International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014

  • The Effect of Summarizing Strategy on Reading Comprehension of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners

    Hooshang Khoshsima, Forouzan Rezaeian Tiyar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 134-139
    Received: Mar. 04, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 08, 2014
    Published: Apr. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Reading comprehension plays a significant role in educational success. In spite of its importance, students still have difficulties in understanding texts. One solution to the problem of poor reading comprehension is the learning of reading strategies. The current study examined the effect of summarizing strategy on reading comprehension of Iranian... Show More
  • A Study of Some Linguistic Features of the Transferred Negation of Cognitive Non-Factive Verbs in English

    Giang Thi Minh Tran, Khương Quy Lưu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 140-144
    Received: Mar. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 09, 2014
    Published: Apr. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Cognitive non- factive verbs are one of lexical verbs used a lot in modality because of their linguistic features. One of their special characteristics is the transfer of negative form or transferred negation from a complement clause to the main clause or matrix clause. In order to see the scope of the raising of negative form of these verbs better... Show More
  • An Integrative Model of Grammar Teaching: From Academic to Communicative Needs

    Yahya Dkhissi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 145-153
    Received: Jan. 15, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 16, 2014
    Published: Apr. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Language teaching has often raised the issue of students’ overall academic performance. This paper deals with a foregrounding subject in language teaching namely grammar teaching. With regard to the critical situation of grammar teaching in our English departments in Morocco, this paper is based on the assumption that formal grammar teaching does n... Show More
  • A comparative Analysis of Teachers’ Scaffolding Practices

    Parviz Birjandi, Sepideh Jazebi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 154-164
    Received: Mar. 13, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 16, 2014
    Published: Apr. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Despite a seemingly infinite variety of classifications, there is no generally-accepted instrument for the scrutiny of EFL teachers’ scaffolding practices. This study endeavored to provide a sound model based on which teachers’ SFs (i.e. Scaffolding Functions) and SSs (i.e. Scaffolding Strategies) could be collated. To this end, a mixed approach wa... Show More
  • Combinatory Linguistics: An Area of Theoretical and Applied Language Study

    Marina Vlavatskaya

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 165-173
    Received: Mar. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 18, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: This paper aims to describe Combinatory Linguistics as an area dealing with syntagmatic relations of language units and their combinatory profile. In this respect collocability is a subject of separate study and it should be described in an independent branch of language area. Combinatory Linguistics includes theoretical (Combinatory Lexicology, Co... Show More
  • Presidents and Ideologies: A Transitivity Analysis of Bingu wa Mutharika’s Inaugural Address

    Wellman Kondowe

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 174-180
    Received: Mar. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 24, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: The study is set to analyse how the third Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika manipulated language in his second inaugural address to enhance his political ideologies by using Halliday’s transitivity system as a theoretical framework. Among the six processes outlined in the framework, the study discovers that material processes highly dominate th... Show More
  • Documenting the Significance of the Ibibio Traditional Marriage Gift Items: A Communicative Approach

    Bassey Andian Okon, Edemekong Lawson Ekpe, Stella Asibong Ansa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 181-189
    Received: Mar. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 25, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Marriage is one of the culture universals being that it is contracted in every society of the world, but its mode of contract varies from one society to the other. This paper unravels the significance and reasons for the traditional marriage gifts in Ibibio traditional marriage. Gifts in general, have meanings attached when given or received but mo... Show More
  • China English: To be or not to be? - A Survey on the Sociolinguistic Background of Its Recognition and Development

    Jing Xie, Qiong Qu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 190-196
    Received: Mar. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 20, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Spreading at the present rate, English will further increase its importance as the global lingua franca in this century, not only in countries of the inner and outer circles, but also in the expanding circle. Meanwhile, with the appearance of the ‘craze for learning English’ these past years in China, one of the EFL countries, more attention is foc... Show More
  • The Role of Language Learning Strategies (LLS) and the Effect of Different Individuals in Learning Target or Second Language

    Areen Ahmed Muhammed Abdulla

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 197-202
    Received: Apr. 24, 2014
    Accepted: May 09, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Recently, the result of previous studies on the issue of acquiring target language, using different strategies, based on the different individuals inspired many scholars and linguists; and has mushroomed over the last decade since some very valuable studies have been conducted. Additionally, achieving foreign or second language, unlike mother tongu... Show More
  • A New Parallel Number System for Hindi Language

    Santhoshkumar, R.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 203-222
    Received: Mar. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 18, 2014
    Published: May 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Hindi language is comparatively simple for listening, speaking and writing. In India a number of persons use the National language very easily including those from southern state of India also. The beginners and some foreigners have some difficulties about the numbering system in our language. However, that system is very easy for the experienced p... Show More
  • How Do the Vietnamese Lose Face? Understanding the Concept of Face through Self-Reported, Face Loss Incidents

    Pham Thi Hong Nhung

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 223-231
    Received: Apr. 28, 2014
    Accepted: May 17, 2014
    Published: May 30, 2014
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    Abstract: In Western universal theory, face has been considered as an individual possession, a fundamental motivation for politeness and driven by the concern for autonomy as well as the desire to be free from imposition. However, research on face and politeness in a number of East Asian countries has provided evidence that such a way of conceptualizing face... Show More
  • Phonological Deformation of the “Asho” (“Azmari”) Argot in Tigray

    Abraha Girmay Hagos

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 232-240
    Received: Mar. 20, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2014
    Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: This research focused on the phonological deformation of “Asho” argot in Tigray. The objective of the research is to describe the phonological deformation of Asho argot from standard languages. To achieve this objective, the researcher used purposive method sampling to select the informants. And, elicitation, interview and participant observation m... Show More
  • Learning Styles and Their Relation to Teaching Styles

    Hawkar Akram Awla

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 241-245
    Received: May 18, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 07, 2014
    Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: It is widely believed that understanding students’ learning style and preferences can benefit both students and teachers. As students learn in various ways, it appears impossible to change the learning style of each student in the classroom. Instead, teachers might modify their teaching style so as to be more consistent with their students learning... Show More