- Mar 2021
Talking About Things - Michael Silverstein
Item for #OEweek 2021 Voices from Beyond: Michael Silverstein #OE2021vfb
I would use this video in a broad course on language sciences, at the time we would move from established notions of languages as systems to culturally-sensitive language theories, probably in the second class meeting.
Michael Silverstein passed away last Summer. Having learners hear his voice would bring life to his words. Were this content fully open, I would likely remix the track containing Silverstein's voice, without the background music, and get learners to add comments about their own experiences.