Language and meaning, examine how people often assign unique meanings to words.
Raise your hand if you’ve read Jabberwockyby Lewis Carroll. Okay, for those of you who haven’t, here’s a videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Um3787fSYJabberwocky By Lewis Carroll – Read by Benedict Cumberbatch of the poem read byBenedict (Sherlock Holmes) Cumberbatch that includes the text. Listen and read along, then respond to the following:
– Regardless of the made-up words, Carroll is telling a story. What do you think the poem is about and why do you think so?
– Sometimes siblings create and share a secret language. Gangs often use obscure or made up words and phrases that only the members know. You may have sung along to thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7NEYSKRJzAThe Name Game lyrics or heard someone do thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u51fdqvcs5ASarah Vaughan – Scat Blues – 1969. Have you ever manipulated the language? How and why?