How discourse influences and is influenced by contemporary institutions or ideologies

Consider how discourse influences and is influenced by contemporary institutions or ideologies, and how it shapes ideologies of power, control, injustice, inequality, social change, and emancipation.

How discourse influences and is influenced by contemporary institutions or ideologies

Consider how discourse influences and is influenced by contemporary institutions or ideologies, and how it shapes ideologies of power, control, injustice, inequality, social change, and emancipation. In addition, you will create a discourse of your own that responds to the topic discussed in your chosen samples.

Sample One – Apology by Senator Yoho to AOC
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6174014596001#sp=show-clips

Sample Two – Response by AOC to Senator Yoho

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6174392225001#sp=show-clips

Ocasio-Cortez indicating as well on Twitter that she did not accept the apology, saying how Yoho didn’t “apologize or name any action he did,” or “accept responsibility.”

In this public speech/news story, review the discourse sample you have chosen. Consider the theories of discourse analysis studied so far in this course and how they might be applied to the discourse to better understand the author’s intention, the work’s meaning, and possible interpretations by readers.

Part 1

Analyze the chosen discourse using four concepts or theories of discourse analysis outlined in your course textbook and other required resources (i.e. use of lexical grammar, Grice’s maxims, intertextuality, etc.).

-Assess how language is use persuasively, offensively, effectively, or ineffectively to convey a particular social message or agenda.

Locate two other discourse samples about the same topic.

These can be excerpts in the same genre, or you may draw from other genres (such as blogs, social media posts, Tweets, video clips, multi-media excerpts, etc.).

Compare the arguments and language used in the additional excerpts to your chosen text, drawing upon concepts and theories of discourse analysis outlined in the course.

Assess how the three discourse samples shape and are shape by ideologies of power, control, injustice, inequality, social change, and emancipation.

Remember to incorporate three credible sources (in addition to the course textbook and the three discourse samples) into your discussion. It is recommend that you find at least 3 sources. You may also use the articles listed under the Recommended Resources in each week of the course.

Part 2

Create a blog post (of approximately 250 words), a Facebook post (approximately 250 words), a series of Tweets (250 words total), or an Infographic that responds to the topic discussed in your chosen text.

You may choose to agree with the views expressed in your chosen text, disagree with them, or merely address the issue in a new way. If you choose to create an Infographic, visit Canva (Links to an external site.). For access to a free online site that will assist you in creating the graphic. Watch Intro Tutorial for Making a Canva Infographic (Links to an external site.) for additional help.

Assess the effectiveness of your discourse, referring to at least two concepts or theories discussed in the course.

Evaluate how your discourse responds to the existing discourse(s) of contemporary institutions and ideologies.

6 pages total / 4 for part 1 / 2 for Part 2

Points to make:

Firstly, comprehensively analyzes the chosen discourse using four concepts or theories of discourse analysis.

Secondly, comprehensively and clearly assesses how language is use persuasively, offensively. Or in/effectively to convey a particular social message or agenda.

Thirdly, clearly and accurately locates two additional discourse samples about the same topic.

Fourthly, comprehensively and clearly assesses how the three discourse samples shape and are shape by ideologies of power, control, injustice, inequality, social change, and emancipation.

-Thoroughly, clearly, and accurately creates a blog post, Facebook post, series of Tweets. Or info graphic that responds to the topic discussed in the chosen text.

-Comprehensively and clearly assesses the effectiveness of the created discourse. Referring to at least two concepts or theories discussed in the course.

-Comprehensively and clearly evaluates how the created discourse responds to the existing discourse(s) of contemporary institutions and ideologies.

Clearly evaluates own and others’ assumptions and carefully determines the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
-Conclusions and related outcomes are logical. Also, clearly reflect an informed evaluation and the ability to place evidence and perspective discussed in priority order.

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