) Give two examples of conversational marking in your own everyday talk (your examples MUST be original. Your examples can be about any of the 3 applications of conversational marking we talked about in class: marking identities, asking questions in a un/marked form or making statements in a un/marked way)
2) What are the possible stances being displayed or communicated in your examples? Try to label these stances using the “stance formula” from this week’s lecture slides.
3) Refer to the “Black Lives Matter” vs. the “All Lives Matter” controversy from the lecture slides. What is your stance on the conversational marking of the “black lives” in this international campaign against violence and systemic racism toward black people? Does “all lives matter” erase the importance of calling out “black lives matter” as a marked form that requires more political attention and action?