This essay focuses on Powerpoint presentation. One of the most prolific and dynamic sources of changing language is our nation’s youth, who seem to create, recycle, or repurpose new words every day. Your goal in the next few days is to take on the role of an anthropologist and observe a conversing group of young people in their natural habitat
One of the most prolific and dynamic sources of changing language is our nation’s youth, who seem to create, recycle, or repurpose new words every day.
Firstly, Your goal in the next few days is to take on the role of an anthropologist
secondly, observe a conversing group of young people in their natural habitat.
Thirdly, This can take place at a school, a mall, a home, or really, anywhere you can find a group of young people in conversation.
In addition, If you cannot observe adolescents,
Moreover, you can interview one, or watch a television program or video where adolescents are speaking.
Further, While you are observing, take notes on words you hear them
Additionally, say with which you are not familiar, or words that are familiar but are being used in a different context.
Furthermore, You should write down at least 10-15 words.
Lastly, It may help to write down the sentence in which you heard the word so that you can use context clues later to decipher their meaning.
Finally, Once you have your list, set about trying to find definitions of these words.
There are several sources online where you can type in a word and the tool will tell you what it means.
Be warned, however, that many of these tools are design for hip kids who has desensitize to inappropriate language;
you might be shock at some of the content you encounter on these sites, (Urban Dictionary is a great example of this!).
In a slide presentation (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, etc), list 10 of the words you heard while listening to conversing teenagers.
Then, use these words in a sentence, and describe what they mean.
Use pictures or images to represent their meanings.
Be sure to include a reference list for any outside resources consult in the preparation and research of this assignment.
Images taken from online sources for use in the presentation should be cite.
In addition to the Slides Presentation, create a Word document where you reflect on the following:
With your list of new words and their meanings in hand, reflect on what this process has teach you about modern morphology/semantics.
What struck you about the language being use by the teenagers you observed?
What did you expect going in?
How did your expectations live up to the results?
Why do teenagers have their own set of vocabulary?
Be sure to consider the developmental stages of adolescents,
and what is being accomplished intra- and inter-personally by creating a shared language.
What comparisons/connections can you make to your own adolescent linguistic practices?
Did you engage in similar language creation when you were that age? Do you see similarities between your development and the development of the teens you observed?
How do you connect this activity (morphology/semantics in practical application) to your readings about morphology/semantics from a theoretical perspective?
What principles of morphology/semantics did you observe?
What conclusions can you draw about how language changes in real-life, and in real-time?
How will you apply this information in your future classroom?
Does this learning change the way you will approach students from a linguistic perspective?
Submit both the slides presentation and the Word document reflection in the assignment submission area.