Applied linguistics

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  • Cultural References In The God Of Small Things By Arundhati Roy

    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy uses different cultural references that not everyone might understand. The cultural context necessary to understand what Roy writes about, makes it interesting to study how two different readers could interpret parts of The God of Small Things differently. This essay will focus on how a native Hindu practising Indian vs a western reader may interpret certain sections of the novel. Roy’s use of stylistic devices when talking about the cultural aspects, can…

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  • The Headstrong Historian Analysis

    “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” (Albert Einstein Quotes) Albert Einstein says that using imagination can take you everywhere meaning that you can become anything or anyone and understand what is going on while you are that person or thing. Fiction activates your imagination and has you connect with the character to better understand what that character is going through. Fiction would then be valuable to historians because it helps them see the emotions of…

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  • Roles Of Grammar In English Language Teaching

    The role of grammar in English Language Teaching (ELT) has been a crucial and debatable issue for many years, gaining both supporters and opponents along the way. The treatment of grammar differs with various teaching methodologies and approaches (Burgess & Etherington 2002: 434). It needs to be noted that grammar is an “ambiguous term” in the language teaching field (Larsen-Freeman 2009: 518). It can refer to many things at the same time. Therefore, only one comprehensive definition will be…

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  • The Usefulness Of Structuralism Analysis Of Oedipus Myth

    In this essay I will explore structuralism and evaluate the usefulness of the theory. I will look at examples of Structuralism in ethnography, such as observable binary oppositions and interpretations of the importance of myth, also exploring criticisms of the theory. I will explore the claim that Structuralism is too theory-based and cannot account for the experience of the individual, and whether this means that Structuralism can be relied on to inform us about human life from an…

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  • Critical Analysis Of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    formed a crucial part of the course, the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has managed to enhance the attainment of the course objectives critically. Through the analysis of the poem, there is the critical determination of the stylistic measures applied in medieval ages. In the initial phases, the understanding of the text and themes of the poem seemed hard to comprehend and analyze. However, through the persistent learning and collaborative support through friends and the professor…

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  • Safie And The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Safie first hand using books to help her both speak, read, and write in French. The monster already knew some words from listening to the cottagers, like a child learning its first words, “When the child hears a sufficient number of instances of a linguistic construction (i.e. the third singular verb form), she will detect patterns across the utterances she has heard” (Lemetyinen). When Safie began to learn French, the monster learned from observing her progress and practicing alone, utilizing…

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  • The Importance Of Communication Skills And Writing Skills

    In this world of 140 characters, instant messages, and emails possessing good business writing skills are still important. When email or other written communication is sent, it is out there for people to judge. Your correspondences not only reflect on you, but on your organization as well, so it’s essential to get it right. For my development goal, I decided to improve my written communication skills by completing several courses through our Judicial Online University (JOU). The eleven…

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  • The Relationship Between Colonialism, Globalisation And The Development Of Local Language Case Study

    Salikoko S. Mufwene investigated the relationship between colonialism, globalisation and the development of local languages. The objectives of his study include 1. To establish if languages are parasitic. 2. To find out the factors that lead to language extinction.3. To see how globalisation has endangered most languages in the world and Africa in particular. Some of the works used for this deep study include:Mualdhuster (1996),Crystal (2000),Dixon(1997),Brenziger, (1998),Renard (2001).These…

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  • Rhetorical Devices In Superman And Me

    You will always find some type of genre, rhetorical situation, and a specific audience in books, ads, promotions etc. anything that it's written or said. Genre is where the authors writing, ideas, and their communication takes shape. Rhetorical situation is when the author uses specific language to persuade, motivate, or inform his audience. Audience is the intended or imagined readers or recipients of the writing or communication. One example of genre is the way the author expresses himself…

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  • Imperite Conjugation Of Preterite Tense

    -Learn the preterite tense conjugation from regular verbs with –ar, -er, and –ir ending. -Practice the use imperfect tense verbs in complete and accurately written sentence. -Learn the preterite tense conjugation of irreregular verbs. -Orally, the students will practice irregular verbs in the preterite tense. -Learn the imperfect tense conjugation from regular and irregular verbs with –ar, -er, and –ir ending. -Students will be able to use imperfect tense verbs in complete and accurately…

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