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Colloquialism, Slang, & Jargon


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Colloquialism, Slang, & Jargon

  1. 1. Activity No.: 2 Type of Activity: Matching Type Activity Title: Colloquialism, Slang (Filler, Expression, Contraction), and Jargon Learning Targets: At the end of the lesson, I can distinguish colloquialism, slang, and jargon. 1. I can underline the slang as filler, expression or contraction in each statement/sentence. 2. I can classify whether the slang or colloquialism is formal or informal. Reference/s: Bustos- Orosa, M.A., PhD, English in Perspective, Abiva Publishing House, Inc., Abiva Bldg., Ave., QC pp 39-42 Values: Politeness and appropriateness
  2. 2. I. Concept Notes a. Colloquialism  Comes from the Latin term “colloquium,” which means “conference” or conversation.  As a literary device, it refers to the usage of informal or everyday language in the literature.  Are generally geographic in nature… the colloquial expressions often belong to a regional or local dialect (Native speakers of a language understand and use colloquialisms without realizing it, while non-native speakers may find colloquial expressions hard to This is because many colloquialisms are not literal usages of words, but instead idiomatic or metaphorical sayings).  Can generally be understood across age and socioeconomic barriers as long as the speakers are all from the same geographic region.
  3. 3. b. Slang  Is a style of language that is informal and is not considered part of the standard language.  Usually slang is used by members of some limited group. There are also expressions, fillers, and contractions that are usually used in informal conversations.  Are used in specific social groups, like teenagers… Slang: yup, nope Expression: sure, guys Filler: you know… hmmmm… aaahhh… c. Jargon  Is used only by certain groups, but it often refers to words used in a particularly profession. For example, the way in which lawyers speak is so specific to their profession.
  4. 4. II. Learning Experiences A. Checking for Understanding: Activity 1: Directions: The sentences below contain examples of slang, filler, expression, or contractions. Underline them in each sentence. 1. A relative from abroad gave me some green bucks. 2. He got new red wheels. 3. There are many hot young men in our neighborhood. 4. Be careful of the unknown folks. 5. We’ve seen it.
  5. 5. Activity 2: Directions: Replace the slang words and expressions in Activity 1 with word/s that is/are acceptable for formal writing by rewriting each sentence by group Geometrical shapes.
  6. 6. Activity 3: Directions: Study each expression below and tell whether it is FORMAL or INFORMAL. ___________________1. Do you understand what to ___________________2. Anybody in here? ___________________3. Let us take a walk. ___________________4. Wanna bite? ___________________5. I would like to have a and a soda.
  7. 7. B. Processing Questions: Content Questions: 1. Why are slangs or expression considered informal? Answer: 2. How does the formal expression differ from the informal expression? Answer:
  8. 8. C. Framing Concept: Formal Word
  9. 9. D. Lifelong Learning: “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.” People judge us the way we do/act or say. How would you avoid this to happen even if you with friends? Answer: