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T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍his is the QUESTION: PLEASE THIS IS A 2000 WORDS REPORT Admin: Please submit your assignment through Turnitin. Make sure that it is a PDF version NOT a Word document (otherwise the fonts might not show). Instructions: The aim of this assessment is to determine your ability to use concepts and theories from linguistic theory and to apply tools of linguistic analysis in practice. You must complete one assignment which is explained below. Cite references in your answers where relevant specifying the reference system that you used. Please do NOT work collaboratively, but individually and avoid plagiarism. Task 2: For this assignment, you are required to demonstrate the use of analytical tools and theoretical frameworks discussed in the module as applied to the study of sounds, words, syntactic structures or discourse produced in any variety of English that you would like to study. The project should be based on a short language sample from one of the databases introduced in Term 2 (Please refer to Lecture slides to identify the databases). Your sample should consist of either spoken language (up to 4min in total), a short piece of written material or a multimodal interaction. It is your responsibility to judge whether transcription is necessary and if so, what kind of transcription you must include. Please note that transcription systems will only be fully discussed in the second half of Term 2. If you include transcription, in total, up to min should be transcribed in line with an established transcription system and a reference to the system should be put in your bibliography. The transcription should be put in an appendix and does not count towards the word limit. Please provide a thorough linguistic analysis; this may focus on an aspect or combination of aspects of linguistic structure and use (sounds, words, syntactic constructions, discourse analysis, etc.). For example, you could analyse the pronunciation of one speaker in relation to theories introduced in class, conduct critical discourse analysis of news article, study turn-taking in a selected part of a radio programme, or analyse narratives produced by one of the speakers in the British Library’s British Accents and Dialects database. The essay should be structured with sections setting out the topic of choice and relevant background literature, methods and linguistic analysis and an explanatory account of what has been found. The word limit is 2000-2500 words. Additional information: If the recording of your choice is accompani‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ed by a linguistic description (. some British Library recordings have files in which some aspects of the recordings are discussed in detail), please make sure that you focus on an aspect that is not thoroughly discussed in the description. PLEASE NOTE {I will send the LECTURE SLIDE to you in the ATTACHMENT) 2. These are possible structure of the report POSSIBLE STRUCTURE OF YOUR REPORT: INTRODUCTION: your objective&hypothesis: clearly state your question and sketch answer – the rest of the report will focus on supporting this point with argumentation, data and evidence THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: subfield of linguistics you want to focus on and a theory/theories relevant for your project (. if you decide to examine direct/indirect speech acts, talk about Pragmatics and Speech Act Theory; Conversation Analysis and turn-taking) METHODOLOGY: your data collection method (how you collected/chose your data&why, the method’s advantages&limitations, what your data are, etc.), data analysis method (how you analysed it) ANALYSIS: your actual linguistic analysis (discuss linguistic patterns relevant for your topic, use linguistic terminology, represent the data in an appropriate way for your chosen subfield, insert any tables, graphs, etc.) DISCUSSION: interpretation of your results, evaluation of the findings in relation to the hypothesis, discussion of advantages and limitations of the data/procedure, comparison with other studies CONCLUSION: Summary of your findings, suggestions for future research REFERENCES MODULE DESCRIPTION{Please note) This level module introduces students to leading ideas and theoretical proposals in linguistics, with the aims of developing a critical understanding of the central assumptions of contemporary linguistics, and the application of linguistic ideas and constructs to the analysis of language data. ALSO NOTE(MODULE READING LIST) Fromkin, V., Rodman, R. and N. Hyams (2013)An Introduction to Language. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth. The ebook is available via Birkbeck library: Cameron, D. 2001. Working with Spoken Discourse. London: Sage Publications. The ebook is available via Birkbeck library: Additional resources and links are included for each session sepa‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍rately.


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