Journals permit you to think regarding how the course content associates to your experiences, philosophies and beliefs. There is no right or wrong answers; the value lies in your critical thinking. The problems beneath might spark some ideas regarding language and communication. You don't require addressing all the problems; rather, writing down your thoughts as they unfold.
You are surrounded by language and communication. Language and communication have become more open in our new digital world. While such changes do open many doors, there are as well new areas to reflect on. Think about your day today.
a) How did you communicate?
b) Is this dissimilar than how you communicated 10 years ago?
c) How about 20 years ago?
d) Our language and our means of communication have changed over time.
e) Have our rules and theories as well changed?
f) What about our interactions and expectations?
g) How about the efficiency of our communication?
h) How do you think the novel forms of language and abundance of diverse communication techniques will influence our children and youth?
i) Describe the impact of this new communication on the 'old' forms of communication?
j) Do you think there will be a change in language acquisition procedure?
k) What might be the merits and demerits of such a change?