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  • The Importance Of Standard Australian English

    According to Bloomsbury International (2014), “Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around four thousand new words are added to the English dictionary every year.” Language is a way for people to communicate with those around them, sharing notions and conventions of those from the same cultural backgrounds and spreading this so others can learn (Corder, 2013). The way language is communicated varies depending on the environment and context involved; it can be spoken, written, and gestured using signs and signals (Gee & Hayes, 2011). Language is multi-dimensional with over seven thousand living languages spoken worldwide today (Lewis et al., 2016) the diversity is vast; English is…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Australian English

    with their own identities and individual use of Australian English. It is important to highlight these differences and identities by celebrating the fact that Australians from various states and territories use their own form of Australian English, rather than creating a national identity which instead does not bring out these differences. By…

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  • Different Characteristics And Differences Between American And Australian English

    both American and Australian English are the same language, it might seem very strange how different the 2 dialects are. Both derive from British English, and are largely similar. Yet, there’s no denying that there are some very obvious differences. It can be said that the main reason is due to the fact that Australian English (as with other varieties, such as New Zealand English) have had less time to come into its own form as compared to America English. Hence, while Australian English has…

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  • The Importance Of Language In Life

    written language can commonly be ‘misunderstood’ or taken out of ‘context’, especially when the reader does not understand the context in which it was written. Variations of English Language. There is no ‘universal’, ‘global’, or ‘world standard’ English language, however different variations and dialects of English are used all around the world. Varieties of the same language, such as English are different from each other, but still understandable to speakers of another variety of that…

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  • Theories Of Language Development

    oral and listening skills will be at a disadvantage (Fellowes and Oakley, 2014). Language is multi-faceted and can differ depending on the social situation, such as how an informal conversation between a father and son differs to a professional discussion between employee and employer. Halliday (1964) identifies this as a language register, the process by which we adapt language dependent on a particular context or social setting. There are over 6000 different languages spoken around the globe…

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  • Child Language Development Essay

    different cultures, however, body language and gestures plays a vital role in language. In saying this, each language contains standard rules that are relevant to the culture. The four key components according to Fellowes and Oakley, (2014, pg. 6) are phonological component which is the sound patters of a language; syntactic component, which is the structuring of sentences; semantic component, which is the meaning of words and sentences and the pragmatic component, which is the use of language…

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  • Language Influence On Language

    People from different parts of the world may use different dialects and accents of English for example Aboriginal English and British English. Interactive behaviours may also be different in different countries due to cultural acceptance, for example Eye contact can be a sign of disrespect in cultures such as African Americans although European Americans believe it is a sign that the person is listening intently (McDevitt and Omrod,…

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  • Indigenous Education

    scores for Indigenous students are much lower than that of Australian students as a whole. The author believes educators are faced with the challenge to adjust their strategies to help increase the literacy levels of Indigenous students. Ordinary teaching practices appear to fail for many Indigenous students. One reason cited by Harrison and Sellwood (2016) is that the attendance numbers of Indigenous students are low. School attendance for a number of Indigenous students is irregular.…

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  • The Rabbit Proof Fence

    disempowerment has been perpetuated and depicted in many important texts. The Rabbits, Australian National Anthem, and The Rabbit Proof Fence are three such texts that use language to…

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  • Indigenous Intelligence And Cognitive Analysis

    Smith (2015) described intelligence to be defined by culture. So if culture is an underlying factor of intelligence it can become a problematic issue when assessing Indigenous Australians. Gardener’s multiple intelligence theory, along with Charles Spearman’s g factor theory and Lewis Terman Standford-Binet scales are all underlying theories which all address the same issues in the accuracy of assessments. Literature suggest that language, literacy skills, education and cultural norms across…

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