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  1. 1. When Two Cultures Collide Meeting the Parents
  2. 2. The Ex-Boyfriend <ul><li>Use of Spanish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meant to exclude non-Spanish speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isabelle deliberately uses English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking “Mexican” Spanish with a Puerto Rican accent. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Parents <ul><li>Stereotypical Mexican Accent </li></ul><ul><li>“Man with a tie…” </li></ul><ul><li>Making Alex an outsider </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cinco De Mayo <ul><li>“ Jesus Christ is it hot!” </li></ul><ul><li>White father speaks SAE </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic father sounds unintelligent. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Presbyterian is not a religion.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Guacamole and a ghetto blaster” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The white people are melting out here!” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Body Language <ul><li>White Father is harsh, slashing motions. He is stiff and strict. “Business model” </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic Father uses more exaggerated motions, less control and raises his volume to express emotion. </li></ul>

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