Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Cooperative Principle and Politeness

Hello Everybody,

We have studied Gricean Maxims and Politeness Strategies this week. Here's your assignment of the week.

1. Note down all the "Speech Events" you have experienced during the week, (from wednesday to wednesday let's say, or etc.)
2. a)Analyze your own speech contributions according to Grice's Maxims. (if you are behaving according to the maxims or you violate them, and what are the concequences, choose to write about at least 5 conversations to examplify)
b) In what kind of situations are you more polite, and why do you think this is so? (situation names and reasons, at least 4 examples, please.)
3. You have 2 weeks to complete this work.

I hope you enjoy it while doing,

Tuncer Can

Friday, November 03, 2006

Speech Events and the Script Theory

Hi Everyone,

This week we studied "Speech Events", the "Script Theory" and the "Moves". Here's your homework:

Specify a Speech Event and write the script for it. Remember the "Script of a Ramadan Visit"

Greeting (high pitch)
Welcoming (high pitch)
Seating (high pitch)
Greeting (higher pitch)
Opening (money, children)
Topic Introduction (the silliest topics, laughs)
Topic Extension (insincere, positive)
Serving and Eating
Topic Change (positive:old bayrams) (higher pitch)
Topic Variation (positive: business, children) (higher pitch)
Compliment (highest pitch)
Acknowledge (agree, deny, redirect focus)/acceptance/downgrade the compliment

However, NO TWO students can work on the SAME speech event, I mean everyone should find a genuine example of a speech event.

Good Luck,

Tuncer Can