Linguistic Final (Partially Complete)
LING 472: Social Justice Final Paper
Due Thursday, May 10, 12:30pm, Dropbox,
Now that you have developed an understanding on the injustice you researched about, and have proposed some interventions, it is time to take ACTION. For this portion of the project, asks you to present a FULL REPORT where you explain the injustice you researched about, and exercise your own agency to enact linguistic justice. In doing so, you will combine material from the Injustice Write-up, Intervention paper and your reflection/understanding of social justice and its relationship to language.
Your final paper should be around 4,500-5,000 words (you may extend, inf necessary). You should include
ALL the feedback you obtained (both from me and your peers)
. Your final report should include the following sections and labeled as such.
Prelude (5 points)
· A personal short definition of social justice and its relation to language
· Feel free to also add a couple of inspirational quotes from activists or community members that have and continue to work towards a just world.
Injustice (30 points)
· Describe (in detail) the injustice that you investigated about in your injustice write up and explain why it is important to address it.
· Remember that this section should at least address 3 major points (e.g., history, people, power structures, ideologies, etc.)
· Use subsections addressing the different major points (you can divide this as you please)
Previous Interventions (10 points)
· This section should describe interventions that have been proposed or executed. Explain which of these interventions have worked, and what aspects of the intervention have still fallen short. What else is there to do?
· You researched some of this for your Injustice Section as well as your Intervention Draft.
The goal here is to have a short separate section that will make your paper more coherent.
Proposed Interventions (40 points)
· Provide a detailed account of the proposed interventions. If you chose option 1, please, divide them into 3 subsections
1. Awareness-raising / educational projects
2. Policy change (organization policy and/or law)
3. Mutual aid and/or direct action
· Explain the goals and methodologies of your proposed intervention(s):
· What specific aspect of the injustice is this intervention designed to target? o Why this intervention in particular? (Why do you believe it will be effective?) o What kinds of resources would be needed for this intervention?
· Who is the target audience? Whose support will it be necessary to ensure?
· If relevant, you may also want to describe a specific group or organization you want to work with for one or all of your proposed interventions.
· Although these are individually-authored papers, justice is rarely accomplished alone. Most lasting social change is accomplished in community settings. If your proposal involves working with a community, make sure to do some research on existing linguistic interventions in that community before you start designing your own. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, thing about how you could best plug into or support existing projects – including selecting particular organizations or individuals with whom you might work – and make sure to include this information in your proposal.
· Any reach out material you created (TikTok videos, Instagram slide deck, Twitter posts, Flyers)
· Additionally, you could also include a lesson plan (if working within education). o This optional material may replace a full page of the proposal itself and you can send it to me as “mock-up draft” for me to give you feedback on. Please note that this mock-up should actually include a meaningful amount of content – i.e., it shouldn’t just be an illustration or logo without any words.
Conclusion (10 points)
· In 1 paragraph o Briefly mention the injustice being addressed (1-2 sentences) o Briefly summarize the proposed interventions
· Briefly summarize which of the three proposals you plan or are likely to take on in the reasonable short future and why
· In another 1 paragraph, acknowledge the ways in which your peers have influenced your thinking on this project.
· The most helpful suggestions you received during class brainstorming session as well as peer feedback sessions, and who those reviewers were
· What changes you made to your initial drafts and in what capacity has your paper improved.
References (5 points)
Provide a list of cited sources using APA.