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Effectiveness of Communication

The aim of learning a foreign language is to achieve communicative competence; i.e., the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately (Hymes: 1966). There are different components of communicative competence: structural, s...


Variation in native Englishes: what are the implications for language education worldwide?

The variation of English worldwide implies that a variety must be chosen for the purposes of language education. Stevens (1999) argues that the public will, with its wishes and expectations, affects the choice of variety in educat...


General concerns and subject matter of romantic prose

Typically, the Romantic period is considered to have spanned circa. 1800-1840, and is characterised by the rise of post-Enlightenment literature. Romanticism first emerged as a reaction to the dominant discourse of reason that had...


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