Lingua franca

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  • Hawaii Language

    Language is a Form of Communication, Nothing More, Nothing Less. “It is necessary to consider the positive social value of all types of language. Speakers of Creole languages should never be perceived as mere casualties of insularity, ignorance, and social isolation. The history of Hawaii Creole English has inspiring accounts of resourcefulness, intellect, and competence that both reflect and sustain local Hawaii culture” (Kanae 58). Movement of the tongue, the flowing of air in and out of…

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  • English Language Learners Essay

    Parental Involvement for English Language Learners Parents of English Language Learners have an important role to play; they can contribute significantly to the success of their child - not only academically, but also in all facets of their life. In this essay, I will discuss ways that an ELL parent can influence their child’s academic experience, both positively and negatively. I will also address how the parent, who does not speak English, can have a positive impact on their child’s success.…

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  • English Language Acquisition Case Study

    Summary/History of the Problem The changing demographics throughout the United States have resulted in a rising of English Language Learner (ELL) populations in the classroom. In the past ten years there has been a “417%” increase of ELL students in Kentucky and similar percentage increases for several other states, including Maryland. (Blake 1). The odds are good that most teachers will encounter one or more ELL students during their teaching career. These students vary in English language…

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  • Bilingual Education Program

    ccording to the data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, in the 2002-2003 school year there was an estimate of 4.1 million ELL students (NCES, 2015). However, this number has increase throughout the years. In the 2012-2013 school year there was an estimate of 4.4 million ELLs (NCES, 2015).In addition, Texas is one of the six states that has “10.0% or more of public school students” that are English language learners (NCES, 2015). Since there are a growing number of ELLs, it is…

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  • Personal Narrative: Migrations

    Migrations. Children typically detest them. It is in fact a big change: in lifestyle, surroundings, and even the language spoken in that particular country may be different. I personally got to witness these to be true. When I was six years old, my parents told me that we would be moving to Singapore. We were living in the Philippines then, and I was told that moving to Singapore is a big opportunity, as they are extremely advanced in education. I do not remember exactly how I felt about this…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Why Languages Die

    Brianna Taylor Professor Hyon Composition I October 12,2016 Why do Languages Die? My first year as a student of KSU, I was told to take the Freshmen Seminar. There were many to choose from politics to culture. However, the one I decided to take was Cultures and Languages. I had always been interested in languages and always wondered why it was one of the most important features to humanity. Around the middle of the semester, me and my classmates were tasked to work in groups to explain the cons…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

    Logos, or logic, involves looking for arguments that make sense in a piece. Amy Tan’s essay is very logical. It makes complete sense, and is simple to understand. Being that it is a narrative, she uses examples to back up her statements about English. She tells the stories of her mother dealing with the stockbroker and the hospital as means to make her point clearer. Ethos looks at the author’s credibility. Tan is a well-known writer, and does a lot of public speaking. We can trust her…

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  • Quirk Vs. Kachru Analysis

    Attitudes, Quirk VS. Kachru The monocentric school, led by the British linguist, Sir Randolph Quirk, wanted to unify English variations by selecting a standard that would be used by users of English worldwide. Quirk encouraged native and non-native speakers to acquire and use the standard British English. He wanted to globalize the British standard because the rest of the English varieties are, according to him "neither liberal nor liberating to permit learners to settle for lower…

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  • John Humhry I H8 Humch Speech Analysis

    Linguists and language advocates have always had a standpoint against anything that threatens the existence of language; in particular, English.Take for an example, John Humphry, a journalist for the Daily Mail UK and a very passionate advocate for the syntax and structure of the English language. In his very expressive journalistic piece “ I H8 TEXT SPEAK” Humphry voices out his concern over the loss of the ’hyphen’ And its effect on change of over 16000 words. He argues that this loss is…

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  • Mother Tongue Essay

    Throughout our everyday life, we are constantly bumping into someone who speaks a different language. Language has always been a beautiful trait a person may possess, especially when it’s something out of the ordinary. There are many different languages spoken within our community alone. Regardless of where we go, language has a major effect on our lifestyle. It plays a major role when we are searching for a job because most employers are seeking people who can speak languages that meet the…

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