Exam2LectureSG - CMN 105: Lecture Study Guide Exam # 2...

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CMN 105: Lecture Study Guide Exam # 2 Language Myths 1. What was the purpose of the book? Why was it written? 2. Why does the usage and meaning of words change? What are the ways in which language changes? 3. Why are some languages accused of “not being good enough” and what is the author’s response? 4. What does the author say about the myth of women talking too much? What are the situations that influence how much men and women talk? 5. What are the various challenges in learning a new language? What is the most difficult aspect of learning a language? Why does the author say that “some languages are harder than others” is a myth? Remember the specific language examples mentioned in class. 6. What do the author’s describe as the two competing views regarding the myth that some languages are more attractive to listen to than others? Why do the authors prefer the “social connotations hypothesis” over “the inherent value hypothesis?” 7. Who has an accent? What do accents tell us? 8. What are the media blamed for? What are the author’s response to those accusations? 9. What are the common themes and perceptions held by all of the linguist writers who contributed to the book? The Miracle of Language 10.What were all the facts about English discussed? 11. Who does the author consider to be the “literary wordmakers” in the world and why? Persuasive Question-Asking 12. What’s the general thesis of the article on which the lecture was based?
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2010 for the course CMN 105 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Winter '09 term at UC Davis.

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Exam2LectureSG - CMN 105: Lecture Study Guide Exam # 2...

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