A1: List three environmental cues and indicate how they influence your expectations for communication?
A2: Does the communicator have a responsibility to the audience? Does the audience have a responsibility to the speaker? Provide a justification for your view.
A3: From your viewpoint, how do you think thought influences the use of language? Provide evidence to support your view.
A4: How does language affect self-concept? Explore and research your answer finding examples that can serve as case studies.
A5: Choose an article or opinion piece from a major newspaper or news Web site. Analyse the piece according to the five-part structure described in the readings. Does the headline serve as a good attention statement? Does the piece conclude with a sense of closure? How are the main points presented and supported?