Essays Tagged: "linguists"

German Language

Latin. But inthe case of the Germanic family, there are no records of the parent language,called by linguists Proto-Germanic. There are, however, historical evidencesof Germanic provided by isolated w ...

(2 pages) 55 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Liberia's recent history as it pertains to my life.

I was born in the Republic of Liberia on the West African Coast in 1975. My parents were linguists with a group of bible translators. I left the nation in 1986 and it made for an interestin ...

(4 pages) 107 1 3.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

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

ced, used and controlled.Indigenous languages all over the world are in danger of extinction. 'Some linguists predict that... as many as 90% of the world's languages - most of which are indigenous - w ...

(8 pages) 363 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Communicating in relationships according to linguists, psychologists, and writers.

isunderstandings, which can lead to fights or arguments. By following some simple guidelines set by linguists, psychologists, and writers, such as Susan Page, Deborah Tannen, and John Gray, couples ca ...

(4 pages) 68 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

What is the Significance and Function of Phonological Rules in Language?

8 words)INTRODUCTIONPhonological rules are a system of writing, using formal notation, which allows linguists to express how to pronounce speech phonetically. Phonological rules are part of every spea ... 1989, p. 69). It can also be noted that the distribution of nasal vowels in English is predictable. Linguists have stated this rule as:A vowel is nasalized when it occurs before a nasal consonant.This ...

(4 pages) 90 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Discuss the definition of Language and the linguistic concepts of competence and performance.

INTRODUCTIONMany linguists agree that there is no all-encompassing definition of Language. However, language is gener ...

(2 pages) 148 0 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

This is a 5 minute long essay on the The importance of studying foreign languages. It deals with importance of studying languages for future jobs. This speech includes an outline. And a refrence.

anings. More broadly, language may be defined as a communication in general: it is regarded by some linguists as a form of knowledge, that is , of thought or cognition.Languages can be studied from at ...

(3 pages) 232 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Discuss what you consider to be the importance of social environment and innate faculties in acquisition of language? - Discusses theories behind how and why a child learns language.

l is one of many human functions which have been included in the 'nature vs. nurture' question, and linguists and psychologists had formulated many different theories as to how children use informatio ...

(9 pages) 484 2 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

The Maori Pride, the Language

s of changing their belief structure. Fortunately, those who developed the writing system were good linguists, basing the language on founded scientific principles, such as one sound unit correspondin ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Using the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis to Explore Wittgenstein

esis was introduced to the world of linguistic studies. It was the brainchild of two generations of linguists, Edward Sapir and his student, Benjamin Lee Whorf. The hypothesis was comprised of two dis ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

The Great Grammar Debate A study of grammar's place in the classroom

f grammar and the reality of its existence in our language are neither simple nor easily definable. Linguists have for years fought over whether the "rules" of language are fixed or dynamic, and educa ... a recommendation as to where it should reside in the pedagogy of our school systems.A Little HistoryLinguists can generally be divided into two groups: "prescriptivists", or those who hold that langua ...

(8 pages) 136 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Many Linguists argue that the way we use language is sexist. What evidence is there for this and do you agree?

The many linguists that argue that the way we use language is sexist are mostly feminists. They suggest that ...

(3 pages) 49 1 3.8 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Communication through a stone

glyphics were not like other scripts that had been translated previously. Without the Rosetta Stone linguists would not have been able to piece together enough information to truly uncover the secrets ... glyphics were not like other scripts that had been translated previously. Without the Rosetta Stone linguists would not have been able to piece together enough information to truly uncover the secrets ...

(3 pages) 57 1 4.1 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

The Question of Language Acquisition (Lenneberg vs. Chomsky)

n of the brain). 1 At present, the Critical Period Hypothesis theory is widely accepted by numerous linguists. Evidence has been presented that there is a limited time when the brain is malleable (in ... ithin their lifetime as long as they are placed in an adequate learning environment.4 Although many linguists concur with Chomsky's views about Universal Grammar; the movie, "Nell" can be interpreted ...

(3 pages) 161 0 3.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Write about Three texts that have changed our concept of war

e world was plagued by war, where countless of people died, but the egression of aspiring poets and linguists. The Second World War was the defining catastrophe of the 20th century; one that incorpora ...

(8 pages) 21 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How is linguistics a scientific study

When linguists claim that their discipline is the scientific study of language, they have in mind certain ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.8 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Summaries Of "Creole" And "Heterosexuality"

the passage, both cover the stigmatizations of Creole, but differ in what aspect they are covering. Linguists regard Creole as being that of incomplete nature, lacking abstractions and thus, inappropr ...

(1 pages) 309 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

People's positions in the world are shaped by discourse - With reference to face, power and solidarity.

kes place on a day-to-day basis and encompasses everything we do, thus leading some researchers and linguists to suggest, "life is in many ways a series of conversations"(Cameron, 2001:7). When people ...

(9 pages) 31 0 4.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Is traditional grammar a waste of time?

ammar is part of the broader study of language known as linguistics." Brindley (1994:224) says that linguists "see grammar as the way language is structured". He further clarifies "This structure incl ...

(13 pages) 92 0 4.7 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

language and literature Because all literature is created with words,

morphology; psycholinguistics; semantics; semiotics; structuralism; syntax; and versification.Some linguists regard literary artifacts simply as preserved utterances, distinguished by the very fact o ... of casual speech vanishes into air and out of memory just a few seconds after being uttered. Psycholinguists have demonstrated, for example, that, whereas most people can relate the gist of statement ...

(4 pages) 442 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry