The International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture in Education (LLCE 2014) will be held during May 7-9, 2014, in the historic city of Nitra, Slovakia – a European city of extraordinary historic and cultural importance. These days, being a site of two universities and several research institutes, it is also the centre of modern research and education. Continue reading
New York City English
One of the more famous American accents, the classic “New Yorkese” has been immortalized by films (“Goodfellas,” “Marty,” and “Manhattan,” among countless others), TV shows (“All in the Family,” “Seinfeld,” “King of Queens”) and plays (“A View from the Bridge,” “Lost in Yonkers,” “Guys and Dolls”). Continue reading
This refers to the spectrum of ‘standard’ English spoken by newscasters, TV actors, and a large percentage of middle-class Americans. Continue reading
The 3rd International Conference on Language, Medias and Culture is held in Seoul, South Korea during April 12-13, 2014. ICLMC 2014 is an international forum for state-of-the-art research in Language, Medias and Culture.
It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Language, Medias and Culture. Continue reading
Sociolinguistics studies dialect – any regional, social or ethnic variety of a language.
Variation in language is not helter-skelter. It is systematic. For instance, a speaker may sometimes pronounce the word mind to sound just like mine through a process called consonant cluster reduction. Continue reading
Evidence is presented supporting the view that serious illness is often interpreted by men as an opportunity for emotional expressivity, contrasting with language and gender ideologies that stress men’s deficiencies in this realm. Comparative analysis of a large matched corpus of male and female interviews concerning the experience of a wide range of illnesses is reported. Continue reading
In broad terms, Canadian and American speakers tend to sound like one another. They also tend to sound different from a large group of English speakers who sound more British, such as those in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. For example, most Canadians and Americans pronounce an r sound after the vowel in words like barn, car, and farther, while Continue reading