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  • Hull Dialect Analysis

    Description and Analysis of some features of the Hull accent and dialect and how these features differ from Standard English I. Introduction When foreign learners come to the UK at the first time, they are usually surprised to discover that the native speakers seem to speak faster than expected and be different in many ways from the English the foreign learners have learned. It is possibly differences of pronunciation that will directly shock them, foreign learners may also pay attention to differences of grammar and vocabulary. This essay will describe some features of the Hull accent and dialect. According to English Accents & Dialects (2013: Hull-or Kingston upon Hull, to give the city its full designation, which is the largest urban area…

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  • Language: Dialect And Accent

    Language vs Dialect vs Accent • Language is a collection of dialects that are usually linguistically similar used by different social groups who choose to say that they are speakers of one language which functions to unite & represent them to other groups. • Dialect deals with vocabulary, grammar, phonology, pronunciation, etc. • Accent deals with pronunciation and phonology • Regional variation 1. A variety of a language spoken by a particular group based on region (caused by geographical…

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  • Importance Of Lice Or Rice And The Accent

    Language and the Accent” Long time ago in a faraway land named Japan, a young lady was being asked by her Japanese host mother, if she wanted to eat some lice. Needless to say she was horrified! Japanese eat lice! How disgusting! She thought to herself. As she looked at her host mother she quickly realized that she was trying to say rice and not lice! This was my first experience many years ago with accents. This is when I realized how important accents are. What is an accent? The Oxford…

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  • Comparison Of Emily Dickinson's Attitude Towards Death

    Attitude towards Death in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry Emily Dickinson was a poet born in Massachusetts. Her works were all published posthumously as while she wrote poetry, she did not publish any of her own works. Included in these works are the poems “Because I could not stop for Death” and “I felt a Funeral in my Brain”. These two poems encompass Emily’s thoughts towards death and the afterlife. Through the use of alliteration, imagery, and tone, Emily Dickinson presents different attitudes…

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  • Comprehensibility In Oral English Case Study

    Name: Suad Alnababteh Assignment #4 1. Citation in APA style KANG, O., RUBIN, D., & PICKERING, L.. (2010). Suprasegmental Measures of Accentedness and Judgments of Language Learner Proficiency in Oral English. The Modern Language Journal, 94(4), 554–566. 2. What was the researcher 's purpose in conducting this study? The aim of this study was to examine oral proficiency and comprehensibility in nonnative speakers of English using suprasegmental features of accentedness. 3. What were the…

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  • Essay On Pediatric Burn Trauma

    “Unintentional burn injuries” occur very often in the pediatric populations (World Health Organization, 2008, p. 7). Furthermore, burn trauma inevitably results in ongoing stress for the patients and their families (Young, Kenardy, Cobham & Kimble, 2012). In anticipation for the short term and long-term effects of significant stress, nursing care within the acute care setting must utilize strategies to reduce stress. This paper highlights factors contributing to stress following a pediatric burn…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Hunted

    The Hunted I didn’t know who I was. I woke up next to a bunch of muddy kids. They all smelled like they haven't showered in weeks. There was two twins, a chubby kid, and probably the skinniest kid I’ve ever seen. Then I realized I smelled just like them. The chubby one woke up startled just as I had. He was confused. He saw me and stared. After a while of his staring my attitude kicked in and I asked “ Can I help you?” He kept staring then soon whispered “Jack. “ I was confused. I looked…

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  • Garcia Lost Their Accents By Julia Alvarez

    Julia Alvarez is the author of the novel How the Garcia Lost Their Accents. It illustrates a family life adapting to a new culture. Carlos is the overprotective father. He also resisted to the dictatorship in the Dominican Republic because of it the family decided to flee to the United States. Laura is the mother of four girls, when she came to the United States did not feel that she belongs here because in The Dominican Republic she was wealthy, privileged and influential family. Carla was the…

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  • How Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent Essay

    Between 1980 and 2000, the Dominican Republic was the second largest source nation for immigration to the United States in the Western Hemisphere. In, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez tells how the Garcia family, of the Dominican Republic, flees and migrates to the United States. The Garcia girls did not go through the more typical immigrant experiences because of their wealth from back home. Despite their abnormal background, the Garcia girls still had the struggles of…

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  • Peter Trudgill Shaping Our Accents Analysis

    Shaping Our Accents “Oh, you betcha!” Being from Minnesota people get labeled with the stereotype of talking like lumberjacks. Many factors can shape the way that people speak, whether it’s where they are from or where they have originated, or even their social interaction, such as peers and parents. These factors supposedly give people accents, which they are unaware about because they have talked that way their entire life. Peter Trudgill’s thoughts on the way people speak are based off of…

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