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The Global Village: The Importance of Knowing Many Languages

- “Bonjour”,” god dag”, “hyvää paivää”, and “hello” were part of my vocabulary when I first came here in USA. I am from Finland, which has two main languages; Finnish and Swedish. I also started English courses in elementary school and French in high school. I have always been really interested about different foreign languages, because it introduces me to different countries and cultures. It also helps me to communicate with people around the world while I am traveling. There are also many other advantages to learn foreign language, like for example to get better job, and be able to communicate with foreigners in or out of your own country....   [tags: globalization, learning languages,]

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Analysis of the Video Mother Tongues: Languages Around the World (2007)

- ... The next section of the film goes into the language families of Oceania: Papuan, Austronesian and Australian. These languages were spread throughout the region by seafarers over thousands of years. The diverse languages that make up this region are an excellent example of how languages developed into unique forms because of lost contact. These languages are roughly a quarter of the world’s languages but barely make up a tenth of the worlds population. Papua New guinea alone for example has more than 800 languages....   [tags: families, languages, groups]

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Learning Languages : Learning Different Languages

- Learning Different Languages When I look back to my life, it was really long ago when I started to read and write the first language which was Gujarati. I know few languages such as: Gujarati, Hindi, English, and Spanish. I struggled with reading when I started to learn Gujarati after learning first language, it became easier for me to learn how to read other languages. After mastering the first and second languages it became easier for me to me learn how to write and read other languages. My sister was the first one who exposed me with how to write and read Gujarati first then I learned more in school....   [tags: Second language, French language, Language]

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Language Acquisitions Of New Languages

- In Suzette Haden Elgin’s Native Tongue, infants of linguistic households are required to acquire various alien languages to become native speakers of Earth for the new languages studied. Our society, for the most part, understands that adults acquire foreign languages differently from the acquisition of a second language by a child. Furthermore, most people generally have the understanding that children learn languages quickly and easily compared to adults. Adults, however, are able to acquire foreign languages in fair or controlled conditions....   [tags: Linguistics, Second language]

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Programming Languages : Programming Language

- Programming Languages Programming language is a form of language that is designed to communicate instructions to a computer; the language can be used to control the behavior of the computer or calculate math equations. There are five generations of programming languages that have been developed from the 1930’s to present day. These programs make it capable for computers to perform a number of applications from computing algorithms to directing the behavior of the computer. Once the first computers were created programming languages took longer to develop....   [tags: Computer, Programming language, Computer program]

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Second Language Learning: Factors Affecting Success in Learning a Second Language

- Second language learning is the process of learning a different language other than one’s mother tongue resulting in the ability of an individual to use one or more languages different from his first language. It can take place in a natural setting or through classroom instructions; however, the degree of proficiency differs (Gomleksiz, 2001). Learning is a conscious process that includes thorough explanation of grammar rules, practice of those rules, as well as memorizing lists of vocabulary, usually in a classroom setting (Wisniewski, 2007)....   [tags: languages]

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Different Types Of Languages With The World

- Second Language Logistics There are many different types of languages spoken in the world. People all around the globe speak at least one native language; many people speak multiples. It is important to realize that America is behind in teaching of languages, and this set back hits close to home in our school district. Because District 301 is lacking in offering second languages to be taught when students are in grade school, the students are being set back and are not as advanced in languages as foreign schools....   [tags: Second language, Language education, Language]

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The Origin Of Languages Around The World

- The question of the origin of names has been discussed and debated for centuries as is evident in Cratylus and is made prevalent during the creation of various sign languages around the world. Sign language in the grand scheme of the origins of language is fairly new as it is only about 500 years old, whereas the believed origin of English began somewhere in the 5th century (Brentari 2016). Signing raises the question of whether or not sign language, and language in general, is based on iconicity or arbitrariness....   [tags: Language, Linguistics, Sign language, Word]

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Foreign Languages And Translation Providers

- Foreign Languages and Translation Providers We start with the assumption that you have already decided which foreign country buyers to entice to purchase your property or properties (based on your local news about such international investors in the area or you have researched the markets thoroughly and found out the best direction to market your particular type of a property) and thus you know exactly what language you should use to be successful in the chosen buying market. It can happen that nationals of several different countries might be your best targets simultaneously, but for simplicity we will talk about just one foreign nation here and then you can apply your knowledge to other na...   [tags: Translation, Language, Second language]

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Languages Influence On Thought And Cognition

- Languages Influence on Thought and Cognition Language is an incredibly valuable communication method, as it enables knowledge, understanding, and many forms of meaning to be conveyed, and provides the ability to gain a sense of self and of others (Vaughan & Hogg, 2014). Further, the idea that language may influence, or even control thought and cognition has been extensively debated amongst social psychologist and linguists for decades. These debates have produced many diverse theories and concepts....   [tags: Linguistics, Language, Psychology, Cognition]

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