Tag Archives: N-word

Resources: Reconstructing American Tongues

In 1988, the Center for New Media produced American Tongues.  Since then, this Peabody-Award-winning documentary, which highlights the range of language variation in the United States, has been a staple in American linguistic classes.  Even now, when the average 18 … Continue reading

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Language News 60 Minutes on The “N-word”

60 minutes does a story about themselves and their own use of the N-word.  Clearly, this video is one that needs to be viewed with sensitivity. The “N-word”: Is it ever okay to say it? – 60 Minutes Overtime – … Continue reading

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