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Writers of English Prose

assist Bacons advancement" (Abacci Books). Yet, despite that all he had accomplished, and despite all that Essex had provided him,...

'Absalom and Achitophel' by John Dryden and Honesty

17th century way of saying "God told him to do it." But one of Davids progeny stood out, this being the brave...

Bilingual Education/Issue Pro & Con

associated with bilingual education, evaluating what works and what does not, is not an easy task (Gilroy 50). Both supporters an...

'Claudette Colvin Goes to Work' by Rita Dove

Her 1999 volume of poetry, "On the Bus with Rosa Parks" exemplifies the ways in which Dove captures a moment, sees it for what it ...

Pushkin's Most Successful Prose

Pushkin was a Russian poet who eventually began writing prose. This essay examines and analyzes a very successful work of prose en...

Three Perspectives on Problems with Teaching English

learn the ways in which standard English developed -- that no language remains "fixed" but is rather a constantly evolving, adapti...

ESL is Better than Bilingual Education

(Bilingual/ESL, 2004). Carrasquillo and Rodriguez (1996) point out that mainstreaming LEP students is one of the most significan...

Significance of Language, ELL Instruction

This research paper/essay pertains to the repercussions of what it would be like if all other languages besides English became ext...

'Black English' in an English Dialect Study

fricatives (three pronounced as tree and the pronounced as do), and the monophthongalization of /ay/ and /aw/ dipthongs find an...

The Evolution of Black American English

a mountain range, etc., that has served historically to keep two populations apart also serves to create differences in speech (R...

Is Black English Vernacular a “Real Language?”

This idea, she says, is not hypothetical; the grammar and syntax peculiar to Black English Vernacular have been known for several ...

English Versification Development

In five pages this research paper offers a brief English versification history beginning with Beowulf's Old English and continuing...

Spoken English and its Sociocultural Components

In eight pages this paper examines how language development is influenced by culture and society in a consideration of its effects...

Standard English Influenced by Black English

This paper consists of five pages and examines how Black English has damaged standard English's structure. Seven sources are cite...

A History of the English Language

This paper examines four different variations of the English language, ranging from Old English to current English. This eight pa...

McWhorter/Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Another feature that is unique to English is the way in which English uses the that "-ing thing" (McWhorter 2). In English, the pr...

Qualitative Research Talk

The question for the study being discussed is: "How effective is the new ESL curriculum in helping student improve English languag...

'Wh in Situ' Chines and English Movements

Chinese and English wh movements are contrasted and compared in a paper consisting of ten pages....

Global Commonality of the English Language

were able to teach through the medium of Welsh and Welsh cultural texts were promulgated....

Langston Hughes’ Theme for English B

that everything he says is truth and thus at this point his analyzing is only supporting that truth. He assumes, or infers...

American English Compendium by Marv Rubinstein

slang and colloquialisms (of the world) smack of American English (1), and that this is true even in England. He credits this fact...

A Move for the Simplification of Spelling In American and British Society

are spelled. There are far more sounds in the English language than the twenty-six letters which make up our alphabet. As a resu...

Theme for English By Langston Hughes

This essay analyzes the meaning of Langston Hughes' poem "Theme for English B." Three pages n length, two sources are cited. ...

Roles of Animals in Nature & Human Lives

at close quarters unmolested, as the wolves did not consider him to be a threat and, obviously, they did not consider him as suita...

American Colonies' Divergence from England

any legitimate claim upon the land, the New World was not uninhabited and European settlers necessarily had to contend with and ad...

The Role of Time in 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell

In an essay consisting of five pages the seductive quality of time as depicted in Marvel's prose is examined and the writer draws ...

Problems in an ESL Classroom

It is important that every idea offered is written down even if the idea seems to have no connection or relationship to the topic ...

Beginning SEI Approaches

The teacher might use pictures or finger-puppets to help facilitate student comprehension. The disadvantage to this approach is th...

Derek Walcott, Chinua Achebe, and Non Native Writers Use of English

cursory look at Achebes work shows that this is a reasoned and well thought-out choice that serves to underscores the authors mess...

Rap and the Rap Culture

The writer discusses the connection between the Old English epic poem Beowulf and today's rap culture. The writer argues that alth...