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An 8 page evaluation of human language skills. Addresses the question of whether language is innate or acquired. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

5 page research essay discussing language acquisition in young children. Three specific models of intervention for early childhood are explained, two of which can be accomplished in the child's home. Bibliography lists 8 references.

A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the literature on language acquisition and blingualism and supports the belief that children can attain two languages as quickly as they can attain one. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 12 page paper that considers the linguistic process of second language acquisition and considers the way that error and error correction are utilized within the instructional process. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 5 page overview of the importance of reading comprehension and the factors which affect it on both mainstream and multicultural levels. Written as though the audience were parents and teachers attending Back-To-School night. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page review of a 1996 study published in the Journal of Educational Research assessing the successes and failures of whole language programs in several targeted school districts. A critique of the study and its conclusion is provided. The published study is attached to the critique. No other sources are cited.

This 5 page essay looks at the necessity for school-age children to experience reading 'out loud.' Reading out loud improves language fluency, word recognition, and comprehension. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page essay on the demise of grammar instruction in the schools. Why has learning good grammar gone 'out of fashion' and what problems has it caused? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 9 page research paper comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the whole language and phonics approaches to teaching children how to read. Whole language is the approach whereby children experience the joy of entering the 'grown up' world of writing words that convey a meaning or tell a story; phonics is the old-school ...

5 pages in length. Study includes a research background relating to phonics/direct skills instruction vs. whole language. Offers a lesson plan using the long and short 'o' sounds as an example of integrating the two approaches to reading instruction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 15 page, comprehensive research paper on the psychological and physical implications for children who stutter. Speech patterns, behavior patterns, avoidance of speaking situations, etc.;-- are all discussed. The writer also analyzes their own observations from a one-on-one interview session with a young girl who stutters. Presenting an extensive literature review, the argument is made ...

A 20 page paper on stuttering research over the years and the ever-changing views that pathologists have held on the subject. The causes, effects, and most importantly, the prevalence of stuttering are examined in considerable detail. The studies of many widely-acclaimed researchers are discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Speech aphasia is a loss of a language ability due to focal brain damage. In this 9 page research paper, the writer examines various forms of speech aphasia, symptoms, and effects. Patterns of language impairment in children with speech aphasia are explained in detail and specific examples of dysfluency are provided. Treatment services in schools ...

A 20 page paper that considers the issue of diagnostic testing for speech aphasia and reflects upon the most effective options that can be utilized by speech pathologists. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

A 15 page overview of George Orwell's concerns regarding the degradation of the English language as evidenced by three of his works: Animal Farm, 1984, and the essay Politics & The English Language. Bibliography lists two additional resources.

A 5 page comparison of deaf and hearing communities where difficulties between the two cultures are explored.. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Over the course of the last three decades, the pursuit of an understanding of Chinese linguistics, including the study of Mandarin, has been the focus of many linguists. Some theorists have posited that geographic, political, and social elements have all influenced the morphology of Mandarin Chinese as spoken in two different regions, mainland China ...

A 10 page research paper that gives an overview of what constitutes good public speaking. The writer covers such areas as content, delivery, enthusiasm, and also how the management of eye contact with the audience can subliminally convey impressions about the speaker according to communication theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

In 5 pages the author discusses the influence of Black English on standard English and posits that Black English destroys the structure of standard English. Black English is not a standard form of English. It is more of a mispronunciation than a language. Although some rely on Black English, it is not the ...

A 6 page paper examining definitions of standard and non-standard English. Ebonics is discussed. Personal examples and opinions of the author are used. References lists 3 sources.


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In 5 pages, the author having observed people interact at the mall, estimates how much of their messages are being overtly stated and how much of it is given in kinesics. No sources are cited.


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The combination of oral and written language is the mode of teaching used most often and metaphors play a significant role in the process This 5 page paper argues that, while it is true that metaphors enable individuals to communicate ideas surrounding complex and, or, intimate experiences, it is not altogether true that the experiences are difficult to ...

This 21 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance of phonological awareness as a component of reading success. This paper outlines a proposed study of early readers and assess the implications of differing reading programs and teacher strategies based in the concept of phonological awareness. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

In beginning a descriptive analysis of a sentence the first step is to identify the basic components of nouns and verbs. The descriptive elements are then identified and ascribed to the noun or verb they describe. This 5 page paper gives a grammatical description of a subject sentence, emphasizing the use of clauses, phrases and modifiers. Bibliography ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses the origin of language, whether animals utilize language and the aspect of dialects. No bibliography.

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