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The Development of Language Skills in Children – 2500 word essay

Critically discuss the factors that encourage the development of language skills in children There are many factors that encourage the development language skills in children and these factors are a highly contested issue within developmental psychology. There is also great debate as to whether language development is caused by nature or nurture, whether children are … Continue reading The Development of Language Skills in Children – 2500 word essay

Linguistic Structuralism 2000 words

Discuss the motivation, methods, successes and limitations of the 20th century enterprise of linguistic structuralism.   Linguistic structuralism can be traced as developing from Ferdinand Saussure’s Course in General Linguistics, a text reconstructed by editors from notes taken by Saussure’s students from his lectures between 1906 and 1911. I will consider here motivations for linguistic … Continue reading Linguistic Structuralism 2000 words

Language of Religion 3000 words

AUGMENTATION INTRODUCTION Religion has perhaps the most persuasive rhetoric. Religions that do not have the persuasive power cannot withstand the onslaught of other religions with more persuasive power and die an early death. Language, powerful persuasion, believable reasoning and logic of uncommon strength in the form of religious language, have shown the courage to cut … Continue reading Language of Religion 3000 words

Lesson Plan ‘Some and Any’ EFL

Lesson Plan Language point: Using ‘some’ and ‘any’ for positive and negative statements, questions, and offers Level: Pre-intermediate Context: Mixed nationality class of no more than 15 teenagers at an EFL summer school Length of lesson: 55 minutes (approx)     Aim of lesson: To enable students to differentiate between the usage of ‘some’ and … Continue reading Lesson Plan ‘Some and Any’ EFL

Linguistics – Prepositions – 2500 words

There are not any differences in the frequency use of general prepositions in the spoken and written subcorpora Introduction   My attempt is to verify in this scientific report if the above mentioned hypothesis that there are not any differences in the frequency use of general prepositions in the written or spoken subcorpora is correct … Continue reading Linguistics – Prepositions – 2500 words

Discourse and Pragmatics in Language Teaching – 3000 word essay

Discourse and Pragmatics in Language Teaching Introduction Breen describes discourse and pragmatics as a large field with “several overlapping and competing definitions deriving from a range of analytical and theoretical positions” (Breen 2004: 309). Primarily, however, definitions of discourse focus on analyzing text in context, rather than isolated grammatical analysis of sentences. Definitions of pragmatics … Continue reading Discourse and Pragmatics in Language Teaching – 3000 word essay

Developing Early Literacy – Parents’ role. 2000 word essay

Developing Early Literacy: Role of Parental Involvement   Introduction People all know that languages develop out of the user’s need to express themselves. From this fact, we can therefore say that all languages are equal. This equality means that all languages, regardless of their characteristics and linguistic qualities, all meet the social and psychological needs … Continue reading Developing Early Literacy – Parents’ role. 2000 word essay

Corpus Linguisics Report – 2000 words

CORPUS LINGUISTICS REPORT Introduction   As Charles F. Meyer suggests, “because corpora consist of texts (or parts of texts), they enable linguists to contextualise their analysis of language; consequentially corpora are very well suited to more functionally based discussions of language” (Meyer 2002: 6). It is important to start with a particular hypothesis in order … Continue reading Corpus Linguisics Report – 2000 words

Dissertation: VOCABULARY LEARNING ACROSS LEVELS – 12,0000 words

Comparison of Vocabulary Learning Strategies Across Levels                                                     CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION     1.1. Rationale and purpose of the study   Human beings communicate with each other by means of … Continue reading Dissertation: VOCABULARY LEARNING ACROSS LEVELS – 12,0000 words