Describe the major goals and methods of the ethnography of communication. 2.
Discuss the interrelationships of gender and language in English speakers. 3.
Outline the objectives, methodologies, and results of the sociolinguistic study of language and class. 4.
Describe the main goals of conversation analysis, indicate what features of conversation support this approach and discuss any weaknesses of conversation analysis. 5.
Summarize and critically evaluate the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. 6.
Outline the goals, methods, and results of ethnoscience researchers. Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of this approach.
Short Answer, Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-Blank Study Questions Note: These questions may help you as your construct your response(s) to the essay questions above.
Outline the features of language use summarized in the mnemonic SPEAKING. 2.
Summarize the sorts of rules of language use cultures usually provide for speakers. 3.
Define, compare and contrast speech act, speech event, speech situation, and speech network. 4.
Compare and contrast the definitions of speech community provided by 20th century researchers. 5.
Outline the main features of speech act theory.
Describe the different types of illocutionary speech acts proposed by Austin and Searle. 7.
Compare and contrast the rules of language use in formal and informal settings. 8.
Compare and contrast the rules of language use in two-party and multi-party conversations. 9.
Discuss the relationship of topic to setting, participants, and goals. 10.
Outline the two major types of goals in conversation and explain how they are made evident. 11.
Describe the objectives, methods and results of Labov’s initial investigation of speech in New York City. 12.
Summarize the objectives, methods and results of Labov’s study of speech on the Lower East Side. 13.
Discuss the importance of the existence of changing and stable sounds in the New York City...
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