Review background articles on Pygmalion (Pyg) unit page. Review and discuss the linguistic significance of dialect/accent and social status.
Begin reading Pygmalion, Act I. Complete the study guide (8 questions) for Act I and turn in by Tuesday.
View and discuss the website assignments for analyzing the novel (see unit page).
We'll be in the library to work on the Legacy Book Report and College Library Weebly until Wednesday. Both these assignments are due by Friday.
On block day we'll explore the social and political satire of Oscar Wilde in his comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest. We'll deal with the same social and political satirization of the British in both George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Friday, we'll discuss linguistics and slang as a sign of social class and begin Pygmalion.
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