However, it is not a separate language because Ebonics and English are too similar to each other. (Fasold, 1999) Many people ask, “What is Ebonics and how do I recognize it?” Although many would answer that Ebonics is slang or broken English used by African Americans, they are
But the thing is it is a good explanation to language, but it´s not applied to Black English and you will understand why. It may look strong and deep to emotive and lay readers, but according to famous American dictionaries like Macmillan and Cambridge, Baldwin´s definition to Language is not consistent with them. Macmillan Dictionary said about dialect: “a way of speaking a language that is used only in a particular area or by a particular group”. Is that not exactly how to describe Black English? Despite the fact that, Black English is a style or types of words used by specific group, the African American, it is not a system of communication complex enough to be considered a language.
It can be difficult to eliminate the entire hyphenation off America, but it is something that could be slowly introduced. By no longer requiring the use of hyphenation or second origin, people will no longer think about the differences in race or color and gear more towards being considered one ethnic—American. While hyphenated Americans are unique within their cultures and diverse throughout the United States, hyphenated are subject to being stereotyped because of their different mannerisms or the color of their skin. In countries like Japan, foreigners are easy to spot and anyone that looks like a foreigner or does not speak the language is a “Gai-jin”, the Japanese word for outsider or foreigner, anyone born in Japan of foreign descent is a “Zainichi”, Japanese for Japan-born, and anyone born outside of Japan of Japanese descent is a “Nikkeijin” (Shipper, 2008). Labeling of this sort might adequate in a place like Japan, but what makes someone just an
Between the Roman and middle age there was no particular progress made concerning: public health, treatments, medical knowledge, medical treatment of the sick etc. In addition any of the progress that was made by the Romans was barely used or continued. The loss of the Roman work, ideas and innovations could also be the consequence of war and movement. Most of the things the Middle age man used would have just been continuity from the Romans. Public health in the middle ages compared with the Roman times is just nonexistent for example the Roman had Aqueducts, fresh water, latrines and sewers however in the middle Ages the people would get their water, from rivers.
There is validity to this point but the fact is, immigrants that learn English become bilingual while most American-born students typically aren’t. Students who learn the language of a predominant minority group in their part of the country can
For example he uses the word goody instead of mrs, aye instead of yes, nay instead of no, ail instead of sick, poppet instead of doll, hearty instead of well, bid instead of told, and many more. If we compared to the word nowadays, those words are no longer used in our common language in this era. Second, the structure or the grammar. In the crucible, there are so many incorrect structure or grammar if we compared to nowadays English structure and grammar. In my opinion, the structure and the grammar used is not incorrect but
Slang is a social dialect of English, originated and formed as a result of language interaction in the process of development. It is very informal use of words and phrases for more colorful or peculiar style of expression that is shared by the people in the same social group, for example, computer slang, etc. Slang is not used by the majority of native speakers and many people consider it vulgar, though quite a few slang phrases have already come into standard usage. Slang contains many obscene and offensive words and phrases. It also has many expressions that are acceptable in informal communication.
Which statement is most accurate regarding the speaking-writing connection? A. The words used by writers are not normally used in speaking.B. To own a word, write it over and over again. C. Written words seldom reflect the words people use when they speak.
Uncodified constitutions tend not to be entrenched therefore short term amendments can be made which might have negative impacts on citizens. However this can be seen as positive because overtime society changes, therefore some laws may need to be changed to adapt to the current changes in society, like it was easy to enforce anti-terrorist laws whereas that would have been difficult it is was an entrenched constitution. A constitution is a system of rules which describes the structure and powers of the government, the relationship between different parts of government and the relationship between government and citizens. It can further be separated into codified and uncodified. The UK constitution is quite unusual for a westernised democracy.
Gibberish is a generic term in English for talking that sounds like speech, but carries no actual meaning. This meaning has also been extended to meaningless text or gobbledygook. The common theme in gibberish statements is a lack of literal sense, which can be described as a presence of nonsense. Gibberish should not be confused with literary nonsense such as that used in the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. Contents [hide] 1 Etymology 2 Usage 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links Etymology One etymology asserts it is derived from the root of the Irish word gob or gab (mouth), which the same source asserts is the root of jabber, gibber and gobble.