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    Discourse analysis is the analysis of language in use. This goes beyond the use of words or clauses, or even sentences. It has to do with the study of speeches and the analysis of what we see, hear, or even face in everyday life. Discourse analysis has many approaches: for example, we have speech acts, pragmatics, critical discourse analysis, conversational analysis and the ethnography of speaking. I will start by giving brief definitions of each of the approaches. Austin (1962) defined speech acts

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    Language, Ideology and Power Essay Institutions have the power to foster particular kinds of identities to suit their own purposes. With reference to one or more institutional contexts, explain how power materialises in discourses. Introduction Language is the fundamental persuasive device. When we speak, we do not simply speak words but we discursively produce social identities, ideologies and power relations. This idea that language harnesses the performative power to construct ideological

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    Language is perhaps the most concrete way of differentiating between humans and animals. Broca's area-- the center of the brain dedicated to processing speech and language in humans-- is larger in our species than in any other animal. Studies in childhood development have found that young children are able to assimilate language at an alarming rate when compared with other species. Young children start learning how to make vowel sounds and respond to their parents at five months of age and are able

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    According to Hugh Trappes-Lomax (2004), discourse analysis is the study of language that is viewed communicatively or the study of communication that is viewed linguistically. Under the discourse analysis, the analysts analyse the concepts of “language in use, the language above or beyond the sentence, language as meaning in interaction, and language in situational and cultural context”. By carrying out the discourse analysis, the analysts seek to explore the relation that exists between the various

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    With an array of assessments available, language sampling has proven to be an effective tool that speech-language pathologists can utilize to assess children’s language development (Miller, 1996). Language sample analysis (LSA) allows clinicians to assess the linguistic behavior of children, examining morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in order to make comparisons to typical language development (Tommerdahl & Kilpatrick, 2014; Miller, 1996; Mok & Kipka, 2009). Despite its efficiency

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    What is language? As human’s, language is use to communicate, it can be used as a verbal tool, or written down to create a more physical approach in conveying information. The world has become digital and language is evolving; humans are able to interact with each other from opposite sides of the world, but have the simulation that they are talking face- to- face. To understand how far language has come, from oral language to the written word, we need to investigate the different aspects of it

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    in-group language that you use with others who belong to your group? Some examples of in-group language I use with the people I know would consist of phrases of movies that we have quoted together. Jokes that only we know from past moments we shared. In a family setting we also have certain words that only we as a family understand, memories that we have shared and also past events. 2. How does engaging in in-group language strengthen your bond with your group? Engaging in in-groups languages strengthens

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    1) PACS-TOYS Jack is aged 4:6 and is at stage 3 in the PACS-Toys assessment, suggesting he is phonologically delayed by 1;9 years. His phonetic inventory is; [m,n,p,b,t,d,k,g,f,s,w,l,j,ʔ,ʊ,∅]. Jack uses; C.S.V, fronting, C.R, gliding, stopping, glottal insertion, reduplication, tetism, assimilation and vocalisation. The atypical processes are; glottal realisations and tetism. The data signifies, Jack has a major loss in voicing contrasts as his obstruents are often realised as sonorants whilst

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    Instruction with Kindergarten and First-Grade English Language Learners” by Cheri Williams and Paola Pilonieta. It was published in 2012 in the journal of Early Childhood Education. The main focus of this article, was to show how it is important to use interactive writing as a scaffolding technique for young English Language Learners. The focus of this article is to express the importance of teaching interactive writing, especially with young English language learners. Interactive writing is a scaffolding

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    Child Language Analysis

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    Chapter six from the textbook Child Language: Acquisition and Growth opens up by stating that children need experience with a language in order to acquire it. Lust, author of the textbook, argues that “varying forms of experience allow language acquisition” (101) within a child. She also mentions that oral babbling manifests way later in the case of death children, since they don’t have an auditory model in which they could follow. Relating to this topic, the chapter also covers the topic of homesign

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