Linguistics Essay Topics

Maya Angelou `The Graduation`

P1- Summarize the essay and identify the author and title; Maya Angelou is the walking encyclopedia. She has astounding achievements to her credit. She is a great social thinker; her contribution in all the wings of literature is extraordinary! Welfare of women is very dear to her heart and therefore she is known as the… View Article

Ethnography of Speaking

The article “Ethnography of Speaking” towards a Linguistics of Praxis” by Alessandro Duranti provides thorough study of language use in everyday life of a particular speech community. Actually, the author discusses peculiarities of language use involving communicative competence, context, speech communities, speech events, speech acts and conversation analysis. This study is centered on a situation… View Article

The Relation Between L1 and L2 Proficiency

Investigations of the relationships between L1 and L2 contextualized and decontextualized language skills among immigrant students will be reviewed according to the background of the students involved. The three major categories are Finnish students in Sweden, Hispanic students in the United States, and Asian students in the United States and Canada. The some additional evidence… View Article

Silence and Linguistic Styles

Communication is one of the key elements of any organization. Because communication applies to each individual aspect of organizational operations and theory, the necessity of understanding the role of communication regarding employee and administrative relations is seldom examined, as itself, one of the more crucial aspects of organizational theory and practice. When discussing communication, and… View Article

Idioms Denoting Parts of Body

1. Introduction It is common knowledge that one of the most important functions of language is to name the world or express human thoughts through a system of concepts. They exist in association in language and make up a giant network with many interconnection and association among the various subparts. A good example of this… View Article

Cohesion in English

The study of cohesion in English is concerned with a relatively neglected part of the linguistic system, which is the formal understanding of text construction and the ways in which parts of the text are interrelated so that meaning can be understood as one in relation to another. It is an interesting way to see… View Article

Pronoun Usage

Someone had left their tennis shoes in the middle of the floor.             This sentence has a problem with pronoun usage in that there is a plural personal possessive pronoun, but someone is a singular pronoun.  Therefore, the sentence contains an error in agreement.  One can fix this error in four different ways.             The… View Article

Communication Styles

In this current context, the study investigates language and communication issues from the perspectives of two categories: (1) EAL professionals who are employed in their field and (2) managers in companies that employ them. Questions of language and communication need to be unpacked so that language educators, settlement services, employers, EAL immigrants and policy makers… View Article

Critical Period and Language Acquisition

Part of the reason why Genie’s case fascinated psychologists and linguists so deeply was that it presented a unique opportunity to study a hotly contested debate about language development. Nativists believe that the capacity for language is innate, while empiricists suggest that it is environmental variables that play a key role. Essentially, it boils down… View Article

The Great Scarf of Birds

Poetry is structured in several different ways. Much of the author’s way of writing converges the reader into knowing how to interpret the writing. John Updike is on an artificial man-made field (the golf field), and this foreshadows his eventual realization of his detachment from nature. He is playing at Cape Ann in October, and… View Article

The Analysis of Slang Language Among Homosexuals

A.Background of the Study Language is one of the identity of a nation is the case with the Indonesian language. Language as a communication tool used by communities to wotk together, interact, and identify themselves. Any language or provisions actually have in common in terms of sound governance, order forms, word order, syntax, grammar and… View Article

Voter Initiatives Affecting Ell

It is no secret that the debate over what is the best course of action to educate our non-native English language students across the country is a highly charged topic that runs from the classroom to Capitol Hill. There have been many shifts in direction and focus of educational programs for English Language Learning (ELL)… View Article

American Lit: Anne, the Author to Her Book, Mistress Bradstreet

In “Anne,” begin with The Author to Her Book, which evidently was written as the epigraph to the second edition of her collection of poems. What of her personality as a woman comes through in the poem? In “The Author to Her Book” It is immediate that the reader knows that a woman and a… View Article

Autonomous Learning

2.1 A General Review on Learner Autonomy Two classic definitions of autonomy influenced my study a lot when I set up my research programme.The first was put forward by Henri Holec in 1981, and the second by David Little in 1991. 2.1.1 Definitions of Autonomy “Learner autonomy is when the learner is willing and capable… View Article

Nature of Linguistic Sign by Ferdinand de Saussure

1. Sign, Signified Signifier Some people regard language, when reduced to its elements as a naming-process only–a list of words, each corresponding to the thing that it names. For example: operation–an assumption that is anything but true. But this rather naive approach can bring us near the truth by showing us that the linguistic unit… View Article

Developing Oral Language Summary

Oral language and written language are essential skills that are needed for comprehension. Comprehension is defined as an understanding of oral and written language. In order for a child to comprehend what they are reading, several factors must come into play. Reading and decoding the words effortlessly without errors is the main step toward comprehension…. View Article

The Benefits and Downsides of Intermingling Languages

While bilingualism has always been an object of interest and thorough research for scientists of various fields, mixing languages had been, until the last few decades, cast aside as its defective by-product. However, recent linguistic studies show that intermingling languages should not be considered an ill-conceived overlapping tendency that implies carelessness and a improper use… View Article

Literature: Meaning of Life and Personal Relationship

Describe your personal relationship to literature and to reading. Begin by considering the meaning of literature. What does the term literature mean to you? What makes something literary in your own mind? If literature means different things to different people, who defines what is and what is not literature? My personal relationship to literature and… View Article

Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Two English Learning Visual Advertisements

It was not until the advent of “new media age”, which by definition involves prevailing digital-mediated communication modes and substantial usage of multiple semiotic resources combined in the realization of discourses, did the mainstream preference of monomodality unprecedentedly challenged (Kress & Van Leeuwen, 2001). Language, as one of the semiotic resources, is by no means… View Article

Technical Communication

Chapter 1. Introduction to Technical Communication. Communication is the exchange of thoughts, message or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. Derived from the Latin word “communis”, meaning to share. Communication requires a sender, a message, and a recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender’s intent to… View Article

Assessing Writing Skills in a Communicative Paradigm

Communicative Language Testing is intended to assess learners’ ability to using the target language in real life situations. Its now ten years since Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been introduced in secondary English curriculum of Bangladesh. Therefore, the test of English at the SSC level is now facing the challenges of assessing learners’ communicative skills…. View Article

Stolen: Indigenous Australians and Optimistic Tone Ruby

Australia is a well known for its bad treatment towards the indigenous population. The policy to take children away from their parents was a cruel decision made by the people. The play, ‘Stolen’ by Jane Harrison shows the suffering caused by the policy. Line up 1 and the scene ‘Adult Flashes’ which shows the great… View Article

Improving Speaking Skills

This article examines the different circumstances under which infant and adult learners develop speaking skills. We will see the facilities or difficulties in both cases in order to focus on the real possibilities of adults to develop a high level of speaking proficiency. We will see what the role of the teacher is in order… View Article

Learning English as Second Language

Learning a Second Language (L2) is a lifelong process and it is often a challenging experience for L2 learners. English has become the L2 after it was introduced to Malaysia during colonization. Presently, it is an international language and is used as the language in international relations, and in exchanging knowledge and technology. It was… View Article

Psycholinguistics: Linguistics and Language Production

Psycholinguistics studies the relationship between language and mind. It studies how are language and speech acquired, produced, comprehended, and lost. Language acquisition and language dissolution happen over time or diachronically. While language production and comprehension happen at a certain point of time or synchronically. Firstly, this paper will talk about language acquisition. Children are a… View Article

Korean College Students Reading Strategies

1. INTRODUCTION Korean universities take a variety of different approaches to ensure college students obtain a strong level of English proficiency during their education. This is why many university English classes use authentic literature written for native English speakers. There are a variety of used resources; journal articles, research reports, thesis, online catalogues, databases, and… View Article

Semasiology: Linguistics and Grammatical Meaning

By definition Lexicology deals with words, word-forming morphemes (derivational affixes) and word-groups or phrases. All these linguistic units may be said to have meaning of some kind: they are all significant and therefore must be investigated both as to form and meaning. The branch of lexicology that is devoted to the study of meaning is… View Article

The True Meaning of the American Dream

The American Dream has been all about a greater national vision, however as time has progressed, the American Dream has shifted from a greater national vision to individual material success. These cultural aspects of the American Dream complement each other and have an underlying relationship. One often “…winces a bit…” at the phrase the American… View Article

Myths and Narratives: The Origin of the Humanities

One thing I remember from when I was young, is Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall One called Peter, one called Paul, Fly away Peter, fly away Paul, Come back Peter, come back Paul. Two little caterpillars sitting on a leaf, One called Brian, one called Keith, Two little butterflies flying through the… View Article