Jamespaulgeestatesthatadiscourseisawayofbeingintheworld Asocially Acceptedassoc

 JamesPaulGeestatesthataDiscourseisawayofbeingintheworld,“asocially acceptedassociationamongwaysausinglanguage,ofthinkingandofacting”inaparticular socialgroup, andeachDiscoursecomeswithitsown“identitykit”“whichcomescomplete withtheappropriatecostumeandinstructionsonhowtoactandtalksoastotakeona particularrolethatotherswillrecognize” (18).GloriaAnzaldúadiscussedwhatitmeansto participateinmultiplelinguisticidentitieswhilewritingfromthosevariousidentities. ConsiderAnzaldúa’sexperience oflanguageasyouwriteaboutyourown,anduseher discussionasatooltoguideyourown. Part1: Investigation ConsideryourmultipleDiscoursecommunitiesandthevariousidentitykitsthat comewiththem.OneaspectofaDiscourseidentitykitisthelanguageweusetoparticipate withinanygivencommunity.Weallhavemultiplewaysofspeakingandinteractingwith others.YoumayspeaktoyourparentsorotherrelativesinyourhomeDiscourse differentlythanyouspeaktofriends.Youmayspeakonewayinchurchandadifferentway atschooloratwork.Youmayhaveadifferentwayofcommunicatingviatextmessageor onsocialnetworkingandchatsitesthanyoudoinperson.WhatIwouldlikeyoutodois choose2-3Discourseidentitiesandattempttowriteabouthowyouspeakwhenyou participateinthem,inthestyleyouusetocommunicatewithinthem.Howdoesyour communicationreflectwhoyouareinthisDiscourse?Makethemajority ofthewordson thepagereflectyourmodeofcommunicationasmuchaspossible.Havefunwiththis,and getcreative!So,ifyouspeakadifferentlanguageathomethanyoudowithyourfriends, writeinthatlanguagewhendiscussingyourmodesofcommunicatingathome(anddon’t worryabouttranslating).Ifyouusealotofcusswordswhenyouspeaktoyourfriends,use themwhenyouwriteaboutthoseinteractions.Doyouusedifferentmodesofspelling,text speak,oremoticonswhentextingorchatting?Usethemwhenyoudescribetextingor chatting.Trytomakeyourwrittenlanguagelooklikeyouthinkyousoundwhile participatingineachcommunity.Whendescribingthelanguageyouuse,whileusingthe languageyouuse,trytodescribeWHYyouusethelanguageyouuse. Part2: Lookingforward YouarenowenteringanewDiscourseintheuniversitysetting.Writeaparagraph aboutwhatyouthinkwritinginthisDiscourseofAcademicWritingwillrequireofyou whilewritinginthelanguageyouthinkyouwillbeexpectedtouse.DrawonwhatDavid Bartholomaediscussedin“InventingtheUniversity,”andwhatyouhavelearnedabout academic writinguptothispoint inyoureducation toaccomplishthistask. Whatdoyou thinkisexpectedofyouwhenwritingacademically? Whydoyouthinktheseexpectations existinacademicwriting?Doyoubelievethateverythingthatisexpectedofacademic writingisrequired forittobe“good”writing?Whyorwhynot? Whatkindofacademic writerdoyouwanttobe? Isthatdifferentfromwhatyouthinkisexpectedofyou?Inwhat ways? LanguageAwarenessAssignment:(4pagesminimum/1400Words) Part3: Reflection Thepurposeofthisassignmentistoreflectonthevariouswaysyouuselanguagein variouscontextsmakingthispartoftheassignmentveryimportant toyouroveralllearning experienceandgrade.Onceyouhavediscussedthreetofourdifferentlanguageidentities, includingyournewlanguageidentityasauniversitystudent,reflectonwhatremains constantno matterwhatcommunityyouareparticipatingin.Whatstaysthesame?Whydo youthinkitstaysthesame?Whatisemphasizedbythechangesincommunication?What aspectofyour“identitykit”areyouhighlighting whenyoumakesignificantchangestothe wayyouuselanguageindifferentcommunities (thatis,whatdotheselanguagechoicestell thosearoundyouaboutwhoyouarewithinthatparticularcommunity)?Whydoyouthink thelanguagechoicesandchangesaresignificantforeachcommunity?Finally,whatdoyou thinkaboutthefactthatyoumaketheseshiftsinlanguageuse (forthemostpart) unconsciously? Recognizingthatyoumaketheseshiftsinlanguagewithouthavingtogiveit muchthought,whatdoyouthinkthatmeansforyouridentityasanacademicwriterasyou moveforwardinyourcollegecareer? Thisreflectionisthemostimportantaspectofthis assignment;sodonotskimpinthissection.Makesuretotakethetimetoconsideryour languagechoicesthoughtfullyanddeeply. Criteria • Part1:(2points)youshouldmakeyourbestefforttodescribeyourlanguageusein eachcontextinthelanguagethatyouuseinthatcontext. • Part2:(2points)Makesuretoaddressthissectioninsomedetail. • Part3:(5points)yourreflectionshouldworktotrytounderstandyourshiftsin language inameaningfulway.Youdon’tneedtoanswerallorevenanyofthese questionsconclusively,butyoushouldworktowardarticulatingsomenew-toyou/us insightsandimplications. • ParticipationinWorkshop(1point). • Overall,thisassignmentshouldbeaminimum of4 pageslong:2-3 pagesforparts1 and2 (asubstantiveparagraphforeachcontext)and1-2pagesforthereflection. • Idon’texpectyoutoquotethetextsreferencedhere,butIwouldliketoseetheir conceptsandideasreflectedinyourdiscussionofyourownlanguage.Ifyoudo quote,makesuretouseproperMLAcitationformat. • Carefuleditingisimportantheresinceyou’retryingtorecreatespeechinwritingin Part1,butIwon’tbegradingforsurfacelevelissues(spelling,grammar,etc). • Trytohave funwiththisassignment.Becreative.Thiskindofessaydoesn’tneedan introductionandthereflectionfunctionsasyourconclusion,somakeitwhatever youwantittobe.Thisisanessayabouthowyouuselanguageandwhy,somakeit allYOU. LanguageAwarenessAssignment:(4pagesminimum/1400Words) 

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