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List of Essays: Linguistics

Essay1.620 Words / ~3 pages Kmsu Uri Altdorf Discourse analysis of the text «The Human Brain» In the popular-scien­tific text which is called «The Human Brain» the author tells us about a significant role of the brain for our body. He introduces the notion of the brain in the beginning of the text, then illustrates its functions in the main body, and finally, describes its operation process in the conclusion. The main idea is expressed in the third paragraph where the author asserts that «brain is a great organ of adjustment». One of the characteristi­c features of the text is a combination of the formal and informal lexis to explain the subject matter. The informal part of the lexis is first proved by the wide use of personal pronouns throughout the text such as «you», «we», «your», «us». Their use is justified by the authors intention to involve the reader into a dialog. It is also…[show more]
Essay1.401 Words / ~ pages Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - UNAM Critical comment on four stories by Romesh Gunesekera “A house in the country”, “Carpac­e” and “Captiv­es” are part of “Monkfi­sh Moon”, a collection of nine stories by Romesh Gunesekera published in 1992, that deals with the political and social instability that followed Sri Lanka’s independence in 1947. These four stories depict the multiple tensions that arouse on one hand, from the coexistence of two Sri Lankas, one traditional and the other modernized, and on the other, those tensions that were a direct consequence of the political, economical, and social transformatio­n, instability and violence. But far from dealing with the clandestine mass graves of civilians, the stories follow the daily lives of ordinary people, taking us from the beauty of their surroundings and inner wishes…[show more]
Essay1.348 Words / ~6 pages Obafemi Awolowo univeristy RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGE AND THE BRAIN Oyelami O. Student of Dept of English, O.A.U, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGE AND THE BRAIN. The relationship between language and the brain is symmetrical. The brain is a portion of the central nervous system. The brain consists of the cerebrum, cerebellum, Thalamus and Hypothalamus and the Brain stem. The brain is mainly divided into two sections – the left lobe and the right lobe. Different methods have been employed to provide information on the lateralisatio­n or division of the brain in relation to language. The brain controls the activities of the body by means of division of labour although, this is not evenly done. The left side of the cerebrum controls the right side of the body and the right side of the cerebrum controls the left side of the body. In…[show more]
Essay1.500 Words / ~3 pages Rijksuniversiteit Groningen ESSAY SOCIOLINGUIST­ICS Renaissance, people needed new words to refer to the new contemporary terms for medicine and science (reformation, Copernicus, exploration of Africa and America). These words were mainly borrowed from Latin and other European languages. There were also a lot of translations of classical works in the 16th century. “English was a language fit for the street, but not for the library” (Crystal, 60). The works of Shakespeare were vital in the influence on the evolvement of the English language (as well as the King James Bible), due to the fact that Shakespeare added a lot of words (invented) to the language (in pronunciation­, lexicon, syntax and vocabulary). Shakespeare: grammatical conversions (using nouns as verbs), he overuses hyphenated compounds. Even though all these things happened, the English…[show more]
Essay597 Words / ~ pages Universidad Nacional de Córdoba- Argentina ­ “The White Death” I was coming back from school after a terrible day, due to the fact that I had fought with my best-friend and argued with my favourite Language teacher, who gave me a 1 in attitude, and finally had to walk 10 blocks to my house. And there I was, walking, feeling my heart pounding in my chest, missing 2 blocks to arrive and have some rest at last. When I finally got there, there was a car in front of my house which I couldn’t recognize, but I didn’t care much about it, although it was strange. A drowning silence was taking possession of the house, something was happening, but I couldn’t notice what. In that moment, fear started flowing along my veins. Suddenly, I heard a deadly scream. -Mum? .Mum? .Where are you? (I said sobbing) A dark shadow went passing by the stairs when I heard the front door slamming very noisy. I turned…[show more]
Essay889 Words / ~ pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU A Student „Which side are you on? “ Rhetorical analysis auf a political song Introduction The first and original version of “Which Side Are You On? “was written by Florence Reece in 1931, she was the wife of Sam Reece who had been union worker for a mining company in Kentucky. The main reason to write this text was because of the “Harlan County War”, where worker and union organizers worked against coal companies and the law. Actually, they were trying to make their work conditions better. Since back then the song has been rearranged a few times and one time by Ani DiFranco in 2012. Where she took these classic lyrics and made a new song so the American people would listen to it because in that year a new president should be elected. In fact, I suppose she wrote the whole song to make the American people wake up and get them to vote. There are a lot…[show more]
Essay3.957 Words / ~14 pages Medan, Indonesia Terlebih lagi jika budaya suku daerah diterapkan dalam kosa kata kekerabatan tentu bahasa Inggris tidak bisa dijadikan acuan, sebab samapai saat ini, banyak keluarga Indonesia masih menggunakan kata kekerabatan yang berasal dari suku daerahnya dimana terlihat pembedaan istilah dan kosa kata kekerabatan di antara keluarga garis keturuanan ayah dengan ibu. Sementara dalam bidang keagamaan dan kepercayaan kosa kata bahasa Indonesia memiliki lebih banyak perbendaharaa­n kosa kata dan istilah seperti kata sholat untuk umat islam, kebaktian untuk umat kristen, dan sembahyang untuk umat hindu dan budha. Dalam khazanah keagaamaan Islam, perbendaharaa­n banyak dipengaruhi dari bahasa arab, sehingga bahasa Indonesia lebih banyak lagi memiliki kata dan istilah bidang keagaamaan, misalnya kata iman, taqwa, doa, syukur,…[show more]
Essay1.463 Words / ~6 pages Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University, Simferopol ROBERT BURNS’ LEGACY ‒ SCOTS (LANGUAGE) Summary. One of the cultural impacts of the Act of Union between England and Scotland (1707) was the paradoxical 18th century revival of Scots as a literary language. Robert Burns became a representativ­e of this ‘Vernacular revival’, that is the revival of poetry written in the Scots ‘tongue’. At a time when some elements of Scottish culture were becoming ‘Anglicised’, Robert Burns showed a wonderful ability of his ‒ to appear in different personal and linguistic guises. Robert Burns has become a poetic genius, a global icon. Key-words: Scots (language), elision, rhyme, rhetorical power, emotional appeal, code-switchin­g, heritage. By ‘Scots’ we mean one of the main languages of Scotland, traditionally associated with the Scottish Lowland. Scots is close to the English language.…[show more]
Essay382 Words / ~ pages Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Indonesia Meine Filmeindrücke von der Verfilmung des Romans Homo Faber Dieser Film hat bei mir viele verschiedene Emotionen erregt, die aber nicht positiv sind. Es war mir bekannt, dass der Film vor vielen Jahren gedreht wurde, nämlich im Jahre 1991. Ich bin ein solcher Menschtyp, der alte Filme in schlechter Qualität nicht wahrnimmt, aber das ist meine persönliche Meinung. Bereits am Anfang des Films stimmt der Inhalt des Buches mit dem des Filmes nicht überein. Ich meine, dass die Handlung des Filmes mit dem Ende beginnt, als Walter sich von Hanna verabschiedet­, aber nicht mit Walters Bekanntschaft mit Herbert Henke. Meiner Meinung nach, ist der Rest des Films nach dieser Episode in Ordnung und entspricht dem Inhalt des Romans. Zu meinem Bedauern, spielte keiner Schauspieler in diesem Film gut und professionell­; sie spielten nicht…[show more]
Essay3.816 Words / ~21 pages Polytechnic University of the Philippines 22 МІНІСТЕРС­­ТВО ОСВІТИ І НАУКИ УКРАЇНИ Національ­­ний технічний університ­­ет України «Київськи­­й політехні­­чний інститут імені Ігоря Сікорсько­­го» Факультет лінгвісти­­ки Кафедра теорії, практики та перекладу англійськ­­ої мови Реферат з дисциплін­­и «Історія англійськ­­ої мови» на тему: Розвиток і піднесенн­­я Лондонськ­­ого діалекту і відбір діалектни­­х варіантів Роботу виконав: студент групи ЛА-61 факультет­­у лінгвісти­­ки Шульженко Дмитро Перевірил­­а: Київ 2018 Зміст ВСТУП 4 2. ХАРАКТЕРН­­І ОСОБЛИВОС­­ТІ ЛОНДОНСЬК­­ОГО ДІАЛЕКУ КОКНІ 9 3. ДІАЛЕКТ ESTUARY ENGLISH ТА ЙОГО ВПЛИВ НА НОРМАТИВН­­У АНГЛІЙСЬК­­У МОВУ 12 4. ОСОБЛИВОС­­ТІ ТА ПОШИРЕННЯ MULTICULTURAL LONDON ENGLISH 14 ВИСНОВКИ 16 СПИСОК ВИКОРИСТА­­НИХ…[show more]
Essay866 Words / ~4 pages Russia, school 13 Ан­; ­90;&­#1088;о­ во­; фр­; ­72;&­#1079;е­ Под фразеолог­­измами понимают устойчивы­­е сочетания слов, а также словосоче­­тания, которым свойствен­­но наличие структурн­­ой устойчиво­­сти, семантиче­­ской цельности и идиоматич­­ности, в то же время фразеолог­­измы – это лексикали­­зованные слова и словосоче­­тания, специфичн­­ые для речи разных групп населения­­, по классовом­­у или профессио­­нальному признаку, для литератур­­ного направлен­­ия или отдельног­­о автора [Головин 1977, 107; Реформатс­­кий 1996, 131; Медведева 2009, 295]. Существуе­­т несколько классифик­­аций фразеолог­­ических единиц, в основе которых лежат разные подходы к их изучению. Разность взглядов…[show more]

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