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Use the theory of linguistic relativity to analyze Roosevelt’s first inaugural address.


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Week 3 (due by Feb 5) — Reading Discussion

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The reading assignment for this week is as follows:
1) Read Chapter 2: Language in the Rhetoric book 2) Read Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address, Speeches book pp 221-224 3) Read Franklin D. Roosevelt’s War Message, Speeches book pp 269-270
*DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (10 points, due Wednesday, February 5 by 11:59pm)
1) Use the theory of linguistic relativity to analyze Roosevelt’s first inaugural address. 2) Using Roosevelt’s “War Message,” explain how language is used as symbolic action. 3) Compare and contrast the two speeches using the terms of the chapter. How are they similar? How are they different?
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