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31 Dec 2023

How Participants Employ Rhetorical Strategies and Skillfully Leverage the Notion of "Common Sense" To Advance Their Arguments Within the Realm of Contentious Debates?

Essay - 4 pages - Linguistics & languages

In this paper, we delve into the multifaceted realm of polemical exchanges, closely examining the intricate interplay between rhetoric, argumentation, and the fundamental concept of "common sense." Through a comprehensive analysis of Belgian written opinion articles from both conventional and...

25 Oct 2023
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What was the Most Important War in American History?

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

In my opinion, the Second World War was the most important in American history. However, the Americans only entered the conflict in December 1941 following the Japanese aggression on its ground at Pearl Harbor on the 7th.

23 Oct 2023

Talk about your talents and abilities

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

My talents and abilities are somewhat synonymous with my passions. I do what I like, and I am trying to improve myself in the things I like (such as my ability to speak English).

13 Oct 2023

Is violence the best way to protest?

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

The present paper critically examines to which extent violence is an efficient way to protest, if the best. First, we will address the stand that violence is a useful and efficient way to further a cause. Then, we will analyse how on the opposite violence can harm a cause if used by its opponents...

08 Oct 2023

The Notion of Cultural Identity in The Waiter's Wife and Angels in America

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

As Margaret J. Wheatley, who studies organizational behaviour, once noted that "There (was) no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about", we may question, especially since the most prevalent ghettoization suspicions in many places around the world, with all the...

27 Sep 2023

The Syrian Conflict: Effectiveness and Ethics of the Bombing by the United States, Britain, and France

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics & languages

An alliance led by the US, Britain, and France has been bombarding targets in Syria since 2015. Nevertheless, different events must be distinguished. On the first hand, some bombings took place in order to fight against Daesh. Iraq asked for the help of other countries in order to wipe out...

28 Aug 2023

Myths and Heroes

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

Myths are stories and heroes are the people who support it, and both are part of our collective imaginary. They are so different from boring people and life that we feel interested. Could we also become heroes? We will first define and take a look at the myths and heroes we know, and then we will...

28 Aug 2023

Idea of Progress : sport performances

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

We should start saying that progress is simply a positive evolution. This can be applied to all sorts of subjects but today I will be talking about sports performances because limits are pushed further. But can we consider this real progress?

08 Feb 2021
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How you think EAP is different from general English?

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

English for Academic Purpose (EAP) is a course included in the preparatory program of the bachelor's degree in order to improve students' capacities in English. Some students argue that EAP is like the secondary school English system but a little more advanced in that EAP represents a...

27 Jul 2015
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Native English speakers of the world

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

Native speakers of English are approximately 430 million people in the world. However, the number of native and non-native speakers is approximated to be 2 billion people. English is the third largest language in terms of the number of speakers after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. In contrast,...

24 Jul 2015
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The effects of Norman culture and language on the Saxons

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

Change is an inevitable part of existence. Throughout history man has evolved in terms of philosophy, theology, and ideology. Sir Walter Scott provides an identification of the additional elements involved in change through his novel, Ivanhoe. Societal and linguistic changes were the result of...

13 Feb 2011
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Speech acts

Essay - 10 pages - Linguistics & languages

In the present research, the researcher will examine 13 main points, each of which will be followed by other subtitles. Throughout these headlines and subtitles, speech acts are going to be investigated in terms of three main stages. The first stage is about Austin's first dichotomy which...

29 Sep 2010
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English as a global language : Past, present and future

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics & languages

Globalization has ushered in an era of global culture and economy. With this increased internationalization, everyone needs a medium of communication. Intercultural transactions can only take place if a common language is used. The English language has become popular as a common language. As...

29 Sep 2010
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The French influence on the English vocabulary

Essay - 11 pages - Linguistics & languages

This quotation of the contemporary glossary by Robert of Gloucester brilliantly sums up the linguistic situation of the English society in the centuries after the Norman Conquest. While French became the language of power and prestige and left its mark on the English language, English remained...

29 Jul 2010
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Greek language and literature

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

The Greek language has been spoken for nearly 4,000 years. It is the oldest oral language in Europe. The alphabet consists of 24 letters and is the official language in Greece. It's related to Latin, Hittie, Old Slavic, Celtic, and Germanic languages. To create the Greek language, Greeks...

16 Jan 2009
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The difference between sentences that are evaluated by linguistic significance alone and sentences that are evaluated by linguistic significance and other circumstances

Essay - 16 pages - Linguistics & languages

Significant differences among sentences of natural language certainly occur. It is not a matter of theoretical philosophy or theoretical linguistics but simply common sense. The difference I would like to focus on is the one between sentences that are evaluated using linguistic significance alone...

10 Sep 2008
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The Mohawk people

Essay - 7 pages - Linguistics & languages

The Mohawk are survivors. From the days of their early ancestors to the present day, the Mohawk have dwindled in number but have lived on. This is an exploration of the history and culture of the Mohawk. In this paper I will attempt to explain the past and present state of the Mohawk nation:...

09 Sep 2008
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Language evolution: Anthropology

Essay - 8 pages - Linguistics & languages

Its tops, it's the queens square, it's fabulous, it's cool, it's off the hook. All of these phrases mean the same thing, “It's great”. This is one of many phrases that have taken the twists and turns of the ages through our youth. Throughout history human language continues to evolve...

04 Aug 2008
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Second language processing and the access question

Essay - 8 pages - Linguistics & languages

The rest of the paper will be spent expositing and, when necessary, critiquing, some of the literature on second language processing. I will pay particular attention to the recent Shallow Structure Hypothesis (SSH), due to Clahsen and Felser. In contrast to squabbles about the vague notion of...

01 Aug 2008
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Multiple Wh -Questions: Logical form and paired list readings

Essay - 10 pages - Linguistics & languages

In her paper “Multiple Wh Questions,” Veneeta Dayal takes a comprehensive approach to the topic of questions involving multiple wh-elements. She begins the paper by discussing the way in which a study of multiple wh-questions might provide valuable insight into important theoretical...

19 Jun 2008
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A Radial Category Perspective on Mandarin Verb Complements

Essay - 6 pages - Linguistics & languages

In his treatment of Claudia Brugman's work on the English preposition over, Lakoff (1987) extends Brugman's analysis of that preposition as a radial category, one in which the different meanings of the word can be described in terms of a category structured radically, containing with a central...

19 Jun 2008
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The Rhetoric of Growth in Colorado: Reconciling Perceptions and Reality

Essay - 8 pages - Linguistics & languages

In 1990, Colorado was a state of about 3.3 million (U.S. Census Bureau, 2001b). By 2000, Colorado's population had grown to 4,301,261 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2001b). Colorado's new residents spurred development in areas once sparsely inhabited. The population of Superior in Boulder County, for...

19 Jun 2008
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Gender Representation and the Curation of Chicano Visions

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

The Chicano Art Movement began in part as an effort on the part of Chicanos to take agency in their own representation. Before the Movement, most available representation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans cast them in a negative light — often as servile or violent (Davalos 3). It is...

19 Jun 2008
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The Making of an Official Language : Chaofen Sun

Essay - 6 pages - Linguistics & languages

The foundation for the unification of Chinese has already come into being. It is none other than the standard form of Modern Chinese with the Beijing phonological system as its norm of pronunciation, Northern dialects as its base dialects, and looking to exemplary modern works in vernacular...

21 May 2008
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A Common Tongue: A Bit About Dialects in a Language

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

Dialect is a variety of language used by people from a particular geographic area. This language is a complete system of verbal communication with its own vocabulary and grammar (“Dialect”).In America today, the common language is English. But what does English mean? While Standard...

18 Apr 2008
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The Humanity of the Greek Gods

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

If you lived in Athens, Greece around the time when the great poet Homer lived, you probably would be acquainted with the many Greek gods. Homer's written compilation of the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, which were formerly only told through oral tradition, would be easy for you to...

04 Jan 2008
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Are Theories Incommensurable Due to the Untranslatability of One Scientific Language to Another?

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

The most famous exponent of the theory of incommensurability is Thomas Kuhn. To state his theory in the simplest form, incommensurability is simply the idea that theories within science are not compatible, and that the languages they use are, at least in part, mutually untranslatable. This is...

04 Jan 2008
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Does the Argument from the Systematicity of Thought to the Language of Thought Hypothesis Work?

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

One of the main arguments to support the language of thought hypothesis (LOTH), as proposed by Fodor (1975), is that of the systematicity of thought. This argument consists of the idea that the ability to entertain certain thoughts is linked to the ability to entertain certain other thoughts....

17 Dec 2007
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The Prominence of "ANIMAL for HUMAN" Metaphor

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

The role metaphor plays in language is viewed differently by scholars in different fields. The extremes are the classical view based on Aristotle's writings about metaphor and the Romantic view. Those that follow the classical view see metaphor as a purely literary device used to decorate...

17 Dec 2007
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The Morpho-Semantics of English Compound Words: Formation, Meaning and Productivity

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

The ability to compound words in the English language has always been a very productive method of adding new words to the lexicon. Compound words are generally formed in one of two ways, as root compounds or synthetically. Whichever way they are formed, the rightmost constituent is always the...