Vocal Sounds That Mean the Same in Every Language

28 Mar 2018

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Are there vocal sounds that mean the same whatever your language? Discuss, with examples. The presence of vocal sounds, sounds which are produced via the human vocal tract, which convey the same meaning whatever your language will as a result be sounds that are universally recognised, both in terms of the sound being identified and with regard to the message the sound carries. Considering the lack ...

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Peer Correction in Teaching Writing Skills

23 Mar 2015 02 Jan 2018

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background of the problem Writing skill which includes language, private knowledge and skill, emotion and the interaction of personal opinion is difficult and challenging to learn and develop for many students in EFL contexts in general and in Vietnam in particular. In Vietnam, there are many teachers of English who even believe that teaching writing skill to EFL learners is more complex than ...

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Modernismo in Spanish-american Poetry of the 20th Century

23 Mar 2015 02 Jan 2018

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Abstract This research analyses Spanish modernismo in Spanish-American poetry. The paper investigates in depth the impact of Ruben Dario and Leopoldo Lugones, the most influential modernista poets of the twentieth century, on the development and spread of modernismo in Spain. The received results demonstrate that Spanish modernismo was new for Latin America and differed much from European Modernism. Due to the spread of nationalism, modernista poets experienced ...

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Influences of the Norwegian Language

23 Mar 2015 02 Jan 2018

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Task A Do you have a rack at home with a CD player, tuner and equalizer? Or do you simply use a discman? If nothing else you may have a walkman? What kind of clothes do you wear? Is it a sweatshirt, jeans and boots? Do you eat fast food, or use a food processor to make something good? The Norwegian language is in relation to the ...

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Summary of the Somali Language

11 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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Amal Mohamed The Motherland    The place where scientist believe all humans came from is now inhabited by Middle Eastern and North African descends, Somalia. Somalia is a country in the horn of Africa but what makes their culture different from the American culture or any other is that it's made up of homogenous people with the same religion, language, ethnicity, and culture. Despite the ...

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Promotion of Language Proficiency Among Newcomers in Canada

08 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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Son Ian Lam, Candice Outline Introduction: a.Is it successful in promoting two official language among newcomers in Canada in recent centuries?b. the multicultural policy implemented in 1971 and claim to help immigrant learned at least one of the official language. But before this implement, government also help immigrant to learn these two languages. c. Canada help newcomers in language learning by providing several ...

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Language Analysis of Film: Directive Illocutionary Acts

08 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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BY MORTEN TYLDUM ABSTRACT This assignment is entitled "A study of Directive Illocutionary Acts in Passengers Movie Script by Morten Tyldum". It is aimed at describing forms and meanings of Jim's utterances based on Vanderveken's theory by using descriptive method. In the collecting data, I follows three stages. Those are data selection, data collection, and data classification. The selection stage was done by searching the ...

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Dimensions of Word Meaning

08 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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NGUYEN QUANG NGOAN Introduction The issue of defining and clearing the meaning of the words is by no means an easy talk. In other words, words are names or lables for things. Besides, linguists also realize the need to distinguish what a word or expression denotes from what they can be used to refer to, we will identify the difference between denotation and ...

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Analysis of Modality in Language

08 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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Student: VÕ TH THU NGÂN 1. Rationale: The more developing social is, the more multiform language' research is. There are many things to read between the lines of the meaning of words or sentences when using them for communication in the real life. Modality is an issue which maybe makes learners to have difficulties in studying a language. Besides it is an interesting topic for language ...

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Similes in Literature and Daily Life

08 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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NGUYEN THI HONG Abstract The assignment aims at exemplifying, analyzing and describing the character and function of the art of simile in works. It focuses on the occurrence of figurative language in standard English as well as in Vietnamese. The paper is chiefly based on Kleiser's framework. Data analysis is done qualitatively with descriptive method. An overview of the paper is to exemplify ...

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Has Music of the 1950's Shaped Today's Music?

08 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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Background Questions Has music of the 1950's shaped today's music? Navjot Who influenced the music in the 1950's? Zainab Was there a particular style of music in the 1950's? Navjot Rock 'n' Roll: African Americans migrated into the north urban cities for jobs, bringing along their unique form of music. Working with American people and being close to them allowed their music to ...

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English and Vietnamese Language Comparison

08 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017

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Name: NGUY N HOÀI NHI A Contrastive Analysis of Metaphors Relating to Some Upper Parts of Human Body between English and Vietnamese Abstract This paper presents the results of a study on metaphors relating to some upper parts of human body between English and Vietnamese. There are four upper parts of human body consists of eye, nose, ear and mouth are chosen for ...

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Development of Language from Rituals

19 Sep 2017

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To what extent has language evolved from complex rituals? Is ritualistic behaviour a necessary step in the development of complex language? This essay will examine the possibility of a connection between rituals and ritualistic behaviour and the development of language, with some analysis of ritual behaviour in the animal world as well as briefly examining the extent to which human use of language today is itself ...

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Structure and Features of the Arabic Language

11 Aug 2017 06 Sep 2017

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The Arabic language is a semantic language with a complicated morphology, which is significantly different from the most popular languages, such as English, Spanish, French, and Chinese. Arabic is an official language in over 22 countries. It is spoken as first language in North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan), the Arabian Peninsula (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), Middle ...

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Eco-Translatoloty: English Translation of Chinese Classics

08 Aug 2017 06 Sep 2017

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Study on the Development of English Translation of Chinese Classics from the perspective of Eco-translatology Keywords: Ecological Translation Studies, the Chinese classics, translation, traditional culture, development trend. Abstract. Eco translation studies is the use of ecological rationality, from the perspective of ecological integrity of research conducted overview of translation. Ecological Studies on translation and cultural tradition of literary translation and translation studies doctrine itself poses ...

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Theory of Migration and Cultural Constructions of Home

08 Aug 2017 06 Sep 2017

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Defining the place called home has proven to be a challenge for many since it is highly subjective amongst individuals. Home is not merely the physical space occupied by the family members; it is a feeling. A mental and deep emotional connection of the physical space to the experiences and memories tied to the thought of home (Douglas). These are largely formed during the childhood ...

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Features of Representational Meaning

08 Aug 2017 06 Sep 2017

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While some, more or less radical, distinction between language and linguistic behaviour (between language and speech, language and communication, sentence and utterance) is universally assumed, the nature of the relation between them is less often addressed or characterised in a manner satisfactory in itself or consistent with the distinctions we wish to make. The more radical the distinction, the more urgent the question of their ...

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Problems of Syntax

08 Aug 2017 06 Sep 2017

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If generative grammar focuses on establishing rules: The underlying thesis of generative grammar is that sentencesare generated by a subconscious set of procedures (like computer programs).These procedures are part of our minds (or of our cognitive abilitiesif you prefer). The goal of syntactic theory is to model these procedures.In other words, we are trying to figure out what we subconsciously knowabout the syntax of our ...

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Definition of Reading

23 Mar 2015 19 Jun 2017

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Definition of Reading Reading is a mental process. There are many definitions of reading. Reading is when someone looks into a written text and starts to absorb the information from the written linguistic message. In Longman Dictionary of Applied Linguistic, reading is said as: "Perceiving a written text in order to understand its contents. This can be done silently (silent reading). The understanding that result is ...

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Attitudes Towards Accents: The Scouse Accent

23 Mar 2015 07 Jun 2017

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Introduction An accent is an oral expression, a precise pronunciation within a particular language. Accents can often be confused with dialects which are varieties of language that differ in vocabulary and syntax. Commonly, people do not believe that they themselves possess one, however it is impossible for anybody to speak without using an accent. Accent variation is an important part of sociolinguistics because people often attach ...

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The Creole language

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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The Creole language that will be considered during this essay will be Mauritian Creole. Mauritius is found of the African continent, in the south west of the Indian ocean. This island was visited by the Portuguese in the early 16th Century, and by the Dutch in the 17th Century. They were the ones whom first permanently settled there, however due to certain conditions on the island, such ...

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Schema Theory: Usefulness For Language Teaching

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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"There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience", Immanuel Kant (1781: 41). What is schema and schema theory? A schema (plural schemata) is termed as a 'mental structure (which) derives from all the particular experiences we have had' (Nuttall 1982:7). Schema theory was first proposed by the gestalt psychologist Bartlett (1932), who observed that when people were asked to repeat a story from ...

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International and global language

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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Introduction During the time, human societies across the world begin to contact with each others. When we travel to different countries we can find many similarities. The style of living, eating, shopping among people of different cultures are in the same way. Mc Donald's restaurants around the world are an example of these similarities. Globalization, which includes these meanings, is the process in which interrelation and interdependence ...

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Gender Differences In Aspects Of English Language Use

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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Language is largely influenced by socialization, shaped by conditioning and constant reinforcement. When parents speak to children they address boys and girls in different ways. In general, girls are treated more gently and spoken to more softly. Boys are encouraged to play roughly, to make a noise and to be expressive, but not to cry. Girls are encouraged to be less rowdy and may cry but not ...

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Isolationism in Metamorphosis

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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Isolationism in Metamorphosis and Notes from Underground World Literature: Paper 2 The common theme in both Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is isolationism. Both of these literary works contain different examples of isolationism in order to convey the same concept. Seclusion exists in both novels, resulting in the direct flaw of each of the main characters. The difference that Kafka and ...

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Foreign language instruction should begin in Kindergarten

03 Oct 2016 28 Feb 2017

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Topic: “Foreign language instruction should begin in Kindergarten” In the early states of developing brain, people has equipped with skills to communicate each other with special abilities for understanding and acquiring language. This ability gradually decline over time because people need to develop another skills, which are necessary for survival. Thus, receiving and applying of a new language becomes easier for young children. Moreover, children ...

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Demand for communication in english in vietnam

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction 1. Reasons for the research The demand for communication in English has become very urgent in Vietnam since the government's open door policy in late 1980. More and more people, especially working people and students have to learn English to use it at work, in their studies or future jobs. In fact, many adult learners of English who start learning English even from grade one speak ...

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Pramoedya ananta toer, his life and his literary achievements

23 Mar 2015

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Chapter 2: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, his life and his literary achievements The account of Pramoedya Ananta Toer's life and literary achievements, and the summary of his novel Bumi Manusia are mostly based on A. Teuuw's book Citra Manusia Indonesia dalam Karya Sastra: Pramoedya Ananta Toer (1997:1-55), Schultz and Felter's article, History, Education, and Nationalism in Pramoedya Toer's Buru Quartet (2002), Dwi Elyono's unpublished dissertation of the Australian ...

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Comprehending English text

23 Mar 2015

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CHAPTER 1 1.0 Introduction Reading ability is a very important element in a higher education level. Since English has become the lingua franca or the language of all regions, students of a higher education as in the tertiary level must be able to read and comprehend English text. Reading is a vital for an individual especially students of a higher education for many reasons. Reading is ...

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Grammatical constraints on code-switching

23 Mar 2015

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Grammatical constraints on code-switching The behaviour of bilingual and multilingual speakers in a wide variety of speech communities and a broad range of social contexts has been the subject of research since the 1970s. Specific attention has been paid in the literature on bilingualism/multilingualism to the phenomenon of code-switching, one of the results of which has been the proposal of and subsequent debate surrounding a number of ...

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Contrastive analysis

23 Mar 2015

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Contrastive analysis(CA) is a method to distinguish between what are needed and not needed to learn by the target language(TL) learner by evaluating languages (M.Gass & Selinker, 2008). In addition, CA is a technique to identify whether two languages have something in common, which assess both similarities and differences in languages, conforming to the belief in language universals. (Johnson, 1999). Both statements indicate that CA holds a ...

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Cosmetic products

23 Mar 2015

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1. Introduction Cosmetic products are very important in human life due to the improvement of the living standards. And by bringing the products to potential customers, cosmetic advertisements are quite popular in all means of media. Actually, cosmetic advertisers bring the products to customers in different ways which depend mostly on who the customers are. In other words, they design different advertisements of the same product to ...

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Chat language

23 Mar 2015

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Chat Language Chat Language is a recent concept which is characterized by overwhelming acceptance. Chat language can be justly described as the result of the worldwide impact of Internet and Cosmopolitan culture. Chat Language refers to the whole range of abbreviations and smileys which have become an integral part of the process of chatting. Usefulness of Chat Language The usefulness of chat language is ...

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The First Born

23 Mar 2015

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The title of this poem is "The First Born". The poem is set in Australia today. The speaker in the poem, is the Land, which is distressed and franticly searching for her "first born", the indigenous Australians who are in a bad condition. The Land continues searching for her "first born" and asks "you whom I bore after" which is the white people what had become of ...

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Language transfer

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction The title of this research article has caught my attention because it talks about language transfer which is an area I am always interested in knowing more about it. Also, being an ESL teacher, it is definitely beneficial for me to study this article as it specifically investigates the cross-language and writing system transfer between Chinese and English. This paper consists of two main parts. ...

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Importance of foreign language

23 Mar 2015

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1. Introduction It is known to all that language and culture are inseparable. Language itself makes no sense and has no meaning outside the cultural setting in which it is spoken. They are intricately interwoven with each other. Some people believe that the knowledge of other cultures is as important as proficiency in using their language. In the EFL (English as a foreign language) teaching, great attention ...

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What is intellectuality? how and to what effect is it used in the media?

23 Mar 2015

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What is intertextuality? How and to what effect is it used in the media? Intertextuality can be discussed on many different levels. However, I have discovered that when thinking of intertextuality in contemporary media, my mind recalls those who founded intertextuality and are now an inspiration from their various approaches to this topic. Indeed, intertextuality mirrors its ever-present service as a way of formalizing a vast number ...

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An overview of World Englishes

23 Mar 2015

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1.1 English as an international language Among thousand languages in the world, English has become an "International English" since it is a multinational, multicultural and multifunctional language. The term, "English as an international language" (EIL) can be shortened as "International English", highlights the international use of English rather than wrongly suggesting that there is one clearly distinguishable, unitary variety called `International English'. Mckay (2002: 132) in her ...

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Diglossia and the variation of the colloquial arabic

23 Mar 2015

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1.0 Introduction: In many speech communities where speakers use two or more varieties of the same language in different situations, a phenomenon called diglossia exists. The purpose of this paper is to discuss diglossia in the Arab community, as this is one of the communities that have been classified by Ferguson (1959) to be examples of diglossic language situations. It was my original intention to focus specifically ...

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The Life Of Alexander Pushkin

23 Mar 2015

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Freedom in Alexander Pushkin’s literary works occupies one of the central positions; however, Pushkin treats freedom from various sides and perspectives. Living in the period of social and political changes, in the era of the Great Patriotic War of 1812 and the revolt of Decembrist of 1825, Pushkin belonged to the generation which was in search of ideal freedom. However, being unable to attain this kind of ...

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Eal Observed In A Primary School

23 Mar 2015

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Learning a second language is one adaptation skill that proves to be necessary when diverse cultures come together.  For example, children from diverse linguistic backgrounds study English as a bridge to better education. The Rationale for Planning for Children Learning English as an additional language (2008) advocates that in planning for children who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL), the following key principles must ...

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Cross-cultural differences on language learners

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction In this article the authors tried to measure the impact of cross-cultural differences on language learners' interpretation of imageable idioms. The definition of imageable idioms: ‘idioms that have associated conventional images' (Lakoff 1987:447). The study reported in this article investigated whether these imageable idioms call up the same scene in the language learner's mind as in the native speaker's mind. Guessing the meaning of the ...

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Languages Essays - Italian Economic Miracle

23 Mar 2015

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The "Italian Economic Miracle" Exposed: The Use of Comic Effects and Irony in Calvino's Marcovaldo. The "Economic Miracle" that is said to have swept across post-war Italy in the 1950s has been attributed by many scholars to the decision to open up the economy. This, in turn, gave Italy the chance to undergo a growth spurt that would help it keep pace with the rest of the ...

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Improve your paragraphs by varying the complexity of your sentences

23 Mar 2015

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Exercise name: 1 Exercise type Input Copyright info Instruction In this module you will: learn about how to revise your argument through re-outlining, learn how to improve your paragraphs by varying the complexity of your sentences, learn how to eliminate wordiness review where the passive voice is appropriate, reflect on your ...

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Characterize The Protagonist

23 Mar 2015

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Thesis Statement: The narrator, who originally loves animals and his wife, turns violent towards them and even kills his wife, because of alcohol addiction. Alcohol addiction as a form of illness, its consequences and examples from personal experience. In the “The Black Cat” (1843) by Edgar Allan Poe, the protagonist and his wife love animals and have a number of them. The protagonist favorite pet was ...

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Functions of Modal Verbs in European and British Legal Documents

23 Mar 2015

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Functions of Modal Verbs in European and British Legal Documents Abstract: Researches in languages for special purposes have qualified legal texts as a distinctive type of texts. The purpose of this study is to describe linguistic features of modal verbs which were found in different types of legal writing and to examine the reasons for their use. In this paper I will try to compare the ...

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Manages debated and controversial topic in english

23 Mar 2015

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The way in which our innate language abilities are able to influence how successfully we manage to use a language is a somewhat debated and controversial topic within the world of linguistics. Many believe that universal grammar has a very strong influence on how well an individual is able to structure sentences and use grammar while others disagree, at least with regard to how important it is ...

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