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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...

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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...

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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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