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    only makes sense that in order to be truly persuasive that you have to start with it. Even choices at the phonological level can make a difference in an argument. In order to truly build an argument you have to start with the building blocks of linguistic style. Even just phonology and syntax can make a difference in your persuasive argument. Not much research has been done on phonological uses,…

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    Ethnicity And Ethnicity

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    Color doesn’t define character, but ethnicity. Ethnicity doesn’t define religion, and religion doesn’t define character. A concept is not understood, even in a country of immigrants. The world has become conjoined but concurrently separate. With ethnic cliques and racism as active as ever due to recent events, it seems that anybody who isn’t of the same color, can’t be of the same social standard. Cultures, people, and geography interest me more than a textbook with some words and pictures…

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    A rhetorical situation plays an important role in what an author writes in many ways. Rhetorical situations vary depending on who is speaking, who is being spoken to, and what is being spoken about. With that being said, the content of the writing will be significantly different. It is important to recognize the major role that a rhetorical situation, plays in effect to one’s attempt to learn the correct language through enculturating themselves in non-classroom settings. The idea behind writing…

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    Sexism In Education

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    cultural diversity.’ Exception Children. Internet Material Pavlenko, Anetta. (2004). ‘Gender and sexuality in foreign and second language education: Critical and feminist approaches’. Critical Pedagogies and Language Learning (Cambridge Applied Linguistics, pp. 53-71). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available from: Accessed: April 4 2017 Reijo, Yoshihara. (2014). ‘The Feminist EFL Classroom: What and How do Feminist Teachers Teach in University EFL Classrooms?” Availbale from:…

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    Introduction Successful communication depends upon proper pronunciation. As the International Journal of Research in English Education (2017) States communication means to understand and be understood, therefore some people often say that they do not mind about pronunciation because they only want to communicate. That is to say, they are able to communicate even with improper pronunciation. Nonetheless, understandable pronunciation is an essential component of communicative competence according…

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    Word Pull Essay

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    foreignization does not spoil the humorous sense, e.g. the below sentence: “Sandwich, a cousin of Monsieur Fish and Chips” Translated into: “Monsieur Sandwicz, kuzyn Monsieur Ryba z Frytkami” The given excerpt where foreignization strategy was applied includes both French (monsieur) and English (fish and chips) references; it also keeps the joke in place because of mixing them in one sentence. Reference words are easily recognized as cultural-specific items. Also, in the conversation below…

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    Interrogatives In English

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    one of the linguistic universals is that all languages have a system of asking questions. In English, there are two main kinds of interrogative sentences, close-ended sentences and open-ended sentences. Closed class interrogative sentences have yes/no answer while opened class interrogative sentences having many possible answers. 1.1. Yes/No questions Yes/no question in English is known as closed class questions because it has yes/no answer. Subject-auxiliary inversion (SAI) is applied to form…

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    Formal language or formality is one of aspect in style. In terms of formality, Dewaele & Heylighen (1999) stated that different situational and personality factors are examined which determine the degree of formality in linguistic expression. The differences in using languages, both formal and informal, is called a difference register (Thornborrow and Wareing, 1998). Cyrstal (1991) defines register as "a variety of language defined according to its use in social situations." So, register is…

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    Essay On Emergent Literacy

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    How do children develop their literacy in the second language? How are their development portrayed? : The integration of all language systems and skills in learning to read and write The author deliberately included some thoughts from the L1 Emergent Literacy scholars to provide a general overview of the emergent literacy in the L1 context in the beginning, then move on to the more specific discussions of studies that investigate the similar phenomenon in the bilingual children context. Clay,…

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    This literature review will discuss the alternate points of view on dialect and character by Thornborrow, Edwards, Weber and Horner, and their perspectives. The idea is to study, examine and demonstrate the distinctions and similitudes as spoken about by these author's, and state whether I concur or differ their work. Similarly, I will express why Tabouret– Keller's work varies in a way to deal with dialect and character. Dialect and personality is for the most part recognized as who and what…

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