Essay on appropriateness in language
Word Count: 1407 words.
Date: 12th November, 2014.
Appropriateness of language means tailoring the language you use so it is appropriate for the age, perceived social status, form of communication, and the context of the occasion. These factors by themselves assume that the person you are communicating with is a native speaker of the language. Teachers of English as a second language need to take into account all the above factors, as well as the second language ability and the cultural background of their student. To understand the implications of language appropriacy for second language teaching purposes I have outlined the main issues in …show more content…
Form of communication: Written language doesn’t carry with it any body language or visual cues. It is expressionless and therefore can be more easily misunderstood than spoken language. It is also a lot more enduring than a conversation. An impolite business email or letter is a physical item that can be seen by a large number of people and read repeatedly, so it can