ways actors use geographical accent H u m a n i t i e s

ways actors use geographical accent H u m a n i t i e s

In the discussion of the Week 3, you are going to reflect on the importance of phonetics and phonology in the movie industry.

Original discussion post must be submitted before 9.00 am on Tuesday 1/19 (PST).

1. Watch Eric Singer’s analysis of the ways actors use geographical accent in the movies.

(While watching, write down ideas that you find interesting.)

2. Watch Eric Singer’s analysis of the ways actor’s use of idiolects, the speech habits peculiar to a particular person, in the movies that portray the lives of famous people:

(While watching, write down ideas that you find interesting.)

3. After watching the videos, reflect about one, two, OR all of the following questions:

a) What do think about Singer’s statement according to which “accent is a crucial layer of storytelling”?

b) Are you familiar with any of the accents and idiolects analyzed in the videos? Did the actors use them accurately? Do you agree with Singer’s analyses?

c) Do you know about any other movies (ones not selected by Singer) that use a specific accent to add authenticity to the characters and story?

* You can either upload a short video clip and write a comment, or you can write the title of the movie and the name of the character and write your comment similar to the comments of Singer.

* Your original post should be 200-250 words long.

RESPONSE TO THE POSTS OF YOUR 2 CLASSMATES- must be submitted before 9.00 am on Friday 1/22 (PST).:

Follow these steps to write the discussion response:

1. Read all the posts of your classmates.

2. Find a classmate who has not received a response to his/her post yet. You CANNOT respond to an original post which has already received a response if there are still some posts that have not received a response.

3. Just as you would during a spoken discussion, write what your think about the ideas of your classmate. You can add more ideas to the points that your classmate has made or write a different opinion in a polite manner.

* The response to each post should be 100-150 words long.

/////I can send you other classmates’ posts after I receive the Original Discussion Post. To avoid the second rule from part 2 (You CANNOT respond to an original post that has already received a response). I would like to receive the comments in a few hours. Thank you./////

ANOTHER HELP.

I have to submit the answers to the following textbook exercises:

I’ve attached the .pdf file for the textbook and must be submitted before 9.00 am on Friday 1/22 (PST).:

a) Page 36/37-Exercise 1- sections 4, 5, 6, 7—> use the Table 2-2 to complete this

b) Page 43-Exercise 3- sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 —> use the Table 2-3 to complete this

– Write the answers in the book or on paper. Take pictures of your answers and submit them.

– You will receive points for the completion of the exercises. The correct answers will be posted in the Week 3 Module after the submission.