Problems of Syntax

If generative grammar focuses on establishing rules: The underlying thesis of generative grammar is that sentencesare generated by a subconscious set of procedures (like computer programs).These procedures are part of our minds (or of our cognitive abilitiesif you prefer). The goal of syntactic theory is to model these procedures.In other words, we are trying to […]

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The Creole language

The Creole language that will be considered during this essay will be Mauritian Creole. Mauritius is found of the African continent, in the south west of the Indian ocean. This island was visited by the Portuguese in the early 16th Century, and by the Dutch in the 17th Century. They were the ones whom first […]

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The First Born

The title of this poem is “The First Born”. The poem is set in Australia today. The speaker in the poem, is the Land, which is distressed and franticly searching for her “first born”, the indigenous Australians who are in a bad condition. The Land continues searching for her “first born” and asks “you whom […]

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The Life Of Alexander Pushkin

Freedom in Alexander Pushkin’s literary works occupies one of the central positions; however, Pushkin treats freedom from various sides and perspectives. Living in the period of social and political changes, in the era of the Great Patriotic War of 1812 and the revolt of Decembrist of 1825, Pushkin belonged to the generation which was in […]

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Theory of Migration and Cultural Constructions of Home

  Defining the place called home has proven to be a challenge for many since it is highly subjective amongst individuals. Home is not merely the physical space occupied by the family members; it is a feeling. A mental and deep emotional connection of the physical space to the experiences and memories tied to the […]

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Using peer correction in teaching writing skill to help

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background of the problem Writing skill which includes language, private knowledge and skill, emotion and the interaction of personal opinion is difficult and challenging to learn and develop for many students in EFL contexts in general and in Vietnam in particular. In Vietnam, there are many teachers of English who even […]

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Has Music of the 1950’s Shaped Today’s Music?

  Background Questions – Has music of the 1950’s shaped today’s music? Navjot      – Who influenced the music in the 1950’s? Zainab      – Was there a particular style of music in the 1950’s? Navjot More than one style of music was popular,the popular genres of the 1950’s: Rock ‘n’ Roll: African Americans migrated […]

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Norwegian language

Task A Do you have a rack at home with a CD player, tuner and equalizer? Or do you simply use a discman? If nothing else you may have a walkman? What kind of clothes do you wear? Is it a sweatshirt, jeans and boots? Do you eat fast food, or use a food processor […]

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Schema Theory: Usefulness For Language Teaching

“There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience”, Immanuel Kant (1781: 41). What is schema and schema theory? A schema (plural schemata) is termed as a ‘mental structure (which) derives from all the particular experiences we have had’ (Nuttall 1982:7). Schema theory was first proposed by the gestalt psychologist Bartlett (1932), […]

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