Essays Tagged: "Pronunciation"

Late-Modern English (1800-Present)

The principal distinction between early- and late-modern English is vocabulary. Pronunciation, grammar, and spelling are largely the same, but Late-Modern English has many more wor ...

(2 pages) 89 2 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

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.

ruling powers. Manuscripts provide evidence of the changes in orthography and hints at the changing pronunciation as the seat of power passed from the Germanic Anglo-Saxon to the French Norman. As a r ... he phonemically characterised spelling of the Old English to one whose spelling may not reflect the pronunciation in the Middle English.The Old English (AD 450-1100)The ruling force that helped shape ...

(8 pages) 203 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

History of the English Language.

also influed in the origins of English.English has many different difficulties, and these vary from pronunciation to spelling, including grammar. For many people that learn English it is perhaps quite ...

(2 pages) 93 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

This article is concerned about how the chinese may learn english verbs properly.

ng a second one. Instances of Chinese interference in English learning can be found at the level of pronunciation, morphology, syntax, vocabulary and meaning.English and Chinese verbs, although simila ...

(12 pages) 78 1 3.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Paper on Antebellum America, democracy, and centered on Andrew Jackson.

Main Entry: de*moc*ra*cyPronunciation: di-'mä-kr&-sEFunction: nounInflected Form(s): plural -ciesEtymology: Middle ...

(7 pages) 74 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Natalie Wood Biography Brief Biography of Life Includes most of the movies she satrred in

was born in San Francisco. Natasha Nikolaevna Zacharenko (later changed to Natalie Wood for easier pronunciation) was born to Russian parents Maria and Nicholas Gurdin. Natalie was born a true star. ...

(2 pages) 40 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Which Factors Determine the Differences between Adults' and Children' s Ability to Learn a Second Language?

study on the different ability between adults and children to acquire a second language in terms of pronunciation, morphology, syntax and sentence judgement (Lightbown & Spada, 1999). By the resul ... ; Spada, 1999). By the results, it is concluded that adults learn faster in most fields, except for pronunciation, at the early stage of second language development, especially with professional or ac ...

(9 pages) 203 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Much ado about nothing is a play primarily about gossip- discuss

thing", an interpretation of the word that is evidenced by how ashamed Hero is of sexual desire.The pronunciation of "nothing" plays on "noting" as well. To note is to observe or mark carefully, somet ... Claudio. He cries out, "Another Hero!" She replies, "Nothing certainer" (5.4.62-63). If we take her pronunciation literally, "noting certainer", we can see that this is really the first time that Clau ...

(7 pages) 42 0 2.6 May/2004

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

The Role of Children's Literature in Primary Language Teaching

sense of achievement. Songs and rhymes provide a natural repetition and children can improve their pronunciation. Songs and rhymes reinforce the rhythm of the English language. Children turn the leav ... their lines rhyme well, so children can easily attain them, too. They help children to practise the pronunciation and they help to extend children's vocabulary. Through poems children can have informa ...

(7 pages) 124 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Significance/Function of Phonological Rules in Language

ult to tell what the phonetic transcription of a sound will be, when not in isolation. That is, the pronunciation of a sound in a word or sentence is influenced by the sounds around it, and thus, may ... uld be: /d/ + /j/ = dZ and /t/ + /j/ = tS . Examples of this are:Spelling Pronunciation(Fast speech)Could you help me? kUdZ@helpmiNot yet ...

(3 pages) 65 0 4.1 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

The Title In Much Ado About Nothing

which, because it was an event that was quite predictable, proves to be much ado about nothing.The pronunciation of the word "nothing" would, in the late 16th Century, have been "noting," and so the ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.7 Sep/2004

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

Japan vs. China vs. America

se 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 standard form of spoken Japanese. Man ...

(6 pages) 59 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Effects of Culture on One's Life

ge is a major part of all cultures. According to Webster, language is defined as, "the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community." Every culture ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

"The reading aloud system consists of a lexical (dictionary-lookup) and a non-lexical (rule-based) procedure." Evaluate this claim.

accessing the word's lexical entry from the printed form, and retrieving from that entry the word's pronunciation. This route is generally described as the lexical route and is sometimes referred to a ... this activates the orthographic lexicon and then the phonological output lexicon before the correct pronunciation of the word is produced. However, the reader's inability to use the letter-sound rule ...

(10 pages) 36 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Should Ebonics be recognized as a new language

tinct community," while dialect means, "A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard li ... , also have several different kinds of dialects. All of the dialects in Korea have different tones, pronunciations, and accents. They do not have a unified grammar, and are often abbreviated from the ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Componet study of the German song Du bist wie eine Blume text, rhythm, meter, and tempo, melody, form, voice, harmony, and dynamics, phrasing and musical articulation.

an IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) translation that will help you out. The IPA will help with pronunciation and articulation but the English translation will help you get an idea of feeling of t ...

(6 pages) 21 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Studying locally and studying abroad

icate with other people. From this point, it will help people improve their language skills such as pronunciation, conversational skill, and writing skill. These are very important because second lang ...

(2 pages) 63 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Alexander Graham Bell.

13, and at the age of 16, he became a pupil-teacher of elocution (voice production, dictation, and pronunciation) and music in Weston House Academy. He also instructed at Somersetshire College in Bat ...

(1 pages) 31 1 4.1 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Polish Language.

er tongue is said to be one of the most difficult languages in the world. Its grammar, spelling and pronunciation creates a lot of problems not only to the foreigners, but also to the Poles. It has a ... n our language: Present, Past and Future, but each tense has got at least two aspects.Moving to the pronunciation in Polish there are lots of letters for example: ś, ć, dż, ż, % ...

(1 pages) 18 0 2.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Ways to Improve Your English Speaking

lish should learn this from native speakers of English to *better* develop their speaking. Speaking pronunciation is important and necessary. Therefore, they need to develop their accent.Consequently, ... e person, two languages make two." Therefore, people must develop their tongue and English speaking pronunciation.

(1 pages) 32 0 3.3 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies