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Language, Dialect, And Power: The Effect Of Language On Social Status, Ryann Lannan Apr 2013

Language, Dialect, And Power: The Effect Of Language On Social Status, Ryann Lannan

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

My thesis consists of two parts: a critical essay on language and power in social relations and an original short story which shows the power relations between social classes. It is easy for a person to assume that language is a value-neutral aspect of human culture since it serves most basically as a means of communication between human beings. The principles of language are ingrained so deeply into the foundations of society that such an assumption seems only logical. But to view language in such a way is to overlook the ideologies from which it is manufactured. My thesis seeks ...


Using The Personalized System Of Instruction (Psi) Model And The Forensic Laboratory To Modify And Improve The Basic Speech Course, Manda Hicks Apr 1997

Using The Personalized System Of Instruction (Psi) Model And The Forensic Laboratory To Modify And Improve The Basic Speech Course, Manda Hicks

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this paper is to develop a blueprint for modifying and improving the teaching of basic speech at the college level by applying methodologies used in college forensics coaching. Forensics coaching is too broad to serve as a model. Instead, one specific approach to Forensics coaching will serve as the paradigm for this research: the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) model in the Forensic laboratory. Although both speech communication and competitive college forensics programs have existed side by side for decades, surprisingly little effort has been made to incorporate the successful forensics coaching strategies into the college speech ...


A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Poem And Peroration In Selected Addresses Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1957-1963, Margaret O'Malley Apr 1974

A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Poem And Peroration In Selected Addresses Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1957-1963, Margaret O'Malley

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

In 1910 a colorful Irishman ran for the mayor of Boston with the slogan, "The people, not the bosses, must rule. Bigger, Better, Busier Boston!" Fifty years later that man's grandson would be elected the first Catholic President of the United States. Although he had fought to discard some of his grandfather's more questionable campaign tactics, this candidate too spoke of a better world for all of the people. This man called the people to their responsibility to serve their country. This man reminded the world that it was time to take action to insure world peace. The ...