Unit III: Exploring Your Academic and Professional LanguageCommunity |
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In the third and last unit, you'll take the analytical skills you learned in the first two units and apply them to an extremely important language community: your chosen academic and professional field. You'll analyze the language of this community, and interpret for yourself and your audience what it will mean for you to become a part of it and how you'll learn its language.
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), German philosopher. "Building Dwelling Thinking," lecture, 5 Aug. 1951 (published in Poetry, Language, Thought, 1971).