Entextualization

Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can

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This video talks about language and it's ability to allow for thought, emotion, and the expression of feelings. It talks specifically about the German language and how they have a wide variety of words they can use to better describe a situation or feeling other languages might not be able to do as effectively. It explains many examples of this, along with the appropriate meaning in English. Having a different set of words to think with and use allows for a wide variety of unique knowledge one can obtain. This video just scratches the surface of the importance of language, and how language in our lives can change the way we think and interpret the world around us.

Using language illegally

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Language can be used illegally, as is the recent case of states creating illegal regulations that effectively close abortion clinics. Language such as "must provide" in terms of surgical centers with regard to abortion clinics has been found to be illegal.

Posted by Jasmine E. Thompson on March 7, 2016

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Entextualization;
Ideology;
Politics and Policy

What does is mean? It depends.

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Bill Clinton's testimony from his 1998 deposition. Language and linguistics is central to law and politics. This is one classic example.

Posted by Jasmine E. Thompson on March 7, 2016

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Entextualization;
Politics and Policy

Over and Misused Words We Wish Would Disappear

Lake Superior University's 41st Annual "Banished Words List" reveals the most over and misused words of the year for 2015. The annual list gives context to the linguistic era in which we live.

Posted by Jasmine E. Thompson on January 24, 2016

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Entextualization;
Standard Language Ideology

When Slang Becomes a Slur

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg, who testified in the trademark trial over the name of the football team the Washington Redskins, argues that the term remains a slur and that the team name should be changed. [Published on 06-23-2014]

Posted by Kara Becker on June 25, 2014

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Entextualization;
American Indian;
Race,Ethnicity;
Slang;
Lexicon