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  1. Bilingual language aquisition

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    • Submitted: 24/05/2012
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"Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations."

If you have debated about whether "they" should be used to indicate a singular subject, and have often wondered what the difference between old English andMiddle English is, then you might want to consider a degree in English language and linguistics. If you study English language and linguistics at university, you'll learn to peer into the very depths of language, and to see the subtle layers of meaning that hide within everyday texts.

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  • Compare and contrast Functionalist and Marxist

    "CONCLUSION Functionalism Consensus Theory highlights and accentuates the Protestant work ethic of shared values and normative behavioural patterns such as hard work, harmony, cohesion integration and equilibrium Marxism highlights the differences and contradictions between groups and individuals and uses concepts such as control, coercion, power, constraint, discensus and change. That conflict is inevitable"

  • Discuss "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him."

    "There are simply too many dialects in England herself since each town seems to have their own distinct dialect. People associate certain dialect and accent like the RP to prestige and power. Women have more tendencies to conform to the language of prestige while adolescents do not like to conform to the accepted dialect and make changes to it. Certain ethnic language may be threatened by Standard English since Standard English is the language most sought after. In conclusion, I have proven Shaw's statement, "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him." to be true and valid because there are many dialects and accents in England and some people, based on their class, gender, ethnicity and age, may have prejudices and biasness to a certain dialect and accent. (1,317 words)"

  • Assess William Caxtons contribution to the English Language

    "To conclude, in my opinion I think it is unfair to say that Caxton can be credited with contributing a lot to the english language as he did also cause some problems along the way. However, I think it is very important that Caxton realised how important it was that we as a country were all using the same words and spellings as it was essential for all the regions to move forward together. Instead of all the different regions moving forward at different paces in order to reach the same eventual goal. I think that although Caxton can not be credited with the invention of the printing press, by bringing it to England he helped us advance as âprinting was the technological foundation of the European Renaissanceâ. (Harris & Taylor p.91 1989) From this quote we can see that it not only helped our societies but others in the rest of Europe."

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