Essays on Language

Language and presentational features

This report requires a critical analysis of the use of language and presentational features, within two texts, written for children. A further report will follow to show how one of these texts could be used in the classroom. Chosen Text The two texts chosen for analysis are […]

Dickens’ language

Dickens introduces the characters of Ignorance and Want thus: “They were a boy and girl. Yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish; but prostrate, too, in their humility. Where graceful youth should have filled their features out, and touched them with its freshest tints, a stale and […]

What does the Genie case tell us about how children learn language?

What does the Genie case tell us about how children learn language? Discovering how children leant to speak has been a highly controversial and discussed topic amongst language scholars. Normal children learn language through many different ways. There are several stages each child will go […]

Language Development

The next theory is connectionist modelling which shows that the human brain has many interconnected cells which acts as a self organising system that creates representations in interaction with structured information in its environment (Plunkett and Sinha, 1992) The changes of structures and complexity in […]

Language and translation

What are the dramatic devices Friel uses to illuminate the play’s central themes? (Consider names and naming, language and translation, map-making etc). There are some dramatic devices and techniques that Friel uses to illuminate the play’s central themes. These could be the structure of the […]

Literature and Language

Compare the ways in which Larkin and Plath present their views on human relationships in the “Whitsun Weddings” and “Ariel” In confronting an analysis of “The Whitsun Weddings” by Phillip Larkin and “Ariel” by Sylvia Plath, it is immediately obvious that both authors consider human […]

Control Language

Norman Fairclough, a modern linguist, proclaimed that “language is power,” implying that if you want to control a person or gain power over a nation, you must first control language. The writers of “The Tempest” and “Translations” clearly demonstrate this theme of control through the […]

Comparing the Language and Layout

I plan to compare a broadsheet newspaper with a tabloid newspaper. I will compare the language, colour, style and layout of newspapers that were bought on the same day. Broadsheets and tabloids are very different newspapers for very different people. My broadsheet newspaper is The […]

The language of Alice Munro’s stories

Within Munro’s stories, the subjects, characters and language surrounding them seems ordinary, but the writing and effects that are drawn from the events are extraordinary. This essay will concentrate on three stories from the collection ‘Selected Stories’. The three stories are ‘Postcard’, ‘Miles City Montana’ […]

Language Analysis

There are a limited amount of ethnic minorities featured in these magazines. This is quite inexcusable as children and teenagers should be encouraged to interact interracially and also the lack of ethnic minorities appearing in this medium could make girls who are part of ethnic […]