I am also a dedicated student of the Scriptures who has learned much and still learns much from other disciples and students of Scripture, from both the scholar and the non-scholar. Yet, after spending many years in the Scriptures aiming for understanding and resolution of dilemmas, I learned things about the Greek NT that made me dig deeper for textual clarity, and somewhere along the way I stumbled upon the ongoing debate as to whether the NT was originally Hebrew or Greek. This debate shapes, in part, what I am about to write and how I have learned to interpret the meaning of NT words. The debate centers on the Greek NT:
If you would like to write a plain language summary of your postgraduate research we want to hear from you. Check out the instructions to authors here. Why I did this study School systems around the world are lowering the age at which children begin to learn a second language.
National curricula often now include foreign language learning in pre-school, when once they waited until children were in primary or secondary school. In countries where pre-school curricula do not yet include foreign language learning, parents often decide to send their young children to learn a second language privately.
This is common in Greece. In government schools English is not taught until children are between 6 and 8 years old. But, many Greek children already speak some English by this age because they have attended private pre-schools.
Private pre-schools often operate a submersion model of English language education. This is an approach in which activities are carried out entirely in English, with little or no direct language teaching.
Athens, where the study took place As the topic of language acquisition is broad, I decided to focus on a specific type of word: Pronouns are small but extremely important words; without them, it can be impossible to make sense of a sentence.
As the pronoun is missing, we cannot tell who wants ice-cream. Omitting the pronoun in English is incorrect. However, there are languages where pronoun-less sentences are normal. In Greek, instead of needing a special pronoun word, the ending of the verb changes according to who the subject of the sentence is.
Indeed, Greek speakers only use pronouns in special cases, like adding emphasis or changing the topic of conversation. Despite never being explicitly told, both English and Greek children understand these rules in their own languages, and tend to use pronouns correctly, by the age of 3. Studies have shown that children who learn Greek and English from birth tend to use more pronouns in Greek than Greek monolingual speakers, making them sound strange to the monolingual Greek ear.
Conversely, Greek adults who learn English, use fewer pronouns when they speak English compared to English monolingual speakers.
When the patterns of one language are used in another we call it cross-linguistic influence. I wanted to see whether Greek children in English language pre-schools showed evidence of cross-linguistic influence in their use of pronouns, and whether there would be a difference in pronoun use between younger and older children.
What I did I compared the use of pronouns in three groups of children: Greek monolinguals, English monolinguals, and Greek children who were learning English at pre-school bilinguals.
Seventy-six children aged between 3. We each had identical sets of cards depicting cartoon-like faces.Apr 05, · Greek Language Challenge with Andreas - 안드레아스에게 간단한 그리스어 배우기! [TalkToMeInKorean] - Duration: Talk To Me In Korean , views.
THE ROMAN INFLUENCE ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Antonio Carlos Santana de Souza (UEMS / PPGLETRAS – UFGRS) [email protected] Men may come and men may go but languages go on forever becoming richer as a result of interchanges.
When the . Blog post based on an article in English Today, written by Julia Schultz. While there is a multitude of studies on the influence English has exerted on German, the converse language contact scenario has been comparatively neglected.
The Greek language, and specifically Greek mythology has had a tremendous influence on the English language. In our everyday lives .
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