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Myths about Bilingualism

-   The variety of languages that revolves around our nation makes it a very diverse place to live in and a comforting one as well. There are hundreds of languages being spoken at this very moment and it is the sole factor that keeps a culture alive. Although many children are raised to embrace who they are and where they come from, attending school in the United States of America can contradict their pride since English is used as the dominant way of communicating. This encounter forced these children to know and fluently speak two languages: the language of their homeland and the language being spoken in school....   [tags: Variety of Languages, Cultures, Communication]

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The Differences Between Child Rearing Posed By Ahern ( 2012, Pg 51-52 )

- While viewing ‘Speaking in Tongues’ I was struck by the vast difference in attitude between the children featured in the film and myself at their ages. While we all share a common factor, a United States primary education, both the medium of instruction and the subliminal messages that come along with it differ in each case. This contrast acts as an alternative example of the comparison of child rearing posed by Ahern (2012, pg 51-52) by highlighting the impacts of language socialization gained during education....   [tags: United States, Education, Languages, Linguistics]

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Bilingual Education Act

- Bilingual education is defined as involving the use of two languages as media of intrusions (May, 2008). It is an educational process that aims to promote and “maintain longer-term student bilingualism and bi-literacy, adding another language to, but not subtracting from the student’s existing language repertoire” (May, 2008, p. 19-20). Simply, bilingual education is the use of more than one language to deliver curriculum content. Bilingual education Act (BEA) was enacted into law in 1968 by President Lyndon B....   [tags: Bilingual Education, languages, foreign]

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Human Resources Issue

- Introduction Business perspectives have enhanced the focus of Human Resources department in many ways. The guidance and expectation of the department now include the perceptual needs of the business. Most departments have become strategic partners within the company, and therefore are expected to keep the business priorities in areas that generally were marketing areas. Value is a board concept, which is a non-tangible trait. Its perception can define how a company hires, promote, and retain its assets....   [tags: particular need, business, languages]

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History And Evolution Of Morocco

- Every country around the world has its own philosophy and evolution. Morocco, a country located in North West Africa, broadly exposed on the Atlantic Ocean from the west, and the Mediterranean Sea from the north. The Strait of Gibraltar, which unites the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, splits Morocco from Spain by eight miles. Morocco is the foundation of numerous cultures and is prominent by its biodiversity. The languages spoken vary from Arabic, French, Berber, Spanish and English. Abundant plains lie beside Morocco 's coasts, and wooded mountains stretch through the middle of the country....   [tags: Morocco, Mediterranean Sea, Berber languages]

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William Shakespeare´s Impact on History

- ... These words are now part of our everyday speech, used without a thought of their historical origin. Also, he incorporated universal themes that actually related to the common people, which started a new writing style entirely (1). His plays greatly differed from the previous styles because he focused primarily on the emotional euphoria rather than the self-promotion brought about by the works sponsored by the church and state (6). He created the globe that changed theater architecture, which was not only a success the visual arts, but forced the elements of the performing arts to further evolve (4 )....   [tags: languages, plays, hsitroy, arts, style]

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Sororities as a Social Institution

- ... However, “big” is a term used to describe an older sister whose is assigned to a younger sister within the organization to be a mentor and a friend. Another example is the word “waltz”, which is not referring to a ballroom dance but rather the celebration of a sister’s twenty first birthday. Even the word “sister” is a part of a sororities’ unique language as it does not denote the relationship between blood-related relatives, but rather signifies the sister like bonds between members. This language is imperative to a sorority’s culture because it unifies members under a commonality that distinguishes them from other groups and organizations, much like racial and religious cultures....   [tags: greek life, culture, manerism, languages]

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Practice for Teaching English as a Second Language to Students in Hong Kong: Analyzing my Own Classroom Interaction

- Introduction Classroom interaction has been widely recognized as one of the most crucial factors in a second language classroom that allows second language learning to take place. As pointed out by Tsui (1995: 11), ."..the language used affects the nature of interaction, which in turn affects the opportunities for learning that are made available." This statement is exceptionally true in Hong Kong context because English are seldom used by students in their daily lives. English lessons seem to be their solely exposure to this target language....   [tags: ESL, languages, teacher]

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Employability in The Belgium Market

- Introduction Belgium is a small country with around eleven million inhabitants. In Belgium they speak three official languages: Dutch (6 million), German (1 million) and French (4 million). The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is also the capital of the European Union. Despite the small size, Belgium has an interesting and complex institutional and political structure. As the country is split in several language communities, each of them with their own administration in charge mainly of cultural and educational affairs....   [tags: cv, job description, business, languages]

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Learning of A Second Language

- Learning of A Second Language Ever since God punished the people who wanted to build the Tower of Babel with the “confusion of tongues” in the time of old testament, people around the world have faced the problem of communication. When giving out a historical overview of second-language teaching in “Second-Language Acquisition in Childhood,” McLaughlin stated: As early as the third millennium B.C., in what was probably the world’s first great civilization, the Sumerians had scribed devoted exclusively to education....   [tags: Teaching Education Foreign Languages Essays]

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Linguistic imperialism in Brazil

- Linguistic imperialism is a concept used by scholar Robert Phillipson, he mostly spoke about the imperialism of the English language, although this concept can be applied to all the world’s major international languages with imperialistic origins, when the original population had to adopt the invader’s language because of the benefits that accrue to the speakers of the languages when the dominant language has been imposed (Phillipson 31). Linguistic imperialism in Latin America started with the ‘discovery’ and the occupation of the New World by the European powers....   [tags: Robert Philipson, Major International Languages]

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Java Programming Language

- Java: It's not just for breakfast anymore. The World-Wide Web as it is today reminds me of a bad date I had once; boring, flat, and unexciting. It does absolutely nothing for me. The pages are limited by the specifications of HTML which calls for a two-dimensional layout and a static page. I for one am looking for some new element. A new angle if you will. Something to jolt some life into The Web. Sun Microsystem's Java will bring a new interactive element to the Web. It is designed to enhance the browsing experience and take us into the next generation of The Web....   [tags: Computers Technology Programming Languages]

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Foreign Language Essay

- Foreign Language Essay Innehållsförteckning Innehållsförteckning          2 Inledning          3 Sammanfattning          4 Allmänt          5 Japans industriella          6 struktur Faktorer som bidragit     11 till Japans framgångar Jämförelse mellan          14 Sverige och Japan Källförteckning          18 Bilaga          19 Inledning Sverige är nu i en djup lågkonjunktur, med massor av "sparpaket". Därför tyckte jag att det skulle vara intressant att titta på just en av världens största och starkaste marknadseko­nomier och se vad som skiljer den mot Sverige....   [tags: Foreign Languages Essays]

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History of Web Design

- ... HTML 3 was revolutionary, as it finally opened up the doors to real website customization. Designers now had the ability to use animated images, and colorful backgrounds. Then Flash was introduced as well, which changed the entire scene of web design. No longer was everything static and dull; things were moving and colorful, and the web became a much more appealing place. Now we have HTML 5, which fixed most syntax errors in both HTML 4 and XHTML 1.1. HTML 5 is made to create a language for both HTML and XHTML....   [tags: internet, HTML, new scripting languages]

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To What Degree Might Different Languages Shape In Their Speakers Different Concepts Of Themselves And The World

- To What Degree Might Different Languages Shape In Their Speakers Different Concepts Of Themselves And The World. What Are The Implications Of Such Differences For Knowledge. The difference in languages can cause different perceptions of various cultures leading to distinctions or possible clashes. When I lived in France I faced some of the problems a language barrier can cause. The most common and at the same time most irritating problem of language is the inability to translate word for word as some words just don’t have a direct translation into another language....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nodules and How They Affect Your Voice

- Hoarseness, breathiness, scratchy/rough voice, the "lump in your throat" sensation, shooting pains from ear to ear, the need to breathe in deeper than usual ... these are all symptoms that a nodule can cause. A nodule is basically a small growth and looks like a bump on your vocal folds. This growth occurs from vocal abuse, misuse, and overuse. A healthy, normal vocal chord often has smooth, white mucosal surfaces and has no irregular objects on your vibrating borders. But when you abuse your vocal chords by putting force and tension upon them, the vibrations go into an "overload" and can cause too much friction on them....   [tags: Languages]

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Multilingualism on the Net

- Multilingualism on the Net What will be the effect of the Internet upon natural languages in the 21st century. It is widely accepted that, generally speaking, any new media change languages. For example, the prevalence of TV has dramatically homogenized spoken accents over the past few decades. Young people tend to speak in almost the same way as TV casters, and local dialects and accents remain only among the speech of older people. This TV effect, however, is insignificant as compared with the enormous effect of print media on languages over the past few hundred years....   [tags: Languages Technology Papers]

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Fortran And Pascal Paper

- Learning Team Project Language comparison of FORTRAN and Pascal Programming Concepts Abstract The following is a research paper regarding two programming languages called FORTRAN and Pascal. Pascal [mathematician/philosopher Blaise Pascal] was designed primarily as a tool for teaching good programming skills, but - thanks largely to the availability of Borland's inexpensive Pascal compiler for the early IBM PC - it has become popular outside of the classroom. Unlike many languages, Pascal requires a fairly structured approach, which prevents the kinds of indecipherable "spaghetti code" and easily-overlooked mistakes that plague programmers using languages such as Fortran or C....   [tags: Computer Programming Languages]

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The Challenges Faced by Multicultural Children in American Schools

- Multicultural children encounter a wide array of challenges in schools in America. These challenges hinder their ability to efficiently grow and be productive. Student’s success depends on whether their social and academic lives satisfy their needs. A close study of multicultural students’ obstacles and opinions of their educational experiences in America indicates the problems and solutions for improving their learning, social and cultural experiences. Considering the views of students is especially relevant to understanding the difficulties evident in multicultural classrooms....   [tags: multicultural education, culture, languages]

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Teaching English in South Korea for the Purpose of Communication

- In 1992, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of South Korea prioritised teaching English for the purpose of communication. Since then, productive language skills: speaking and writing have become increasing more important in South Korea. As a part of my responsibilities, I designed part of a training program to teach and assess the essay writing skills among a group of English teachers. The program included a high-stake (important) test which I designed based on independent research as well as feedback from co-workers, Korean English teachers, supervisors of the institute and a teacher trainer working with the University of Cambridge....   [tags: languages, writing skills, grammatical]

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Getting to know a few Differential Private Systems

- ... In the context of differential privacy, this is safe—and does not open another channel—because the privacy cost of the default values is already included in the privacy cost of the query.) Thus, we can obtain strong privacy assurances even if the adversary can pose arbitrary queries and can observe all the (remotely measurable) channels that are possible in our model. As a result, Fuzz enables us to make any dataset differential privacy, along with making the dataset immune to other attacks like covert channel attacks....   [tags: databases, programming languages]

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The New Standard: VoiceXML

- VoiceXML the New Standard for Voice Applications From the initial introduction of VoiceXML in March of 2000, the world of customer service and voice applications have been turned upside down. Before VoiceXML, companies were complaining about the flexibility of their voice applications. Problems were arising because consumers were growing tired of using the touch-tone keypad on their telephones to select options and companies were losing more money than they would have liked. In order to increase the portability of their applications, companies decided to find a new way to standardize their interface....   [tags: Computer Programming Languages]

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Bilingual Education

- Bilingual education is any school program which utilizes two languages. An example of legal rationale in regarding bilingual education is English being the only language approach that is taught to English language learners in the United States in school districts according to No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB). However, historical rationale concerning bilingual education is the history of events that occurred due to bilingual education not being taught in a school district. An example is Meyer V: Nebraska (1923)....   [tags: Education, Languages, communication, foreign]

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What´s Navtrack? Components of Navtrack

- ... if (condition) if-true-statement 2.1.5 Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML): CLIENT SIDE PROGRAMMING: HTML is a language which is used for describing web pages. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and it is not a programming language, it is a markup language; it uses markup tags to describe web pages.HTML is written in the shape of HTML elements comprising of different tags. HTML tags mostly come in pairs, although some tags are known as empty elements which are unpaired. HTML documents explain web pages, these documents contain HTML tags and plain text so these documents are also called web pages .The purpose of a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox is to understand H...   [tags: computers, programing languages]

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Instructional Strategies for ELL Classrooms

- Trying to accommodate different students learning styles in an English learning classroom can be overwhelming. Having good teaching strategies can help English learning students learn more effectively. Using the best strategies will ensure all students in the classroom have an effective learning environment. There are many instructional strategies that teachers can use in the classroom. Comprehensible Input Comprehensible input is the theory that English learning students will understand best when they are given appropriate input....   [tags: Education, languages, communication]

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Canadian National Identity: Native Canadians

- ... These were two of the many restrictions the students had to face. Breaking one of the rules would mean being starved, humiliated, or emotionally and physically abused. To name the few, witnessing cultural practices would result to sticking needles in their tongues, or a beating with a leather whip. Many results after the schools' closing suggested that some children even experienced sexual abuse. The environment the kids spent their childhoods in was poor. Diseases spread from the unsanitary conditions and were given improper care....   [tags: aboriginal culture, languages]

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David Katan’s Translating Cultures

- ... This choice must be taken with the most care because some may be exceptionally good at communicating the essence of the original text while others may not have been done with precision or been well translated, or then do not recreate the effect of the originals. Amongst the most famous Odyssey translations, stand two particular works: those by Fagles and R. Fitzgerald. Through the structure of the introduction and the text, the language and the attention to details, Fitzgerald‘s translation of the Odyssey stands out more and is more engaging for a high school student studying English....   [tags: different languages, culture]

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Language And Language Of Language

- ‘Language death’ does not always entail ‘language murder’. ‘Language death ' is when a community no longer speaks a language that they used to speak regularly. This may occur for many reasons such as social, economic, political and demographic factors. Along with the attitudes of the individuals within a community. ‘Language murder’ is when a community has happily left their language to die out and this can also be referred to as a shift in a language, which has the linguistic term, language shift....   [tags: French language, Second language, Sociolinguistics]

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Multimedia Vocabulary: Use of Information Technology to Teach English in Hong Kong

- Information technology (IT) has become an important part of modern life, as well as in education. As early as in 1998, the Hong Kong government has launched a strategy entitled "Information Technology for Learning in a New Era" in primary and secondary schools. From 1998 to June 2003, the government had already spent $2.08 billion for implementing IT in education, e.g. install computer laboratory and multimedia learning center (MMLC) in schools. With these advanced equipments, many different subjects have employed the use of multimedia technology....   [tags: languages, ESL, secondary education]

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Total Physical Response Method and Spanish

- Total Physical Response Method and Spanish Teaching strategies of a foreign language class have evolved from a long history of useless methods that do not fulfill the goal of language acquisition. The main goal of a foreign language class in terms of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards is that the students be able to communicate using the foreign language. Communication refers to the student’s ability to converse with a native speaker of the language that has been studied. In the past, it was assumed that students must first learn the rules of grammar and then use those rules to construct sentences and communicate, but there have been several linguistic theories that have refuted this...   [tags: Foreign Languages Education Essays]

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Breaking The Maya Code By Michael R. Coe

- In the book, “Breaking the Maya Code” by Michael D. Coe, he shows how the re-creation of a society can occur by deciphering its graphics as well as its language. It also shows how that particular society, although feared by many, was lost for thousands of years, and can now be revealed to the rest of the world. Most scholars believed that not only was the language, hieroglyphics, a script that was painted on numerous monuments as well as written in bark-books and on sarcophagi, was too arduous to distinguish....   [tags: Maya civilization, Mayan languages, Maya script]

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The Language Of English Language

- Having the ability to speak multiple languages can give people the upper hand when learning and experiencing new cultures; however, being monolingual can help in today 's society. Although having the ability to communicate in different languages can be helpful, being monolingual is not a disadvantage due to the ability to communicate in today 's new and modern global world through the language of English. Society and the way it works has changed tremendously over the years. Business between countries has grown and connections have grown with it as well.The world is a boundless place full of many different cultures and has “roughly 6,900” languages around the world that are all unique in t...   [tags: Second language, English language]

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Language And Its Effects On Language

- If you look at the great authors throughout history, from Shakespeare to Hawthorne or even a present-day author, the English and the language that they use in their writing has altered, changed, decayed, and digressed as time has passed the human race. Language in itself is already diverse. There are thousands of different ways to say the same simple phrase, but it is thought today, perhaps now more than ever, that the English language is and has been “decaying” or becoming unsatisfactory. In today’s world of technology, it is hard to tell the reason that language could be seen as decaying....   [tags: English language, Language, Dialect]

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Linguistic Stereotypes

- Linguistic Stereotypes Language is a method in which individuals communicate in order to get their opinion across to the listening party. Language is the tool which ideas can be conveyed in various ways. Typically, language is referred to verbal communication, however, it ranges to all methods of communication i.e. sign language. Linguistic stereotypes are an existent form of discrimination. Since, languages are criticized and mocked due to the connection between language and cultural character....   [tags: Research Papers Language Essays Languages]

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Language : Sign Language

- We see that alternate sign languages in Arandic languages play an important role in how people communicate in everyday life. However the question arises whether an alternate sign language is, in Kendon’s words (1988a, p.390), a “fully autonomous” unity or simply a twin version of a spoken language. Linguists argue that alternate sign language and spoken language are not two different languages, but rather the former is based on the syntactic, pragmatic, and semantic properties of the latter. Green and Wilkins (2014), for example, claim that Arandic alternate sign language maps to spoken language and its pragmatic and semantic rules....   [tags: Sign language, Natural language]

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Differences Between Language And Language

- The only way to communicate with my grandparents was to learn how to speak Arabic, so when I was growing up my first language was Arabic. As I got older, I spoke with others in Arabic as well, but sometimes I wouldn’t understand them and later on my mom explained that every area in the Middle East has different dialects. The dialect determines where you come from. I find it interesting that Arabic is one language, but yet there are so many ways to say water. I learned Lebanese as a child and trying to have a conversation with an Egyptian person is very difficult....   [tags: Dialect, English language, Language]

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How Language Is Important For Language Education

- There are many things wrong with the world right now and that does not exclude the US, while there are many issues with dealing with an increasingly global society but none of them are as easy to fix and as urgent reforming language education. Although it is important for language to be standardized so that we can all understand each other, the state of language education is holding back non-native and native speakers alike. The thought that there is only one set, unevolving way to speak is harmful to society....   [tags: Language, Second language, First language]

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Bilingualism

- Introduction This paper is primarily intended to present some major considerations about bilingualism and bilingual education from a sociolinguistic perspective. In first instance, I will deal with some of the definitions of these terms placing them along the continuum since the high complexity of the issues. Also, some features of individual and social bilingualism will be pointed out, and some of the most common effects on individual and on communities will be presented. Finally, a reflection upon a kind of ‘unnatural’ bilingualism is put forward....   [tags: Bilingual Education, Languages]

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Differences Between Language And Language

- Communication is very important. People have to communicate in order to run their daily lives. In order to communicate they need language it can be a sign language or spoken language. There are many different types of languages spoken in this world. People can hear your English and ask where you are from that can start a conversation which is the first stop to be united with that person. Most aspects of language like accent, grammar and naming can divide and bring people together. Accent can be one of the aspects of language that can divide people....   [tags: English language, Linguistics, Natural language]

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Language Loss Is The Loss Of Language

- Immigrant Families in the United States and Language Loss Language loss is the loss of language or a portion of that language over time. Ken Hale said, “Language Loss is part of much larger process of loss of cultural and intellectual diversity in which politically dominant languages and cultures simply overwhelm indigenous local languages and cultures, placing them in a condition which can only be described as embattled” (Language 1992). It’s an unaddressed issue that is in continuous increase with no action taken towards it....   [tags: Multilingualism, Second language, Linguistics]

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The Official Language of the United Nations

- “Bilingualism for the individual is fine, but not for a country”, claims S.I Hayakawa in his article “Bilingualism in America”, published in USA Today in 1989. A language is a systematic means of communication. It is used to express ourselves and communicate with others. More than 300 languages are spoken in the United States but English is one of the common bonds among the Americans of all backgrounds. English is the language of freedom, commerce and opportunity around the world. English is the official language of 51 nations and 27 states in the United States of America....   [tags: Language ]

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Home Language As A Second Language Classroom

- Literature Review This review of literature investigates home language use in the English as a second language classroom. The main points that are discussed include: (a) language of instruction; (b) second language acquisition theory in relation to home language use; (c) home language practices; (d) benefits of implementing these home language practices. This literature will help to provide insight on appropriate home language practices and activities to involve in my curriculum project. English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States Over the past thirty years over thirty million immigrants have came over to the United States....   [tags: Language acquisition, Second language]

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The Language Of The English Language

- Throughout the time there has been many languages yet none of them have been as dominant as the English language. This has raised some distress among the people fearing it will become the only language spoken in the world. Countless dialects have and will disappear and those that survive will be simplified by the usage of smaller vocabularies and less complex sentences. These changes were particular cause by the migration. This forced adults to learn new languages quickly but as a result, they were learning less of the language, opting for shorter sentences and not using any grammar rules....   [tags: English language, Dialect, Lingua franca]

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Second Language Acquisition in Childhood

- Children acquire their native language, which fall within a wide range of languages, at a very early stage of development. During development, a child begins to show signs of verbal communication, usually starting out as cooing, babbling, recognizable words, and later two or more word sentences. This occurrence is also seen in the development of second languages. Second language acquisition is the study of how second languages are typically developed. The process of acquiring our native language is very similar and influential to the development of a second language....   [tags: Language]

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The Language Of The English Language

- With the power that the internet has been able to retain within the last two decades, words are being introduced to the English language and added to the oxford dictionary on a yearly basis. However, there was a time where words were being borrowed from other counties as men began migrating and exploring different lands. With the increase of movement, there was also a movement of language. This movement molded certain words into different spellings and with time, shifted their definitions. In this paper, I will analyze the way words are introduced into the English language....   [tags: English language, England, Dialect]

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The Maori Language

- The Maori language of New Zealand is considered to be special language within Malayo-Polynesian language group. Malayo-Polynesian family of languages is actually divided into four categories or sub-families – Polynesian, Melanesian, Micronesian and Indonesian. The Maori Language belongs to eastern Polynesian languages sub-family and is relatively close to its neighboring languages. Spectacular and worrisome part at the same time is that there are less than 10,000 fluent Maori speakers left. The Polynesian group can be divided into east and west Polynesian subgroups (McLintok, 2009)....   [tags: Language ]

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The Language Of The English Language

- During the early modern periods, the power of English throughout the British countries and from the early seventeenth century, the English power began extend in the worldwide. Although the English language roots was loaned from many different languages like Latin, French and Germanic. It was and still the most important and used language around the world since it become the language of communication between countries.it is the language of technology, science, computing, politics, aviation and tourism....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, Second language]

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A National Language

- America is a country founded on the qualities of many cultures from around the world. As people of this great nation, we have grown up experiencing a variety of languages and cultures. These varieties of languages and cultures founded, built, and fortified this nation. In this “melting pot” called the United States of America, one language has unified the communication of our country, and that is American English, our country’s primary language. As the United States has continued economic expansion, it continues to remain the destination for majority of the worlds' immigrants....   [tags: Language]

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Esperanto: The Development of an International Language

- According to the Bible: …The whole world had one language and a common speech…Then they said, ‘come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth. (Gen. 11.1, 4) It was at the tower of Babel that the linguistic nations were born, for it was there that all shared a single language, until God stepped into their united project “to reach the heavens” and confused their communications (Gen....   [tags: Language ]

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English Language As A Global Language

- It has been known that a human language has four skills writing , reading , speaking and listening ; Listening and reading are receptive skills, speaking and writing are productive skills. There are more seven thousands languages around the world . English language is a global language. Generally, language considers a source of communication . As writing is one of the essential skills of a language , so it is a way of communication .It is considered a tool of expression. According to Byran (1976, p....   [tags: English language, Second language, Lingua franca]

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Language And The Language Barrier

- In a perfect world, all people speak to each other freely with no language barrier. However, that perfect world does not exist. Fortunately, thousands of individuals are trained to become capable of bridging the language barrier. These people, known as translators and interpreters, spend decades mastering languages and transcribing in between their first and second languages. While interpreters speak their chosen languages, translators writes and records. Translating “books, papers, reports, [and] recordings…” is a translator’s main purpose is to translate written and recorded materials (ACT, 2013, para....   [tags: Translation, Language, Academic degree]

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Language = Personality?

- Since English is essential in getting by in America, people are more likely to judge a person by his/her English mastery. If you speak English well and fluently, you are quite respected. In other words, if you speak “Broken” English, they may subconsciously think of you as less intelligent than people who speak Standard English. However, does a person’s language mastery reflect complete personality. Since it has not been officially approved that language reveals complete personality, it is inaccurate to judge a person by his/her language mastery....   [tags: Language]

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Making English The Official Language

- The United States is made up of many different ethic groups. These groups vary from Latinos, Asian American, African American, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and etc. These ethnic groups come into America speaking many different languages. However, many people are still surprised to learn that the United States has no official language. Many assume that English is the official language of the United States. Despite all the effort over the years, the United States has no official language. Because the United States has no official language, it is suffering with substantial costs....   [tags: Language]

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Language as Connectivity in a Group

- Language is a crucial part of how people in a group show their solidarity to each other. Discuss Through the use of language, each member of a group is able to construct and reflect their identity. Through the language features present in slang and jargon, users are able to communicate their social identity and group belonging. They are also able to portray their cultural heritage and background through ethnolect varieties of English. Language plays a crucial part in enabling the speaker to communicate belonging to a specific social group, reinforcing solidarity....   [tags: Language]

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Different Aspects Of Language And Language

- There are many different aspects of language that we discussed in English 175 but lets trace it back to the beginning. What is a language. A language is rule governed, systematic and made up of sounds, words, meaning, and grammar. Every native speaker has a large amount of knowledge that he or she knows about the language that they speak even with limited exposure. For instance, they are good with right adjective word order, understanding the context of statements, their sound system, pragmatics or humor based language, and their lexicon or vocabulary....   [tags: Language acquisition, Linguistics, Brain]

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Learning A Second Language

- Introduction Learning a language is quite possibly one of the most difficult and time- consuming endeavors a person could ever undertake. Therefore, it comes as no surprise, that a limited number of second languages are taught in schools across the western world, and languages are sometimes failed to be passed on to children growing up in a different country than their parents did. Even in Canada, an officially bilingual country, only 15% of Canadians speak English and one unofficial language (Statistics Canada 2008) and in America, only 21% of the population is versed in two languages (Logan, 2003)....   [tags: Language]

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Learning About Language And Language

- From learning about language this week I discovered one of the major changes to the human mind, culture and language was when spatial metaphors were developed (Gee & Hayes, 2011). This required the words to have both a physical and abstract or mental meaning. For example, the word ‘moved’ can be seen as a physical meaning when saying “I moved the book” (Gee & Hayes, 2011). This compared to a mental interpretation if expressing “that book moved me”. Another important point from my learning about language this week comes from the reading Gee & Hayes 2011 in which they talk about the history of language and that 'all human languages share basic design properties ' (Chomsky 1957, 1986; Comrie 1...   [tags: Language, Writing, Sentence, Word]

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The Language Of The English Language

- Introduction The English language has always been a unique and colorful. Like America, it is a blend of many influences and people that have changed the language in many ways. Researching the language provides a look into the rich history that changed greatly thanks to the influences from others that helped create the language that is present now. Origins of English According to Freeman and Freeman (2014), Old English formed in 449 by the Angles and Saxons who invaded Britain. These tribes spoke Englisc (pg....   [tags: English language, Middle English, England]

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Noam Chomsky's Impact on Language

- Modern day linguistics has seen the arrival of many different viewpoints of language. Beginning with Noam Chomsky, unquestionably one of the most influential figures in recent linguistics, new theories and ideas have been introduced at a rapid rate. In part due to his status as a revitalizer in the field, but also due to his often controversial theories, Chomsky maintains a place at the center of this discussion. His search for a universal grammar and criticism of pure descriptivism have informed generations of research....   [tags: Language]

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Language And English Is My Second Language

- Languages is the key to communicate. Everyone learns language at the early stage on their life when their parents trying to transmit some simple vocabulary to them. Communicate means we can give and receive knowledge through language. I was born and raised in Malaysia, which means I have to learn at least 3 languages which are Chinese, Malay and English as well. I would say learning few languages was actually a difficult task to complete. Although it was hard at the beginning, I have also found the fun part of learning several languages which is having the ability to communicate in few languages....   [tags: English language, Language, Linguistics, Learning]

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The Challenge of a Computer Representation of Sign Language: Capturing a “Visual-Spatial” Language Electronically

- The Challenge of a Computer Representation of Sign Language: Capturing a “Visual-Spatial” Language Electronically Signed languages are not simply another means of communicating a spoken language. Individual signed languages are linguistically unique forms of communication, with their own grammatical constructs, word order, sensibility, and rules. American Sign Language, used in the United States and parts of Canada, is not the same as English. (Fox 2002). Like many people who share common beliefs, customs, and behavior, the Deaf community has developed a coherent culture....   [tags: Language ]

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English as the Official Language

- “Emblematic of the period, Theodore Roosevelt asserted in 1919: ‘We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns out people as Americans and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding- house’ ” (Daniels, 8). The question that has been around for hundreds of years: “Should English be declared the official language of the United States?” is still a controversy - refighting the same old sociolinguistic issue of the 1970s. The increased concern with different languages was obviously related to the World War but also to the major shift in the quantity of immigrants to America....   [tags: Language ]

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Visual Language And American Sign Language

- Visual language as such as sign language is the concept of gesture, body language, facial expression, and movement. Sign languages had many different languages in the world; for example, Mexican Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, Chinese Sign Language, langue des signes Francaise, American sign language, etc. In the present day, million Deaf Americans use American Sign Language to use communicate each other as a visual language in anywhere includes America, Canada, and some countries. It is not audio language, but it is an official languages recognized since 1988 by the government due issue of Deaf President Now for protest by Gallaudet students and Deaf people at capitol hill and Gallau...   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Differences Between Language And Language

- Introduction Language can be seen or heard. It can be diverse or standard. Language has many uses, functions and meanings. It can be individual or social. Clark (1996, as cited by Hayes and Gee, 2011, p.6) states that language can be made up of a set of rules that enable us to speak grammatically, making language a cognitive phenomenon. Language is diverse; it can be written, spoken, symbolic and even physically felt with fingertips. Language can be heard: oral language has been present since the beginning of time, it is an innate feature of humans and animals....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Jean Piaget, Language]

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Diversity in the Classroom

- I believe it is important to first analyze the word diversity when examining the need for diversity within a classroom. According to Webster's New Pocket Dictionary, diversity means variety, a number of different kinds. I often discuss and read about diversity in terms of cultural backgrounds; the unification of histories and stories from people from all over the world. Although, I believe that in a higher-educational setting, diversity can also be discussed as the acceptance of the various minds within a classroom....   [tags: culture, languages, Education]

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The Sun Never Sets on the English Language

- English has evolved in the last hundred years from being a fragment of the old Latin world to being widely spoken around the new world. Despite living in America, we see international meetings where leaders of many countries all speak English to communicate with each other. Is it possible that English has become the lingua franca and will continue into the future to be the global language. There are many sources that indicate that future can only hold English as its selected language. In the future we will have a variety of “Englishes” that will dominate global communication, and this will occur because the dominance of English is believed to be ‘inevitable’, practical to foreign nations, an...   [tags: Language ]

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One Nation, One Language

- One of the most controversial debates in this era is the issue of national language in the United States. Although many countries have declared English as their official language, the U.S. bicameral chambers have persisted to recognize English as the official language. In his article, “In Plain English: Let’s Make It Official,” Charles Krauthammer reflects on contrasting viewpoints in our nation regarding this matter, and supports his idea that a comprehensive plan for ensuring the rights of languages should be passed by the legislative bodies....   [tags: Language ]

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An Early Start to Foreign Language Learning

- Today there are between six and seven thousand languages being spoken around the world. Millions of children all over the world are learning a second or even third language beginning before they reach high school. For instance, China has more than two hundred million students studying English in elementary school, while the United States has a mere twenty-four thousand learning Chinese (Glod 1). The lack of bilingualism has become an ever-increasing problem in the United States’ ability to compete globally with other economically powerful countries....   [tags: Language ]

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English: The Official Language of the United States

- The United States is made up of many different ethic groups. These groups vary from Latinos, Asian American, African American, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and etc. These ethnic groups come into America speaking many different languages. However, many people are still surprised to learn that the United States has no official language. Many assume that English is the official language of the United States. But despite efforts over the years, the United States has no official language. Because the United States has no official language, it is suffering with large costs....   [tags: Language ]

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The Language Of Bilingual Language

- Some Hispanic teenagers in the United States dislike to speak their native language, Spanish: “Even our own people, other Spanish speakers nos quieren poner candados en la boca [(they want to put padlocks on our mouth)]” (Anzaldua 202). I think it 's a shame. Parents should encourage the Aztec language to their younger children. I believe someone who is bilingual has many opportunities now in the 21st century, because Spanish has become the 2nd most spoken language in America. Personally, I am glad my parents obligated me to speak Spanish at home....   [tags: Spanish language, United States, Family, Hispanic]

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How Children Learn Language: Neurobiological Insights Into Language Acquisition During Childhood.

- Language is perceived as the way humans communicate through the use of spoken words or sign action, it involves particular system and styles in which we interact with one another (Oxford 2009). Possessing this ability to communicate through the use of language is thought to be a quintessential human trait (Pinker 2000). Learning a language, know as language acquisition, is something that every child does successfully within a few years. It is the development by which they acquire the ability to perceive, produce and use words to understand and communicate....   [tags: Language ]

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Bilingual Language Acquisition Beginning in Infancy

- Bilingual Language Acquisition Beginning in Infancy Abstract The purpose of this paper is to determine how infants and small children are able to acquire more than one language at the same time before they reach the age of three years old. In order to be bilingual does the infant's mother have to be bilingual or can it be taught from a caretaker not associated with the family. This paper will begin with how languages are organized in the brain of infants and what influences the brain. Bilingual Language Acquisition Beginning in Infancy Introduction How one acquires the skill to be bilingual has been a subject of interest to me especially during the infancy stage....   [tags: Language]

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The Impact of Culture on Second Language Acquisition

- Introduction The issue of English language learning has been always a controversial one for almost all non-English language countries around the world these days. However, it seems language learning difficulties are not restricted to those who attempt to learn English. This is the same issue when an English speaker attempts to learn another language especially the Middle Eastern or Asian Languages. There are several hypotheses and theories concerning the language learning difficulties from different perspectives....   [tags: Language ]

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Research Methodology on Natural Language Processing

- Research methodology on Natural Language Processing: The main aim of this project is to research on the integration of “Natural Language Processing “ and information systems engineering to enhance query retrieval in natural language processing. Defining a research methodology: The definition of research methodology includes two parts: - Research definition - Methodology Research: It is defined as a thorough and organized query or investigation on a particular theme to revise or determine the facts, theories, applications and so on....   [tags: Language]

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Critical Age in First Language Acquisition

- 1.0 Introduction Language is a set of arbitrary symbols which used for communication. Children will be taught or learn their first language from birth. Sometimes the term native language and the term mother tongue are used to indicate the term first language. Possessing a language is the quintessentially human trait: all normal humans speak, no nonhuman animal does.(Pinker, 2005) Nonetheless, learning a first language is something every child does successfully, in a matter of a few years and without the need for formal lessons....   [tags: Language ]

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Studying MSC in Speech and Language Processing

- The Capabilities and Limitations of Current Practical Applications of Computational Linguistics Introduction Although the field of Computational Linguistics is relatively new, it contains several sub-areas reflecting practical applications in the field. For example, automatic translation is one of the main components of Computational Linguistics. It can be considered as an independent subject because people who work on this domain are not necessarily experts in the other domains of CL. However, what connects them is the fact that all of these subjects use computers as a tool to deal with human language....   [tags: Language ]

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Learning A First Language As A Second Language

- Learning a first language in childhood is an experience that all normal functioning humans undergo. Learning a second language after childhood, however, is an experience which not everyone attempts or succeeds in. The question of whether learning one’s first language as a child is the same as learning subsequent languages as an adult is one that interests psychologists, scientists and linguists alike. Although in many respects the acquisition process of children learning their first language and adults learning their second, third or fourth language is similar, overall there are striking differences between the manner in which these two groups do so, which mean that the process is not essent...   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition]

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Native Language Communication

- Language is a universal form of communication. Language is the way people get their ideas, emotions, and thoughts across to the world, and people. But what about a person's native language. A native language is a person's blueprint for their voice. Native languages seperate the human race. What if languages were decreased to just English, and no another language exisited. People would mirror each other, and have no idea of diversity. People would be in shambles. There are so many different languages in the world to limit people to one language....   [tags: Language]

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The Atoms Of Language By Mark Baker

- How can it be that something so uniquely human and commonplace in our everyday existence as language, could transcend the limits of our immediate understanding. We all know how to speak and comprehend at least one language, but defining what we actually know about that language an infinitely more demanding process. How can a child without previous knowledge of the construction and concepts of language be born into the world with an innate ability to apprehend any dialect. Mark Baker, in his book The Atoms of Language, seeks to address these unsettling questions, proposing as a solution, a set of underlying linguistic ingredients, which interact to generate the wide variety of languages we se...   [tags: Linguistics, Language, Natural language]

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The Importance Of Speaking A Foreign Language

- The United States is a melting pot of cultures. There is not one universal language, and for this reason, in order to communicate with others, we need to learn the language of others. In other countries, such as Germany, London and India, it is required that students learn English as a second language in their schools. I believe that speaking a foreign language is an important skill to have because it can be helpful in so many different areas. Given the decreasing number of English speaking people who live in the United States, there should be a foreign language requirement for elementary through high schools in America....   [tags: English language, Second language]

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