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ENGL 80/90 - New York Times - Penn Valley: On Names and Labels

A guide to New York Times articles for English 80/90 at MCC-Penn Valley.

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Ashley Cerrentano

E-mail: Ashley.Cerrentano@mcckc.edu

Teresa Leggard

E-mail: Teresa.Leggard@mcckc.edu

On Names and Labels

"Names That Are Unfamiliar to You aren't 'Hard', They're 'Unpracticed'" by N'Jameh Camara

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/names-that-are-unfamiliar-to-you-arent-hard-theyre-unpracticed?fbclid=IwAR0Q79Q7WjXAbIJMnZx2iXD5B35-KTWxWvf3_es5sZH5SblCifYVwpcf98g 

 

"Getting It Right: Why pronouncing names correctly Matters" by Gerardo Ochao (TED Talk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58tDCaEWfHI 

 

"Decoding the Social Value of Names" Duana Taha (TED Talk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK4tnEDgGQI 

 

"The Lasting Impact of Mispronouncing Students' Names" by Matthew Lynch**

https://www.theedadvocate.org/the-lasting-impact-of-mispronouncing-students-names/ 

 

"Dear (Cis) People Who Put Your Pronouns on Your 'Hello, My Name Is' Name Tags...Thank You" by Sinclair Sexsmith

https://medium.com/@mrsexsmith/dear-cis-people-who-put-your-pronouns-on-your-hello-my-name-is-nametags-78c047ed7af1 

 

"Even a Grammar Geezer Like Me Can Get Used to Gender Neutral Pronouns" by Geoff Nunberg (full text and audio segment available)

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/06/744121321/even-a-grammar-geezer-like-me-can-get-used-to-gender-neutral-pronouns?fbclid=IwAR2M12WYKZNtLhjLO-D1Pvg3jSUDKENU2nGSFpD1HjR03wEy8RBgTAdiNuQ 

 

“Challenging Our Labels: Rejecting the Language of Remediation” – Tejada et al. (this one was written by a group of 5 students about their experiences being labeled remedial writing students)

https://youngscholarsinwriting.org/index.php/ysiw/article/view/165/165

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