This was the process which led to literary language slowly rising towards standardization. 3.3 Standardization of the English Language William Shakespeare’s writings are a part of one of the factors that led to the standardization of English, because as soon as they became popular, his words and phrases were put into full action and from this, the grammar and rules of English slowly started being established. Moreover, his writings represent the rules that are currently being used in the English language, for example, he reinitiated the use of suffixes in grammar. Although he has been dead for a very long time and English has been more modernised since then, Shakespeare’s grammar still remains the same.
Today, many people can strongly feel the importance of people who can not only read English but speak in English. I think teachers should adopt other methods such as Audio Lingual method and Comprehension approach. When I was in Junior high school, some teachers taught English using Audio Lingual method. The textbook that I used at Junior high school had lots of sentence patterns. My teacher required us to repeat the sentences.
His work forces readers to contemplate the effort and thought that went into undertaking such a monumental task, while helping them to discover more about an object that they likely paid little attention to in the past. Literature, then, allows for readers to discover unfamiliar aspects of life and about familiar things with significance that would likely have never been
To communicate the meaning of this passage in their tongue, the translator translated this passage “white as coconut meat.” The indigenous people could relate to coconut meat, thereby understanding the meaning of the text. There are currently dozens of English translations with more being written all of the time. Picking a version is largely a matter of personal preference. While the King James Version has stood the test of time, it can be difficult to understand since it is written in seventeenth-century
My problem was grammar of writing essays. So, I was trying to improve it as much as possible, even by studying outside of class time. In particular, I think that I have improved in three different areas from the class: writing process, using quotes, and MLA citation. The writing process is a very big problem for me, but Dr. Wenzell has the step-by-step teaching style of these which I took heed to. I had not known how to actually break down a story and/or poem.
But as far as reading and writing goes I can read and write best in English. I'm a tail end product of the Raj. This is the case with a lot of people in India and Pakistan. They're con¬demned to write in English, but I don't think this is such a bad thing because English is a rich language. Naturally it is not my first language; I'm more at ease talking in Gujrati and Urdu.
Not only by exposing them to the language they will speak, read and write the English language correctly, students must learn and understand the meaning of words. Vocabulary words help any English language learner communicate effectively with any other person. According to Wilkins (1972), “Vocabulary is central to English language teaching because, without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas.” On the other hand, many teachers recognize the importance of teaching vocabulary and they must emphasize it daily in their lessons.
In this paper the author will look at the history of slang, how the use of slang has changed through time and look at the effect it has had on the English language. The Origins of Slang The first recordings of the use of slang were by some of the famous playwrights, including William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, around the 16th Century.
It is difficult to stop because English was my first language and I am so used to using it in every other class. Breaking the habit of talking is possible, but it is a challenge because I am not as used to signing as I am speaking. By choosing to sign more instead of talking you show improvement in ASL because you can naturally and instinctively respond to others in ASL
I believe it was one of the most important events that have made me a lot more mature and responsible. Since English is not my first language, it was hard for me to cope with the American education system. I even had to teach myself how to have a conversation with people in English. I think myself as a risk taker which is why I took IB English to challenge myself and get better at my knowledge
The arguments of Paine were more appealing to eighteenth century readers who were unsure because the colonist were becoming educated. They believed Paine’s arguments because of his use of the Bible. Thomas Paine had greater appeal in the eighteenth century because many colonists were unsure about England ruling. When Common Sense was written colonists agreed that America should be free.
Had this not been required reading , I would not have read past the first few lines. Ms. Wheeler’s writing was more technical in nature. She uses US Standard English, to explain her work with student’s explaining how she decodes her students work looking for differences are in their first vernacular from the US Standard English, and discusses
My grammar wasn’t up to that level, however, I learned new concepts that would make my paper much better. There were many parts of the paper that I would change after taking this course, but the most important lesson I learned was sentence structure and grammar. In the diagnostic essay that I wrote it had many grammar mistakes. “Looking back at
James says it was extremely difficult to learn an entirely new language and culture as late in life as he was. He had to put a large amount of effort into it, but now he is able to use English in his everyday life, and when he is presented with something new, he knows exactly how to work hard to get through
In the late 1500’s, the five tribes Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca joined together to form Iroquois Confederacy. Before uniting they had been fighting with each other, a man from Huron tribe(the peacemaker) set out to end this war. The offer of peace was first accepted by the woman and this is how clan mother came to be the head of the family. These five tribes called themselves Haudenosaunee, meaning people of the longhouse. In 1723, the six nation Tuscarora joined the Iroquois Confederacy.