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“Beautiful Tomorrow”

Park Hyo Shin 박효신. (2016). Beautiful tomorrow. From the album I am a dreamer. Seoul: Glove Entertainment. Examples of English phrases incorporated into the main Korean lyrics can be found in 6 of the 12 songs in this album. “Beautiful… Continue Reading →

Chance the Rapper

You can watch a feature about Chance the Rapper, ‘Music Mogul Chance the Rapper on Changing the Music Industry’ by ABC news here. And/or you can read an article by Chicago Reader, ‘The Year Chicago Hip-hop Beat the Haters,’ here.

“A Different World”

Werner, T. (Producer). Shakespeare translation [Television sitcom episode]. A different world.

“Get Out”

Peele, J. (Director). (2017). Get out. Los Angeles: Universal Studios. In the scene above, Chris tries to reach out to Georgina by using salient expressions of AAVE. With, however, her former consciousness trapped deep in the metaphorical “Sunken Place” and… Continue Reading →

“Greetings massive! Wha gwaan Jamaica?”

 

“Hearing Hands”

Hearing Hands by Samsung. (2015).

“How Code Switching Explains the World”

From Code-Switched: Race and Identity, Remixed, a blog from NPR Find the blog here.  

“In the Heights”

Miranda, L-M. (Music & lyrics), & Hudes, Q. A. (Writer). In the Heights [a musical]. The video above is a clip from the PBS’s ‘Great Performances’: Opening night & 96,000.   For an excellent example of English-Spanish code-meshing, check out “Sunrise” (lyrics).  

“Louder than a Bomb”

Jacobs, G, & Siskel, J. (Directors). (2011). Louder than a bomb [motion picture]. Own Documentary Club. New York: Virgil Films. Find the premier showing via Own Documentary Club here

Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Coogler, R. (Director). (2018). Black panther [motion picture]. Los Angeles: Marvel/Walt Disney. When Erik Killmonger arrives in Wakanda and is escorted into the room with King T’challa and his council, Erik speaks plainly in his dialect of AAVE, his native… Continue Reading →

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