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Question: TMA 03 Ways in which language is used playfully in English and the significance of playful use of language in our everyday lives.

ENGL E371 - The Past, Present and Future of English

Answer: Introduction Language can be used playfully in English for different reasons, it...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: ENGL E371 - The Past, Present and Future of English
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 1960
  • Date submitted: February 21, 2014
  • Date written: August, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5434

Question: TMA 04 English Language a Workplace Context

ENGL E371 - The Past, Present and Future of English

Answer: Language is an integral part of our lives. Some linguists claim that...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: ENGL E371 - The Past, Present and Future of English
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 1851
  • Date submitted: February 21, 2014
  • Date written: August, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5432

Question: 'Variable forms are difficult to acquire'. Discuss.

Answer: Until the late 1960’s it was still the largely subscribed view that...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: Linguistics
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1579
  • Date submitted: February 09, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2978

Question: Beginning with a careful analysis of the points made by Jean Aitchison in Reading C of Chapter 9 of English: history, diversity and change, discuss whether it is appropriate to label certain kinds of English as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

Answer: Jean Aitchison, a professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University, is...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: U211
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1645
  • Date submitted: January 12, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 68

Question: Compare the conversation between the child and mother in Reading A of Chapter 3 of Learning English: development and diversity (pp. 108-9) with the example of classroom talk between teacher and children in the same course book (p. 121). How do these examples help in understanding the similarities and differences between the expectations about children’s talk at home and school (as examined in Block 5)?

Answer: The process of learning to read and talk begins long before children...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: U210
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 69%
  • Words: 1595
  • Date submitted: January 12, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2000
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 71

Question: TMA03 Option (b)

What are the distinctive features of informal talk that can be gleaned from the conversation between Pip and Phyllis, a married couple from southeast England in Audiocassette 3, Band 5? How do these features compare with those of formal talk elsewhere in Block 3?

Answer: In this essay, we are to highlight the distinctive features of informal...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: U210
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 2088
  • Date submitted: July 13, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1910

Question: TMA02 Option (b)

With reference to specific linguistic examples, explain why Received Pronunciation (RP) occupies such an influential and powerful position in the world, in relation to non-native non-standard accents of the language.

Answer: Our basic approach is first to look at the definitions of Received...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: U210
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 2199
  • Date submitted: July 13, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1908

Question: Carefully analyse the extract of the speech by C. Kuykendall on Audiocassette 3 Band 9 to show the techniques she uses to gain responses from her audience. Relate this to the wider discussion, elsewhere in Block 3, of the techniques of rhetoric used by speakers and the effects on their audience.

Answer: The English language has many uses, including many rhetorical ones which are...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: U210
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 1793
  • Date submitted: January 12, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2000
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 69

Question: TMA01 Option (a)

Would you agree that the sounds, spelling, grammar and vocabulary of present-day English and Old English, as portrayed in the Caedmon extract (English: history, diversity and change, pp. 111-112), are closely related? Prove your case through a study of the Caedmon extract as well as other linguistic examples from Block 1.

Answer: Prior to further analyzing and discussing the above statement pertaining to present-day...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: U210
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1863
  • Date submitted: July 13, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1909

Question: Discuss the extent to which multimodality contributes to informalization and marketization in contemporary English texts.

Answer: Today English texts are becoming increasing multimodal; alongside the written language they...


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  • Subject: English Language
  • Course: U210
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1534
  • Date submitted: January 12, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2000
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 73

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