Rhetorical Situation In Language

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A rhetorical situation plays an important role in what an author writes in many ways. Rhetorical situations vary depending on who is speaking, who is being spoken to, and what is being spoken about. With that being said, the content of the writing will be significantly different. It is important to recognize the major role that a rhetorical situation, plays in effect to one’s attempt to learn the correct language through enculturating themselves in non-classroom settings. The idea behind writing rhetorically depends on the situation that’s occurring. So what is the right way to speak? Through the works of James Paul Gee and June Jordan, we see that common interaction is useful when it comes to talking-speaking. In his work …show more content…
Languages can determine whether one is actually speaking their proper discourse within their language. This can be seen in Jordan’s text, when she is talking about a book that she assigned to her students to read for homework. The students were counterattacking the book about how it was written, and the language in which the book is spoken in. As they were discussing about the book, Jordan observed that the students were speaking the same way to how the book was written, and the students weren’t even conscious that they were speaking the same way. Sometimes when people see other people that speak of their language, they realize it in those people, but not themselves. Jordan is reluctant to advise her students that they were verbally talking the same way to how the book was written when she insists, “I wanted not to make them self-conscious about their own spoken language- not while they clearly felt it was “wrong”, instead I decided to swallow my astonishment” (Jordan 490). A student needs to not solely be taught language, but also how to apply that language. But if the teacher were to just simply “drop” (498) this language, without giving the practical application to the students, the students may never know that they were talking the same way the book was written in. Her being a simply …show more content…
If a teacher is simply depicting theoretical tools, the students will not be able to realize what they are being taught. Their understanding of that language will be solely based on what the teacher is conveying to them. Rather the teacher needs to lead by example and help engage the students to understand and to teach them the fundamental utilization of language. The emotional independence in applying language to our daily lives may even make students disagree with the teacher who is speaking to the class, but it is only with this absolute independence to fully understand on one’s own words that people can embrace the true meaning of language and the affect it has on many people 's lives. The students now have the ability to be conscious of the words they speak in the world that surrounds

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