💬 Essays on Linguistics

English Suffixes and Typical Base Words

The suffix –proof can be attached to ‘base’ words which belong to the word class of nouns, e.g. water, fire, sound: waterproof, fireproof, soundproof. The suffix –ness can be attached to adjectives, e.g. damp, sad, happy: dampness, sadness, happiness. The suffix –able can be attached to verbs, e.g. read, accept,...

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English Teaching Difficulties in the Arab World

Al-Nasser has outlined five major challenges facing English teachers in Saudi Arabia. The first problem relates to the influence of the mother tongue on English acquisition. According to Al-Nasser (2015), the Arabic language, which is significantly different from English, affects the way Saudi students learn English. This problem does not...

Linguistics

Task-Based Extensive Reading for Young Omani Learners

Abstract The present paper is devoted to applying task-based extensive reading (ER) to young Omani learners who study English as a foreign language at Cycle 2 schools. To explore the topic, a mixed methods research was carried out, which used interviews and questionnaires to gather teachers’ opinions and experiences from...

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Language Policy of Bilingualism

Introduction Language policy is a tool adopted by governments to protect their social, cultural, and economic values of a state as language policies defend the country’s official language threatened by other languages. Language bilingualism is the establishment of two languages to act as communication tools and to facilitate a communication...

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Value of Phonology

Introduction Larry Hyman, who is the author of the report on the universality of word accent, is a linguistics professor at the University of California, where he specializes in phonology. He has an interest in the languages of the African people. Larry Hyman has carried out several award-winning types of...

Linguistics

Language Environment and Understanding of English

Introduction There is little doubt that one’s first language interferes with how they learn a second or foreign language. People whose intention is to acquire reading, writing, and comprehension skills know well that English is indeed an imprecise language that takes a lot of practice before one can master it....

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Improving Student’s Language Performance

Abstract Our growing dependence on technological innovations in our daily lives is unstoppable. Technology has had a positive impact on the education system. In phase one of this project, the teaching and learning problems were identified and presented. Additionally, a brief narrative of the district, instructional profile, and student population...

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Computer Assisted Language Learning in the Middle East

Glossary CALL – Computer Assisted Language Learning ENS – English Native Speakers EFL – English as a Foreign Language TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language IT – Information Technology ICT – Information and Communications Technology Overview The main objective of this paper is to give a comprehensive report...

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Second Language Acquisition in China and the US

Introduction As a second language speaker of English, I believe that my experiences have played a tremendous role in my L2 proficiency. This is the reason why the research question revolves around this topic; that is, “How the language environment in China and the US has influenced my understanding of...

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Second Language Acquisition Issues

Outline Developmental errors Transfer errors Language mixing Second Language Acquisition Many factors can influence the children’s success in learning the second language. Being brought up in the bilingual family, a person can develop speech skills in both languages simultaneously or in sequence. That is why, both languages can affect each...

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Second Language Acquisition and Its Peculiarities

Learning a second language has become practically inevitable in the context of the contemporary multicultural environment. Because of the increasingly high levels of diversity, the need to learn a second language has become crucial to successful communication (Verhagen & Leseman, 2016). One might assume that, given the ease with which...

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English as a Second Language Programs

Introduction The current U.S. education system is characterized by the need for parents from all regions around the globe who wish to see their kids securing the best education for a better future. In other words, such parents have the chance to take their children to American-based schools that they...

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Developing Science Literacy for English Language Learners

Discussion of Results In this study, the researcher examined two classes of English-Language Learners (ELL) to conduct the experiment. As a result of the qualitative data analysis, both experimental and control classes revealed improvement among some of the students. However, the overall average mean of the experimental class increased significantly,...

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