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from Parlyaree to Polari -
a bona history
by Andrew Dobbin
LGBT History Month
LO1 - Understanding and responding to what speakers say in formal and informal contexts LO2 - Recognise different conventions and forms in speech LO3 - Broaden their experience of a wide range of texts and express preferences and opinions LO4 - Develop an informed understanding of how ideas, experiences and values are portrayed in different cultures LO5 - Exploring language variation and development according to history, place, culture, society LO6 - Consider how and why spoken English varies in a range of cultural contexts
By the end of this lesson: ALL of you understand that slang has two purposes – to include and exclude, and that LGBT people have their own slang.
MOST of you understand there was a time when LGBT people needed Polari as a method of staying safe.
SOME of you may understand the concept of Polari being an anti-language as part of an anti-society. You may be able to identify modern examples of an anti-society.