas in the presentation that are ideal for discussion: 1 the nature of dialect differences, 2 basic attitudes about dialects in American society, and 3 the uses of standard and vernacular dialects. Comments that contradict major findings of linguistics or its related disciplines are expected to provide academic sources that support their claims. More so, a teacher with an exceptional understanding of various dialects can piece together the best parts of each of the dialects which they've experienced to form a functional dialect with which to speak which would allow for the most ease of understanding for the target audience. However, some people believe that some differences in dialects can grow into stereotypes and the way individuals are observed. There are so many different characteristics, qualities, and features that can be used to describe an American. Audiences can be asked to observe how English varies, the kinds of attitudes Americans have about dialects, and the controversies that surround their use.
It introduced how people of even different sectors within the same city, speaking the same language, have the potential to speak with different dialects, such as the four people who were interviewed in Boston. Americans are extremely independent, individualistic, and like to be different from each other. America is enormous: the third largest country in the world with a population of more than 300 million people. It showed me that not everyone was the same. Your fellow students know exactly where the pitfalls lie and what the key elements will be to your success in that module.
You're just supposed to come out and let everybody see and hear, you're not supposed to hide anything. Speakers of a certain dialect may use words not used in other dialects. Getting food- One shot, with the camera located in the house shooting through the doorway. Another interesting point that is discussed in the film is the way people think they don't have an accent and everyone else does. Credits: Producers, directors, Alvarez and Andrew Kolker ; production company, Center for New American Media. Approximately 1% of Americans are homeless 3.
Individual dialects cover all across the world there differences can be heard from one country to next or even at some points throughout the same city. Any person that is not grateful for the privileges that are given to them to me are not real Americans but this is only my opinion. Different senses of taste are located on certain parts of the tongue. She believed that Southerners were more hospitable because they wanted to have an actual conversation while others wanted to end conversations as soon as possible. This film illustrates some stereotypes about certain accents I never before realized I believed in.
Jambalaya - spicy rice stew Louisiana. It was an enjoyable and enlightening film. This has to do with the fact that the emphasis is more on agriculture than it is on the north therefore there is less need for education. Intended to educate viewers about the nature of dialects, but it also challenges them to confront their own attitudes about language variation. An Analyzation of the Film American Tongues. Taming your Tongue When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. It portrays some of the regional, social, and ethnic differences in American speech and presents various attitudes that people have about these differences.
A new thread is posted each Monday is are stickied so it appears at the top of the subreddit. In Search for my Tongue the poet tries to express to the reader, how very strange it feels to have been brought up with one language, and to have to give it up to make space for a new language. Although a good portion of the documentary was mostly informational, I found one particular segment of the video to be quite comical. How might this be reflected in the language of some parts of New England? If such comments are perceived by moderators and users who report the comments to be not merely misinformed, but also inflammatory, derogatory, bigoted, or prejudiced in some way, the moderators will ban the user. Responsibility: the Center for New American Media ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker. A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, by Robert Ray, looks at the various opposing values in America through the history of Hollywood films and cinema, which one vital value is the dichotomy of outlaw hero versus official hero. There are a few scenes in the film where people share what they think about using certain dialects.
War films reveal many patriotic beliefs, ideologies and also demonstrate that woman and men have different expectations, reinforcing a shared cultural message. What social conditions might have gone along with the physical separation? Stigmatized dialects are represented by some of the working-class Blacks, the Boston North End teenager, the two New Orleans women discussing how people think they are beautiful until they open their mouths, and so forth. What it means to be an American? Those people also pass judgments about that specific area you are from due to their accents. Overall, the movie focuses on the way people perceive others with different accents. In homes where parents don't use their mother tongue language with their children the family communication may worsen.
After introducing matter of her tongue as wild and untamable, where Anglos- the dominant and authority-wants her to assimilate, Anzaldua, shifts focus towards the male dominated Spanish language. It showed me that I could walk ten minutes outside of my home, and possibly come face-to-face with someone who spoke differently than me. Other Titles: American tongues : a film about the way we talk Responsibility: the Center for New American Media presents ; a film by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker. Anzaldua begins with her memories at the dentist and the metaphor of cutting her tongue--taming it, which iterate the concept of destroying language while assimilating a cultural group. Interpretations are easily made between individuals before one knowing one another by the way.