Essays Tagged: "Linguistics"

The influence of Aristotle on Alfarabi

LIGENCE)Alfarabi was raised as a young boy in Baghdad. His early life was spent studying the art of linguistics, philosophy, and logic. His teachers were Syrian Christians experts in Greek philosophy. ...

(6 pages) 59 0 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Ethnic and Linguistic Canada

Ethnic and Linguistic CanadaCanada has long struggled with issues of ethnicity and linguistics as the nation's large French-speaking minority struggles to maintain its linguistic and ...

(6 pages) 93 0 4.4 Jul/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

But What Do You Mean? - An essay on Ludwig Wittgenstein's linguistics and logical theories

y people think and comprehend ideas.Ludwig Wittgenstein was a revolutionary philosopher who studied linguistics and logic. Through "The Tractatus" and "Philosophical Investigations" and his own logica ... s light upon the mysterious confusions and limitations of the human language and it is evident that linguistics are a hindrance to the world of knowledge. It is especially difficult when attempting to ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Critically analyse the main theories on interjections like 'Huh!', 'Ah!', 'Ha!', etc.

the grammar? What alternatives might there be?Interjections are dealt with in the semantic area of linguistics. They are an important aspect that is worth considering in regards to semantics due to t ... Wharton, T. 'Interjections, language and the 'showing'/'saying' continuum' in UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 12, 2000·Wierzbicka, A. 'The Semantics of interjection'. In Journal of Pragmatics ...

(16 pages) 123 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

lie of Alfred Louis Kroeber.

hould be and went out to show them to the rest of the world. His Anthropology included Archaeology, Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology. These were the three areas that he decided to focus on in Ant ... In 1915 Alfred arranged for Edward Sapir to come from Ottawa, Canada and work with Ishi on the Yahi linguistics. This partnership did not last very long as Ishi past away on March 25th, 1916. They had ...

(12 pages) 55 0 2.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

This paper examines the controversial subject of where and when the great Zoroastrian prophet Zarathustra lived.

difficulties, namely a multitude of disparate accounts and a lack of adequate and reliable sources.LINGUISTICS AND TEXTUAL SOURCESThe Avesta is the primary textual source for Zarathustra's teachings, ... athas and Rigveda, we could place Zarathustra's date somewhere around 1500-1800 BC, based purely on linguistics.EARLY DATES AND THE 'TRADITIONAL DATE'Several "early dates" have been put forward which ...

(15 pages) 78 0 3.9 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

A charactor study of Cordelia from Shakespeare's KING LEAR

ss his emotions (he was previously "against" tears, claiming they were "women's weapons").Important Linguistics:"What shall Cordelia speak?/ Love, and be silent" (I.i.63-64). These words echo a remini ... storing the order that was so frequently pointed out to us as being once present by Kent....(Cont.) Linguistics:The Commodification Of Love And Human Value"My good lord,You have begot me, bred me, lov ...

(4 pages) 73 2 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Linguistic darwinsim in the 19th treated languages as living organisms. How has this view evolved in the history of linguistics? .

ch is a historical process taking place in real time. In his short treatise on Darwinian theory and linguistics (1863) he stated that what he had already written on the history and prehistory of langu ... ty of change, whether languages become simpler or more complex over time, was an important issue in linguistics. In biology, the replacement of old species by new is not a random process, but a moveme ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

"Linguistics of the Great Gatsby". This paper describes F. Scott Fitzgerald's linguistic style as represented in his modern story, "The Great Gatsby".

gerald in The Great GatsbyAs The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language tells us, linguistics is the scientific study of language or languages whether from a historical and comparati ... storical and comparative (diachronic) or from a descriptive, structural (synchronic) point of view. Linguistics is concerned with the system of sounds of language; for example, sound change (phonology ...

(8 pages) 172 1 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

My bookreport on Animal Farm by George Orwell, long and descriptive.

e fact that the farming methods used are somewhat not up to date to today's standards, and that the linguistics they used do not quite resemble today's jargon. Another point to consider was the fact t ...

(13 pages) 70 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

992words.Miscommunication between men and women. includes book pages for sources using Writing the World:(Cooper and MacDonald). Includes Authors Deborah Tannen and Senta Troemel-Ploetz

-Ploetz believes that the miscommunication is caused from a difference in power.Deborah Tannen is a linguistics (a researcher of human speech and language) professor who is known for some of her best ... s in power," (67) not because they grew up in two different cultures.Senta Troemel-Ploetz is also a linguistics professor who habitually writes about language matters from a feminist's point of view, ...

(4 pages) 88 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

In light of what you know about linguistics and the nature of language, comment critically upon the views in the following statements:

In light of what you know about linguistics and the nature of language, comment critically upon the views in the following statement ...

(6 pages) 111 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Study of Anthropology

e divided into four related fields - the study of physical or biological anthropology, the study of linguistics, the study of archaeology, and the study of cultural or social anthropology.The study of ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Violating Maxims with 'Friends'.

e is used to effect successful communication and conversation .With the skyrocketing development of linguistics, so many scholars have constructed theories, such as Cooperative Principle, to conclude ...

(5 pages) 35 0 4.2 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Crime and The Media.

in the newspaper and analysing them on various factors such as imagery, context, lexis, grammar and linguistics. We understand imagery to be any form of graphical information, context as the main stor ... ideas it portrays, lexis as the actual vocabulary used, grammar as the arrangement of the lexis and linguistics as language devices such as persuasive or informative approaches. Looking at these varia ...

(8 pages) 122 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Emile Durkheim - An Autobiography with APA sources

field of sociology. My contributions have affected the social sciences to include; law, economics, linguistics, ethnology, art history, and history (Durkheim, 2006). Philosophy was the ruling social ...

(6 pages) 110 1 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Cognition: Force of Strategy

y on the field of cognitive science, which in turn synthesizes ideas from philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, psychology, sociology, artificial intelligence and anthropology (Laukkanen, 1994).Theor ...

(8 pages) 201 2 4.6 Aug/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Essay About "The Bonesetter's Daughter' Chapter 1

e called her a ghostwriter. Her mother named LuLing Liu Young. Her husband named Art. He works as a linguistics consultant.Ruth Young has two daughters named Fia and Dory. Fia was fifteen years old an ...

(1 pages) 1540 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Subfields of Linguistics

The field of linguistics both borrows from and lends its own theories and methods to other disciplines. Linguisti ... . These overlapping interests have led to the creation of several cross-disciplinary fields.I. sociolinguistics:Sociolinguistics is the study of patterns and variations in language within a society or ... ociolinguists focus on what happens when speakers of different languages interact. The goal of sociolinguistics is to understand communicative competence--what people need to know to use the appropria ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.4 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

How is linguistics a scientific study

in 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 linguist, there are ... uage is hindered by various cultural, social and historical misconceptions about certain languages. Linguistics has demonstrated that any language, however 'primitive', or 'underdeveloped' its people ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.8 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics