Language Essays & Term Papers

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Learning a Foreign Language: How important Is It for Kentucky's Future Citizen's? In my opinion the state of Kentucky has had a good way of making laws to ensure the development of their kid's future. The law requiring high school students to take a foreign language in order to graduate and go to college is a good idea. Even in college, you are required to take a foreign language and if you had already taken one, you can opt to take a test that shows what you've learned. If you pass

This House affirms that the British Empire was a great success whose effects are still beneficial to the world. The world distribution of English users is divided into three categories : English as a native language; for example, UK, USA, Australia, English as a second language; for example, India, Singapore, Ghana, Philippines, and English as a foreign language; for example, France, Japan, Thailand.There are 72 countries with Englishs as an official language and

Theories of the Origin of Language The origin of language probably didn’t come from one place at one exact time. It probably came from different places, different people in different places. I think that for many years, man had no language, but rather ways of communication. Just because man didn’t speak, doesn’t mean that they didn’t communicate. Much the way that the animals of today can communicate without a language. In fact, animals play a large part in how I feel langu

English, well what is English? We all know that it is a language. But, what is the study of english? It is the study of literature in the english language. People attend english classes. This may be to learn the English Language or to learn about english literature or writing. An english lesson would teach you how to write creatively, based on fact and in different forms, such as essays, reports and narratives. It teaches you new words, to expand your vocabulary and it also teaches you to comp

Official language of the United States In the world there are many types of languages and there are many types of cultures that go along with these languages. These peoples culture is part of their heritage and most people will do anything to keep their heritage alive. When these people come to America they will keep their heritage alive at any cost. But when it comes down to their language these people will learn English to fit in to American society. Even though there are millions of differ

Essay Question I found Dwight Bollinger’s essay entitled “The Origin of Language” to be a very interesting work. I especially enjoyed the section about the chimpanzees. Although we know that animals can communicate with one another in their own way, they are limited by the barriers of fixity of reference and holophrasis. There is no way they could achieve syntax which means that most animals cannot achieve true language as we define it. It seems that the chimpanzees involv

Language and You In my opinion, language is certainly the most essential quality human beings have inherited. It is the only way to communicate, and it sure is fascinating how we can convert our thoughts into words. Since language lets us express our feelings, I think learning a second language gives us valuable life skills, as well as, a wider vision of today’s world. Undoubtedly the most interesting thing about language is how influential words can be, especially when they

Much debate has taken place over when foreign language education should begin in American schools. Currently, the majority of foreign language programs are ineffective and poorly organized. Programs would be most substantially improved if the instruction of foreign languages began in early elementary grades. Teaching foreign languages to American students at the elementary level would be truly beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, if the study of a second language were to begin in eleme

When programming in assembly language, we have to specify operations in a much greater level of detail than we would have to do in a high level language. Furthermore, we get relatively little help from the assembler in finding errors. Assemblers can only check the syntax of each line, and check that every symbol or label used is defined somewhere. We are much less constrained by the structure of the assembly language than we are by the structure of a high level language. This lack of co

Contrast in Language Contrast Between Language of Love in the Balcony Scene and the Language of Death in the Final Scene of Romeo and Juliet In William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare introduces many themes that he continues throughout all of his tragedies, including the language of love vs. the language of death. The balcony scene is the most valuable scene illustrating the language of love, whereas in the final scene of the play the language of death is used to set the s

Frege vs. Idealism In a nut shell Idealism is the position that IDEAS, not objects, are the basis of reality. So for idealists the meaning of an expression is the idea associated with that expression. For example, if one were to think of a lamp , then under the idea theory of reference the visual image that we pull up would be the meaning of the expression lamp . Frege rejects the idea theory of reference because he believes that ideas are subjective. That is to say that they are private

Costa Sakellariou Visual art can definitely be seen as a language. With every artist there is always some sort of meaning that they are trying to convey to the viewers of their work. The means of how they deliver that message is the language in which their work uses. In Costa Sakellariou’s work I especially felt there was some sort of language being spoken. Photography is a class of the visual arts that one can probably interpret the language being spoken a lot easier. In high scho

Title: metamorphasisThe Power of Language"The living language is like a horsepath: it is the creation of the horses themselves, who, having created it, follow it or depart from it according to their whims or their needs. From daily use, the path undergoes change. A horse is under no obligation to stay in the narrow path she helped make, following the contour of the land, but she often profits by staying with it and she would be handicapped if she didn t know where it was or where it led t

Language came after Thought In order to be able to prove the statement Language came after thought , the words language and thought first will have to be defined. Language could be described as a system for formulating and communicating information, thoughts and feelings. There is, however, not one adequate definition of thinking, since most definitions do not cover all aspects of thought. It could be defined as a mental activity, but also as the way one s mind perceives one s senses. Ha

Children begin by imitating what they hear their parents say as best as they can, repeating random phrases. Parents do not punish the child for childish speech errors by not responding or correcting the error, but reward correct phrases by responding positively. As a child s speech improves, parents respond more positively and less negatively. It is suggested that children imitate their parents at what they say for example 1a Daaddy go 1b He hitted me! 1c No eat cake The first one

Why Should Students Study Ancient History? Ancient history is an extremely important aspect of our everyday lives. Everything we do today has a relation to ancient history. From the languages that we speak, to the decisions we make, ancient history influences them all. Many of the fundamental issues of human society which still exercise us today were first formulated in ancient times. The languages we speak all over the world are affiliated with ancient history. Latin, the Indo-Europ

Richard Rodriquez on Bilingual Education In “Memories of a Bilingual Childhood,” Richard Rodriquez argues against Bilingual Education with reflection to his own experiences. He states that “It is not possible for a child, any child, ever to use his family’s language in school. Not to understand this is to misunderstand the public uses of schooling and to trivialize the nature of intimate life.” Rodriquez believes that school is a place in which people deve

In George Orwell s Politics and the English Language , the author argues that written language has suffered a serious decline as a result of political causes. Orwell shows there is a correlation between mistakes found in political language and modern language. He describes common misuses of the modern writing and provides examples of each one. Additionally, he proposes guidelines for solving language problems. Following his rules can help the writer prevent making further mistakes and help mo

Hebrew Text and FontsToday s written language is quickly becoming history. Just as the carved tablet has become a conversation piece in the archeologist s living room, the written language is quickly becoming as ancient as the dead sea scrolls.A new form of visual communication is taking over the entire world. Languages from across this widespread planet are now becoming more accessible to ever culture. As the pen and pencil begin to disappear into the history books, keyboards and

Hebrew Text and Fonts Today s written language is quickly becoming history. Just as the carved tablet has become a conversation piece in the archeologist s living room, the written language is quickly becoming as ancient as the dead sea scrolls. A new form of visual communication is taking over the entire world. Languages from across this widespread planet are now becoming more accessible to ever culture. As the pen and pencil begin to disappear into the history books, keyboards

Samoan is a rich language that remains the principal language of the people of Samoa. The Samoan language is exquisite and quite easy to learn and is similar to other languages in the pacific region. “Samoan is a branch of the Austronesian Language, formerly called Malayo-Polynesian language, one of the word’s largest language families, both in terms of numbers of languages-more than 700-and geographic spread-covering islands and some mainland areas from Madagascar in the west to

Nonverbal Gestures and Postures Typical Gestures and Postures There are many gestures and postures that are typical and easily interpreted. Certain common gestures and behaviors convey certain common messages. For example, if you hear a person sigh, it's likely you'll think he's bored or irritated. Even if nothing is meant by a gesture, you may interpret it in a stereotypical way. Take a look at an interview arranged with Dr. Conrad Loud, a self-proclaimed expert on nonverbal behavior. D

In the United States, more and more students are learning and achieving academic excellence in dual language programs. These two-way bilingual programs integrate students who were raised speaking different languages to promote and provide learning and language development in two languages (Christian). Even though Spanish is currently the most common language used in these programs, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Navajo, Russian, Portuguese, and French, are also used (Eric Digest.) To be a

The Official English Language Proposition 63 will make English the Official Language of the United States and I am against The official English Law. The Official English Law is said to be able to promote unity throughout the U.S. The official English Law will prohibit federal and state laws, ordinances, regulations, orders, programs and policies from requiring the use of other languages. The Official English Law is not for English, but against bilingualism. It will abolish bilingu

The frequent situations of misunderstandings in intercultural communication may be more common then one may believe. The potential for misunderstandings between two different cultures communicating is very high. Through such things as idioms, translation errors, and wrong body language communicative skills can be incorrect. When these intercultural mistakes occur between the people speaking or moving it may be perceived by the opposite culture as funny, rude or confusing. With these considerat

This essay will be about the prohibition of English words in France by law. It is quiet a big problem to forbid words only because the government is afraid that it s own language could die. The spread of English all over the world and it s position as global language can t be stopped or disputed and that is why I think that it is irresponsible to outlaw English words. In one or two decades English will be spoken everywhere and nobody will be able to communicate without using English. That is

All living beings have some way or another to communicate with each other of the same species. From plants to mammals, each one can communicate to each other. What makes humans both unique and special is the fact that we have the ability to teach others through both written and verbal communication. This is how we pass what is known as culture from one generation to another. In my essay I will explore if there is a link between language, culture, and how the world views other cultures

William Faulkner uses language in a unique way in his novel As I Lay Dying. Language is a form of expression to show thoughts and emotions. Faulkner uses it to convey the individual characters’ thoughts and feelings. He also uses it to draw a line between language and true expression. He shows the limitations of language and the difference between language and words. As I Lay Dying covers the story of a family as they journey to bury the mother, Addie, in her hometown after her d

Language: Instinctive or Learned? Over the course of time the topic of language has been a catalyst for many discussions and debates as to if it is learned throughout one’s life, or is it a hard copy instinct the one is born with. Many scientists and writers in the humanities field have their own opinions as to what they believe about language and its plight in human society. One writer challenges many of our educators and scholars today by expressing his thoughts on the instinct

language in the crucible - one of the most remarkable aspects of the crucible is miler's creation of believable dialogue for his 17th century puritans although partly based on what he found in salem records, most of it is his own invention it is convincingly old-fashioned without it being hard to understand the language carries echos of the king james bible; but word by word, apart from a few achatic terms - such as 'harlot' and 'poppet' - the vocabulary is mostly modern miller

Cochlear Implants Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, have found that the earlier a deaf child receives a cochlear implant, the better the child's speech development. A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is implanted in the inner ear of a profoundly deaf person. It stimulates the auditory nerve and allows the individual to be aware of sounds. Researchers explain that being aware of sounds appears to help language development, although

It is often contended that the greatest and most important works of Chinese poetry was produced during the Tang dynasty. Many critics consider Du Fu to be the greatest Chinese poet during the dynasty and quite possibly of all time. His unique style and mastery of Chinese language is unparalleled. Du Fu was also an innovator; he is one of the first to comment on political and social matters in his poems, giving historical accounts and criticizing injustices when necessary. Du Fu is one o

Life Experiences With the dream of liberty and the pursuit of happiness my family has immigrated halfway around the world, from Vietnam to America. My parents fled to the United States, not for them but for the unending opportunities for their children. My parents have sacrificed their whole live for their children to have freedom and a bright future, regardless of any difficulties. My parent s sacrifices are the motivation that pushed me to higher level of education because I acknowledg

language and culture ----the differences and sameness reflecting in colors chapter1.introduction 1. the overview of the whole paper. to discuss the culture difference and sameness which reflecting in colors between Chinese and English. 1. a brief introduction of the usage of color words a. adj + color words (1)light/pale +color words (2)bright/rich/vivid +color word (3)dull/dirty +color word (4)deep/dark +color word b. color words + --ish c. "color words +color words" d. c

Which came first, Chicken? Or Egg? The answer is that this is the wrong question. The trouble here is the word ‘First’s. A human life contains many firsts, so the word comes easily to our lips. For example, a creationist could ask how the metamorphosis of a butterfly occurred for the ‘First time’. French is called a Romance language because it is descended from Roman, or to be more specific, Classical Latin. Across the last 2,000 years, the language changed pi

I wuz goin to da markit ta pik up sum food, when I said "yo G, wus up wit you." He got pot an dope all ova ‘is coat, he got unuf *censored* ta fill up a boat. He took out a joint an a huge-ass gat, I said,"Yo man, thas phat!" He gave it ta me so I could look at it, and I said, " yo, ware dyou get dat *censored*?" He tol me ware he got it, an got my ass ova dare, but wen I arived, it wuz a *censored*in nightmare. big tuf guys all ova da plase, I got scared, so grabbed my mace. I we

The fate of the world is in the hands of literacy. Literacy has a relation to many parts of society s existence, including individual cultures, the ideology of those cultures and the spoken word of the people. In addition, proposing standards for good English could affect literacy. Literacy is the skill to understand, respect, and seek out knowledge. Those whose are literate have a higher capacity for happiness and pleasure because they can comprehend the preciousness of a beautiful th

Slang The Declaration of Language [WR122 paper, using Jefferson’s "Declaration of Independence" as a model]-RJ The Declaration of Language When, in the course of human language, it becomes necessary for people to create or redefine, words or phrases to express an object or an action; and to assume, among society, the acceptance and usage of these words and their definitions, in one’s own language, or idiolect. A decent respect to the opinions of mankind, requires that

[WR122 paper, using Jefferson’s "Declaration of Independence" as a model]-RJ The Declaration of Language When, in the course of human language, it becomes necessary for people to create or redefine, words or phrases to express an object or an action; and to assume, among society, the acceptance and usage of these words and their definitions, in one’s own language, or idiolect. A decent respect to the opinions of mankind, requires that Americans should recogn

Reading and Comprehending English is a strong complex language. It can be very difficult to read and comprehend. To ask one, who s first language is not English they would tell you that English is painstakingly hard to understand. That is why people need to learn to read and understand what they read. Students in grade 11 are emphasized to be able to comprehend what they read. For a student who understands what they read it is easier for one to learn the material. As for one who is una

Manners In Language Is there a certain way that we must talk? Yes and no. The way we talk could depend on a situation that we are in or where we are located, at work or home. We should enforce speaking English to everyone that doesn’t already speak it. Also because it is a type of manner we all should follow so there is no type of mis communication in our daily lives. We already have many different ways we are supposed to do things. Should we have more? For example, everyone in t

Expository Essay - The French Language Charter In 1977, the French Language Charter (Bill 101) was introduced to the residents of Quebec by the Parti Quebecois . It made French the official language in the province. Bill 101 suggested that posters, signs and advertising of products and services must be in the French language. French became the language of communication and instructions. Whether it was at school, at the workplace or in a store, it was enforced that conversations were

There are roughly 5,000 or so languages in use in the world today. There have been grandiose plans by people in the past to create a universal language for the world. One example is a language published by Dr. L. L. Zamenhof over 100 years ago called “Esperanto,” meaning “One who hopes.” This language has no culture attached to it; it was created for the sole purpose of world communication. Not many people have even heard of this language, let alone use the language

More than seven hundred years ago, when the students of la Sorbonne attended a debating session, those young men from different European countries were speaking in Latin, a then dominant language of the educated. Now at the dawn of a new millenium, we are here exchanging our respective views on the impact of English¡ª¡ª a language which is now playing an even larger and much more important role than Latin did in the Middle Ages. With its dominance in almost all the domains of this

The Language Battle In today’s society there are two philosophical views that have become enemies and are constantly battling it out. These two views are from the prescriptivists and the descriptivists. The prescriptivists believe that there is a certain way that language should be written, and that language follows a certain set of rules believed to be prestigious. The descriptivists believe that language is described with the use of certain use of words and syntax. Since, today

1. Bachelor s degree or higher plus work experience. Some states require certification, To become a certified athletic trainer you must have earned at least on college degree, completed a basic education program, that includes a minimum of 800 hours clinical experience and pass a three-part exam.2. $20,800-$52,000 a year3. 1996-2006 N/A, estimated to rise +14.6%, 1996 28,8954. Grade 10-Art, Biological Science, Consumer Health, Electives, Foreign Language, Intermediate Algebra, Langua

Often times, the single most difficult obstacle for immigrants to overcome, is the acquisition and utilization of a new language. For many immigrants, assimilating into a new culture is difficult. In “Aria”, Richard Rodriguez describes the social and cultural difficulties immigrants encounter in America. He describes his awkward childhood as he attempts to come to terms with his private identity (Spanish) and his public identity (English). Rodriguez emphasizes the need for a

What is Ebonics? Is it a language or not? Ebonics, referred to as black English, is a language with clearly evident African American roots. It has been found that, when learning English, African-Americans adapted the language using some of the structure and rules of their own native tongue. This Black English has carried on through slavery and then freedom for hundreds of years. Though often incorrectly defined as a language, it really is a nonstandard dialect spoken in many home

Changing Use of Language I chose to find the entomology of a word that most people can usually not go through a day without using at least once, computer. With the explosion of the personal computer in the last ten years, most households in America own at least one. However, the meaning of the word "computer" has changed in the last century. The word itself is found in text as far back as 1646 when Sir T. Brown said, "The calendars of these computers." The use of "computer" in this sense, as

Poetry can both broaden and intesify an experience9...0 it can also illuminate, clarify, and deepen an occurence in a way a reader never considered.9...0poetry communicates expereince by appealing to both the thoughts and feelings of its reader.Poetry demands total response from the individual-all the intellect, senses, emotion, and imaginaTION. (CL) All poetry, however, has an attitude, values the human condition, expresses a central idea ("theme"), and may use symbols or sound repeti