Applied linguistics

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  • Whorf-Sapir Hypothesis

    To begin with the research conducted by Daniel Everett does support claims made by the linguistic researchers, Benjamin Whorf and Edward Sapir. Specifically this essay will focus on Daniel Everett’s research that was about the Brazilian tribe called the Piraha. The specific concepts that will be focused on within this essay are about the linguistic relativity hypothesis, which is referred to as the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis (Lucy, 1997, p. 294). A purpose of this essay intends to demonstrate that…

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  • Tess Of The D Urberville Research Paper


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  • L2 V. L1 Use Of Synonymy An Empirical Study Of Synonym Acquisition Summary

    ARTICLE REVIEWED Applied Linguistics 2016: 37/2: 239–261 Oxford University Press 2014 doi:10.1093/applin/amu022 Advance Access published on 23 June 2014 “L2 vs. L1 Use of Synonymy: An Empirical Study of Synonym Use/Acquisition” Dilin Liu1, and Shouman Zhong2 The article,” L2 vs. L1 Use of Synonymy: An Empirical Study of Synonym Use/Acquisition” by Dilin Liu and Shouman Zhong seeks to examine the use of four sets of synonyms by Chinese second language learners and native speakers of English…

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  • Silence And Speech In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    Within the writing of Tim O’Brien’s novel, The Things They Carried, he often uses the contradiction of topics or actions to emphasize their importance. He pairs ideas that are centralized around silence and speech to add value to what is said or not said and/or to emphasize the action associated with the silence or speech. O’Brien masters literary elements like mood and tense while portraying the contrast. Although this contrast is present throughout the book, it is most prominent in storylines…

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  • Isaac's Writing: Focus, Content, Organization, Style, And Conventions

    On the fourth grade narrative writing assessment, Isaac scored 5 points out of a possible 20. He was scored on: Focus, Content, Organization, Style, and Conventions. The purpose and idea is slightly unclear in Isaac 's writing. It can be seen that the idea he is writing about is that he is thankful for his dad, however he was unable to provide purpose. The purpose is difficult to recognize because he was also unable to provide an introduction or a conclusion in his writing. Rather than writing…

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  • Errors And Error Corrections In Second Language Learning

    Error correction is a well-established aspect of second language learning that many, if not all, learners experience. It has, for many years, been believed to benefit the learners; some methodologies for second language acquisition and learning are built on error correction (behaviourism, for instance, as it follows that language learning is simply forming habits; bad habits – ie. errors – must not be permitted). However, in recent years the benefits of error correction have come under severe…

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  • Analysis Of The Red Tree By Shaun Tan

    The Red Tree (Shaun Tan, 2001) is a children’s picture book that is both written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. The Red Tree is a book about depression, despair and ultimately, hope. The book follows a girl struggling with depression who, at the end of the book, finds hope in the form of a red tree. For a picture book to be successful, both the illustrations and written text generally can exist independently, but complement each other. There is a strong marriage between the written and visual…

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  • Slang In America By Walt Whitman

    Girl used to mean small boy or girl. The word “girl” was not initially used to refer to a specific gender. It used to mean “child” or “young person” regardless of the gender. Obviously, our language has changed and now girl is gender specific and sometimes age specific. This evolution can often be refered to as slang. Slang is often derived from old words with new meanings or completely new words with new meanings. Because of its unstructured nature, many linguists believe that slang is…

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  • Definition Of Cool Essay

    Cool is a simple word that we use in our everyday lives as human beings. Despite it being such a simple word, it has wide-spread of meanings throughout the world. Some meanings are considered formal while some are consider slang. Some present a positive connotation while others present a negative connotation. Some uses of the word cool are used more often than others. The dictionary actually has a total of twenty-six definitions, all of them are correct, but the order of these definitions should…

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  • For Woman Who Are Difficult To Love Poem

    Once this linguistic decision is considered, it is understood why the poem does not appear to convey a standard systematic form. It could be inferred that this structural indifference is meant to transcend the defining importance of the piece past the primary development…

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