This study will use discourse pragmatic approach. It is an interdisciplinary approach which integrates insights and analytic tools from discourse analysis, while maintaining a basic pragmatic orientation towards language use and meaning making ( Blum-Kulka and Hamo, 2006). Pragmatics is not the same as discourse analysis, but it would be impossible to analyze any text … Read more
Introduction It must be stated that research has been carried out into the links between language and thought, a relationship so complex in nature that conclusions and ideas about this pair are difficult to form. This relationship is being explored but the quest into finding definite or fixed answers that go beyond the reach of … Read more
Examining the WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 20 March 2020 (Source) The standards of written language, such as punctuation and capitalization, were spelt out in a precise manner throughout the entire text, correct pronouns were used, and it had the feature of effective language that used formal and informal … Read more
I. INTRODUCTION Does gender difference influence the language? Firstly, the language must be defined in order to answer the question. People do not care how the language works, how it affects our relationships, that is, people do not notice the power of language. It is an indispensable means of communication for people and language is … Read more
The Russian language is not an exception. The reflection of extra-linguistic factors in language is easier to demonstrate on the lexical level and, in turn, on vocabulary change. As new things, concepts, and activities appear, they need to be given names, which leads to change of the lexical system. Many of the new Russian words … Read more
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
Shared characteristics in language between ourselves and other species You are only able to read this paper right now because I communicated it to you through language and you (hopefully) understood. Command of words is a skill thus far known to be unique to humans, and one could argue that the capability of speech is … Read more
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
Self-evaluations and the acquisition of pronunciation of French as an L2 Abstract: This paper proposes to look at self-evaluations as a tool in the acquisition of French pronunciation as an L2. The purpose of this paper is, first, to analyze the data from a beta-pilot test of the instruments created by triangulating information gathered from … Read more
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
Abbé Charles-Michel de l’Épée was born in 1712 to a rich family of Versailles, France. He is considered the father of the Deaf and devoted his life to deaf education after meeting two deaf sisters in a poor neighborhood in Paris. The mother of the girls wanted her daughters to be educated in religion. l’Épée, … Read more
The vociferous rise and protracted collapse of the British Empire over the last half millennium has shaped modern linguistics perhaps more dramatically than any other human phenomenon. Famously, at its zenith, the sun never set on the Union Jack, and therefore on the Anglosphere. Within a postmodern context, including the presence of the majority English-speaking … Read more
1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of Kachru’s ‘three circles’ model for conceptualizing World Englishes. Cite as least one country that does not fit neatly into this model and explain why is the case. (3.5 points) The division of English into English as a Native Language (ENL), English as a Second Language (ESL), and English … Read more
WHAT IS LANGUAGE Language is our primary form of communication and it made up of a series of words that convey a meaning. It is innate, no other creature seems to have it, and our understanding is not tied to a specific variety of language There is no other communication system like it and we … Read more
Outline: In the process of cultural development and progress, the language will be different development at the same time. Language and culture are interdependent, mutual influence and common development. This article describes the relationship between culture and language from several aspects. Tylor,E. B. (1871) Primitive culture. London: Cambridge University Press. In this book, anthropologist Edward … Read more
Writing linguistics essays
Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of morphology, syntax, phonetics, and semantics.
Here are some interesting topics for discussion that students can consider when writing an essay on linguistics in 2023:
- The relationship between language and culture, including the impact of language on cultural identity and social norms.
- The acquisition of language, including the role of nature vs. nurture in language development and the impact of bilingualism on cognitive function.
- The evolution of language, including the origins of language and the development of different language families.
- The relationship between language and cognition, including the impact of language on thinking and decision-making.
- The impact of technology on language, including the emergence of new forms of communication and the impact of social media on language use.
- The impact of language on social and political discourse, including issues related to language bias, propaganda, and hate speech.
- The role of language in education, including the impact of language policy on language acquisition and the role of language in classroom instruction.
- The structure of language, including the study of phonetics, syntax, and semantics and the use of linguistic tools to analyze language data.
- The relationship between language and identity, including the impact of language on individual and group identity formation.
- The study of endangered languages and language revitalization efforts.
When writing an essay on this topic, students should choose a specific aspect of linguistics that interests them and focus on developing a clear thesis statement that addresses a particular issue or question.
They should also provide evidence to support their arguments, draw on relevant academic sources, and consider the perspectives of different linguists and researchers.