Assessment 2 40% Essay
1. Analyse one example of an authentic text (30 words minimum either monologue or dialogue) in a sub-variety of English from one of the ‘inner’ ‘outer’ or ‘expanding circle’ countries (excluding ‘standard’ British, American/Canadian or Australian/NZ English). Avoid songs, poems or comedy examples. The variety of English that you discuss in this assignment is not limited to the varieties that are discussed in the lectures. Focus on the following four categories: phonology, lexis, grammar, and pragmatics. Compare these features of this variety of English to either standard British, American/Canadian or Australian/NZ English. The variety of English chosen needs to be one that is widely used and understood in a community and is not an interlanguage (e.g. English spoken by beginner students of English). The analysis should show how the language in the example differs from standard British, American/Canadian or Australian/NZ English. Include possible reasons for these differences.
Do not use an extract that was used during the lectures or which appears in the textbook ‘World Englishes’.
Reference the source of the extract.
Number each line of the extract for easy reference in your analysis.
(about 1000 words, excluding the list of references and the language extract)
30 marks will be awarded for:
Breadth and depth of understanding of the issues and academic referencing 24
2. Provide arguments and evidence to show why the promotion of the same variety of English in the schools and in the media in a country would be more advantageous or disadvantageous when compared to the promotion of standard British, American/Canadian or Australian/NZ English.
(about 400 words ,excluding the list of references)
10 marks will be awarded for:
Breadth and depth of understanding of the issues and academic referencing 8
Each answer needs to include at least 3 references (in-text and end-text) using the APA referencing system.
Use quotations sparingly. Use paraphrases and summaries, written in your own words, of ideas from academic sources and combine these with your own arguments and ideas on the topics.
Please include a word count at the end of each part of the assessment
- “At first sight, title by adverse possession appears to be title by theft: a method of acquiring land without paying for it. The same can be said of acquisition of easements by prescription. It may reasonably be questioned whether there is room for either of them in the law of England and Wales.”
With reference to case law and academic commentary, critically discuss the above statement.