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Comparative Survey, Descriptive Research

  Comparative survey research is a type of descriptive survey where it aims to compare the status of two or more variable, institutions, strategies etc. This technique often uses multiple disciplines in one study.This does not only compare different groups but also same group over time.Few points are to be kept in mind before starting the comparative survey. ·        Comparison Points -The research should be very clear regarding the points to be compared. This can also be identified through review of literature and experience of experts. ·        Assumption of Similarities -  One has to be clear about the similarities the two variable hold. If the researcher do not find this there is no point of comparison. Criteria of Comparison - The researcher has to identify the criteria of comparison keeping in mind the fairness and objectivity. Appropriate tools has to be identified for measurement of criterion variables. Comparative survey research is carried on when the researcher cannot

Overview of History of English Language

  New Criticism                 Colonialism in English Literature Growth and Status of English Language in India Alchemist as Comedy English as a Global Language      By history of English Language we mean retelling of those incidents from the past which are connected with the development of this language. By an overview of the incidents it is found that the history of English language is both external and internal. Considering external history, it is the record of political, social and economic events that befall the speakers of a language; whereas, the internal history is the effect of those events on the sounds, the vocabulary and the structure of the English language. Perhaps, the history of language is the history of people; as such in making of English some events that can be figured out are: ·   T he migration of three Germanic tribes- Jutes, Saxons and Angles to the present England in the 5 th and 6 th century. ·     St. Augustine’s arrival to the place in 597 and the con

Discuss New Criticism in Literature

  Colonialism   Deconstruction   Wordsworth Poetic diction Feminist theory History of English Language   New Criticism emerged in literature in the first half of twentieth century, which believed in objectivity, that is, literary criticism should be free from subjectivity and emotionalism. According to New Criticism, the literary work constituted an independent world of its own with its own internal laws that needed to be recognized and understood.  It had its own identity, moral centre and significance, irrespective of the authorial intention.      Prior to this, literary criticism was devoted to the casual explanation of the texts. Critics paid more attention to the author’s life, his immediate social and cultural environment and his statements on the work. However, New Criticism reacts against this extrinsic approach. They shifted the attention from the author to the text. They believed in the supremacy and autonomy of the words on the text. Also, they stressed on the literary wor