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Linguistics

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Is It ‘Ax’ or ‘Ask”?

Who uses this item (in this way)? Does its use correlate with: region, social class, age, gender, ethnicity, race, or other factors? How strong are these correlations? The use of ‘ax’ in place of ‘ask’ is most often done by speakers of African-American English (AAE), also referred to as Ebonics....

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Why Spelling Is Important?

Spelling absolutely matters. Many tools have been developed to help individuals spell words correctly. Auto-correct helps determine what words may or may not be spelled correctly. It will then “correct” the words that it determined are spelled incorrectly. However, auto-correct is a computer program. It cannot think like a human...

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Mother Tongue Essay

The article ‘Mother Tongue’ by Amy Tongue presents a personal overview of the English language and reiterates the diversity of the forms which the language can undertake. The author notes that her perception of the English language comes from the nature of being a writer. Thus, some emotions and the...

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Symbolism in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell Tale Heart, is about a man who kills his roommate, an old man, for no apparent reason other than he is bothered by the appearance of his roommate's eye. However, the story is also about the descent into madness. In The Tell Tale...

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The Power of Persuasion: Article Review

This article from the Harvard Business Review, discusses the viewpoint of social scientist Robert Cialdini in regards to his specialty: influence. Cialdini sat down with the editors of the magazine for an interview on what his studies have revealed about the power of persuasion. Primarily Cialdini reveals how persuasion can...

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National Language Policies

Imagine a country, or even a community, without a language policy. Imagine trying to learn, shop, or even pay bills in a community where there was no official language. It would be chaotic. Language underlies all the processes of a working system and community and without uniformity those break down....

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How Language Shapes Thoughts

The thesis that language plays a role in shaping and molding our thoughts, essentially meaning that in one fundamental sense language does in fact determine what we think, is a compelling claim, to the extent that it is also highly intuitive when one reflects on the issue. If we take...

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People First Language Reflection

Oppression is about taking power away from someone, but that restriction or taking of power can be unintended. It can also come from bad cultural habits that seem subtle such as the language we use. The way we talk about a person or population has an impact and it describes...

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English Homework

1. Examples of sentences:a) Phrasal modal: I’d be rather going to school every day than doing the cleaning in my room every single hour just as my mother asks me to do so. b) Very simple example to understand what is a social use could be seen in the following...

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Addressing Cultural and Native Language Interference in Second Language Acquisition

In the article, Addressing Cultural and Native Interference in Second Language Acquisition, Allard, Bourdeau & Mizoguchi, 2011, brings out the difficulties and challenges of second/foreign language acquisition and ways to deal with these problems. The article further evaluates matters of interference that can be traced to a student’s mother tongue...

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Named Entity Recognition for Australian Historical Newspapers

Essentially, historical newspapers play a significant role in research on humanities. These data aims at providing resources about places and individual in historical perspective(s). In this scenario, the authors made an assumption that there is only a single “Joseph Lyons” annually in order to apply the named-entity-recognition (NER) as argued...

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English vs. Russian

Effective learning of any foreign language depends on numerous factors, but initially potential student has to properly understand whether there is a necessity in learning that foreign language. Languages can be roughly classified into TOP and other by the number of speakers around the globe. For example, the TOP 3...

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Differences in American & British Pronunciation from a Phonological Perspective

Of all the difficulties that a foreigner is most likely to face when familiarizing himself/herself with English pronunciation, it is important to make mention of the one that refers to the multitude of accents. Obviously, English should be viewed as presenting the pronunciation that varies dramatically depending on where the...

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Language and Literacy Development in Middle-High School Years

Learning a new language can be difficult for anymore, but when it comes to English language learners (ELL), they may face many obstacles in school that can progressively get worse if not taught correctly. According to Karen Ford with Colorin Colorado, an educational service of WETA, “research has shown that,...

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Japanese Paralanguage

Nonverbal language is prevalent in all societies. The way people carry themselves, their body language, and the social cues they give are mere nuances and are not overt. This noverbal language, or paralanguage as it is also called, is different among cultures and especially so in the Japanese culture. What...

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Translation of Song Lyrics

The one who ever asked themselves what does the soul of a rapper looks like, should definitely listen to or just read the lyrics of Coolio’s song “My Soul”. This song is a piece of rap music, which makes its lyrics particularly interesting. From the point of stylistics, rap is...

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The Concept Of Grammatical Metaphor

This activity is based on the concept of grammatical metaphor, specifically the instances of logical metaphors and how they occur within spoken and written language. Logical metaphors usually occur when there is a sense of reasoning or explanation occurring within a clause or sentence.Justification The students will aim to learn...

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Sami Languages

SummaryThe The Sami languages are one among the five minority languages spoken in Sweden. The other minority languages include Finnish, Yiddish, Romany Chib and the Torne Valley Finnish. In my assignment, I will discuss the origin of the tongue. Key issues were facing the language. The methodology used in the...

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Statement of Purpose

Graduate programs in computational linguistics provide students with the most robust beneficial training that leads to robust careers in scientific research and teaching. In the recent past, computer systems have been integrated into several aspects of life and work, a trend likely to rise in future. It is, however, worth...

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Shakespeare and the “-isms” in his plays

In William Shakespeare's plays Othello, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare created characters that exhibited traits of racism, ageism, and sexism in these three plays. When writing these plays, Shakespeare’s characters were so detailed in their prejudices that readers may seriously wonder how Shakespeare was able to formulate...

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