Essays about: "non-standard language"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 essays containing the words non-standard language.


    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Lea Späti; [2019-02-08]
    Keywords : Sherlock; social class; media; attitude;

    Abstract : The aim of the study is to analyse the language used in the BBC series Sherlock. The focus is on the way the show portrays characters with different social backgrounds and their use of the English language, and whether this reinforces certain ways of thinking about social class. READ MORE

  2. 2. “THE QUEEN’S FUCKIN ENGLISH, KEN?” An analysis of the language of Trainspotting

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Samuel Grip; [2018-06-13]
    Keywords : engelska; Trainspotting; Irvine Welsh; corpus stylistics; code switching; Standard English; Scots;

    Abstract : The novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh is a work that has been acknowledged and appreciated for its use of non-standard language since its publication. This essay seeks to find out if this non-standard language is simply Scottish English, or if it is Scots, a language different from English that is sometimes regarded as a dialect of the same. READ MORE

  3. 3. It Don't Matter...Or Does It? The Significance of Non-Standard Grammar Features in Relation to Reading Comprehension

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Utbildningsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Julia Lu; Frida Nilsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Non-Standard Grammar; World Englishes; Be-Conjugations; Do-Conjugations; Reading Comprehension; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The development of English into a dynamic and diverse compound of language varieties has led to a spread of non-standard grammar features. Such linguistic development affects language education, and thus the significance of common non-standard grammar features needs to be explored. READ MORE

  4. 4. Spelling Normalization of English Student Writings

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Yuchan HONG; [2018]
    Keywords : spelling normalization; English student writings; phonetic similarity comparison; Levenshtein edit distance; character-based statistical machine translation; character-based neural machine translation;

    Abstract : Spelling normalization is the task to normalize non-standard words into standard words in texts, resulting in a decrease in out-of-vocabulary (OOV) words in texts for natural language processing (NLP) tasks such as information retrieval, machine translation, and opinion mining, improving the performance of various NLP applications on normalized texts. In this thesis, we explore different methods for spelling normalization of English student writings including traditional Levenshtein edit distance comparison, phonetic similarity comparison, character-based Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) and character-based Neural Machine Translation (NMT) methods. READ MORE

  5. 5. Twisting the standard : Non-standard language in literature and translation from English to Swedish

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Antonia Kjellström; [2018]
    Keywords : Non-standard language; Dialect; Translation; Literature; Fiction; Charles Dickens; Oliver Twist; English; Swedish;

    Abstract : Non-standard language, or dialect, often serves a specific purpose in a literary work and it is therefore a challenge for any translator to recreate the non-standard language of the source text into a target language.  There are different linguistic tools an author can use in order to convey non-standard language, and the same is true for a translator – who can choose from different strategies when tasked with the challenge of translating dialectal features. READ MORE