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ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT ________________________________________________________________________ HBET1203 ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY JANUARY 2014 ________________________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS

1. This assignment contains only ONE (1) question that is in English. 2. Answer in English. 3. Download the language version of the assignment template concerned from the MyVLE for preparation and submission of your assignment. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing. 4. Your assignment should be between 2500 to 3000 words excluding references. The number of words should be shown at the end of your assignment. Do not copy the assignment question and instructions to your answer. 5. You must submit your assignment ON-LINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the procedures to submit your assignment on-line. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted assignment for personal reference. 6. You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file. Your assignment must be submitted between 3rd March and 16th March 2014. Submission after
16th March 2014 will NOT be accepted.

8. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another persons assignment. You should also not plagiarise another persons work as your own.

EVALUATION This assignment accounts for 40 % of the marks for the course mentioned and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme. You would be informed of the assignment mark before the Final Semester Examination commences. PLAGIARISM : MARKS DEDUCTION Warning : The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check. If plagiarism is detected, marks would be deducted as follows: Assignments with 10 - 30 % overlap with others: 20% deduction from the total marks scored. Assignments with 31 - 50 % overlap with others: 40% deduction from the total marks scored. Assignments with more than 50% overlap with others: Zero mark would be given.

ASSIGNMENT QUESTION One reason why Malaysian English language learner may find native English language speakers a little difficult to understand is because they sound different and one reason for this is because they use vowels differently (includes short vowels, long vowels, dipthongs and tripthongs). Record two instances English language in the media (suggestion: a local English news and an English (UK or US) English language news from youtube). Compare the difference in the way they use vowels in their speech. Based on your comparison to determine the truth or falsehood of the statement above.

A SSIGNMENT G UIDELINES To complete this assignment, you are required to do the following: 1. Write a research based essay on the topic given in the Assignment Question above. 2. Your essay must have the following characteristics a. 2500 to 3000 words in length excluding title page, abstract page, illustrations, references and appendixes. b. Follows the APA format. c. Uses appropriate referencing methods see OUMH1203 or search for the APA format. d. Appropriately supported with relevant material.

3. Your essay must be your own work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

[Total: 40 marks] ____________________________________________________________________________


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ATTACHMENT ASSIGNMENT RUBRICS COURSE CODE : SEMESTER : HBET1203 JAN2014

Topic Suggested points for answers Essay Quality Marks General Organization The essay: D 0-2

C 3-5 The essay: Shows evidence of paragraphing. May contain a sense of direction, but may lack focus. May not progress in a logical order. May not use cohesive devices. The essay:

B 6-7 The essay: Has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Uses paragraphing appropriately. Generally progresses in a logical order. Uses cohesive devices between and within paragraphs.

A 8-10 Uses paragraphing effectively. Contains a strong controlling idea. Progresses in a logical order. Uses effective cohesive devices (such as transitions, repetition, pronouns, parallel structure) between and within paragraphs. Uses appropriate supporting material

Total 40 10

May lack evidence of paragraphing. Is difficult to follow and lacks focus. Does not progress in a logical order, and may digress to unrelated topics. Lacks cohesion.

Material and references

Lacks supporting material / supporting material selected lacks relevance.

Supporting material selected lacks direct relevance.

Supporting material is relevant but lacks in depth and / or width

10

Language (vocabulary & Grammar)

Uses imprecise language. Contains sentences that lack variety and clarity. Shows little or no evidence of writing techniques. Lacks complexity, freshness of thought, and individual perspective. Shows little or no awareness of audience or purpose. Contains repeated errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization and/or spelling that are distracting to the reader.

May use imprecise language. Contains sentences that are generally clear but may lack variety and complexity. Attempts to use some writing techniques. May lack complexity, freshness of thought, and/or individual perspective. Shows some awareness of audience and purpose. Contains errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling that may be distracting to the reader.

Uses precise language. Contains sentences that are clear and show some variety in structure. Uses writing techniques. Shows some complexity, freshness of thought, and/or individual perspective. Shows an awareness of audience and purpose. May contain errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling that are not distracting to the reader

Uses precise and vivid language. Contains sentences that are clear and varied in structure. Effectively uses writing techniques (such as imagery, humor, point of view, voice). Shows complexity, freshness of thought, and individual perspective. Clearly shows an awareness of audience and purpose. Contains few errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling.

10

Development and argumentation

shows some awareness and understanding of the factual and/or theoretical issues, but demonstrates limited ability to develop these; provides clear evidence of misunderstandings; shows some, albeit limited, evidence of planning in the formulation of the

shows some understanding of relevant major theoretical and/or factual issues; shows evidence of planning in the formulation of the written answer, makes selective use of appropriate sources, and demonstrates some knowledge of the literature; shows, at various points if not throughout the entire

offers critical insights and shows evidence of critical thinking; shows a good understanding of the major factual and/or theoretical issues, and addresses the relevant literature on the topic; develops a focused and clear argument and articulates a sustained train of logical

shows clear evidence of wide and relevant reading and an engagement with the conceptual issues; develops a sophisticated and intelligent argument; shows a rigorous use and a good understanding of relevant source materials, achieving an appropriate balance between factual

10

written answer, but also includes material or arguments which are irrelevant or unrelated to the question.

text, examples of a clear train of thought or argument; presents basic models / diagrams, where appropriate; provides an appropriate conclusion to the textual argument(s).

thought; gives a clear exposition of models/diagrams, with derivation, where appropriate; shows clear evidence of planning in the formulation of the written answer and includes a judicious choice of sources and methodology

detail and key theoretical issues; may provide evidence of original thinking.

fails to develop a clear or coherent response to the question, but shows occasional knowledge or insight.

NOTE: Please use one of the search engines to verify if you suspect that there has been a case of plagiarism. If you suspiscions are verified by the search, award no marks. Adapted from: 1. http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/Released_Items/current/cascoring.pdf 2. http://www.soas.ac.uk/artshumanities/information-for-students/ug-marking-guidelines/