Research Papers on Linguistics

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  • Learning A Second Language In Infancy And/Or Childhood: Benefits Or Costs For Language Development?

    5 pages in length. In today's globalized society, there is no social downside for children to acquire another language beyond their mother tongue; to have the ability to speak two languages in the world's multicultural environment serves as a solidifying component for raising a more worldly and accomplished child. From a linguistic standpoint, there are both strengths and weaknesses associated with young child simultaneously learning two languages which bring forth a collection of reasons why there are a combination of benefits as well as costs for the bilingual child; two of the greatest concerns of early bilingualism include code switching and how the process of language acquisition is challenged when more than one is learned at once. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Connectionism Versus Motor Theory: Language Processing

    10 pages in length. Virtually no element of understanding human function goes without challenge; language processing is no exception. Pitted against each other for the struggle to attain superiority, connectionism and motor theory have come to represent the two primary aspects associated with speech perception. Simply defined as learning by doing (connectivism) and learning by being (classical or motor theory), history is filled with intellectuals who eagerly posited the values of both sides, many who provided their own labels to the same concepts. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Language Learning and Dialogue's Importance

    In nineteen pages language learning processes during childhood are the focus of this study that includes research, analysis, and a review of relevant literature. Nineteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bertrand Russell/On Denoting

    A 4 page research paper that discusses an aspect of Russell's career and philosophy. Between the publication of Principles of Mathematics in 1903 and his article "On Denoting" in 1905, the views of Bertrand Russell on the semantics of propositions in sentence that contain denoting phrases changed considerably. This examination of this factor in Russell's work looks at the impetus behind change and how the change expressed Russell's views on the relationship between the grammatical form of a denoting phrase and the logical form of the proposition that it expresses. In so doing, Russell logically connects the realms of logic in the study of mathematics and semantics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Interpersonal Communication/Listening Skills

    A 4 page research paper on listening skills. The writer focuses on listening styles, barriers to listening and strategies to make listening more efficient. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Three Perspectives on Problems with Teaching English

    This 9 page paper comprises three short essays, each one covering a different topic relating to the teaching of English. The first propose a workshop to help teachers overcome their prejudice against students who speak an English dialect rather than standard English; the second deals with how a student's native language knowledge can help them learn English; and the third discusses the implications of animals that learn sign language. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Persuasion: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 3 page paper which examines hos Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. employed methods of persuasion in his work. The work examined is “Letter From Birmingham Jail” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” No additional sources cited.

  • The Evolution of Language

    The writer examines the way in which human language has evolved and whether or not that evolution has a basis in biology. The writer argues that human language is so unique in its aspects that its development can only be seen as part of the development of advanced human cognition and the human species' social nature. The paper is seven pages long and there are eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • On Speaking Well by Peggy Noonan

    In five pages this report considers how public speaking fears can be conquered with advice provided by a speech writer of President Ronald Reagan who is also a columnist with The Wall Street Journal. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Communication and Body Language

    In three pages communication through body language is discussed in terms of uses the hands, eyes, and the entire body.

  • Bilingualism Linguistics Project

    In five pages this paper considers a bilingualism project which includes descriptions of data collected, analysis of the data, and results interpretation. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • ASL and Deafness

    An 8 page paper which examines ASL and various aspects of Deafness. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Cultures of Hearing and Deafness

    In five pages cultural difficulties for communities of hearing and deaf individuals are compared. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dyslexia's Two Primary Subtypes, Current Practice and Thinking

    In a paper consisting of 6 pages visual spatial and phonological types of dyslexia are examined in terms of current diagnosis research as well as this condition's educational and social implications. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Speech by Chavez

    One speech made by Cesar Chavez is evaluated. The speech is called The Mexican-American and the Church. This four page paper includes four references.

  • Japanese Linguistics 'Scrambling'

    This is an analytical overivew of an article that considers the word order as it pertains to Japanese linguistics, which is an area that not much research has been conducted. There are 6 sources in the bibliography.

  • British National Corpus Project and Linguistics

    In eight pages this research paper examines the BNC project and its linguistics impact. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' by Martin Luther King Jr.

    In seven pages this famous text is analyzed in terms of the arguments Martin Luther King Jr. presented within. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bilingual Subject Cognitive Function Measurement by the Stroop Effect

    In five pages this paper defines the Stroop Effect and demonstrates how it is used for research purposes with the cognitive functioning of bilingual speakers the primary focus. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Language Acquisition, Early Childhood & SLI

    An 8 page research paper that discusses language acquisition and specific language impairment, focusing specifically on children having difficulty with “wh-questions,” that is, using and understanding “what, when, where, why,” etc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • American Slang, Changes in Language and Changes in Attitudes

    The writer examines ways in which changes in language and culture reflect one another. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page document.

  • Sweeeeet! How Language and Culture Intermix

    The writer examines the connection between culture and language, concentrating on American slang. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Iraqi Languages: Kurdish

    This research paper pertains to the Kurdish language, which is a principal language spoken in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The writer discusses the role and status of Kurdish in Iraqi culture and politics. Four pass in length, five sources are cited.

  • Language that is Gender Biased

    This report examines the topic of language and gender bias in a variety of ways. Does bias prompt the language or vice versa? This in addition to other questions are answered in the scope of this well researched report.This six page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Language Barriers to Students from Indonesia, Japan, China, Croatia and Turkey Entering the United States

    In five pages this paper considers the formidable language barriers that exist to international students from these parts of the world in a consideration of linguistics and culture. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Specific Language Impairment Article Review

    The writer reviews an article written 2002 concerning the way that problems in language development may be linked to a family history of specific language impairment. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this six page paper.

  • Matrix Language Frame and Code Switching

    In ten pages the process of switching code data is examined in terms of grammatical constraints such as Poplack and a discussion of how code switching is represented in the MLF model of Carol Myers Scotton is featured along with identification of trigger words also considered. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Review of "African American Mothers' Views of Their Infants' Language Development and Language-Learning Environment"

    A 3 page review of a study of mother-child interactions among African American families in a large Southern city. There are several critical differences in the ways that mothers of varied cultures interact with their children. The study was small and cannot be generalized to a larger population, but it appears to be quite valid for Southern urban settings. The study probably is not a statistically valid one, but the authors approached data collection in a thoughtful and reasonable manner to identify the three broad themes they found. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Language History Study

    In four pages this paper considers questions regarding language change and the limited value represented by written evidence studying and the language family and ancestry concepts with The Power of Babel A Natural History of Language by McWhorter and Language Change : Progress or Decay? by Aitchison referenced. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Contemporary Variations in the English Language

    This 6 page essay explores contemporary variations in English usage. Ebonics is a particularly controversial area. The author provides numerous examples and an opinion on the appropriateness of this language style. 3 sources are cited.

  • Cultures of Australia's Guugu Ymidhirr and Madagascar's Malagasy

    A comparative analysis of these cultures are contrasted and compared in 6 pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Application of 'AutoSlog' Natural Language Processing

    In ten pages this research paper considers an application of the natural language processing program dubbed AutoSlog. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Phonological Awareness and Reading: The Process of Language Acquisition

    This 8 page research study relates the findings of a number of studies regarding the use and utility of phonological awareness and correlated phonemic awareness as they can be related to both language acquisition and reading processes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Politeness Theory and Pragmatics

    In fourteen pages this paper examines Politeness Theory and pragmatics as they relate to language study. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Fourth Grade Students' Reading Comprehension Skills Improvement

    In fifteen pages this research study features a literature review on student reading comprehension and then examines various techniques that could be applied to improving reading at the forth grade level. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Elementary Classroom and Reading Aloud

    In five pages this essay discusses the importance of oral reading for elementary school students in a consideration of how it improves reading comprehension, recognition of words, and fluency in language. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sight Based Reading Programs, Phonics, and Reading Comprehension

    In seventeen pages this research study considers the differences that exist between sight based and phonics reading program with the advantages of phonics emphasized. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reading and the Importance of Comprehension

    In five pages this paper which is written for a Back to School night teacher and parent audience examines the significance of reading comprehension in both multicultural and mainstream environments. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning and Utilizing Language

    A 3 page reaction paper to “Language and Education,” which appears in Life-Span, Human Development by Carol K. Sigelman and Elizabeth A. Rider. This is a fascinating chapter in that it addresses the development of what is arguably the defining characteristic of what it means to be “human,” which is the ability to use language. This point is illustrated through the authors’ opening paragraph, which refers to Helen Keller, who was both deaf and blind from infancy, and how the ability to communicate through sign language connected her connected her to her family and society. The chapter then describes in detail how young children acquire language. No additional sources cited and the bibliography is incomplete.

  • The Significance of Early Language Development

    16 pages and 8 sources. This paper gives a distinct look at the importance of early language processing skill development in young children. This paper assesses the views of theoretical assessments of cognitive processes and the stages of development.

  • Memory Retention Testing For Second Language Classes

    This paper addresses the testing techniques utilized by educators of second language classes. The author discusses various testing methods, such as the Cloze Test, as well as ways to meet the needs of certain students. This fifteen page paper has thirteen sources in the bibliography.

  • Code-Switching (Comparison of Two Articles)

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts two articles on code-switching. The articles are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Reading and Writing Fundamentals and the 'Hooked on Phonics' Program

    This paper discusses how the basic 'Hooked on Phonics' program teaches children the basics of reading and writing in fourteen pages. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Language and Understanding the World

    This 5 page paper considerers the development of language in the forms known today and if they have been advantageous in furthering the understanding of the world. This is considered by looking back to the development of language and the way it correlates with an increased understanding of the world to assess the link between language and world understanding. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Perception and Communication

    A 9 page contention that our perception can have a tremendous influence on our ability to communicate with others. This paper points out that our perception is important not just in verbal communication but also nonverbal communication. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


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