Category: Asian American Literature

  • Dominik Lorenz's Passive Structures in Singapore English PDF

    By Dominik Lorenz

    ISBN-10: 3640862953

    ISBN-13: 9783640862955

    Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American reviews - Linguistics, grade: 2, college of Freiburg, path: Proseminar I, 12 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Ho and Platt (1993:1) argue that Singaporean English is a very interesting
    indigenized, or nativized, speech type since it is so ordinary and fills so many
    functions. i will verify Ho and Platt’s assertion, for the reason that i used to be in Singapore in 2004. It was once not
    difficult to note Singapore English as a speech style. This sparked my curiosity in
    participating within the proseminar ‘English in Singapore’ and for that reason in studying into a
    certain grammatical phenomenon in Singapore English, particularly the passive voice.
    In this time period paper, a brief research of the 2 passive constructions particular to Colloquial
    Singapore English (the so-called kena passive and the supply passive) can be provided. Further
    on, we the get passive could be tested. we are going to express that provide- and kena-constructions are
    derived from the languages of chinese language and Malay, respectively. the larger a part of this paper
    will be to ascertain the general frequencies thereof. Which of the 2 passive constructions
    will be nearer in constitution to the normal shape? a private research might help us to reply to this
    question, regularly with the hidden wish to eventually get a hold of an inexpensive conclusion
    towards the tip of the paper. we are going to most likely have a winner of the competing substrate form
    and we'll expectantly discover which passive development is the most efficient one in
    Singapore English.
    Moreover, we wish to evaluate the frequency of the kena-passive with the getpassive’s
    frequency in a corpus-based research. Admittedly, the corpus-based examine will be
    relatively restrictive and never fairly huge in dimension. furthermore, the give-passive could be ignored
    due to its rarity.
    Further on, we wish to evaluate passive voice in Singapore with the passive in
    Standard English. to regulate this, after having offered the advance of Singapore, its
    multilingualism and English as its most typical language, we are going to outline a few simple terms,
    which should be utilized in this time period paper. After that, we'll clarify the corpus and the
    methodology used. after all, we'll sum up the findings and we are going to talk about my very own study.
    Perhaps, there are chances how you can do it greater subsequent time or there are different issues that could
    be done.
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  • New PDF release: Interpretation of "The Indian Burying Ground" by Philip

    By Petra Hühnert

    ISBN-10: 3640983815

    ISBN-13: 9783640983810

    Seminar paper from the yr 2009 within the topic American reviews - Literature, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg collage Mainz (FTSK Germersheim), path: “Democracy Ma Femme. searching for Liberty in American Letters.”, language: English, summary: Philip Freneau describes in his romantic poem from 1787 “The Indian Burying flooring” the variations among eu funeral traditions, prompted via Christianity, and the traditions for funerals of a few local American tribes. He exhibits in certain images the job that continues to be noticeable within the local American lifeless opposing the dozing posture given to eu lifeless. He additionally issues out how shut the local American lifestyle and dying is to nature in its partly wild and savage method through describing their behavior and garments. Their traditional notion of dealing with existence and particularly dying is the following visible as greater to the civilized ecu global. the eu humans may have learnt whatever from the Indians rather than trying to civilize them in accordance with their rules and ideals.
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  • Download PDF by Aïda Rogers,Pat Conroy: State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places

    By Aïda Rogers,Pat Conroy

    ISBN-10: 1611172500

    ISBN-13: 9781611172508

    ISBN-10: 1611172519

    ISBN-13: 9781611172515

    In country of the guts, Aïda Rogers has crafted an crafty love letter to our nation, with contributions from a bunch of nationally and locally well-known writers who’ve written brief essays at the South Carolina locations that they cherish. This anthology offers a multifaceted old and private view of the Palmetto State.

    Thematically geared up, this assortment deals a geographic and emotional scope that's as assorted as its members. Sportswriters describe loved arenas; historians contemplate church ruins and forts. A playwright recollects the magic of her first theater adventure; a meals author revels in a coastal joint that serves clean oysters. Backyards, entrance porches, a small library at a children’s domestic, the drama and camaraderie of creating the Savannah River website, and areas which are long past other than within the stories of the writers who enjoyed them—these are only the various locales coated, all exhibiting how South Carolina has replaced and encouraged humans in various ways.

    State of the center conjures up a feeling of background and timelessness via bringing jointly heartfelt responses to South Carolina locales rooted in reminiscence, drawing looking back, thought, and love. The anthology finds a kingdom that's greater than a playground for travelers; it’s a state of human hiding areas that echo within the hearts of its literary citizens. Though offered as a publication approximately position, the gathering is finally approximately our shared connections to each other, to a fancy universal previous, and to ongoing efforts to border and construct a way forward for promise and possibility.
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  • Reduplication of Urdu and English Words. Methodology and - download pdf or read online

    By Amina Khalid

    ISBN-10: 3656946493

    ISBN-13: 9783656946496

    Essay from the yr 2015 within the topic American reports - Linguistics, , language: English, summary: Reduplication isn't really an alien inspiration first of all. it's a kind of compounding strategy by way of “reduplication compound or repetitive compound”. Reduplication is a morphological technique during which note, stem or root is doubled. This strategy happens in significant forms; overall reduplication and partial reduplication. overall reduplication doubles the full be aware while partial reduplication copies a few phonological positive aspects of the be aware, stem or root.
    The technique of reduplication is located in lots of languages and has the standard of linguistic productiveness. The productiveness of reduplication method in Urdu and English language is opposite. English language has much less productiveness of Reduplication procedure however the linguistics has performed loads of paintings on it. There are on-line dictionaries on reduplicated phrases in English language, the place they current reduplicated phrases with their meanings and etymological origins. nonetheless, the productiveness of reduplication strategy is tremendous in Urdu language yet there's no on-line availability of literature on Reduplication in Urdu language. If fabric of a few sort to be had on-line it's not very reliable.
    notice Reduplication could be traced again to the sixteenth century from Latin be aware “Reduplication” or “reduplicationis” this means that “doubling” and “folding”. The time period “Reduplicator” is used for the bottom notice in reduplication even the reduplicated aspect is termed “Reduplicant”.
    Reduplication performs important function in notice formation approach which undergoes in lots of languages and language teams. Reduplication strategy is especially efficient in Urdu language however the strategy is still nearly unexplored in Pakistan. it's a wealthy box of linguistic investigation.
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  • American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American - download pdf or read online

    By Joanna Brooks

    ISBN-10: 0195160789

    ISBN-13: 9780195160789

    ISBN-10: 0195332911

    ISBN-13: 9780195332919

    The 1780s and 1790s have been a serious period for groups of colour within the new united states. Even Thomas Jefferson saw that during the aftermath of the yankee Revolution, "the spirit of the grasp is abating, that of the slave emerging from the dust." This publication explores the capability in which the first actual Black and Indian authors rose as much as remodel their groups and the process American literary historical past. It argues that the origins of contemporary African-American and American Indian literatures emerged on the innovative crossroads of faith and racial formation as early Black and Indian authors reinvented American evangelicalism and created new postslavery groups, new different types of racial identity, and new literary traditions.

    While laying off clean gentle at the pioneering figures of African-American and local American cultural history--including Samson Occom, Prince corridor, Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and John Marrant--this paintings additionally explores a strong set of little-known Black and Indian sermons, narratives, journals, and hymns. Chronicling the early American groups of colour from the separatist Christian Indian cost in upstate big apple to the 1st African inn of Freemasons in Boston, it indicates how eighteenth-century Black and Indian writers ceaselessly formed the yank adventure of race and faith. American Lazarus deals a daring new imaginative and prescient of a foundational second in American literature. It unearths the intensity of early Black and Indian highbrow heritage and reassesses the political, literary, and cultural powers of faith in America.
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  • Download e-book for kindle: A Survey of African American Vernacular English, considering by Jessica Schweke

    By Jessica Schweke

    ISBN-10: 3638782832

    ISBN-13: 9783638782838

    Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American reviews - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, Ernst Moritz Arndt college of Greifswald, path: 'Varieties and Variability of English' - Proseminar 'English as an international Language', eleven entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: This paper will provide an outline of a few precise beneficial properties of African American Vernacular English.
    Since drama regularly goals to illustrate daily speech, i'll additionally supply facts from the drama “A Raisin within the solar” by means of Lorraine Vivian Hansberry from 1959. it will underline those gains in addition to their use and exhibit their practicability in speech.

    Generally conversing, the time period vernacular describes quite a few speech that's usually analyzed not like the traditional of a language and that's utilized by a undeniable team of audio system.
    The time period African American Vernacular English (AAVE) hence describes a dialect utilized by African americans.
    In process time this style has additionally been referred to as “Black Vernacular English, Vernacular Black English, Black English Vernacular, Afro-American English, or just Black English”. (Crystal 2003: 491) The African American Vernacular is quite a few the English language that “has set phonological (system of sounds), morphological (system of constitution of phrases and dating between words), syntactic (system of sentence structure), semantic (system of that means) and lexical (structural association of vocabulary goods and different details) patterns”. (Green 2002: 1) during this time period paper i'll take a more in-depth examine those styles. in spite of the fact that, it should be saved in brain that even if those beneficial properties are features of the African American speech sort, no longer each African American makes use of this type. also, a few audio system use convinced beneficial properties extra frequently than others, counting on the speaker’s age, social prestige, the placement of conversation or the individual they carry a talk with. Belonging to the African American speech neighborhood doesn't mean utilizing all good points all the time.
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  • New PDF release: Argumentstruktur und -veränderung im Irokesischen (German

    By Marius Nobach

    ISBN-10: 3640570553

    ISBN-13: 9783640570553

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Linguistik, notice: 1,0, Universität zu Köln (Institut für Linguistik, Abteilung Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Argumentstruktur und Argumentveränderung (Hauptseminar), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: In der Linguistik ist unbestritten, dass die Sprachen der Welt ihre jeweilige individuelle Argumentstruktur auf unterschiedliche artwork abbilden können. Die konkrete Realisierung und die Anzahl der Argumente wie auch die Möglichkeiten der Argumentveränderung hängen dabei im hohen Maße von den Wesenseigenschaften der betreffenden Sprache ab. So werden Argumente in Sprachen, die tendenziell eher isolierend sind, normalerweise eher nicht mit morphologischen Mitteln realisiert, während polysynthetische Sprachen verstärkt auf die Morphologie zurückgreifen, um Argumente auszudrücken. In dieser Hausarbeit wird am Beispiel des Irokesischen eine Gruppe von polysynthetischen Sprachen im Hinblick darauf untersucht, welche Argumente es dort gibt, wie sie realisiert werden und wie viele Argumente die Argumentstruktur eines Verbs maximal besitzen kann. Außerdem gehe ich auch auf die im Irokesischen bestehenden Möglichkeiten an valenzverändernden Prozessen ein.
    Unter dem Irokesischen versteht guy eine Gruppe nordamerikanischer Indianersprachen, die heute noch im amerikanisch-kanadischen Grenzgebiet in der Nähe des Erie- und Ontariosees im amerikanischen Bundesstaat ny beziehungsweise im kanadischen Bundesstaat Ontario gesprochen werden und zum großen Teil vom Aussterben bedroht sind. Traditionell wird zwischen Nord- und Südirokesisch unterschieden, wobei das Nordirokesische heute noch sechs Sprachen umfasst (Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga und Tuscarora), wäh-rend das Südirokesische allein durch das Cherokee gebildet wird. Im Rahmen dieser Hausarbeit beschränke ich mich größtenteils auf das Mohawk und das Cayuga, da ich bei diesen beiden Sprachen auf einschlägige wissenschaftliche Arbeiten zurückgreifen kann, denen ich auch die notwendigen Sprachbeispiele entnehme. Die Verben im Irokesischen besitzen nach übereinstimmender Meinung der Irokesisten grundsätzlich immer zwei Argumente, die nach weitverbreiteter Ansicht durch pronominale Präfixe am Verb realisiert werden. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit widme ich auch dem Phänomen der Nominalinkorporation, wobei auch die Theorie, dass im Irokesischen keine Unterscheidung zwischen Nomina und Verben möglich sei, berücksichtigt wird. Zudem wird gezeigt, was once für valenzverändernde Prozesse es im Irokesischen gibt und welche Auswirkungen diese auf die Argumentstruktur haben. Den Schluss der Arbeit bildet eine kurze Untersuchung der Frage, wie es sich im Irokesischen mit Reflexiv- und Mediumverben verhält.
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  • New PDF release: Metaphors and Symbols

    By Ina-Eleftheria Sachariadis

    ISBN-10: 3656084904

    ISBN-13: 9783656084907

    Seminar paper from the 12 months 2006 within the topic American experiences - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg collage Mainz (Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophonie), direction: Hauptseminar "New Eden, Paradise, The White Whale and Marilyn Monroe: Cultural Symbols and Icons in American Literature", 25 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: This paper to start with treats the problem of metaphor after which proceeds with the dialogue of the time period image. to make sure consistency, the presentation of either phrases follows an identical structure:

    First of the entire definition and etymology of every time period is given; their relevant features are pointed out and explicated. also the similar idea of "similes" is outlined and in comparison to metaphors. in view that the definitions of the time period "metaphor" fluctuate reckoning on the theories they're in line with, a supplementary define of those theories is required.

    Subsequently the phrases are categorised into different types so as to enable a extra targeted research; examples are cited.

    The paper ends with a comparability of the 2 concepts.
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  • Download PDF by Jasmina Murad: Magical Realism in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Ana

    By Jasmina Murad

    ISBN-10: 3640319370

    ISBN-13: 9783640319374

    Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American reviews - Literature, grade: 1,7, loose collage of Berlin (John-F.-Kennedy-Institute), direction: The Subaltern Speaks: Minority Literature within the united states, 17 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: during this paper I concentrate on massive U.S. authors: Toni Morrison and Ana Castillo. the truth that those writers - who don't proportion a similar ethnic heritage - either installation the literary mode of magical realism of their works has engaged my curiosity to research and examine their novels cherished and to date from God. the aim of this paper is not just to probe into the character of magical realism within the novels, but additionally to check this narrative shape as a socio-cultural perform that's hooked up to a unique Weltanschauung. to go into this significant territory, will probably be helpful to situate the time period magical realism in a theoretical and cultural framework which occurs within the following bankruptcy. in this case, i'm going to disclose how Morrison and Castillo hire magical realism in loved and to date from God, and, specifically, i attempt to establish its functionality and the position it performs by way of Morrison′s and Castillo′s cultural and old historical past. within the end i'm going to disclose the parallels that are drawn among the novels, arising with the thesis that for those parallels, there are underlying major features of magical realism.
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  • Download e-book for kindle: African Americans of Giles County (Images of America) by Carla J. Jones,Tonya M. Hull,Carroll Van West

    By Carla J. Jones,Tonya M. Hull,Carroll Van West

    ISBN-10: 0738566896

    ISBN-13: 9780738566894

    ISBN-10: 1531643906

    ISBN-13: 9781531643904

    Giles County was once based on November 14, 1809, and is named the land of milk and honey. The county is domestic to over 30 nationwide sign up houses, Civil conflict skirmish websites, a various cultural historical past, and intersecting path of Tears routes (Benge’s and Bell’s). it's also the start position for plenty of famous African americans, akin to famous architect Moses McKissack, founding father of McKissack and McKissack. Giles County is a spot the place many ancestral lineages go back domestic to their roots for examine or to find their wealthy African American heritage and heritage.
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