An analysis of linguistic variation between Standard English and the regional dialect of Tyneside Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Introduction Sociolinguistics, particularly William Labov’s quantitative analyses of linguistic variation and change, attempts to explain how social factors such as socio-economic grouping, age, race and gender affect language use (see Labov 1966a, 1970, 1972a). The idea is that these social variables can then be used to study linguistic behaviour in a range of communities. The […]
What is Coinage? Coinage is defined as the act or process of inventing a new word, term, phrase or expression. It is also known as Neologism. ‘Neologism’ is itself a word coined in the year 1800 from the combination of the prefix ‘neo-‘, which means ‘new’ in Greek, the word ‘logos’, which means ‘speech’ or […]
Models of Power and Ideology: How can Ideological Statements Affect us as Individuals? Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Introduction: Defining Discourse and Ideology There exists no universal definition of ‘ideology’ for theorists interested in the analysis of cultural texts. Eagleton’s summation of current definitions demonstrates the multiplicities of meaning that can be attributed to ‘ideology’, and the subsequent problem of undertaking any kind of textual analysis without sufficient consideration of its significance to […]
Is there a politics of literature? If so, how can it be defined? If not, why not? Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Literature has evolved as a popular and influential form of communication through the ages in all societies and cultures. Many theorists believe that literature; particularly the media often portray stereotypical images of society, which could lead to loss of individual identities. Some theorists argue that meaning is often ambiguous and cannot be clearly defined as […]