So far this quarter ,we’ve looked at strategies for using language effectively in both life and writing .
You’ve read the work of several scholars who point out both the strengths and pitfalls of particular strategies for communicating your ideas to others .For this essay ,your job will be to explain a conflict that you are aware of that centers around language ( hint:almost all conflict centers around language ) and explore where the breakdown occurs and the consequences .To get started you can ask yourself the following questions :Did the speaker /authormake bad rhetorical choices ?Was the speaker imagining something that they didn’t do a good enough job of asking the audience to imagine ?Was the distance between the speaker and the audience too far ?Did the author anticipate objections of a clearly defined audience ?(Theseare examples to get you thinking-don’t limit yourself to these ideas .)
Your job is not simply to report what went wrong ,but rather to explore ,analyze and explain it ,and finally be able to make an arguable claim about the consequences .You should be prepared to explain and give examples and cite at least two authors that we’ve read so far in class .You may use any other research that you would like to ,but you must at very least cite from two of our authors .
Have a clearly defined and specific language conflict
Make a clear and arguable claim about it
Cite from two of the authors we’ve read so far(From the two selected articles)
Minimum 4 pages
Follow either APA or MLA format
Follow either APA or MLA citation rules