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17 Dec 2012

Life as an indentured servant in Colonial Maryland

Case study - 2 pages - Linguistics

My name is Sarah Malie and I am what you would refer to as an indentured servant. I am twenty-four years old and was born in London, England. My mother was originally from there and my father, Sidney Malie, came to London from Glasgow, Scotland. We were a poor family that...

25 May 2012

The effects of feminism in the english language

Case study - 4 pages - Linguistics

During recent decades, feminist commentators have adopted a critical view of various aspects of the English language, arguing that in the English language and many sentence structures and models evolve around the male figure ( Sexist language had been a significant...

17 May 2009

Linguistic diversity in Europe: Strength or weakness?

Case study - 5 pages - Linguistics

In 1919, after many debates, the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George concluded that the Versailles treaty would be written both in French and English. Since then, English has imposed itself in diplomacy, economic exchanges, Medias and so on. Nowadays, it seems that this language has gained...