Your Cumulative Test for the Second Period will be a Written Task based on Part 2: Language and Mass Communication. This will take place next Monday, June 24.
This written task relates to my study of mass media and, in particular, to our focus on the language and structure of newspaper stories.
In addition, my written task is informed by my study of the ‘language situation’ in Quebec, Canada. In this part of the course, we considered the politics of English, studying a range of situations and contexts where speaking English was either advantageous or disadvantageous. Quebec is a francophone part of Canada. French speakers, I have learnt, are often at an advantage in Quebec, whilst speakers of English are sometimes discriminated against.
I have learnt that ‘language matters’, and that language cannot be separated from other aspects of social, cultural, and economic life.
Accordingly, for this written…
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