Essays Tagged: "Language"

The lose of black culture

It all begins at 'the beginning'. One of the significant 'beginnings' in human culture has been language. The problems with our community originally began with the situation forced upon us by our ... ut our true African heritage. This can all be accredited to the muzzle that was put on our original language. The westernized idea of a black man has seemingly brainwashed us. By accepting others defi ...

(4 pages) 148 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

This is a summary for Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue".

udgment about how "broken English" compared to Standard English. Moreover it came to her sense that language not only "authorizes" individuals to participate as members of a designated community, it i ... in enabling individuals to establish and define the dimensions of their identity. Though a lover of language and an erudite lover of language she is, she has never recognized this concept until she re ...

(3 pages) 260 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

1984 Importance of Language; Newspeak Doublethink and how it affects personal thought and freedom

Importance of Language; Newspeak.It is the intention of the government to make it impossible to convey any nonconf ... signed for this very intention. To narrow down what people can actually say and think, the rules of language are being skewed from what we actually say right now. Negative terms have been eliminated f ... language. In Newspeak, "bad" and "awful" are altered to mean "ungood" or "doubleplus ungood." This language leaves no room for nuance or shades of meaning. It also shortens terms in order to make the ...

(3 pages) 42 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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 generally described as a system of sounds used to link sound using wo ... f sounds used to link sound using words and sentences to meaning (Finegan & Besnier 1989, p. 1).Language can be described as a symbolic system in which sounds and meanings are assigned to each oth ... nicate what we are thinking and how we are feeling. In other words, there is an arbitrary aspect of language with meanings assigned to words and sounds. As native speakers of a language, we know that ...

(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.

5 minutes longThe importance of studying foreign languagesLanguages by definition can be classified as a communication among human beings that is cha ... cterized by the use of arbitrary spoken or written symbols with agreed-upon meanings. More broadly, language may be defined as a communication in general: it is regarded by some linguists as a form of ... general: it is regarded by some linguists as a form of knowledge, that is , of thought or cognition.Languages can be studied from at least two points of view: its use or its structure. Language use is ...

(3 pages) 232 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

The Benefits of Learning English.

se book or the dictionary. This is a good way to learn more words.Moreover, if you are know English language you can be very successful person. For example you can to communicate with foreigners from ... sh. This benefits will appear during all our life. That is why we must learn by hard this foreigner language.

(1 pages) 6587 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Being rased in a silent Childhood

e of mixed feelings suffocates me. Would I be able to interpret these feelings if I had not learned language? More importantly, is it possible to teach language after the critical period has been exti ... y mind as I read A Silent Childhood. The researchers' goal was to establish if Genie was capable of language after eleven years of isolation. Also, how much of language, if any is innate, and how much ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

How are language and identity shown in poems?

a person's sense of identity. Many poets have wrote about their own and other people's dialect and language. They use the ideas of different cultures and traditions to highlight the fact that some pe ... e fact that some people are wrongly treated differently because of independent qualities like their language. The poets Liz Lockhead, John Agard, Tom Leonard and Sujata Bhatt all express how differenc ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Analysis of The Cool Web, by Robert Graves

We spell away the overhanging night,We spell away the soldiers and the fright.There's a cool web of language winds us in,Retreat from too much joy or too much fearWe grow sea-green at last and coldly ... d coldly dieIn brininess and volubility.But if we let our tongues lose self-possession,Throwing off language and its watery claspBefore our death, instead of when death comes,Facing the wide glare of ...

(7 pages) 18 0 1.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


was being a little brat, and following me asking me annoying questions. I had just learned about I-Language from the best teacher Mrs. Jensen. I decided to give it a try in this situation. Instead of ... is situation. Instead of doing what the little puke deserved, a backhand to the face, I would try I-language. I knew that these feelings of frustration were mostly my part and he was just being ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

This is an Analytical essay describing the connotative language in the Koran.

the Merciful, the Compassionate.... Master of the Day of Doom...."The Koran is full of connotative language, words that fill you with emotion and compel you to submit your will to Allah. The words in ... anings. In the next line, we implore this deity to "Guide us in the straight path". The connotative language of this line invokes feelings of trust, like he won't steer us wrong. "The path of those wh ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

All Students Should be Required to Study a Foreign Language

fessor against student and student against school. The issue is whether or not courses in a foreign language should be required to attain a Bachelor's degree. Some believe the idea is absurd, while ot ... English, the reality is that all Americans should have some degree of formal education in a foreign language.Foreign language skills could have a positive impact on race relations in America. The numb ...

(4 pages) 83 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

"Worrying about defining precise meanings of words is boring and pointless, knowledge becomes swamped by language."

Language is nothing but agreed upon symbols that enable us to enhance our communication. With that i ... r its best use. However, there is more than one side to this argument. It can be easily argued that language shouldn't be studied in depth and defining meanings of language is pointless, if we all kno ... pointless, if we all know it and can be made understood, then why bother with small differences in language? These affirmations, from both sides, cannot be made without the appropriate consideration ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Gender Communication, What are The most important ways in which Gender Influences Communication?

"Language is everything, language is the very basis of life it self with out language we as human bei ... ith out language we as human beings would not exist" (Romaine ,1996 p.105)As Suzanne Romaine states language is everything, this is entirely true. Let's just think how long we could survive with out h ... hing, this is entirely true. Let's just think how long we could survive with out having any type of language at all. Life would be immensely difficult. Language is used as communication and is heavily ...

(4 pages) 177 1 3.8 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

"All of the other ways of knowing are controlled by language."

o you think it is a fair representation of the relationship between perception, emotion, reason and language? (this is included in the title)To interpret the world and to gain knowledge, people have d ... dge, people have developed several ways of knowing. These are considered to be perception, emotion, language and reason. The question "all of the other ways of knowing are controlled by language" is a ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.2 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Definition of Language (The audience is chosen specifically for this topic)

ions, create doubts about your accomplishments and hinder your chances of succeeding in the future. Language will help show others how you have been brought up in the past, what kind of a person you a ... rought up in the past, what kind of a person you are, and how your future might shape up. Basically language shows a lot about your character. Language is not just a tool by which you communicate with ...

(5 pages) 35 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

How is linguistics a scientific study

When linguists claim that their discipline is the scientific study of language, they have in mind certain principles which distinguish between a scientific and a non-scie ... ave in mind certain principles which distinguish between a scientific and a non-scientific study of language. First, linguistics is objective, that is, it considers all languages to be equal. For a li ... qual. For a linguist, there are no 'primitive', 'pure', 'beautiful', 'cultural', or 'sophisticated' languages. Objectivity is difficult to attain because language is so familiar to us that we can hard ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.8 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Communication Through Texts For Performance

mpletely understand a piece of text. There are many facets that characterise these differences, but language is one of the most important. Goodman states that language is 'a map of the world' and rath ... ace, rhythm, and variation in pitch and loudness that give each performance its unique quality. The language as performed gives so much information to the audience. It helps to develop characters, pas ...

(4 pages) 855 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis Of Racing Pigs And Giant Marrows

ax in this story is to great effect. When referring to himself or anything close to him, his use of language is very informal, with many expressions, such as "˜takes the biscuit' being included. ...

(1 pages) 1586 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An analysis of The Happiest Refugee by Ahn Do

and to respond to the characters. Ahn Do uses written techniques and conventions (including use of language) to engage readers and position them to react in particular ways. Readers are positioned to ... art of Ahn's family's escape from Vietnam promotes fear and suspenseful emotion through descriptive language. Ahn's families are confronted with two pirate groups during their trip that steals their g ...

(3 pages) 14976 0 0.0 Jun/2011

Subjects: Literature Research Papers