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Deaf Children Should Learn the American Sign Language before the Age of Four
When a child is born in the United States, their hearing is tested before they may be discharged from the hospital. If the child is found to be hearing, they are sent home but if they are found deaf, they are immediately referred to an audiologist. The parents of a deaf child are given options to either make the child heari...
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An Overview of the Complex Language of Lamba
Lamba is the language of Zambia, Lusaka, and The Democratic Republic of Congo. It has about 210000 native speakers. It is a Bantu language form the Niger-Congo language family. The following data is from the Lamba language where there are several rules that affect the morphology of the data. PAST PASSIVE NEUTER APPLIED REC...
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The Study of the English Language throughout History
The English language has been used over centuries to communicate ideas, thoughts, traditions and distinguished concepts and creations, which has lead to the shaping of the culture that runs over much of the western society today. Over the years there have been several major shifts in the way that we communicate, pronunciati...
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How the Evolution of the English Language Shapes the English Culture
What does a study of the development of English reveal about the nature of culture? What is the conclusion for the future? Introduction: The English language has slowly evolved from the Anglo Saxon times. Though the two languages have been separated by six centuries, the Old English language has played a large role i...
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The Language of Catalonia in the Book Double Talk: Bilingualism and the Politics of Ethnicity in Catalonia by Kathryn Woolard
The book Double Talk: Bilingualism and the Politics of Ethnicity in Catalonia by Kathryn Woolard is an excellent book and a study of the language of Catalonia, a small autonomous country in Northeast Spain. Catalan is a very unique native and minority language, which when analyzed in its cultural environment exposes many po...
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Learning About the Saudi Arabian Lifestyle From a Student From the English as a Second Language Program
Many undergraduates go through their entire college career without having the opportunity to speak with students from different parts of the world. After spending some time with a student from the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, I’ve come to realize how little I know about cultural differences in other countries...
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The Neutering of the English Language in the Article In Defense of Gender by Cyra McFadden
 "In Defense of Gender" by Cyra McFadden is a humorous, sarcastic article on the neutering of the English language. The main point of this article is that in writing in a gender-neutral fashion will not encourage readers to read one’s work. Furthermore, communicating in such a way does not do "much to encourage friendly rel...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of The Linguistic Big Bang, an Essay by Lawrence Osborne
A Linguistic Big Bang Nicaraguan Sign Language is one of the most uniquely developed
language in the world. Developed by a younger crowd of children, this
language has expanded from young children making up random gestures to
becoming a national language for the deaf. Lawrence Osbourne is a British
novelist that colle...
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An Overview of the Chinese Writing System
Chinese Throughout Asia The Chinese writing system is one of the oldest written languages in the world. Its basic use involves a character that symbolically represents each morpheme or idea. Throughout the course of history, the Chinese writing system, called Hanzi (漢字), was spread throughout Asia and specifically to two o...
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A Study on Korean Language
Korean Phonology Korean is the official language of both North Korea and South Korea, and is also widely spoken in Koreatowns in countries around the world, such as China, Japan, Canada, and the United States.  There are about 78 million speakers of Korean around the globe.  Korean is considered to be a language isolate, w...
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6 pages