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American Tongues Documentary

Watch this clip from a documentary, American Tongues, about a group of siblings from the North End of Boston (3:04 minutes). Discuss the following questions 1) Discuss the many examples of regional variations in language that are portrayed in the video 2) Identify how affiliation is illustrated in the video. Identify how both convergence and divergence are illustrated. Identify how powerful language is illustrated 3) Would you describe Philip and his siblings as competent communicators? Why or why not? 4) How was low- or high-context communication illustrated? Examples of verbal codes? 5) How was language related to the self-concept of Philip and his siblings? Instructions

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