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Relationships between language, context and meaning.pptx

  2. PERSONAL CONTEXT Anything that has happened in the individuals life that may impact on their view and writing. The audience has their own personal context and their perspective is impacted by it. The author may be writing about something the audience hasn’t experienced. Do your viewpoints align?
  3. SOCIAL CONTEXT The way in which the features of the society it is set in impact its meaning. There are two aspects to social context: 1. The kind of society in which the characters live 2. the one in which the author's text was produced
  4. CULTURAL CONTEXT While you might live in a society, your values might differ from those of your society. You might be culturally religious (cultural context) but your society is secular (social context), for example. Cultural contexts often inform and underpin social contexts.
  5. AUDIENCE, PURPOSE & CONTEXT Discuss the following scenario: Imagine you are a computer scientist, and you have written an important paper about cybersecurity. You have been invited to speak at a conference to explain your ideas. As you prepare your slides and notes for your speech, you are thinking about these questions: •What kind of language should I use? •What information should I include on my slides? Now, imagine you are the same computer scientist, and you have a nephew in 3rd grade. Your nephew’s teacher has invited you to come to his class to explain what you do at work. Will you give the same speech to the class of eight-year-olds? How will your language and information be the same or different?
  6. Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew Adapting literature to another genre. The different genre brings another context. A different time period? Different culture/location? It shares similar themes and ideas. 6 How do adaptations link to context? Shakespeare creates a troubling comedy that explores Elizabethan (social) issues of gender. The idea of "taming" one's wife in Elizabethan England (historical) was a common one, and was coupled with a popular image of the shrewish wife in the male-dominated literary tradition (personal).
  7. Evident links? What has changed? 8 10 Things I Hate About You is set in an American High School context. The clothing is different and the students’ speech. The plot line is the same and emphasize feministic perspectives. It appeals to the audience who attend High School, specifically in America.
  8. Rabbits Shaun Tan It is partly an allegorical fable about colonization, told from the viewpoint of the colonized. The narrator described the coming of ‘rabbits’ in the most minimal detail. At first the encounter is friendly and curious in nature. It later darkens as it becomes apparent that the visitors are actually invaders.
  9. Visual Conventions Line Balance Shape Contrast Colour Emphasis Movement Space Unity Texture
  10. Oral Presentations Voice Visuals Links Body language Movement/hand gestures Eye contact Use of cards