I wouldn’t believe a person who tells he or she has never been tempted to use at least one line of a huge store of centuries’ wisdom at hand in order to achieve better at school or college. For some people, it would be accompanied by remorse, for others the process of copying is absolutely unconscious. In any case the term used to label the phenomenon will sound the same: plagiarism. It sounds almost like a diagnosis and it is, in fact. But I wouldn’t say it refers only to those who copy from others’ books or term papers. To me, the diagnosis is to the society values as a whole, for it is a phenomenon, the range of which is indeed much broader and more complex than simple “cribbing”.
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Pidgin and Creole Languages

The concept of Pidgin and Creole Languages arose in sociolinguistics to describe the changes in language development that occur as a result of different ethnic groups mingling in a separate area. The formation of Pidgin and Creole Languages helps linguists identify and explore many interesting patterns that have a direct bearing on the understanding of language as a social and cultural phenomenon, as well as specific aspects pertinent to language functioning. Originally discarded by linguists as marginal phenomena not meriting a serious exploration, these languages are now the focus of scholarly attention and have implications for language classrooms as well.
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Photograph Essay

Photos of one’s vacation are always a touching sight that revives the memories fun and enjoyment. The picture I am looking at includes myself, my husband and my daughter as we are sitting in the dining room on a seven-day cruise of the Western Caribbean. The cruise was real fun, and we all love looking at the pictures taken in those seven days to remind us that life is not all work and study.
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Universal Order

The fact that Leibniz is sometimes called “the German Plato” seems to be sufficient to claim that there are certain resemblance between the philosophies of these two distinguished men and evokes the intention to trace the similarities and dissimilarities between their ideas. Reading the dialogue Timaeus by Plato and Leibniz’s essay Discourse on Metaphysics proved that there is a whole range of issues which could be exposed to comparison. One of the most significant one is Plato’s account of the order of the cosmos, which presents a pattern of all-embracing harmony similar to that Leibniz proposes speaking of the universal order.
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