Essays about: "proverbs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 essays containing the word proverbs.

  1. 1. Proverbial Language Of American Presidents (1945-2008) : A Digital Methods Approach of the Use of Proverbs in Political Discourse

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper (KV)

    Author : Eirini Koutroumpi; [2023]
    Keywords : American presidents; computational; correlation; digital humanities; digital methods; frequency; paremiology; patterns; political discourses; politics; proverbs; python; speeches; visualization; Presidenti Americani; computationale; correlazione; digital humanities; scienze umanistiche digitali; metodi digitali; frequenza; paremiologia; modelli; discorsi politici; politica; proverbi; python; discorsi; visualizzazione;

    Abstract : Political language's power to influence public opinion drives the present investigation into proverbs used by presidents during 1945-2008. The study’s purpose is to explore the proverbial language of American presidents, employing a digital methods approach. READ MORE

  2. 2. Swedish adolescents' understanding of concrete and abstract English proverbs

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Heidi Meininger; [2020]
    Keywords : understanding of proverbs; later language development; second language acquisition; gender and language development; language acquisition and language development;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to find out how well Swedish adolescents understand concrete and abstract English proverbs, if concrete proverbs are easier to understand than abstracts ones, if there are differences between boys’ and girls’ and between monolinguals’ and bilinguals’ understanding of these. In a multiple-choice questionnaire, Swedish 7th to 9th graders read 15 short stories followed by three choices. READ MORE

  3. 3. Embodiment in Proverbs: Representation of the eye(s) in English, Swedish, and Japanese

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Jessica Berggren; [2018]
    Keywords : Embodiment; Conceptual metaphor theory; Proverbs; Paremiology; Cross-linguistics;

    Abstract : This study will examine the representation and embodiment of the body part eye(s), in proverbs. The research is cross-linguistic as the proverbs analysed are in the languages English, Swedish, and Japanese. READ MORE


    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Grekiska (nygrekiska)

    Author : Christina Stathopoulou; [2016]
    Keywords : Twitter; hashtags; discourse analysis; intertextuality; Greek referendum; content; context.; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates Twitter posting in Greek during the period of the Greek referendum in 2015 and in particular between June 27, when the referendum was announced, and July 6, one day after the referendum was completed, and how the Greek people use various external sources to express themselves (i.e. political thoughts, actions, inquires). READ MORE

  5. 5. Code-Switching in Chinua Achebe's Novels

    University essay from Institutionen för kommunikation och information

    Author : Hanna Larsson; [2008]
    Keywords : Code-switching; Nigerian Pidgin English; Chinua Achebe;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to point out how Chinua Achebe uses different features of Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin English (NPE) in four of his novels. Firstly, there will be an explanation of the terms code switching and proverb, followed by an overview of Pidgin Languages and Nigerian Pidgin English. READ MORE