Focus your essay on one language relationship or issue addressed by three of the outside authors and yourself. You can use the various relationships we've already discussed as starting points (Language and Individual, Language and Community, Language and Power, and Language and Perceptions of Reality--not to mention all the others we generated in class). But for your essay, go beyond those starting points so you can express your own ideas. You can start with one of the relationships we've already discussed and narrow it down to one aspect that really interests you, or you can develop a new point-of-view that's all your own. The authors you use don't all need to agree on the relationship you identify--they simply need to approach it in some way. At least two of the authors you use must be authors we've read in class. If you feel it's appropriate to your subject, though, your third author can be any other author from Language Matters.