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  • Language Sample Analysis Of Ling-Yu Guo And Sarita Eisenberg

    Ling-Yu Guo and Sarita Eisenberg examined whether the outcome of language sample analysis in the total number of words (TNW), number of different words (NDW), and mean length of C-units in morphemes (MLCUm) differed in 1, 3, 7, 10, or 22 minute language samples. (Guo & Eisenberg, 2015, p.144) Children participating in this study were from the ages of 3;0 to 3;11. There were a total of 29 girls and 31 boys. Twenty-four of these children were from Buffalo, NY, while the rest were from…

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  • Morphological Errors In Writing Recount Text

    STUDENTS’ MORPHOLOGICAL ERRORS IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXT Desy Nur Farida 21602073029 1. Introduction Errors frequently made by students in learning the second/ foreign language. These are very important to be discussed not only by teachers but also by students themselves in order to know the students’ weaknesses so that the teachers can make remedial teachings and the students can learn from their own errors. Among those errors is morphological error. The objectives of this short essay are to…

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  • Searle's Theory Of Speech Acts: A Subfield Of Pragmatics Speech Acts According to Searle (1969) it is a subfield of pragmatics which is concerned with the ways in which words can be used not only to present information but also to carry out actions. According to Searle's view (1969), there are only five illocutionary points that speakers can achieve on propositions in an utterance: assertive, commissive, directive, declaratory and expressive illocutionary points. Speech act is the use of speech focusing on the speakers’ intention of…

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  • The Importance Of Sexism In Language

    Language is used by human being for interact with each other. Language is a tool for express an idea, opinion, and feeling to other people. In its development, language can’t be separated from other factors out the language, especially the speaker’s background. Many kinds of speaker’s background makes variation of language. Other factors out the language which influences the variation of language such as social class, sex, age, culture, ethnicity, etc. One aspect that is interesting to discuss…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Public Speaking And Other Means Of Communication

    transmits stimuli to modify and influence an audience’s attitudes. Communication plays a vital role in our lives because we communicate everyday with different people in different ways. However, communication, which is characterized by the use of language, takes four forms which are dyadic, small group, mass media, and public speaking (O’Hair et al, 2010:5). The first form is dyadic which happens between two people such as a conversation. The second type is small group communication…

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  • Overcoming Barriers To Communication Essay

    .?”. Individuals adjust how they speak depending on who they are with and who is listening to them. Things that are said with a group of friends or at a family gathering might not be understood by others because they use different types of language in different situations. People even unconsciously change their use of dialect depending on who they are speaking to. A person’s accent or dialect may become more pronounced when they are speaking to someone from their family or from the area…

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  • Importance Of Grammar And Pragmatics

    Abstract A speech act is an utterance that serves a function in communication. It is the basic unit of language used to express meaning, an utterance that expresses an intention. Normally, the speech act is a sentence, but it can be a word or phrase as long as it follows the rules necessary to accomplish the intention. In our daily life interactions, we perform a speech act whether through greeting, requesting, apologizing...etc. Speech act is generally associated with pragmatic equivalence.…

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  • Raskin's Theory Of Verbal Contexts

    theories focus on the psychological effects of humour on the recipient. Humour may release a person from conventions, inhibitions and other kinds of boundaries (1994: 50). It may be seen in puns and word-play where humour liberates one from using language rules such as grammar, punctuation or spelling. By using humour one may also touch usually tabooed topics like sex,…

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  • How Does Technology Affect Language

    technology has brought us together in the way that we are connected with other individuals but in a sense we are disconnecting ourselves from reality in the way that we our corrupting proper grammar usage and recreating our own language. We adapt to this form of language as we speak to our so called friends in order to fit in, but we do not think about the consequences of how it may affect us in the long run in our professional career,…

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  • Essay On Semantic Disputes

    Semantics, the study of meanings, is often confused with verbal disputes. Verbal disputes happen when there is questioning over what word to use. Semantic disputes happen when there is debate over what something means. Denotation is the actual meaning of a word. On the other hand, connotation is the feeling someone gets from hearing or using a word. Sometimes people will say a word to show the feeling that words gives off rather than use the word for it’s actual definition. For example, people…

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