Friday, April 13, 2012

Language Shift, Language Death, and Language Loss

I. Language Shift in Different Communities
a.      Migrant Minorities
            There is pressure from the wider society. Immigrants who look and sound ‘different’ are often regarded as threatening by majority group members. There is pressure to conform in all kind of ways. Language shift to English, for instance, has often been expected of migrants in predominantly monolingual countries such as England, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Speaking good English has been regarded as a sign of successful assimilation, and it was widely assumed that meant abandoning the minority language. We can observe the shift by nothing the change in people’s patterns of language use in different domains over time.
b.      Migrant Majorities
            Language shift often reflects the influence of political factors and economic factors, such as the need for work. People may shift both location

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Song of “Auld Lang Syne”

History of English Literature II Subjects
What is the meaning of "Auld Lang Syne", it's mean as "Days Lang Ago"
I.
The Song of “Auld Lang Syne”
(Days Lang Ago)
      This song was created on pre-romanticism period in history of English literature. This song has strong relation with French revolution and Elizabeth age, because this song is reflected about social condition in that period. People were missed to the Elizabeth age and were felt disappointed with the aim of French revolution. And French revolution is not expected as social dream.

II.
  1. Why this period popular as Tennyson period