Studies in English II, week 9: November 15th, 2013

Homework:

  • Choose a topic for your final paper. This topic can be the same as your oral presentation, or a different topic. Tell me next class (December 6th).

Today’s class:

  1. Presentations on Semantics (the difference in meaning between “lie” and “uso 嘘”) and Sociolinguistics (pidjin, Creoles, Singapore language policy, Singlish)
  2. Writing 1: write your reaction to the two presentation topics today. Especially what do you think of
    1. Singapore’s language policy?
    2. Should Japan adopt English as an official language? Why/why not?
    3. Why do words sometimes have slightly different meanings in different languages, like “lie” and “uso”?
  3. Writing 2:
    1. What English book(s) have you read recently? Was it for class or privately?
    2. What English movie(s) have you seen recently? Was it for class or privately?
    3. What English writing have you done recently? Was it for class or privately?
    4. What English speaking have you done recently? Was it for class or privately?

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