Short writing assignment
The short writing article that I chose to review and write about is called “metaphors we live by”. The PDF file for that article can be found online by searching “metaphors we live by PDF”. The instructions also require 3 specific references to other materials throughout the course. The material from the course can be found online as well. . Search online for the following..
“small places, large issues PDF” by Erikson
“young mens talk and the construction of heterosexual masculinity PDF” by Deborah Cameron
“Language Policy and Identity Politics in the United States” by Schmidt PDF”
Do NOT conduct outside research for this assignment– grading will be based on the way you can use the assigned course materials, so it will both be needlessly time-consuming and not all that helpful in meeting the assignment requirements.
For your reference, those guidelines are here:
This short assignment is meant to be an applied synthesis of linguistic anthropology themes in the context of an academic text.
write a 2 page essay reflecting upon two of the following themes, using examples from both your chosen article/chapter and at least three specific (cited) references to other texts from above.
Possible themes: please pick 2 of these themes below to write about and refer to throughout your essay.
- social structure/expressions of social values
- negotiation and expression of identity categories
- dynamics of empowerment or marginalization
Your write up should include the following elements
1. a short summary of what your chosen article is about 2. a detailed discussion of the themes you have chosen 3. appropriate introduction/conclusion to connect the text to your overarching argument.
Grading will be based upon your ability to address the listed elements above– particularly the connections to other course texts– as well as for the clarity of your arguments/writing. Appropriate academic tone and referencing are also expected in this writing assignment, though the style can be less formal than the paper assignments.