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Brian/ October 17, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

A) This was taken on 103 Street Roosevelt Ave B) Poster was on a supermarket window C) The Language is both English and Spanish D) In Spanish, It says “Buy your tickets here and now!”

Linguistic Landscape, Malekie

Malekie/ October 16, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This is the banner of my local Chinese food store at Farmers Boulevard in Saint Albans Queens. The the sign is mostly in English, the name of the store is Chinese (though the words uses the Latin alphabet rather than Chinese characters). The sign is simple with it’s purpose, letting anyone who passes by know the name of their restaurant

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Linguistic Landscape

William/ October 15, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

a) Where was this picture taken? Main Street Flushing b) What languages area used? English, Chinese, and Japanese. c) What does the sign say? English says anime castle. Chinese on the left says anime and on the right says manga. And the Japanese in the middle says anime.

Linguistic Landscape – Norely

Norely/ October 15, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

a) where was the picture taken? -Public Restroom in Pier 17, Seaport b) what language(s) are used? -English, Chinese and Spanish c) what do the signs say? – The sign is asking civilians to not stand on the toilet seats when using the restroom and demonstrates the proper way to sit on the toilet.

(Manisha) Linguistic Landscape

Manisha/ October 15, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

A) Where was the picture taken? The picture was taken in Jackson Heights (74th Street). B) What language(s) are used? In the picture, you can see that the signs are in English and it’s not as noticeable but by the door, there’s a sign in Bengali as well. C) What do the signs say? The most noticeable sign in the

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Isaac Reflective Essay #1

Isaac/ October 3, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

I was born and raised in New York City, and while I have lived in nearly every borough, I can confidently say that I’ve lived most of my life in Queens. My parents both spoke five or more languages and would most certainly have wanted me to be at the very least trilingual. Despite the aforementioned, I am really only

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(Norely) Reflective Essay #1

Norely/ October 2, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 3 comments

Norely Rivas Professor Garcia ELL 101 Reflective Essay #1 October 1, 2018   I consider myself as a Dominican American. I was born in New York, NY but I was mostly raised in the Dominican Republic. My first language was spanish. I picked up some english phrases from my older siblings before attending school. I was always made fun of

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(Daysi) Reflective Essay 1

Daysi/ October 1, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 2 comments

“Not all speakers of a given language speak the same” Growing in an English and Spanish home brought up who and when and how should we speak both languages. My father always said that in school I’ll eventually learn my English so why not learn Spanish at home and what he said was what concluded. Being Hispanic in our society

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Language & Society Discussion

Inés/ October 1, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 6 comments

While the “Language & Social Variation” reading gives us a clear definition of concepts and terms, the article “Can one person’s speech be better than another’s?” presents examples, and especially many questions. After the readings and our discussion in class, how would you explain and/or describe “Standard American English”? Is there a “correct” way of speaking/writing? What does “correct” mean?