Sunday, March 8, 2009

Crooked And Fallacious Thinking, Speech and Speakers: the Formation of Individuals in Discourse and Genre

Assalamualaikum wbt..

This entry is gona talk about the Crooked And Fallacious Thinking, Speech and Speakers: the Formation of Individuals in Discourse and Genre presented by EMI and WIKA.

Helmi and Hilmi has explain about topic Crooked And Fallacious Thinking. they said that Crooked is the dishonest while Fallacious is based on a false idea. The development of a clear and perceptive outlook entails the ability to think logically and to recognise and analyse instances of crooked and fallacious thinking.
Many people are not aware of the fact that their trends of thoughts and thus communication processes, are frequently muddled, illogical and fallacious. A crooked thinker transfers the prestige of something of which we approve or even respect to something which he wants us to accept; or conversely he may carry over the ‘notoriety’ of something we dislike to something which he wants us to reject.

based on Ika and wani presentation, i just understand about the meaning of discourse which is the ways of speaking or writing which promote a particular view of world and how it should be. One of the most thoroughly studied discourses is that sexism.
while sexist discourse definition which is the socialization of the natural category of sex as gender.

i think that's all from me..
thanks for reading

Statistic and Linguistic Perspective

This entry is gonna talk about the content of presentation from these 2 groups regarding statistics and linguistic perspectives.

this presentation is from NOrfasida and Amni.
in the introduction, they mentioned that statistic is a concern about use and misuse of statistics. Begins by defining terms, mentioning, a number of domains where statistics are widely used.
on the other hand, it also refers to information about any phenomenon or activity expressed in numerical form. Denotes the art and science of collecting, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting numerical data. statistic also the tool for us to make the maximum use of quantitative measurements and assessments.

najiha and hijrah have present about reading 3.3.
they mentioned about how to differentiate between text A and Text B.
according to text A, Wignell has classified text A as a discussion. A discussion is a written genre typically used to present a reasoned account of both (or/all) sides of an issue.
while according to text B, Wignell has called it as report.
It is standard general in the sciences and social sciences.
It is considered unproblematic in the field.
Present as fact and not really open to question.
Informed text participant or text user seems like unproblematic.
thank you(^^,)

Types of Exposition & Metaphor

Assalamualaikum wbt..

Types of Exposition & Metaphor
For this topic, i'm going to take an initiatives to make the presentation is easy to be understood.
Exposition means to explain about the statement that have been discussed about.
there are two types of exposition which are hortatory exposition and analytical exposition.
hortatory is something like a command while analytical is something that just need to believe.
the example of hortatory exposition statement is "the government should take their effort in terms of avoiding and decline the misuse of firearms among people"
whereas, the example of analytical exposition statement is "Mdm Jamilah is a lecturer in UNISA College.
Overall, by this presentation, we manage to explain clearly about the differences between these two type of exposition to our friends.

Ayu and Munirrah has explain in detail about what the meaning of metaphor is.
The passage of The Inheritors Lok.
Whorf’s argument said our world is structured through the relationships that we establish between different situations, through our perceptions of similarity.
Main theme of this chapter- the crucial role of metaphor not only in language but in the way in which we understand our world.
Metaphor was thought of by most people as a process that was marginal to the everyday use of language, as a phenomenon that was confined to special domains such as that of the literary language.
Marginalised or even ignored by linguists.
It plays an important role in language at a number of different levels.

i think thats all.(^^,)