Purpose:To write a paper that incorporates primary and secondary research, including aninterview, class readings, and outside research, on a topic related to crossinga linguistic border.
Task:Wewill read 4 different readings relating to different aspects of multilingualismand interview a person who is multilingual. You will then choose one of thethemes discussed in the readings, do some more research on it, and write a paperaddressing one of the following researchquestions:
·Doesa person’s personality change when they changelanguages?
·Whathappens in a community or in a family when one language is seen as “better” ormore prestigious than another commonly spokenone?
·ShouldEnglish be encouraged and taught to all around the world as a global language?How would this affect the native language or languages in othercountries?
Audience:Other undergraduate students, in particular monolingual ones who may not havethought much about the complex dynamics of a multilingual society.
RequiredReadings: Chooseoneof the readings below:
·FrancoisGrosjean, “Change of Language, Change of Personality? (On Canvas- reading2)
·Reading1: Michelle Norris, “Living in Two Worlds but with Just OneLanguage”
·Reading3: ManuJoseph, “India Faces a Linguistic Truth: English Spoken Here”
·Reading4: TheEconomist,“When Does it Stop Being a Foreign Language?”
·Theinterview you conducted
·Atleast one outside source from your research (你可以随便选)
·Interviewwrite-up:You will interview a person who is multilingual and is from a differentlanguage backgroundfrom your own. We will draft somequestions in class about the person’s experience speaking their languages athome, at school, and in their home regions/countries. From your notes on theirresponses, you will write a brief report on the most interesting ideas that cameout of your interview and how you might use them in your paper. (50points)
·TextAnalysis:After you have read the class readings and conducted your interview, you willhave a good idea about which research question you want to explore. You will then find an outside source thataddresses your topic and complete a text analysis of the source.(50 points)
·Doublespaced with an effective title and headers whenneeded
·Referencepage for any sources used in paper. (APA or MLAformat)
·Thesis-drivenwith clear and relevant arguments andexamples.
·Mustuse at least one of the readings from the reader, your outside source, and yourinterview for support. You may also use personal examples for support, but youdo not have to.
Submitto Canvas (not your portfolio) by 11:55 pm on Monday Nov28
Format/Specifications: Write this as a short essay with several welldeveloped paragraphs. It should be200-300 words long (longer is OK), double-spaced. Begin with your name, word count, and adescriptive title. It should also be spell-checked, proofread, andedited.
Task: For this paper, you wrote a well-developedresearch paper. In your reflection memo, you should discuss the process you wentthrough to write this paper, starting with the readings, interview, research,in-class workshops and revisions you made. You may find the following questions helpful. Do not feel that you need to answer all ofthem (except the last question, which is required for everyone) or in thisparticular order, and you may add other ideas not coveredbelow.
·Pleasedescribe your writing process, specifically address what you did to pre-write,draft, revise, and edit your paper? How was it different from your otherpapers?
·Didany ideas from the readings particularly help you? If so, which one(s)? And how did theyhelp?
·Areyou pleased with your choice of topic? Why or whynot?
·Whatwas your prior knowledge of this topic, and how specifically did this impact howyou wrote your paper?
·Ifyou could spend more time working on your paper, which section would you work onand why?
·Whatwriting or grammar skills did you develop or practice through writing thispaper?