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Borrowed Words Help Languages to Improve not to Corrupt - An Analysis about Language Change

Language Change Languages have always been ever-changing, and will continue to change in the future. Linguists believe that this change is an expectable reality of languages (Yule 2003:222). In this sense, the important thing to be considered is how they change and to which direction the languages go; corruption or improvement. Actually, according to Lass (1980, as cited in Chapman-Skousen, 2005) change of a language can be analyzed and told in details but this process cannot be explained why and how it appears, and it is an important challenge trying to understand that (p. 333) . In this essay, other than understanding how, it is planned to be focused on trying to enlighten whether this change helps a language improve or causes the corruption of it by borrowing words from other languages. The Reasons to Change             First of all, languages change for many reasons, and these should be defined. It occurs sometimes because of social, economical and political grounds

Effects of English Usage on Turkish Language and Society - Final Paper

English and Turkish Languages 1. Introduction It is an inevitable fact that languages keep changing throughout the history.  As they do, linguists keep asking why and how they are changing. One reason may be the wanting to be different. It is expectable that languages will change eventually (Yule 2003: 222). That’s a big problem for the whole world society in which there occurs many different languages and a lingua franca as well. According to Lass (1980, as cited in Chapman-Skousen, 2005) change of a language can be described in details but this progress cannot be explained why and how it occurs and it is always a significant challenge trying to understand and enlighten that. (p. 333).  As its being difficult to explain and understand this process, these changes in languages lead sometimes corruptions of the languages. But the thing that should be discussed that whether or not it is the lingua franca that forces languages to change and eventually to corrupt.             I

What is the relationship between the names “Doolittle, Higgins” and their social status? - Pygmalion

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw What is the relationship between the names “Doolittle, Higgins” and their social status? What do they stand for? Names are just names or do they stand for anything in our life? As far as we know from our society or just with the help of our background knowledge, yes they do have a meaning or at least they stand for something or just symbolize something according to some. There are names that are used among rich people, and those used by religious people, and those used by regular people, and those used by intellectual people and so on. In Pygmalion, I want to focus on only two families, which are Doolittle and Higgins. I haven’t looked anywhere but it sounded like to me that “Doolittle” is with a bit difference like “too little”. That was an interesting foundation maybe but I wasn’t very sure about it. Because it sounds a bit out of our aim here, I thought first. Now I see, when I search for the name “Higgins” in dictionaries, name dictionaries.