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An Understanding of How Internal Languages Work
“I have a "voice" in my head, but it is not sound-based. I am a visual being, so in my head, I either see ASL [American Sign Language] signs, or pictures, or sometimes printed words.” This response is not an anomaly in the deaf community when it comes to describing the inner-voice that most people face on a daily basis. How...
A Study of the Endangered Languages in the World and the Solutions to Preserve Them
There are thousands of languages in the world, each one adding to our linguistic diversity. However, many of the languages are in danger of extinction. These languages belong to indigenous people who, in recent decades, have been transitioning towards more mainstream, metropolitan languages. Linguists have the responsibi...
Defining Language, the Complex System of Communication
Defining Language Language is the basic venue of human communication. Having evolved from a series of grunts and hand signals, what we now know as “language” is an extremely complex system of communication. Language is a concept out of which we as human formulate our ideas and thoughts concerning how we view the world. Sc...
Geographical and Immigration Factors' Contribution to the Regional Varieties of English
There are a number of factors contributing to the regional varieties of English. 2 such factors would be geographical and immigration. The influence of physical geographical boundaries is a contributing factor to regional varieties of English. The variation develops because of the lack of communication between communities...
English Should Be Legislated as the Official Language of America Because of the Economic Benefits Through a Better Budget, and Social Implication to Learn English
Argument Essay: Option One (Classical) Throughout the history of America, the United States has been one of the most developed countries in the international community. Success through economics and diplomacy has improved America as a political entity and a social one. However, it is very surprising that English has not be...