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23 Apr 2023

Understanding the World Through the Study of Foreign Languages

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Nowadays, communicating can be done in various ways. The voice, hands, body language or even texts can be effective ways of spreading a message. However, the main barrier stopping us from easily communicating with every single population is the variety of languages. It is to say...

12 Nov 2022

The history of the English language

Speech - 1 pages - Linguistics

Today, the purpose of my conference is to present you the history of the English language and its evolution, and I will conclude with the impacts of this language in the world nowadays. So first of all, English was born circa the fifth century, when The Romans (who spoke Latin) left...

28 Sep 2016

Sign language and overcoming deafness

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Anybody that has traveled to a foreign country can appreciate the feelings of helplessness when no one speaks your language. We all take for granted the fact that when we want or need something, we can make strange sounds with our mouth to make it happen. However, not even the hardiest of...

23 Sep 2016

Theory of Speech, language - Noam Chomsky

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

While Noam Chomsky is perhaps better known for his liberal political views and philosophies which support a variety of social causes, such as helping the poor, condemning wars, violence, and poverty, he is also a world renowned linguist. Chomsky has developed interesting theories in speech which...

11 Mar 2015

Language and Literacy - Malcolm X, GloriaAnzaldĂșa, and Barbara Mellix

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Malcolm X, GloriaAnzaldĂșa, and Barbara Mellix in their writings express their understanding of the significance and power of language. They explain how language facilitates and strengthens an individual's identity and helps one view himself or herself in a new way. In her essay,...

09 Mar 2015

Decolonizing the Language Garden: Narratives of Exploration and Acquisition in Jamaica Kincaid's Garden Writing

Case study - 12 pages - Literature

While acknowledging their problematic nature, postcolonial writer Jamaica Kincaid maintains a predilection for explorer narratives. Between her two most exploratory and garden-related works, My Garden (Book): and Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas, she refers to at least ten such narratives,...

28 Jul 2015

The effects of Norman culture and language on the Saxons

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics

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...

19 Jun 2014

Language Processing

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

Language can be defined as a body of words whose system of use is common to people who are either from the same nation, community, geographical region or with similar cultural tradition. Learning a new language is certainly challenging especially since it is not one's native...

05 Nov 2014

Practical ways teachers can promote student communication and teaching of the world language- Burke (2010)

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

In order to be effective in the teaching of the world language, language teachers need to find the most effective ways that will develop not only the learners interest in the language but also competence in the usage of the L2. This is because the ultimate goal of teaching a...

21 Nov 2014

Language and Cultural Identity

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

Language is the use of symbols (words) to communicate. It is the most-important cultural aspect and every culture in the world communicates with their native language (Senft, 12). Language is also a tool used by archeologist to examine past activates and provide clues about...

24 Dec 2013

Farsi Language

Case study - 10 pages - Educational studies

The purpose of writing this essay will be to examine the various varieties of English that exist in Farsi language classrooms and also to determine the type of English language pronunciation that Iranian learners are aiming for and the interference of Farsi language in...

12 Jun 2013

The official language movement

Case study - 1 pages - Educational studies

Most Americans have trouble relating to Presidential candidates that are bilingual. The majority of Americans do not know another language besides English; they feel like it is the only one that is important. So when Barrack Obama was running for President it was a little surprising that...

10 Jul 2013

Essay on the Vietnamese language, Quoc ngu

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

Right was the Vietnamese mandarin-scholar Pham Quynh on so many levels when he declared, “A nation exists by means of language; when language exists, the nation cannot disappear.” When, in the seventeenth century, the Vietnamese language, or quoc ngu, was first...

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...

21 Dec 2012

The use of figurative language in "Turtle" and "My son my executioner"

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Although not unique to the medium, figurative language and poetry are nearly inseparable. In even the most simplistic poems, authors make heavy use of metaphors, symbols, personification, assonance, alliteration and much more to underscore the themes of their works. Two poems, written by...

12 Dec 2012

Language and violence: An analysis of President Bush's recent rhetoric

Case study - 7 pages - Political science

His words have influenced the way we see our roles as Americans and the way we see and respond to the violence that was perpetrated against us. To what extent are the President's speeches the persuasive rhetoric of a good leader, and to what extent are they distortions of reality? Political...

21 Apr 2011

The evolution of sign language through the ages

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

The history of language houses many fascinating subtopics that can paint a wildly intriguing picture of how communication has evolved and been promoted. In the field of linguistics, sign language is arguably one of the most complex and interesting forms of communication. Its history...

20 Jul 2011

Gynocriticism and 'Jane Eyre': The conflict of the female identity in language

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

When reading a novel like Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre', with both a female author and narrator, a series of implications arise by the structuring of a feminine language within the constructs of a patriarchal society, and thus, a masculine discourse; such an oppression innate to...

19 Jul 2011

The Presence of Language and Metaphysical Conceit in John Donne's 'The Flea' and 'The Good Morrow'

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

In her essay “Poetry as Language Presentation: John Donne, Poet, Preacher, Craftsman,” Anca Rosu writes, “In representing, revealing or reflecting, language becomes absent, imperceptible. It can be kept present only if it is not made to reveal or reflect” (Rosu,...

06 Apr 2011

Cognitive psychology: Language

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Language is a complex cognitive function that has fascinated scientists and cognitive psychologists for years. Language is a cognitive function that all humans acquire, use, and alter over the course of a lifetime. Language acquisition begins almost immediately following...

07 Jan 2011

French language as a tool for trade facilitation in West Africa

Essay - 7 pages - Economy general

The French language is important for trade relations. In the case of ECOWAS, no study has been undertaken to establish this to facilitate trade. ECOWAS is one of the economic blocs in West Africa which was founded on May 28, 1975, in order to promote cooperation and integration among West...

13 Apr 2010

Machine learning interfacing with natural language processing

Thesis - 3 pages - Computer science

Human computer interaction (HCI) is an important aspect that should concern every computer system. Ubiquitous computing applications and many other complex applications calls for an interface that have more than simple selection of couple of options. Consequently we need computer interfaces which...

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...

14 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....

29 Sep 2010

English as a global language : Past, present and future

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics

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...

12 Aug 2010

Racial and ethnic disparities focusing on language barriers

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Overcoming language barriers to health care is crucial for the well being of millions of immigrants in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau News, as of July 1, 2006, Hispanics remained the largest minority group with 44 million, accounting for about 14.8 percent of the...

29 Sep 2010

"Cracking the weasel code of politicians"- Newspeak as a form of political language manipulation

Essay - 59 pages - Management

In this thesis the phenomenon under examination is newspeak -a highly manipulative form of political language. The proposed research, conducted from the perspective of political language, attempts to account for mechanisms that govern the use of newspeak in Anglo-Saxon countries,...

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...

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...

29 Sep 2010

"The French lost the language war", argues John Kay. Do you agree?

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Language has become an important issue due to globalization. Previously if a person spoke only one language it did not matter much. However the situation is completely different in the modern world. Learning English has become mandatory for every individual to surive in the...