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  • Knowledge Of English Language And Its Culture
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    Sour Sweet Timothy Mo Title: How do language and cultural assumptions interact to benefit / disadvantage each member of the Chen family as they adapt to their new lives in Britain James Watson Between Two Cultures, discovered through long sociological analyses, that the attitude of the Chen family as a whole, towards Westerners is a good reflection of how many Chinese people feel about European cultures. Of all the Chen's, it is probably Lily who displays the most convincing argument for this po...
  • Mari Y Lissy And Jary's Jargon
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    The linguistic and cultural clashes that children encounter, and how they negotiate between their ethnic and American "mainstream" cultures, and how these clashes and problems influence their relationship with their parents and their ethnic identities as a whole and how they were dealt with differently as we look at two stories dealing with two girls who are both coming of age in different society from where they originally came from. Jairy's Jargon a story written by Carmen-Gloria Ballista, is ...
  • Part Hawaiian And Part Scottish
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    Pidgin: Dialect of English Spoken on the Hawaiian Islands Pidgin is a dialect of English spoken in the Hawaiian Islands. It consists of the shortening of many words commonly used in everyday English speech. Some examples include, da (the), odd a (other), Tre (meaning tree and three), bra (anyone you know), da kine (anything you don't know), cut (any friend), and many others. Pidgin has it's social barriers as well. It is primarily spoken in the lower class neighborhoods consisting of the Hawaiia...
  • Ideology And The Success Of A Culture
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    The fate of the world is in the hands of literacy. Literacy has a relation to many parts of society's existence, including individual cultures, the ideology of those cultures and the spoken word of the people. In addition, proposing standards for good English could affect literacy. Literacy is the skill to understand, respect, and seek out knowledge. Those whose are literate have a higher capacity for happiness and pleasure because they can comprehend the preciousness of a beautiful thing and ap...
  • Problem Of The Contact Of Cultures
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    In the Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt has tried to explain the concepts of the "contact zone", which she referred to as "the space of colonial encounters". This social space that she speaks about is a stage where "disparate cultures meet, clash, and grapple each other, often in highly asymmetrical relations of domination and subordination". Pratt aims to highlight these relations between the colonizer and the colonized "in terms of co presence, interaction, interlocking understandin...
  • Carolina Algonquin And The English Cultures
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    The Carolina Algonquin and the English Cultures came into conflict during the 1580's. The first cause of conflict was that the English were being rude to the Indians and their culture. Second, the English brought many different diseases with them and gave them to the Indians. Finally, the third reason was that Ralph Lane had launched a surprise attack on the Indians. As I had said before, one of the reasons there was for conflict was because the English were being rude to the Indians and their w...
  • French Models And English Poems
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    Chaucer's early poems, such as The Parliament of Fowls, The House of Fame and The Legend of Good Women, repeatedly stage moments of significant reading; the narrator reads himself to sleep and then experiences a dream vision, for instance, or comments upon the way his own reading has conditioned his interpretation and representation of the world around him. Similarly, the Trojan War epic Troilus and Criseyde is both self-conscious concerning its own status in a literate tradition (as a "rereadin...

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