International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015

  • The Reflection of Scientific Facts in the Translation of the Qur’an

    Bakri Al-Azzam, Muhammad Al-Ahaydib, Hussein Abdo Rababah

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 193-202
    Received: May 13, 2015
    Accepted: May 25, 2015
    Published: Jun. 06, 2015
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    Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility of preserving scientific facts in the translation of the Qur’an, as one of its challenging and inimitable features. It should be pointed out that many scientific subject matters, dealt with in the Qur’an, give rise to translation challenges. Such matters are scientifically proven by today's sc... Show More
  • A Corpus-Based Study on the Use of Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary by Male and Female EFL Learners

    M. Pınar Babanoğlu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 203-209
    Received: May 13, 2015
    Accepted: May 20, 2015
    Published: Jun. 06, 2015
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    Abstract: Research on the relationship between gender and language has been a challenging inquiry as being closely related to social issues. Particular interest has mainly been in whether women and men use the language differently. Also gender and language related studies have mainly concentrated on the identification and characterization of male/female lang... Show More
  • The Attitude of Santri and Ustadz Toward Multilingual Education at Pesantren

    Saidna Zulfiqar Bin Tahir

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 210-216
    Received: May 03, 2015
    Accepted: May 26, 2015
    Published: Jun. 09, 2015
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    Abstract: The attitude is one of the important aspects of multilingual teaching and learning successful at Pesantren or Islamic boarding school in Indonesia. This study aimed to know the effect of attitude of Santri/students and Ustadz/teachers toward multilingual education at Pesantren in Makassar, Indonesia.This study applied quantitative approach using su... Show More
  • The Effect of Garden Path Technique of Grammar Instruction on Learning Superlative and Comparative Adjectives`

    Omid Allaf-Akbary

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 217-221
    Received: May 23, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2015
    Published: Jun. 11, 2015
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    Abstract: Grammar learning is considered to be one of the major parts of any language bringing about some difficulty in the course of language teaching and learning. Particularly, due to lack of enough language input, learners in foreign language contexts suffer from such trouble more than those in second language contexts. On way through which the teachers ... Show More
  • Some Vietnamese Viewpoints upon Second Language Acquistion Theories in Language Contact Environment

    Tran Thi Thanh Dieu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 222-229
    Received: May 30, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 03, 2015
    Published: Jun. 15, 2015
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    Abstract: This study focuses on the interference between the theories of second language acquisition by the native speakers (such as: Behaviorist's theory, Nativist's theory, Interactionist's theory, Information Processing theory, Vygotsky's theory, Halliday's theory, Sociolinguistic's theory) and the viewpoints of the non-native speakers (e.g. Vietnamese) w... Show More
  • Prefix (hu) as a Cognate Morpheme in Old English and Avestan

    Azad Hamawandy

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 239-243
    Received: May 28, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 14, 2015
    Published: Jun. 17, 2015
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    Abstract: This study is confirms the historical lexical correlation between Old English Germanic group and Indo – Iranian group with the insights of lexical theories and analyze the origin of cognate morphemes particularly, this prefix (hu). The present study consists of four sections: The first section introduces the aims, the method of this study as a comp... Show More
  • The Use of Pictures Story in Improving Students’ Ability to Write Narrative Composition

    Andi Asrifan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 244-251
    Received: Jun. 01, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 06, 2015
    Published: Jun. 25, 2015
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    Abstract: The objective of the research was to find out whether or not the use of pictures story can improve the students’ writing ability in terms of content, organization, vocabulary, language use, and mechanics to narrative composition. This research employed Quasi-experimental method that applied experimental and control class. The population was the fir... Show More
  • The Role of Motivation in Learning Chinese as a Second Language: A Case study of Zimbabwean Students Learning Chinese as a Second Language

    Faith Mkize, Godfrey Chisoni

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 252-257
    Received: Jun. 13, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 01, 2015
    Published: Jul. 09, 2015
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    Abstract: Motivation in second language learning is an important factor that should be never ignored, it requires much attention for second language learning and teaching to be successful, the students should be motivated and the teacher needs to employ teaching methods that motivate the students in acquiring their target language. This research was conducte... Show More
  • Learning Simple Perfect Tenses Using Implicit and Explicit Recasts

    Sepehr Enjili, Asgar Mahmoudi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 258-265
    Received: Jun. 25, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 29, 2015
    Published: Jul. 10, 2015
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    Abstract: Numerous studies have been focused on corrective feedback (CF), specifically recasts. These studies have identified, classified, and explained their acquisitional effects. In terms of acquisitional effects, however, it seems that the studies have not yet covered all areas of grammar which constitutes a very broad range of issues. This study was an ... Show More
  • The Study on Ken Hyland’s Interactional Model in OUP Publications

    Mohammad Akbarpour, Hossein Sadeghoghli

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 266-270
    Received: Mar. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2015
    Published: Jul. 15, 2015
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    Abstract: This study is an attempt to understand how different authors of research articles in diverse fields draw on interactional devices in their writings to convince and interact with their audience. In order to do so seventy research articles from Economics, Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, and Medicine w... Show More
  • The Impact of Self-assessment of EFL Learners' Tolerance of Ambiguity

    Zahra Jafari, Samira Yavari, Moein Shokri

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 271-274
    Received: Jun. 09, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 02, 2015
    Published: Jul. 15, 2015
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    Abstract: Tolerance of ambiguity has been an important focus of educational practices and research for more than three decades. The present paper investigated the possibility that there might be an impact of self-assessment on Iranian intermediate EFL learners' tolerance of ambiguity and language proficiency. Therefore, two groups each with 20 EFL intermedia... Show More