On-Screen ‘Othering’ of Bilingual Speakers: Being Bilingual in English and an Asian Indian Language

@inproceedings{kifi2018OnScreenO,
  title={On-Screen ‘Othering’ of Bilingual Speakers: Being Bilingual in English and an Asian Indian Language},
  author={Sanja {\vS}kifi{\'c}},
  year={2018}
}
Analyses of bilinguals’ speech patterns and related cultural stereotypes as portrayed in films have become relatively frequent in recent years. This paper focuses on the nature and amount of ‘linguistic space’ provided by the film industry for the sociolinguistic presence of the ‘Other’ in bilingual contexts. It represents an analysis of films in which bilingual characters (in English and one of Asian Indian languages * ) are presented. The analysis focuses on on-screen produced stereotypes… CONTINUE READING