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English as a Global Language

- Having a lingua franca is vital for communicating with people around the globe and would seem ideal, but what costs does it come with. Due to the United States power right now, it seems English is quickly filling this role. “Many would reasonably claim that, in the fields of business, academics, science, computing, education, transportation, politics and entertainment, English is already established as the de facto lingua franca” (Mastin, 2011). Of course with a lot of positivity, comes a lot of controversy....   [tags: Political Power, Homophones]

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The Effect of Homophone Training on Pseudohomophone Reaction Time

- The Effect of Homophone Training on Pseudohomophone Reaction Time Abstract The study investigated the effect of training with homophones on the pseudohomophone effect when participants were required to search their lexicon for a familiar letter string, this also investigated the ideas put forward by the dual route model where orthographic and phonological processes are both used in the analysis of word strings. The design of the experiment was a between subjects forced choice lexical decision task, where participants were shown two word strings simultaneously and asked to respond as to which was a correct word....   [tags: Papers]

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Bullying in the School Environment

- In the school environment, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is an example of one particularly targeted group which is consistently besieged by attacks from homophobic students, faculty and staff. There have been charities and other organizations founded to specifically help minority groups, who are regularly targeted. In 2004-2005, a prominent English activist and charity group in the U. K. called Stonewall, set up partnerships to discuss homophobic bullying in schools with Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG) and Lesbian & Gay Youth Scotland and then launched a campaign to tackle that same homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools, called Educati...   [tags: homophobes, education]

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Robert Frost 's Writing Style

- Robert Frost’s writing style has a way making his poems not only transmit many possible yet similar meanings across to his readers but also the flow of his poems. Frost’s poem “Happiness Makes Up in Height for What It Lacks in Length,” represents the fact that no matter how depressing or chaotic life can make someone feel there is always something that bring even the littlest bit of happiness to people. He smoothly makes use of one literary technique to help enforce another literary device and bring the poem together as a whole....   [tags: Poetry, Alliteration, Style, Feeling]

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Technology's Impact on the English Language

- Since the Industrial Revolution, technology has permeated and become an integral part of our everyday lives. In fact, a life without technology seems almost impossible to imagine. Almost everyone, around the globe, has access to technology in one form or another. Consequently this type of technology has become ingrained into our culture. Its roots are so deep that it is now peculiar to see someone without a smartphone than with one. Consequently, smartphones and the Internet have radically changed the manner in which we communicate and how we communicate with one another....   [tags: degradation of the English language]

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Comparing Aristotle And Ong 's Works

- In both Aristotle and Ong’s works, there lies an importance on how orality is key in communication. However, in a modern day setting, there exists now the accessible, instant form of communication, almost akin to verbal language in the form of text messages. Personally, I remember the peak of instant messaging occurring around the age of middle school, where many had flip phones or other such devices. Nowadays, rarely anyone does not possess a mobile phone, and even flip phones are now obsolete, replaced with touch screen devices....   [tags: Instant messaging, Mobile phone, Text messaging]

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Does Texting Have a Negative Influence on Written Language?

- ... Furthermore, in text 1, the conversation starts with a simple "wuu2”/what you up to which suggest that the two teenagers are close friends. “Wuu2” is a mixture of number homophone and compressed language. This shows the variety of abbreviations teenagers use while texting. In text 2, it’s obvious that this conversation is different to teenager’s conversation. This is because the conversation between the two adults is much more formal and uses no slang and abbreviations. In text 2, the adults do not use slang, they do not shorten words and they do not try to reduce words to save money....   [tags: communication, text messages, emoticons]

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Evaluation Of The Formative And Summative Assessments

- For my homophones lesson in Mrs. Anderson’s class, I feel that I did a great job teaching the lesson and providing plenty of practice opportunities. I believe that the formative and summative assessments that I used throughout my lesson provided the information Mrs. Anderson and I hoped to get out of this small unit. Some of the formative assessments I used included asking students questions and observing how they were working and discussing the information needed for their videos with their partner....   [tags: Assessment, Summative assessment]

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Technology has Created Drastic Change in the United States Students

- It is rather astonishing to me how in all the conversations and debates about the decline of education in the United States we have ignored the most fundamental of its causes. Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the children our educational system was designed to teach. Students today have not just changed drastically from those of the past. This change goes beyond the different clothes, styles, and slang being used today youngsters. I see that a really big discontinuity has taken place....   [tags: education, computers, grammar]

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Technology And Its Effects On Grammar And Individual Relationships

- Using different tools, humans have communicated with each other from the time they existed on earth to the present day. Through cave drawings on walls to smoke signals in the sky, humans have continuously found ways to connect with each other. Recently, however, with the advent of the Information Age, the quality of communication has degraded comparative to the rising use of computers and cell phones. Current generations are so intrinsically dependent on up-to-the-minute technology that difficulties arise in the forms of multiple grammar mistakes, isolated personal interactions, and negative social media behaviors....   [tags: Mobile phone, Communication, Text messaging]

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Analysis of Semantics and Pragmatics in Two Texts

- Analysis of Semantics and Pragmatics in Two Texts Linguistics is the science of a language. Linguists depend on the use of certain aspects in order to analyse, describe and explain a human language; these aspects include semantics and pragmatics. Semantics can be defined as the study of "meaning" of lexical words and expressions independently of context. Where pragmatics is the process of recognising the "invisible meaning" of lexical items and expressions; taking into account the speaker's/ addressee's intention, the status of hearer/ receiver and the actual situation....   [tags: Compare Contrast Linguistics]

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Research Plan: Does Autocorrect Technology Help Us Learn?

- Introduction Is technology making us smarter or dumber. With the increase in the use of smartphones and autocorrect technology for the past ten years, the eras of the dictionary are over. These days, corrections are made with a mindless click of a button, which does not allow the users think themselves. Individuals have a tendency to use spell check more often than actually knowing how to spell a word, or how to use grammar correctly. Technologies like word prediction can compare a typed word with a word in the dictionary list and recognize a mismatch as a misspelled word....   [tags: smartphones, autocorrect technologies]

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The Phenomenon of the Americanization of Youth Language

- Introduction This project is not only concerned with the phenomenon of the Americanisation of youth language in Ireland and the extent to which youth language has adopted variants of US-English but also the potential influences and reasons which account for this development. It seeks to examine and provide answers to the various questions surrounding the increasing prevalence of American-English in the Irish context by looking at sociolinguistic issues such as hypercorrection, distinctions in accent, vocabulary, and grammar, the features of youth language in general, language variation and change, and the concepts of performativity and membership of peer groups....   [tags: us-english, sociolinguistics, ireland]

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Age Of Consent By The Bronski Beats

- Age of Consent by the Bronski Beats is a remarkable album that promoted a great message in the early 80s. The group members were Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbeck, and Jimmy Somerville. They met in 1983 and started doing live shows. In the following year, the group got signed by the London Recording. They released the Age of Consent on October 15, 1984 which attracted the public’s attraction. The Age of Consent is a phenomenal album that brought attention to the Gay rights issue in United Kingdom in the early 1980s....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bronski Beat, Smalltown Boy]

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The And Hydrogen, What Do They Have?

- “Spaghetti and hydrogen, what do they have in common?” Flabbergasted and engrossed then, I always remembered the question my teacher raised in my first physics class, a conundrum echos in my mind since then. “From the leaves on the trees to the school bus that drives you here”, he continued, “for every matter in the world, there exist certain underlying rules that shape it into what it is, determine how it functions, and thus make it predictable and graspable.” I wouldn’t have imagined that identifying these existent rules would shape me into a discerning observer one day, but what I did realize is that these “underlying rules” dominate in a territory way beyond physics....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, MIND, Thought]

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The Role Of Linguistics And Esl Instruction

- The role of linguistics in ESL instruction includes five essential components of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantic, and pragmatic. The five components are separate, but when teaching an English language learner the components work in conjunction. Some components are quicker to learn than others, in order for students to become efficient English users, students should be proficient in the five components. Phonology refers to the study of sound within a specific language and the smallest unit of sound called phonemes....   [tags: Phonology, Linguistics, Morpheme, Inflection]

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Instructional Setting And Content Area Context

- English First Learner Analysis Instructional Setting and Content Area Context English First is an institute that was created to make English as a second language easily accessible, affordable, and effective for those who wish to excel personally, educationally, and professionally. It provides quality education in the four major language skills: Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing. English First is located in Houston Texas, the nation`s most diverse metropolitan area. Students who attend English First are mainly Arabs, and a minority of Asians....   [tags: English language, Second language]

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Differences Between Speaking And Writing

- Introduction to the differences between speaking and writing in English in a variety of contexts, when considering varieties of English. Language is far more than simply a form of communication between humans, it is the growth of a common understanding on the meaning and value of something. [http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/ikos)] Language is expressed in a wide variety of ways; orally, written form, pictures and art, through facial expressions, body language, posture as well as one’s physical actions....   [tags: English language, Linguistics, Writing, Language]

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The Essentials Of Consistent Terminology

- The Essentials of Consistent Terminology in Academic and Professional Translation When translating large-scale projects, documents that are part of a recurrent project, or working within academic or legal parameters, consistent terminology becomes increasingly essential. Not only does consistent use of terms increase accuracy and congruency, but it is a key element in the reduction of revisions and corrections during editing. Consistency is of critical importance in scientific texts, especially in targeted fields....   [tags: Translation, Literal translation, Metaphrase]

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Essay About Alice In Wonderland

- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by author Lewis Carroll depicts the story of a young girl named Alice and her adventurous encounter with a marvelous place called Wonderland. In the start of this novel Alice is sitting by the riverbank and is drowsily reading next to her sister when she notices a White Rabbit running by her and he pulls out a watch complaining about being late then he goes down a rabbit . A curious Alice proceeds to then follow the white rabbit down the hole where she ends up seeing a hallway with a plethora of doors....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Cheshire Cat]

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What Does It Mean?

- We are reminded in class that our brains do amazing things. It is capable of taking in input and then providing an output. It does not matter if it the input or output is in the written or spoken form or if we are reading it or hearing it our brain is able to understand and process all the information extremely fast. We are able to determine if words have meaning or are meaningless. We can understand when a word has two meanings and when a two words have the same meaning. We are also able to tell the difference between words that refer to the real world, meaning or if they relate to the imagination....   [tags: Semantics, Linguistics, Pragmatics, Paul Grice]

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Watching Whit Grow

- The winter term of 2010 presented challenges in consistent progress; illness, school visits, and brevity of the term prevented maintainance of steady academic progress. Lost and misplaced books also interfered with academics. Nevertheless there has been growth. Whit showed, for example, an increased ability to discuss his reading. He became increasingly cognizant of academic responsibilities. Whit continued to show good-natured respect for others and discussed difficulties with his brother and a friend in a mature way even when upset....   [tags: Students Analysis]

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Listening Skills Assessment

- Whilst writing the specification I had to decide on the item types and tasks. Items can be elicited or responded to in either the oral or written form (Brown 2004:51). As this was a test to assess students’ listening skills, the eliciting clearly needed to be oral. However I had to make a decision about whether the students’ response should be oral or written. As a test needs to be practical, that is not take too long to complete or correct (Harris & McCann 1994:34), I decided that the responses should be written, as due to class size it would take too long to administer a test with oral responses for each individual student....   [tags: Education, Teaching]

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Comparing Women in the Merchant's Tale and the Manciple's Tale

- Women in the Merchant's Tale and the Manciple's Tale       The Wife of Bath's extraordinary prologue gives the reader a dose of what is sometimes missing in early male-written literature: glimpses of female subjectivity. Women in medieval literature are often silent and passive, to the extent that cuckolding is often seen as something one man (the adulterer) does to another (the husband). Eve Sedgwick argues in Between Men that in many literary representations, women are playing pieces or playing fields in struggles between male players....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Social Learning

- Within the realm of psychology, a plethora of theories exist that offer explanations about people. A learning theory attempts to explain how people and animals learn, whereas the social learning theories take to a different level; they attempt to explain how organisms learn in social settings. Three important concepts of Bandura’s social learning theory include observational learning, modeling, and imitation. Many factors take part in the way people behave and think. We learn concepts and ideas not only through hands-on learning but also through observational learning as well....   [tags: Learning Theory]

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The Connection Between Christianity and Homophobia

- We have all at some point or another heard someone say that God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. This saying is an excellent example of how a large number of Christian fundamentalist feel about the homosexual community. Studies have shown that there are more Christian homophobes than there is homophobia in any other group or religion in the United States (Wolff, J. R., Himes, H. L., Kwon, E., & Bollinger, R. A., 2012). Homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals....   [tags: God, Adam, Eve, Bible]

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How Has Homophobia Become a Witch Hunt?

- According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. Much like a witch hunt, homophobia targets and seeks out individuals, gay or straight, and persecutes them based on ignorance, and further more if one cannot provide solid proof of his or her innocence. (Hughes) It is the fuel behind many hate crimes and discrimination. Some claim that homosexuality is a disease. If this statement is true, couldn’t we all simply begin to call in “queer” to work and school when we won’t be present....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Should homosexuals be stopped?

- Introduction Throughout history, homosexuality has been considered vulgar, perverse and immoral. What is truly immoral is homophobia and that it still prevails today. Firstly, homophobia derived from prejudice and escalated to panic. Secondly, homophobic attitudes are endorsed and practiced by many places of worship, which are hypocritical to God’s concept of the Golden Rule. Thirdly, the severity of homophobia has reached a point of no return, where the lives of many innocent have been viciously taken away....   [tags: Homosexuality, homophobia, minorities]

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The Causes and Effects of Homosexuality and the Tolerant Actions that Should be Taken

- Psychologists’ main claim on the cause of homosexuality is that homosexuals grow up and/or mature in an environment unnatural to that of healthy, normal adults. There are two primary unnatural environments: the romantic environment and the adolescent environment. Scientists have done some research and found that most homosexuals were not born with their sexual orientation but that young people found the lifestyle as a point of refuge. “Young people who have had poor heterosexual relationships that caused physical or mental pain may retreat from all heterosexual experiences” (Miller 46)....   [tags: discrimination, unequal rights]

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The Danger of Homophobia in American Culture

- Homophobia has been a problem for a very long time, all across the world. For example, during the Holocaust, in which homosexuals were forced to wear the “Pink Triangle”, a pink, upside down triangle, on his or her coat for identification. Of course, the pattern of homophobia is not only shown throughout world history, but American history as well. For example, sodomy laws, laws that rule certain sexual acts as crimes, were established as early as 1963. The penalty for these laws varied from state to state....   [tags: encouraging bullying and hate crimes]

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The National Gay Task Force

- The source I read was A Time Bomb Inside of You which involves the testimony of three representatives from social service organizations in 1983. The three representatives that provided testimony against Reagan and his administration for their lack of response to AIDS are Virginia M. Apuzzo (Executive Director of National Gay Task Force), Alan Brownstein (Executive Director of National Hemophilia Foundation), and Mel Rosen (Gay Men’s Health Crisis). AIDS was initially thought to be associated with only gay men but other groups were also affected....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, AIDS, Gay]

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And The Children Will Know Their Name: Naming in Song of Solomon

- It is not hidden that Toni Morrison finds names and naming very important in her novel Song of Solomon. Declaring the importance of names from the start, the epigraph to the novel reads “The fathers may soar / and the Children may know their Names” (Morrison). When first reading the novel people may be surprised by the large quantity and obscurity of characters names. Names like “Milkman”, “Guitar” and “Empire State” sound odd and meaningless but as readers explore the novel they see the importance of these name and how they further benefit the story....   [tags: Toni Morrison, character analysis]

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The Scapegoating of Homosexuals as Threats to Society

- Politics of Exclusion - The Scapegoating of Homosexuals as Threats to Society It is hard to believe that this bill is anything other than a thinly veiled attempt to score political debating points by scapegoating gay and lesbian Americans.-John F. Kerry The monster lulls reason into a night of unknowing in which sleeping leviathans do not lie.-Timothy K. Beal Introduction The scapegoating of homosexuals as monstrous threats to the order of society allows for their exclusion from institutions such as marriage, legal adoption, and The Boy Scouts of America....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Politics Political]

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Getting Away with Murder Aaron

- Getting Away with Murder Aaron Getting Away with Murder Aaron McKinney was recently convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the fatal bludgeoning of Matthew Shepard on October 6th of last year. During the opening statements of his trial, McKinney's attorneys argued that a homosexual advance from Shepard brought back a traumatic childhood experience which triggered "five minutes of emotional rage and chaos" (Cart "Rests" 1). The claim invoked, which was ultimately rejected by the judge presiding over the case, is known as the "homosexual-panic" or "gay-panic" defense....   [tags: Papers]

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Judging a Book by Its Cover: Similarities in Rawi Hage´s Cockroach and Judy Ruzylo´s Documnetary the Order of Thing

- Rawi Hage’s novel, Cockroach, is filled with cold, irony, hate, love, homosexuality and violence. Judy Ruzylo’s documentary, “The Order of Things”, presents the testimonies of people who chose to make a gender change in their lives. These changes can affect them in both positive and negative ways. By analyzing Hage’s novel and Ruzylo’s documentary, one can find similarities between some characters. For instance, Farhoud, a friend of Hage’s protagonist, is homosexual. Furthermore, the documentary is based on gender change and sexual orientation of the interviewed men and women....   [tags: gender, change, love, violence]

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What Springs You Mind When You Hear The Word ' Change?

- What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘change’. It is a broad term that can be interpreted in many different ways, because it truly needs a specific context to be understood. This ad by Levi entitled “Change” incorporates a dual meaning of the word and refers not only to changing into new clothes, but also to changing society’s views on sociological issues. In this ad, an upper class homosexual male finds a male partner once he puts on his Levi jeans. Levi’s commercial is a progressive ad showcasing their jeans as a status symbol, while also pushing the heteronormative boundaries and displaying their support for different sexualities....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Katy Perry Shows Anyone Can be Courageous in Firework Video

- A five-year-old girl who is unable to swim is drowning in a pool, where the depth is ten feet. She is incapable of communicating for help and continuously gulps copious amounts of water while kicking her legs and flinging her arms frantically. A young boy who is learning how to swim notices her desperate need for a rescue, but is too hesitant to do anything due to his fear of deep water. He then realizes that he does not want a young girl to die just because no one was able to come to her rescue, and builds up the courage to enter the deep end of the pool....   [tags: violence, bullying, self-esteem]

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For The Bible Tells Me So By Daniel Karslake

- “For The Bible Tells Me So” by Daniel Karslake is a documentary style film that focuses on issues about sexuality. The film focuses on the conflict between homosexuality and Christianity and the analysing of several Bible verses about homosexuality. The film attempts to alter the minds of homophobes by using facts, science and several interviews with Christians who also have gay children. The interviews are done with five American, very Christian families and “how they handle the realization of having a gay child” (Karslake, 2007.) The film looks at both the understanding of the church, that is portrayed within the film, and the suggestion that there can only be one sexuality, heterosexualit...   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Cultural Genocide And Its Impact On American History

- Our Spirits Shouldn 't Have to Speak English Genocide, much less cultural genocide, is something rarely discussed in American history. Years of public school education taught me that Christopher Columbus sailed the seven seas in search of spices and found a new world instead. He brought the idea of educating and civilizing the indigenous people. Putting clothes on the clothes- less and teaching the indigenous people the wonders of the English language, as evident in the documentary “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English.” At the time it seemed like a perfect idea, however what the settlers did not take into account was that their idea of civilizing them was taking away their culture, shaming thei...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Same Sex Marriage Within The United States

- Same-Sex Marriage In Relation to Interracial Marriage Same-sex marriage became legal in the United States of America on June 26, 2015. This meant that in all states, men were allowed to marry men, women were allowed women, and women and men could marry each other. Although some states had allowed civil unions and some offered legal marriages, these marriages were not recognized throughout the country as a whole. The civil unions that often resulted did not grant the couple the same legal rights as a typical man and woman would have if they got married at the same time....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Race, Miscegenation]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- Same-sex marriage became legal in the United States of America on June 26, 2015. This meant that in all states, men were allowed to marry men, women were allowed women, and women and men could marry each other. Although some states had allowed civil unions and some offered legal marriages, these marriages were not recognized throughout the country as a whole. The civil unions that often resulted did not grant the couple the same legal rights as a typical man and woman would have if they got married at the same time....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Race, Miscegenation]

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Cyber Cyberbullying : Soaring Into Cyberbullying

- Soaring Into Cyberbullying Modern technology has made a behavior known as bullying much easier with the help of the internet. The world is connected by the internet in which we all use to communicate with each other. The internet is not the only way we can communicate; using cellphones to send text messages to each other is another form to interact with our peers in the 21st century. The internet is important for many things such as knowing what is going on around the world; also known as the news, for online learning, researching, etc., but the internet can also be threatening....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Victim, Psychological abuse]

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Why Gender Identity Is A Choice

- In today’s society we as humans are aware and accepting of more identities than we ever have been before. Civil rights movements all over the world are advocating for everything from marriage equality, to laws protecting gender-queer people. However, it isn’t perfect. Just as there will always be racists and homophobes, there will always be people who say gender identity is a choice. Well, a study done earlier this year proves those people wrong. A recent study done at the Medical University of Vienna shows that there is neurological basis in gender-identity and could help to explain why some people’s gender identities don’t match their biological sex....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Gender identity, Genderqueer]

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Homosexuality Of Television And Music Industry

- Homosexuality in Television and Music Industry Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion rather than conforming to other’s views. However, the way it’s done can leave either a negative or positive impact on a community. Most times the music and TV industry discriminate against the LGBTQ community while others accept the LGBTQ community. “LGBTQ is the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer” (“The Welcoming Project”). There are a large amount of LGBTQ members in other areas of entertainment such as fashion and arts, but people are less likely to see LGBTQ members in music and TV....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Gay African American on TV

- Historically, the representation of gay, African-American men on television has fallen short of the mark . We have seen “sissies, faggots and finger-snapping queens” sashaying across the screen, feminizing and marginalizing African-American men by these racially insensitive and homophobic caricatures. In this paper I examine the characters: Keith Charles of HBO’s Six Feet Under, Omar Little of HBO’s The Wire, Lafayette Reynolds of HBO’s True Blood, and Julien Lowe of FX’s The Shield and how their characters manifest their masculinity....   [tags: Social Issues, Gender Roles]

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Coming Out as a Lesbian

- Lately it seems like everyone is "coming out" as lgbtq because it seems like the coolest thing to do. Kids at school don't understand that just a few years ago, coming out was horrible. In the past few years, so much has changed for the LGBTQ Community. Marriage is being legalized all over the place, and people are learning to speak out about their rights. Six years ago, my parents found out I was bisexual after they went through my computer. My mom screamed, cried, threw things, and questioned me relentlessly....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Social And Cultural Core Principles

- The teenage years are especially important in the establishment of social and cultural core principles that provide the base for further growth in the future. Sociologist C.J. Pascoe links her personal experience with scholarly research in her ethnography titled, Dude, You’re A Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. Pascoe’s year and a half study at a Northern California School known as River High School sheds light on how bullying, power, and sexual innuendos are all components in the makeup of social life in Americas public schools....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, High school, Gender identity]

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Smart Phishing Url Detection Using Association Rule Mininga Seminar Report

- Intelligent phishing url detection using association rule miningA seminar report submittedtoMANIPAL UNIVERSITYFor Partial Ful llment of the Requirement for theAward of the DegreeofBachelor of TechnologyinInformation TechnologybyHriddhi DeyReg. No. 130911388September 2016 AbstractPhishing is an online criminal act that occurs when a malicious webpage im-personates as legitimate webpage so as to acquire sensitive information from theuser. Phishing attack continues to pose a serious risk for web users and annoyingthreat within the eld of electronic commerce....   [tags: World Wide Web, Web page, Web search engine]

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Museum Report Porcelain of Korea & China

- Walking through the Museum Store doors of the Pacific Asia Museum and past the Mosher Gallery, viewers will find themselves surrounded by beautiful porcelain wares from earlier civilizations of Korea and also China. It is elaborated in the article, Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History: " The significance of porcelain for the study of world history is due in part to its unique physical properties. Fired at very high temperatures, porcelains can withstand the ravages of time and nature, surviving for centuries to tell their stories, regardless of the seas or soils in which they are submerged and which quickly destroy items of cotton, silk, wood, and paper....   [tags: global china, korean art, world history]

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The Area Within The Valley Of Ashes

- When describing the buildings within the Valley of Ashes Fitzgerald mainly focusses on how the buildings are ‘unprosperous and bare’; the adjectives utilised depict images of abandonment and placidity, this is a metaphor for the peoples’ hope. It should be noted that there was a gross disparity between the upper and lower classes and this certainly exemplifies this, furthermore their hope is dwindling slowly through this ‘Valley of Ashes’; at this point it does seem as if this is the gateway to hell and as it is a liminal place this exemplifies this....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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Linguistic Reclamation of “Queer”

- Linguistic reclamation is a cultural process of removing hatefulness from a term that is used negatively and oppressively by a dominant culture (out-group) against a specific, less powerful group (in-group). In the article “A Queer Revolution: Reconceptualizing the Debate Over Linguistic Reclamation,” the author, Robin Brontsema explores the reclamation of the word “queer” and other related “hateful speech intended to disable its target” from three different perspectives that are based on three identifiable goals: “neutralization” of the word, its “value reversal,” and “stigma exploitation” (46, 52)....   [tags: Social Issues, Discrimination]

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Masculinity At Its Straightest

- The misguided perception of masculinity is the absence of anything remotely homosexual. In Michael Kimmel’s novel Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men he discusses the contradictions of masculinity and what it takes to be seen as a real men. In American, middle class white society, manhood is more than beards and sleeping around with women, it is being as far away from feminine as allowed. The most foreign idea to most would be to consider a gay man to be “manly.” This unfathomable idea is what spurs on homophobia and gives homosexuality a foul name....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Homophobia

- Homophobia Through the years it would be delightful to believe that society has gotten more accepting of minorities. While in many ways this is true, it is also a false statement as well. The United States has gone through leaps and bounds over the last century. Women were the first to win their rights, and after that African Americans broke through the barriers of oppression. Since both of those movements only took a good hundred years to happen, how long will it be before the United States accepts gays....   [tags: Homosexuality Gay Rights Essays]

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An Inspector Calls

- An Inspector Calls Essay There are many aspects that Priestley uses to make ‘An Inspector Calls’ successful on stage i.e. the use of dramatic irony, time zones, twists, cliff hangers and the 7 deadly sins. He also represents the inspector as omniscient and enigmatic and his surname is a homophone which is used symbolically. E.g. Goole to Ghoul. This makes him seem like ghostly spirit. J.B Priestley wrote this play as a message/moral to show the world that everyone is equal through terms of money and power....   [tags: English Literature]

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Benson Theater Closing Night

- Just recently, Benson Theater put on its last show, bringing an end to its storied history. I have had the personal honor of performing in Benson Theater four times and its atmosphere and character have had a profound effect on me as a student and actor. Benson is often home to the hardest-working people on campus: techies putting their blood, sweat, and tears into their work, actors reciting lines late into the night, and directors volunteering their time to ensure the perfection of the show. That is why on Saturday night it was bittersweet to see the last show in Benson....   [tags: Theatre]

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Religion vs. Morality

- To be moral simply means to do what is right; however, doing what is right is easier said than done. Perhaps if one was a child, one would, to the best of their abilities, follow what his parents demand of him, this would constitute them as doing what is right. Now let us say that the child is an orphan, or does not believe what his parents say is right, should following them still be considered moral, or is it even up to him to decide. Perhaps the child has evolved past parenting all together and therefore needs no more guidance....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Gay Marriage Rights

- ... I think we should rebuild the country on a new foundation with a few changes, but for the most part, the same traditional principles. The United States has come a very long way in its young life, and it still has a lot of growing up to do and it needs to adjust to this ever changing world. Our society should come to our senses and start giving gays the rights they deserve. There are some major benefits to being married to someone, mainly the social and health benefits. Married couples are healthier, happier and enjoy longer lives than those who are not married....   [tags: legalization of homosexual marriage]

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Homosexuality

- Introduction Throughout history homosexuality has been considered vulgar, perverse and immoral. What is truly immoral is homophobia and that it still prevails today. Firstly, homophobia derived from prejudice and escalated to panic. Secondly, homophobic attitudes are endorsed and practiced by many places of worship, which are hypocritical to God’s concept of the Golden Rule. Thirdly, the severity of homophobia has reached a point of no return, where the lives of many innocent have been viciously taken away....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Homophobia]

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The Nintendo Wii

- Product Description The Nintendo Wii was launched in the United Sates on November 19, 2006. Its compact console is less than 2 inches thick, weighing a mere 2.65 pounds, and is approximately 8.5 inches long and 7 inches wide (Wii, 2010). It comes with a wireless, motion sensitive, ergonomic remote, with eternal connectors for the Nunchuk and the Classic Controller; and motion sensors that can be used from six to ten feet away (Wii Controllers, n.d.; Wii Console, n.d.). Nintendo also offers the MotionPlus accessory, which provides additional precision (Wii Console, n.d.)....   [tags: Product Review ]

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Multiple Oppositions Approach

- Multiple Oppositions Approach I. The Multiple Oppositions approach is an approach that concurrently contrasts multiple target sounds to a comparison sound. Often there is a phoneme collapse, with many sounds being represented by one sound. The phoneme /d/ may replace /t/, /k/, and/or /g/. Any word containing replacement sounds is treated as a homophone. “For example, for a child who collapses voiceless obstruents to /t/ word-initially, the multiple opposition treatment set might include /t/~/k, s, tʃ/ and result in contrastive training words such as tip versus Kip, sip, and chip” (Williams, 2000, p....   [tags: Language ]

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Word Prediction Software

- Remedial Versus Compensatory In order to truly understand the nature of compensatory support I thought it necessary to include a brief comparison to the remediation approach. There are basically two different approaches, which are used to address the learning difficulties by students with disabilities. The first is the remedial approach, which tries to lessen a deficit or improve an area of weakness through additional structured practice or re-teaching of the skill or concept. The second approach is compensatory and tries to work around or bypass a deficit and reduce the barriers to learning by focusing on the strengths of the student....   [tags: people with disabilities]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-Sex Marriage and the Destruction of American Culture

- Same-Sex Marriage and the Destruction of American Culture       The late 20th century disintegration of marriage is epoch-defining and hazardous to moral health. The question of legally recognizing same-sex marriage - thrust upon us by recent court decisions - culminates this disintegration.   There are many reasons why the ills of marriage are so pivotal. Marriage is the principle of sexual morality. Immoral sexual acts are often wrong for other reasons, too, such as the injustice of imposing oneself sexually upon another without consent....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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William Shakespeares Use Of Farce in Romeo And Juliet

- Sensuality was a favorite theme of William Shakespeare. Unfortunately, Romeo And Juliet is absolutely witless in terms of Shakespeare's usual conservative politics. In this paper, I will show that Romeo And Juliet is the most brilliant example of reactionary writing ever created. This claim is buttressed by three points: (1) the Surrealist theme of loss of innocence in Romeo And Juliet, (2) Shakespeare's adversarial relationship to the Symbolist school while writing the book, and (3) the author's brave employment of sensuality depite the influence of the Modernist school....   [tags: Papers]

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The Never-ending Story: Sexual Orientation and Genetics

- The Never-ending Story: Sexual Orientation and Genetics It is my observation that the average person gains insight into the nature vs. nurture debate when some particular human trait that is politically or socially volatile at the time is announced as having a specific genetic origin. This observation was confirmed when, in surfing the web, I came across an article entitled, "Female Inner Ear Comes Out of the Closet (1)." While reporting on a study published by a UT psychology professor who found that homosexual women exhibit tones in the inner ear similar to those of male test subjects, the Daily Texan journalist, with no explanation or sources, effortlessly mixes and confuses the social...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned.      People against gay marriages say that it is not natural to be a homosexual....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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The True Message of Joy Luck Club and The Hundred Secret Senses

- The True Message of Joy Luck Club and The Hundred Secret Senses   Alice Walker calls Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, "honest, moving, and beautifully courageous."  Publisher's Weekly describes the novel as "intensely poetic, startlingly imaginative and moving ... deceptively simple yet inherently dramatic."  Not only has Amy Tan's fiction been praised for its literary merit, but it also has been included in anthologies of multicultural literature for its portrayal of Chinese and Chinese-American culture.        However, critics such as George Tseo vehemently disagree with these and other accolades, particularly regarding the cultural details of Tan's fiction and Mandari...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Shakespeare Shift in Style in the Second Act of Julius Caesar

- Close Reading of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (2.2.114-161) Act two of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar begins the detailed planning of Caesar’s assassination, which follows soon after in the third act. One particular passage of interest during this act is found in scene one. This particular passage deals with the conspirator’s justification of their motives for wanting to kill Caesar, as well as the fine-tuning of their machination. As is consistent throughout Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s verse here differs much from his usual, flowery, beautifully poetic, and complicated verse that can be found in plays as Macbeth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Significance of Mercutio in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The Significance of Mercutio in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers whose families are at war and how the two overcome the family feud for their love for each other. Mercutio is one of the central characters in the play; he is one of the prince's kinsmen and is best friend to Romeo of the Montague household. The name Mercutio is derived for the word mercurial which means eloquent, active and changeable; Mercutio is all three because through out the play he changes his mood from a light-hearted joking to fiery insults in a short time....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of the Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls

- The Importance of the Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls In this essay I am going to analyse the role of the inspector. I shall look at his importance as a ‘conscience’ figure, his effect on characters and as a dramatic tool. Firstly, I will look at the evidence we have about the ‘ghostly’ side of the character, the evidence I have about the inspector being a ‘ghost’ is that he knows an awful lot on the future and what is about to happen to Eva Smith, about her past life, what she did, worked and who were her friends....   [tags: Papers]

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The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry

- The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry There are many facets of love. Illustrate this by discussing the way love is treated in different poems in this selection. There are many facets of love such as lust, jealously and equality. Love is a popular topic for poetry. Margaret Duchess of Newcastle said "O Love thou art tired out with rhyme!" She believes love is a clichéd, worn out with rhyme and poetry but love still has many facets of love to be explored. "To His Coy Mistress" is about superficial love....   [tags: Papers]

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Madonna-Whore Complex In The Catcher In The Rye

- Holden Caulfield, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye, suffers from a Madonna/whore complex, meaning he can only see women in two ways; as perfect and innocent or as dirty whores, without any ground in between. According to psychiatrists, this disorder may be caused by an excessive bond between one’s mother as a child, or conversely a lack of a bond, resulting in looking towards the one you love as a motherly figure, while nobody else can meet those standards. (Speyer) Holden’s experiences in this novel reveal to us this problem, as he cannot seem to deal with women at all....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye Essays]

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Apathy to Human Suffering

- The suffering of the world is often captivated in the work of the great poets like Robert Frost and W. H Auden. The similarities between Frost's "Design" and Auden's "Musee des Beaux Arts" include the belief that the world may be blind to human suffering and to that that causes the suffering. Apathy by the part of the human being is explained either by sheer ignorance of a greater power or by lack of time to consider the existence of such a power that controls the fate of humanity and all that is present in the world....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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