By Maurice Cogan Hauck
Designed for non-native audio system of English, Twelve American Voices offers a chain of interesting and culturally wealthy radio documentaries by means of award-winning manufacturer David Isay. those tales, that have been first broadcast on nationwide Public Radio, specialize in a number of participants residing and dealing in modern the US, from an immigrant chinese language eating place proprietor in manhattan urban to an African-American waitress within the South, from the landlord of a marriage chapel to a retired couple who've develop into disc jockeys. As scholars hearken to those tales, they listen numerous neighborhood and ethnic 'Englishes' and are brought to a couple corners of yank tradition which are hardly ever visible within the media. as well as transcripts of the documentaries, the publication comprises thought-provoking routines that motivate scholars to examine the language within the tales and to reply in either oral and written shape. A CD of the proclaims in integrated. additionally on hand are an instructor's guide and a cassette for language labs (both free).
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Businessman __________________ B. Identify the instance of sexism in each of the following sentences and then rewrite each sentence in a nonsexist way. In some cases there is more than one way to revise the sentence. 1. Every man has a responsibility to contribute to society. ________________ ______________________________________________________________ 2. This new tax policy is intended to help the working man. ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 3.
What are some of the things you say in your ﬁrst language to perform these functions? 4. How would Roy’s sentence be different if it were put into a more concise form that would be typical of written language? B. With a partner, look over the tapescript for other examples of people speaking in a similar way. In each instance, rewrite their spoken language in a more concise way, focusing on the content of what the person was saying. 1. ____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 2.
1. What part expresses the “content” of the sentence? 2. What function do the other parts of this sentence serve? (For example, what part attracts the listener’s attention? ) 3. What are some of the things you say in your ﬁrst language to perform these functions? 4. How would Roy’s sentence be different if it were put into a more concise form that would be typical of written language? B. With a partner, look over the tapescript for other examples of people speaking in a similar way. In each instance, rewrite their spoken language in a more concise way, focusing on the content of what the person was saying.