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Speech

Communication
Take-home
Comprehensive
Examinations

Kindly submit on or before Tuesday, 17


March 2015, 11:59pm. Thanks!

GENERAL DIRECTIONS
Answer all the four questions taken from lessons we had for the whole year, each worth a
maximum of 25 points each, in not less than 6 sentences but not exceeding 10 sentences.
You may include images to illustrate your point. To ensure the scholarly quality of the
output, you are required to cite at least three academic sources per question to prove your
answer. Send your answers through electronic mail at jayson_zabala@outlook.com on or
before the indicated deadline. Thank you very much.

QUESTION 1
Prove the existence of the World Englishes Paradigm by citing three events that
contributed to the spread of the English Language. Explain Braj Kachrus use of
concentric circles to identify how the world utilizes the English Language. Where does
the Philippines belong? Does it really belong there? Explain.

QUESTION 2
There are a lot of communication models existent today. Differentiate the following
models based on 1) concept of communication (sender-receiver interaction); 2)
acknowledgement of interferences (if any); and 3) improvements from previous/related
theories.
Linear Model
Interactive Model
Transactional Model

QUESTION 3
What is a corpus? How can a corpus help us in understanding how language works?

QUESTION 4
Watch the following video again:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvxtC60V6kc (6 elevator pitches for the 21st
century)
Look for three other successors to the elevator pitch (aside from the ones
mentioned) and explain why they might just make it.