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    during the early Republic. Nolt argues that German immigrants were in fact the first true immigrants of the United States because they were the first to struggle culturally to a new country. The immigrants before them were border countries to England, such as the Irish and Scottish. These groups had minimal problems fitting in because they were so similar. The Germans on the other hand had quite a bit more difficulty adapting because their first language was not English and their cultures were drastically

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    Difficult Dialects: Pennsylvania Dutch

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    Pennsylvania Dutch is one of the hardest dialects to study, and yet has an extremely interesting history as well as a significant impact on the English language of the Pennsylvania area. Study of Pennsylvania Dutch is difficult for researchers because of the scarcity of books printed in it. The language had been preserved largely by word of mouth and lacks a traceable history through written works, making it difficult to trace its development (Follin, 1929, p. 455). However, what there has been

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    The German Culture

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    and warmer temperatures in the valleys. German culture is not only shared in Europe but in the United States and Canada, also. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2008 and 2006 Canada Statistics, 51 million Germans reside in the U.S. and more than 3.1 million in Canada (Steckler, 2012). The first German immigrants of the United States were established in the east in Pennsylvania during the 18th century. The Pennsylvania populations included Germans, the Amish, Dunkers, and Mennonites (Steckler

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    without the ideas brought to America by the German immigrants. Germany’s influence can be traced back to the beginning of our country. Their impact goes back to the first German settlement in 1608 at Jamestown, Pennsylvania. German immigrants to Colonial America brought with them their culture, traditions, and philosophy about education. Much of the formal education system currently in place in the United States has their roots in Germany. The German immigrants are responsible for the first kindergarten

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    study the relationship between language and society. Sociolinguistics is a loose grouping of several related disciplines. It has been in existence for around forty years. As such, the field combines knowledge principally from two fields of study: linguistics and sociology. principles of sociolinguistics ( Wardaugh and Bell) the cumulative principle - as much data as possible about languages in use must be collected the uniformation principle - the basic causes of language change, internal structural

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    that person carries him or herself. We all know proper English exists so why do we purposely butcher the English language? The words you choose say something about you; are you intelligent or uneducated. The proposal at De Anza College to let students use improper English in their writing assignments is something that should not be passed. Although texting is changing the English language, disregarding Standard English in an academic setting is not a great idea, since everyone needs to understand how

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    American Citizens Should Learn English On February 2009, The English Language Unity Act was introduced. This act would make english the official language of the U.S. What does that mean? It means that every service given by the government will only be given in english. So what's going to happen to all the people that don't know how to speak English? How are they going to understand? Well the only way is to force them to learn english. How can we do that? We can do this by showing them the benefits

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    from softball will hold me in good stead at your program, because I won’t get arrogant and believe I know everything, but will also be able to learn quickly and efficiently. I’ve always been interested in languages. For me going to high school was a transition of going to English class to German class and going from a softball club to joing an actual team during high school where I competed against other schools instead of just playing against teammates, like I did in the my 8th grade club. I missed

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    readers will gain insight into how the German culture is, and how to do business with the Germans. To further grasp how to react around the Germans, there will be points giving readers guidance about what to do under sub headings such as the greeting and language, dining behavior to uphold around them, body language and non verbal communication as well as personal space needed between a person. To add on, readers will get to preview a taste of what meals German eat as well as their practices customs

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    The words of every language are divided into several word classes, or parts of speech, such as nouns, verbs and adjectives etc. The words of a given class exhibit two or more forms in somewhat different grammatical circumstances. These forms are not interchangeable and each can be used only in a given grammatical situation. This variation in form is required by the existence of a grammatical category applying to that class of words. Thus a grammatical category is "a linguistic category which has

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