This paper studies the causes of the mispronunciation of English sounds made by Chinese and Korean EFL learners through a survey offered by ''The English Language Centre in Brighton & Hove''. The study has collected data from 100 young adults, who are studying in Tsinghua University. The result explains why Chinese and Korean students mispronounce certain vowels and consonants respectively, which hopefully can shed some light on teaching English as a foreign language.Chapter one:...
This study aims to explore the veiled relationship among the language and its users. And how people use language and save their face. This article based upon the Van Dajik's socio cognitive model (2002). CDA scholars are typically concerned in the manner discourse (re)produces social domination, that is, the power abuse of one group over others, and how dominated groups may discursively resist such abuse. Words are not to be considered neutral but as having some exact meanings which are not...
We live in a consumerist society. That is a known fact. We are surrounded by ads that say "Buy this now. You will save time and money" or "Do you want your skin to be softer? Try this body cream and you will have the much-wanted baby skin!". And even though some of us ignore the fact that we are, indeed, the victims of these carefully planned slogans which mingle with some eye-catching images, we, the readers of advertisements, interact with them and construct meaning...
This project was designed by Peter Mendelsund, that now is working as an art director in Schocken, Knopf and Pantheon books, which all are the parts of Random House publishing company. His book jackets are well-known and discussed. He redesigned covers of Fedor Dostoyevsky and Vladimir Nabokov, James Joyce and Julio Cortázar, and designed covers for Stieg Larsson, David Leavitt, Adam Gopnik, etc.He started as a random designer and then was promoted. Tll his thirties, he was earning a...
Human existence has centered on the development of oral traditions and over the years, spoken language as a tool of communication has gained our importance. However, with the vast amount of information growing around, reading as a skill and the ability to read for different purposes has gained great importance.Reading is an indispensable skill and as a means of communication, it is as important as speaking. More than simply using any reading material as a tool for constructing knowledge, it...
INTRODUCTION TO MEMORY This may have happened to you. It is a common phenomenon. At the most significant moment, you fail to recall the required information. You stutter and stammer, try to remember, blink your eyes, and die of embarrassment. The information remains irretrievable. However, after sometime you are able to recall that information, and you say, "Oh! It was this I was trying so hard to remember!" This means that you have not forgotten.Sunil is an extremely intelligent...
PESTLE Analysis PESTLE analysis is a useful tool for understanding the industry situation as a whole, and is often used in conjunction with a SWOT analysis to assess the situation of an individual business.PESTLE stands for “Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal and Environmental” factors. The questions to ask are:§ What are the key political factors likely to affect the industry?§ What are the important economic factors?§ What cultural aspects are...
Within this essay I will explore the methods and importance of communication when working as a childhood practitioner. Communication is commonly defined as the "imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs This is a process by which meaning is assigned and conveyed in an attempt to create a shared understanding. This process involves a huge repertoire of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills including listening, speaking, questioning,...
Do women talk too much? I am doing this essay because I want to better understand how mthys like these enveloped and what bases, scientific or arbitrary, do we have for these myths. This relates to the greater world because it addresses socioligniustics. I am also interested in how language varieties differ between groups separated by certain social variables, for example in this case gender is the social variable. We know that men and women tend to use slightly different language styles. ...
Examples and comparisons to God, or gods in general, are a great way to seize the audiences consideration, or heartfelt attention. In Pico Iyers essay In praise of the Humble Comma, he uses this to convey, to the audience, the necessity of punctuation in everyday written language. Not only is it a grammatically sound need, but an emotional need as well, as Iyer discusses. In the opening paragraph, Iyer compares the gods to a mere comma. However, as we learn from Iyer, there is nothing mere...