Ain't Dere No More: New Orleans Language and Local Nostalgia in Vic & Nat'ly Comics
作者: Katie CarmichaelNathalie Dajko
作者单位: 1Department of English Virginia Tech
2 Department of Anthropology Tulane University
刊名: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 2016, Vol.26 (3), pp.234-258
来源数据库: Wiley Journal
DOI: 10.1111/jola.12128
关键词: New Orleans EnglishCommodificationErasureAuthenticityEye dialectEthnicity
原始语种摘要: As “local,” “authentic,” “working class,” “white,” “urban,” and “salt of the earth” characters, Vic and Nat'ly, the protagonists of Bunny Matthews's classic comic strip, embody all of the stereotypes of a New Orleans–based “Yat” identity. In this paper, we examine written representations of Yat English in Vic & Nat'ly strips, analyzing these results in comparison with current linguistic data from actual New Orleans English speakers and contextualizing our interpretation in terms of social and historical changes within post‐Katrina New Orleans. We find that many of the linguistic features exaggerated in the comic (e.g., oil as “erl”) have been stigmatized almost to the point of nonexistence in the speech of working‐class whites today, such that the characters Vic and Nat'ly do not...
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