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    Language is a very powerful tool that can be expressed in different forms, each with a unique perspective. This is present in the stories “Two Words” by Isabel Allende and “I Am Writing Blindly” by Roger Rosenblatt. It is also visible in the collage titled “Always Together” by Philippe Beha and “Translations” a poem by Lake Sagaris. Three themes can be taken from the four interpretations on language. The theme that language is visible in every person, that the same words can have dual meanings…

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    In chapter 11 of “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” Foster explains how violence in literature usually means more than just a punch. There are two kinds of violence: character caused violence and authorial violence. Character caused violence is any type of violence in which there is a guilty party. Even if it is not a direct group, there is still someone or something to blame. Shootings, stabbings, drowning, poisonings, bombings, starvation, etc are all examples of character caused…

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    It is unnecessary for the University to be more permissive; we should maintain the standard formal academic writing that is currently recommended. This form of English requires proper punctuation and grammar, which helps students to understand and express ideas easily and clearly. This usage also contributes to students’ future prospects, but to be an expert in English it is also important to be able to spontaneously switch between academic English and the language that is used within social…

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    they can better function in different contextual, situational, and cultural situations (e.g., Ngo & Unsworth, 2015), or as a methodology for discourse analysis (e.g., Mei & Allison, 2005; Chen, 2010). While appraisal theory has been successfully applied as an analysis framework within different genres, such as media discourse, educational contexts, and legal discourse (Wei, Wherrity & Zhang, 2015), it has also been implemented in L2 research as an instructional (e.g., Haromi, 2014), or discourse…

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    One of the many things that proves a nation’s existence and culture is the language. Language is one of the most powerful tools in human communication and its importance is colossal. In order to better comprehend language and its significance, many experts and linguists are elaborating the matter of this subject. Among those experts, David Crystal takes a special place as one of the foremost linguists in the world on the English language. As a global language, the English language is…

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    Semantic Priming Semantic priming is a common priming paradigm in many monolingual studies (Bleasdale, 1987; Ferrand & New, 2003; Neely et al., 1989; Perea & Rosa, 2002a, 2002b; Hutchison, 2003; Lucas, 2000; Neely, 1991), but is less common in cross-language priming (Duyck, 2005; Kroll & Stewart, 1990; Schoonbaert et al., 2007; Chen & Ng, 1989; de Groot & Nas, 1991; Keatley et al. 1994; Schwanenflugel & Rey 1986; Basnight-Brown & Altarriba, 2007). Semantic priming studies offer an investigation…

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    Styles of the English Language Even though the English language is commonly used throughout the world; it is difficult, and is consisted to be the most challenging language to learn as a second language. One of the main reasons for this is the sheer complexity of the language itself. What makes it so complex can be associated with many aspects including dialects, regionalism, how it is ever expanding and changing, and possibly the most complicated reason is how the same word can have multiple…

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    Imagine a world without words, no opinions, no wishes, no promises or laughter– imagine a life without language. Language is the method of expression, sharing, communication, collaboration and culture. We use language to express inner thoughts and emotions, understand abstract and intricate thought and fulfill our desires. Humans are not unique in this capability, with various species, including animals and even some plants, communicating with each other. However, language is unique in humans…

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    Section1 A) Pragmatics refer to the appropriation and use of different forms of language in their appropriate social situations. Across the spectrum of social situations there’s a range of language forms that are socially acceptable for each. Learning to recognize in which instance different language forms are appropriate is known as following pragmatic rules of speech. Communication competence refers to our capacity to use our different language elements in a way that’s effective and completes…

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    mean, it is also necessary to understand how words and phrases are strung together to make coherent sentences. This helps in comprehending the meaning of a text overall. Hence the study of linguistics is vital for understanding the ins and outs of the English language. According to Toolan, “appropriate linguistic terms and descriptions can articulate an inward understandings of the working of a language” (iix). Amongst the numerous elements of the English language, there are terms called models…

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