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TED演讲稿:说英语的三种方式

2017-11-09 14:47:47 来源:网络英语资料下载

  以下是新东方在线口译网为大家带来的TED演讲稿:说英语的三种方式。TED是美国的一家私有非盈利机构,该机构以它组织的TED大会著称,这个会议的宗旨是“用思想的力量来改变世界”。大家在锻炼雅思听力的时候,也可以学习一下里面的主角们的思维模式,论述方法,希望还能对大家的英语写作有所启迪。

  贾米拉·利斯考特是一位“三语演说家”在她 “蹩脚英语”的演说中,她赞美并挑战了三种口味全然不同的英语,分别是和朋友对话的英语,在课堂上说的英语,和父母聊天的英语。她展示了不同语言所代表的复杂的历史和现当代的身份认同,她展现了什么是“口才好”。

  Today, a baffled lady observed the shell where my soul dwells

  And announced that I'm "articulate"

  Which means that when it comes to enunciation and diction

  I don't even think of it

  ‘Cause I’m "articulate"

  So when my professor asks a question

  And my answer is tainted with a connotation of urbanized suggestion

  There’s no misdirected intention

  Pay attention

  ‘Cause I’m “articulate”

  So when my father asks, “Wha’ kinda ting is dis?”

  My “articulate” answer never goes amiss

  I say “father, this is the impending problem at hand”

  And when I’m on the block I switch it up just because I can

  So when my boy says, “What’s good with you son?”

  I just say, “I jus’ fall out wit dem people but I done!”

  And sometimes in class

  I might pause the intellectual sounding flow to ask

  “Yo! Why dese books neva be about my peoples”

  Yes, I have decided to treat all three of my languages as equals

  Because I’m “articulate”

  9But who controls articulation?

  Because the English language is a multifaceted oration

  Subject to indefinite transformation

  Now you may think that it is ignorant to speak broken English

  But I’m here to tell you that even “articulate” Americans sound foolish to the British

  So when my Professor comes on the block and says, “Hello”

  I stop him and say “Noooo …

  You’re being inarticulate … the proper way is to say ‘what’s good’”

  Now you may think that’s too hood, that’s not cool

  But I’m here to tell you that even our language has rules

  So when Mommy mocks me and says “ya’ll-be-madd-going-to-the-store”

  I say “Mommy, no, that sentence is not following the law

  Never does the word "madd" go before a present participle

  That’s simply the principle of this English”

  If I had the vocal capacity I would sing this from every mountaintop,

  From every suburbia, and every hood

  ‘Cause the only God of language is the one recorded in the Genesis

  Of this world saying “it is good"

  So I may not always come before you with excellency of speech

  But do not judge me by my language and assume

  That I’m too ignorant to teach

  ‘Cause I speak three tongues

  One for each:

  Home, school and friends

  I’m a tri-lingual orator

  Sometimes I’m consistent with my language now

  Then switch it up so I don’t bore later

  Sometimes I fight back two tongues

  While I use the other one in the classroom

  And when I mistakenly mix them up

  I feel crazy like … I’m cooking in the bathroom

  I know that I had to borrow your language because mines was stolen

  But you can’t expect me to speak your history wholly while mines is broken

  These words are spoken

  By someone who is simply fed up with the Eurocentric ideals of this season

  And the reason I speak a composite version of your language

  Is because mines was raped away along with my history

  I speak broken English so the profusing gashes can remind us

  That our current state is not a mystery

  I’m so tired of the negative images that are driving my people mad

  So unless you’ve seen it rob a bank stop calling my hair bad

  I’m so sick of this nonsensical racial disparity

  So don’t call it good unless your hair is known for donating to charity

  As much as has been raped away from our people

  How can you expect me to treat their imprint on your language

  As anything less than equal

  Let there be no confusion

  Let there be no hesitation

  This is not a promotion of ignorance

  This is a linguistic celebration

  That’s why I put "tri-lingual" on my last job application

  I can help to diversify your consumer market is all I wanted them to know

  04:08And when they call me for the interview I’ll be more than happy to show that

  I can say:

  “What’s good”

  “Whatagwan”

  And of course …“Hello”

  Because I’m “articulate”

  Thank you.

  (Applause)


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