example of this is that I have become aware of my grammar and spelling errors as the semester progressed.
I will start with my strengths in writing. A major strength of mine is that I proofread my work as I am writing. After each sentence that I write I reread it and check to make sure it has no grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. If the sentence sounds correct I will continue writing, if I notice the sentence has an error, either in grammar or spelling, I will correct the…
Semantics is the study of how we construct and understand the meanings of words and groups of words (Denham and Lobeck, 2013).
1. SEMANTIC FIELDS AND HYPONYYM
Semantic fields are classifications of words associated with their meanings (Denham & Lobeck, 2013). Since we are analyzing 2 different car advertisements, so the semantic field could possibly be CARS’ BRAND NAME. Under the field, we have two hyponyms which are Renault and Toyota. A hyponym is a word whose meaning is included, or…
What do the words of the title suggest to you? What denotations are presented in the title? What connotations or associations do the words posses?
Colossus refers to the Colossus of Rhodes, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. The Colossus of Rhodes was built to celebrate victory over the ruler of Cyprus in 305 BC.
Denotations: The poem is about a new statue that resembles the Colossus in Ancient Greece.
Connotations: Colossus of Rhodes was a statue in Greece that had…
Unit 5 Lesson 1
• Concrete versus Abstract Nouns
When you think of nouns, you probably think of people, places or objects. While these are all nouns, they are not the only type.
Concrete nouns are perceivable by the senses and name something you can see, hear, smell, taste or touch. These include people, animals, places and objects.
People: doctor, mother, friend, firefighter.
Animals: dog, snake, ape, panda bear.
Places: Central Park, peninsula, mount, Mexico
Language is unique. It can be seen or heard, it can be diverse or standard. This has been analysed and researched at great length, because of its importance in human communication. Language plays an important role in everybody’s life from the moment they are born. With particular interest in human’s developmental phases of learning. These are from infancy through to adolescence. This importance can be seen through the many theories that have developed around cognitive development and the many…
writings. During this process is when I came in contact with the course of UC 099. I instantly knew that not only my knowledge was being tested in this class but, also my ambition and courage. UC 099 made me realize how badly I wanted to perfect my grammar and how focused I was to achieve that goal. Also, it made me open up with others to talk about my grammatical…
out unknown words they encounter whilst reading and also to gain meaning from the text, this can be seen in the graph below.
Graphophonic Syntatic Semantic
• Phonemic Awareness
• Spelling • Vocabulary
• Tenses • Comprehension
• Making sense of texts
(Graph adapted from Dr Ali Cullerton, Ph.D (2015)
The semantic portion…
Which sentence uses proper punctuation and capitalization?
Winston suggests that the Egyptians ' math was far more advanced than previously thought.
Locations happened to include; in a steel drum, buried under a stadium and abandoned in a gravel pit.
Joyce discusses the great investigative work done by Calvin Goddard, a New York Doctor.
The authors research lends credence to the notion that environmental factors cause autism.
Which of the following passages is…
These two videos contain the interactions of Mia, the focal child, and Betty Yu, the teacher. The videos were recorded nine months apart and shows the incredible language development that occurs with Mia. Both videos show Betty and Mia making pudding. However, the dynamics of their relationship and conversation change in the second video. By this time, Mia has evolved from stage 2 to stage 4 of communicative development.
In video one, Mia is two and a half years old. The setting of…
Chapter 12: Interrogatives
An interrogative is a sentence of inquiry which seeks a reply. In the French language, there are four ways to form interrogatives:
One way is by using “Est-ce que” (pronounces as /es khe/), which literally translates to “is it that”. You can place it at the start of an affirmative sentence so that you can turn that sentence into a question.
Another way to use “est-ce que” is for you to put a question word before it (remember “key question words” from Chapter 6?).