The Mother Tongue Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Bill Bryson
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are the benefits that the English language offers its users? Take into account its significantly larger vocabulary and grammar complexities.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the debate on the challenges of learning the English language. Take into account spelling, pronunciation, grammar rules, etc.

Essay Topic 3

What is the archaeological evidence that points to the evolution of human speech?

Essay Topic 4

Building on language foundations, human speech spread throughout the world. Explain some of the commonalities and distinctions that mark the evolution of the English language.

Essay Topic 5

Explain noted linguist Noam Chomsky's argument that children have inherent "ground rules" that help them learn their language. What other theories exist to explain how children learn to speak?

Essay Topic 6

In many cases, languages go beyond national borders. Explain some of the situations where languages overlap geographically and can cause social and political divisions.

Essay Topic 7

What is the...

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