My trip to the United States

My trip to the - My Trip to the United States Project 4 Faihan Alqahtani ID 851324990 TA Bryan Carlo My name is Professor Faihan Alqahtani and I am

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My Trip to the United States Project # 4 Faihan Alqahtani ID: 851324990 TA: Bryan Carlo 4/28/09
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My name is Professor Faihan Alqahtani and I am from Saudi Arabia. Throughout my entire life, I have never been outside of my country. I just received the opportunity to teach in an American college called Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I think that this will be a great chance to be able to learn and get to know a new culture and also, face a new life challenge. To become more acquainted with the American culture, I started watching some American TV shows. I wanted these shows to help me learn more about the culture, and give me small clues about the language and life of Americans. The first TV show I watched was Tru TV and the second one was the Comedy Central channel. It does not mean that these programs represent the whole American nation, but at least it was able to help me out and give me some knowledge about the culture. Below, I will write about the American language and accents which are used in American English and the people depicted on the shows. Also, I will write some observations that were interesting and the social relationships of the individuals. Lastly, I am going to write about the code-switching in the programs that I have witnessed. The first time that I watched Tru TV and Comedy Central, I thought that I did not
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course MATH 139 taught by Professor Tall during the Spring '08 term at SIU Carbondale.

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