Linguistics Essay Examples

Is Enough Being Done to Preserve Languages?

Throughout history the world has consisted of many cultures and languages, some of them have been dominant, some of them have been minor. Until the 20th century global and minority languages have continued a peaceful coexistence that has provided cultural diversity for the Earth. In the present this balance has been broken and most of… View Article

Maya Angelou `The Graduation`

P1- Summarize the essay and identify the author and title; Maya Angelou is the walking encyclopedia. She has astounding achievements to her credit. She is a great social thinker; her contribution in all the wings of literature is extraordinary! Welfare of women is very dear to her heart and therefore she is known as the… View Article

Ethnography of Speaking

The article “Ethnography of Speaking” towards a Linguistics of Praxis” by Alessandro Duranti provides thorough study of language use in everyday life of a particular speech community. Actually, the author discusses peculiarities of language use involving communicative competence, context, speech communities, speech events, speech acts and conversation analysis. This study is centered on a situation… View Article

The Relation Between L1 and L2 Proficiency

Investigations of the relationships between L1 and L2 contextualized and decontextualized language skills among immigrant students will be reviewed according to the background of the students involved. The three major categories are Finnish students in Sweden, Hispanic students in the United States, and Asian students in the United States and Canada. The some additional evidence… View Article

Silence and Linguistic Styles

Communication is one of the key elements of any organization. Because communication applies to each individual aspect of organizational operations and theory, the necessity of understanding the role of communication regarding employee and administrative relations is seldom examined, as itself, one of the more crucial aspects of organizational theory and practice. When discussing communication, and… View Article

Idioms Denoting Parts of Body

1. Introduction It is common knowledge that one of the most important functions of language is to name the world or express human thoughts through a system of concepts. They exist in association in language and make up a giant network with many interconnection and association among the various subparts. A good example of this… View Article

Cohesion in English

The study of cohesion in English is concerned with a relatively neglected part of the linguistic system, which is the formal understanding of text construction and the ways in which parts of the text are interrelated so that meaning can be understood as one in relation to another. It is an interesting way to see… View Article

Pronoun Usage

Someone had left their tennis shoes in the middle of the floor.             This sentence has a problem with pronoun usage in that there is a plural personal possessive pronoun, but someone is a singular pronoun.  Therefore, the sentence contains an error in agreement.  One can fix this error in four different ways.             The… View Article

Communication Styles

In this current context, the study investigates language and communication issues from the perspectives of two categories: (1) EAL professionals who are employed in their field and (2) managers in companies that employ them. Questions of language and communication need to be unpacked so that language educators, settlement services, employers, EAL immigrants and policy makers… View Article

Critical Period and Language Acquisition

Part of the reason why Genie’s case fascinated psychologists and linguists so deeply was that it presented a unique opportunity to study a hotly contested debate about language development. Nativists believe that the capacity for language is innate, while empiricists suggest that it is environmental variables that play a key role. Essentially, it boils down… View Article

The Great Scarf of Birds

Poetry is structured in several different ways. Much of the author’s way of writing converges the reader into knowing how to interpret the writing. John Updike is on an artificial man-made field (the golf field), and this foreshadows his eventual realization of his detachment from nature. He is playing at Cape Ann in October, and… View Article

The Analysis of Slang Language Among Homosexuals

A.Background of the Study Language is one of the identity of a nation is the case with the Indonesian language. Language as a communication tool used by communities to wotk together, interact, and identify themselves. Any language or provisions actually have in common in terms of sound governance, order forms, word order, syntax, grammar and… View Article

Voter Initiatives Affecting Ell

It is no secret that the debate over what is the best course of action to educate our non-native English language students across the country is a highly charged topic that runs from the classroom to Capitol Hill. There have been many shifts in direction and focus of educational programs for English Language Learning (ELL)… View Article

American Lit: Anne, the Author to Her Book, Mistress Bradstreet

In “Anne,” begin with The Author to Her Book, which evidently was written as the epigraph to the second edition of her collection of poems. What of her personality as a woman comes through in the poem? In “The Author to Her Book” It is immediate that the reader knows that a woman and a… View Article