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First, one should note that language planning is not universal. Some countries have strongly centralized and official forms of language planning, as in the French Académie française, while many...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019, 6:33 pm (UTC)

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“Code” refers to language here. Both code mixing and code switching are only possible in case of bilinguals (or multi-linguals), i.e. people who know at least two (or more than two) languages....

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013, 9:43 am (UTC)

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Status and corpus planning are two aspects of language planning. Let's begin with a definition of the latter. Language planning refers to a set of choices made by educational institutions,...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2020, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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Examples of structural grammar applied to sentence analysis will show the syntax relationships between speech units that constitute the structure of each sentence. The smallest speech units that...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2016, 1:20 am (UTC)

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Perhaps, the indecision on whether to say "Today is Monday" or "Today, it is Monday" derives from the fact that language undergoes changes from its linguistic history. For, the expression "Today,...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2014, 3:57 pm (UTC)

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There is much disagreement over what specifically defines language. Some scholars define it by six properties: productivity, arbitrariness, duality, discreetness, displacement, and cultural...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2016, 12:18 am (UTC)

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The function of language is communication. In its written, verbal, and bodily performative forms, language communicates information based upon a shared set of symbols. Bodily language is not...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2016, 4:05 pm (UTC)

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In the question, the word bebini has been misheard as bebin. In Persian, the word "khosh" is used as an adjective and the literal translation of the word is "good." The word "bebini" is used as a...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2013, 9:22 am (UTC)

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As the question demonstrates, the English language has rules. Yet, those rules are sometimes inconsistent and can be broken. The rules for pronunciation may be a bit less strict as compared with...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013, 4:13 pm (UTC)

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It is difficult for students in the United States to learn a foreign language because they don't have any real conversations in daily life with which to practice. I learned Spanish in high school...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2013, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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In English, an indirect statement is a subordinate clause that relates some kind of statement indirectly. In other words, it talks about a statement from a retelling instead of a direct quote. It...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2013, 1:59 am (UTC)

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Proficiency in fluency directly correlates to proficiency in comprehension. The incidence in misunderstanding meaning because of complexities in grammar and syntax and vocabulary directly increases...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2012, 7:57 am (UTC)

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If you mean literary devices or literary techniques, I would say alliteration is being used. Alliteration is basically the repetition of a consonant sound for poetic purposes. The words "cawing"...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012, 3:45 am (UTC)

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I tend to think that language and perception work in concert with one another. Eliana Colunga- Leal argues that our ability to define our world as based on perception is driven largely by...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2012, 1:48 pm (UTC)

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The phrase only means what it says. It could refer to a human who is standing and looking directly out over the ocean, but more likely it would be referring to a building of some sort. Many homes...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2012, 10:10 pm (UTC)

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Primary, in its most common usage, is an adjective. It can have a meaning that is ordinal, denoting that something is first, or foremost. Often, it can mean something is the most important, or the...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013, 12:40 am (UTC)

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I think that understanding the sociology of human consciousness might be helpful here. This theoretical approach argues that language is a social construct. In recognition of this social element,...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2012, 2:27 pm (UTC)

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It is primarily semantics, a discipline concerned with the relationship between words and human expression, that helps to organize and produce perceptions. In his essay "Politics and the English...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2012, 9:38 pm (UTC)

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Language, being a system of symbols, allows metaphor, example, and parallel construction, to utter “speech-acts”, one important one of which for humans is “what if?” known as the speech-act of...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2013, 8:56 pm (UTC)

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The impact of language on culture is called the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, and posits that language is a method of unconsciously reflecting social and cultural norms to the point that speaking and...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 1:04 am (UTC)

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When teaching language, one must be sure to include material the language learners are familiar with. What this means is: students of a new language are already nervous about learning a new...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012, 2:32 pm (UTC)

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William Littlewood adopted a Communicative Language Teaching Theory upon which he bases his findings. He believes that motivation is key to success in a second language and effective communication...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012, 9:18 am (UTC)

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The traditional and most common linguistic means by which English adds to its word stock are: (1) loan word borrowings, (2) compounding and blending of morphemes, (3) combined words from combining...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2013, 5:06 pm (UTC)

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This is a great question. In Latin, the word, "se" is reflexive. This means that the "se" refers back to the subject. However, when we use the word, "se" in an indirect statement, things change a...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2012, 3:58 am (UTC)

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'Needs analysis' is an essential part of successful language acquisition and retention in adults. It identifies valid objectives related to real-life situations. Language is often used as a measure...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2012, 9:14 am (UTC)

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Language refers to the ways that human beings communicate with other human beings. Language gives us the ability to use combinations of a limited number of sounds or symbols to convey and an...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2020, 5:36 pm (UTC)

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While there are too many characteristics of language to list and define, we’ll cover some of the most essential characteristics of common languages below. Systematic: Each language follows a...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2020, 8:33 pm (UTC)

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Phonology is the study of natural language (not constructed or formal language), with particular focus on how sounds of natural language are organized. Phonology includes in its study a taking of...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2013, 3:18 pm (UTC)

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Th supraglottis is the part of the throat where speech originates. It lies just above the larynx (voice box) and below the epiglottis (flap that covers the trachea [windpipe] during swallowing so...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2011, 2:54 am (UTC)

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Magnitude essentially just means large size, but it could be used metaphoricallly to means such things as "He didn't realize the importance of" or "He didn't realize the possible ramifications of"...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012, 1:22 pm (UTC)

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The extent to agree with the notion that language develops according to Chomsky’s language acquisition device will depend on age, though LAD relates to Chomsky's postulate that language acquisition...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013, 5:32 pm (UTC)

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I've always felt like the ability to understand and interact well with another culture requires learning their language. There are concepts and ideas that are only reflected well in the native...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011, 9:05 pm (UTC)

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A finite verb is basically the most normal kind of verb that you are used to working with. It functions with a subject and shows tense. That means it can be used in the past, present, or future...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2015, 2:21 pm (UTC)

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Sentence structure, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation are all important language skills. To improve vocabulary, think of synonyms and antonyms for words you are familiar with and try and use them...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013, 8:32 am (UTC)

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This is a difficult question to answer without more information. The more information you give, the greater the detail in the answers. However, in essence theoretical vocabulary is the language...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012, 2:42 am (UTC)

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Below are the definitions to the following terms: word, lexicon, vocabulary, and dictionary. Word- A word is a unit of language that has a discrete meaning. Words are put together to make...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016, 11:35 pm (UTC)

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When asking about "which variety of English would be appropriate," you are asking about which linguistic "register" would be appropriate to use in a given situation among given participants. To...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2016, 6:21 pm (UTC)

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Though Sapir and Whorf never collaborated the particular "mould theory" that is attributed to their names posits that objective reality is not stable in its conceptualizations and that these...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2013, 10:33 pm (UTC)

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The English language is full of Greek prefixes and suffixes, even in words that are not completely of Greek etymology (itself Greek in origin.) Just to name a very few, "anti," "eu," "poly," and...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2013, 4:26 pm (UTC)

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When writing down facts, lists are very useful and the use of bullet points helps but a sentence still needs to be complete and tenses need to correlate. Be sure not to add unnecessary words. You...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013, 8:59 am (UTC)

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Writing is a complex process that requires the author to be aware of and combine various components of language successfully. (University of Texas) The writing process in a first language (L2)...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2013, 10:17 pm (UTC)

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The word “panache” is a noun that is typically used to describe the way a person does something. It means being really stylish and dashing. So, when we say someone has panache we mean that they...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2013, 2:23 am (UTC)

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The terms that you have added to your question are definitely words, phrases and abbreviations that represent a modern culture of English and indeed of technology. Some of the words are quite...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2012, 4:12 pm (UTC)

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When writing a factual essay, numbers will of course support the facts. The rules governing the use of numbers is confusing and generally, if in doubt, write numbers out in full unless dates, page...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2013, 11:07 am (UTC)

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A 'needs analysis' in this context, is an essential tool in effectively teaching any second language. It is based on assessing different criteria relevant to the learning environment, such as : Are...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2012, 9:46 am (UTC)

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Learning is not an easy task. This is a point that is often times hard for native speaker to appreciate. Learning English and for that matter, any other language can be seen as learning a new...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2012, 4:27 pm (UTC)

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As in all pedagogy, the instructor must first explain the structure and taxonomy of the discipline, and then supply many examples that illustrate the abstract principles. In chemistry, for...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2013, 11:10 pm (UTC)

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According to the US Office of Civil Rights (OCR), federal law neither defines nor prescribes a specific model of evaluation for ELL programs. For this reason, each district will have its own...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012, 3:34 pm (UTC)

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OK, here are some unusual words used in a sentence: Middleton is one of many Elizabethan playwrights adumbrated by Shakespeare. (adumbrated: overshadowed – compare “umbrella”) I don’t agree with...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013, 4:57 pm (UTC)

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In ensuring that facts are interpreted correctly and recalled effectively, in a factual essay, try not to over-burden the reader. Facts will become unimportant if the reader cannot easily remember...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013, 9:34 am (UTC)

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