International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016

  • The Syntax of Let Construction in English: A Systemic Functional Approach

    Dajun Xiang

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 89-95
    Received: Mar. 21, 2016
    Accepted: Mar. 30, 2016
    Published: Apr. 21, 2016
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    Abstract: The syntactic issue of English let construction has long been one of the hot topics in linguistic research. Opinions about its syntax are various among grammarians, especially about the problem of how to deal with let. Systemic functional grammar claims that the relationship between meaning and form is realization, e.g. meaning is realized in form.... Show More
  • The Inapplicability of Huebner’s Semantic Wheel to Some English Nps: A Debatable Viewpoint at the Deeper Level

    Thekra Mohammed Abdullah Yehia

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 96-102
    Received: Apr. 04, 2016
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2016
    Published: Apr. 27, 2016
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    Abstract: The current paper is an argumentative outlook of Huebner’s Semantic Wheel. The researcher wanted to investigate the difficulties in the use of English articles by the Yemeni EFL learners. Huebner’s Semantic Wheel was used to identify the most frequently substituted NPs. However, some shortcomings in the applicability of such model in some cases wer... Show More
  • Cognitive Analysis of Long-Term Memory in Interpreting

    Yingmin Guo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 103-113
    Received: Apr. 12, 2016
    Accepted: Apr. 22, 2016
    Published: May 11, 2016
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    Abstract: With the development of the interpretation theory, the studies on interpreting have become extremely important. In view of the importance of memory in interpretation, many scholars concentrate on short-term memory research, while ignoring the important role of long-term memory in interpretation study and practice. In this paper, the author applies ... Show More
  • Second Language Learning and Intrinsic Motivation of Multilingual Chinese Learners in the Philippines

    Allan Rey S. Villaverde, Rochelle Irene G. Lucas

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 114-121
    Received: Feb. 04, 2016
    Accepted: May 04, 2016
    Published: May 17, 2016
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    Abstract: The study focused on the intrinsic motivation factors that may identify what specific L2 communicative skill multilingual Chinese students are more motivated to learn and examined what variables (i.e. age, gender, and language proficiency) may relate to their motivation given their exposure to several languages such as Filipino, Chinese and English... Show More
  • Social Factors for Code-Switching-a Study of Malaysian-English Bilingual Speakers

    Marzieh Hadei, Vigneswari Christie Kumar, Koik Shuh Jie

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 122-127
    Received: Apr. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Apr. 29, 2016
    Published: May 17, 2016
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    Abstract: The study reported in this paper concentrates on the factors motivating code-switching within the social context of Malay-English bilingual speeches. Information for the survey was collected by means of transcribing different short video clips in Malay-English conversations. In the current study, the data were analysed within the sketch of Malik’s ... Show More
  • Laryngealized Phonation (’Vocal Fry’) in Speakers of New Zealand English: Two Contrastive Case Studies

    Eva Maria Leuf

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 128-132
    Received: Apr. 11, 2016
    Accepted: May 04, 2016
    Published: May 20, 2016
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    Abstract: Laryngealized phonation, also known as glottalized phonation or vocal fry, has recently received increased research attention as it represents a socio-phonetic marker that characterizes young urban women’s speech. So far, all studies have focussed on speakers of American English and it has been shown that college-aged female students make use of la... Show More
  • Impacts of the COERR Writing Project on Cambodian Students’ Attitudes and Writing Performance

    Hum Chan, Srun Sotith

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 133-140
    Received: Mar. 07, 2016
    Accepted: Mar. 15, 2016
    Published: May 23, 2016
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    Abstract: This study aims to assess the impacts of the Catholic Office for Emergency, Relief and Refugees (COERR) Writing Project (COERRWP) on students' attitudes and their writing performance in correlation with age, gender and language proficiency. In the first stage, a study was conducted to assess 45 students’ actual writing performance based on score an... Show More