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DP Language & Literature WT1: Home

Use this guide to help you start thinking about ways to approach WT1 based on the topics you have covered: language & power, language & communities, language & taboo.

What You Need to Find

1. An anchor text

2. A text type you want to produce; learn the conventions of this text type

3. Secondary sources that inform the content of what you are producing

Remember to create a "new project" in Easybib to track your sources.

Part 1: Language in a Cultural Context Topics and Reources

Remember to use this excellent list of resources that your course instructors have compiled.

 

Text Types

Biography

Blog

Case Study

Diary entry

Editorial

Lecture

Letter

Manifesto

Memoir

Obituary

Pamphlet

Short story

Survey

Techinical report

Testimonial

Key Words

emojis / emoticons

code-switching

taboo words

euphemisms

rhetoric

 

 

 

Databases

Global Issues in Context is fantastic for when you want to search for a particular text type or for primary sources. We will explore this together in the library.

EBSCO's Advanced Placement Source is your best scholarly go-to source. Remember to use your filters (select the "full text" box) and set the date range you want. Take the time to create an account within EBSCO so you can save your articles and export your citations directly into Easybib.

Images

Britannica's Image Quest gives you access to millions of rights-cleared images and also includes an automatic citation generation function (big time-saver!). Remember to create an account in Britannica so you can save your images (you can also download them & use them in other ways).

Videos to Spark Discussion

For thought-provoking video on language & taboo (specifically swearing), look at TED Talks with renowned linguist Stephen Pinker or professor of linguistics Geraldine Horan.

Websites