Relations Between Language and Community
This assignment gives you an opportunity to:
• synthesize the key ideas you have taken from the literature up to Week 8 in APPL8120
• articulate your understanding of the relations between community, the individual, and language.TASK:
Consider the perspectives on community and language we have explored up to Week 8 in APPL8120. Explain your own understanding of the relations between language and community. How are individual identities and community roles ‘played out’ in language? You should refer to the set readings for APPL8120 (other relevant sources may also be cited) throughout to support your discussion.
Note: this assignment is not about language learning. At some point, it may (or may not) be important for you to discuss language learning, but your assignment should not focus on language learning, as this is the focus of Assignment 3.
2,000 words (not including the reference list)
(Note: A useful rule of thumb with word limits for assignments is ‘the 10% rule’. If you are 10% over or under the word limit, you are usually OK. Anything beyond that and your assignment is either too long or too short and will not meet the relevant grading criteria.)
In this assignment, you should:
• directly and completely address the assignment task
o a clear understanding of the relevant set readings in Section I: Community and Section II: Language of APPL8120
o an ability to articulate a clear and coherent understanding of the relations between community, the individual, and language based on the literature
o an understanding of key terms and concepts
• write clearly and concisely in academic style
• observe the word limit
• provide a reference list citing all and only those references cited in the body
of your assignment
• use APA referencing style accurately and consistently.
In the essay, when we explain our understanding of the relationship between community and language, can we refer to examples that we may have used in order to understand the concepts? To clarify, this probably came to mind just because I have been reading an autobiography and watching a related documentary. When, eventually, we write the essay, is it possible to use examples like this in parts of the essay to explain our understanding?