International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016

  • Concept Mapping Strategy: A Strategic Alternative to the Matter of Spontaneous Speaking of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners

    Hooshang Khoshsima, Amin Saed, Afsaneh Hakimzadeh

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Sep. 12, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 29, 2015
    Published: Oct. 08, 2015
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    Abstract: This study investigated the effectiveness of Concept Mapping used as a learning strategy to improve the spontaneous speaking of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. To this end, forty EFL learners were selected based on their performance on a standardized proficiency test and randomly assigned into two experimental and control groups. The speaking pr... Show More
  • The Impact of Using Keyword Method on Vocabulary Learning and Retention: A Case of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners

    Zeynab Khalafi, Mohammad Reza Oroji

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016
    Pages: 9-13
    Received: Dec. 15, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 05, 2016
    Published: Jan. 11, 2016
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    Abstract: This study investigated the impact of using Keyword Method on Iranian Intermediate EFL learners’ vocabulary learning and memorizing. To achieve this end, 40 female students were selected fromone English Language Institute in the form of two intact groups with the same number of students, namely control and treatment groups. The purpose was to teach... Show More
  • An Evaluation of Writing Skills of EFL Learners in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    Dara Karim Mahmood

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016
    Pages: 14-24
    Received: Jan. 01, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 11, 2016
    Published: Jan. 25, 2016
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    Abstract: This study attempts to evaluate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' writing skills using error analysis (EA, hereafter) as a tool for the investigation. EFL is an understudied field in Kurdistan, especially in terms of writing skills and writing errors. The aim of the research is to identify, describe, analyze, and evaluate writing errors... Show More
  • Cleft Sentences in Spoken Arabic of Iraq

    Tawfeeq Abdulameer Hashim AL-Ghazali

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016
    Pages: 25-29
    Received: Jan. 22, 2016
    Accepted: Feb. 01, 2016
    Published: Feb. 23, 2016
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    Abstract: This study is mainly concerned with cleft constructions as one of the grammatical devices used to highlight certain elements of the sentence or to emphasize a particular idea. The language user should be aware of the elements that can be highlighted and how he can highlight the proper element that serves to give the new information or the particula... Show More
  • Research on Translated Text of Makhioui in Simalungun Wedding Ceremony into Indonesia Language

    Rohdearni Wati Sipayung, Abdurahman Adisaputera, Amrin Saragih, Roswita Silalahi, Syahron Lubis

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016
    Pages: 30-39
    Received: Dec. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 01, 2016
    Published: Feb. 24, 2016
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    Abstract: The research objective is to formulate the procedures applied by translators in translating Makhiou text on Simalungun wedding ceremony Indonesian language and assess the impact of translation procedure on the quality of translation in terms of accuracy, acceptability and readability. The method used in this research is oriented on the product or t... Show More
  • A Deeper Understanding of L2 Vocabulary Learning and Teaching: A Review Study

    Fooziyeh Rasouli, Khadijeh Jafari

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016
    Pages: 40-46
    Received: Jan. 25, 2016
    Accepted: Feb. 08, 2016
    Published: Feb. 25, 2016
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    Abstract: Teaching vocabulary is one of the most important ways of developing students’ vocabulary knowledge. This paper provides a thorough review of vocabulary learning and teaching from a research perspective. A great body of scientific research has supported the fact that vocabulary is one of the most significant components of any language which must be ... Show More