"International Mother Language Day" Essays and Research Papers

International Mother Language Day

Our Mother Language Day (21st February) UNESCO's declaration of 21st February as the International Mother Language Day has brought fresh glory and prestige to Bangladesh which is making significant strides towards peace, progress and prosperity at home and discharging international obligations abroad. After 1952, the people of Bangladesh have been observing every year the 21st day of February as their glorious and unforgettable Language Martyrs Day. What happened on 21st February 1952 is...

Bangladesh, Bangladesh Liberation War, Bengal 865  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Language: Linguistics and Mother Tongue

Books for mother tongue education In 1999, UNESCO decided to launch an International Mother Language Day (IMLD) to be observed throughout the world each year on 21 February. This celebration is designed to promote linguistic diversity and multilingual education, to highlight greater awareness of the importance of mother tongue education. Multilingualism is a source of strength and opportunity for humanity. It embodies our cultural diversity and encourages the exchange of views, the renewal...

Education, First language, International Mother Language Day 746  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

English Is a Global Language?

English is a global language? Do people know why they need a global language? Why do people all over the world learn English? Of course, English is a global language, but it does not mean everyone can speak English in the world, and it does not mean every country uses English as an official language. In 2009, English is the native language for one third of all people and on the first ranking that most people have spoken. (Weber, 1995, The World’s 10 most influential language.) People can see English...

English language, First language, French language 1094  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Bengali Language Movement

Bengali Language Movement From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [pic] This article is about the language movement in Bangladesh. For other uses, see Language movement (disambiguation). [pic] [pic] Procession march held on 21 February 1952 in Dhaka The Bengali Language Movement, also known as the Language Movement (Bengali: ভাষা আন্দোলন; Bhasha Andolon), was a political effort in Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan), advocating the recognition of the Bengali language as an official language...

Bangladesh, Bangladesh Liberation War, Bengal 2307  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document


THE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY Introduction: We are very proud because the UNESCO gas declared the 21st February as the International Mother Language Day. It is such a prestige that we cannot find the right words to express our sense of jubilation. How it happened: The 21st February, our Martyr’s Day, is unique in the history of the world in the sense that in no other country have lost lives and suffered for the preservation of the mother tongue. So judging the significance of the...

Bangladesh, Bengali language, Bengali Language Movement 619  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Mkt Term Paper

our mother’s language as like Bangla and The Iconic history ‘ 21st February. English language is mostly needed in our life but Bangla!!! We can’t dishonor our language. But after watching a report of Shomoy Channel, it is understood that we are forgetting or getting less conscious about that historic moment. Mother tongue is divine gift. From the holy Quran we come to know that the most merciful Almighty has bestowed a mother tongue upon each and every caste, creed and color. Mother tongue is, so...

Bangladesh, Bengal, Bengali language 1572  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

Ekushey Book Fair

demonstration calling for recognition of Bengali as one of the state languages of Pakistan. Despite the fact that Ekushey Book Fair began simply as a book fair, it has evolved into a great event, enlightening the spirit of the contemporary Bengali nation. History: History of Ekushey: February 21 has been a day of national mourning, pride, reflection and action. It is also Language Martyr's Day. It was fifty-nine years ago on this day that Barkat, Rafiq, Jabbar, Shafiur and Salam sacrificed their...

Bangla Academy, Bangladesh, Bengal 2035  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

Importance of Reading and Writing

How powerful can the knowledge of a language be? I used to work at a diner that was owned by a Greek family. The suppliers would drop off the goods in the back and then come to the register to collect payment. I would hand them the correct amount, they would say thank-you and leave. When my bosses made the payments, however, things were very different. As soon as the supplier was spoken to in Greek, they would light up-the prices were all rounded down, and although the suppliers were not rude to...

First language, International Mother Language Day, Jhumpa Lahiri 1235  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Makers of History: International Mother Language Day

Napak Army and his younger brother was killed in one of the face-to-face battles. He lives in Vancouver. He is from Comilla, Bangladesh. It all started when he came to know that some languages of the world are simply not there anymore. He felt that some beautiful plants of this colourful garden of different human languages did not suffer natural deaths; they were simply killed by criminals in different disguises. With the strength of peace, he started his lonely crusade against this monster, which would...

Abdus Salam, Bangladesh, Bengali language 849  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

History of Language

Bengali Language Movement From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Bengali Language Movement, also known as the Language Movement (Bengali: ভাষা আন্দোলন; Bhasha Andolon), was a political movement in former East Bengal (today Bangladesh) advocating the recognition of the Bengali language as an official language of the then-Dominion of Pakistan in order to allow its use in government affairs, the continuation of its use as a medium of education, its use in media, currency and stamps, and to maintain...

Bangladesh, Bengal, Bengali language 8279  Words | 23  Pages

Open Document

Readiness of School Heads and Teachers in the Implementation of Mother Tongue in Grade I

CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM Introduction “Children need to have access to and control over the language of power both in school and in society in order to overcome the current inequity in the world.” * Prof. Roderick Motril Aguirre, Professor De La Salle University Teaching as a profession assumes different meanings and definitions and it is always depending on the practitioners’ ultimate goal. Accepting it as an art does not lessen the concern for the methods and techniques employed in...

Education, First language, French language 2674  Words | 9  Pages

Open Document

Difference Between Private and Public University

halls for the students. Most of the private universities have no campus of their own. They conduct their academic activities in rented house.International Mother Language DayMother tongue is divine gift. From the holy Quran we came to know that the great almighty has bestowed a mother tongue to every caste, creed and color. Bangla is our mother tongue. In the year of 1952 the ruler of Pakistan tried to impose Urdu instead of Bangla. But the people of our country did not sit mum. They raised...

Eating, Fast food, First language 711  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

National culture

region. The culture of Bangladesh is composite, and over centuries has assimilated influences of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Islam. It is manifested in various forms, including music, dance and drama, art and craft; folklores and folktales; languages and literature, philosophy and religion. Music, dance and drama Music and dance style of Bangladesh may be divided into three categories, namely, the classical, folk and the modern. The classical style has been influenced by other prevalent classical...

Bangladesh, Bengal, Bengali language 2411  Words | 10  Pages

Open Document

Term Paper

Webometrics in their World Universities Ranking based on web visibility of electronic publication, scientific results and international activities. Apparently the poor internet infrastructure in Bangladesh can be the key reason of the large difference between the rank of the university in "university ranking" and "web performance based university ranking". In 2009, 4 International Colleges & Universities ranked the university as the most popular university in Bangladesh in their 'Colleges and Universities...

Bangladesh, Bangladesh Liberation War, Bengal 2499  Words | 8  Pages

Open Document

MTB-MLE in Philippine Education

agenda states the following regarding language in the curriculum: “’to use English to connect with the world, to use Filipino to connect to our country and the mother tongue to connect with our heritage.’” (Gunigundo A9) How are these attitudes imbibed by today’s Filipino youth? This is where Mother tongue-based learning comes in. Mother tongue-based learning, also known as Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), uses more than two languages as a medium of instruction. It is grounded...

Education, First language, French language 2691  Words | 8  Pages

Open Document

History of 21st February

Maisha Chowdhury There arc 6,000 to 7,000 spoken languages in the world and half of them arc in danger of extinction. The Interna tional Mother Language Day that is celebrated annually on Feb. 21, after it was declared by UNESCO in November 1999, reminds us of the necessity, mier alia, of protecting these languages from extinction by promoting meir importance. It is important to keep these languages in practice; languages are simply not a random compilation of words but a means of communication...

Bangladesh, Bengal, Bengali language 3582  Words | 9  Pages

Open Document


 BOOK FAIR A book fair is a fair for selling and displaying books on various subjects. A book fair is usually arranged on the important days of a year. As 21st February is our Mother Language Day, the book fair named “Ekushey Boi Mela” is held in Bangla Academy on February is the most important and popular book fair of our country. The book fair of 21st February takes place in Bangla Academy under open sky. There are many stalls and pavilions in the fair of different publishers. In a book fair...

Bangla Academy, Bengali language, Book 349  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Mothers Day

When I was first asked to give a talk on mothers, since it would be mother’s day. I started wondering how Mother’s Day came to be. I was surprised to discover that Mother’s Day has a history longer than Christianity!  Ancients celebrated Isis (Mother of the Pharaohs), Rhea (Greek Mother of the Gods), and Cybele (The Great Mother).  The worship of these ancient goddesses is similar to the reverence we show to Mary, Jesus’ mother as these Mother Goddesses are often depicted with a baby in arms. ...

Cybele, Father's Day, Great Mother 1882  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Mother, S Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May. It complements Father's Day, a similar celebration honoring fathers. The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years...

Children's Day, Father's Day, International Women's Day 1218  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Mother Day

MOTHERS DAY…. While being pregnant , and having to tell the loved ones around me was major. I had also been suffering from a very deadly and hereditary disease, I was what some people call a functional alcoholic . And now finding out that I was also pregnant. While my disease was never a big deal to me and my life style. It was now a big change I was not prepared for, and there would be changes I could never prepare for. I couldn’t sleep, hot and cold sweats, withdraw, and shakes. It was now...

Coming out, English-language films, Family 1002  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document


the cause and effects of English as a world language and evaluate these factors Student:Joe(N3227683) Tutor:AF Pre-sessional English courses (10 weeks) Language is the carrier of culture and portrayal of cultural. Language and culture is inseparable. Each language have their own culture. In today’s, English as a world language has a seriously effect on the culture diversity...

English language, First language, French language 1066  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

International Womens Day Research

International Women's Day emerged as a political celebration to symbolize the fight of women from all over the world for their rights, full equality with men, democracy and peace beautiful spring holiday is most often celebrated in the family circle with a festive meal and champagne When: Friday 8 March Where: Everywhere What: International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like...

1975, Feminism, Gender equality 1170  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Language Globalization

of global languages and globalization; it also shows us how global languages spread and why they are needed. Key words: lingua franca, globalization, language Language and Globalization Since this paper is going to focus on the problem of language globalization I feel we should be properly introduced first to the term of lingua franca or otherwise known as a global language. The term lingua franca (plural lingue franche or lingua francas) is used to refer to any form of language that serves...

Dialect, English language, First language 1360  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Mothers Day Poems

------------------------------------------------- Short Mothers Day Poems for Cards Looking for short mothers day poems to write in a card? Tell your mom how much you love her with one of these cute happy mothers day poems. Your mom is special, so look through these poems for mothers day and find one that's just right for her! ------------------------------------------------- Free Short Mothers Day Poems A Mother's Love ~Anon Of all the special joys in life, The big ones and the...

Brian Wilson, Debut albums, Family 812  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

International Friendship Day and Music

Music      Assalamualaikum and a very good afternoon to my fellow friends, teachers and judges. Today, on this fine afternoon, I would like to present to you a public speech about ‘Music’.             Music. We hear it every day. No matter where we are, music will always be played either on the radio or just by humming a tune. Did you know that music started as early as the Paleolithic era? So music is about 200 000 years old. Wow! It’s so old. Still people enjoy listening to this ‘old’ art for...

Brass instrument, Friendship, International Friendship Day 2043  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

A Mothers Day Kiss Off

A Critique of “A Mother’s Day Kiss-Off” By Leslie Bennett’s It is Sunday morning and you stayed up till two am writing your presentation for work for Monday's meeting at work. You are awaken by the curtain and shades being opened and the sun is shining in on you and as you glance at the clock and you think to yourself what hell time is it; it is only six fifteen in the morning, what could the emergency be I ask myself. My children laugh and say Happy Mother day momma and it puts a smile on...

Family, Homemaker, Housekeeping 795  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

A Day in the Life of My Mother

Name: Zoey Tan Wei Lin (32) Class: 2 Endurance Date: 7 March 2011 A Day in the Life of My Mother A day in the life of my mother when she was my age was not easy. So a day in her teenager life starts like this. Early in the morning, about five thirty a.m., I wake up and found a warm blanket on top of me. ‘Father had waked up and had covered me, again, in his warm blanket.’ I thought. Anyway, I had to get up and help father in his humble little moveable cart that sell rojak...

Birth order, Family, Human development 1095  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

History of International Workers' Day

on the history of International Workers' Day. However, it was clear that it was born from the struggle for the eight-hour day. 'In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions passed a resolution stating that eight hours would constitute a legal day's work from and after May 1, 1886. The resolution called for a general strike to achieve the goal, since legislative methods had already failed. With workers being forced to work ten, twelve, and fourteen hours a day, rank-and-file support...

Collective bargaining, Eight-hour day, International Labour Organization 829  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Lost of Language affecting people's life

Research Question: How has the language being lost affected the lives of different people? Summative piece: In this unit I have chose to do my research project on the loss of language. I am interested in this because this is happening everywhere around the world. There are already a few languages that have been extinct and some of them we never knew about. This is an issue that is happening around the world with different languages. Issue1 Every 2 weeks there is one language that is lost. In one year...

Culture, Dialect, English language 1510  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

[the Importance of the Mother Tongue on Learning Second Language]

[THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MOTHER TONGUE ON LEARNİNG SECOND LANGUAGE] -THE MOTHER TONGUE AS A VİTAL POINT- The language is the most important tool in human life to survive.We use language in order to inform the people around us of what we feel, what we desire, and understand the world around us. We communicate effectively with our words, gestures, and tone of voice in a multitude of situation. Not only is it a means of communicating thoughts and ideas, but it...

Culture, First language, Foreign language 1177  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Standards for English as International Language

as an international language | |Standard English: She was sabotaged by them. | | | |Singlish sentence is grammatical and linguistic equal. | |①Language standards and English as an international ...

English language, First language, Language education 696  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

English Is an International Language

with over 20% share of the domestic market.[3] Airblue operates scheduled flights operating 30 daily services linking four domestic destinations Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Peshawarwith international services to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Muscat, Istanbul and Manchester. Its main base is Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. History The airline was established in 2003 and started operations on 18 June 2004 with three leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft servingKarachi–Lahore and Karachi–Islamabad with...

Airblue, Airline, Dubai International Airport 983  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

English as an International Language

| | | |13. Describe any international experience (education, work, conferences, tourism, etc.) (if you have any). | | ...

Christopher Nolan, Employment, Following 386  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

A dollar a day language analysis

 “A Dollar a Day”- Language Analysis Recently, in the Daily Telegraph Angus McDonald wrote an opinion piece about how Indian children are being exploited for cheap labour and how the government is not dealing with the problem as Angus believes they are accountable for the responsibility. This issue has recently blown up in the media, due to the recent information about the average day of a child labour living in India. Angus McDonald uses emotive language, logical evidence, case studies...

Case study, Empathy, International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour 917  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Language and Identity

Language and Identity First of all, Identity is the belief as “who we are and how we are” which we all have as individuals and it is based on many fundamental factors such as Ethnic group, Racial, National, Gendered, Social Class, Language, Sexual and Religious. As it is clear that identity has many essentials and it is not made of just one fact but has something to do with many, I will focus on the relationship especially between language and identity in this paper. The...

Culture, English language, First language 871  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa of Calcutta [pic] By:Ashley Rivas May 22nd , 2013 English Mother Teresa, was a woman who never lost faith in herself and in her people. She always found a way to help the poor and provide for them. She cared for the world and the effects of the people who didn’t have a well enough income to pay for their illness. She cured thousands of people gave many preaching’s and gave food to the hungry. From this day on, Mother Teresa, has feed the hungry, gave a roof to sleep and built...

Canonization, Christopher Hitchens, Leprosy 1161  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document


are forever transforming. The English language, as with all “living,” i.e., currently spoken, read, and/or written, languages are constantly changing. But that change only happens as people use the language, try out changes in meaning or spelling, and then spread that change. Language meaning or usage does not change “overnight,” it changes over time. Words change their meanings because a community of speakers who use those words cause them to change. Language changes when words get old and new...

English language, Language, Language change 1114  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Journal about mother tongue

Reflection Essay After reading the article “Mother Tongue”, I started interesting in Asian Immigration problem especially Chinese immigrants. The first generations of Chinese and Japanese immigrants were coming to the United States for mining gold, farming and railroad in the early of 19th century. They were followed by Korean and Filipino immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane plantations in Hawaii. Then, the growing numbers of Asian immigrants raise up much faster due to the economic...

Asian American, Chinese language, English language 858  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

English as Global Language

English as a Global Language  The phenomenal rise in use of English has mainly taken place over the last two decades. English has reached high status world-wide because of several factors; as the mother tongue of millions of people all over the world, as the language that millions of children learn at school and the language that is used in international relations, for global communication and as the major media language. The importance of a global language has become major, in some...

Dialect, English language, European Union 2432  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

mother tongue

The Benefit of English After I read “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee, I understand that the familiarity with the English language affect the authors a lot. All of those three writers share the same attitude that learning English can affect people’s lives. I totally agree with these three writer’s opinions that English can affect people and I think people who live...

Dialect, England, English language 1327  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education in Philippine Schools Mar 8, 2012 by braincontour Scenario: A Waray-speaking couple from Samar decided to relocate in Cebu for job opportunities. Tagging along with them is their first-grader girl. Deficient of finances, they decided to enroll the kid in a public school. It so happened that the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) has introduced the Mother Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTB-MLE) program. This is a program that uses your...

First language, French language, Home language 1399  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

The Effectivity of Using Mother Tongue in Teaching

Issues on Mother Tongue as a medium of Instruction These changes in curricular content and focus emanate from the bill’s intention to do away with the bilingual policy and to affirm mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE). The bill provides that for kindergarten and from Grades 1-3, the regional or native language of the learners shall be used for instruction, teaching materials and testing. From Grades 4-6, there shall be a language transition plan so that Filipino and English are...

American Sign Language, Deaf culture, First language 1198  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Domestic vs International Adoption

adopt domestically or internationally. There is a very large growing trend in international adoptions today. Compared to adoption rates in 1987, in 2004 international adoptions had risen over 200% as compared to an 8% rise in domestic adoptions. After World War II, international adoptions began to rise because Americans began adopting European and Japanese war orphans. However, this was not the only reason for international adoptions. Desperate poverty and social upheaval such as the one child law...

Adoption, Effects of adoption on the birth-mother, Family 1397  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

English as a World Language

English as a World Language The English language is the most popular language in the world. This is because of many reasons which include the that fact that it is the international language which is used between states. In many countries located in Asia children begin to learn English from elementary school. They will usually study for more than three hours a week studying English (Advice for you, 2010). For some time people thought that artificial languages could be used however a total of...

English language, French language, German language 1331  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document


MOTHER.THE PAIN OF LOSS.Now I can say with certainty that I had never understood others suffering from unbearable loss of a dear person.  For my part it used to be pity, compassion. When this happened to me, when my dear mother died, I started to understand all those people who lost someone they loved. There are perhaps no proper words to describe this pain, at least none used on this planet. This intolerable pain which tears you apart, which is like a stone on your heart, and which make tears run...

Debut albums, Feeling, First-person narrative 1279  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Mother Tongue

Language & Power in “Mother Tongue” A higher level of sophistication and articulation in one’s speech portrays one as a very well educated person. Such a person’s "language" makes them an admirable individual that can lead people and hold power with ease. In the article “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan emphasizes the idea that we all speak different languages unconsciously and that we are categorized by the way we speak. Language is power;...

Amy Tan, English-language films, Power 936  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

International Student

Improving International Students experience of studying in the UK Improving International Students experience of studying in the UK Picture : International students in the UK Name : Bui Cong Thanh Class : B9 Teacher : Stephen Fisher , Juliette Calow. 1.Introduction 2. A real story of International Student in the UK 3. Common difficulties for overseas students 4. Understanding the international Student Experience 5. The effects of being a foreign student 6. Conclusion ...

Education, English language, Foreign language 2283  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

Book Review - English as an International Language

English and German in Comparison WS 2011/ 2012 Prof. Dr. Rainer Schulze Book Review Sharifian, Farzard, 2009. English as an International Language: Perspectives and Pedagogical Issues. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Reviewed by Sascha Ranke, Leibniz University of Hanover The blurb of this contribution to the scientific research of English states that this language does not only matter in the context of linguistics but also in other subcategories of science like “sociocultural, political and...

English language, French language, Language education 2539  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

Language Attitude in Nigeria

Language attitude patterns of Nigerians Introduction According to longman’s English dictionary, language is a system of communication by writing or spoken words which is used by the people of a particular country or area. Another source says, the method of human communication, either in spoken or written consisting of worlanguage is the human capacity ofds in a structured and conventional way. Language is the human capacity of acquiring and using complex system of communication. In the generative...

English language, French language, Language 2426  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

Language of Trade: International Commerce Terms

Running head: Language of Trade Language of Trade: International Commerce Terms International Logistics Management, TLMT 342 Professor February 21, 2010 Abstract International Trade has been a long standing practice between foreign nationals. Countries require commodities or goods from other countries for their needs. They in turn provide the reciprocal thus enhancing the countries development and economics. Because of the cultural and foreign business barriers...

Commerce, Export, Globalization 2052  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document


Andrea Professor SMcCombs English 1301 15 October 2012 Mothers It is no question that mothers are utterly important in every child’s life. As far as I could remember my mother has always been there for me. For example one of the many times she has been there for me was when she taught me the difference between healthy food and junk food. Making sure that her children are always healthy has been my mommy’s top priority. When I was six, or seven I can recall going to the corner store with my...

August Strindberg, Family, Father 1139  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Learning English as a Second Language

for people learning a new language. English is not my first language, it is my third, and I have spent a lot of time and effort to going through these steps. As an individual learning a new language, I can definitely say it is hard. Believe me, there is no way that a person can learn to run before he learns how to walk; the same applies to learning a new language like English. One of my English teachers from De Anza College said, “English is one of the hardest languages in the world, so you guys...

Second language 1156  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document


Agatha Christie says, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. “. Mother being the supreme lover, loves her child like nothing. A mother dissipates the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts when we are helpless in the wilderness life with her kind precepts and counsels. From the moment we are born till we are cradled in the chariot of death, we...

Islam, Love, Mother 1224  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Challenges in Learning Foreign Language

challenges in learning foreign language The case of being a foreigner while improving your skills is very common in the contemporary society. A lot more people are crossing the border of the home country either to advance their language skills or to get a better education in a certain sphere. Being the part of this reality, I recently moved to the United States to earn a degree. Thus the situation shown in the David Sedaris’ essay “Me Talk Pretty One Day” is very close to me. As a matter...

Essay, Foreign language, International student 1011  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Language Change

Language Change in English Heraclitus (6th Century BC, cited in Aitchison, 1981) stated that “Everything rolls on, nothing stays still ” (P. 1). Like everything else, language gradually transforms itself over the centuries. Generation by generation, pronunciation evolves, new words are borrowed or invented, the meaning of old words drifts, and morphology develops or decays. The rate of change varies but whether the changes are faster or slower, the original and new language will not be mutually...

England, English language, French language 1712  Words | 9  Pages

Open Document


inspired me, my mother is the first person that comes to mind. My mother has been the biggest inspiration in my life. Everything that I am today is a result of the influence and the life lessons that she has taught me. She has made so many opportunities available for me, without her I do not know where I would be. My mother is a very inspiring person; the reasons for this are countless. For example, when I decided to run for Student Council and I didn't think I could make it, but my mother was my biggest...

English-language films, Family, Father 1084  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Me Talk Pretty One Day

One Day This essay written by David Sedaris is a walk down memory lane where David tells about his experiences and troubles when he studied French in Paris. The story takes place the first day after the vacation. He moved to Paris with hopes of learning French but it turns out that it was not as easy as he first thought. He only had one month French class before he left the safe hometown of New York. The school is an international school where all kinds of nationalities and languages are gathered...

Belgium, Education, English language 942  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

External Borrowing of Language: Enrichment of English

Linguistic change is the adoption and alteration to a language and its features in response to internal and external factors. External borrowing of language enriches the English language itself and provides stimulus for change. Consequently glotophagy results from language change in many languages and including the prestigious English language itself. Many driving influences and restraining factors have caused the English language adopt changes or remain static, therefore these influences must...

Dialect, English language, French language 1105  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Language and Power

that language is a tool for power? How do you think that men in the past arrived to power? This is a really good question involving not also the brightness of these people, but also the way they could easily convince people to vote for them or to follow them. From the early ages of human history with the first tribes, to the actual campaign for a Presidency all around the world, men and woman have used their abilities as good speakers to convince people to join their cause but is language a tool...

2003 invasion of Iraq, Adolf Hitler, Germany 986  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Importance of My Language...Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

Based on Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” it is evident that language has an affect on our lives. Language defines the type of person I am generally and it has had an affect on my choices as well as my lifestyle. Depending on my friends, family, and others I talk to my choice on language tends to vary. My decisions in life, sometimes, are influenced by the language I use and my surroundings. Language has become my way of seeing life in a different perspective. In Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” she discusses...

Affect, Debut albums, Dysfunctional family 898  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free