On Sep 19, 2007, at 3:46 PM, Miles Jackson wrote:
I’d read that as a sign of socialization into a commodity culture.
Kids that age are sociolinguistic sponges.
It happened so quickly & forcefully. He almost never watches TV, and
doesn’t hear a lot of it from us.
And if you’re a “sociolinguistic sponge,” you must be pretty
receptive to new stuff. Yes, Ian’s right about the old and familiar -
repetition is the bane of a toddler parent’s existence - but novelty
is pretty powerful too. Which must have something to do with why
we’re easy marks for the “New!” and why Sut Jhally is fighting a
majorly uphill battle.