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Unformatted text preview: Questions for Monaghan and Tannen Why does Monaghan say form-meaning-function is important to study in communication? It is important because when we look at the language we can start to break it down into these parts to analyze any of the sentences. Also we can see how a sentence or a part of a sentence can be manipulated to change the meaning and pragmatic outcome of an affair. What is the SPEAKING model, and why would we use it? Setting, Participants, Ends (social business; whats going on, whats being observed), Act sequence (order of the acts in chronological order), Key (tone being used, order of talk), Instrumentality (medium of communication), Norms (like social normalities, what is expected from the society, ex parents are allowed to punish their kids if they do a irresponsible act) , Genres (like think of genres of music the types of forms, so like examples could be conversation or business meeting). We use the speaking model to look beyond the individual sentence to the larger setting and context. By using this model it enables to situate a sentence in relation to a broader communicative event. Also this allows us to focus on the social business of the situation, or what is getting accomplished for participants....
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