• Length:
    • 300-500 words for each of the three scenarios (900-1500 total)
  • References:
    • no references required
  • Format:
    • save your reflections as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or rich text format (.rtf) file type
  • Submission:
    • 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:

  1. How did the dialogues change?
  2. Why did the dialogues change?