Text Analysis: The English

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In process of analyzing the text ‘The English’ I found that there are six paragraphs and in each paragraph there are approximately four sentences. Vocabulary of this text is simple without difficult words like scientific terminology etc., in addition it is also descriptive, so author describes how immigrants from overseas have settled in different parts of England and had formed their communities. Simple and descriptive vocabulary makes text more understandable to people. Author use in the text specialized vocabulary, lexical words in the text refer to geographical discipline (immigrants, north, east, west and south, London region etc. “The Greater London region is roughly a cicle, extending twenty to thirty miles from central London in the north and east, and thirty to forty miles in the west and south.”). Also in the text I found some compound words such as overseas and commonwealth. Text ‘The English’ consists of verbs, nouns and adverbs. Firstly I would like to consider the usage of nouns in this text. I think that author mostly used abstract nouns – language, accent, pride, dialects, behavior, life (An abstract noun means something that we cannot taste, touch, smell or see, for example “As the English are such a mixed people, local customs and accents in England vary a great deal and local pride is still strong in some parts of the country.” )- all of them we can refer to moral qualities. I detected there few collective nouns- communities, cosmopolitan city, school, which means that author keep in mind group of people, a special class composed of members (“They still speak their own languages or dialects, but their children grow up speaking English exactly like the children with from they go to school.”) . Also there are proper names in the text, for example Ian Macdonald, Leonard, Herbert Perkins. Adjectives in the text are not frequent and mostly they refer to visual and evaluative attributes (“The Williams, The Macdonalds, The...
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