Our language is a reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speaker.
When students' language, culture and experience are ignored or excluded in classroom interactions, students are immediately starting from a disadvantage. Everything they have learned about life and the world up to this point is being dismissed as irrelevant to school learning; there are few points of connection to curriculum materials or instruction and so students are expected to learn in an experiential vacuum. Students' silence and nonparticipation under these conditions have frequently been interpreted as lack of academic ability or effort, and teachers’ interactions with students have reflected a pattern of low expectations which become self-fulfilling.jim cummins
He who hasn't hacked assembly language as a youth has no heart. He who does as an adult has no brain.John Moore
Language and knowledge are indissolubly connected; they are interdependent. Good work in language presupposes and depends on a real knowledge of things.Anne Sullivan
"Castilian Spanish speaking Spain is big, but is bigger in addition with Catalonian speaking Spain, Galician speaking Spain and Basque speaking Spain. Democratic Spain, Constitutional Spain, can not be separated from diversity and the respect to the citizenship"josé luis rodríguez zapatero
I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops. To put it another way, they’re like dandelions. If you have one on your lawn, it looks pretty and unique. If you fail to root it out, however, you find five the next day . . . fifty the day after that . . . and then, my brothers and sisters, your lawn is totally, completely, and profligately covered with dandelions. By then you see them for the weeds they really are, but by then it’s — GASP!! — too late.Stephen King
There are many other ways in which language can be used to manipulate an audience. One obvious way is to simply lie.randal marlin
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.William Arthur Ward
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.walt disney
Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself .johann georg hamann
Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.
You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language!william shakespeare
There was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture.william shakespeare
Speech is the best show a man puts on.
He [Winston Churchill] mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.john f. kennedy
Evolution teaches us the original purpose of language was to ritualize men's threats and curses, his spells to compel the gods; communication came later.
Pedantry consists in the use of words unsuitable to the time, place, and company.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
And who in time knows whither we may vent The treasure of our tongue? To what strange shores This gain of our best glory shall be sent, T' enrich unknowing nations with our stores? What worlds in th' yet unformed Occident May come refin'd with th' accents that are ours?Samuel Daniel
Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows.john dryden
“A language, like a species, when extinct, never… reappears.”
And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation.john hookham frere
Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Writ in the climate of heaven, in the language spoken by angels.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Language is the expression of ideas, and if the people of one country cannot preserve an identity of ideas they cannot retain an identity of language.
From purest wells of English undefiled None deeper drank than he, the New World's Child, Who in the language of their farm field spoke The wit and wisdom of New England folk.john greenleaf whittier