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    Discourse/s Gee (1990) defined Discourse as a “socially accepted association among ways of using language, of thinking, feeling, believing, valuing, and of acting that can be used to identify oneself…of a socially meaningful group…” (Gee, 1990, p. 143, as cited in McCarthy, 2016). Language Register It is important that children learn what Language Register and take advantage as “Competent oral communication requires being able to use a variety of language registers and being able to choose that which best fits the situation at hand. A certain degree of social awareness is needed to determine the language register to be adopted.” (Fellowes & Oakley, 2014, p. 33). Child need to learn how to communicate with their teacher properly, hence why language register is a significant role in their life. There are five features of Language Register that children will need to become aware of: “Purpose (For what reason is communication taking place?) …People (Who are the people involved?) …Location (Where is the communication taking place?) …Activity (What is the format of communication?) …Topic (What is the subject of communication?). (Fellowes & Oakley, 2014, p. 33). As well as language being contextual, it also displays different registers; informality (bonding language, phatic communion), and formal (distancing language). (McCarthy, 2016). Sub-varieties of language also function in everybody’s life as they consist of accents: regional varieties, urban varieties, teenage…

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    A central notion is 'stratification', such that language is analysed in terms of four strata: Context, Semantics, Lexico-Grammar and Phonology-Graphology. Context concerns the Field (what is going on), Tenor (the social roles and relationships between the participants), and the Mode (aspects of the channel of communication, e.g., monologic/dialogic, spoken/written, +/- visual-contact, etc.). Systemic semantics includes what is usually called 'pragmatics'. Semantics is divided into three…

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    Week 1 Reflective Report

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    author. I was unsure of the proper placement of colons and semicolons. I was unable to define a pronoun-antecedent agreement. I consistently wrote in the passive voice. I read and wrote with more of an instinctual feeling of what was and was not correct, depending on how it sounded in my mind, rather than with structure and grammatical correctness at the forefront of my consciousness. Throughout this course, however, I gained knowledge of the technical aspect of the English language. I…

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    1. Introduction This paper presents a sentence to analyze how constituents function and the four test that can be used to prove the constituent. Linguist consider a constituent to be a structural unit made of a word or words that create the sentence and other phrases as well. In (1) the sentence that is analyzed and the constituents that are going to be tested are presented. Branches are used to show the boundaries that form the constituents. 1. Sentence and Constituents a. He might have been…

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    Peer Mentor Reflection

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    can ask questions. It is more satisfying to know that someone understands you and that goes for both the consultant and the writer. Working with the writers one-on-one in the writing center was not unlike that of peer tutoring. The writers received individual attention and the focus was not a particular piece of text, but rather the larger issues that were manifested in their writing. Bruffee’s “Peer Tutoring and the ‘Conversation of Mankind’” suggests that peer tutoring should be an alternative…

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    open. Having more inclusive thoughts will helps others be more willing to connect which supports Cronon’s goals of making connections and being better-rounded. Someone’s overall outlook about someone else will be more positive and inclusive. Not only will the individual be speaking more inclusively, but their thoughts will be that way as well. Just like speaking inclusively helps others’ feel more comfortable, so do more inclusive thoughts. People will not already have a preconceived notion…

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    However, when he writes on his own, his writing lacks meaning, correct use of grammar, organization and a good sequential order. As shown in his writing assessment, he is unable to write more than one paragraph and struggles to write one paragraph independently due to his struggles to come up with ideas and construct complete sentences. He needs to work on grammar, detail, organization, transitions and elaboration in his writings. For example, the writing assessment asked Isaac to write about…

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    I never was the writer who lived a rich life grand with detailed stories that gave them initial inspiration on my creation of a character, detail of a line or the crafting of a setting/scenario. I just started with something out of the ordinary and built off it. I will say that the only initial theme quantities I enforce are biblical allusions or themes that work as political commentary on religious matter. No matter what I am writing about it try my best to express a political statement or…

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    When LaMarian Watkins was a young boy in elementary school, his mother, an aspiring school teacher, would sit him down and tell him to read and write for two hours every day. His mother wanted to make sure he had a strong reading and comprehending level at a young age. She knew it was imperative to have knowledge built on a strong foundation. This continued until Mr. Watkins attended Hickory Ridge Middle School in Memphis, TN where he started to write on his own for pleasure. During middle…

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    Improvement of My Own Reading and Writing What difficulties I had with my reading and writing at the beginning of English 1010? Was I happy with my reading and writing skills? The answer is definitely not pleasing because I had a lot of problems, such as unclear thesis, unorganized paragraphs, incorrect use of MLA style, poor mechanics, confusing ideas, vague pronouns, and wordiness. English 1010 has helped me utilize my mistakes through the assignments and practices I did in this course.…

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