Nietzsche – Metaphorical basis of language / birth of Greek tragedy / genealogical approach to morality

Nietzsche In Friedrich Nietzsche’s essay On Truth and Lying in an Extra-Moral Sense, he defines truth as “a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations which were poetically and rhetorically heightened” (Nietzsche 250). This definition seems to reverse the culturally known order of doing things. Most would state that … Read more

What is a human? (complexity of language)

Module PS3031 – Conceptual Issues and Theoretical Perspectives 26 September 2018 What is a human? Twentieth century psychoanalyst Erich Fromm defined humans as, “the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve” (Fromm, 1947). This “problem” has been constantly defined or reinterpreted from biological, philosophical, evolutional, and sociological … Read more

How Gender Roles and Extroversion Effects How Much People Talk

Gill, A. J, & Oberlander, J. (2002). Taking care of the linguistic features of extraversion. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 24. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6n5652cx Gill and Oberlander share their findings of Extraverts talking more than Introverts. With the hypotheses of Extroverts being louder and engaging more frequently in conversations, Introverts … Read more

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis states that language shapes the cognitive processes and perceptions of individuals. This theory was first hypothesized by Benjamin Whorf, who believed language encompasses the cultural aspects of societies and enables effective and proper communication between its speakers. He believed that language and thought are inseparable, that language is influenced by thoughts and … Read more

Necessity of Learning a Second Language

Necessity of Learning a Second Language Physiological studies have found that people who are bilingual have a more developed cognitive process compared to those who only speak one language, this offers many mental health benefits including being more perceptive and having a greater memory. Even though learning a second language can consume large amounts of … Read more

Connection between the client and interpreter

In proficient situations, working with clients can be troublesome. In this report the connection between the client and interpreter will be taken a gander at how it influences functioning connections and how it could be moved forward. Language is the most common source humans use to interact with each other; it is a multifaceted, rich … Read more

Translation and the ‘brief’

The “brief” is the main concept in Skopos theory, but the studies related to it are not much like the studies conducted examining Skopos theory in general. However, Fraser (1996,2000) has conducted several studies related to the brief. The first study centered on immediate retrospection and the “think aloud protocol” (TAP) for 12 community professional … Read more

Argument Mapping: “Arizona Tewa Kiva Speech as a Manifestation of Linguistic Ideology” by Paul V. Kroskrity.

Anth/Ling 114 – Language, Culture, and Communication in the U.S. #2c Argument Mapping: “Arizona Tewa Kiva Speech as a Manifestation of Linguistic Ideology” by Paul V. Kroskrity. The goal of this paper is to present an argument mapping of Paul V. Kroskrity’s article, “Arizona Tewa Kiva Speech as a Manifestation of Linguistic Ideology”. In order … Read more

The Cockney accent

The Cockney accent is surely one of the best known of all the English accents. It is often used in movies to identify the difference between the working class and the upper, richer class like in the old classic, “Marry Poppins.” Although it is true that it is more often than not spoken by the … Read more

Semilogy and advertising

“There can be no word without Images” – Aristotle DEFINING OF SEMIOLOGY Semiology is the discipline, concerned with meaning-making, the study of sign processes and sensible communication. This also involves the study of signs and the processes, indication, designation, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification and communication. Semiology as a Science is connected to the word Semiosis … Read more

Syntagm and System

Barthes (1964) defines the Syntagm as an elongated mixture of signs. Within semantic analyses, this would be something like a sentence, where each is intertwined to the other terms within the phrase. The Syntagm is likened to the system, which means other words within the mind, as in the case of the relations between “learning” … Read more

LEARNING WORDS IN ENGLISH – A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

2.1. The Importance of Vocabulary Instruction Words are the means of transmission of concepts in the background. At the beginner level, communication is attempted by exploiting the cumulative usage effect of words. Scrivener, \”Go to Disco yesterday. And with friends. Dance \”expression, although it is totally distant from the grammatical content, can often give the … Read more

A METHODOLOGICAL VIEW ON TRANSLATION AND GRAMMAR TEACHING

I. METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES CONCERNING TRANSLATION AND GRAMMAR Teaching a second language was, throughout the years, a constant experiment with different techniques and approaches, bringing shifts and changes on the whole experience. As Celce-Murcia said, in the history of teaching L2, there were approaches on the use of language (speaking and understanding) and on the analysis … Read more

Human language and animal communications

A key aspect of distinguishing humans from other animals has been the development and use of language. Our understanding of language, its characteristics, its development and its evolution have indicated that language did not evolve from a single ability but from a mass of abilities (Bloom & Tinker, 2001). This essay is going to discuss … Read more

“To what extent is a modern foreign language of your choosing under threat from the global rise of English?”

In 1600, English was a somewhat localized language with an estimated six million speaking it globally – most of them located in Great Britain. Currently, English is spoken by 1.5 billion people worldwide, across 75 different global territories. (Clayton, 2015, p.183). English is the third most widely spoken language in the world, following Mandarin Chinese … Read more

Saussure’s sign theory of language

Saussure’s sign theory of language is a revolutionary theory in which change the way people look at how to study language and how it developed through society over time. This approach derived from a distinctive characteristic of his perspective towards language during that time, where he thought that most scholar still confused with the semiology … Read more

Translating El legado – linguistics

Before beginning my translation, I established a strategy that would consider the type of text I was translating, who the reader would be, and the purpose of the translation. According to Reiss’ text typology, my Source Text (ST) is literary and therefore plays an expressive function (2000). Reiss believes that the translator should therefore ‘transmit … Read more

Working with language interpreters

In proficient situations, working with clients can be troublesome. In this report the connection between the client and interpreter will be taken a gander at how it influences functioning connections and how it could be moved forward. Language is the most common source humans use to interact with each other; it is a multifaceted, rich … Read more