Examination of the Wals
AN EXAMINATION OF THE WALS (THE WORLD ATLAS OF LANGUAGE STRUCTURES) DEMONSTRATION: SIMILARITIES AMONG NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES
Background: An exploration of WALS (i.e., the World Atlas of Language Structures, has brought out several linguistic features. Languages differ significantly in their syntactic and morphological systems and in the social environments in which they exist that are significantly better represented the similarity among the American languages.
Methods: Quantitative research design using SPSS software for the calculations of variance that applied on the whole languages data using a combination of demographic sources of the World Atlas of Language Structures WALS, whether there was a significant difference between Native American languages and the languages concerning the typological features and database of structural language properties. Such as 21 elements have persisted to specific subareas of the Americas.
Results: It was found strong relationships between linguistic factors related to morphological complexity and demographic/socio-historical factors such as the number of language users, geographic spread, and degree of language contact to all or most of the languages of the Americas. The analyses suggest that languages spoken by large groups have more superficial inflectional morphology than languages spoken by smaller groups.
Conclusion: The outcomes of the current research that language structures are subjected to proposed language and linguistic has implications, and the native American languages differ regarding language acquisition capacities that certify the decision regarding whether the correspondences among new languages reflect family or dispersion.
Keywords: Native American languages, language traits, genetic relationship, areal diffusion, linguistic typology.
Ewan Jackson ... et al. | Dec 22,2021
Language as the Medium
USING LANGUAGE AS THE MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION: THE CASE OF A JOB POSTING
Background/Objective: This research is relative to communication as an effective tool. This article analyses the role of communication that gives rise to employment. It introduces a communicative event whereby language is used to communicate for job advertisements.
Methodology: Advertisers manipulate the use of language to convince job-seekers of the posted jobs. Here, we will look into the language style and textual layouts which the job posters use for the classified advertisements of job vacancies. A qualitative research analysis is done to describe the data. For this purpose, content analysis of the advertisements from a newspaper is used to determine the utilized words and themes. The advertisements are taken from the local English newspaper.
Findings: The research describes the results of the data analysis to analyse the language of advertisings. Our main focus is on analysing the classified advertisement samples. The results aligned with the six main primary aspects of a text interpretation.
Conclusion: The affordance of ads to publish multimodal content to attract job-seekers allows advertisers to use a wide range of resources such as an appealing title, summary of responsibilities, written language, text layout, working conditions associated with the job at hand, and other nuances. This study creates an available environment that can promote attentiveness of a multimodal perspective to the understanding of a particular kind of professional communication context, such as job interviews, as illustrated in this article.
Keywords: Medium of communication, language, persuasive, concise language, AIDCA formula