Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Plotting Potter

J.K Rowling Plotting Potter

How does J.K. use language in this interview?
How does the interviewer prompt Rowling in the interview?

In this interview, j.k Rowling is very calm throughout apart from when she realises that she hasn’t hidden a piece of information on her story board which has all the information about the book, the interviewer does try to comfort her by saying that no one can actually see it but on the video, the camera could always zoom in to see some of the information. At times she does change her body language  like when she becomes very relaxed by saying slang words for example: “cos” or “wanna”, she may also have used slang to appeal to the younger audience. The interviewer soon after asks Rowling a question to clarify on something she didn’t understand, asking this question can also make it easier for the audience to understand what she had just said but at one time, j.k does interrupt the interviewer with something she says her own. The interviewer also draws her to something on the paper but she doesn’t answer maybe because it is secretive. The interviewer asks “Tell us what column is exactly” but J.K Rowling interrupts her rapidly by talking about something else which could show that it is also secretive and she wasn’t meant to show anyone about that but she may not have said it because it might give away something about the book. The interviewer reassures J.k by saying “oh I don’t think anybody can see that” when Rowling accidently has shown a part of the notepad which she may have wanted to be hidden, this also relaxes Rowling making her feel much safer knowing that they cant see the words meant to be hidden. Rowling also says “wont wanna go to close on that because it gives to much away” which simplies that she is thinking that she is already giving away a lot of information which may also give away the surprise to the book.

Friday, 8 March 2013

j.k rowling practise

J.K Rowling practise
In this interview, J.K Rowling talks about her life which sounds as if she had a very unhappy, stressful childhood. J.K Rowling says she had no nostalgia about childhood and then says “whatsoever” adding emphasis to say that she didn’t have any nostalgia.  She hesitates while saying “I c-can” to think of something to say to responds. J.k. Rowling also uses short sentences to add to the previous sentence making more effect to it. J.K Rowling also stutters when she is saying “c-can”. She also uses rhetorical questions which also show if the viewers are listening.

At times, J.K. Rowling says “erm”, this shows that she has a thought of returning to the previous topic she was thinking about. She then tries to reorganize her thoughts about what she is about to say. The interviewer replies “And how cruel other kids can be” is a question using statements that aren’t true. J.K. Rowling explains that kids can be vicious, vicious showing that they may be angry and forceful. J.K. Rowling also says 'erm err and I' a lot to try not to say the wrong thing on TV because she may accidently say something a bit too personal in her life, so she tries to reword it so it states something not as secretive because she doesn’t want anyone to know about her childhood. The interviewers can see that J.K. Rowling was an unhappy child because of what she is saying in the interview but every time she says something about childhood, she tries to make it look better by saying something good abut it. she also is about to say something but then quickly changes to another thing because she might have thought of saying something but then thought it was inappropriate or it may be too personal for it to go on TV. J.K Rowling also uses forceful words by saying “mine clearly isn’t because it wont let me erase it!”, this also shows she did have a bad childhood because she responds to the interviewers question of “but isn’t the mind a wonderful thing to let you erase that?” in a forceful way. She also talks over the interviewer to get her point across.

J.K. Rowling’s body language also differentiates from different interviews, this may be because of her childhood being bad and stressful which is showing uncomfortableness, she changes the subject sometimes to get out of feeling uncomfortable because she may start to show feelings in front of everyone.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Essay about spoken language

the spoken words that she uses is not so complex words that they wont understand, she uses this type of language so the small young children aged between 8-12 will understand what she is saying, she tries to make it as simple as possible because most of the children will be in junior school. the spoken language they use is very formal and the setting makes the answers for her to be more variable rather then towards one question. when a interviewer wishes to ask a question then they will look for a pause in the talk or for her to stop answering and then will ask to answer the host if they want to - the host will then say that the interviewer has a question that she/he would like to be answered. because they are little children, you would expect the language to include swearwords or slang words because they are very little children, the children are very polite to each other letting each other ask questions in a turn taking method,  they also do follow a set of questions and answers. j.k Rowling's answers and the children's questions are very unbalanced, sometimes the children will ask a long question and she will answer with a short answer and sometimes the kids give a short question and she replies with a long answer. when j.k Rowling wants to answer the question, she sometimes uses hedges and fillers to have a bit of a think before answering giving her a little bit more time. some of her answers she asks a question to find out more information to answer the question a bit more professionally. she will sometimes add humour to her answer

 she reacts to the children with eye contact, this shows that she is listening and talking to that child in a respectful way,

the body language she uses shows that she may be laughing, at one point the dog starts top walk out in front of her and she decides to stroke the dog

Friday, 1 February 2013

my language day

Getting up: at 07:45 I get out of my bed and walk slowly into my bathroom, have a wee-wash my hands, brush my teeth, have a shower. Get dressed into my uniform and eat breakfast. Do the extra’s I need to do.

08:30: I start to walk to school in my school uniform and then go to tutor at 8:55 with my class in fb02. Depending on what day we do different things. At 09:15, I went to maths with Mr. Bennett and done stuff about percentages

10:30: I was in period 2, religious studies, and we talked about Christianity and god. We had to make a poster of Christians and god and at 11:30, I went to period 3 which was English with Miss Jones which we did nothing in and I annoyed Tyler.

12:30: lunch time, we were in the hall talking to each other. Period 4 at 1:30 I was in business studies and it was very prosaic. We were learning about limited and unlimited liability

14:30: media studies, boring since I had to sit somewhere else. Deconstructing

Getting up: hesitations, false starts and pauses. Gestures, facial expressions, body language





Conclusion: during the day, I use many different features of spoken language, Ranging from hesitations and false starts to the use of slang. Each day I talk to different people depending on the lessons I have and the times I leave my house and school.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

differences between spoken and written language

A. Spoken language is more
Informal than written
Because when you speak, the letters and words sound differently to other people where as if you are reading to yourself, you would read in a formal way

B. You can’t judge spoken
Language in the same way as
Written language.
An accent can change the way you hear them.

C. Written language is better
Than spoken language.
I disagree because when speaking, you may add an extra word or two if you needed but if you were reading off as piece of paper and had to read it exactly, you can’t change anything.

D. People use language more
Correctly when they write
Than when they speak.
I agree, you write slower then when you would speak and you can also edit the sentences you write where when you speak then you can’t change it.

E. Spoken language is easier
To understand than written
I agree because the speaker can put more emphasis on some words to make it have a different meaning.

F. Spoken language is livelier
And more spontaneous than
Written language-e.
I agree because reading is boring and long, speaking is living it. You can make it realistic