• Attach your short paper with pictures or video description (containing the URL of your You Tube video) to the link “Final Paper or Video Project” found just below these instructions.
Choose any five of the weekly language topics from across the semester as the subjects of your video/paper. If you need to refresh your memory, look at the Contents pages of your textbook, Language, Society & Power. (Language, thought, and representation, Language and politics, Language and the media, Language and gender, etc.) If you have any questions at all, please email me.
Using your Philosophy of Language and what you have learned about language in relation to the five language topics you choose, create a primary product, either a paper with five photos OR a videowith a 5 page description that reflect your personal thought about each topic.
You can choose to write a SHORT paper (see below), as the primary expression, supported by 5 pictures embedded in the document to illustrate your ideas, OR you will present the video as your primary mode of expression, with a short description (5 pages, one for each topic) to support and explain your selected video topics.
Consult the rubrics for the Paper and Video below to make sure you are addressing the grading criteria.For either the video or the paper, you must connect to the writings of at least three different sources for each of the five topics and show these references in a bibliography. In your writing, don’t just mention the source; describe the author’s key concept and how your thinking connects it to your writing or video.
Option B – Short Paper
• Write a short paper (7-8 pages in length, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt.) delivering the gist of your language topic discussion and supporting understanding of the pictures you insert with each topic.
• Include a separate section on each of the language topics, and in each, you will also include an original photo you took that exemplifies for you that topic (Language and Gender, Language and Politics, Language and Social Media, Language and Ethnicity, etc.)
• Your writing about each topic should connect the topic back to concepts you encountered in three different readings (citing these references in a Works Cited page: use MLA style) and explain the connection, not just mention the source or author.
• Include discussion of how and why your own Philosophy of Language helped shape your language topic choices.
Rubric for Paper (100 pts)
Use the following to help in writing your paper (it will be used to evaluate your paper as well).
Do you present and discuss five of the language topics from the semester in your short paper? (20 pts.)
Does your short paper include connections back to at least three different readings for each language topic? (20 pts.)
How well does your paper use language to capture the essential points of each language topic? (10 pts.)
Does the description of all five language topics discussed in the paper show insight and a personal interpretation? (15 pts.)
In your short paper, do you represent your own Philosophy of Language in your discussion? (5 pts.)
How creative is the paper? (10 pts.)
Do you include and label five photos that represent your cognitive connections with each of the chosen five language topics? (20 points)