American English
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...American English most widespread accent of North America, neutrality. Talk about the origin of American accent, the strength of the accents now in comparison to the ones existing years ago. Dialects that became innovation in actual pronunciation. Merging of sounds, hard to distinguish for speakers (example cot and caught). Northern cities shifting of vowels (example mop) central/ western Canada and western U.S. (example map). Midlands: transitional dialect between the south and the north (confusion cot and caught, perceived as the same vowel). English colonizer brought their language to the United States. East coast, in contact with England, has North American English... Outline Introduction:...
Differences between British and American English
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...American English Introduction There exist varieties of the English language from different places in the world. However, British and American English are the two most common in print and media. Historically, British settlers moved into American and continued to use English; they encountered Native Americans. In addition, people from other nationalities also settled in America. English development in America can be said to have been influenced by a combination of various cultures and the geographical separation with Britain. American English is spoken in the US while British English is spoken in Britain. This paper looks into the differences that exist between... 21 June Differences between British and...
Standard American English and Lyrics of Songs
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...American English Task Introduction Beyonce as an artist and African American use slang to communicate and entertain as an artist. The use of slang is something that has been there for generations and generations of African American. People can assume that the way black Americans communicate with each other is derived from their culture as a way of life. For example, the artist Beyonce’s use of words in the song irreplaceable can provide and give the listener who is not an American, native a difficult time in absorbing and understanding the words conspicuously. This topic is directly touching on the use of standard American English, what is lost and the exact change of meanings... . For an...
Grammatical differences between general american english and african american vernacular english (AAVE)
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...American English and African American vernacular English (AAVE) Table of Contents Table ofContents 2 Aims of the research 5 Literature review 5 Methodology 6 Results 8 Distinctive features of African American vernacular English 8 Distinctive features of general American English 9 Discussion of the results 10 Conclusion 12 John Legend. All of Me. 2013. Song. 14 Kanye West. Jesus Walks. 2004. Song. 14 Abstract The use of American English and African American vernacular English (AAVE) continues to spread both throughout the United States and throughout the world thanks to the various cultural products. A number of creolists globally have studied the language... Grammatical differences between general...
How Linguistic Features of African American Vernacular English (also known as African American English) Have Been Used to Teach Standard American English
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...American Vernacular English to Teach Standard American English ID Linguistics 12 May The paper examines the use of African American Vernacular English as a strategy for facilitating the acquisition of Standard English. First, the need for such a renewed approach is discussed. The controversies revolving the use of the methods are highlighted like enforcing marginalization of Black youth. Thereafter, these myths are debunked by illustrating that African American English is a dialect in its own right, and students tend to learn better through it. Finally, several strategies have been examined and justifications made for how they can work. The use of contrastive strategies can sensitize... Using African...
Discuss the advantages of learning Standard American English as it relates to your previous experiences
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...American English as Per My Experiences. One of the main merits of being able to speak standard American English is that it enables one to communicate with majority of people on social networking platforms. I personally have had this experience with the popular social networking site Facebook. There I have been able to interact with various people from different countries. An experience that could not have been possible had I not learnt standard American English. English is by far the most used language in the world. Hence knowing English enable one to broaden your scope of interaction with people. One merit I can personally attribute to knowledge of the English... The Advantages of Learning Standard...
Discuss the advantages of learning Standard American English as it relates to your previous experiences
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...American English as Per My Experiences. One of the main merits of being able to speak standard American English is that it enables one to communicate with majority of people on social networking platforms. I personally have had this experience with the popular social networking site Facebook. There I have been able to interact with various people from different countries. An experience that could not have been possible had I not learnt standard American English. English is by far the most used language in the world. Hence knowing English enable one to broaden your scope of interaction with people. One merit I can personally attribute to knowledge of the English... The Advantages of Learning Standard...
Reattach paper bout (( The different spelling for different pronunciation between British and American english.))
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...American and British English MA TEFL Principle Language and Linguistics Assignment: ResearchPaper Student ID: 12095379 Date of submission: 07/01/2014 Number of pages: 27 Table of Contents Introduction 2 Vowels 3 Consonants 4 Affixes 6 Affixes also tend to show major differences in pronunciations of both American and British English. Good examples of such affixes are affixes–ory and –ary. In American English the affix –ory is pronounced as /ɔri/ while in British the same affix is pronounced as ‘əri’ (McCawley, 1998). This difference accounts for the different pronunciations of the word ‘inventory’. In American English the word inventory... Different spellings for different pronunciations between...
Principles that teacher use in helping african american english speaking student to become bidialectal
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...English Speaking Become Bidialectal Introduction African American English is the language dialect spoken by American citizens of African origin. It has also been referred to as Ebonics, African American Vernacular English, or simply Black English. Some have referred to this English as non-Standard and ever dynamic tracing its origin to slang. However, African American English has its origin in the retention of some West African dialects in the English language among the Americans of African Origin. In order to learn and work well in America, this group is required to learn the standard American English that cuts across all cultures... . There are guiding principles of teaching African...
American Military English
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...AMERICAN MILITARY ENGLISH Introduction The learning of English as foreign language by soldiers in the military, working under the auspices of the Americans is the first formal lesson that the individuals should understand. In as much as the men in uniform are usually considered as adults, some experts say in the past that teaching is a bit difficult. But, the modern tools in information technology hugely influence the ease of teaching the appropriate English terminologies to men in uniform nowadays. The first and mainstream lesson is the teaching of recognition and reading the alphabets. Alphabets are usually taught employing association with images for quick... Order 289773 and Number:...
English American Wedding
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...English 162 class with Mr. Wonderful, our teacher. After Devine interviewed Mario and I about Chinese New Year, it is my turn to ask her about the American wedding. Devine, a fair lady with a long blonde hair, in her early twenties sat on a brown wooden table chair. She crossed her hands with enthusiasm ready to answer my questions. She is wearing a white turtle neck and a blue sweater on top of it; she gave detailed answers to my questions about how the American wedding runs through. I asked her again, "How long do couples go... The Interview My partner, Devine and Mario sat in a bright together with many other The clock on the wall shows 12:20 P.M. and it was time to do the assigned interview in our...
Should Arabic students speak english in American school
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...English in American School? I. Introduction a. Learning a foreign language has often been regarded as a difficult task for students. It is common knowledge that one needs time and dedication to learn a foreign language. However, one cannot neglect the necessity of learning a foreign language while studying in a foreign school. This paper explores the topic, “Should Arabian students speak English in American schools?” and critically evaluates its pros and cons. b. There are many Arabian students studying in American schools and the learning of American English has become inevitable for them because of various reasons. This clearly unveils the relevance of studying this topic... Should Arabic speak...
English people versus American people
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...American values To be able to make a generalization whether the English are a superior race than the Americans, it is imperative to actually compare the culture of both the countries to make a better and sound claim. While one person may be better than the other but in order to generalize a claim- it is imperative to see which of the two is better in a collective way- which one of the two makes a better culture to be better than the other. What is acceptable in each of the two societies respectively and what standards are set to perceive good and better people would be the benchmarks to draw a conclusion (Rubinstein, 1993). The United...
English - American Parenting
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...American Parenting “Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” (Carl Jung) Parenting is the art of raising children. It is perhaps the most important responsibility of parents since they are responsible for bringing new life into this world and they must prove the existence of this life valuable to the society. Parenting shapes the personality of a child. It has the primary influence on every step that the child takes either as a child or a grown up; therefore, parents are indirectly responsible for the actions of their children. The idea of having a family is so deeply rooted within ourselves that no one really asks why and since most of us are...
Basic Assessment of a Cuban American with limited English proficiency
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...American with Limited English Proficiency Basic Assessment of a Cuban American with Limited English Proficiency As a matter of fact, nursing is a multifaceted profession which caters for people from across the cultural divide. With the plurality of the society, it should be upon a nurse to ensure that they dedicate their time to offer high quality services for the satisfaction of their patients regardless of their cultural diversities. This is necessary since culture is one of the major factors that determine the quality of service delivery to the patients (DeWit, 2009). The scenario I would like to enlighten here is about the linguistic difficulties faced by an English... Basic Assessment of a Cuban...
Critical Response Paper (And the Injun goes How!: Representations of American Indian English in white public space)
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...American Indian English in white public space, Barbra Meek discusses the linguistics styles and features that give a picture of imaginary American Indian Speech (Meek, 93). The significance of studying the linguistic style is because of its exceptional popularity and is used in many movies, televisions programs, and in some literature works. In this essay, the linguistics style on the American Indians speech is critically analyzed, alongside its portrayal in the media. Background The scholarly literature that Meek analyzes is And the Injun goes “How!”: representations of American Indian English in the white public space. A noteworthy... Task Introduction In And the Injun goes “How Representations of...
President Obamas use of African American Vernacular English (Black English) in speeches and interviews.
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...American vernacular or the Black English which is in principle mostly used by the people of African America descent (Selzer, 2010... LANGUAGE LANGUAGE In the recent past, political leaders have used languages s which are not conventional or standard by fact or intuition. They mostly use local languages, slang or code switch so as to relate to their audiences and appeal to the greater mass of the population or people. President Obama also falls in that category of political leaders who have tried to bend their understanding and use of the conventional and standard language so as to appeal to the relevant and concerned audiences. Specifically, he has been articulate and express to have used the African...
English Literature: The Corruption of the American Dream.
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...English Literature: The Corruption of the American Dream. The short story “Life in the Iron Mills, or, The Korl Woman” by Rebecca Harding Davis consists of a grim account of working class life in an American industrial environment during the middle of the nineteenth century. It is remarkable for its vivid and realistic description of the working and living conditions of the workers and for its philosophical reflections on ways of remedying the worst ills of this period. After a long and distressing depiction of the sufferings of Hugh Wolfe, a furnace tender in one of the iron mills, and various friends and relatives of his, including his...
English paper . Williams " in the american grain"
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...American individual can be seen to have its roots in the attitudes of these three American historical figures, Red Erik, Columbus and De Soto. The motto that drives them all is that the powerful inevitably rules the powerless people of the world. The American dominance over the world, prevalent still... Part Hernando De Soto had gone to the New World expecting to find out new native cities having plenty of gold in them towards the South East of America. He had historically inherited the leadership qualities, bravery and the invincible zeal for victory, like that Erik the Red or Columbus showed, who were also his predecessors in the conquest of America. The far-right wing position held by the common...
The difficulties that Indian learners might have in American's classroom to learn English.
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...American room to learn English Generally, before coming into contact with English language, Indian learners usually learn their mother tongues like Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada. At the same time, mother tongues (say, first language) deeply influence the learner’s accent. If the learner’s family is settled abroad (America) and they are using their mother tongue within their private domains, the same can influence the learner’s accent. Besides, the word order and sentence structures in Indian languages are entirely different from English. On the other side, there are more sounds in Indian languages and this may create confusion among the learner’s... The difficulties that Indian learners might have in...
A persuasive essay on Should English be the Officcial American Language
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...English and Communications English: the Certified Language Established through Time English is the widely acceptedlanguage in different parts of the world. Most people, though may not be of American or British descents, usually know how to speak this language. Many books are published in English. Many literary works like essays, short stories, poems and novels are written in English. Even works which are not originally written in English are translated to this language to make it available to many readers all throughout the world. In addition, if one checks manuals of gadgets or equipment even if it is not made in the United States of America, it is evident that there is always... Aaron Tate Applied...
Aspects of the English (& Anglo-American) & Spanish Societies that Arose in the Americas prior to 1790
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...English Anglo-American) & Spanish societies that arose in the Americas prior to 1790 Introduction The Europeans have contributed much to United States development from time immemorial. The north of America was colonized by Europeans. Their culture, social ideas, and language were common to those of North American. Consequently, European influence pre dominated their territories situated on the North despite losing their control politically. Civilization in America began between fifteen to forty years ago. By then the northern land was occupied by huge sheets of ice, which lowered the levels of sea leading to the bridging of North America and Asia (Gellman). Nomads from Asia made... Aspects of the...
Research an artist: African-American Modernists: Lawrence, General Toussaint L'Ouverture Defeats The English (page 392).
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...American Modernists: Lawrence, General Toussaint L’Ouverture Defeats The English (page 392). . Required Text “Artforms”, Preble, Duane, Patrick Frank and Sarah Preble," Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Tenth Edition. ISBN 9780205797530. Format This research document is to be double-spaced, Times New Roman, using the 12-point font... of a his History Series of 41 paintings started in 1937 depicting the fight from the English towards freedom of slavery to the freedom of Haiti by Toussaint. (1791-1804) (“Artforms”, Preble, Duane, Patrick Frank and Sarah Preble," ISBN 9780205797530. p 392). "Migration Series" (1941) showed the flight of African...
Write a comparative study of social congruency among American gangs and English football hooligans
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...American Gangs and English Football Hooliganism s Introduction and abrief history of football Hooliganism Over a long time now, the term hooliganism has been associated with football. All this happened since the existence of football. However, this has happened during the early years when football was referred like professional sporting activities. It also referred to as rough game since, at many times, there were repeatedly reported issues regarding troubles in several matches. The most common and largest rivalries that were in these matches happened between clubs. The clubs were from either the same city or the local area. Football hooliganism... have blamed the modern technology as one...
Argument for the importance of American Literature in college english dept
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...American literature in academia has increasingly become controversial. The administration thinks that American literature hasbecome redundant in the age of technology and internet. Indeed, the administration’s concern is broadly focused on the budgetary constraints. But the importance of American literature cannot be discounted for the overall benefit of people at large. America is one the most effective and inspiring democracies of the world that thrives on multicultural societies. Equality and freedom are intrinsic part of it culture that have evolved from the culture of slavery that the Europeans had brought with them when Columbus had discovered it. American literature is the major... The issue of...
Aspects of the English (& Anglo-American) & Spanish societies that arose in the Americas prior to 1790 was the inability of the Native Americans, Germans, Dutch, Jews, Africans, Scots and Scots-Irish, and French.
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...English Anglo-American) & Spanish societies that arose in the Americas prior to 1790 Introduction The Europeans have contributed much to United States development from time immemorial. The north of America was colonized by Europeans. Their culture, social ideas, and language were common to those of North American. Consequently, European influence pre dominated their territories situated on the North despite losing their control politically. Civilization in America began between fifteen to forty years ago. By then the northern land was occupied by huge sheets of ice, which lowered the levels of sea leading to the bridging of North America and Asia (Gellman). Nomads from Asia made... Aspects of the...
Inner-City English
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...English There had been many negative criticisms on the establishment and rather widespread use of Inner-City English, which is said to be “corrupted and inferior form of Standard American English” solely for the reason that it has “no rules or patterns” while arguing that Standard American English is “much more precise and systematic.” This sounds more political that really being keen to linguistics and the implications of using “unorthodox” English. Inner-City English, as it is being widely known, is being spoken and used by the Black...
English
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...American English and the American way of life. I mean, back home we used (and still use) British English, and the differences are huge. I had to acclimatize quickly to those differences, and learn how to use American English in order to communicate properly and to pursue my studies effectively. I realized that if I wanted to make... Ahmed Alyammahi Carolin Walz ENG 101 17September 2012 The Influence of Social Media on Language and Language Development: Focus on TV and TV Programs When I first came to the United States of America, I was not prepared for the challenges that lay ahead in my new environment. Currently, I am international student here, and I remember very well how I struggled to adapt to Ameri...
Designating English as the official language of the United States
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...English as the Official Language of the United s Introduction Americans have long been known to be native speakers of the English language, matched in most cases only by the Australians and the English themselves – also known as the people with whom the language originated. One could even argue that the Americans in general have the best command of the language, and that, given how the accents possessed by both Australians and Englishmen alike tend to confuse people on what they are saying, American English is the clearest rendition of the English language. More than with the English people, the English language has come to be regarded as synonymous with the American people... . There is, in...
English
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...English, the accent, written style and the style of expression are different. The British English is better uniformly arranged compared to the American English. But both forms of these English (British and American) are accepted as the base... will not interact that much freely like the Americans. They will keep a suspected eye always while dealing with the strangers. They are always busy or pretend to be like that. Family life is considered much important in American society compared to the society in England. The travelling nature of the British people is more compare to the Americans. Majority of the Americans don’t even...
English
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...English. This complexity increased and now we observe a noticeable difference in American English and British English and the latter is considered as an independent variety and a standard for social correctness. In 1783, when America was no longer a colony, Webster created American Dictionary which showed American language having its own identity with a difference in spellings and cultural impact (Leith, D. and Seargeant, P., 2012) The attitude of Africans towards English language is strongly linked with their movement for independence. Blyden states in Mazrui (1973, p. 62) that English language... ?Discuss some of the ways in which people’s values and attitudes towards English are expressed in different ...
Grammatical Structures of English and Spanish
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...American English be is like Spanish estar while the child American English be is like Spanish ser. This is particularly because the examples above reveal that in child American English, “to be” is dropped when a permanent property is attributed to the subject (ser). For example, their ommision of “to be” forms such as “I’m, I am, she is and he is” resembles the use of Ser in Spanish language while their omission of the auxiliary elements resemble the Spanish use of Estar. Although the two Spanish verbs ‘ser’ and ‘estar’ are both translated as “to be” in English language, their usage in Spanish... ? GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH Insert (s) Grammatical Structures of English and Spanish...
English
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...English, the gender of the speaker is also to be mentioned which makes a sentence long (Cook, G., 2012). For the imperfection concerning translation Goethe points that whatever may be said about its inadequacy, translation is the worthiest and the most important regarding the entirety of world affairs (Goethe, 1994, p. 353). As compared to the books, the film industry is largely dominated by America and American English. Hollywood movies are successful all over the world and have proved to be a flourishing export commodity. Many developing nations, particularly India and Nigeria... ?A media production company is planning to make an English language film based on a book that was not originally written in...
ENGLISH-ONLY/OFFICIAL ENGLISH MOVEMENT
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...English Only Official English Movement America has long been a fully functioning nation and an envy of the world even without declaring English tobe its official language as a country. That is because it is the predominant language spoken in all facets of the American life. However, there is a belief that the existence of English as the predominant language of the country is under attack due to the increasing number of Hispanic and Latino immigrants, both legal and illegal, into the country. It is also believed that the English language is under the greatest threat in the greatest city in...
East Asian Langs & English
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...English teachers in east Asia Japans educational system today has very little non-native English speakers. In my view, the government should opt to change this situation in order to possibly achieve more education wise. The best thing would be hiring people whose mother language is English and who also master Japanese. These could be people who are half American, English or Canadian and half Japanese (people from USA, England or Canada who have ancestors in Japan, and are therefore partly Japanese). This will also cause the students to identify and relate more to their teacher since theyll have the same origins, and it will definitely have a positive effect on the learning process... Non-native...
English as a national language of America
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...English be made the national language of America? National language can be defined as the widespread prevalent language in a specific region or country. It can be seen as a symbol of national identity since it has a special affiliation with a people. However, it may not necessarily enjoy the status of an official language. The American English has evolved over centuries but it was after the American Revolution that distinct alterations were made to it to reflect national and political independence from the British. Noah Webster is regarded as the founding father of the American English who realized the need for standardization of the language and worth of linguistic identity (Language... ?Should English...
Spread of English
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...English: A Triumph for America, A Threat to the Rest When the world started to consoli intoone Global Village in business, politics, education, publishing and other fields of human activity, it required a common medium of communication. The language of globalization that emerged was English, the American variety that, unlike its rather inflexible British lineage, is adaptable and quick to accommodate any new words. This elastic character of American English made it the language of choice for globalization because no other languages that have acquired some degree of international status - French, Spanish or Latin -- enables people of different nationalities to make each other understood... Spread of...
The beginning of English
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...English was a purely Germanic language. There were, however, some influences from other languages on the vocabulary. The influence from Celtic was minimal (Hogg 68). This is because conquerors do not usually borrow words from the subdued. Outside of place names, the influence of Celtic on Old English is negligible as compared to Native American languages on American English. There were several terms borrowed from Latin. These can be grouped into different semantic fields of meaning. From the first to fifth centuries A.D (Hogg 69). around fifty words came into Germanic... 11 September The beginning of English English is a West Germanic language and was first spoken in the Early Medieval England. It is...
Jokes in English
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...English as a foreign language (Pecnik, 2001). The JAP and the JAM in American Joke-lore This is an article first explores the Jewish folklore which is a rich source of jokes owing to the fact that the Jews are always big on humor. This is because of the popular belief that their humor comes from their prejudice and discrimination, which helped them survive... ?Jokes in English The Funny Side of the United Kingdom This is a book about jokes in English and their historical perspective in the United Kingdom. The book is an exploration of a number of studies focusing on John Cleese who is well known for his contribution in the British comedy and humor industry. John Cleese is a common household name when it...
American slang
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...American Slang and Its Evolution One of the most vital elements of life is language. Through language, one is able to communicate. Man has used language to cause harmony or disparity. Regardless of its use, one thing that stands out is its purpose; communication. Language is a diverse and ever changing phenomenon. The English that one speaks today varies greatly from the English spoken two centuries ago. The change in language is attributed to different things. Variations in language range from vocabulary to pronunciation of words. One of the languages that have seen such variations is English. Within English itself, one finds several dialects. Amongst these is the American slang. The paper... ...
English through the history and around the world
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...English would pave the way for the version of English that would emerge out of England and make their way into the New World, America, and from there to many other parts of the world, including the Caribbean and Asia. The 1500’s, by convention is called the phase where the early Middle part of English history would give in to the Early Modern phase, and the 1700’s would mark another milestone when Early Modern English would give in finally to the modern English version that, as mentioned above, is the basis of the International and American English that will be sown to the...
American slang
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...American slang Introduction At the present time, a lot of American use ‘slang’, which is an informal style of speech. Slang can be a single word, a group of words, or a sentence. Slang words became more popular with the use of the Internet. Although, how did the slang occur in English in the first place, and what effected the evolution of colloquialism? In the twentieth century, there were quick changes caused by historical events. WW1 and WW2 took place in the 20th century, and it affected American life in different ways: economically, culturally, socially, and politically. It also affected the language. American slang is concocted and developed with the American history, and it reflects... ...
TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION TO SPANISH SPEAKERS
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...American English Pronunciation”, Oxford Publishers, BERNAUS, M., MASGORET, A., GARDENER, R., & REYES, E. (2004). “Motivation and attitudes towards learning language in multicultural classrooms”. International Journal of Multilingualism, 1(2), 75-89. BOTT, A. (2005). “Computer-aided self-access pronunciation materials designed to teach stress in American English”. Unpublished MA dissertation. Brigham: Brigham Young University BURNS, A. (2003). “Clearly speaking: pronunciation in action for teachers”. National Center for English Language Teaching and Research, Macquaire... ?[JORGE HUMBERTO] [12/09 Background of the Study English is rapidly becoming the global language and is spoken in almost every country. ...
American culture
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...American culture. These factors justify a review of the available literature to highlight the development of African American culture. Work Cited Asante, Molefi K. Encyclopedia of Black Studies. London [u.a.: SAGE, 2004. Print. Holloway, Joseph E. Africanisms in American Culture. Bloomington [u.a.: Indiana University Press, 2005. Print. McLoyd, Vonnie C. African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity. New York: Guilford Press, 2005. Print. Scott, Hugh. The African American Culture. Web. 27th Feb. 2013 from...
Outline for an Essay
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...American English emerged from. Talk about the importance of language as the main way of human expression (introduce the concept of "American-ness", related to language). Point the difference between "our language" and what people speak. Established system and Evolution (Saussere). Evolution = traditionalism + transformation. Talk about the obsession of Americans for the preservation of their identity. American-ness and the "not American" accents. How immigrants contributed to the evolution of American language in a positive way (language more flexible, answering to the necessity... Outline: Introduction: remark the sense of identity vs. multiculturalism, the variety of languages...
The popular english accents
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...American English is different from its pronunciation as pearl by the Scottish. Methodology This research will utilize a methodology that was first used by Ainsfeld and Lambert in the late 50s and early 60s. The methodology was further refined by Bourhis and Giles and involves the important feature of matched guise that employs one person speaking in two accents that are different (Yan, 2009: p716). All attempts were made minimizing... ? The popular English Accents THE POPULAR ENGLISH ACCENTS Introduction There are great variations in regional accents for English speakers across regions where the first language is English. This report seeks to research on the various pronunciation variations that are...
Different Models of English
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...English can easily be questioned. American English is a nativised version when compared to British English because some other languages were spoken there before English from Britain arrived there. So taking the grasp of local cultures of America, English got nativised in the American context. Same is also true for Australian English which got nativised through the influence of local cultures. Kirkpatrick (2007) is of the view that all languages routinely influence each other and evolve. Even current native English language is a mixture of...
English-Only Debated
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...American society with focus on English language There has been a raging debate on cultural dissent and language in regard to what it mean for one to say, “I am American?” The law provides these answers in technical sense: as to be one that falls under a statutory or constitutional category having full participation and membership rights in the American polity (Del 55). The main ones, with few minor exceptions, are birth within the United States, birth to American parents overseas, and legal naturalization, all regulated by the federal government... by the unspoken rules of the majority culture. The two cultures are both different from each other while have very little in common. When...
Book Report
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...American has been penned by Robert MacNeil and William Cran in 2004. The book is mainly focused upon the argument that English language is not a thing but a process that constantly evolves and reinvigorates itself. It is true that difference in ethnicity, geography and social status in one nation, results to the main language being affected. Do you speak American revolves around how the standard (if it exists) of American language is changing quickly and drastically. The authors tell the tale of their surprising discoveries which they found after searching around the country for answers. Robert MacNeil, originally from Nova Scotia, is a transplanted American. He... Number] here The book Do you speak...
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...English English The “War on Terror” has implanted a culture characterized by fear. America devotion to fight terrorism has created a big rift with many countries, especially the Middle East, that now perceive it as the enemy. War on terror has attained one major goal of inculcating the culture of fear among Americans. War on terror has hugely impacted on the fourth tenet of the American Dream, which emphasizes that success is associated with virtue. In Afghanistan war, America killed and maimed several civilian Afghans, which puts the tenet of success through virtue into question. The current political system discourages...
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