Language Essay Topics

Written Languages

The English language is continuously developing, and new words and phrases are being created and used everyday. The way language is written can have a huge effect on its audience, for example David Crystal has said “the effects of language change can be heard or seen everywhere”, and the way it is used in different… View Article

The meaning and mastering the use language

“All human thoughts come into existence by grasping the meaning and mastering the use language” Polanyi Do you agree? Discuss what the author means in the quotation and from a language perspective discern how it relates to knowledge. Does Polanyi anticipate that a human thought only exist by combining the denotation and the skilful use… View Article

An analysis of variations in style in comparison to Standard English

1. Introduction As in every language there are many different dialect in British English. It has always been and continues to be a language of dialects. Wherever one goes in England there are very obvious differences between the ways in which people speak in different places. This is often a big shock for people who… View Article

‘A Passage to India’ by Forster

“By close analysis of the structure and language of chapter one discuss how Forster expresses his overall concerns within the novel as a whole via this initial description of the Indian landscape.” Through chapter one of ‘A Passage to India’ Forster does far more than introduce the small town of Chandrapore. In this initial section… View Article

The various theories of Language Acquisition

The human race has been trying to explore the concept of language acquisition in children for centuries, and due to the nature of the subject matter, this of course is very difficult. The main debate between language theorists, however, began in the 20th century with the nature versus nurture debate. The generally accepted theory of… View Article

English – Book Report: The Green Mile

I originally read this book when it was first published as a complete volume in 1998 and it has been my favourite book ever since. I have never read another book that has evoked such emotion, and I have been known to have trouble seeing a few of the pages through my tears. At first… View Article

English investigation

Introduction: For this project I am going to analyse how women and men behave when using language in casual situations? There have been many previous research finding and conclusions about gender and conversational behaviour. For example Jennifer Coates identified two approaches, which she describes as dominance and difference. Jennifer Coates was a writer to wrote… View Article

English Language Coursework – Task One and Introduction

Task One Robin Lakoff devised a theory of language and gender differences. She believed that women had a greater lexis when describing subjects such as colours where men would have a greater lexis in subjects such as sports. Lakoff also believed that women use more prestige grammar and clear pronunciation with more intensifiers than men…. View Article

The Two Extracts About Jungles by Isabella Bird and David Attenborough

1. From reading the two extracts by Isabella Bird and David Attenborough, we can plainly see that each writer creates a description of the jungle from different points of view. The extracts from each writer are written in different styles and are arranged in different ways, which would show the contrast between Bird’s and Attenborough’s… View Article

How does Brian Friel establish the theme of language

How does Brian Friel establish the theme of language and its effects on communication, power and identity in Act one? In the play Translations, language and its effects is clearly one of the central themes. This is evident because the characters all show what language means to them ranging from Hugh who uses his knowledge… View Article

Mother Tongue Language And Mathematics

In what ways does your mother tongue language and mathematics resemble and differ from each other? Mathematics and language both act as a source of communication, thus both mathematics and language play an important role in life. According to the dictionary, language is defined as a “communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of… View Article

Interpreted language

Interpreted language can be vague, based upon cultural differences. However, language can be compiled or written which strictly distinguishes how language is spoken around the world. Language, in fact, is the foundation of every culture. Language is an abstract system of word meanings and symbols for all aspects of culture. It includes: * Speech *… View Article

Is the truth obscured by language?

Truth is public, independent of anyone’s belief and eternal.1 Language allows us to convey knowledge from one person to another by recording our thoughts and feelings and communicating these to others. However, I think that our knowledge can be affected by our capacity to communicate through language. Truths are obscured and our understanding of them… View Article

Compare the use of language of the two editorials

Compare the use of language in the two editorials, considering in particular how far the fact that they were written at different times is reflected in the language of the two texts The two texts are extremely contrasting in their use of language and it is apparent from the dates that they were written as… View Article