Essays Tagged: "dialects"

Slang in America

h is always confronted with changes. Among them are the use of slang, clipped word endings, and new dialects. Some Conservatives do not like changes because they claim that standard English is a perfe ... llustrates The same types of people who opposed contractions in the past are opposing slang and new dialects of English. They do not realize that the way they speak differs from the way that their pre ...

(3 pages) 153 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Economics of India

ated into 25 states and 7 territories which create 16 major languages and 1,000 minor languages and dialects. This diversity in language creates somewhat of a barrier for India to become one of the fo ...

(4 pages) 323 2 4.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Multiculturalism In Canada

Did you know that the most commonly spoken language in Vancouver is MandarinChinese and other dialects of Chinese? People may be shocked but it's true because weare a free country and allow ...

(2 pages) 98 0 3.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

About standard english and why it should or shouldnt be used

hat process of language becoming. This "English" is really a collection of "English's" comprised of dialects, slang, technical jargon and slogans we learn from television, movies, and magazines. Howev ... rn from television, movies, and magazines. However, Grammar books commonly describe one of the many dialects spoken in America, "Standard English." When people use terms such as "good" grammar; or whe ...

(2 pages) 158 1 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Given it's controverial nature, should The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continue to be taught in schools? Write a persuasive letter to the school board.

d inhumanely. However, even in international schools this book is not worth being taught. The crude dialects and rather encouraging ideas of running away, defying rules of society, lying and stealing ... presence of offensive words, as that has already been discussed. The language refers to the typical dialects used throughout the novel, by the narrator and other characters, notably Jim. The undeniabl ...

(5 pages) 82 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Examine the relationship between spelling and pronunciation in Old and Middle English and the attempts of reforms in orthography in later periods.Evaluate the reforms.

Saxons. (Graddol, 1996, p 41, 44-45) Their different linguistic background leads to a variation in dialects for the different parts of the country (Graddol, 1996, p 44-45, 134). In an effort to promo ... n a smaller scale and fell mainly in the northern part of England (Graddol, 1996, p 72)Although the dialects varied, the manuscripts showed little variation in the spelling of different words. The scr ...

(8 pages) 203 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

History of the English Language.

English LanguagePerhaps one of the best histories in time, English has evolved from various stupid dialects to a universal language in a range of 1500 years. It is perhaps the best language in the wo ...

(2 pages) 93 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

The Outline of China.

derived from the Mandarin dialect. Most business people speak English. Though there are nearly 200 dialects in China, there is only one written language.The People's Republic of China is a socialist ...

(8 pages) 214 1 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A History of Poland

iers on the North European Plain.Polish is the official language of Poland. It contains a number of dialects, in between Polish and German or Ukrainian. The Polish language is written using the Latin ...

(4 pages) 73 0 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The English Language: A Historical Outline.

centuries three Germanic peoples-the jutes, the Angles and the Saxons- invaded England. They spoke dialects so nearly similar that they could understand each other. Those peoples of Britain formed an ... inal plurals in "-es". Such changes spread from the northern to the midland dialect.In the southern dialects, the history of the noun inflections was quite different. The nominative singular of the no ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Jade Peony

h-Poh. She represents old traditions and culture in the family. Throughout the story, she uses many dialects that were spoken by Chinese immigrants of the time. These dialects serve not only to tell a ... anguage in Vancouver at the time but they also reveal Poh-Poh's history and past status through the dialects that she knows, "The old one had a wealth of dialects which thirty-five years of survival i ...

(7 pages) 100 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Maori Overview

are a combination of many different tribes and units. Within these tribes, there are variations of dialects, habits, and rituals. Before contact with the Europeans, the people did not call themselves ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Indian Film Industry Bollywood

ntry, the film industry has produced more than 67,000 films in more than 30 different languages and dialects. The film industry recorded a loss of Rs. 3 billion (U.S. $ 62.5 million) in gross revenues ... , perhaps some say, the mollycoddled IT service sector.And the Indian film industry (all languages, dialects, genres, including crossovers and hybrids), the engine of growth for the M&E sector, co ...

(105 pages) 881 4 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

The Printing Press - Notes

ideas§ language standardized - dialect & spelling of printings became standard§ most dialects died down§ middle class emerged: ppl in lower class could afford books; gained status ...

(1 pages) 32 1 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Japan vs. China vs. America

of the main differences. Japanese is the official language of Japan. But there are also many local dialects that differ greatly in pronunciation. However, Yokohama said the Tokyo dialect is the stand ... phabet when she was still in elementary school. Very likely in China, spoken Chinese has many local dialects. Because of the different subcultures and big population in China, these local dialects som ...

(6 pages) 59 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Detailed history of the formation of the English Language.

tween 450 and 480AD is the oldest sample of the English language.During the next few centuries four dialects of English developed:Northumbrian in Northumbria, north of the HumberMercian in the Kingdom ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Detailed history of the Ancient Greek and Latin languages.Compiled from class notes and lectures.

e is usually taken as the unmarked value, and within Ancient Greek, the Attic dialect (see below on Dialects) is the usual point of reference); autonym: hellenike (actually an adjective derived from H ... ient Greek is generally taken to be the only representative (though note the existence of different dialects) of the Greek or Hellenic branch of Indo-European. There is some dispute as to whether Anci ...

(7 pages) 46 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Discuss the Aboriginal people's unique relationship to the landscape.

ations' around the continent, many with distinctive cultures and beliefs. Hundreds of languages and dialects existed (although many are now extinct), as well as a variety of different customs and ritu ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

"Black English: Its time will come in the right places."

Being the diverse nation that the United States of America is, the United States' diversity in dialects is to be expected. One of the many dialects that is spoken in the United States of America ... se people will have hard time communicating with each other. When people start talking in their own dialects such as Black English, they tend not to annunciate. This makes it very hard to understand w ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Analyse the cinematic techniques used in the "Exorcism Of Emily Rose". How do these techniques reveal concepts of justice?

eligious, as is her family. As she moves to college she begins to see demons, speak several foreign dialects and her body warps involuntarily. She begins medical treatment for epilepsy in tandem with ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis