Introduction Spelling is, without a doubt, one of the absolute most important things in our society, since it allows us to communicate with each other, without necessarily being in the same room. Especially the English spelling is important, since it’s the third most spoken language in the world (depending on chosen criteria.) Yet the question of the relevance of English spelling still remains. Based on the arguments presented by the authors Anne Trubek, Lee Simmons and Masha Bell, I will discuss the relevance of English spelling. Outline In the article ”Proper Spelling?
(4) The English language did not mix with other languages such as northern Germany and remote countries and there were modified in some consonants and the Hattie modifications belonged to the West Germanic region The Dialects of Old English: 1. Old English was not an entirely uniform language. We can distinguish four dialects in Old English
Knowledge of word spelling is essential for reading and writing. Spelling recognition significantly improves phonological awareness and understanding of alphabetical principle. It also contributes to the general understanding of the meaning of the words and pronunciation. As spelling helps improve reading and writing fluency, it should be integrated into the begging stages of both programs. Spelling and handwriting are the basic components of transcription that has a key significance in writing developmental processes.
The nature, purposes and uses of language are the most basic information that has to be learnt in order to understand language. Language consists of three aspects, namely ‘sounds’, ‘meaning’ and ‘grammar’ (Bates, 2003). These three components work together to form language as a whole. ‘Sounds’ refer to how words are pronounced, which is studied in Linguistics in its subtopic, phonetics and phonology. ‘Meaning’ refers to how words are given meaning or description, explained in the subtopics semantics and lexicon while ‘grammar’ refers to the rules in which meaning and sounds come together, further explained by morphology and syntax, also subtopics of Linguistics.
One reason for that is we don’t notice many of the sound we make when we talk and the actual sounds are different than we hear in our heads. Phonetics importance lies behind that it can distinguish between international languages, like in every language it has it’s own characteristics and there are sounds in English you might not use in your language and sounds in Arabic you might not use in English and one of the most difficult things about English is the spelling and the pronunciation. It’s difficult to know the pronunciation when you look to the spelling of a word because the same letters can be pronounced differently. After studying phonetics you will be able to know where does every sound come from, when to close or open your jaw, the shape of your mouth, where your tongue should be, when the air should come out and voiced and voiceless sounds. In other hand phonology that is more about the system, studying the actual sound, which can make difference in the language and how they are produced and transferred out of your
Most innovative companies of 2016 "(BABBEL, n.d)). Mainly, English is the lingua Franca of the world today. the Oxford dictionary defines the concept of Lingua Franca as “A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.” (n.d.) In this regard, English can be seen as the language of business, technology, tourism and intercultural communication. Nevertheless, learning a foreign language is not limited to an instrumental view of this. Learning structures, developing four skills (writing, reading, speaking and listening) and vocabulary is
Abstract: Lin Yutang plays a very important role in Chinese translation history. His translation theory is systematic and comprehensive. The objects of his translation are mostly Chinese classic literature. In the process of translation, the flexible application of various translation strategies makes his translation can be better accepted by the readers. His series of English writing has been a sensation in Europe and America, and has a far-reaching influence.
The CAPS (2011:15) envisages that both the communicative approach and grammar teaching are equally important for learners to acquire language proficiency. The CAPS document put emphasis on the learning of the language rule as well utilisation thereof acquired language. In contrast the communicative language deems learning of language rules as of no
To buttress the above definition, Hakes el al (1978) see language as the most important tool of communication that individuals have at their disposals. The above is the operational definition of Language, which places no inherent restriction on the nature on the nature of the quality of the information transmitted. Language is not only employed as a means of effective communication but also a vital link in the process of creativity which gives meaning to a work of art. Language undoubtedly plays a crucial role in the pursuit of any educational development. It is a master key in technology development.