International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016

  • Terms of Sensory Perception in English and Vietnamese Metaphorical Expressions of Love

    Ho Trinh Quynh Thu, Phan Van Hoa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 47-56
    Received: 5 February 2016
    Accepted: 17 February 2016
    Published: 1 March 2016
    Abstract: The terms of sensory perception metaphorically used to express love are rather diversified in English and Vietnamese poetry. All five senses are exploited for different purposes of love expression. They contribute to the variety in love and help it easier to understand. In the light of the conceptual metaphor theory, fifteen source domains for love... Show More
  • Distributed Morphology of Akan-Twi Plurals

    Emmanuel Amo Ofori

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 57-60
    Received: 14 February 2016
    Accepted: 21 February 2016
    Published: 2 March 2016
    Abstract: Following the discussions of Bodomo and Marfo’s (2002) morphophonological analysis of Akan and Dagaare noun class system using number marking: singular and plural within Lexical Phonology theoretical framework, the present study seeks to provide a broader analysis of Akan-Twi plurals based on Distributed Morphology theoretical framework provided by... Show More
  • Movie Subtitle Translation: Relevance Theory Perspective with Reference to the Movie The Shawshank Redemption as the Case Study

    Li Xinya

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 61-69
    Received: 12 January 2016
    Accepted: 28 January 2016
    Published: 6 March 2016
    Abstract: This paper aims at exploring the efficient strategies of movie-subtitle translation by analyzing the problems in the translating process in terms of linguistic and cultural obstructions. By evaluating the English-Chinese translated version of the film The Shawshank Redemption, a 1994 American drama released by the Time Warner Company, the author tr... Show More
  • The Culture Characteristics in Japan’s Edo Era and Its Status Change from Subculture to Mainstream

    Zhang Haimeng

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 70-73
    Received: 4 February 2016
    Accepted: 28 February 2016
    Published: 9 March 2016
    Abstract: The feudalistic culture in Japan reached its peak in Edo Era. Culture in this period gradually became improved and mature in the peaceful development of the society. The cultural subject changed from a few people in the upper class to the amerchants and even the common people. The culture of the ever-growing amerchants displayed great vitality and ... Show More
  • The First Step Towards Suffix Stripping of Mising Words Using YASS

    Sadiq Hussain, Rizwan Rehman, G. C. Hazarika, J. J. Kuli

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 74-79
    Received: 17 January 2016
    Accepted: 24 February 2016
    Published: 21 March 2016
    Abstract: The authors used yet another suffix stripper (YASS) to find out the base words or stems for one of the languages of north-east India called Mising Language. There are over 5, 00,000 speakers in Mising Language. The Roman scripts are used for Mising Language. Mising Agom Kébang is the highest body of the Mising people and is dedicated for the develo... Show More
  • Foreign Language Grammar Acquisition in the Context of the 21st Century

    Yavor Yordanov Gueorguiev

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 80-88
    Received: 22 January 2016
    Accepted: 9 March 2016
    Published: 23 March 2016
    Abstract: One of the main concerns of current foreign language methodology is the effective grammar acquisition and the actual need for it. On other hand, the constant progress of mobile technology and the attractiveness of social media provide great opportunities for ubiquitous learning, which can complement the regular class work and motivate learners to p... Show More