Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Linguistic Interpretation of Discourse/ Narrative

The discourse analysis of a text from the literary critique point of view incorporates the meaning in the text, inter-textuality, embedded metaphorical sense, use of symbols to denote myths or an image in an exaggerated or in extraordinary manner. The discourse analyses also refers to the backdrop, the culture, context and comprehension of the societal interest viz-a-viz past and present society, social attributes, conditions and norms. In a way discourse analysis of the text recreates the image of the writing imagined by the writer as well as it constructs new thought for the reader, by the reader and of the reader to reimagine the situation, context and culture as per his cognition. But when we do the linguistic interpretation of a narrative indeed the focus lies on the words/vocabulary i.e. signifier and the signified. The words become the object of scrutiny in the contemporary context and comprehension first of all; secondly the words delineate their identity in terms of the syntax and semantics as well as in relation to phonetics and morphology. The linguistic interpretation lets the readers to enter in the applied linguistic space wherein each word adheres to its significance as regards the sociology, psychology and stylistics. Therefore whenever a narrative piece is picked up in ELT classroom the linguistic variations baffle the learner and the teacher both. The former gets stuck up in the whirlpool of words for deciphering and the latter falls into the trap how to help students to disseminate. The teacher thus requires to be aware of the assessment techniques of analysing, interpreting, inferring and evaluating the content of the reading passage herself first of all, secondly the teacher needs to aim to plan a blueprint of activities for the development of skills out of the reading passage. Herein how far the webskills can create non-conventional pattern in the guidance of the teacher is the question to meditate upon. With best wishes to all

Food for Taste or Thought - Delicious.com

Webskills 2012: Hello to everybody!: Hello to everybody, Please let me use this first opportunity to say hello and to state how excited I am to be part of this. I hope we are...

Dear Jasmina

We have learnt to step the ladder of web-interaction with the help of each other, point is the ladder of web exploration has unleashed the probable and improbable opportunities for us. Our dear instructor Ms. Courtney Cunningham has told us to search delicious.com. Do you think we are going to get from this site the food for thought or food for pedagogic exercises in ELT. Hope you might have been faster to search this engine, although one of our classmates Mahesh Dey has already been through it, but he has not given any clue about its utility and implications.

Rest later in my next letter to you. With best wishes                  
Dr. (Mrs.) Jayshree Singh


Sunday, 14 October 2012

your reflections

Dear Jasmina
 You have really ventured your passion and perseverence into the details of learning and exploring skill of educational technology along with webskills. I am thankful to provide with such such practical experiences by using PB worktools and Noodletools.
 Regards Jayshree
 October 14, 2012 12:26 AM

Language teacher - EFL/ESL Xtian's Corner

Dear Ina
 I have finally step myself before the Saturday PST of Oregon Clock says that that week @ assignments is over, I have caught your blogger to stay connect with you directly. I am glad that you have in our classroom who has immense passion to throw new light on the areas of ABCD model of Bloom's Taxonomy and to suggest stimulative ideas for setting lesson-plans. The perspective of language teacher education in contemporary classroom is comparatively much difficult to prepare lessons plans because today the learner is far richer in the knowledge about social milieu through new media and media literacy. Similarly the instructor is to play the role of mediator rather as teacher or as the supervisor rather as the philosopher to instill problem solving outlook among the learners, as the present age is more scientific, technical, informative and communicative. Therefore the perception towards language teacher education is to be reformulated and redesigned in order to bring not only the autonomy in learners’ engagement to the text and context in the classroom. I hope will add more light to it in your further discussions.
 Best wishes
Jayshree Singh
 October 14, 2012 12:15 AM