Monday, September 8, 2014

Register and Changing Context of Language

Agenda:
-Dramatic Reading of a Real Break-Up Letter
-Register definition and handout
-Rewriting the Break-Up Letter for a new register (change at least one component of register)


Homework:

For the situation and the variations, identify the three components of register in each.  Briefly bullet point or explain how the communication in each would change.

Situation:  A student in his final year at school is discussing his poor grades in a formal meeting with his teacher.

Variation 1: A husband and wife are discussing the poor grades of their son in an e-mail exchange.

Variation 2: A student is discussing his poor grades with his girlfriend on the telephone.

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