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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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The Pursuance of Studying the German Language
The study of music and German are very complementary, as demonstrated by the long history of their interconnectedness through the ages. From the early voyages of explorer-composer Oswald von Wolkenstein to the groundbreaking electronic works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, the German tradition of classical music has had the great...
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The History of Roman Influence on the English Language
English today carries a large vocabulary of latinate origin, but, surprisingly, almost none of that lexis originates from the direct connection of the Roman occupation of England. Instead, this vocabulary stems from the Christianization of England in ~600 AD, and the scientific inquiry of the 17th to 18th centuries. But how...
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The Aspects of Second Language Acquisition
Second language acquisition is the learning of another language after already acquiring a native language.The acquisition of a second language requires the understanding of how native speakers of their first language acquire a second language.During first language acquisition,mistakesmade were mostly during developmental st...
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The Importance of the English Language Throughout History
Episode 1 – “An English Speaking World” So many facets of the modern world are conducted in English; e.g., airline communication, news, movies, technology, etc. Contrary to public belief, there’s really no such thing as a “correct” English dialect; though, if you speak with a non-standard dialect in the English school syst...
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An Explanation on the Reasons for the Differences in the Comprehension Levels of the Language Learners
For learners who know only one language, there is a different aspect towards the acquisition of that language. There is no bias from another language in that once the first language learner has grasped the different linguistic features of a particular first language, they comprehend that the features are supposed to be pron...
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The Concept of Visual Language in The Enchanting Music of Sign Language by Christine Sun Kim
In “The Enchanting Music of Sign Language,” Christine Sun Kim explores the world of deafness, the American Sign Language, and the connection between sound, visual and movement. In this TED talk, she examines the concept of visual language and engages her audience to facilitate their understanding of a deaf person’s perspec...
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