Academic Papers on Speech & Hearing

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6 pages in length. Spoken language is the most fundamental form of communication between human beings, yet its origin is quite elusive. From grunts and snorts back in the Neanderthal age to the most sophisticated of speech patterns of present day, the evolution of language has incorporated myriad changes and still continues to ...

A 5 page paper that addresses the similarities and differences between Old English and contemporary English and debates whether they can be considered elements of the same fundamental language. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the impact of social and cultural elements on the progression of language development and focuses specifically on the impacts for Aboriginal, Australian and Asian English. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper on the use of deictic expressions and their semantic role in both English and other languages. The paper includes a number of uses of deixis at work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page discussion of language theory as presented by Frege and also by Kipke. Each of these theorists held disparate views concerning the structure of language in relation to its ability to connect to the outside world. Many interesting points concerning linguistics are examined. No Bibliography.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Zaragoza's book. This paper supports the premises created by Zaragoza in applying her educational philosophy to classroom constructs. Bibliography lists no additional sources.

Lexical Cohesion

  • 11 page paper

An 11 page paper that presents the concept of lexical cohesion as designed by Halliday and Hasan, and demonstrates that there are a number of reason this concept is problematic. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

An 8 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the different elements of language development in children with cochlear implants. This paper focuses primarily on the early developmental processes and demonstrates the progression of speech production. The research in this paper is primarily based on journal articles and as a result, gives ...

Indirect language is often used as a means of determining politeness, for self-protection, in language representative of particular cultures and as a means of conveying humor. This 15 page paper considers the linguistic components of Indirectness in a number of different scenarios and considers the range of its application across a variety of languages. ...

A 5 page research paper that examines how the language theories of Noam Chomsky differed from those that proceeded it . The writer demonstrates how a computer program that analyzes language has substantiated much of Chomsky's controversial theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 15 page research paper that describes how American English has affected globalization. In an argument that American English is accidental, and perhaps an interim communications tool, the writer reviews examples of how other languages contributed to the creation of American English, and explores how American English has increased worldwide to become the second-largest language ...

A 12 page research paper addressing the debate on whether context shapes language or language shapes context. The writer argues that only language can shape context because even context-supportive theorists argue that context is static and only language is changing. To support the argument, the writer focuses on language that has moved a ...

3 pages in length. A very basic look at Onomatopoeia-- words that imitate or suggest the sound made by something. Favorite examples include the words 'cuckoo,' 'whoosh,' 'plop,' and 'sizzle.' In this 4 page essay, the writer mentions the significance of Onomatopoeia to certain forms of music .. to the development of the Japanese language ...

A 3 page essay expressing the opinion that cyberspace will destroy languages as they are written today, as evidenced by grammatical errors, revisions in typography, and an obsession with visual images over textual images. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper examining Postman's book. Author Neil Postman is certain that the age of technology will be the end of any ability of communicating with one another that we now currently retain. He laments the passing of the tool-using age without acknowledging that rather than abandoning the use of tools, we ...

This 5 page paper explains the lecture method of teaching. Both essential and nonessential components are discussed. The writer also includes techniques that hold the student's attention and that enhance the student's learning. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

5 pages in length. Among the myriad differences between men and women is the manner in which they speak. The variations that exist within gender language are sometimes quite conspicuous, while at other times remain quite subtle; however, one thing is certain: the formation of these variations originates early in childhood, with parents ...

This is a 5 page paper that reviews the essay "Judgement of Thamus" by Neil Postman in terms of Postman's presentation on the concept of the role of technology in education and information dispersal. No additional sources cited.

A short 4 page review of literature discussing ways for teachers to increase early childhood literacy. Included in the discussion are such techniques as : read-alouds, teaching Braille and sign language to all students, and more. Adult literacy and relevant techniques are mentioned as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page research paper exploring processes for increasing reading comprehension skills among elementary school students. One specific strategy is explored in depth: POSSE which can be used on top of the existing curriculum, including whole language. Bibliography includes 5 references.

A 15 page research study paper that provides an overview of the current literature regarding reading comprehension, teaching techniques and outcomes, and proposes a study of 4th grade students to support the findings. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 17 page research study that considers the differences between phonics and sight based reading programs and focuses on the benefits of phonics programming. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the current methods of reading instruction being used in our country. The focus of the paper is on phonics and how it is, and always will be, an essential part of reading and the methods of learning associated with it. Different methods are examined in order to illustrate just how ...

8 pages in length. A comprehensive look at the importance of well-constructed literature curricula in improving student literacy. Examples of goals for teachers to pursue are provided as are techniques, and recommended readings. Bibliography lists 12+ sources.

An 8 page research paper on the integration of language and literacy in the science classroom. The writer gives background into the educational approach, as well as providing a wide range of activities currently being used by teachers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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