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When to Speak in a Conversation - Introduction A conversation necessarily requires multiple participants, and assuming all members have the right to speak, the act of turn-taking will take place. Schegloff and Sacks wrote that “two basic features of conversation are proposed to be: (1) at least, and no more than, one party speaks at a time in a single conversation; and (2) speaker change recurs” (1973:293), with the latter highlighting the ubiquity of turn-taking in spoken discourse. The first feature is rather idealistic, with overlaps frequent in everyday conversation, but it implies a sense of general cooperation, with participants typically allowing speakers to finish their turn before taking their own....   [tags: Conversation, Speaking, Communication]
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Compare Two Articles in Terms of Their Use of Conversation Analysis - Introduction: Conversation Analysis (CA) was defined by Hutchby and Wooffitt (2008) as ‘the systematic analysis of the talk produced in everyday situations of human interaction: talk-in-interaction’ (p. 11). This suggests that only what is observed during an interaction, the talk produced will be taken into consideration in the data analysis done by conversation analysts. This view was echoed by many conversation analysts including ten Have (2006) who highlighted that CA focuses on ‘emic categories [which] are ‘discovered’ during [an] investigation’ (p....   [tags: Conversation Analysis (CA) ]
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A Conversation Overheard - A Conversation Overheard Laughing and crying. Like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, they go together. Yeah, they do. Think about it. People laugh until they cry, some people laugh through their tears. And, after you finish either process, you usually feel better, am I right. Also, both laughing and crying are essential to survival in life. No one can successfully thrive and function without doing either of these things, laughing and crying. All that emotion kept inside, with no means of escape....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1390 words
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A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley - “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley The short-story “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley, combines several themes and the author uses the elements of abandonment, denial, irony, humor and foreshadowing, to bring this emotional story together. This story is mainly about the relationship between a parent and his child. The primary characters are a father, and his child. There is no mention of whether the child is his daughter or son. The tone of the story and the conversations made me believe that the old man has a daughter, and hence I will refer to the child as his daughter....   [tags: A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley] 1000 words
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Empathy in Tannen, Deborah. "Can't We Talk?, Hemingway, Ernest. "Hills Like White Elephants.", and Turkle, Sherry. "The Flight from Conversation” - ... At the same time, men who habitually oppose others can adjust their style to opt for less confrontation.” (Tannen) Sherry Turkle news article, “A flight from conversation” explicates the way that social media is captivating “Face-to-Face” (turkle) conversations. In today’s domain, young individuals have developed with drifting away from discussions, therefore construction of the “face-to-face” discussions become more outdated. Young individuals have a tendency to put themselves keen to their personal world....   [tags: Conversation, Discussion, Talking]
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Types of Conversation - Question 1: Describe the situation and why the conversation will be a difficult one. This August, during my short vacation back home, I am planning to have a difficult conversation with a former fellow who I have known three years ago while I was serving in the Taiwanese Armed Forces. We were best friends at that time; however, due to a series of misunderstanding occurred in the last month of our service, we stopped talking to each other ever since and eventually became estranged. Now every time when I look back at our withering friendship, I cannot help but feel regret about it....   [tags: Communication, Misunderstanding] 1959 words
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Fluency in Conversation - The lesson that was observed was given to a group of adolescents around fourteen years old, with B1 and B2 level (Intermediate to Upper Intermediate). It aimed to practice the use of past and past perfect through conversation. The strategy was basically to encourage students to talk about their experiences during this academic year, therefore to make them produce language and to foster the use of complex grammatical structures. Regardless the complete fulfilment of the objective, the session was a useful opportunity for the learners to concentrate on fluency by taking away the stress of evaluation to which they are often exposed to....   [tags: Language] 1113 words
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Conversation Essay - “Can you believe that crazy girl Mom?”, asked Brenda. “Well she does love excitement and is willing to try anything like that.”, Explained her mom Bonnie. “ Yeah, but bungee jumping. I just can’t imagine myself doing something like that. But that’s probably why I love her so much. She’s always excited about something and somehow has the power to rub off on people.” Said Brenda. “Yeah she’s always excited about something new every time I see her. She’s just so cute when she plays with Molly, you know, Molly just loves all that attention Daralynn gives her....   [tags: Conversation Essays] 460 words
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Join The Conversation with the Customer - Customer engagement is a key ingredient in todays marketing environment. Most companies know the importance of online interaction. The rapid growth of social networking sites has created unique opportunities for dynamic real-time communication between brands and their customers. Surprisingly, the great majority of businesses have yet to ‘join the conversation”, missing out on the benefits of this powerful marketing strategy. A recent study, by Econsultancy, found that only 10% of all businesses are actively participating in the social networking revolution....   [tags: customer, marketing, social networking, ] 572 words
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Our Conversation About the Bible - ... Levitical codes.) Christ is the perfection of God as a human being. The Bible is penultimate. But Christ is supreme. The Bible is not the object of our worship. Christ is. The difference is not trivial. Biblicism is a rival faith to Christianity. Furthermore, Biblicism is often a clever way of avoiding the witness of Christ to maintain the status quo. The highest view of Scripture is not the one that seeks to make an idol of the Bible (biblicism), but the one that allows the biblical text to exalt Christ as the living Word over all creation....   [tags: scripture, interpretation, chistian]
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Conversation Between Plato and Aristotle - Dialogue Between Plato and Aristotle 2 As students file into the auditorium of the Academy the first thing that we all notice is the two professors that were standing at the front of the room. After all the students were seated that is when the first professor stepped forward to address the class. Plato: Good Morning Students. Students: Good Morning Professor. Plato: Many of you may know who I am and then there are those of you that do not. For those of you that do not know who I am, my name is Plato....   [tags: Knowledge, Philosophy] 741 words
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World Café Conversation Method - Explanation of the method According to the information from The World Café (2008), the process of Café conversation starts at small café-style tables with four to five people each. Individuals will switch to another table on each round of conversation which takes approximately 20-30 minutes. After completing the first round of conversation, one person will remain at the table and become the “host” for the explanation of the main ideas, themes and questions from the previous conversations. While the others, which carry key ideas, themes and questions to link and connect into their new conversations....   [tags: communication psychology, mind-mapping]
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Sex, Love and Conversation - ... We can relate to this and if you are a male you can see that the other male is being haggled, while another women would recognize it as the guy being uninterested. Men tend to keep conversations short and topics less lengthy. Women feel as if this is just not caring enough. Tannen has a sense of ethos in this part of her piece. Women in conversation about problems will ask investigative questions, and express agreement and understanding. But, men are not intrusive. They will dismiss each other’s problems with simple statements and switch to a topic about themselves....   [tags: Deborah Tannen, relationshipds] 1086 words
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Holmes on Conversation Styles - Holmes (2000: 300) stated that : It seems possible that for men mock-insults and abuse serve the same function – expressing solidarity and maintaining social relationships – as complements and agreeing comments do for women For the writer, he agrees with this statement because for male counterpart; it’s hard to find and identify the equivalent for men towards women’s gossip. Men tend to discuss and focus on things and activities, rather than feelings and also personal experience as the main topic for conversation....   [tags: politeness in language, men and women differences] 1203 words
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Embodiesd Conversation Agents (ECSs) - ... Studies have suggested that the use of human social skills by embodied agents will ensure more natural and engaging interaction. On the other hand, other studies argue that embodied agents which use human behavior skills may produce false picture of their abilities due to the fact that they may be perceived more intelligent than they really are [30]. Furthermore, in the next two sections we will describe some limitations of Embodied Conversational agents, and indicate the design decision’s perspectives of virtual agents....   [tags: overview, concerns, agents, design] 921 words
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The Use of Sound in Coppola’s The Conversation - We realised, we being the young filmmakers I used to hang around with, that sound is your special friend and does at least 50% of the job sharing with picture. (Coppola) (Thinking Sound, 2011) As an audience we are manipulated from the moment a film begins. In this essay I wish to explore how The Conversation’s use of sound design has directly controlled our perceptions and emotional responses as well as how it can change the meaning of the image. I would also like to discover how the soundtrack guides the audience’s attention with the use of diegetic and nondiegetic sounds....   [tags: Cinematic Techniques, Film Analysis]
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The Humorous Take on Racism in Telephone Conversation - ... Shatz and LoSchiavo have been integrating humor into their online classes with positive results. Having funny jokes and cartoons related to the subject has increased the number of times students interact in the discussion board and overall increase their interest in the class (Weinstein). Their use of humor in their teachings help people participate more and get them out of their comfort zone. Similar results like the one Shatz and LoSchiavo experienced during their study can happen by using humor to spread interest in discrimination....   [tags: funny jokes and cartoons ] 813 words
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Silence is One of the Greatest Arts of Conversation - ... Yet, her presence as a character remains in the tragedy until the final moments of the play. As a character, Lavinia facilities the perpetuation of the plot; however, she also conveys, in a profound and omniscient manner, the ideological norm surrounding the perception of women in Shakespeare's epoch. Lavinia serves a number of vital functions. Foremost, Lavina, as a character, operates as a device to maintain the momentum of revenge, which flues the tragedy of the protagonist Titus. As well, Shakespeare deliberately bends the development of the character Lavinia in a manner that bolsters his thematic intention of Lavinia as embalm for the state of Rome....   [tags: feminism, communication, language] 645 words
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Demonstrative Communication: Face to Face Conversation - Demonstrative communication is essential to face-to-face conversations. This form of communication includes everything but the words you speak. When engaged in a presentation or face-to-face conversation the actual words that come out of the mouth are not nearly as important as the signals sent while delivering the message. Matter of fact, only 7% of a message is the verbal communication and the remainder is 38% tone and 55% non-verbal cues (Lee, 2010). Tone is a form of non-verbal communication that can change the perception of the message entirely....   [tags: signals, verbal, nonverbal, tone]
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The Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka - The Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka The "Telephone Conversation" by Wole Soyinka is a poem that's title is very casual and straight forward. The poem's title shows the reader that what they are meant to read is realistic and free flowing. Like most poems there is a general theme that is carried on from start to end. The "Telephone Conversation" has two main obvious themes; these are racism and the lack of education and understanding that some people may have. As the reader reads through the play they become aware that the persona is African and therefore has a darker skin tone than white skinned people....   [tags: Papers Poem Poetry] 1012 words
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The Final Conversation in A Doll's House - The Final Conversation in A Doll's House The final scene of A Doll's House is one of the most famous and hotly debated moments in modern drama, endlessly argued about. I make no attempt here to account for all the complexities of this fascinating scene, but once again I'd like to offer some observations to fuel further discussion. Torvald's behaviour once he reads Krogstad's letter totally demolishes the illusion Nora has taken refuge in, and the lectures he delivers to Nora at the start of the scene remind us unmistakably of what a total social prig he is, determined to salvage what he can by deception and very angry at Nora for what she has done....   [tags: Dolls House essays] 1806 words
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Turn Taking Mechanisms in Conversation - Turn Taking Mechanisms in Conversation From the amount of conversations we witness on a daily basis we can see that they are governed by some sort of mechanism or rules. From these observations, it becomes clear that turn taking is a major constituent of conversation, with the arrangement of talk across two participants. Levinson (1983: 296) explains that, despite the ‘obvious’ nature of turn taking (i.e. A speaks, then B speaks, then A speaks again) the way in which distribution is achieved is “Anything but obvious”....   [tags: Papers] 1966 words
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Instant Messaging the Conversation of Tomorrow - Instant Messaging the Conversation of Tomorrow I can remember my first day here at Eastern Michigan University. I moved in all of my belongings, including the new computer my parents bought me to start off the new school year. After setting everything up in my room I hooked up the computer and signed on to my AOL Instant Messenger for the first time. I wanted a screen name that would some how reflect my personality and ended up with butterfly3742. The butterfly referring to my free spirit emerging from the cocoon of my parent’s home, and the 3742 was the last four digits of my brand new very own telephone number....   [tags: Computers Communication Essays]
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Conversation is the Gateway to Knowledge - In America, the variety of peoples and learning styles (kinesthetic, visual, auditory, to name a few) make determining how one goes about acquiring knowledge a daunting task. Language is the prevailing medium we use to impart and receive the information that we apply and add to our knowledge base. Since our language is somewhat arbitrary in its meanings, we require definitions so all members have the same (or nearly the same) understanding for the terminology used. We think of knowledge as definable and assessable....   [tags: The World Weavers]
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Two Partners and Their Conversation in Regards to Being Gay - ... At the same time, however, homosexual couples are still faced with breaking stereotypes regarding certain attitudes and behaviors. Cameron is acting in a modern historical context, feeling as though views and beliefs about what it means to be gay should have evolved. He also references stereotypes about what it means to be a woman. Mitchell tries to give justification for those who understand Cameron as a female by identifying his partnership as a “new type of family” and explaining that the world doesn’t know how to view them yet....   [tags: Homosexuality, Mother´s Day, Society] 810 words
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Does a Cell-Phone Conversation Affect Reaction Time? - ... This shows, cell phone conversations do slow down your reaction time. It's helpful to have a fast reaction time, so that you can respond quickly to situations. According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter, "Talking on a cell phone may cause 'inattention blindness' to anything else going on at the same time" (health.harvard.edu). This shows, when we talk on the cell phone, we can get so focused on our conversation, we forget about the other things that are happening around us. When driving, people need to focus on everything around them, not just one thing, but cell phones make people only focus on their conversations....   [tags: distracted drivers, texting and driving]
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Cell Phone Addiction and Face to Face Conversation - ... With cell phone addiction, face to face communication is becoming almost non-existent in our society today. Talking to people in person has become an option instead of a necessity and that is because sending a text or an email has become much easier than having to walk to the next room to hold a conversation with someone. Obviously texting, emailing, and other forms of technology have its benefits and make life easier but the value of a conversation with someone else is fading. Everything that can be said in person can now be said in a text message with a completely different impression of the emotion being portrayed....   [tags: phone phobia, tablet, computer] 1065 words
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Techniques of Argumentation in Stuart Greene's Essay, Arguement as Conversation - The essay by Stuart Greene certainly drives home the quote that “there is nothing new under the sun”. In fact, in trying to discover who to give credit for this particular quote Shakespeare, Bierce, and Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 was cited for saying it. The point here is that research is crucial to writing arguments on any topic. Without research, a person will possibly be reiterating what has already been said, which does not propel an argument forward. Although research is vital to a convincing argument, it is only the beginning....   [tags: dialogue, framing, topic] 579 words
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A Conversation about Race: A Documentary by Craig Bodeker - ... Moreover, many of the Black individuals he interviewed seemed to “look foolish” and uneducated. The question, “Are Blacks better at basketball than Whites?” is a stereotypical question and does not prove Mr. Bodeker’s claims in the least. Similarly, Mr. Bodeker claimed society cannot give credit to the White race for its successes. Mr. Bodeker points out an area where Whites excel (standardized testing). He further makes a point of saying the interviewees stated it had to be due to cultural bias, as they could not give credit to Whites....   [tags: debunking racism, film analysis]
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A Conversation Hard to Understand: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - Every work in literature is open to interpretation, and every person is entitled to their opinion. In a story shorter than 1,500 words, less than that of this paper, Ernest Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place has garnered serious debate and criticism. Written and published in 1933, Hemingway’s story containing a theme about nothing in several contexts has definitely given many critics something to talk about, but not about the usual theme, irony, or symbolism. For the past 55 years, the critics continue to debate the conflicting dialogue between the two main characters, and whether the inconsistency was intended by Hemingway or a mistake by the original typesetter....   [tags: ernest hemingway, unconventional dialogue]
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Telephone Conversation - The poem 'Telephone conversation' is staged by a black man who is looking for a flat but ends up phoning to a landlady who is racist but tries to be polite in finding out whether he is he is a dark or light one. When he first speaks to her he feels awkward as he feels he has to confess that he is African. Also I think he feels as though he has been in the same position before somewhere else and he knows what is expected from people like the landlady he is speaking to. When he tells her that he is African she becomes speechless and wants to know if he is light or dark brown....   [tags: Racism] 740 words
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Long overdue Conversation - Long overdue Conversation Topic / Scripture : Using the time God gives us; the importance of family; Mat. 20:6 “About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, “Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?” Setting: Anywhere. The audience will assume that this is just a father having a conversation with his daughter, Could be in the kitchen, the living room, outside on the porch…anywhere. Characters: Don – the father. Tender hearted, he’s nervous, uncomfortable with this conversation, but intent on finally doing this right....   [tags: Drama] 809 words
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A Conversation with Anna Quindlan and Alice Walker - A Conversation with Anna Quindlan and Alice Walker It was an early Fall afternoon. The kind of afternoon which lends itself to quiet contemplation of the meaning of life, either while sitting under a tree, or walking through the woods admiring the changing foliage, or writing by sunlight in a quiet coffeeshop I had begun to call home. This particular afternoon I opted for the coffeeshop. I walked through the door and waved to Theresa, who was standing behind the counter. In the three years I had been coming to this place I was never served by anyone but Theresa....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 966 words
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Commentary on Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka - Commentary on Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka recollects vividly in Ake Mrs. Huti talking about white racism. He was thus mentally prepared to cope with the racism before he left for England. The race problem which has been treated with levity in the immigrant poems is treated from the poet’s personal experience in “Telephone Conversation.” “Telephone Conversation” involves an exchange between the black speaker and a white landlady. This poem more than any other is enriched by Soyinka’s experience of drama....   [tags: English Literature] 530 words
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Prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird & Telephone Conversation - The dictionary defines prejudice as a learned, preformed, and unsubstantiated judgment or opinion about an individual or a group, either favorable or unfavorable in nature. Through the study of the book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and the poem Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka, ones understanding of prejudice and what makes up prejudice changes considerably for what could be perceived as for the better or for the worse. Being ignorant of what is happening or not knowing and properly understanding what prejudice is can make it easy to turn a blind eye to what is happening around you....   [tags: Harper Lee Wole Soyinka] 1169 words
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Learning Necessary Life Skills: Planning, Execution and Dialogue - Our first topic was, “How do I work toward something when I don’t know what it is?” However, in the process we began to answer other questions. We all picked a topic from the Big Questions document that we would be interested in discussing. After, we thought about how answerable the question was. For example, one of the options was, “Am I wasting time that I will regret later?” This is an amazing question. I think about this all the time. However, I don’t believe it’s a good conversation starter....   [tags: Conversation Cafe] 965 words
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Towards Conversation Entailment : An Empirical Investigation" by Chen Zhang and Joyce Y - In the research paper \Towards Conversation Entailment : An Empirical Investigation", the authors Chen Zhang and Joyce Y. Chai investigate the problem of conversation entailment [which is the process of inferring hypotheses from conversational scripts]. For this they examine two levels of semantic representations - basic representation based on the syntactic parsing from conversation utterances and augmented representation which takes into consideration conversation structures. The authors further explored two techniques to capture long distance relations between language constituents - implicit modeling based on the length of distance and explicit modeling based on actual patterns of relati...   [tags: paper critique, long distance relations] 562 words
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The Relationship Between Various Contextual Factors and Its Effect on Political Conversation and Participation - Many communication theories, as well as various disciplines of social science, have investigated the multifaceted relationship between various communicative involvement and political or civic participation in light of deliberative democracies. As Delli Carpini and his colleagues (Delli Carpini, Cook, & Jacobs, 2004, p. 316) note, “At least one tradition within democratic theory has long designated public deliberation as a cornerstone of participatory democracy and representative government.” Here, public deliberation largely means various forms of everyday political conversation⎯“By ‘political conversation’ we mean all kinds of political talk, discussion, or argument as long as they a...   [tags: Political Science]
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Sociological Analysis of a Naturally Occuring Conversation Between Two People - In this assignment, I will be conducting a Sociological analysis of a piece of naturally occurring interaction between two people. I will complete this by doing a transcription the piece of interaction using the work of Harvey Sacks and his work on conversation analysis. For this the piece of interaction I have used is that off a radio station. This involves George Galloway hosting his programme on Talk Sport and having a debate with a male who phones into the show. For this piece of interaction I will highlight many key theories that are covered in conversation analysis, such as turn taking, arguing, teasing and clashes of characters within the discourse....   [tags: Argumentative Atmosphere, George Galloway]
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Differences in Dialect when Allowing Students Free-reign to Choose the Topic of Conversation - ... Interruptions were definitely taken with a grain of salt. These occurred when speakers wanted to elaborate or share an experience on the subject. Politeness was maintained during an interruption by letting the other person speak their peace, then agreeing, or supporting their argument. Another aspect of politeness noticed in the transcript, was entertaining another speakers proposed topic of discussion. For an example, when Speaker 2 presented her views on the treatment of women the other speakers carried on with that topic also....   [tags: discussion, transcript, philosophies] 879 words
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Commonality In Blake's The Little Black Boy and Soyinka's Telephone Conversation - Separated by centuries, races, national identities, and countless literary movements, the English poet and artist William Blake and Nigerian poet and playwright Wole Soyinka still find commonality in their writings. They have somewhat of a thematic overlap; both Blake and Soyinka address a question of race in their poems “The Little Black Boy” and “Telephone Conversation,” respectively. The former details the story of an African child who comes to the profound realization that only after death can different races of humans be equalized....   [tags: William Blake, Wole Soyinka, Analysis]
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A Conversation with Socrates - The scene: inside the Perry-Castañeda Library, as I doze off over a paperback of Plato’s Republic. Socrates materializes before me in a sudden, puzzling flash of light. Me. Socrates, why am I here. Socrates. Your parents willed it so. I am afraid I do not follow the intent of your question. Me. I mean, at this university, that is. What am I doing here. Is there any ethical or moral justification for my attainment of a college education. What is the purpose of my education. Socrates. I do not believe I can produce an adequate answer....   [tags: Philosophy] 1083 words
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The Conversation of Ezana - The Conversion of Ezana The kingdom of Aksum which reached its height during the reign of King Ezana. Although Christianity likely presided among foreign merchants, Ezana is credited with Christianizing the affluent and expansive kingdom. The reformation which took place in the ancient kingdom may have been a political maneuver to solidify trade relations with the Roman Empire. Following the traditionally accepted legend of Frumentius and Aedesius’s influence upon Ezana, Christianity presented itself first among the royal family....   [tags: christianity, Aksum, Aksumite kingdom]
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Racism in Cullen's Incident and Soyinka's Telephone Conversation - Racism in Cullen's Incident and Soyinka's Telephone Conversation The poem "Incident," by Countee Cullen, deals with the effect racism has on a young black child vacationing in Baltimore. The child is mistreated by a white child and disturbed in his innocence so much that after spending seven months in Baltimore, this is all he remembers. A different poem, "Telephone Conversation, " by Wole Soyinka, also deals with this issue, but from a different perspective. In this poem a man is trying to rent an apartment but the owner of the complex doesn’t want him to move in because he is African....   [tags: Incident Telephone] 916 words
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Idle Minds and Wagging Tongues: Conversation in Anna Karenina - Idle Minds and Wagging Tongues: Conversation in Anna Karenina Perhaps one of the most striking scenes in Anna Karenina is that of Kitty and Levin’s silent declarations of love to each other, etched out cryptically in chalk on a card table, with each understanding innately the exact words the other was saying (362). With the relationship between Kitty and Levin serving as Tolstoy’s model for a strong and successful love, it appears odd that such a relationship should be founded on silence, and in such sharp contrast to the chatter of Society surrounding the couple at the party....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1828 words
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Prejudice in Telephone Conversation and Dinner Guest-Me - Prejudice in Telephone Conversation and Dinner Guest-Me In the two poems, ‘Telephone Conversation’ and ‘Dinner Guest-Me,’ each poet uses their poetry as a means of confronting and challenging prejudice. In ‘Telephone Conversation’ by Wole Soyinka, a phone conversation takes place between an African man and a very artificial lady about renting out a room. When the lady finds out he is African she becomes very prejudiced and racist towards him. ‘Dinner Guest-Me’ by Langston Hughes is about a black man going to a dinner party where he is the only coloured person there, like he is the ‘token black.’ Anger and a sense of humour are shown in both of the poems....   [tags: Wole Soyinka Langston Hughes Poetry Essays] 763 words
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Personal Narrative - A Conversation about My Father - A Conversation about My Father "'This is the only person in the world who understands me' he always said, holding you proudly high above his head. Oh, he adored you... but, I guess I you wouldn't remember that, you were just a baby," my mother sadly responded. That was the first time I dared to ask her the obviously painful questions about my father, who had died when I was two. I was nine then and felt I was old enough to know and wise enough to understand, so I sat on a stool in the corner of our tiny, cramped kitchen in Columbus, listening to my mother paint a picture of our family....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself] 539 words
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Racism in Amistad, To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Telephone Conversation - The texts To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Amistad directed by Steven Spielberg and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka explore the issue of racism. These three texts focus on prejudice, discrimination, bias, behaviour and attitude revolving around the issue of discrimination because of the coulour of ones skin and the cultural and social attitudes past on from one generation to another. Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel set in the southern states of the USA in the 1930’s, a time that is “Post Abolitionist”, however a time where the culture and social structure is still entrenched with racist attitudes and laws....   [tags: essays research papers] 1792 words
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Grice's cooperative principle in the legal system - H. P. Grice, in his theory of conversational implicature, demonstrated the heavy reliance of linguistic communication on contextual cues (Grice, 1975). In “Logic and Conversation” (1975), he states, “Make your conversational contribution such as is required, at the stage at which it occurs, by the accepted purpose or direction of the talk exchange in which you are engaged.” This Cooperative Principle (CP) asserts that participants in a conversation will tailor their contributions to the conversation to further its purpose....   [tags: Logic and Conversation, clarity]
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Corporate Understanding of Social Media Use - ... Most companies had a difficult time identifying what social media could actually do for their company and only 12 percent of those using social media were actually using the technology effectively (Ennes, 2011). This translates that these companies were using this technology to simply communicate one way in a promotional way to their customers (Harvard Business Review, 2011). How could a business use social media to engage in two-way conversations with their customers. Filtering for Attention One of the companies that is effectively using social media to engage in a conversation with their customers is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A....   [tags: conversation, online, customer]
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Cell Phones have become a Part of Everyday Life - ... Web. 25 February 2014. A pedestrian using a cell phone “leads to increased cognitive distraction, reduced situation awareness and increases in unsafe behavior” (Lamberg and Muratori). Due to being distracted in could interfere with muscle memory. A study was made where thirty-three participants would walk to a specific target without a phone. A week later participants were then assigned to walk, walk while texting, or to walk while having a phone conversation. Those who used a cell phone showed a change compared to those who didn’t use a cell phone while walking....   [tags: communication, conversation, texting] 1015 words
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Communicating with Words in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - ... In order to talk Okoye into lending him more money he says, “’Our elders say that the sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them.’” (7). This proverb, meaning that those who give more than others will receive fortune, is an example of Unoka’s scheme of surviving off of conversation. If he were not able to utilize words in such fashion, he would not have the money to grow or buy food. In Unoka’s predicament, proverbs are what bring the palm-oil to his family....   [tags: conversation, language, proverbs]
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The Internet and the Future of Language - ... Nevertheless the fact that the Netspeak displays the graphic and visual aspects, it is safe to say that the Netspeak has both speech and writing properties (Crystal 47). In sociolinguistic aspect, the Internet has created so-called a virtual community. It is true that the Internet is wired worldwide and at glance computer-mediated communication (CMC) seems to have overcome the limitations of physical environments, cultural differences and time-zones, but in reality virtual communities are relatively small-scale, restricting its membership based on solidarity and creating their own distinctive dialects....   [tags: communication, audio, visual, conversation]
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The Importance of Paper and Ink in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin - Paper and Ink Letters play a very important role in the story of Pride and Prejudice. Especially the letters of one character in particular in Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austin. Mr. Darcy's letters are a very important to build up to the climax. Letters from and to Mr. Darcy play a very important role in the novel. The two main purposes which they fulfill and they are to reveal the character’s and the characters personality of the letter writer and also the person being written to. Also letters have a practical purpose to, which its to deliver information....   [tags: letters, characters, conversation]
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Effects of Technology of Society - Over the past hundred years man has visited the moon and has seen robots perform surgery, and at the root of every new achievement is technology. Upgrade after upgrade, bigger and better computers keep coming. However, this great new world is one where people prefer to stare at a screen rather than go out or have a meaningful conversation with a friend or family member. Overuse of technology leads to difficulty understanding social cues, introverted behavior, and further segregated generations, though it’s never too late to reverse the effects....   [tags: conversation, silence, awkward]
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Analysis of Scene in the Middle of the Night - In our scene from Middle of the Night, There are two characters; Betty and Marilyn. My character Betty is in her room getting ready for a date when Marilyn walks in. Marilyn is a very close friend of Betty’s and has been for six years. Betty and Marilyn seem like the kind of friends who are close because they are in similar circumstances. They are both married woman in their mid twenties who go shopping for their family’s together and talk about marital gossip. Their friendship is almost effortless because it is so natural and apart of their daily routine....   [tags: friends, conversation, decision, marital, divorce] 689 words
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Gentically Modified Organisms are the Topic of Conversation - ... Consuming GMO’s may look like a bang for your buck, but being associated with these foods, come with some high risk. GMO’s have been around since 1996. Since then, there has been an increase in allergic reactions, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and other toxic hazards. While these side effects may not seem all that important. Look at the big picture from different aspects. Approximately 1500 people are partially paralyzed, 5000 temporarily handicapped, all due to the chemicals of GMO’s. Those numbers don’t even include the children who were born with birth defects....   [tags: cancer, crops, animal testing]
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The Topic of Facilitated Communication in Functional Communication: What It is and What It is Not - ... During all this happened, she wanders how could she not noticed that she was moving the child’s hand for all this time, and realized that she was having conversations with herself. Also she expressed how everyone in the room, including the guardian ad litem, knew that FC was fake and that she was not the child’s facilitator but the one moving her arm. FC is more about the facilitator’s desire to connect with their disabled family member or client than it is about the disabled person’s ability to communicate through FC....   [tags: conversation, non-verbal, family]
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