I am majoring in Adventure Education and as I looked through Language A Reader for Writers by Gita DasBender. I have chosen the following readings that I feel would be useful in the Adventure Education major. These are the following.
Chapter 1 – What Is Language For?
A) How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?
by Lera Boroditsky (pages 2 -12)
B) Language and Thought
by Susanne Languor (pages 12 – 18)
C) Body Language – In Adventure Education you will often times have to demonstrate how to perform a certain task and this is done through the use of the gestural mode. Sometimes, one my not be able to hear our understand what you our saying so gestures are used to get the point across.
by Arika Okrent (pages 18 – 27)
Chapter 2 – Multilingualism
A) Which is The Best Language To Learn – After completing my degree in Adventure Education I would like to obtain a job that I will get to travel a lot to various countries and interact with other cultures. During these travels I will encounter many different languages and dialects.
by Robert Lane Greene (pages 40 – 45)
B) Experience: I Can Speak 50 Languages – Throughout my travels I will encounter various languages. It may be impractical to try and learn every language I might encounter during my travels. However, it would be beneficial to learn key terms and phrases that will benefit you the most.
by Alexander Argues (pages 49 – 52)
Chapter 3 – Language & Writing
A) Writing for An Audience
by Linda S. Flower (pages 74 – 78)
B) The Art of The Police Report – When taking groups out into the wild their are various forms that need to be completed. These need to be completed in certain manner in older to protect you if something should go wrong.
by Ellen Colette (pages 86 – 92)
C) We Are All Writers Now
by Anne Trubek (pages 92 – 97)
Chapter 4 – Language & Correctness
A) I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why – Word choice is important when trying to get your point across to your intended audience and with this comes the use of proper grammar.
by Kyle Wiens (pages 102 – 105)
B) Your Bad Grammar at Work: What’s The Problem?
by Alison Griswold (pages 108 – 112)
Chapter 5 – Language & Gender
A) Why Being a Jerk at Work Pays
by Amy Reiter (pages 141 – 145)
Chapter 7 – Language & Politics
A) Are You a Mac or a Mac User? How The Language of Identity Persuades
by Julie Seedily (pages 230 – 235)
Chapter 8 – Fighting Words
A) Words as Weapons
by Susan Benesch (pages 245 – 252)
Chapter 10 – Endangered Languages
A) Digital Tools ‘To Save Languages’
by Jonathan Amos (pages 308 – 311)
B) You Can’t Google It and Get It Back
by Joanna Eede (pages 311 – 316)