Is American English Deteriorating?
- ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM. Lincoln, Felicia; Beller, Caroline // Science Scope;Sep2004, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p28
The article presents several teaching strategies developed by content teachers for an effective classroom discussions to English language learners (ELL) students in the U.S. ELL are those students studying in America whose first language is not English. The increasing number of ELL students in...
- Mind your verbal communication units. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;9/4/95, Vol. 22 Issue 38, p23
Reports on abuses on the English language by American bureaucrats according to Great Britain's Plain English Campaign. Military leaders as the most notorious verbal offenders; Examples of linguistic substitutes for simple terms by the American military.
- Dutch treats. Kendall, Nancy M. // Christian Science Monitor;2/2/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 49, p18
Notes the contribution of Dutch colonists in New York to the English language.
- Speak English? Lynn, Jacquelyn // Entrepreneur;Apr2000, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p131
Deals with the advantages for entrepreneurs in having employees with improved English language skills in the United States. Increased confidence and ability to interact with co-workers and customers; Impact on employee errors and overtime; Benefits for workplace safety.
- Doing Language Education Research in a Developing Country. Gorsuch, Greta // TESL-EJ;Sep2006, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p1
This is an account of an American language education researcher doing two research projects (a case study and a quasi-experimental study) in a developing country (Vietnam), outside of her U.S.-based research context. During a five-month period, the researcher encountered a number of contextual...
- Improving Students' Capacity in Foreign Languages. Met, Myriam // Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p214
Focuses on the U.S. education system. The importance of foreign-language studies, in light of globalization; Reasons for English-speakers to learn foreign languages; The challenge of communication in a service-based economy and in humanitarian efforts; Benefits of cross-cultural education and...
- A Corpus-Based Study of Connectors in Editorials of Korean and American English Newspapers. Kim, Hyangsook; Ahn, Sung-Ho G. // Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning;Winter2012, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p61
This paper compares and analyzes the use of connectors, linking adverbials (LAs--therefore, however, instead) and coordinating conjunctions (CCs--and, but, or) in the editorials of Korean and American English newspapers. The purpose of the research was to see whether there are any significant...
- A CROSS CULTURAL STUDY OF SPEECH RATE. Osser, Harry; Peng, Frederick // Language & Speech;Apr-Jun64, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p120
Describes an experiment that attempt to investigate the cultural stereotype judgment of speech-rate. Samples of speech obtained from Japanese speakers and native American-English speakers; Determination of differences in speech-rate; Judgment of speech-rate.
- VOCABULARY AND PRONUNCIATION ACQUISITION AMONG BILINGUALS AND MONOLINGUALS. Lerea, Louis; LaPorta, Rosemary // Language & Speech;Jul-Sep71, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p293
Adopting a psycholinguistic approach to bilingualism, researchers S.M. Ervin and C.E. Osgood distinguished between two types of bilingual individuals, the co-ordinate and the compound. The co-ordinate bilingual has learned two languages with disassociated meanings for parallel signs. The person...