Steven Pinker : The Language Instinct Chapter Words, Words, Words from Pinker‘s Language Instinct deals with the mental dictionary of language and shows the variety and wondrousness as well as curiosity of creating new words in English. Although English as a synthetic language could be seen as morphologically limited, there are plenty of different word-forming processes which make the number of possible English words infinite. However there are certain rules to be followed. Words have their own internal structure based on small pieces they are made of. These pieces are called morphemes and they function as abstract, mental, meaning carriyng symbols in our mind.
), or the characters @, &, $, # in the name. Names can't exceed over 255 characters in length. You shouldn't use any names that are the same as the functions, statements and methods in Visual Basic. If you do then you end up shadowing the same keywords in the language. To use a language function, statement, or method that conflicts with an assigned name, you must identify it.
Assignment 2: " Figurative Language versus Literal Language " Angie H. Dr. C.K. PHI210– Critical Thinking January 24, 2013 Figurative language is an important part of the English language and it allows a person to better express their thoughts. Although, there are some people who are quite thoughtless in using figurative language and they cause confusion and misunderstandings. That is probably the reason why so many non-English speakers say that the English language is one of the most difficult languages to learn. Why, because we would rather use figurative language to explain something INSTEAD of using the literal language to explain themselves.
The contract grading system would be less stressful for both the students and the teacher, as well as, easier to understand, fair, and accurate. The contract grading system is very simple. Here's how it works. The teacher would make up a very clear rubric as to what they want for each grade. There are no grades given during the year.
In the words of Robert Ellis, A verb sentence is one which contains a finite verb while a verbless sentence is one in which no finite verb appears (42). Such a sentence usually implies a state of ‘being’verbal idea. The verbless sentence can also be refer to as nominal sentence (sentence without an expressed verb). However, it should be noted that sentences may consists of clauses, which may either be independent or surbodinate, verbal or verbless. The verbless clause may be written by the simple juxtaposition of a noun and a prepositional phrase, adjective, or adverb (Ross 71).
He states that there is no critical thinking involved with creating such vague and inconsistent “jargon” in texts because the over-complexity of the words involved with modernized English leaves the intention of the writing unclear. From the perspective of George Orwell, the modernized English style of writing is nothing more than a set of equivocal standards that we all adhere to. I agree with his essay regarding politics and English language. The lines between critical writing, professional, and political language have been blurred. We may attribute the deterioration of English writing with political language.