Professor Essay Topics

Reexamining interpreter’s role

Immediately, the Interpreter knows that this response is not appropriate, and we find evidence for that in his talk and action, first, he says “uhm” at the same time the Professor says, “ok uhm. ” He does not wait for а response from the Student but instead tries to hold the turn with his utterance…. View Article

А cultural framework of beliefs and actions

Without considering some or all of these relationships, utterances can be analyzed only in terms of their surface meanings. Moreover, not considering an entire context allows us to impugn the intentions and motives of others, that is, to blame participants for asking questions. We cannot understand how an interpreter’s role emerges in actual interaction by… View Article

Decisions about turns

Overlapping talk is а difficult dilemma for interpreters. Whether the talk is simply of а back-channel nature or will become an attempt to take а turn does not deny its potential meaningfulness in conversational activity. As overlapping talk begins, any prediction as to its eventual length is а fifty-fifty probability. In interpreted conversation, the only… View Article

Simultaneous interpreting

These first two instances of overlap happen quickly and without need for а resolution. Then, а third instance of overlapping talk begins, all three are talking, and to intervene. The Student offers back-channel responses, the Interpreter begins translating and then the Professor begins to speak. Suddenly there are three speakers. For а moment, all three… View Article

Lengthy lag

From regular lag, another type of lag can develop–а delay that becomes too long for one of the speakers Lengthy lag occurs when а speaker perceives that the ensuing verbalizing or silence is taking too much time and reacts verbally or nonverbally. Typically this produces one of two results, the speaker who is uncomfortable begins… View Article

Randy Pausch, Speaking Skills

When faced with the knowledge that you are about to do something you love for the last time, how would you react? When Randy Pausch, a virtual design professor at the University of Carnegie Mellon was given the diagnosis of liver cancer with only a few months to live, he knew that everything he did… View Article

University of Cape Town

Dwight Hopkins is an ordained American Baptist minister and an Associate Professor of Theology at the Divinity School, University of Chicago. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 1976. He has earned his Master of Divinity (1984), Master of Philosophy (1987), and his PhD (1988) from Union Theological Seminary in the City… View Article

“The last lectur” – Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch, a remarkable professor in Carnegie Mellon, delivered his last lecture and book entitled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” in 2007. Because he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he was dying but he tried to leave what he wanted to educate his children in the future. After recalling his memory, he found that all… View Article

People Puzzle

1) What would you tell [Student’s Name] if [s/he] asked you the following question: “What is it like to be on the other side of me?” Kelven, you are a very strong minded individual. You remind me of my uncle who is a professor and is known by our family as the “serious”, “straight-forward” uncle…. View Article

3 Idiots Reaction Paper

INTRODUCTION The movie “3 Idiots” is an Indian film about the life of three engineering students who went to study at one of the best colleges in India, the Imperial College of Engineering. Coming from different walks of life, the three “idiots”, Farhan Qureshi, Raju Rastogi , and Rancchoddas “Rancho” Shyamaldas Chanchad, will become best… View Article