23 to 25 August 2019
23 to 25 August 2019
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Textual biasfree23 February 2012
One of the suggested topics for Part 2 in the Language A: Language and Literature guide is 'textual bias'. Perhaps you have read a text and thought: 'This has been written with a particular agenda.'... more
Figurative languagefree21 February 2012
Language can be used to stretch our imagination, to make the impossible sound possible, and to bring abstract ideas to life. What kind of language use are we talking about? Figurative language is a broad... more
Worksfree18 February 2012
The nature of Part 3 means that lessons are organized around literary works. Because Part 3 works should be contextually rich in order to meet the intended learning outcomes, they may require research... more
Decontextualization18 February 2012
To understand the importance of the terms 'audience' and 'purpose', we need to ask ourselves: 'What do we know about the context in which a particular text was written?' Often times we look for contextual... more
Social languages18 February 2012
In his book, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis, James Gee explains that each one of us uses many languages in the course of our daily lives. Although we may always be speaking English (or Korean... more
Chinese poem18 February 2012
By examining different translations of the same poem, we can begin to identify some of the difficulties that translators face. Questions about word choice, rhyme, point of view and tone help develop... more
Why speak differently?free17 February 2012
As we study language and evolution, we eventually come across the question: 'Why do people speak differently?' In brief there are four explanations that we can give. People speak differently for... more
Anti-tech terms17 February 2012
Language can reflect changes in the way people relate to their world. The rise and development of technology in our lives has led to a whole new set of words to describe the way we use technology and... more
Pikey English17 February 2012
How do we exert power by speaking differently? People can often include or exclude others by the way they speak. Word choice, speed, syntax and accent all play a role in how we exert power through language. more