Communication Strategies Frequency Report

23 Nov

            Through the conversation, participant 1 and participant 2 used multiple ellipses, varying voice intonation, hand gestures and questions.

Strategy used

Comment

Message Abandonment

The table above shows the 13 communication strategies used by participant 1 and participant 2. Both participants abandoned 1 one message.

Topic Avoidance

Participant 2 avoided participant 1’s topic about the lid of her box.

 

Literal translation

Both participants did not apply any

Language switch

Both participants did not apply any

Restructuring

Participant 2 did 3 restructuring compared to participant 1 who did none which presents the sentence construction capabilities of both participants. In terms of questioning, participant 2 was more dominant compared to participant 1. Even though there were multiple pauses which are represented by ellipses, the pauses were for thinking of the right words to use and sentence construction but at the same time it gives time to the opposing participant to digest what has been said.

Circumlocution

 

There were no circumlocutions applied

Word Coinage

There were no word coinage used

Approximation

Approximation was used twice by participant 2 to describe the size of her box, and was not used by participant 1.

 

Appeal for assistance

Both participants did not appeal for any assistance to each other.

 

Offer help

Verbal conversation would not be as interesting without the use of tone variation, hand gestures, and questions. In the conversation, an array of hand gestures was used to describe the shape of the box and actions such as opening the box. Participant 1 offered help 2 times to participant 2 while participant to only offered help to participant 1 once.

 

Lexical repetition

Lexical repetition was used 6 times by participant 2 compared to participant 1 only used it twice.

 

Tonicity

Tone variation was widely applied in the conversation by both participants who demonstrate the emotion involved in the conversation. Tone variation was detected multiple times; for 50 words for participant 1 and 47 words for participant 2.

Topic Fronting

Topic fronting was not used by participant 1 and, was used once by participant 2.

 

 

            In a nutshell, the conversation went smoothly although there was a brief awkward pause approaching the end of the conversation. Wide use of multiple conversation strategies, tone variation and hand gestures made the conversation look very lively, spontaneous and interesting for the participants and the audience. Both participants posses a good control in the English language and manage to deliver the message successfully. 

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Communication Strategies Frequency Report

20 Nov

Communication Strategies Frequency Report

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Siti Nabilah and Shamirah impromptu video

20 Nov

Full transcription and report are based on this video.

Communication Strategies Frequency Report

20 Nov

            Through the conversation, participant 1 and participant 2 used multiple ellipses, varying voice intonation, hand gestures and questions.

            Verbal conversation would not be as interesting without the use of tone variation, hand gestures, and questions. In the conversation, an array of hand gestures was used to describe the shape of the box and actions such as opening the box. Tone variation was widely applied in the conversation by both participants who demonstrate the emotion involved in the conversation. In terms of questioning, participant 2 was more dominant compared to participant 1. Even though there were multiple pauses which are represented by ellipses, the pauses were for thinking of the right words to use and sentence construction but at the same time it gives time to the opposing participant to digest what has been said.

            The table above shows the 13 communication strategies used by participant 1 and participant 2. Both participants abandoned 1 one message. Participant 2 avoided participant 1’s topic about the lid of her box. Both participants did not apply any literal translations and language switching. Participant 2 did 3 restructuring compared to participant 1 who did none which presents the sentence construction capabilities of both participants. There were no circumlocutions and word coinage done by both participants. Approximation was used twice by participant 2 to describe the size of her box, and was not used by participant 1. Both participants did not appeal for any assistance to each other. Participant 1 offered help 2 times to participant 2 while participant to only offered help to participant 1 once. Lexical repetition was used 6 times by participant 2 compared to participant 1 only used it twice. Tone variation was detected multiple times; for 50 words for participant 1 and 47 words for participant 2. Topic fronting was not used by participant 1 and, was used once by participant 2.

            In a nutshell, the conversation went smoothly although there was a brief awkward pause approaching the end of the conversation. Wide use of multiple conversation strategies, tone variation and hand gestures made the conversation look very lively, spontaneous and interesting for the participants and the audience. Both participants posses a good control in the English language and manage to deliver the message successfully. 

SKBE2113 : ASSIGNMENT 3

20 Nov

FULL TRANSCRIPTION

Codes :

N – SitiNabilah

S – Shamirah

 

N :Hi/Shamirah/

S : Hi/La/ la

N : How/ are you?

S :  I’m fine\ …how’s everything u do last week\?

N :Um… Well\ you know last week/, I have this,um… I had this presentation\ um…about a box/, a container actually. Um…  it’s a group work.

S :Ohh/!. We did the same thing/!

N :Oh/really/?

S:Yeah/. Oh/ I didn’t know because we’re in different groups. [laugh]

N: Yeah\ right… I\ [hand gesture] …  presented about, the capacity of the box. How about you [hand gesture]?

S : Oh. I did on esthetics\.

N: Wow/ [impress] . That is interesting/.

S : So/… can you tell me about the capacity\?… I think we missed yours/.

N: Um… our box. Um… Our box is like about um… 9.7inches long\, 9.7inches um… wide/and  9.7 inches height/.

S : So/ its..

N : It is um… 930³ big/. It’s like, this [hand gesture] big/

S :Oh/… that’s… okay… and um…\Why/ did you choose the size\?

N : Um\… okay… Um… it’s not really that big/ and not really that small/.So… um… we choose that size/ because…It can practically fit anywhere/ put everywhere/.Um… It doesn’t take out so much space/.  So you know… you can just um… you can put it, put it under your bed\, or…In your store room\…

Shamirah : oh\. Okay\…

N : Its very practical/.

S : [chuckles]Okay/…Um…Do/ you have/ I mean\, um… It is that big and do you have compartments as well\?

N: Yeah/, we have inside we have 4 partitions\, we can put um..the box can handle up to four/ novels,  two um… water bottle\,one… two/ one or two/ pencil cases, and like a … bundle stationaries. So it’s like, very … very …convenient/.

S :Ohh. Okay\, that’s huge\. And I like to see it\. [laugh]

N: [laugh] okay/.Um… I like to ask you about your, um… design/, I mean\…, how did you design your box/?

S: Um… For my box/, we have actually\ … um… we have a mirror, and um… we have drawers with the box, its actually, um… accessories and cosmetics\ based\ box\.

N: Wow/. That’s very nice\.

S: [hand gesture]Yeah, it’s very attractive, we have um… colorful wrappers inside, and um… the box is actually a teddy bear box, so its um… meant for the girls and um… we put ribbons at the door so it’s easy for the girls to pull it out\ and it has a lid/ on top of and there’s a mirror inside\.

N: Wow. Very convenient.

S: Yeah\

N: …So… maybe you can tell me more/ about\, about\ um… the size/ of the drawer

S: Yeah, the size/ are actually not really big/. Its um… It can um… fit um… jewelry\ like your accessories basically\, your bangles or… chain or whatever\, and you put out this..you know, the products, the tiny bottles And you can put this, you know, the products you have in bo/ ttles [hand gesture], it can also withstand it, you can also put it in. So it’sconvenient.

N: ohhhh.

S: And um… my box/, is not really for the girls only/. You can actually\ give it to boyfriends maybe/? [laugh]. We can change the design/ [hand gesture], we can change the wrapper/ [hand gesture], so, yeah, make it for men\.

N :Owh/ [impressed]

S: Yeah\

N: So you can make it custom made/?

S: Yeah, its custom made\.

N: That is very interesting/. I’d like to order one\. [giggle]

S: Yeah/! You should/! It’s reasonable. [laugh]

N: [laugh]

S and N : …

S: About your box, um… its multipurpose right/?

N : um/… Yeah/, multipurpose\.

S : So, um… the lid\, you just ajar or[ opening or lift it the box lid hand gesture] … or what?

N :(Well, you can use it to store your food/… or your book collection, um… stationaries, maybe your personal items.) (topicavoicdance)

S :Owh. Alright, Thank you Lala(Message abandoned) 

Project 1: Method of Evaluation

30 May

A corpus study using using ‘AntConc’ application software (20%).

a. Tentukan bilangan kekerapan kata/frasa yang bermakna dan sesuai dengan kehendak kajian anda (Kata nama/kata kerja/adjektif/adverba/dsbnya). Gunakan butang ‘WordList’ dalam AntConc untuk tugasan tersebut. (Markah = 10%)

b. Nyatakan makna frasa yang ditugaskan dalam konteks ucapan ‘I Have A Dream’. Guna google search untuk tujuan tersebut. (Markah = 10%)

Feedback from the Respondents’ Friend

28 May

Apart from just me analyzing the respondent, now i would like to reveal what their friends think about them. Basically at the same time, these people are helping me in strengthen the points of assumption that i have toward the respondents. Lets see what we have.

  • Friend of respondent 1

This friend of respondent said that she knew the respondent for more than 5 years time already. What she thinks about the respondent are just absolutely the same like what I’ve been thinking. We both think that this respondent is openess to experience. He show off a lot by the posts on facebook. Everything is just the same in terms of what the respondent think about himself and what his friend thinks about him.

  • Friend of respondent 2

Well, friend of respondent 2 knew her for more than 10 years already. There are some slight differ from what the friend think of her and what she thinks about her own self.  She thinks that she’s an introvert but the friend think the other way round. but basically, the friend agree the Conscientiousness side of her were in her at the very first place. The friend of respondent also think that respondent prefer to play first and do the work later; just like what the respondent think about herself.

  • Friend of respondent 3

Know each other for only 1 year and yes, the friend know him already. Friend of respondent 3 thinks the opposite of what  the respondent himself think about him. The friend and i judge him to well suited the domain of extroversion, unfortunately not to the respondent. He thinks that he’s an introvert but people around him think the other way.

  • Friend of respondent 4

The respondent real life shown and understandably by the friend. The friend agree with me on putting the respondent into the this 4th domain, the so called agreeableness. He think that respondent are really a very optimistic and trusted person. So does the respondent himself.

  • Friend of respondent 5

For the last friend of respondent, she, has been knowing her for more than 5 years. She also agree with me that the respondent should be under this Neuroticism domain because she thinks that this respondent are confuse and having some unstable emotion. The way the friend of respondent answer the question are almost the same with the respondent herself. So this conclude the idea of my assumption that this respondent fits in Neuroticism domain.

To sum up, i think the same like the friends of respondent thinks about the respondent. They really react the way they are in real life and posting on facebook or either twitter. From this project, i can tell that i learn a bit about people language and their characteristic which both effects one another. Yes, people judge you with your postings.

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