Linguistic Autobiography Essay Assignment
Order ID 53563633773 Type Essay Writer Level Masters Style APA Sources/References 4 Perfect Number of Pages to Order 5-10 Pages
Description / paper instructions
Hi writer, since I am from Taiwan, I would like to write something relate to Taiwanese or Mandarin. PlS read the requirement and References & Use of Terms from Class carefully. Thank you so much! Citing documentaries or lectures only count as one citation. PlS also use the reading that I attach for the sources.
For this assignment, you are being asked to write a short paper about some form of language policy looking at issues learned about in class that have had some impact on you or your ancestors, your language (learning/use) goals, and your current beliefs about issues around some language policy. (e.g., should English be the de facto lingua franca of international commerce?), etc.
Connect your experience as a user of one or more language to concepts covered throughout this course. Think about how your experience as a speaker of a language (or languages) has been formed and about who or what has been part of this formation. You should contextualize your experiences in the larger social setting and explore how these experiences have shaped your own attitudes about language and language policy. To do this, apart from your academic research, I encourage you to interview family members and friends with whom you have grown up.
1. A thesis statement which connects your personal language experiences to at least ONE topic we
have discussed in class.
2. Develop the body of the paper connecting it to your topic and thesis statement develop your thesis
and how that relates to at least THREE concepts covered in class.
3. A well-integrated reference to at least THREE sources (These should include concepts from the
class readings, discussions, and lectures.) Citing documentaries or lectures only count as one
4. Correct use of terms from class when appropriate (e.g., Speech Community, Classic language planning, linguistic discrimination, Linguicide, mutual intelligibility, overt/covert prestige, diglossia, etc…)
5. The paper should be clearly written, proofread, and no longer than 750 words.
The thesis statement is the point of your paper; it should summarize how your personal experience relates to course concepts. It should be clear, concise, and the body of your paper should support and connect to it.
Some generic examples:
Language polies in my home country growing up affected attitudes about the status of my regional variety motivated me to switch to the standard form after leaving home.
My positive attitudes towards my heritage language allowed me to maintain it throughout my adolescence.
My familys language use has been affected the top-down language policies enacted in my home country, as we have shifted from our heritage language, spoken by my grandparents, to only speaking (insert language).
Being part of the Tagalog speech community helped my family to maintain the language despite subtractive bilingual education programs I experience growing up.
My school had a subtractive bilingual program, so we switched from Chinese to English medium instruction by the 8th grade.
Much like other heritage speakers, I have limited literacy in my heritage language, but I can be mistaken for a monolingual Hindi speaker under the right circumstances.
Going to Saturday School helped me become literate in my heritage language despite being schooled in an English-Only environment.
References & Use of Terms from Class
The references should be to academic papers, material we read or watched in class, or other sources (not Wikipedia or Google). You may cite the lecture slides or documentaries shown in class, however, this will only count as ONE reference. If the reference is a non-academic source, like a video about language attitudes or a blog post, you should justify its use i.e.: This quote is representative about attitudes towards language policy in the Philippines. You do not need to cite the terms we learned in class unless you are referencing a particular reading.
By well-integrated I mean that the source should be relevant, and it should demonstrate or add information which helps to contextualize or better understand your own experience. The source should support your main and/or sub- points of your papers thesis.
If you are trying to find more information about a language or language variety that you speak, there are many great online resources, including the World Atlas of Languages – https://wals.info/, Glottolog – https://glottolog.org, Ethnologue – https://www.ethnologue.com/ and North American English Dialects – https://aschmann.net/AmEng/.
Style and clarity
Use of APA style is required for references
Do you speak both Taiwanese and Mandarin? How old were you when you have started to speak English? ans: Yes, I can speak both language, but I am not good at speaking Taiwanese since I only know few Taiwanese words. I came to US for University. How did state policy influence your learning/ attitude to the languages? You mean US? After I came to US, I never speak Taiwanese. I feel like kind of losing my heritage language; Taiwanese. Did your native country language and culture affect your own language? older people would speak Taiwanese; however, less and less younger people speak Taiwanese. First is because our school do not actually teach it. Kids usually learn Taiwanese from their grandparents. My grandparents passed away when I was in elementary school; therefore, no one speak mandarin to me after my grandparents passed away. After I study abroad, I found out that different state of China, they have their own heritage language. I think that it is really important to maintain and keep my heritage language; Taiwanese. Have you ever experienced inequality connected to your speaking your own language? Kind of. For example, North (Taipei ) and SOUTH (Kaohsiung) have different pronunciation and accent on some words. When I study abroad, I met some Taiwanese from Kaohsiung. They would try to fight with us about different accent or pronunciation in some words. They think that they speak more accurate and local Taiwanese than us. However since most of the teenagers speak mandarin. My parents and I also speak Mandarin. I did not experience a huge inequality . Also, Chinese and Taiwanese both speak Mandarin, but we can tell that people is from china or Taiwan from their accent and using different words. Thank you!
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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