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  • Dialect In The Classroom: Linguistic Research

    The issue of dialect and education and, in particular, what dialect is correct to use in the classroom has generated a debate in schools. “Linguistic research defines a dialect, or language variety, as a variety of a language that is associated with a particular regional or social group.” Contrary to popular belief, dialect is not a lesser or ungrammatical way of speaking. All dialects are logical even though they may vary in pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary (Godley, Sweetland, Wheeler, Minnici & Carpenter, 2006). Some people may say standard dialect is the only way, people may say that it’s best to welcome non-traditional dialects or, some think that having bi-dialectal classrooms is the best and benefits all students. Bi-dialectal means…

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  • Conflict And Negotiation Process Paper

    conflicts that occur due to selfish reasons. As the Bible says in Romans 12:18 NIV, “if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Just as there is a difference between debating and bickering, organization members should understand distinctions between causes of conflicts. By using analysis tools examining Conflict and Negotiation Processes in Organizations and the Conflict-Intensity Continuum, management can better determine causes and processes within conflict.…

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  • Language Variation In Isixhosa

    definitely variation due to the red/yellow colour that stays in the cape regions so therefore proves that there is variation within the isiXhosa language. However, as for the last two maps which display the words “Kum/Kumi” and “Umtwana wam”, there is very little or no variation at all. These words are widely spoken throughout the South of Africa. The only slight variation that happens to be is by the KwaZulu-Natal areas and most of the time these words are spoken near the coast lines. Nearly…

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  • Biaxial Tensile Test

    Data Analysis Biaxial Tensile Tests Different stress and strain definitions have been used to study the biomechanics of soft tissue [24]. The 2nd Piola-Kirchhoff stress and Green strain definitions have been employed in this study, which are described briefly in the following. The Green strain tensor is defined as E=1/2(F^T F-1), where F is the gradient deformation tensor. For the case of in-plane biaxial stretching in directions 1 and 2, the Green strain in these directions can be written…

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  • Engineering Stress And Strain Case Study Answers

    1) What are engineering stress and strain? Answer: Engineering Stress: Engineering stress is also called nominal stress, and it is defined as the applied load divided by the original cross sectional area of the material. Engineering Strain: Engineering strain is defined as the amount of material that deforms per unit length in a tensile test. Engineering strain is also known as nominal strain. 2) In the figure below, graphically show the toughness of three class materials:…

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  • English: The Loss Of Language In The English Language

    conception of American identity as the basis for political unity” (489). I personally believe that no such recognition is warranted because said change would have no affect. Those who speak English would still speak English and those who didn’t, still wouldn’t. I have made the point previously that there can be no language police that would enforce anything to do with language, an uncontrollable, elusive element. I understand the urge to demonstrate patriotism and pride in nationality, however,…

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  • The Differences Of Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

    The short essay of “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan emphasizes the different Englishes she uses to communicate with her family and at her professional environment; therefore she explains the differences between non-Standard English and Standard English. Tan views non-standard English as her mother tongue language because her family can communicate better with her. She views Standard English as the formal way to communicate with professional people in a daily basis. English is the formal language in…

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  • The Tower Of Babel: The First Universal Language

    Multi-dialects, Confusion, English? A Bavarian priest tried to create the first universal language in the year 1880 and he called it Volapük. A language that was taken from the existing French, German and English, and was difficult to learn. It consisted of odd sounds and case endings similar to Latin. It did not take long before a new language emerged (McWhorter). This new language was a blend of words from India and Europe. It became known as Esperanto. Regardless, of this fact Esperanto was…

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  • Always An Irishman Analysis

    Once an Irishman, Always an Irishman “As a young girl growing up, when Grandpa Flynn (left) spoke, I had trouble understanding him. There were many times when I had no idea what he had just said.” This quote by Jerry Flynn’s granddaughter, Gwen (Koehler) Stauder, reflects the fact that Jerry speaks the English language with an Irish dialect, called an Irish brogue. The Irish not only use some words in a way that is different from the way that they are used in America, but they also speak the…

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  • Dialect: Simply Correct Or Standard English?

    radio and in many other everyday situations. Language can also be standard or diverse as not everyone speaks the same dialect, type or form of English as everyone else. Depending on what purpose language is being used for, a person will quite often change from using standard English, mainly used for academic and formal purposes, to a less standard form or dialect for informal purposes and professional purposes, as some professions have their own dialect…

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