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    Melvin Seeman’s five prominent features of alienation Melvin Seeman, the American sociologist, considers alienation as the summation of the individual's emotions, divides it into five different modalities: powerlessness, meaninglessness, normlessness, and finally self-estrangement. 1. Powerlessness According to Seeman, powerlessness theoretically means when the individual believes his activity will fail to yield the results he seeks. He also opines that the notion of alienation is rooted in the

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    DEVELOPING A VOCABULARY LIST FOR 2-4 YEAR OLD TYPICALLY DEVELOPING KANNADA SPEAKING CHILDREN INTRODUCTION: Language is a complex and dynamic system of conventional symbols that is used in various modes for thought and communication (ASHA, 1982). Language code is not held common by all human beings but only those who belong to a specific community. Language depends on culture, people and place. Language acquisition is a developmental phenomenon that emerges in the early childhood (Rice, 2003). A

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    itself in order to evolve and has many variations through dialects. Different language communities have certain ways of talking that will set them apart from others and those differences are known as dialects. Dialects are not just accents but also grammar, vocabulary, syntax and common expressions used.One is able to identify and distinguish between different people, different ethnicities and races as people speak different languages. Each human belongs to a community which makes them speak a specific

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    In this essay I will be discussing the strengths and weaknesses of sense perception as a way of knowing and how they come to play a part in daily lives. We as human beings rely on all our four ways of knowing to help us make decisions that influence almost everything we know, do and say. These four ways of knowing are: sense perception, language, emotion and reason; and as useful and vital these four ways of knowing are to us they do on the other hand have weaknesses. Sense perception is defined

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    The Challenges in Learning Heritage Language: Name: Institution: The Challenges in Heritage Language Introduction and background of the study In a simple definition, a heritage language basically refers to a minor language that has been learned is being used in communication. Basically, the language is most dominant in children. A lot of children of immigrants are born in families where non- dominant heritage language is used in communication. However, the children of the second generation

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    Human beings depend highly on effective communication when they interact. “Communication is any process in which people share information, ideas and feelings”, it also “involves not the spoken and written words but also body language, personal mannerisms, styles and anything that add meaning to a message” (Dina Burger 2011). There are various types of communication, but I will be focusing on verbal and non-verbal communication, they consist of various elements that distinguish them from one another

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    1. What are the two parts of Gleitman’s argument for how children do and do not learn verb meanings? P377 Glietman’s first argument is that verbs are unable to be learned by simply observing the situations where they are used. This is because a lot of verbs refer to coinciding situations, and parents don’t always use a verb when its perceptual links are present. The second argument is that there is enough evidence in a verb’s subcategorization frames to guess it’s meaning fairly closely. 2. How

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    1.1 Background of the Study Every language has its own idiomatic expression in the form of words, phrases, and expression which has a purpose to express the meaning through the lexical item. Idiom is a group of words whose meaning is different from the meaning of the individual words, for example: ‘Let the cat out of the bag’ is an idiom which means to tell a secret by mistake (Hornby, 2010:744). Every idiom is commonly difficult to understand because it has special meaning and also it cannot be

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    2) Teaching: The educator has a leading role in the process of teaching a foreign language. He carries out a lot of tasks within the target language. Here are some of these tasks: a) Contextualization b) Drilling c) Effective assessment a) Contextualization of Material: Contextualization is defined as employing the items of the language in a meaningful and relevant context. This helps the learners to acquire new skills and knowledge. It also develops their abilities and attitudes. Learners should

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    I realized that teaching is not considered as merely transmitting knowledge and information to students. First of all, I understand that learning should take place in authentic and real-world environments. According to Piaget (1954), the learner must be active to be engaged in real learning. Learning is a process of interacting with the outside world (Brown et al., 1989; Lave & Wenger, 1991). In the early 20th century, John Dewey (1933) advocated the use of authentic tasks can help students acquire

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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

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    Language is one of the most important aspects in life, it is used to express feelings and inner thoughts. It makes sense of complex and abstract thoughts, and also makes it easier to communicate with others.• Language can be defined as verbal, physical and biologically innate. Behaviorists often define language as a learned behavior involving a stimulus and a response (http://languagedevelopment.tripod.com/).• Babies are born without language do they not already have a form of language at birth however

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    2.2.2 Human Language According to linguistic anthropologist Charles F. Hockett (1960s), there are several characteristics regarding human language and they are named the design features of language. (Wkikpedia: Hockett’s design features, n.d., para. 1) (Is this direct quotation or indirection?) • Displacement This is the concern of time and place. Human can talk about things happened in the past, right now or even in the future, whereas animals can only communicate to events happening at that

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    second language with relation to SLA. The term interlanguage was used by Selinker (1972) when he described the rules of structure at the Intermediate grammar level given for the learners of second language to achieve their target language. In spite of the inadequacy of the nature of this grammar, Selinker says that it makes a unity of the whole as this grammar is driven through many psychological mechanisms and it is not developed in the natural way. Adjemian presented Selinker's philosophy with some modification

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    Mirror Neuron Hypothesis

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    What is language? The definition of language is “the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way” (Oxford dictionary, 2014). Philosophers have been asking themselves, "What is language in general?" Some say that language is the only “manipulation and use of symbols in order to draw attention to signified content” (Wikipedia, 2014). However, in this case, human beings won’t be the only species that can use language. Some

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    Communication Technology Technology has changed our lifestyle and is continuing to alter it. Every aspect of our life has been somehow touched by technology. However, technology has made a significant impact on the way we communicate and new communication technologies are continuously improving and being used in everyday life. It has become an essential part of most our lives because we, as a human species, have always had this deep desire to communicate, and to communicate over distance. The obstruction

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    Dialect is the language used by specific regions, class and social groups. It involves grammar and spelling. In comparison, accent is the way in which we pronounce words, the differences in vowels and consonant sounds, syllabic stress. Considering this, I rewrote a spoken narrative from ‘Humans of New York’ in a Yorkshire accent and dialect. Using words such as ‘gallack’ instead of saying ‘when we left’, relating to the dialect of Yorkshire, and rewriting words such as ‘theear’ instead of ‘there’

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    people enunciate them out loud. There are words which can be same in two languages, however, can sound very different by two natives. Syntactic rules: They play the role of foundation like how the sentence should be structured. For example, it could grammar, or vowel use in a sentence. Semantic rules: This is the most important rule of language to govern because it gives the word a specific meaning. This way words can be used by most people. Yet, when these rules are used well like people misuse the

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    Introduction Business communication is a process where both the employer and the employees in a company share and exchange information. Be it the corporate world or the education arena, priority is given to ‘speaking’ correct English. People in these fields have understood that communication skills mean speaking skills. Most people think that writing skills are not essential for effective communication. But that is not the truth. Writing skill is also an important part of communication. Business

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    1.2. Analysis the symbol in trifle According to dictionary, symbol is a word, phrase, image, or the like having a complex of associated meanings and perceived as having inherent value separable from that which is symbolized. There are many symbols in a play Trifles. The first symbol is winter season. It symbolize of cold heart of John Wright. He never think about the situation happen of his wife. He just more concerned about himself. The second symbol is bird. Bird symbolize the character of Minnie

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