And the Injun goes “How!”: Representations of American Indian English in white public space

  title={And the Injun goes “How!”: Representations of American Indian English in white public space},
  author={Barbra A. Meek},
  journal={Language in Society},
  pages={93 - 128}
  • B. Meek
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Language in Society
This article describes linguistic features used to depict fictional American Indian speech, a style referred to as “Hollywood Injun English,” found in movies, on television, and in some literature (the focus is on the film and television varieties). Grammatically, it draws on a range of nonstandard features similar to those found in “foreigner talk” and “baby talk,” as well a formalized, ornate variety of English; all these features are used to project or evoke certain characteristics… Expand
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