Context-free grammar

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  • Improper Language Prescriptive

    They are the ones who follow traditional grammar rules and who cringed when they hear someone use a word improperly (Bureman). They want the English language to be used how we are supposed to use it. The Descriptivist are more liberal. Having taken over in the 1970’s they are more concerned with how we are currently using the language. They believe it should be reflective of the changing times. After all, how silly would it be if we walked around saying things such as thou, hath, and shalt. Most political movements are framed around the Descriptive belief, “that traditional English is conceived and perpetuated by privileged WASP males and is thus inherently capitalist, sexist, racist, xenophobic, elitist: unfair” (81). Concerning this debate, I would have to say that I fall somewhere in the middle. When texting or messaging on Facebook, proper grammar is the furthest thing from my mind. However, if I have to write an academic paper I would choose to lean more towards the prescriptive style. What it comes down to is the context of the situation one is in. I do not advocate for throwing away the structure and standards of the English language, however proper grammar is not necessary in certain social situations. It is not necessary while texting a friend, but it is necessary when writing your…

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  • WRTG 101 Reflective Report

    I enrolled in WRTG 101 because I was advised it was a requirement for my degree in Management Studies. To be completely honest, it was a class I thought I would struggle greatly in; however, in retrospect, I am glad I took the opportunity to enroll. Even though I usually try to pay attention to the way I structure my sentences and grammar, I had no confidence in my writing skills. Whilst I grew up speaking and writing English in Jamaica, it was a different style of English than that used here in…

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  • English 100 Reflective Essay

    In English 100, peer reviewing rough draft essays has been a helpful process that has helped me improve in my writing. I used peer reviewing as a tool to make the necessary corrections that were needed in one of my essays. The comments and grammar suggestions from my peers have been useful to make modifications in my writing. For example, when I received a graded paper back, I read over the peer review comments and used what was needed to make the Essay stronger. If a comment stated to include…

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  • Human Resources Management Case Study: Human Resource Management

    Since the culture was entirely different in India where high power distance and high context existed and it was high time for some measures to be taken 3.aPerformance Management Ken took up the position of production manager in sweet spot NZ, and did a fairly good job in adapting to kiwi culture and leading his department in the right way. And now it 's time for where Ken was asked to be ready and prepared for this first Performance management. Performance Management focuses on how well the…

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  • Rhetorical Context In The Barbie Birthday And Let Women Fight

    As the famed philosopher, Plato once said, “Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.” While each piece of literature may not cause the readers to praise it, each piece does have rhetorical context, playing a huge role in its meaning. This rhetorical context must match the writing to be successful, as seen with “The Barbie Birthday” and “Let Women Fight.” “The Barbie Birthday,” by Alison Townsend, informs the reader of the thought process children have when growing up with Barbie, as well…

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  • The Importance Of Communication Skills And Writing Skills

    divided this report into two sections: grammar skills and the writing process. GRAMMAR SKILLS Grammar is extremely important because it is the foundation of communication. The better the grammar,…

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  • Our Semi-Illiterate Youth? Not So Fast Analysis

    Not Dumb Just Different Is technology making us dumber? When social media users abbreviate or utilize “slang” does it instantly qualify an individual as being lazy, illiterate, or unintelligent? One of the major misconceptions about technology is that it distracts individuals from actually learning. That the use of social media is creating a generation of users who lack grammar or proper sentence structure. In her article “Our Semi-Literate Youth? Not So Fast?” Andrea Lunsford sheds some…

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  • Theoretical Framework And Literature Review: Theoretical Framework And Literature Framework

    K. (2002). Most students are facing a;ot of problems in aspects of, having poor grammar or pronunciation, lack of confidence, vocabularies, and strategies. Rubin&Thompson (1982) stated that a great influencing factors of successful language learning are positive traits , age, and effective strategies. For achieving a good communication scholars such as Bygate(1987) Noonan. F.G, (2000) and Harmer (2001), have provided the learners with some tips or strategies in order to approach a native…

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  • Grammar Vs English Grammar

    OMG did you here? i know right!!!! its crazzzyyy! In this day and age, texting is one of the main types of communication. Whether children choose to use correct grammar when texting, do they really know proper grammar for everyday use? Some people claim that children still have the capability to use proper grammar skills, and that they just choose not to. Others believe that children really do not know any better. With the belief that texting does not effect children’s grammar, one must wonder…

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  • Zhang Guruo's Theory Of Zhang Guruo

    His views on notation are classified into several points as follows: (i) Notes should be done before translation and be used to address those unsettled or puzzling problems. Annotation is not to copy simply from dictionaries. Of course, translation still can do without notes, but that should be free from a responsible translator. This point reflects Zhang’s rigorous scientific attitude toward notes, or in another word, toward translation. His great efforts on notation attract our attention to…

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