amy045
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
What could I write about for this question?

Evaluate the idea that a persons language use is determined more by external factors that the unique characteristics of the individual user.

I don’t know how to write it either. Could anyone give an example planning of how you would write this response
0
reply
Lit teacher
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
That's quite a wide question; external factors could refer to cultural influences or a precise set of circumstances.
You could start by looking at cultural /social factors, such as dialect, socialect etc. Giles accommodation theory would also fit here, with some people's language changing to match that of people they admire. There is also the issue of prestige varieties, which makes some people speak differently to avoid being judged negatively. Mention external influences such as parents.
Then maybe look at the effect of context. Refer to code-switching, when speakers adapt lexis and sometimes accent depending on where, why and to whom they are speaking. For example, many people have a 'telephone voice' and will switch varieties between home, school and work.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you think receiving Teacher Assessed Grades will impact your future?

I'm worried it will negatively impact me getting into university/college (132)
41.9%
I'm worried that I’m not academically prepared for the next stage in my educational journey (36)
11.43%
I'm worried it will impact my future career (27)
8.57%
I'm worried that my grades will be seen as ‘lesser’ because I didn’t take exams (67)
21.27%
I don’t think that receiving these grades will impact my future (34)
10.79%
I think that receiving these grades will affect me in another way (let us know in the discussion!) (19)
6.03%

Watched Threads

View All