Language in Society
Week 3 Discussion Board
Answer the questions by following the instructions :
Does language influence thought? If yes, then how and why? If no, then why and how not? Do we think differently in different languages? How does speaking multiple languages influence our lives? How does speaking only one language influence our lives? Can we speak differently in the same language (dialects, registers, context)?
Consists of 2-3 substantial, thoughtful, and well-organized paragraphs
• Ideas, paraphrasing, and quotation must be cited completely and properly according to APA style
(otherwise it is plagiarism)
o Must use in text citations in your paragraphs when referencing readings
o Must include reference section at the end with full citations of all readings used in post
• Do not incorporate personal beliefs, experiences, or opinions
• This i
s meant to be a more academically rigorous discussion based on textual analysis of scholarly s meant to be a more academically rigorous discussion based on textual analysis of scholarly s meant to be a more academically rigorous discussion based on textual analysis of scholarly s meant to be a more academically rigorous discussion based on textual analysis of scholarly
Write the blog by following the instructions :
properly cited in APA style
• Consists of 4-5 substantial, thoughtful, and well-organized paragraphs.
Focus the blog on ideas raised in the video of John McWhorter – Ted Talk
Consider the points McWhorter is making about learning languages and multilingualism. But also learning languages in the context of contemporary technological and social changes. For example, the raise of mobile technologies, ease of international and long distance travel, increased migration and globalization all play a part in language learning and multilingualism today. So, what are the big ideas McWhorter is getting at and how do you see them connected to other social issues and phenomena today?
o Remember you must include one image
This is the video :
John McWhorter – Ted Talk – 4 Reasons to Learn a New Language – 2016