Samples "Linguistics"

Linguistics

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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