Literal translation Essays

  • Disadvantages Of Multilingual Children

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    Introduction Psychological studies have found out that speaking several languages can have great benefits on learning, cognition, memory, task conducting and many many other . The brains of bilingual and multilingual people work in a different way than monolingual speakers and thanks to these differences for quite many mental benefits. The most interesting thing is that only people who are bilingual or multilingual can have these positive factors. not Unless you have spoken a foreign language, your

  • Intercultural Communication Literature Review

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    2. Literature Review This section will discuss several theories, finding of previous researchers and concepts related to Intercultural sensitivity, culture and the field of Intercultural Communication. The literature review section aims to achieve several objectives. Firstly, it plans to define the concepts of Intercultural competence, Intercultural sensitivity and other related terms from the points of view of different researchers. Secondly, it discusses the history of intercultural field and

  • Cause And Effect Of Texting Essay

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    In the 21st century, texting has become a common element in the art of communication; its popularity can be based on the increase in communication devices such as cell phones, personal computers, and tablets among others. Social media and social sites are a major contributor to the rapid increase of texting especially among generation Y. According to John McWhorter, a linguistic and writer by profession, texting cannot be entirely classified as a segment of writing, but has developed into quite a

  • Essay On Hardest Language

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    The Easiest and Hardest Languages to Learn Some languages are easy to learn for native English speakers, and others are notoriously difficult. Alphabets, conjugations, vocabulary, and more all factor into making a language easy or hard to learn. According to this list of the most widely spoken languages, the top six languages to consider learning are Mandarin, Spanish, English, Hindu, Arabic, and Portuguese. If you want to be widely understood and open up many new travel destinations, learning one

  • Japanese Cultural Identity Essay

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    Primarily, the centre of the research on Japanese cultural identity for this paper will be of two very different Japanese cultural identity groups; mixed race Japanese citizens and a selection of Japanese subcultures. Although both of these groups have a definite connection with the English language, the nature of this connection is vastly different. This connection also is heavily subjected to prejudice and other’s attitudes regarding an identity, all of which will be elaborated on in the appropriate

  • Beowulf Translation Essay

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    Charles Scott Moncrieff’s translation of Beowulf is more linguistically similar to the original text than interpretive of that text which indicates a formal equivalence philosophy. Moncrieff’s translation uses literal translations of the original language, and mirrors the structure and layout of the original text. The first line of Moncrieff’s translation, “Then came from the moor / under misty slopes,” appears to be an exact translation of the original first line. Also illustrated in the first line

  • Argumentative Essay: The Lewis Model

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    Lewis Model Argumentative Essay The essay mainly introduces three categories of countries written by an authoritative linguist Lewis, in order to help readers to reduce culture shock and explore the world’s economy. Of these three types, the first one is “Linear-actives” and the second is “Multi-actives”. The last one is “Reactives”. While my classmates disagree with these three patterns, I am in favor of Lewis. The reason is that he illustrates and summarizes typical differences between different

  • Analysis Of Connie In Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

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    Connie in Joyce Carol Oates’s story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” desperately wants to be independent from her family, while Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” pathetically yearns for inclusion. In this story, Oates pays special attention to the mother-daughter relationship and the lack of meaningful communication between them. Connie's mother is an image of the future Connie doesn't want – the life of a domestic housewife. Connie has a love-hate relationship with her mother

  • Mrs. Bennet In Charles Dickens Great Expectations

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    Although she may not intend to, she limits her daughters by prioritizing their social status over satisfaction with their life choices. With regard to Elizabeth, Mrs. Bennet embodies the roles and requirements which Elizabeth is meant to defy through her free-will and growth as a character. Mrs. Bennet’s image as a mother deteriorates further as she sends Jane in the rain to visit Mr. Bingley and his acquaintances with “many cheerful prognostics of a bad day” (Austen 45). The act alone is not inherently

  • Hester Prynne: A Role Model That Transcends Time

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    A Role Model that Transcends Time Hester Prynne changed dramatically throughout the course of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter. Initially she was viewed as the antagonist and was a destructive character to those around her. After being confined in her cottage with Pearl, she began to develop a sense of who she needed to become in order to efficiently raise Pearl. Hester’s ability to do what was necessary for her improvement made her into a respectable role model for women to shadow. Hester

  • Michel Foucault's Theory Of Power Relationship

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    What is a translation? One would say that translation is the effort of communication between different worlds. You try to translate a source text, a speech, a theme, a culture to the target one. How can that be possible though, if absolute equivalence between two different languages and more specifically two different worlds is a remote possibility? There are slim chances in achieving the perfect translation, and the only way a translation can be described as a successful one, it is when it constitutes

  • Friendship In Pride And Prejudice

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    In the novel Pride and Prejudice, the author includes many diverse characters who have intriguing relationships to one another.The two main types of relationships are romance and friendship, and both are prevalent throughout the novel. Most readers focus on the romance of the novel but its the friendships that this essay will shed light on. By comparing the friendships in Pride and Prejudice, to C.S. Lewis’s definition of friendship in Four Loves, the reader can see the similarities between the two

  • Orientalism In M. Butterfly

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    Discourse does not have a general definition , but Foucault ( as cited by Mills, 2004) have stated that the most effective ways of think of discourse is" practices that systematically creates the object which they speak" (p. 61). In other words, what we say and think are two different things. Discourse is also an idea that language is planned according to different areas of social life, and a way of talking about and understanding the world (Jorgensen & Phillips, 2002). Discourses are made up of

  • Christian Elements In Beowulf

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    The study of Anglo-Saxon literature cannot be complete without an in-depth analysis of, ‘Beowulf’, one of the oldest and greatest poems ever written in the history of English Literature. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to introduce Beowulf as the epic of English poems and to describe features that make this poem an indispensible part of English literary history twelve hundred years down the road. Unfortunately, due to cultural and political turmoil, much of Anglo-Saxon literature was destroyed

  • Reflection Of Chinese Cinderella

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    The novel entitled Chinese Cinderella, written by Adeline Yen Mah can be considered by one as an autobiography. Adeline Yen Mah writes about her life during her younger years in this novel. Starting off with the author, Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin in the Republic of China on November 30, 1937. Its whole title, “Chinese Cinderella: The Story of the Unwanted Daughter,” speaks literally of how the flow of the novel is. The novel introduces us to 4-year-old Yen Jun-ling, whose name was changed

  • Text And Discourse Essay

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    between “text” and “discourse” is contrasted by famous scholars and identified by different definitions. The material gathered from various articles and linguist’s work. The results supported by Malinovsiy’s opinion. Key words: discourse, text, translation. Introduction XX century was an attempt to differentiate between categories of text and discourse. Until now, the question of the relationship

  • Connie In Joyce Carol Oates's The Metamorphosis

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    Connie in Joyce Carol Oates’s story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” desperately wants to be independent from her family, while Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” pathetically yearns for inclusion. In this story, Oates pays special attention to the mother-daughter relationship and the lack of meaningful communication between them. Connie's mother is an image of the future Connie doesn't want – the life of a domestic housewife. Connie has a love-hate relationship with her mother

  • Compare And Contrast Victor Frankenstein And The Monster

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    Frankenstein In most fiction stories, there are always two characters that do or do not represent different sides of the same character. Frankenstein is a short gothic horror story written by Mary Shelley. Shelley writes about a scientist who created a being from dead body parts. Victor Frankenstein as the protagonist of the story created a monstrous character that was a reflection of himself. In Frankenstein, Shelley presents two characters who represent the different sides of the same character

  • Power In Seamus Heaney's Follower

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    How do the poems present the thematic dichotomy of power and powerlessness? Explore this idea, referring to three poems in detail and to at least three other poems from your wider reading. Seamus Heaney’s ‘Follower’ explores a power dynamic between different generations in a family, and different types of occupation, in its focus on the poet’s feelings towards his father as both a child and an adult. As a child, the poet is presented as being in awe of his father’s power and expertise, and a wanting

  • The Nature Of Language In Victor Hugo's Les Misérables

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    Ever since the creation of written language, humanity has been connected on profound levels with each other. However, the gap in between separate languages has also hampered this connection in the lost experiences of translations. Although the nature of language itself is universal, the differences between two languages often obstructs the reader 's ability to fully comprehend a literature piece. The translator 's struggle to balance between poetic purposes and the intended meaning of the author