Essays Tagged: "language and culture"

Indigenous language and culture: What role is played by communication technologies in the maintenance of indigenous language and culture?

Communication technologies can have an important role to play in the maintenance of indigenous language and culture. Whether this is a positive or a negative role depends largely on the way in wh ... le depends largely on the way in which the technology is introduced, used and controlled.Indigenous languages all over the world are in danger of extinction. 'Some linguists predict that... as many as ...

(8 pages) 363 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

'Crick Crack Monkey' by Merle. CaribbeanExcepts highly influenced by the British ideals: Merle Hodge's 'My Aunt Gold Teeth' by V. S. Naipaul, and 'If I could Write This in Fire, I Would Write This in

uenced the perspective of the Caribbean people in many ways. The people's self awareness, religion, language, and culture has coped with the influx of British ideals and in coping, the people have cha ...

(6 pages) 51 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is an American? Describes what I believe an American and what "Americanism" is

To answer this question several facets of the American society must first be examined and evaluated.Language is traditionally distinguishes culture. According to Encarta Encyclopedia, "..the United St ... ported they spoke little or no English." One might, after reading this conclude, that uniformity of language and culture is one facet that defines an "American." However, I have lived the past 3 years ...

(2 pages) 168 0 3.3 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The European Union, its development, the steps taken in the development, the economic details regarding the Union and Future prospects of the union

ontations between nations that share similar histories and geography, while keeping their identity, language and culture. This vision of a new, united Europe started from resistance movements against ...

(13 pages) 600 4 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government > European Union

Mexican Educational System.

dress the difficult problem of providing an educational system for hundreds of different indigenous languages and cultures (Improving 1). Though the Mexican governments of the last two decades have at ... ulties that have presented themselves, including a growing school-aged population and the issues of language and culture, which have prevented any major widespread changes to take hold. As for the Uni ...

(5 pages) 125 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


ontrolled nearly all of Iberia for about six centuries. This lead to the development of the Spanish language and culture. The fall of the Western Roman Empire in fifth century AD led to Visigoth rule. ...

(2 pages) 104 1 2.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Tensions between the French and English speaking Canadians.

ther indicators of why Canada should not remain as one nation. Furthermore, there is the factors of Language and Culture Issues, including Manitoba Schools Question, the Quiet Revolution and Bill 101, ... ritain "plight". French and English tensions were running high due to Ontario's Banning french as a language of instruction in schools in 1913. Prime Minister Robert Borden promised no obligation mili ...

(6 pages) 84 1 2.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Language and Culture.

Language and CultureThere are many who would say much about language and culture. Some might even sa ... anguage and culture. Some might even say that the two are intertwined. There is ample evidence that language determines a culture. However some would save that language does not determine culture. My ... some would save that language does not determine culture. My personal belief is that the use of the language determines the culture. One such place to find this evidence would be in any branch of the ...

(2 pages) 123 1 1.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

This essay is a summary of Machiavelli's "The Prince".

re usually geographically close to the hereditary Princedom and its people generally speak the same language. New Princedoms can also be wholly new and are often obtained via a hostile means; in many ... re often obtained via a hostile means; in many cases, the new Princedom's people are of a different language and culture.To be successful running and keeping control of a mixed or wholly new Princedom ...

(5 pages) 173 0 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

What is cross-cultural communication about?

together. For instance, we rarely see different hometown students talking to each other because of language and culture barriers. Most of Asians are taught to be shy and feel for others while Europea ... mics (punctuality)Artifacts (proper appearance)On the other hand, low context that refers to spoken-language is also very significant on making friendships in cross-cultural communication. Europeans a ...

(3 pages) 226 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Was nationalism the most important force of change in Europe up to 1870? Justify your answer.

Nationalism is the feeling of loyalty shared by a group of people united by race, language, and culture. It was born and spreading since 1789 during the French Revolution, and spread ...

(5 pages) 133 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Regional Writer, Eudora Welty & Garrison Keillor

tly set in the Deep South, and more specifically in Mississippi. They reflect the physical setting, language and culture of that area and time.The physical setting is the most important aspect of dete ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How were Wales and the Welsh viewed by outsiders during this period?

e Saxon invaders of England. During this period Wales was a collection of minor kingdoms, united by language and culture but competing with each other. During the 9th century several Welsh noblemen al ... tatives to the Parliament in Westminster. Yet the Welsh remained a separate people, with a separate language, this causing the greatest anxiety in England, and a fierce pride in their status as descen ...

(7 pages) 35 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Politeness and Culture

Thesis Statement:Politeness can be realized in a number of ways, among which the use of language concerns us most in the present discussion. Politeness is then taken to be the various form ... self-image that is maintaining in society.2.0 Culture2.1 Define CultureCulture consists of not only language, behavioural norms, which can be observed, but also values and beliefs underlying them.2.2 ... s, which can be observed, but also values and beliefs underlying them.2.2 Language and CultureEvery language is part of a culture.3.0 Politeness and Culture3.1 The Concept of Face In Chinese and Engli ...

(13 pages) 201 1 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Negative affects on Terrorism

that is composed of individuals and groups who are different in terms of their physical appearance, language, and culture. One could easily say that Canada is unique, however, unique does not always p ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Richard Rodriquez: The Hunger of Memory

f Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriquez deals with challenges he faced learning not only a new language and culture, but striving to maintain a cohesive relationship with his family. His parents ... born in America. The challenges of discrimination and dealing with a dominant view that the English language must be mastered in order to become an academic and socially acceptable success, was of par ...

(12 pages) 103 0 4.5 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Effect of imperialism on the Rwandan genocide

ved after the 14th century. Tutsi formed a monarchy by the 16th century. All tribes shared a common language and culture, and there were no race issues until the 20th century. (4)Germany was the first ... which are now peaceful. 90% are Hutu, most of the rest are Tutsi, and only 1% are Twa. The official languages spoken in Rwanda are English, French, and Kinyarwanda, a Bantu language. (4,5)Independence ...

(4 pages) 94 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Language Culture and the Brain: Ties Between Neurolinguistics and Linguistic Anthropology As Seen in Japanese, English (British and American), and Arabic

In sociological contexts, language and culture are often linked. Linguistic Anthropology is an entire field of study dedicated ... en linked. Linguistic Anthropology is an entire field of study dedicated to the interaction between language and culture. There is also an emerging field dedicated to the relationship between language ... edicated to the relationship between language and the brain: Neurolinguistics. However, culture and language are not as commonly associated together within a neurological or biological context. Yet, t ...

(16 pages) 123 0 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

The Island Paradise of Puerto Rico.

e island when the Spaniards arrived in 1493. During their 400-year tenure, the Spaniards shaped the language and culture of the island. They built cities, towns, fortresses and churches, lighthouses a ... slaves from Africa to work in the fields who contributed the spice of their culture, enriching the language, music and food. The combination of these three cultures, Indian, Spanish and African, form ...

(4 pages) 89 1 4.4 Oct/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Equal Education Opportunities Act (EEOA) of 1974: History, Content, and Educational Implications.

tent, and its implications for ELL classrooms and learners.Historically, learning opportunities for language minority students have often been limited due to differences between English Language Learn ... differences between English Language Learners' (ELL) native languages and cultures and the dominant language and culture of the United States and the public schools that these students attend (http:// ...

(14 pages) 171 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law