Using Language to Persuade. Session 3 s A presentation for the 2013 VATE Englishes Day Prepared and presented by Leonie Harding All resources, handouts and presentations available at www.wordsgirlaus.wikispaces.com Please go to this address, and read
Session 3 s
A presentation for the 2013 VATE Englishes Day
Prepared and presented by Leonie Harding
All resources, handouts and presentations available at www.wordsgirlaus.wikispaces.com
Please go to this address, and read
‘The sun is your frenemy’ in preparation for the session
“ Writing which analysis the use of language in three or more persuasive texts that debate a current issue in the Australian media”
“A sustained and reasoned point of view on the selected issue in written or oral form”
Source: VCAA English and EAL Study DesignAssessment:
Letters to the editor
Interviews on current affairs programs
Excerpts from online focus and discussion groups
AdvertisementsDeconstructing the study.
So consider the SOI…Developing a holistic understanding
If you changed any of these specifics, would the issue have the same resonance?
What did the author wish to GIVE to the world, by writing this piece?
The form of a piece is selected in direct response to the context, purpose and audience.
Vietnam War protest songs
The language used in literature is a product of the time and place, as there will be jargon, cultural cues and vocabulary that can effectively ‘place’ a piece.
The purpose that the author identifies as being behind the creation of the piece will affect the strength of the language, as their place on the continuum of totally agree to totally disagree will colour what they believe about the topic.
Language is always selected (whether consciously or subconsciously) to have the greatest impact on the specific audience (as they are the ones who need to know this information).
Forms dictate not only the sort of language used (newspapers, for example, have a very specific syntax) but also the strength of the language – tabloid language is simpler; language within an industry is highly jargonistic; compare political satire on the ABC with that of commercial networks…
It is IMPOSSIBLE to understand how to analyse language without knowing this first…
Thank you, and enjoy your year…