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11 Oct 2010

Dynamics of language and society: A discourse of identity togetherness

Thesis - 7 pages - Linguistics

Ethnicity or ethnic groups generally understood as tribal societies or communities who traditionally have something in common identity. A form of identity such as language, place of residence, kinship patterns, marriage patterns, religion, architecture, patterns of residence, and others....

30 Jul 2010

The modern Western alphabet: A brief history

Thesis - 2 pages - Linguistics

As the introductory quote suggests, the history of the modern western alphabet is extensive and has evolved through many different forms to arrive at its present day state. Small modifications over thousands of years have resulted in the system of single phonemic symbol writing that we use today....

29 Jul 2010

How humans communicate by spatial language

Thesis - 2 pages - Linguistics

In “'What' and ‘Where' in Spatial Language and Spatial Cognition,” Landau and Jackendoff discuss the human ability to express spatial experiences through language (i.e. what things are and where they are). They posit that the organization of spatial language can be used to better...

29 Jul 2010

Listening to a native language lowers reading comprehension more than a second language

Thesis - 3 pages - Linguistics

Dual tasking is among some of the most studied topics of today. It seems that contemporary society is busier than ever. With the advancement in technology and the fast pace nature of the world, divided attention is at an all time high. One of the most classic studies of dual tasking is the...

28 Jun 2010

Analytical paper on Frankenstein

Thesis - 2 pages - Linguistics

In Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, she discusses many of the tensions between the exceptional individual, referring to the monster Victor Frankenstein created, and society. It is easily compared to acclaimed author John Stuart Mill's book, On Liberty. In his novel he emphasizes the importance...

28 Feb 2010

Dynamics and characteristics of language evolution

Thesis - 2 pages - Linguistics

The development of language was both supported by and supplementary to the evolution of “fully modern” human intelligence. Lingual evolution can be divided into its anatomical and social developments, so that there is a distinction between language as an anatomical capacity, and...

16 Feb 2010

Evolutionary phonology: Review, assess and critique evolutionary phonology: The emergence of sound platforms by Juliette Blevins

Thesis - 20 pages - Linguistics

Phonology is essentially the examination of sound patterns of languages and in every language, sound patterns will inherently characterize composition of words and phrases. These sound patterns will encompass contrasts in expression, distribution of features and variable contextual realizations....

18 May 2009

The religion card

Thesis - 5 pages - Linguistics

Marx's theory of the trajectory of the dialectic relationship between the bourgeoisie and proletariat argues that internal homogeneity within each class is a crucial prerequisite to class action/revolution. This is because internal homogeneity gives rise to class consciousness within each class;...

17 May 2009

The place of the French language in our society

Thesis - 11 pages - Linguistics

The French language is one those languages which are spoken all around the world. It's the 11th most used language through the world, the second most commonly-taught second language in the world (after English) and the official language in 29 countries . According to some estimations, more...

27 Apr 2009

Foreign language inadequacies in America

Thesis - 7 pages - Linguistics

What do you call a person who speaks more than two languages? Multilingual. What do you call a person who speaks two languages? Bilingual. And what do you call a person who only speaks one language? An American. So goes the oft-told joke, particularly loved by my European friends (all of...

15 Apr 2009

Barack Obama's use of the indefinite article /a/

Thesis - 6 pages - Linguistics

The purpose of my research project was to examine Barack Obama's use of and pronunciation of the indefinite article /a/ during his speeches for the 2008 presidential campaign. I examined this element because I wanted to find out if there was any correlation between Obama's use of the indefinite...

07 Apr 2009

Kristevan themes in "Sula" and "The Bluest Eye"

Thesis - 6 pages - Linguistics

When Morrison describes her attempt to express black feminine subjectivity in The Bluest Eye, she claims that, “the problem, of course, was language”(211). According to Morrison, “ ‘civilized' languages debase humans”(Afterward, 216). Pauline, Pecola's mother, finds...

26 Feb 2009

Breaking up the body: Dissecting the Baroque period

Thesis - 7 pages - Linguistics

During the Baroque period, things fell apart; the center of beliefs, institutions, and truisms could no longer hold. Indeed, not even one's body was free of speculation, debate, and change; with scientific discoveries and experiments, as well as the thinkers and philosophers challenging...

04 Dec 2007

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Variety of English and its Usage

Thesis - 7 pages - Linguistics

Every time a person opens his or her mouth to speak that person is speaking not only a language but a dialect of that language as well. It is a common misconception that only certain people whose pronunciations vary from what is considered Standard American English, speak a dialect....