This 59th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-
On the use of two discourse particles in a local variety of English.
In studies of language, we often have to come up with research topics to narrow down our investigation.
We attempted to illicit responses, so we devised our own experiential data using all our best techniques and mothodology. We then spilt up the writing of the report.
We recorded the informants’ actions visually and audibly.
We recorded the informants’ parts of speech.
Both particles are lexemes and both are also used to reflect a degree of expressions, so we used an audible type of survey with recorded sentences. The survey was questioned verbally, to purport to the target group that tone is imperative to the understanding of the sentences in the survey.
We asked the informants if they thought we could find out the meaning of the particles from our interview. Yes/No. We then came up with two hypothesises instead of one.
Some standard questions were inserted to challenge the necessity of the particles in message conveyance, as well as to collate the general opinion on the possibility of the expression particles being more than just auxiliary verbs.
We used visionary aids such as graphs and pie charts.
Our teacher gave a working definition of ‘particle’ and we presupposit that it is still working.
More to come...