Watch an episode of a television show from the 1950s-1960s
Clearly indicate which show you watched and the title of the episode at the top of your paper
Consider the use of language in the show. Address one or more of these questions in a 1 page response:
How is it similar to today? How is it different?
Consider: semantic, syntactic, pragmatic levels of meaning
Provide specific examples
Is there any language usage that would be considered inappropriate by today’s standards? What in particular?
Example: sexist language, racist language
What differences do you observe in the use of language by co-culture (e.g., age, sex, race, etc.)?
Some examples of shows include:
l Love Lucy
Leave it to Beaver
The Andy Griffith Show
Father Knows Best
Episodes of these shows can be found on youtube for free (they run less than 30 min each), and also via other streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime