Modern Foreign Languages

The Berlin Conference
The Berlin Conference
The Berlin Conference Culturally, Africans are perhaps the most diverse of any continent's inhabitants, with thousands of ethnic groups and more than 1000 different languages. With groups that often cross national boundaries and continual political upheavals, African national identity is not as strong as racial ties or local kin group meetings. Black Africans make up the majority of the continent's population, but there are also large populations of Arabs, Asians, Europeans and Berbers. Communi
*****Well When I Wrote Think I Encluded Pictures, Aparently They Do No
*****Well When I Wrote Think I Encluded Pictures, Aparently They Do No
*****Well when I wrote think I encluded pictures, aparently they do not cut and paste. Sorry if it makes it hard to read. The Greatness that is Benjamin Franklin ?The First American? A Printer's Epitaph The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost: For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, In a new & more perfect Edition, Corrected and amended
Hemingway
Hemingway
Hemingway ERNEST HEMINGWAY BIOGRAPHY On the date of July 21, 1899 Ernest Hemingway, a now known brilliant writer, was born. Hemingway was conceivably the only writer to achieve the combination of international celebrity and literary stature in the twentieth century. Hemingway was brought up in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, close to the prairies and woods west of Chicago. Both here and in Michigan, he could explore, camp, fish and hunt with his father, Dr. Clarence Hemingway. In Chicago he w
Reflexology
Reflexology
Reflexology The origins of Reflexology evidently reach back to ancient Egypt as evidenced by inscriptions found in the physician's tomb at Saqqara in Egypt. The translation of the hieroglyphics are as follows: Don't hurt me. The practitioner's reply:- I shall act so you praise me. We cannot determine the exact relationship between the ancient art as practiced by the early Egyptians and Reflexology as we know it today. Different forms of working the feet to effect health have been used all over t
Religions
Religions
Religions Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul's writings which has most influenced the Church today. Christians span the globe a
Government In India, Today
Government In India, Today
Government in India, Today India's present constitution went into effect on Jan. 26, 1950. At that time, the nation changed its status from a dominion to a federal republic, though it remained within the Commonwealth. A president, chosen by an Electoral College replaced the governor-general, appointed by the British Crown. The president is the official chief of state, but the office is largely ceremonial. In parliamentary government, the people in a country elect members of at least one house of
Ceremonies In The Waste Land
Ceremonies In The Waste Land
Ceremonies in The Waste Land Ceremonies are prevalent throughout T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land. Eliot relies on literary contrasts to illustrate the specific values of meaningful, effectual rituals of primitive society in contrast to the meaningless, broken, sham rituals of the modern day. These contrasts serve to show how ceremonies can become broken when they are missing vital components, or they are overloaded with too many. Even the way language is used in the poem furthers the point
Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics Comparative Politics, typically defined as the study of the internal politics of nations other than our own, is a diverse and complex field. There is no one central tendency or approach which dominates this area of inquiry within political science: various theories, concepts, issues and methodologies are evident in the field. While it is recognized that no simple classification can be made of the literature, we are encouraged to be aware of contrasting approaches, and to eng
Mexican Economy
Mexican Economy
Mexican Economy I. Historical, Population, Culture, Political, and Economic Information History Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The lea
The Baltics: Nationalities And Other Problems
The Baltics: Nationalities And Other Problems
The Baltics: Nationalities and Other Problems The Baltics area is fraught with cross ethnic mergings, conquerings by different groups, and control by both small groups like the Teutonic and Livonian knights and by larger entities like the nations of Sweden, Poland, and Russia during the roughly eight centuries of Baltic history. There is no ideal way to depict these very diverse groups of people and areas, so this is an attempt to first look at the area as a whole as it developed, in the brief
John Dalton
John Dalton
John Dalton John Dalton was born in September 5,1766 in Eaglesfield in Cumberland, England. Dalton and his family lived in a small country house. His family had been Quakers since 1690. Quakers where members of a society of friends. John had a brother named Mary and A brother named Charles, when he was born his brother was twelve years old and his sister was two years old. Dalton's birth was not recorded, so when he grew up older he asked one of his relatives and got and answer which was his bir
Mexican Economy
Mexican Economy
Mexican Economy Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The leading tribe, the Aztec, built great cities and developed an intricate social, po
Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan My topic deals with Pakistan, its relationship with the IMF and World Bank, and its internal problems that are causing unemployment, poverty, economic crisis and hunger. I shall be analyzing the situation using the neo-classical theory, as it is what the economists of the Pakistan government and the IMF are using to alleviate the economic instability of the country. Situated in the sub-continent, Pakistan is a low-income country, with great promise for growth. Unfortunately, it is held
Trade In Ancient Greece
Trade In Ancient Greece
Trade In Ancient Greece When we discuss the economics of the ancient world, we must be careful not to use the formal Economics which we employ in analyzing our own society, since Economics is a function of the way a society runs, not the set of rules under which a given society operates. We cannot remove ourselves from awareness of the economic disciplines which our schools teach, and even if we formally try to suspend Economics as a framework, we retain the image of the economic framework in o
International Terrorism
International Terrorism
International Terrorism Terrorism is an element of modern society that cannot be escaped. Acts of terrorism occur during times of war and times of peace. Some are to prove a point, others to show defiance. Terrorism can never be completely eliminated because the human race will always find a reason for there to be violence. No culture is perfect. However, we can take steps to prevent such seemingly senseless attacks. Governments and their citizens must be better equipped to fight terrorism. Ter
Normans And Middle English
Normans And Middle English
Normans And Middle English The year 1066 had a resounding impact on the course of English history. William the First, Duke of Normandy, conquered England and took it as a stronghold in his reign. The French rule over England lasted for several centuries and brought about innumerable changes to the English state, language, culture and lifestyle. William imported French rulers to take over English government and religious posts. The French were not only the new aristocracy in England, but the new
Christianity Analysis
Christianity Analysis
Christianity Analysis Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul's writings which has most influenced the Church today. Christians spa
Mexican Economy
Mexican Economy
Mexican Economy I. Historical, Population, Culture, Political, and Economic Information History Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The lea
Ceremonies In The Waste Land
Ceremonies In The Waste Land
Ceremonies in The Waste Land Ceremonies are prevalent throughout T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land. Eliot relies on literary contrasts to illustrate the specific values of meaningful, effectual rituals of primitive society in contrast to the meaningless, broken, sham rituals of the modern day. These contrasts serve to show how ceremonies can become broken when they are missing vital components, or they are overloaded with too many. Even the way language is used in the poem furthers the point
France
France
France France Introduction France, which is the largest nation in Western Europe, is a presidential republic. France is a very important nation in Europe and it continues to be involved in contemporary policy issues. Helping the world as one of the great trading nations, France is a very important trading partner with the United States. Not only is France important to the United States, they are also important to countries all over the world. Their abundance of both mineral and agricultural reso
Culture Of India
Culture Of India
Culture of India Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Culture of India Nearly one sixth of all the human beings on Earth live in India, the world's most populous democracy. Officially titled the Republic of India, it's 1,269,413 sq. mi. lie in South Asia, occupying most of the Indian subcontinent, bordered by Pakistan (W); China, Nepal, and Bhutan (N); and Myanmar (E) and Bangladesh forms an enclave in the NE. Its borders encompass a vast variety of peoples, practicing mos
Asia
Asia
Asia Asia Asia, largest of the earth's seven continents. With outlying islands, it covers an estimated 44,936,000 sq km (17,350,000 sq mi), or about one-third of the world's total land area. Asia has more than 3.2 billion inhabitants. Its peoples account for three-fifths of the world's population. Lying almost entirely in the northern hemisphere, Asia is bounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. The conventional boundary between Europe and Asia is drawn at the Ural Mountains in Russia.
The JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force)
The JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force)
The JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force) The JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force) Japan is an island country surrounded by water. This means that the threat to Japan always comes from the sea. Japan also relies heavily on other countries for the supply of natural resources that are indispensable to national existence. Over 90 percent of imports are transported through sea routes. Taking into account the factors of geographical and economic features, the main mission of Japanese M
Throughout History The Many Cultures Of The World Have Carried Certain
Throughout History The Many Cultures Of The World Have Carried Certain
Throughout history the many cultures of the world have carried certain aspects of their lives with them since their origin. There is a variety of different languages, art forms, music, etc. that characterize a certain people. The aspect that has managed to stay alive throughout the ages is religion. From its origin to the present it has also sparked the most controversy. On one hand the religion characterizes a culture and having the same religion is a symbol of spiritual unity. On the other han
John Dalton Was Born In September 5,1766 In Eaglesfield In Cumberland,
John Dalton Was Born In September 5,1766 In Eaglesfield In Cumberland,
John Dalton was born in September 5,1766 in Eaglesfield in Cumberland, England. Dalton and his family lived in a small country house. His family had been Quakers since 1690. Quakers where members of a society of friends. John had a brother named Mary and A brother named Charles, when he was born his brother was twelve years old and his sister was two years old. Dalton's birth was not recorded, so when he grew up older he asked one of his relatives and got and answer which was his birthday. His p
Confucianism
Confucianism
Confucianism World Religions Project: Confucianism FOUNDERS Confucius is the founder of Confucianism. The name Confucius is the Latin name for Kong Qiu-zi. Confucius was born in the village of Zou in the country of Lu in 551 BC. He was a poor descendant of a disposed noble family. As a child, he held fake temple rituals; as a young adult, quickly earned a reputation for fairness, politeness, and love of learning, and he was reputed to be quite tall. When he was 35 years old, Duke Zhao of Lu led
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain Table of Contents Section Page History 3 Cultural and Societal 5 Education 10 Business Climate 12 Government and Military 16 OVERVIEW OF BAHRAIN History of Bahrain Bahrain was once part of the ancient civilization of Dilmun and served as an important link in trade routes between Sumeria and the Indus Valley as much as 5000 years ago. Since the late 18th century Bahrain has been governed by the Al-Khalifa family, which created close ties to Britain by signing the General Treaty of Peace i
Daudi Bohra English As Spoken In Sri Lanka
Daudi Bohra English As Spoken In Sri Lanka
Daudi Bohra English As Spoken In Sri Lanka Daudi Bohra English as spoken in Sri Lanka by Tasneem Amirally Akbarally Paper V - Standards & Varieties of English Dr. Manique Gunesekara 1st November 2001 Daudi Bohra English as spoken in Sri Lanka Just a few centuries ago English was only spoken by about five to seven million people on Britain, which was merely one, relatively small island. The language at that time only consisted of dialects spoken by monolinguals. But the story of English is quite
The Phillipines
The Phillipines
The Phillipines Over the past few years, the Philippines' economy has undergone a remarkable transformation. In the late 80's and early 90's the Philippines were stuck with poor political leadership, economic growth, and slow paced economic development. Today it is recognized globally that the Filipino economy has turned around to produce a positive growth. One of their biggest accomplishments has been the GNP growth rate rise from zero in the early nineties to between 5% and 6% today. The curre
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt The civilization of ancient Egypt is significant in several ways. Egyptian influence on other peoples was also significant. Ancient kingdoms of the Sudan adapted its HIEROGLYPHIC writing system and other cultural elements. The two last regions and the Bible are the most important antecedents of the modern western world that owe something to Egypt. The western alphabet is derived from a Phoenician one possibly modeled on Egyptian hieroglyphs; Egyptian ideas are found in some parts o
T.S. Eliots The Wasteland
T.S. Eliots The Wasteland
T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland Uncusessfull male, female relationships are prevelant thourghout T.S. Eliots poem The Waist Land. Eliot reies on literary contrasts to illustrate the specific values of meaningful, effectual Ceremonies are prevalent throughout T.S. Eliots poem The Waste Land. Eliot relies on literary contrasts to illustrate the specific values of meaningful, effectual rituals of primitive society in contrast to the meaningless, broken, sham rituals of the modern day. These contrast
Ben Franklin Biography/Critique
Ben Franklin Biography/Critique
Ben Franklin Biography/Critique Ben Franklin: Early Life In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, for later generations of Americans he became both a spokesman and a model for the national character. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1706, into a religious Puritan household. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker and a skillful mechanic. His mother, Abiah Ben's parents raised thirteen children--th
The Nation-State Is An Outmoded Concept. Discuss.
The Nation-State Is An Outmoded Concept. Discuss.
The Nation-State Is An Outmoded Concept. Discuss. So deeply ingrained is the tendency to funnel society into the mold prepared for it by the nation-state that we cannot conceive of societies except as thoroughly congruent with the state, as if the teleology of all social entities were the state. (Said 1994: 350) This truism constitutes a succinct expression of the pre-eminence of the nation-state in global societal organisations. The world is largely divided up into these unitary, enclosed ident
Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall Everything can be linked to everything! This is the ultimate anthropological truth. What drew my to the Great Wall is that the Great Wall isnt only a physical thing but it is also something that has stood for a culture. From a physical barrier to something that established safe caravan routes, the Great Wall has stood for it all. It represents China, in the current and in the past. This draws me to The Great Wall of China. The three dynasties that constructed the wall were the Qin, t
Fabric Trade Form India To Canada
Fabric Trade Form India To Canada
Fabric Trade Form India To Canada Canada, with its economic and political stability offers a variety of business opportunities. With such a large population of immigrants, Canada is known for its acceptance of diverse cultures. English and French are Canada's official languages and there are many other languages spoken freely by diverse racial groups on Canadian soil. Many different religions are also practiced freely and peacefully in Canada. India has a population of 986.6 million people. This
History Of English Language
History Of English Language
History Of English Language History of English Language As I stated previously in my Abstract, the title of my research paper is History of the English language. In this paper I will discuss where and how the English language originated and how it has spread to become one of the most spoken languages in the world. Before I started my research on my topic of choice, my original hypothesis was that the English language was started by a whole assortment of Germanic tribes invading England thousan
Ancient Maya
Ancient Maya
Ancient Maya Maya The ancient Maya were a group of American Indian peoples who lived in Southern Mexico. Their descendants, the modern Maya,live in the same regions today. Agriculture was the basis of the economy of the Mayan and corn was the principal food.(Voorhies 324) Other crops included avocados, tomatoes, and chili peppers. They cultivated an enormous variety of plants.(Foley 20) In hieroglyphic writing, astronomy, and mathematics, the Mayan Indians were far ahead of any other people in t
The Kafirs Of Kafiristan
The Kafirs Of Kafiristan
The Kafirs Of Kafiristan THE KAFIRS OF KAFIRISTAN The land in the east of the Hindu-Kush range that lies between Pakistan and Afghanistan was called Kafiristan (the land of Kafirs), and there dwelled the Kafirs (the islamic word for pagan) who rejected any conversion to Muslim and followed their own religion. Guarded by their geography and strength, it is assumed that 200 thousand Kafirs lived there. They drove away the armies of Timur (14C.), Akbar (16C.), Nadir-Shah (18C.), and were completely
- Challenges Facing Urban Transport In Asia - Construction
- Challenges Facing Urban Transport In Asia - Construction
- Challenges Facing Urban Transport In Asia - Construction CHALLENGES FACING URBAN TRANSPORT IN ASIA Abstract- One of the greatest challenges facing the new millennium is to effect a well integrated and environmentally acceptable solution for urban transportation. In spite of many decades of studies, involving research and experiments, success has often been elusive and more importantly, there is still a lack of consensus of what constitutes an acceptable integrated transport policy within the u
Franco
Franco
Franco El r?gimen de Francisco Franco Durante el r?gimen de Franco, que comenz? despu?s de la Guerra Civil en 1939 y termin? con su muerte en 1975, la pol?tica y el militar espa?ol eran de gran importanc?a porque afectaron su relaci?n con otros pa?ses(especialmente europeas) y tambi?n la cultura y prosperidad de Espa?a. En esta ?poca el gobierno espa?ol volvi? al sistema de monarqu?a. La ?poca de Franco fue una ?poca muy importante en la histor?a de Espa?a por razones pol?ticos y militares que m
From Conquerors To Conquered
From Conquerors To Conquered
From Conquerors To Conquered From Conquerors to Conquered The Rise and fall of the Aztec Empire is possibly the most important area of study in the modern world. Of all of the nomadic tribes who migrated into Mexico, the Aztecs were one of the last. At first driven away by established tribes, the Aztecs slowly began to develop an empire of immense wealth and power by the late fifteenth century. Due in large part to the accomplishments of their ruler Itzcoatl, the empire expanded to include milli
La Noche Boca Arriba
La Noche Boca Arriba
La Noche Boca Arriba Farnaz Falsafi Espa?ol 312 30/10/00 ?La noche boca arriba? La imaginaci?n del ser humano es como una llave a otro mundo. Nos permite construir nuestras propias experiencias adem?s de las que ocurren en el mundo real. Es natural utilizar la mente para inventar nuestro mundo ideal, aunque usualmente no es una realidad obtenible. En el cuento ?La noche boca arriba? por Julio Cort?zar, se puede ver esta transformaci?n, en que un hombre al borde de la muerte flota entre dos mundo
Lempire De Napoleon: Une Etape Logique
Lempire De Napoleon: Une Etape Logique
L'empire De Napoleon: Une Etape Logique *note : you will have to add the accents yourself!!!* Pour beaucoup de personnes, le sujet de Napoleon Bonaparte, c'est a dire, la decision si son regne etait une chose positive ou une chose negative pour la France est un sujet sur lequel chaque personne a ses opinios fortes. On dit qu'il etait un des plus grands chefs militaires de toute l'histoire. Il est aussi vu comme dictateur qui cherchait seulement le pouvoir. Les deux opinios ont du merite. Si Napo
Maximilian I
Maximilian I
Maximilian I Maximilian I 1459-1519, heiliger r?mischer Kaiser und deutscher K?nig (1493-1519), Sohn und Nachfolger des heiligen r?mischen Kaisers Frederick III. Als Kaiser strebte er, starke imperiale F?hrung wiederhzuerstellen und dringend ben?tigte administrative Verbesserungen im in zunehmendem Ma?e dezentralisierten Reich zu er?ffnen. in der inl?ndischen und fremden Politik jedoch opferte er die Interessen von Deutschland als Ganzes des aggrandizement des Besitzes Hapsburg. Expansion ?ber K
Spain (All In Spanish)
Spain (All In Spanish)
Spain (All In Spanish) Espa?a se localiza el este de Portugal y el oeste del sur de la Francia. Es el oeste del Mar y el sur Mediterr?neos de la Bah?a de Biscat. Es el este del Oc?ano Atl?ntico y el oeste de las Islas de Balearic. Espa?a es separada de la Francia por las monta?as de Pyrenees. M?s que la mitad del pa?s se compone de monta?as. All? desiertos de seres y wetlands en Espa?a. Es generalmente un clima caliente aunque las monta?as puedan obtener la nieve. Espa?a tiene una monarqu?a cons
Lexical Change In The Field Of Information Technology In The Spanish L
Lexical Change In The Field Of Information Technology In The Spanish L
Lexical Change In The Field Of Information Technology In The Spanish Language The rise of information technology is the single most important technological development of the 20th century. It has revolutionised almost every facet of modern life. Areas as diverse as stock-holding, banking, publishing and personal communication have been transformed thanks to the computer. As a result, computer jargon is one the fastest and widest-reaching areas of lexical change in Spanish, in that a whole new ar
India Overview
India Overview
India Overview A Brief History of India The roots of Indian civilization stretch back in time to pre-recorded history. The earliest human activity in the Indian sub-continent can be traced back to the Early, Middle and Late Stone Ages (400,000-200,000 BC). The first evidence of agricultural settlements on the western plains of the Indus is roughly contemporaneous with similar developments in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Persia. The Indus Valley Civilization This earliest known civilization in India, t
Media Singapore
Media Singapore
Media Singapore Singapore. Even saying the word and some of the uninformed may still hold the belief that it is located somewhere in China, knowing only where it is approximately. Yet this vibrant, newly industrialized city-state is in fact located close to the equator and is often overlooked on the world map; not surprising, considering it is only represented by a small dot in the South China Sea. Today, the island of Singapore has earned high acclaim for its rapid transformation from a humble
football, german
football, german
Fu?ball Generel glaube ich, das ich geeignet bin, weil ich Sportarten wie Football und Tennis spiele. Ich bin weder ?bergewichtig, noch zu d?nn. Ich rauche nicht, trinke keinen Alkohol oder nehme irgendwelche Drogen, da sie vielleicht meine Gesundheit schaden k?nnen. Ich spiele Fu?ball 3 oder vielleicht 4 mal pro Woche und regelm??ig Tennis. Wenn ich k?nnte, w?rde ich jeden Tag Fu?ball spielen. Ich genie?e, es, weil es mich aktiver macht. Ich habe auch ein Fitnessstudio in der N?he von meinem Ha
Language
Language
Every year several languages die out. Some people think that this is not important because life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge experience. Write at least 250 words. When talking about language, will the decreasing amount really help to make our life more convenient? I donít think so. Some who hold up this view may havenít yet