Language, Cognition and Culture Language and perception

 What is verbal hygiene?

It is a thought–provoking term, used by Deborah Cameron describe how People respond to the ‘urge to meddle in matters of language’. It covers a wide range of activities, from writing letters to Editors complaining about the ‘deterioration’ and ‘abuse’ Continue reading “Language, Cognition and Culture Language and perception”

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CHAPTER 8- Ethnicity and Social Networks by Janet Holmes

CHAPTER 8- Ethnicity and Social Networks

* It is often possible for individuals to signal their ethnicity by the language they choose to use. Even when a complete conversation in an ethnic language is not possible, people may use short phrases, Continue reading “CHAPTER 8- Ethnicity and Social Networks by Janet Holmes”

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What do Sociolinguists do? (Janet Holmes Sociolinguistics)

summary of Janet Holmes Sociolinguistics:

CHAPTER 1-What do Sociolinguists do?

Sociolinguistics: a term that refers to the study of the relationship between language and society, and how language is used in multilingual speech communities. Continue reading “What do Sociolinguists do? (Janet Holmes Sociolinguistics)”

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GRAMMATICAL LEVELS OF ANALYSIS IN LITERARY CRITICISM

GRAMMATICAL LEVELS OF ANALYSIS

In order to use language effectively and efficiently, we have to know the grammatical structures of the language and its meaning. We also have to know what forms of the language are appropriate for a given situation Continue reading “GRAMMATICAL LEVELS OF ANALYSIS IN LITERARY CRITICISM”

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CONSIDER YOUR NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE IN TELLING YOUR STORY

NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE

A narrative technique is any of several methods the creator of a narrative uses to convey his message to his readers. It is a strategy used in making a narrative to relay information to the audience and, particularly, to ‘develop’ the narrative Continue reading “CONSIDER YOUR NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE IN TELLING YOUR STORY”

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Styles as a Choice (the author’s decision)

Styles as a Choice

            Choice is a very vital element of stylistics since it deals with the variation and options that are available to an author. Language provides its users with more than one choice in a given situation and genre, the writer chooses in expressing thoughts and opinions. Continue reading “Styles as a Choice (the author’s decision)”

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Style as a Product of Context (what is the work about)

Style as a Product of Context

Although many people relate style to choice, some scholars maintain that style is not a matter of choice or deviation, rather it is the result of the milieu in which the author originates and the context in which the work is produced. Continue reading “Style as a Product of Context (what is the work about)”

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