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    Sonny tried to barter the price down. The little man did not budge. "Not my problem. You got my price. Take it or leave it." The glass slammed shut. Sonny punched the air as he turned to us. "Bastard got us by the short hairs. Where the hell do we find a brick at this hour?" "Finding it is easy." Kane, shook his head. "Paying and getting back here alive is the problem. North Brooklyn gang called the Sinners got all kinds of weed but they want dealer kind of money . . . if they’re willing to sell to us. Last time I checked, our M15’s are still in the armory." "Like how much?" Red reached for his wallet. "Last year? A brick went for two grand. Don 't ask how I know." No Neck, quiet since they left the barracks broke his silence from behind Kane, "He knows we won’t get a brick. Wants something else." Kane turned around while the other two huddled out of hearing distance. "Like what?" "See how he’s sitting?" Kane shook his head and looked into the booth. "A low chair. Too lazy to adjust it." "Cousin of mine came back in a wheelchair. Always getting us to do stuff for him. Used his only power . . . guilt . . . to make us his slaves. But it wasn’t what he wanted.” "OK genius, so how does that help us?” Sonny stepped in front of No Neck, almost on his toes, and stared down on the shorter man. “What’d your moron cousin want?” "He didn’t know. We had to figure it out --" “Well we don’t have all night. Why don’t you just tell us?” “A hooker. To prove he was still a man.” Sonny…

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    In Tale-Danda Karnad breathed a different kind of life into the poetic texts and historical events by developing a dramatic structure that would ‘explain’ the relation of poetry and religious mysitism to political economy and social radicalism and in the english version of the play he incorporated a generous selection of old and new translations of the vachanas by Ramanujan. The Fire and the Rain was originally written in kannada [Agni mattu Male (1995)] but rendered immediately into english for…

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    Stereotypes

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    people. Language of prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes is all around us and people use it to maybe non-intensionally insult someone other race group. James Baldwin states that it’s the way one talks to people or through ones writing you can sense discrimination or an unwelcoming tone, but Brent Staples suggests that it’s through looks and actions. Both would agree with the statement that people stereotype someone through the body language. The way people talk to one another had…

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    How does language affect the way I think? This complex question has become quite popular over the years. It is difficult to measure, for sure, how significantly language impacts the mind given to the amount of different life experiences and interactions that make up part of how a person thinks. Each person we meet, in some way, affects us. Language is the link that shape our interactions and impacts our minds. Language most definitely affects how we think, but we can never be sure to what…

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    Until the 17th century, the English had never laid much claim to the lands of the New World. With the settlement of Jamestown in 1607, England began the construction of a fairly large and relatively diverse conglomeration of colonies. Eventually, developing unity in these colonies became essential to maintaining the thriving English empire in the New World. This solidarity between different colonies was derived from a variety of unique sources. Many individual ideas, legislative acts, and…

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    The idea that Chicano English has a low social status is not novel to speakers of the dialect. Ms. Guerra, a San Francisco native who speaks Chicano English, says she feels like people take her less seriously, especially because her “vocabulary and grammar is not good to begin with.” Note that Guerra may think that her vocabulary and grammar is “not good” because she compares to to the standard and what she was taught in school, and does not validate the correctness of her own dialect. Rather…

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    With the rising amount of immigrants coming to the United States, all of which who speak a multitude of languages, conflicting beliefs and policies regarding language has greatly influenced legislation and judicial actions. (Diaz-Rico, 2014). Congress and the state and federal courts have supported bilingual education and provided legal protections for the rights of non-English- speaking students around the United States. However, according to the Florida Department of Education, the state of…

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    Scenario 1# Entering/Updating Leads Example 1: A business in Japan replies to a LinkedIn InMail, they say that they are actively searching for English learning solutions. They have 500 people interested and 50 of those people have been identified as high potential employees. The company also wants to be able to assess the skill level that their employees have. This is an example of a lead that should be entered into Sales force and converted to an opportunity. Example 2: Say a day later the…

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    Why Does Language Differ

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    How and why can language vary? No two individuals will sound the same, we all have subtle differences in the way we sound and how we speak which is unique to ourselves. Many differences in our language occur for many reasons such colonisation, immigration or invasion and can affect the dialect or accent that someone may have. Dialect The main question that is asked often is: What is a dialect and how does this affect the way in which language can vary. Dialect is an umbrella term used for a…

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    Her dad had learned English but he only used it when he needed it. Mary explained to me that her parents thought it was important and beneficial that they were going to be bilingual. Her parents’ ideas about bilingualism was similar to the Language as a resource model that argued that not only is fluent bilingualism associated with positive educational outcomes but that fluent bilingualism leads to better communication with immigrant parents and co-ethnic communities furthermore, it is also an…

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