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Homework #21, English 102 Name _____________________ Class time _________________ Point value: 10 points Incomplete: 0 points Complete and acceptable: 7 points Complete and outstanding: 10 points Choose one of the following prompts and respond to it. 1. Pratt makes a joke on page 500, saying that her audience, the members of the Modern Language Association (the folks who make up the rules about citation, among other tasks), expect her speech to be “abstract, irrelevant, and anchored outside the real world.” Does she characterize academic discourse accurately? Write a 200-250 word response, drawing from at least one example of academic discourse (an article you have read, a textbook you are using, a lecture you have seen, etc.), agreeing or disagreeing with Pratt’s claim and, most importantly, explaining why you think the academic world’s discourse is “abstract, irrelevant, and anchored outside the real world,” if you think, like Pratt’s audience, that it is, or, if you disagree, why you think it is not this way. If you believe that some academic writers or speakers do use this kind of language but that others don’t, explain what you see as the difference between these writers and speakers. 2. Create a list of 20 contact zones. Include enough information (dates, geographic locations, ethnic groups’ names) to provide evidence for your claim that these are contact zones. Then choose one from your list and write 50-100 words explaining in more detail how this example serves as a contact zone. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course ENGL 122 taught by Professor Dr.johnson during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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