- 300-500 words for each of the three scenarios (900-1500 total)
- no references required
- save your reflections as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or rich text format (.rtf) file type
- submit your assignment to the Drop Box
Journal: Language and Situation
This week you will explore how language changes based on the situation. Imagine a situation in which one person is asking another person for a favor (identify one favor and utilize it for the entire assignment). Select three of the following situations:
- Grandchild talking to grandparent
- Two romantically involved people talking
- Employee talking to boss
- Student talking to professor
- Two siblings talking
- Two neighbors talking
- Parishioner talking to a pastor
- Parent talking to a child
- Two colleagues talking
For each situation that you select, write a dialogue between the two fictitious people; the dialogue should focus on one person requesting a favor from the other person.
Reflecting on your dialogues, answer the following questions:
- How did the dialogues change?
- Why did the dialogues change?