Digging Deeper: Chapters 1 & 2

Students of this course are to present an in-depth project dealing with a topic connected to International English.

Below you will find resources for the research topics suggested on pp. 87-88 in Access to International English.

Remember: These topics are not meant to be definitive. It may be that they simply set you off in a certain direction.

 

Topic 1:               

http://www.mla.org/census_main/

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/language/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_the_United_States

 

Topic 2:               

http://languagedossier.webs.com/otherenglishes.htm

http://samaraaltlinguo.narod.ru/resources/otherengl.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_the_English_language

 

Topic 3:               

http://www.cic-totalcare.com/en/?cS=GAW&cC=1.4.1&gclid=CMWgtMzqzbECFW0umAodnwIAng

http://www.isstavanger.no/

http://ihsnyc.org/

http://www.isstokyo.org/

http://www.studyinvictoria.com/about.asp

 

Topic 4:           

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/opinion/24wed2.html

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/04/15/googles-ordeal-in-china/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/world/asia/google-to-alert-users-to-chinese-censorship.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_China

 

Topic 5:               

General:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Spring

http://www.arbitragemagazine.com/general/social-media-essential-ingredient-modern-democracy/

Egypt:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uygK5dQW3f4

Libya:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_speech_in_the_media_during_the_Libyan_civil_war

Tunisia:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uygK5dQW3f4

Yemen:

http://blog.witness.org/2012/02/videos-critique-undemocratic-election-and-educate-voters-in-yemen/

Syria:

http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/information-wars-assessing-the-social-media-battlefield-in-syria

 

Topic 6:               

How many smartphones have been sold worldwide?

http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobile-stats/

What impact have smartphones had on politics?

http://www.ccmtc.com/blog/index.php/2012/07/10/smartphones-and-politics/

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/09/08/politicians-use-smartphones-reel-voters

What major developments are expected in smartphones over the next few years?

http://www.slideshare.net/unababy/ten-major-trends-for-smartphone-in-the-future-development

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/future-smartphone-features/

What kind of impact might these new developments have on the world?

http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/the-networked-society-blog/2012/01/19/the-impact-of-smartphones/

http://www.squidoo.com/smart-phones-ruin-society

http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/smartphone-impact-on-society

 

Topic 7:                 

http://www.thisisnollywood.com/nollywood.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Nigeria

http://papermoney.hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of-Nollywood

 

Topic 8:

http://www.universalstudios.com/

http://www.warnerbros.com/

http://www.waltdisneystudios.com/

http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/

http://www.mgm.com/

http://www.foxmovies.com/

http://www.unitedartists.com/

http://www.paramount.com/

                                

Topic 9:               

http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/History_of_the_Game_Show

http://www.pbs.org/opb/pioneersoftelevision/pioneering-programs/games-shows/

http://telewatcher.com/game-shows/game-show-history/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_show

 

Topic 10:            

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2011/0917/The-Apple-effect-How-Steve-Jobs-Co.-won-over-the-world

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44808657/Steve_Jobs_Impact_on_Apple_Past_and_Future

http://www.macworld.com/article/1161970/steve_jobs_impact.html

 

 

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