Date: Mon, 5 Sep 1994 10:29:02 -0700
From: THOMAS L CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Re: Language and Status
I did use the original film version, 1939, by Leslie Howard, with
screenplay by Himself (G.B. Shaw). It has some priceless footage of
vowel charts and the earliest sound spectrograph on record. Can't
remember who played Liza, but she used a few stock cockney forms and
didn't slip too much. Much better than the sanitized, colorized, but
still sexist "My Fair Lady." (I did let the students see the latter at
the end of the semester, but set up a showing outside of class time, had
nearly 100% attendance. Color me surprised.)
On Sun, 4 Sep 1994, Jennifer K. Snyder wrote:
To any who may help:
I am working on a presentation for my Linguistics class concerning language
and status, i.e. the effects a specific language or dialect can have on one's
Because its early in the semester, I haven't picked a particular angle yet,
any ideas? When I think of this topic, I think of the musical, "My Fair Lady"
Has anyone seen it?
If you have any information on this topic or ideas for me, please respond.
All suggestions are welcome. Thanks for your help!
Jennifer (c651823[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1)