Modern Day Law

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Modern Day Law At first glance of this assignment I noticed that I would be required to be engaged in a mass amount of television viewing and thought to myself that Professor Radican must have read my thoughts and was sympathetic to my daily dose of television needs. After reviewing the requirements of the assignment, I found that this was not the case. Television to me is a "magic box", a conduit to the outside world, accessing hundreds and hundreds of programs all ranging from the refined and intellectually stimulating to the far end of the spectrum of grotesque absurdity. I loved them all. My mission if I chose to except it and get a grade was to locate both similarities and the differences in the languages of a couple different shows. I had to describe the genre of the show's language and create a barometer that illustrates a scale of transactional, expressive, and/or poetic verbiage. For a grade I will do almost anything. I have always considered myself as somewhat of a television connoisseur and would perceive this type of assignment as elementary, however this was far from the truth. I labored for days, channel surfing through programs second by second, never stopping for more than a minute or so to get some more popcorn. Eventually I would find a station that appealed to me, however it seemed to lack the language that intrigued me or did not demonstrate the transactional, expressive, and/or poetic language that I was searching for. Finally, after a seemingly endless and treacherous search my quest was over and I had reached Mecca. There in front of me was the Emmy winning program, The Sopranos, which depicts the lives of modern day New Jersey Mafia family struggling with the ties of the "old world traditio... ... middle of paper ... ...ted Colombo, Gary. "Speech Communities" from the test Frame Work. Bedford Books Boston, 1997. NYPD BLUE. American Broadcasting Company. KOVR, Sacramento Cable Plus cable channel 0. October 3, 2000 Tchudi, Stephen, and Lee Thomas. The English Language, An Owners Manual. Allyn and Bacon Boston, 1999. The Sopranos. HBO Inc. Sacramento Cable Plus cable channel 14. October 8, 2000. Bibliography: Works Cited Colombo, Gary. "Speech Communities" from the test Frame Work. Bedford Books Boston, 1997. NYPD BLUE. American Broadcasting Company. KOVR, Sacramento Cable Plus cable channel 0. October 3, 2000 Tchudi, Stephen, and Lee Thomas. The English Language, An Owners Manual. Allyn and Bacon Boston, 1999. The Sopranos. HBO Inc. Sacramento Cable Plus cable channel 14. October 8, 2000.
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