Homework: Perfect Paragraph
Oct02

Homework: Perfect Paragraph

As our lesson was interrupted by a fire alarm on Wednesday, this “Perfect Paragraph” exercise is now due on Friday. That task is simple: Follow the instructions in your book to improve your existing paragraph on the features of language typical of spoken conversations. This is due on Friday

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Everyday Speech: Samples of your own talk
Sep22

Everyday Speech: Samples of your own talk

These videos are exerpts of your own spoken conversations for you to use as a source for your transcription. The next step is to transcribe these conversations, ensuring you don’t use text language, but this time write your transcript in full, and add information about the sounds, facial expressions, pauses, interruptions and everything you can of the para-linguistic aspects of the conversation. Glenn and George Kai and David...

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HOMEWORK: “We don’t say that here”
Sep18

HOMEWORK: “We don’t say that here”

Your home idiolect There are many words and subtleties in the way we communicate with our friends and family that are unique to us, and that demonstrate our belonging and familiarity with that unique group. Tonight’s homework is to write a dictionary of the non-standard words and terms you, your friends and family use in your everyday conversations.

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