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  • The Importance Of Travelling To France

    that you’ll discover along the way. To minimise culture shock when you’re in France, let me share to you these 6 things I wish I knew before travelling to France. • French people want you to speak their language. French people speak English, not all but many of them. If you speak English, many of them won’t reply in the same language. This can be quite a bad travel experience that you will never forget. Having visited France several times, I was amazed by their culture. Yet, one thing that I…

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  • An Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Scramble For Africa

    Africans were stripped of their precious natural resources, African governments became based off of the government of the European country that colonized them, and new technologies from Europe were introduced to native Africans, as well as, new languages and cultural norms. Africans in some colonies were treated harshly. For example, in Portugal, even though native Portuguese people tended to not like Africans, Portuguese men raped African women and had biracial children with them. Even though…

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  • English Language Data Collection Assessment

    Data Collection Procedure: In order to conduct this study, each student was provided a consent form to be signed by their parents and a demographic questionnaire (Appendices A&B ), which revealed that they had no prior exposure to the French language, and that all “of them had lived and studied Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country for a period ranging from” (Achard & Niemer, 2004, p.21), five to ten years. Additionally, the questionnaire revealed that the participants have been in the United…

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  • Safie And The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    consequences thereof. The monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein strived to develop human characteristics and behavior, but was still not accepted. A human character, Safie, suffered through the same issues of problematic father figures and the need for language acquisition and development. Safie, however, was not only accepted by those around her, but well liked, too. Two beings with such significant issues in common should be quite similar in character and life experience. However, the…

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  • Our Ability To Discriminate Non-Native Phonemic Differences Case Study

    Numerous studies conducted in the last three decades have shown that our ability to discriminate non-native phonemic contrasts can be improved thanks to specific laboratory training procedures (e.g., Bradlow et al., 1999; Bradlow et al., 1997; Jamieson and Morosan, 1986, 1989; Lively et al., 1994; Lively et al., 1993; Logan et al., 1991; Sadakata and McQueen, 2013). For example, Bradlow et al. (1997) showed that the forced-choice identification of /r/ and /l/ by Japanese speakers significantly…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Conscription

    The Gateway to Atrophy Ruin was the only result of a wars fought by involuntary soldiers. The conscription used in World War One unfailingly led to detrimental outcomes. Communism in Russia through the wrath of the soldiers, the disintegration of French-English relations as a result of the Canadian Conscription Crisis, and the rise of Nazism in Germany were all directly caused by the conscripts forced to battle in World War One. Conscription was the pathway to the mass destruction of nations…

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  • Nationhood In Canada

    initial English-French conflict between first settlers, to the debates leading up to confederation in 1867, to the present. These struggles between English and French Canadians to have their distinct identities recognized as part of the fabric of the country remains a constant in the narrative of Canadian history and politics from 1864 onwards. As the country grew and changed throughout the 20th century, the founding “two nations” principle that divides the country as either French or English,…

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  • Essay On Quebec Independence

    Central to the separatist movement of the latter half of the twentieth century was the argument that Quebec needed to become an independent state in order to ensure the survival of the French language, uphold the integrity of Quebecois culture, and allow Quebec’s government to proficiently govern its own affairs. In the views of many, the fact that Quebec has managed to do these things in recent decades without sovereignty has diminished the need and legitimacy of calls for separation. In my…

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  • French Revolution Identity

    Preceding the French revolution, there were two main historical periods which I believe had a major impact on the development of French Identity, one positive, the other negative: the Hundred Years War (1337 -1453) and the Wars of Religion (1562-1598), representing respectively periods of external threat to and internal conflict in France. Examination of both periods reveals the driving force in each period of threat and conflict and the instinct of peoples, as Thiesse observes, to become more…

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  • Perseverance: A Difficulty To Learn A New Language

    It’s not easy to learn a new language that one never hear or speak before. Therefore, learning a new language can be tedious or detrimental for many people. However, for others, who are familiar with the language already, can say it’s effortless. From my perspective, learning a new language can be difficult. Perseverance and a thrill to learn, one can master this new skill. My encounter to learn a new language starts with when I went to the country (Guinea) in West Africa. People in this…

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