International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013

  • Contribution of Applying CDA in Analysis of Online News with Different Political Views to Translation of Political Texts

    Mohamadreza Asemi Pour, Dr. Kollahi. S

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013
    Pages: 38-43
    Received: Jun. 12, 2013
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    Published: Jul. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: This paper tries to investigate the impact of translators’ knowledge of critical discourse analysis and transitivity on accuracy of translation, with comparison of online news sources, in both English and Persian. Critical discourse analysis takes language as a social practice with close relation to the social and historical context from which it e... Show More
  • Models of Intercultural Competences in Practice

    Eva Reid

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013
    Pages: 44-53
    Received: Jun. 23, 2013
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    Published: Jul. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Research in the area of intercultural competences has become increasingly popular. Scholars have been developing theoretical models for acquiring and evaluating intercultural competences, looking for connections between interdisciplinary subjects, and researching developments of intercultural competences in foreign relations, immigration, politics,... Show More
  • An Ecosystem-Wide Study of a Complex ESL Program through Activity Theory and Semiotics

    Alan Wai Lun Lai

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013
    Pages: 54-69
    Received: Jul. 11, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate how a learning environment went about for second language (L2) learning. Drawing on an ecological perspective, this work conceives an after-school program aimed for promoting a group of secondary-school students’ L2 learning as an ecosystem or a whole that was highly complex due to interrelated layers of... Show More