American language
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...American language Linguistic discrimination demands adequate safeguarding under the law like the rest of provisions. This owes clarification from the information that person’s entails rights that necessitate adequate recognition by the law. In addition, people display distinct languages that base on their culture. Therefore, law should ascertain that individuals benefit from same endowments (Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism 20). For instance, person’s displaying bilingual characters traits may endure discrimination in places because of their diversity. Besides, people displaying that they serve as native speakers enjoy wholesome benefits from their likes. Linguistic discrimination... Task...
Reaction Summarizing of " Concerning The American Language"
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...American Language by Mark Twain The essay talked about the difference between the American and English languages. For most people, both languages are the same. It would be hard to distinguish one from another, but for the author of the essay, it is easy to distinguish the difference. The pronunciation is different for both languages. English language is spoken through the nose while the American language is not. The debate between the Englishman and the author may show the clash between the two languages. For the author this scenario is very important because as the title tells the reader, American language is important. The essay points out the “problem” concerning... An Analysis of Concerning the...
Thesis-driven essay about the connection between American language in literature and "Melting Pot"
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...American language in literature and "Melting Pot" "Melting Pot" is a term used to describe cultural process and development of homogeneous societies. This term is connected with the use and development of American language in literature and influences of other cultures and societies on American literature. An influence of "Melting Pot" processes on American language in literature is a complex notion which includes cultural issues and language differences. Thesis American language becomes a unified force which helps authors to connect their cultural values and norms with American culture and make their literature available to a wide audience of readers... Thesis-driven essay about the connection between...
A persuasive essay on Should English be the Officcial American Language
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...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 English and Communications English: the Certified...
American Sign Language
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...American Sign Language al Affiliation) American Sign Language (ASL) is a complex language that employs signs made by making facial expressions and body postures as well as moving the hands. It is the primary communication language used by deaf people. Firstly, there is no common sign language that is used universally. Different countries or regions use different sign languages. For instance, British sign language is completely different from the American Sign Language and the Britons who know British sign...
what role does language play in African American and literature?
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...Language in African and American Literature Language is an essential expression used in human interactions making people able to understand each other through the expression of their thoughts through words, actions or other means of communication like arts. As language comes in many forms, it is then important to understand them as expressed in different forms as the language in word from itself comes in various sorts. American and African Literature used different languages as the two races are represented by different groups of people with different languages. Knowledge of the language used in literature is very important because it helps a poet, writer, storyteller or novelist... Full The Role of...
Language
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...languages play in our lives. Authors’ views on language Navarro Scott Momaday in his essay “Personal reflections” (1987) intends to show Native Americans and their attitude for language and the role it plays in their lives. Europeans and Native Americans show different attitudes in their story telling and these reflections are seen in the way they use language. He tries to show different world perceptions between Europeans and Indians. For example, he shows the way Native Americans use the verb “to live”. Very often it is used in a metaphoric way. This writer grew up in the Indian reservation near Oklahoma State... Language Introduction Language is a dynamic and living creature. Our lives are connected...
Figurative Language versus Literal Language.
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...American language is rich in idiomatic expressions that are often used as alternatives to common words or phrases in regular conversations. They also serve to deliver a certain message with effect or a sense of necessary mood that sometimes goes with the speaker’s tone and manner of delivery. For example, when using the idiomatic phrase ‘All Greek to me’, one means either he does not understand the subject being dealt with or he is not at all familiar with it, as in ‘We were talking about fishing, but they got on to marine biology and it was all Greek to me.’ As another type of figurative language, analogy... Figurative Language versus Literal Language While many still adhere to understanding that...
Figurative Language versus Literal Language
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...Language vs. Literal Language (Critical Thinking) The American language is a living, breathing, and ever evolving language. As such, it is composed of words, phrases, and sentences that find their origins in the most ancient of historical times with its meaning evolving over the years as people use the word for various purposes and to invoke various meanings. There can be figurative uses for the word, or even literal uses which manage to change the context of the word regardless of the word etymology. This paper will look into the etymology and meaning of 10 of the most popular words used in the American English language. The discussion will be started off by looking into the history... ?Figurative...
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...Language according to Kincaid and Baldwin Kincaid’s novel A Small Place is a piece that reflectsthe circumstances that have resulted in Antigua as due to post-colonialism effects. Kincaid describes what has become of her birthplace. The story surrounds the detrimental effects of the colonial era. On the other hand, Baldwin’s story, written in 1979, reflects the role of Black English, a language developed by people of color in the American society. Both pieces of literature reveal the role of language. Kincaid finds displeasure in the speech incompetence of the Antigua young people and the island at large for adopting the language of its colonizers. Baldwin highlights the development... The Role of...
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...Language according to Kincaid and Baldwin Kincaid’s novel A Small Place is a piece that reflects the circumstances that have resulted in Antigua as due to post-colonialism effects. Kincaid describes what has become of her birthplace. The story surrounds the detrimental effects of the colonial era. On the other hand, Baldwin’s story, written in 1979, reflects the role of Black English, a language developed by people of color in the American society. Both pieces of literature reveal the role of language. Kincaid finds displeasure in the speech incompetence of the Antigua young people and the island at large for adopting the language of its colonizers. Baldwin highlights the development... The Role of...
Language
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...Language and Identity In their respective stories, Amy Tan, Gloria Anzaldua, and Richard Rodriguez share how the very foundations of their lives evolved around the languages spoken among their families and the English they were expected to know to adapt to American society. Each of these writers grew up in households where English was not their first language. However, when they were introduced to the American school system, as well as the general American public, they were encouraged to learn and utilize English as their primary language. Though all three writers express...
Language
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...language acquisition. MA: Newbury House Publications, Cambridge. Valdes-Fallis, G. (1977). Code-switching among bilingual Mexican-American women: Towards an understanding of sex-related language alternation. International Journal of The Sociology of Language, 7, 65-72. Gysels, M. (1992). French in Urban Lubumbashi Swahile: Code-switching, borrowing or both Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 13, 41 56. Swigart, L. (1992). Two codes or one The insider view and the description of code-switching in Dakar. Journal of Multilingual/Multicultural Development, 13, 83-102. Gibbons, J. (1979). Code-mixing and...
Language
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...language and culture have a major impact on national identity. In this regard, Anderson is right in arguing that the mother tongue is the medium through which fellowships are imagined, history is rebuilt, and futures fantasised among patriots1. First, it is important to explore the concept of nationalism since it has a huge bearing on the impact of language. Nationalism is a relatively new concept for most countries; this is because most countries are relatively young. In this regard, it could be said that the oldest countries have the strongest links to nationalism2. For example, it is hardly surprising that terms like Americanism, capitalism, and communism... Language Module Language Introduction...
Standard American English and Lyrics of Songs
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...American language, she must have obtained a tremendously prodigious number of fans who understand her language better. For instance, when she says “to the left” is African American idiom and according to Beyonce and the song, she meant that her lover should leave the house and go away to somewhere else. Therefore, the quote “to the left” according to the standard Britain English, it is incomplete or rather “to the left” can directly and literally mean go to the left. Therefore, as far as Britain English is concerned, the meaning in those lines is not absolute. Another instance where the use of Standard English is losing the meaning is on the quote “matter fact”, here... Standard American English Task...
LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATION
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...American. Answer 6 Many native North American languages have already disappeared in the past. Kiliwa is a Native American language is highly extinct as it has steeply declined over the last half century. Kiliwa was spoken by Baja community in California and now it has only 52 speakers remaining. With only 52 speakers remaining it is definitely on the endangered list. The reason native languages are disappearing is because these languages are not being transmitted to the children or only few children are interested in learning such languages. Answer 7 Many...
Should America as a country promote the use of a single language
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...language As there is a probable vast quantity of stocks of the different American languages which are spoken without admitting that imperfect as is our knowledge of the tongues spoken in America, America should arrange and promote different languages of the new world as the language serves as the radical to which the people may be palpably traced, and doing the same by those of the red men of Asia, there will be found probably twenty in America, for one in Asia, of those radical languages, so called because if they were ever the same they have lost all resemblance to one another. Single... Farzeela Faisal Academia Standard Research Oct-28-2005 Should America as a country promote the use of a single...
just a question
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...American Language of Mathematics One firmly believes that language significantly plays a crucial role in learning and comprehending the theoretical concepts of mathematics. The intention of course in American language, for English to assign distinct and separate terms for ascending numbers is for clarity and to avoid confusion. This means that there was no ill-intent to cause discouragement for Americans to face some challenges in learning Math due to the use of the English language. American language of mathematics is indeed more...
Outline for an Essay
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...languages 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...
Should English Be the 'Official' Language of the U.S.?
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...language. Nevertheless, during the history, there have been a few moments where the debate gained significant attention and discussion. For example, it was in the year 1907 when President Roosevelt wrote, “We have room for but one language in this country, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house” (Garcia, 2005). Furthermore, during the First World War, as an attempt to sideline the German language, along with removing the books in German language from the libraries, people were feeling the need of one common... ?Running Head: Should English be the Official...
Language Issues in Public Discourse
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...language and how it changed during the Bush era in the United States is being discussed widely in academic circles and this phenomenon will be examined and analyzed briefly. The printed media particularly in Great Britain raises the question of American terms and their effect on English worldwide. Contemporary magazine and newspaper articles form the basis of the discussion of the British attitude to American language in this essay. Current discussions regarding spelling are examined, from the perspective of young people, citing as examples a web forum, and the transcript of a high school debate. Finally, the trend toward politically correct language is the focus... ? Topic Language Issues in Public Dis...
Language Issues in Public Discourse
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...language and how it changed during the Bush era in the United States is being discussed widely in academic circles and this phenomenon will be examined and analyzed briefly. The printed media particularly in Great Britain raises the question of American terms and their effect on English worldwide. Contemporary magazine and newspaper articles form the basis of the discussion of the British attitude to American language in this essay. Current discussions regarding spelling are examined, from the perspective of young people, citing as examples a web forum, and the transcript of a high school debate. Finally, the trend toward politically correct language is the focus... ? Topic Language Issues in Public Dis...
English should be the official language of the United States
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...language of the United s: We often seek answers to so many self declaring questions that continuously linger our minds as a nation. All these are kinds of questions that we often attempt to find answers to. We are always prompted to question the American identity and what really distinguishes it from the British uniqueness. As a student of American studies, I always try to get solutions to this kind of predicaments even though most of my Countrymen might not have it readily. I deem it fit that the issue of identity is not an American problem but a world affair (Amanda, Ebon 51). I connote that the identity issue in spite of the kind of state one is affiliated... 1St May, 20014 English as an official...
Why is language a cultural resource? and Should provisions be made for the support of lesser used and indigenous languages in th
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...language a cultural resource? Language is a cultural resource because it is one of the mechanisms by which cultural and social relationships are represented. This is best understood from the perspective that explains how language is a cultural process pivotal in social interaction. For an ethnic group, it forms part of the way meanings are constructed and contexts are created, facilitating social relations. It is, hence, easy to understand why ethnic groups cling to their languages with such fervor even when living in a foreign society – language is part of their cultural identity. The dynamics of this fact is illustrated in the way bilingualism persists among Americans. Latinos, Asians... Why is...
Profile of a language group present in Los Angeles
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...American Language Introduction The Viet se Americans are the Americans that hailed from Vietnam. The generation shifted from this region after Vietnamese war, with the sole purpose of finding a place to settle free from war, poverty and persecution. The migration of this group occurred at around 1975 and was compelled to settle in the poverty lavished urban localities. Despite that fact, the Vietnamese American has been one of the most vibrant groups in America and has managed to establish a wealthy community(Phinney& Jean, 135). The migration of this group can be categorized in three levels. The first group migrated from the war torn Vietnam in 1975. The group was made up of mainly... Study of Viet se...
American Society Book Report/Review
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...American Education" whose pioneering work in education in Massachusetts became the model for other states. He firmly believed that education was the great social equalizer and justified taxation of all citizens to support the education of all children. b. Noah Webster - the "Schoolmaster of the Republic", he propagated common American language through his dictionary and wrote one the first American textbooks, "The Blue Blacked Speller. Webster firmly believed... Common Schools Identify and give the significance of any 3 of the travelers who wrote about America. Three of the travelers from Europe duringthe first half of the 19th century who wrote about America were Alexis De Tocqueville, Mrs. Frances...
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...
Sign language
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...language is the natural languageof the deaf community. As a non-verbal, visual language, sign is clearly different in form from that of spoken languages; however the same purpose is achieved by its use - communication. Although sign language is used in almost every nation of the world, it is not a universal language. Regional differences have created languages such as German Sign Language (GSL), American Sign Language (ASL) and Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) (Brauer 1). Regardless of region, the dominant features of sign languages are that they have manual and non-manual parameters, including... The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said. - Anonymous Introduction Sign...
American global supremacy
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...American language, food and culture have precipitated world over. From McDonalds to Apple, email to ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’, American items have penetrated all the cultures of the world in some form. Another very important factor that established the position of the US in the global arena is the US dollar. It has become the global currency for trade in the world, giving American firms an inherent advantage when trading. As stated by Steingart: Its American blood that flows through the veins of the global economy. Almost half of all business deals are closed using dollars as the currency, and two-thirds of all currency reserves... American Global Supremacy America is the manifestation of the true ‘global’...
Language Paper
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...Language may influence these mental processes, especially thinking. What a person is saying influences on what he or she is thinking, and vice versa. That is why language may be called one of the key aspects of cognitive psychology. Key words: language, levels of language structure and processing, mental processes, cognitive psychology. Language as a Key Aspect of Cognitive Psychology It has always been difficult to define such social phenomenon as language. Each definition depends on the chosen approach. According to American Psychological Association, cognitive psychology investigates the way language correlates with consciousness of a person. It studies... Language as a Key Aspect of Cognitive...
Language Death
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...American languages. But this brings into light another interesting fact that it is not always the colonized populations that have lost their languages, it is sometimes the colonizers who have lost their languages. An example of this is the Norman French in England, or the Tutsi in Rwanda and Burundi, or in the Peranakan Chinese in the Straits of Malacca (Hoeningswald, 1989). The extinction of a language can also be caused if the speakers die of genocide or disease. But the most obvious reasons for language death are the culmination of language shift which can be due to internal and external pressures. These factors can be rituals, change in values, intermarriages or religious... LANGUAGE DEATH It is...
Hispanic American Diversity College Essay
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...language popularly referred to as Hispanic Americans. These groups share Spanish language although they have distinct dialects with a phonetically varied composition of similar words that are spelled and pronounced the have having exhibiting different meanings. For instance, sopa means soup in some countries, whereas meaning soap in different countries. Mexican Americans The Mexican American language is composed of both Spanish and English, which has been colloquially branded as Spanglish. On the political perspective the Mexican Americans have been very proactive especially in mooting and championing the Mexican American Civil Rights movement that was enhanced and frontiered... Introduction ...
Language Variety
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...language has morphed into regional dialects. In Canada for instance there is Newfoundland English and the English used by Anglo-Quebecers. In the United States there is American English and then you have African American Vernacular English. Then there is the English that is used in the south of the country. Language Variety 6 Diversity in English stems not only from regional adaptations, but also changes with social strata. In some societies the vocabulary used, speech patterns, grammar and so on are specific to certain strata. This not the same as differences... Language Variety Language Variety and Influences on Language Choice Introduction Funny how we take some things for granted. For...
Should English be declared as an official language in the United States?
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...language. This should to be taken as a lesson to the Americans. Having English as an official Language will make communication for non-English speaking immigrants extremely hard. Federal publications in other languages, for instance, are used to clarify tax laws, veterans’ benefits, consumer protection, medical precautions, fair housing rules, and business regulations. The process involved in enacting the rules... Ye Leah ENGL120 SEC: 092 November 19th Should English Be Declared An Official Language In The United s? United States attracts many immigrants because of its empowerment in terms of economy and social resources which support better living conditions. It is argued that the state should not have ...
Learning Language
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...American children are often described as passive, non-competitive, and present-oriented whereas such stereotypes are completely without empirical support. With respect to the social class, if we limit the economic factors behind language learning, there are no significant differences between Anglos and Mexican-Americans’ children on these variables (Saville-Troike, 1973). The same is true of stereotypes of American Indian children, who with few generalisations are able to make Indian children as a group, because the many tribes maintaining their identity in the United States are extremely heterogeneous with regard to language and cultural characteristics (Saville-Troike...  Learning Language Language...
learning another language
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...Language Introduction It is a common perception that learning a second language causes internal confusion and hinders the brain development. However this is not a realistic idea because learning increases the brain capacity and broadens the exposure of one’s mental capabilities. Second language is known as a language which is learnt apart from the mother or first language. For example, French is a second language for Americans and English is a second language for French people. Learning a second language involves a lot of efforts and endeavors. There are hundreds of languages in the world and it is quite impossible to learn every language which is spoken within the planet. Why... Learning another...
Language Translation
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...languages that do not belong to their own origin and go ahead with using them in their professional and everyday lives. Most of the Americans are known to speak English only, but they do keep knowledge of more than one dialect. All languages are incessantly undergoing a mode of change as we see the rise of globalization. The development of a standard language has been followed by diverse factors. Standard language can be defined as a language that calls for the use of permitted grammar and pronunciation. Our everyday language digresses from the standard language that results into a variation in the meaning and pronunciation of words. The Standard English of England is said... , the...
global language
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...language barriers, problem may arise when the employees who are from diverse cultures are not able to understand each other. Therefore, a certain level of accuracy in speaking the English language is required by modern employments from applicants. As a result, the problem on miscommunication is lessened by this requirement. As a major role player in the current global business, Koreans, Japanese and Chinese students are enrolling in American schools for them to improve... The Importance of English Communication Skills Full The necessity to learn the English language is caused by globalization. A common language needs to be spoken by various cultures because the environment of most companies nowadays...
Language Beliefs Paper
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...Language. Memory and Cognition McDonnell, L.M., & Hill, P.T. (1993). Newcomers in American Schools: Meeting the Educational Needs of Immigrant Youth. Oxford R. (1990). Language Learning Strategies: What every teacher should know. Light, R. J. (1992). Explorations with Students and Faculty about Teaching, Learning, and Student Life. Smith, M. Sharwood. (1981). Consciousness-Raising and the Second Language Learner. Kramsch, C. (1993). Context and Culture in Language Teaching. Word Count: 915... Language Beliefs Research on language acquisition/use can be divided into first and second language learning settings. The literature on first...
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1865
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...American business interests to profit from. Kinzer notes that during the Imperial era, the interventions were tinged with shades of paternalism as well as a notion of racial superiority on the part of the American whites On the other hand, during the Cold War ear, there are shades of the same motivations, stated and actual, in the American language of intervention done on its behalf in part by the CIA. The expansionist drive to protect and expand American business interests in other parts of the world were motivated by a competition with the Cold War enemies of the United States in the Soviet Union and its allies. True there are genuine ideological differences between... American History Since 1865 Table ...
Does language shape the way we think? Evaluate theoretical and empirical evidence
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...languages globally, and some from the same family that varies, for example, British English and American English, which have the some similar words but different pronunciations or meanings (Law 1993: 38). Different people in various geographical areas speak different languages each of which diverse syllables and structure have. This could mean that people who speak different languages or people who come from different cultures may think differently due to the result of their language. To further explain this point, (Cooper & Fishman, 1991:34) gives an example of how the word “really” is used differently... in the British and North American English. In the British English...
Native American stereotypes in childrens books
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...Americans throughout the story, Sarah is always calling upon her courage to deal with them, such as when she is briefly left in the care of the family that she meets. Similar to this is the treatment of Native Americans in The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. The boy that the main character meets, Attean, learns to speak English from Matt, though it is a pidgin, “high noble” style speech which places importance of English as a language and places Attean in an inferior position: “I say to him not to tell other fish…Not scare away” (50). The ineptitude of Attean to speech proper English puts forward the view that his own language... Native American Stereotypes in Young Adult Fiction...
Language Variation
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...Language and speech changes as they grow older since they give up some feature associated with certain age groups. The change process in age is the most significant of com unity norms in language, Eckert (2000). Change in real time is important in language studies, it gives differences in two speakers as in American speakers at the age of 18 years or younger omitted the verb (goes or be concerned) compared to the older speaker aged above 60 years. An analysis of speech include the following aspects; Participants... Language Differences between Older and Younger People Language can be a major barrier to communication especially between the young and older members of the society. This is particularly when...
"Language" in Copley's Gibraltar
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...Americans also have theirs. What they believe in reflect in the words they use and how they use “language” in verbal and written communication exchanges. The painting also uses “language,” because the opposing parties have their own leaders and communication systems and what they convey to each other express their goals. “Language” also shapes people's goals, because it affects attitudes and behaviors. For me, our culture is in our language, because our language is also about our culture. This is one of the reasons why some first-generation Chinese dislike learning the English language and being fluent in it. They might seem haughty to Americans for not learning... 24 November “Language” in Copley's...
"Figurative Language versus Literal Language"
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...language (Baumann & Kameenui, 2004). This is useful in language since they bring in some form of light note to occurrences that are too negative and at times even create some form of amusement. Authors may talk of the African-Americans, instead of ‘nigga’. According... Figurative Language versus Literal Language" "Figurative language versus literal language" In language, figurative language is inescapable. Figurative speech simply refers to the use and application of word in English to mean something else as opposed to the literal meaning. In this case, the intended audience has no option, but to uncover the intended meaning of the words or phrases used in a particular text. A lot of comparisons are...
Diversity in American Society
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...American Indian children upto grade three and their parents.. The FACE program runs in collaboration with BIE , National Center for Family Literacy and Research and Training Associates Inc. The three groups provide training to parents to act as teachers to their children, professional development of FACE staff and administrators and program evaluation, respectively. Achievements of the program: FACE program has successfully trained parents for gainful employment and support to their children in language, literacy development and school success. Community's gains and evidences: The 2006 FACE evaluation studies show many advantages to the community About 900 adults have earned... Diversity in American ...
Control a People's Language
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...language. At the national and international levels, the people in charge of formulating such languages as the American Sign Language also control the communities that use the sign language. This is because the people invent signs that apply on a national level. Consequently, the deaf community, for instance, is compelled to use the language for them to contribute to nation building. The most conversant people in this language also possess the ability to advocate for the rights of such people. They can do this by raising awareness of the challenges faced by such people, thus... Control a people’s language “If you can control a people’s language you control the people.” Comment on this ment. Introduction...
Mexican-American Acculturartion
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...Americans, population majority of who are Mexican-Americans. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, more and more Mexican-Americans started settling in urban areas, and there was an especially significant influx of Mexican-Americans in American cities, because in the barrios, they found similar languages and cultures. Acculturation proves to be a process that is quite complex for Hispanic immigrants, especially American children of the first generation. Mexicans families immigrating into the United States encountered a struggle in terms... ? Mexican-American Acculturation al Affiliation) Introduction Acculturation entails adopting one’s culture to that of a new culture, and is observed via...
sneak up dance song for native American
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...American songs as well as a variety of musical instruments including different types of rattles serve to complete the dances. However, the most important instrument is the drum for the majority of native Americans. “Every native culture has its own varied and distinctive ways of making music” (Birchfield 416). While native language carries the melody in some songs, other songs use vowel sounds such as ya, hey, hi, and lay. Originally, Sneak-Up Songs were one of the types of songs for honoring veterans. Contemporary Sneak-Up songs and dances though sometimes performed for conventional reasons, are often used as contest songs for Men’s Traditional contests. At the Rosebud Fair... and Number of the...
Figurative Language vs. Literal Language
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...Language. Ed. Tom McArthur. Oxford Reference Online. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t29.e729 "Figurative language" (1998). Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language. Ed. Tom McArthur. Oxford Reference Online. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t29.e464 (2002, Jan, 31) American leadership: George Bush and the axes of evil. The Economist. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/node/965664... ? Figurative Language vs. Literal Language of the of the of the Introduction: According to Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language, in figurative language “figures of speech such as metaphors and similes...
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