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Term paper3.627 Words / ~11 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Mag. Dr.phil. Introduction to Literary Studies I SS 2013 Feminism in fairy tales with focus on Anne Sextons The Frog Prince Introduction When I was a little girl my mother always used to read me bedtime stories. I remember that I always looked forward to coming out of the steaming hot bathtub, slipping into my flannel pyjamas and snuggling up next to her. She then would let me pick out a book that she would read out to me and I fell asleep in her arms. My all time favourite bedtime stories were fairy tales. When I grew up I was still fascinated by all the different stories, but it more and more appeared to me that the heroines I used to identify with, hadn´t much in common with the strong and independent women of the real world. In fairy tales females permanently had to be rescued and seemed to be suppressed by their father and prince. The purpose…[show more]
Term paper3.248 Words / ~12 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2 2. Research approach and theoretical background.2 3. Germanisms.4 3.1. verboten.4 3.2. blitz .5 3.3. ersatz.6 3.4. kaput(t).7 3.5. schlep(p).8 3.6. spritz.9 3.7. angst, angsty.10 4. Conclusion.11 5. Bibliography and webliography.­11 5.1. Secondary literature.11 5.2. Webliography.­12 1. Introduction This paper will deal with Germanisms in English. Selected Germanisms will be analyzed to illustrate their different fields of application and characteristi­cs. First, the research approach will be briefly explained before the analysis´ results will be presented. After the main analysis part, the findings of this paper will be summed up in a short conclusion 2. Research approach and theoretical background Germanisms, as all foreign and loan words, are created through the process…[show more]
Term paper1.809 Words / ~8 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Text time (L2) and Story time (L4) in narratives. Order, duration and frequency in James Joyce’s A Painful Case Literary Studies II SS 2010 Table of content Introduction: 3 Text time. 3 Story time. 4 Order. 4 Duration. 5 Frequency. 6 A Painful Case. 7 Conclusion. 8 Introduction: Time is omnipresent; we cannot stop or change time. We use it to put events in order, to compare the duration of them and the intervals between them. So time has been a important subject of religion, science and philosophy. In narratives texts four levels can be distinguished­. The fist level concerns the real author, James Joyce, who addresses the real reading public by writing the narrative text. The second level is the text itself, written by the real author. The third one concerns the narrator, who is telling the story. And the last and fourth level…[show more]
Term paper2.254 Words / ~9 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Karl-franzes universität graz – Institut für anglistik Topics in British Cultural Studies (Watch it – Culture and Identity in British TV Series) Sherlock – the “britishness” and the Series’ impact on British Culture Inhaltsverzei­chnis British media changed a lot over time. When in the 18th an 19th Century the great and world-famous British Poets like Wordsworth, Blake or the Bronte Sisters had a great impact on the British society, toady it is Sherlock, Dr. Who or Mr. Bean who form and teach the generation of the 21st Century. These series do not only have a huge public impact via the television, but show also presence on social media, sell merchandise and are until today alive in books. In this seminar paper the aim is to discuss the modernised version of Sherlock from BBC and its impact on culture and society since the show airs regularly,…[show more]
Term paper1.288 Words / ~ pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Interpretatio­n “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part” Michael Drayton Table of contents: Introduction. 2 Lyrical speech situation. 2 Theme. 2 General Structure. 3 Rhetorical Figures on the Syntactical Level 3 Semantic Structure. 4 Argumentative structure. 5 Conclusion. 5 Work Cited: 5 Introduction The poem “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part” by Michael Drayton is an English sonnet and was written during the Elizabethan Era, which is often considered to be golden age in English history ₁. The poem describes the thin line between love and hate and it discusses the end of a relationship and its possible recovery. Lyrical speech situation In Michael Drayton’s poem “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part” the lyric I is characterized by an explicit subjectivity, who is almost certainly a man who…[show more]
Term paper3.204 Words / ~10 pages Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz - JGU The history of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) Inhalt 1. Introduction. 1 2. Difficulties in reconstructin­g the development of AAVE 2 3. Theories about AAVE’s origin. 3 4. AAVE’s position today. 5 5. Lexicon. 6 6. Other verbal and non-verbal features of AAVE 7 7. Conclusions. 8 Works cited. 10 1. Introduction African American Vernacular English (AAVE) has long been regarded as an inferior dialect. It has even been described entirely as slang or poor English. This can be demonstrated by several names this dialect has been given, some of them are very discriminatin­g. Many people are still not aware of its own unique system of grammar, lexicon, phonology, semantic, and other structures. There are many rules defining it as an independent system that is still used by many people in the USA. Mainly used at home in the rural…[show more]
Term paper8.938 Words / ~25 pages Vilnius University 26. that looked as if it had come out of a country-booth­. 27. One knows their minds as easily as one knows their bonnets 28. He remembered it as if it had been the lash of a hunting-crop across his face. 29. He has preached me as a dogma. 30. They passed words to each other as players at a game pass counter. 31. As long as you love him. 32. Women treat us just as humanity treats its gods. 33. She makes them as responsive as a violin. 34. Motionless, and as one in a dream, sat Dorian Gray, gazing at her. 35. Her body swayed, while she danced, as a lilies sways in the water. 36. She spoke the words as though they conveyed no meaning to her. 37. If she knows as little about life as she does about acting, she will be a delightful experience. 38. She answered, lingering over his name with long-drawn music in her voice, as though it were sweeter than honey to the red…[show more]
Term paper2.515 Words / ~7 pages Fernuniversität in Hagen Concepts of Narative Theories - Franz Stanzel, Gerard Genette Introduction to Literature – Take Home Exam 1. Explain and critically discuss Franz Stanzel’s concept of narrative situations. Apply it to the texts we read. 2. Explain and critically discuss Gerard Genette’s concept of narration/foc­aliza­tion­. Apply it to the texts we read. 3. Describe the role that light plays in “A Streetcar Named Desire”. What does its presence or absence indicate? 4. Examples about metaphors to pregnancy use the poem “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath 1. Explain and critically discuss Franz Stanzel’s concept of narrative situations. Apply it to one of the texts we read. According to Franz Stanzel, there are three prototypical narrative situations, the first person narration, the authorial narrative situation and the figural narrative situation.…[show more]
Term paper3.207 Words / ~14 pages Universität Wuppertal A corpus-based study of verbs of beginning, continuing and ending (aspectual verbs) in connection to the verb complementati­on by to infinitive clauses or ing clauses in British and American English 1. Introduction This seminar paper deals with a corpus-based study of verbs of beginning, continuing and ending (aspectual verbs) in connection to the verb complementati­on by to infinitive clauses or ing clauses in British and American English. For this reason we like to analyse the words begin, cease, commence, continue, start and stop and their conjugated forms. Therefore, we compare the results of four different corpora, namely the BROWN Corpus, the LOB Corpus, the FROWN Corpus and the FLOB Corpus. The BROWN and the FROWN are corpora of the American English and the LOB Corpus and the FLOB Corpus are corpora of the British English.…[show more]
Term paper2.215 Words / ~10 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Seven Standards of Textuality Cohesive Strategies - Language in Use Table of content a) Referencing 2 b) Anaphora 2 c) Cataphora 2 d) Conjunctions 2 e) Parallelism and Lexical Cohesion 3 f) Substitution 3 g) Ellipsis 3 a) Deixis 3 b) Presuppositio­n 3 c) Implicature 3 1. Introduction This paper aims to analyse an example of writing produced by a non-native speaker according to the seven standards of textuality with a particular emphasize on cohesive strategies.Th­is concept was originally developed in 1981 and digitally reformatted in 2001 by the austrian professors of linguistics Wolfgang Dressler and Robert de Beaugrande. They define a text as a „communicativ­e occurrence or event which meets seven standards of textuality“ (Dressler and de Beaugrande, 1981) . Linguists confirm that if any of these standards of textuality…[show more]
Term paper2.148 Words / ~11 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Advanced Pronunciation An outline of the mispronunciat­ions WS 2010/11 Table of Contents pages 1. Introduction 1 2. Most frequent mistakes of our example 2-7 2.1. Pronouncing the Consonant /p/ 2 2.2. Pronouncing the Consonant /b/ 2 2.2.1. Analysis of the student’­;s reading 3 2.2.2. Remedial exercises 3 2.3. Voiced /z/ versus unvoiced /s/ 4 2.3.1. Analysis of the student’­;s reading 4 2.3.2. Remedial exercises 5 2.4. Pronouncing the /th/ 5 2.4.1. Analysis of the student’­;s reading 5-6 2.4.2. Remedial Exercise 6-7 3. Conclusion 8 4. Bibliographie 9 1. Introduction This paper aims at illustrating the pronunciation mistakes of German natives speaking English, and explaining those pronunciation mistakes by analysing example three of the given samples. Many German speaking people often tend to mispronounce…[show more]
Term paper1.369 Words / ~2 pages West University Timisoara The Ambassadors 1.The Ambassadors this is a story about the interaction between Europe and America as dramatized through the experiences of one man, Lambert Strether. The novel portrays the contrast between American innocence with European experience, between naiveté and sophisticatio­n, between provincial society and world society, between the capitalistic nature of America and the artistic, aesthetic Parisian sensibility. After the Civil War, the American economy flourished, allowing the wealthy to travel to other places, particularly Europe. The theme American abroad became popular in literature. Henry James himself was an American abroad, and much of his writing explores the American experience in foreign lands. In The Ambassadors the characters comes from the United States to Europe. The manner in which…[show more]
Term paper1.137 Words / ~ pages Universität Potsdam About the text: “What is an American?” In the phase of foundation of the United States of America Hector St. John Crèvecouer defined in his essay “What is an American?”, that he had written in 1782, the criterion of the U.S.-American nation and whose citizens by the term of innovation. For Crèvecoeur the new established nation was the initial point for a new form of government and a new legislative power as well as the location of a new form of living and social gregariousnes­s. After the migration from Europe to America the citizens of the new nation became “new people” through the process of transformatio­n. Crèvecoeur­217;s­ text illustrates the collective self-concepti­on of the new, future-orient­ated U.S.-American nation as a concept in contrast to the old one in Europe, which was stiff in its traditions,…[show more]
Term paper3.497 Words / ~16 pages Universität Oldenburg Anglistik und Amerikanistik AM 7(b): The Language System and the English Syllabus WS 2010/2011 Seminar: Interlanguage Pragmatics: Investigating Learners Competence Posterausarbe­itung­ 28. Februar 2011 How Are Compliment Responses Realized by Advanced German Learners of English? Anglistik, ev. Theologie und Religionpädag­ogik Zwei-Fächer-B­achel­or 5. Fachsemester Table of Contents 1. Introduction 3 2. Theory . 3 3. Methodology .5 4. Results and Discussion 6 4.1 Situation Variaton . 9 5. Conclusion .11 6. Bibliography .13 7. Plagiat 14 8. Appendix .16 1. Introduction Compliments are said to serve as „social lubricants­220; (Wolfson 1983: 89) which „increa­se or consolidate the solidarity between the speaker and the addresseeR­20; (Holmes 1988a: 468). This social function makes them…[show more]
Term paper1.197 Words / ~ pages Lane Tech High School Chicago , British Literature Per. 2 September 5, 2011 Angela’­s Ashes by Franck McCourt: Question # 1 People with experience would say that what happened to them as children affected their lives in many ways. What are some things that could affect them? Meeting their love for the first time, moving to a different country, or losing loved ones are just some examples of life changing situations. In the novel, Angela’­s Ashes by Frank McCourt, Francis and his family go through many sufferings due to the Great Depression in America and Ireland. All the sufferings which came along affected each of them greatly. Yet, there are three major sufferings which affected them as well as the rest of the family the most. These sufferings were when the children Margaret, Oliver, and Eugene died. Of course, when a person dies it is a sad time, but…[show more]
Term paper2.481 Words / ~11 pages Wollongong The Australian Curriculum A curriculum is designed to develop students as learners and as people, empowering them with knowledge, understanding­s, capabilities and values. Curriculum developers have long been striving for advancement in all areas of the curriculum, and the development of the Australian curriculum is no exception. ‛Improv­ing educational outcomes for all young Australians is central to the nation’­s social and economic prosperity­217; (Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, (MCEECDYA), 2008, p. 7). In 2008, the Australian Government promised to deliver a world-class education system for every Australian student in every community. The purpose of this was to create a future-orient­ed curriculum that will equip our young people to compete international­ly…[show more]
Term paper6.734 Words / ~26 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Literary Analysis of Jane Buckler’­;s Passnotes on Romeo and Juliet (1998) Table of Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Story. 2 2.1 Short Summary. 2 2.2 Transferabili­ty. 3 3 Segmentation 3 4 Title and Paratext 4 5 Discourse. 5 5.1 Communicative situation 5 5.2 Mode. 5 5.3 Characters. 5 5.3.1 Characterisat­ion 6 5.3.2 Character configuration 7 5.3.3 Character constellation 7 5.4 Time. 8 5.5 Locale. 9 5.6 Isotopies. 9 5.7 Intermedialit­y. 11 5.8 Intertextuali­ty. 12 5.8.1 Shakespeare&#­8217;­s Romeo and Juliet 12 5.8.2 Lovefool – The Cardigans. 13 6 Conclusion 15 7 Appendix. 16 8 Bibliography. 24 1 Introduction The aim of this term paper is to analyse an example of audioliteratu­re, a rather unexplored genre. Thus, I will analyse Jane Buckler’­;s Passnotes on Romeo and Juliet in terms of story as well as discourse. I will…[show more]
Term paper1.726 Words / ~7 pages Marquette University, Milwaukee Necessity of Companionship­, American Literature Vander Heyden 7 Vander Heyden Mr. Costa American Literature and Composition 5 18 Dec. 2011 Necessity of Companionship In Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and the film Finding Neverland, companionship plays a key role in how each story develops. Many companions, whether positively or, at times, negatively, affect each other and help to combat their pressing problems. Of all of these sets of companions, there are but a select few that have the greatest impact on one another. First, in Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck’s companions of both Jim and the King and the Duke allow Huck to conquer the societal beliefs of the time. Next, in Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Oskar’s companions of both Mr. Black and…[show more]
Term paper3.303 Words / ~12 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU MEN AND WOMEN IN “HAMLET” by W. Shakespeare Class: 511.220 Introduction to Literary Studies II Lecturer: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Zettelmann Semester: SS 2012 Table of Contents 1) Introduction. 2) Women 2.1) The role of women 2.2) Depiction of female behavior 3) Men 3.1) The role of men. 3.2) Depiction of male behavior 4) Relationships 4.1) Ophelia and her father Polonius & brother Laertes 4.2) Ophelia and Hamlet. 4.3) Gertrude and Hamlet. 4.4 Gertrude and Claudius 5) Conclusion. 6) Bibliography 6.1) Primary Literature 6.2) Secondary Literature 1) Introduction Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” is full of references to the time the play was written in – the Renaissance. In the course of the story also gender roles of men and women are depicted, which will be the main focus of this paper. Living in the 21st century the inequality of men…[show more]
Term paper2.173 Words / ~14 pages Ruhr-Universität Bochum - RUB Ruhr-Universi­tät Bochum English Department A Massachusetts Yankee in King Arthurs Court Kennedy and Camelot Paper for the Seminar “Arthur 2000: The Once and Future King at the Beginning of a New Millennium” Paul Botheroyd Cultural Studies Great Britain WS 2008/09 Submitted by -2- Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 3 2. Historic Background on Kennedy 3 3. Where did the comparison between Kennedy and Camelot came from? 5 4. A Massachusetts Yankee in King Arthurs Court 5 5. Bad comparison or actual similarities? 7 6. Conclusion 8 7. Bibliography 10 -3- 1. Introduction The comparison between Kennedy and Camelot has been around since his death in 1963. The questions that were interesting to me were: Where does this comparison come from and is there more to it than a newspaper article trying to honour Kennedy and his presidency? King…[show more]
Term paper2.694 Words / ~9 pages Leibniz Universität Hannover Identitiy Dilemma in Amy Tans Rules of the Game - Living in American and Chinese culture Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Waverly’s struggle with the Chinese culture 2.1 Her distant relation 2.2 The strict Chinese upbringing&sh­y 2.3 Impacts of the Chinese conditions 3. Waverly’s conflict with the American culture 3.1 The anti-American view of her mother 3.2 Assimilation problems 3.3 Incongruity of the American and the Chinese culture 4.Conclusion 5. Works cited Leibniz University of Hannover Academic Writing and Research Identity Dilemma Living within two cultures can be challenging, especially in the case of the contrasting American and Chinese culture. Many Asian Americans are exposed to this multicultural living in the United States. They can be differentiate­d by generational means, i.e. the first-generat­ion…[show more]
Term paper1.837 Words / ~8 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Introduction to Literary Studies 1 MID-TERM EXAM NAME: PROSEMINAR: Introduction to Literary Studies 1 (WS 2012/2013) PROFESSOR: UNIVERSITY: Karl Franzens University, Graz Graz, 17. November 2012. A Foregrounding in literary works means doing something with the text in that way that it differs from normal and therefore draws attention. There are two main types of foregrounding­: parallelism (excessive regularity) and deviation (excessive regularity). Foregrounded regularities are phonological repetition, rhytmic parallels, semantic equivalence, syntactic parallels and repetition. Foregrounded irregularitie­s can be lexical, grammatical, graphological and semantic. Deviation of register and deviation of historical period are also foregrounded irregularitie­s. Examples: e.e.cummings: „anyone lived…[show more]
Term paper2.340 Words / ~10 pages Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg „Die –y-Suffigieru­ng“ „Englische Wortbildung” Inhaltsverzei­chnis I. Der Wortbildungst­yp Suffigierung II. Untersuchung des Suffixes –y 1. Etymologie und Semantik des Suffixes –y 2. Formale Bauart der Wörter mit dem Suffix –y 3. Produktivität des Suffixes –y 4. Lexikalisieru­ngen bei Wörtern mit dem Suffix –y 5. Morphologisch­e und phonologische Besonderheite­n 6. Syntaktische Restriktionen III. Abschließende Bemerkung IV. Bibliographie I. Der Wortbildungst­yp Suffigierung Die Suffigierung ist eine Unterart der Affigierung und rein morphologisch formal betrachtet der Gegensatz zur Präfigierung. Unter Affigierung versteht man das Anhängen eines Derivationsmo­rphem­s oder Affixes an ein bereits bestehendes Wort, wodurch ein neues Wort gebildet wird. Dabei spielt es zunächst keine Rolle, ob das Affix vorangestellt­…[show more]
Term paper3.570 Words / ~15 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Metaphors and Metonymies in Sports Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2.1. Metaphor 2.2. Metonymy 2.3. A Comparison of Metaphor and Metonymy 3. The Role of Metaphors and Metonymies in Sports 3.1. War Metaphors in Sports 3.2. Capitalist Metaphors in Sports 3.3. Metonymies in Sports 3.4. Sport Metaphors in everyday Speech 4. Conclusion 5. References 1. Introduction The main part of this paper analyses Metaphors and Metonymies in sports, examining how these two figures of speech are used in sports and how their usage influences people. Moreover, it discusses precisely the prime features of Metaphors and Metonymies and provides general examples, to allow a solid introduction into the world of Metaphors and Metonymies. The last section of this term paper is dedicated to a final conclusion, which summarizes the entire content…[show more]
Term paper1.251 Words / ~8 pages AHS Wien Traditional Weddings in South Africa Inhaltsverzei­chnis 1. Introduction 2. Before the wedding 3. The ceremony 4. Usual customs Sources: 1. Introduction This work is about weddings in South Africa. At the beginning I would like to write about weddings in general in South Africa and then about the different aspects and details. 2. Before the wedding In all parts of South Africa the weddings are very different from each other. Most of the time the bride is painted with henna before the wedding starts. A ‘sumo’ (an older woman) shows the bride how to treat a man and how to do the household. The bride must always obey her husband and their future children have to do the same. 2.1 Labola Before the bride and groom get married the family of the groom has to pay a “bride price” to the bride which is called “labola”. The groom and the bride’s father…[show more]
Term paper3.280 Words / ~9 pages Leibniz Universität Hannover The Role of Women in Charlotte Bronte´s Jane Eyre 1. Introduction 2. Women in Victorian England 3. Women in Jane Eyre 4. Conclusion 5. Works cited 1. Introduction The role of women in society has changed significantly the last 200 years. This changing has not stopped until today. Topics like women´s quota, women´s emancipation, and sexism are mentioned in nearly every kind of informational media. For this current cause it is interesting to know more about the beginnings of changing women´s role in society. The initiation can be traced back in the Victorian Age where women began to revolt about undervaluing and disrespect in front of them. Many female writers tried to express themselves in literature, in which they find a helpful medium to advice people of the drawback in society. Women in Victorian England were treated unequally…[show more]
Term paper4.058 Words / ~10 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU John Keats Interpretatio­n of Ode to a Nightingale Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Romanticism 3. John Keats „Ode to a Nightingale . ­ 3.1 John Keats‘ Life ­ 3.2 Interpretatio­n ­ 3.3 Parallels to “Ode on a Grecian Urn“ 4. Conclusion 1 Introduction One of the greatest fears that most people have in their lives is death. What scares people the most about it is the uncertainty and the unknowing of what is going to happen after they die. There are countless films, books and poems that discuss the topic of death since it is a subject people never get enough knowledge of. Therefore, death, besides love, is one of the most discussed topics in this universe. John Keats, a poet of the later Romantic period, is mostly concerned with the hardships of life, how to escape reality and with death. Due to his suffering of tuberculosis Keats…[show more]
Term paper7.816 Words / ~35 pages Universität Wien An Gesprächen teilnehmen, B1, S. 40, Nr. 2: Ich kann Gefühle wie Überraschung, Freude, Trauer, Interesse oder Gleichgültigk­eit ausdrücken und auf Gefühlsäußeru­ng­en meiner Gesprächspart­ner reagieren. Zusammenhänge­nd sprechen, B1, S. 46, Nr. 1: Ich kann zu mir vertrauten Themenbereich­en berichten, was ich gehört, gesehen, gelesen oder erlebt habe. Ich kann dabei auch meine Gefühle und Reaktionen beschreiben. Zusammenhange­nd sprechen, B1, S. 46, Nr. 6: Ich kann den Inhalt eines Buches oder eines Films wiedergeben und meine Meinung dazu äußern. Precise definition of aims and objectives: At the end of the lesson, students have not only gained an overview about the various themes of the book but they can also elaborate on them. Furthermore, they can talk about different passages and they can fit them into the sequence…[show more]
Term paper2.711 Words / ~11 pages Uni Stuttgart Goulds Book of Fish and the (Un)reliabili­ty of Historical Truth Contents Introduction .............­.....­....­.... p.1 Narrative reliability .............­.....­... p.2 Two narrators? .............­.....­... p.2 What is truth, what is invention? .............­.. p.4 Unreliability­, subjectivity and irony ............ p.5 History and identity .............­.....­.... p.6 Conclusion .............­.....­....­.. p.8 Introduction One of the most characteristi­c features of Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan is the fact that it constantly foregrounds the theme of history and its representatio­n through time. This theme is already introduced on the first few pages of the book by Sid Hammet when he says “We – our histories, our souls, are [.] in a process of constant decomposition and reinvention”…[show more]
Term paper7.626 Words / ~20 pages Universität zu Köln Introduction As the title suggests, this paper will display the struggles and tensions that Mexican-Ameri­cans face within the Anglo-America­n society. First, the main Chicano/a history will be reflected and already give an insight into the differences in cultures and the resulting problems. In the next chapter, the Chicano and Chicana movements are depicted as a result of the years of suppression. Important to focus on are the differences in male and female basis and form of expression. As a minority, Chicanos already face various difficulties to adapt to a sceptic and distrustful society. But within this group, women are regared as biologically inferior to their suppressed and therefore face even more pressure. The creation of an identity that considers both the Mexican heritage with its traditional values but at the same…[show more]
Term paper3.374 Words / ~11 pages Cleveland State University, Ohio 2 John Updike Literary Specialist Project One of the stories in the Book of Genesis is about God wanting to destroy the city of Sodom, the city where Lot and his family lived. God told Lot that he and his family should leave and not look back; however, when the family was leaving and the city was being destroyed, Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. Looking back is something everyone does, it is hard not to reminiscence and remember the past. However, the protagonists in John Updike’s work only focus on their pasts, which becomes a problem since they in a way also become pillars of salt. They are unable to continue on with their lives because they can not stop looking back; they are stuck. The protagonists in the novel Rabbit Run (1960), the short story “Ace in the Hole” (1955), and the poem “Ex-Basketbal­l Player” (1954)…[show more]
Term paper2.564 Words / ~11 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Attitude markers in educational research articles. Attitude markers in pedagogical articles Abstract This paper presents the findings of an analysis of attitude markers included in a corpus of pedagogical research articles written by English native speakers. The focus of the research is on different types and the use of attitudinal expressions in which the mapping of attitude markers according to their values and meanings is in the foreground. Moreover, the results of a survey of students of pedagogy and languages concerning their opinion on the justification of attitudinal expressions in research articles are reported. Besides, the paper gives general information on attitude markers and discusses different linguistic views of this feature. Introduction Again and again, the question of using attitudinal expressions…[show more]
Term paper6.605 Words / ~19 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU It took me a while to understand the difference between adult and young learners. Teaching students is a part of my studies in my country. Before working with students, we shortly detail what we are supposed to teach to the curtain students for our mentor. The first students whom I taught, were people of different age groups but with similar English levels. When the age between learners was characterized as a target to the teaching by the mentor, I was quite disagreed with that. I thought that learning was learning no matter what was the age of students, the main point was their language levels for me, which was tested by me. Now I am commenting on Jeremy Harmer’s list of characteristi­cs (from Practice of English Language Teaching, 2007) how adult learners are different from younger learners. I have a clear idea that adult learners have…[show more]
Term paper5.274 Words / ~19 pages Gymnasium Marktbreit Australian Fashion Industry: A market with an exciting future Die fertige Seminararbeit Aufgabenstell­ung: Erstellen Sie eine, mindestens 10 seitige, Seminararbeit zu Ihrem jeweilig ausgewählten Seminarkurs. In Ihrem Fall: Australia. Überlegen Sie sich ein spannendes Thema, über welches Sie in Ihrer Seminararbeit schreiben wollen. Es sollte zuvor mit dem ensprechenden Seminar Lehrer abgesprochen werden, sodass es in den jeweiligen Rahmen passt und nicht innhalb der Seminar- Gruppe mehrfach erscheint. Ist das Thema, oder ein fast identisches, einmal vergriffen, kann es in dieser Form von keinem anderen Kurs- Teilnehmer mehr aufgegriffen werden. Bitte informieren Sie sich gründlich und genau vorab und zitieren Sie richtig. Dies wird maschinell überprüft. Quellen müssen ordnungsgemäß­, wie in den Seminar- Gruppen…[show more]
Term paper2.331 Words / ~14 pages Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd - PH Integrating Gender-Relate­d Variation into the Foreign Language Classroom using the Example of the Vocal Fry Register Contents Abbreviations EA Einzelarbeit LSG Lehrer-Schüle­r-Ge­spräc­h LV Lehrervortrag OHP Overhead Projektor PA Partnerarbeit TB Tafelbild Introduction The English language is characterized by many different regional and social varieties. Differences in language use between speakers of the same language are usually due to factors such as geographical location, ethnic background, social class, age and gender. Students may encounter different varieties of English, when they travel to English-speak­ing countries. This term paper tries to develop an English lesson which deals with gender-relate­d variation, using the example of the vocal fry register. After a short overview about previous…[show more]
Term paper1.664 Words / ~ pages Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - LMU Ludwig-Maximi­lians­-Uni­versität München Institut für Englische Philologie Early Modern Revenge Tragedy SS 2015 Dozent: , BA, 11257192 Comic relief in Hamlet’s Act 5 Scene 1 Definition and function of comic relief Comic relief scene in Hamlet: the graveyard scene 5.1 (Scene summary and use of humour) Overall effect on the play An often recurring feature of William Shakespeare’s tragedies is the presence of at least one humorous scene in an otherwise serious play. This is called comic relief and is intended to release some of the dramatic tension. After the murder of Polonius, Ophelia’s suicide and Claudius’ plot to get Hamlet killed the tension of the play is at its climax and in need for some emotional release. This way Shakespeare could also delay the final confrontation and save some suspense to keep the audience interested…[show more]
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