Friday, January 23, 2009

Multiple Englishes to Communicate / Developing Work a

Many people fail to realize what tasks are being completed while communicating with others in multiple situations. These situations could be through email, letters, texting, writing on face book, talking to a friend, etc. When one is conversing with another they might use two different kinds of jargon's to speak in a public vs. private environment. As I get older I acknowledge language in a different prospective and appreciate it more and more each day. Language can be very helpful especially when it can be presented in multiple ways to better an understanding of ones knowledge. I have notice, that the way I talk to individuals at Michigan State University, is totally different compared to talking at home with the family. One can tell a lot about a person in the way they presents themselves in talking amongst others...The way I speak defines my personality and the character that is found within myself.

Have you ever set back and distinguished the languages you have used throughout your life? If so this would probably take up an entire day right? lol. One might say that the way I talk to my professor is different from talking to my friends. Sometimes many students really mess up when talking to a professor. Imagine a student saying " What sup Professor? How you been bro? " Now this would be an inappropriate way to approach anyone in an academic discipline. When I begin to talk to a professor I always make sure I present my self in the most professional way. As I think about it talking to professors or even teachers can become very intimidating at times. Sometimes when the professors are talking I can never understand what they are trying to present to the students. The way they address us can become very frustrating, because who ever know what they're talking about. What really makes me irritated is that they can use simple words in replacement of those complicated words. However; I remember a time where the teacher was presenting her lecture to the class and I couldn't understand what they were talking about. I soon asked her if she can rephrase what she was saying. She soon said " Kierra this was a great questioned that you asked maybe students faces will look not so puzzled now."-unknown...Talking about the language I use at school can take up some excessive time. Now I will begin with the language I use at home.

Everyone has there own unique language they use to communicate with their family members at home. When I am at home I use a language that is very comfortable. I don't have to worry about feeling embarrassed around my peers, because now I can talk to my family and know that they accept me the way I am. I know my family wouldn't make fun me, because the way I speak and they are individuals who'll never talk me down. I have noticed that many times alot of my peers or friends will call me a country bumpkin, because I'm from little town Muskegon. Sometimes when I hear this comment made directed towards me I some what feel different from the others. I soon think about what they said and take it into consideration. Knowing that I am different and the way I talk makes me who the person I am today. God has made me this way and it makes me happy to know that he did. THANK YOU JESUS !

When we think about communicating with different languages the first thing that comes to mind is having a one on one conversation with another. Language doesn't only consists of verbal communication, but also reading and writing tasks. When I write at home I am always abbreviating something, because I don't feel like writing out the entire words. Now if I just happened to abbreviate my essays in college; I'll probably fail the course. If someone was to just happened to do something like this that will be ludicrous. When working towards in becoming a student at Michigan State University there was lots of writing exercises that had to be completed. I had to take the ACT and before doing this the reading had to be completed. In other words before writing anything the reading proportion of something has to be done. As I conducted my literacy autobiography about the different environments at home and school there were many opposing views. There is nothing like having a variety of languages to use in specific times...

1 comment:

  1. Keep going with this as you add more specific details (like Gilyard) regarding each of the events recorded here.