New research quantifies how much speakers’ first language affects learning a new language

Language research has documented that people tend to draw inferences about speakers based on how they talk. These often implicit inferences can occur in the blink of an eye and can affect how smart we think someone is, how much we like them, and more. This is also the case for the non-native accents typically …

Lesson 5 – I’m hungry

  Thomas: Hi Sarah, how are you? Sarah: Fine, how are you doing? Thomas: OK.  Sarah: What do you want to do? Thomas: I’m hungry. I’d like to eat something. Sarah: Where do you want to go? Thomas: I’d like to go to an Italian restaurant. Sarah: What kind of Italian food do you like? …

Lesson 3 – What’s your name?

    John: Excuse me, what’s your name? Jessica: My name is Jessica. What’s yours? John: John. Jessica: You speak English very well. John: Thank you. Jessica: Do you know what time it is? John: Sure. It’s 5:10PM. Jessica: What did you say? John: I said its 5:10PM. Jessica: Thanks. John: You’re welcome.

Lesson 2 – Do you speak English?

    Mary: Excuse me, are you American? Robert: No. Mary: Do you speak English? Robert: A little, but not very well. Mary: How long have you been here? Robert: 2 months. Mary: What do you do for work? Robert: I’m a student. How about you? Mary: I’m a student too.

Lesson 1 – Where are you from?

  James: Hello. Lisa: Hi. James: How are you? Lisa: I’m good. How are you? James: Good. Do you speak English? Lisa: A little. Are you American? James: Yes. Lisa: Where are you from? James: I’m from California. Lisa: Nice to meet you. James: Nice to meet you too.    

I wanna + (verb)

I wanna + (verb) The word ‘wanna’ is incorrect grammatically. It is equivalent to ‘want to.’ When combined with the word ‘I’ it helps communicate something you want to do. برای تکمیل فایل درس لطفاً خرید ذیل را انجام دهید

Part I Language and Communities

The rest of Part I Language and Communities Book Name: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics Writer: Ronald Ward augh Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate  Page 32-61 Linguistically, Serbo-Croatian is a single south Slov language Used by two groups of people, the Serbs and Croasts, With somewhat different historical, cultural and religious backgrounds. There is a third …

23. Item response theory

23. Item response theory Writer: Gary J. Ockey Book: The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate Thursday, May 10, 2018 Introduction/definitions Item response theory (IRT) is an approach used to estimate how much of a latent trait an individual possesses. The theory aims to link individuals’ observed performances to a location on …

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis Writer: Potter J pages: 607-616 out of 624 Saeed Mojarradi PhD student  Discourse is a central part of our lives. What we do with others we do by way of conversation, phone calls, letters and instructions. learning to talk is fundamental to learning the concert, and language provides the categories and terms for …

Chapter 3: Situated meanings and cultural models

Chapter 3: Situated meanings and cultural models Writer: James Paul Gee Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate  Monday, April 16, 2018 “situated meanings” and “cultural models” involve ways of looking at how speakers and writers give language specific meanings within specific situations. To begin to develop a “situated” viewpoint on meaning (“situated” means “local, grounded in actual …