Language is the soul of effective communication. It is critical to understand nuances of written word, tools and mechanisms deployed and depth of written word to gauge its impact on audience.
Language analysis is required by Academicians, Scholars, Journalists and Sociologists to clearly understand impact of language in any scenario.
If you are a Scholar who has to analyze language, then you can use a lot of tips which are mentioned here. Apart from few quick tips, common sense and awareness around that topic is a necessary requirement.
A lot of ways and tips will help you in accomplishing this task (It helped me!). Let us discuss few of them:
- Work Around Your Awareness:
One fine morning, getting up and pushing yourself out of slumber will not make you an effective language analyst. Read about topic beforehand, evaluate the pros and cons using a rational mind and then see if the write up achieves its objective in a successful manner.
- Improve your vocabulary
Paralanguage or synonyms or Meta-language is crucial as the primary purpose of the article has to be achieved using crux of article. Avoid tautology, and introduce essence in an enchanting manner by using suitable synonyms.
Statement: The movement was reduced to ashes
Analysis: The mass crusade was crushed.
- Do Not Rewrite Anything
Well, you might argue that language analysis is mere rewriting, however, it is required to draw inferences. Like: They were happy and ecstatic, can be inferred as they were satisfied with the outcome. Mere rewriting is not purpose; purpose is to analyze and draw appropriate inferences.
- Focus on Language ONLY
Focus on what Writer wants to talk about, instead of similes and metaphors associated. As a Language Analyst, all we need to do is analyze the impact the outcome of a write-up and not the tools deployed.
See here “The town was painted in blood and sweat.