English 403 handouts page

adam

Adam names the animals - one of many myths about language history.

Middle English supplements:

 

x-ray

x-ray movie of speech (don't try this at home

Early Modern English supplements:

Modern English supplements:

colbert

Official English supplements: some film clips...

other official English materials:

Other important supplements:

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babel proclamation

Gov. Harding's "Babel Proclamation" of 1918 banned
foreign languages in Iowa

Contemporary bumper sticker combining support for literacy and patriotism with a hefty dose of linguistic imperialism in one pithy remark


Handouts:

Old English supplements:

xray movie

In 1918 the American Speech Committee of the Chicago Woman's Club
promoted the view that proper speech was necessary for assimilation and Americanism

 

lexicograpger

Dr. Johnson's definition of a lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge...