When speaking to her cousin she was a lot more lighthearted and laughing, in that case her pitch got higher, became less serious with her cousin, her hands were all over the place, and the rate of her speaking increased. . A lot of people use code-switching for those reasons to create a connection, say things in secret, etc. From what we learned in class we know that the way someone speaks changes someone’s perspective on them. That’s why she spoke in Spanish to her family members instead of us, it was something between them a joke about their family, and it wasn’t like we understand fluent Spanish, all we understood was little to know Spanish.
Before reading this paper one needs to know a little about me, Megan Koons. I am the youngest of three girls, my oldest sister is six years older than me and my middle sister is four years older than me. My parents are together and have been all my life. Growing up I saw my sisters fight and so I knew what not to do and got along wonderfully with both my sisters. I saw my oldest sister fight with my mom and my middle sister fight with my dad, so again I knew how to not make me parents mad and got along with them wonderfully as well.
”Normal language develops over a period and it is sequential or ordered” (Crystal,1992) To sum up, whether verbal intelligence is an innate or a taught attribute, is an arguable issue. According to the previous evidences mentioned above, it is very clear that any person can be intelligent by doing some activities as well as having good training. Another proof that verbal intelligence is not instinct is that educated people are more intelligent than illiterate people. Verbal intelligence is a learning process that could be increased and improved constantly. Furthermore, many people who suffered from speech disorders had become spectacular speakers.
They can choose to speak in any language at their home. Having English as an official language helps immigrants as English is spoken by most of the people in the world. English as an official language promotes unity among people but not differences. In conclusion, we can say that having English as the official language has more pros than cons. Works Cited Annals of the Congress of the United States, 1082.
Achebe wrote in English to teach the reader the value of the Igbo culture. According to Brucker Achebe’s education in English and exposure to European societies has allowed him to capture not only the African perspective in the novel but also the European perspective on colonial expansion, religion, race, and culture (Brucker 1). Brucker states that Achebe’s decision to write Things Fall Apart in English was an important and significant choice (Brucker1). Achebe wanted this novel to respond to earlier colonial accounts of Africa; his choice of language was for that reason political (Brucker 3). Many African authors chose to write in native languages as a method of resistance to colonial culture; however Achebe wanted to achieve cultural renewal within and through English (Brucker 3).
This kind of the southern dialects are consider to be more guttural and in the way how it sounds it ´ought to be classified as archaic.´ [online] and as some linguists assume today´s Appalachian dialect is ´ actually a sort of Scottish-flavoured Elizabethan English.´ [online] Since the first wh... ... middle of paper ... ...e to concrete regional dialects and see their history and the way of developing through the last decades and how it is with these dialects nowadays. We can start with a statement from the book A History of English Language by Albert C. Baugh who wrote ´All the regions except eastern New England, metropolitan New York, and Southern are often spoken of as constituting General American.´ and ´in this wider sense General American covers about two thirds of the area of the United States and contains two thirds of the total population.´ (Baugh, 1957, p. 442) Therefore, we should based this chapter right on this Baugh´s quote. Surely, it is not so easy to divide all the US varieties into four categories however we should consider the complexity of this theme and unfortunately the length of the bachelor thesis does not allow us to explore all the accents into such a depth.
Language is a universal trait that every culture has, whether it is written or spoken, people around the world have a need to communicate with one another. Language reflects your background and where you come from, according to Fromkin, Rodman and Hyams, an accent is a regional phonological distinction (433). That being said, in the United States the most prevalent language is English but depending on the region, your language might sound different to other people. If someone from Wisconsin visited one of the southern states, they would definitely notice a drawl in a southerner’s language, whereas the native southerner would think the Wisconsin resident’s accent sounds nasally. Code switching is a popular way of communication for people
After many years she has tried to learn Spanish but has found it quite difficult because although that is her native language it was like trying to learning a whole new language for her. In “Mother Tongue,” Amy’s explains how she has come to the realization that she speaks more than one “English,” meaning that the way she speaks in front of a crowd is different than the way she speaks with her mother. The way Amy speaks with her mother is still English although it is not proper. Amy expresses how she does not really like the phrase “broken English,” because if something is broken it needs to be fixed and she does not feel that her mother’s English needs to be
Once again my 17-year-old daughter comes home from a foreign-language fair at her high school and accusingly tells me about the pluses of being able to speak two languages. Speaker after speaker has extolled the virtues of becoming fluent in another language. My daughter is frustrated by the fact that I’m bilingual and have purposely declined to teach her to speak Spanish, my native tongue. She is not the only one who has wondered why my children don’t speak Spanish. Over the years friends, acquaintances and family have asked me the same question.
People nowadays spend hours chatting with friends around the world; Many Internet users deem that text and voice chatting have made people open minded and social. Despite the fact that Communication through technological means is easy and fast, it is not as effective as the face to face interaction. Some people deem that making a call can make you in touch and replace meeting someone and talking to him; yet, meeting face to face has another taste.