Cultural name: connects you to where you are from and where you are right
Its based on language as well
Related to long history and deep meaning – stated by Russel Peters
you’re really connected if you know what that means.
Opposite of cultural names – anything that sounds kind of English.
What is about English names that is not cultural – because of colonization.
English is about being here.
Canadian culture: Russel doesn’t have a cultural name but if he had it he would
be proud of it
“Indian Name” – names like “Anit Patel, Prabhjot ( God’s essence), deep meaning,
long history, wear it proudly and have culture.
English – regular name: russel, eric, Maureen – no meaning or history, can’t
really weart it proudly, no culture [i.e. ethnic difference)
Language Ideologies: “That’s what they do in theory. But its different in
practice” – the practice or reality is different than what they say that they’re
Explicit explanation (“theory”) about language ad how language works
socially, which is related to, but doesn’t determine the use of language (i.e,