International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016

  • Analysis of the Rhetorical Devices in Obama’s Public Speeches

    Li Fengjie, Ren Jia, Zhang Yingying

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 141-146
    Received: 26 May 2016
    Accepted: 14 June 2016
    Published: 15 July 2016
    Abstract: A successful speech can not only spur loud applause of the audience but also enlighten them. Public speech is made to exert much influence on the public in a short time, thus achieving the speech-maker’s aim. Being one of the most powerful Presidents in the history of the United States, Obama has been asserting himself among the American people via... Show More
  • A Study of the International Students’ Motivation to Study Chinese

    Qiao Hengyu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 147-152
    Received: 8 July 2016
    Accepted: 18 July 2016
    Published: 29 July 2016
    Abstract: Many linguists, such as Lightbown & Spada, have proved that motivation is very important for language learning, especially for the second language learning. Chinese language is the compulsory course in many universities in China and many international students, especially the undergraduates major in technology or engineering can’t do it well. Throu... Show More
  • The Other Side of Social Networks: An Ubuntu Approach

    Primrose Hlatshwayo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 153-156
    Received: 24 March 2016
    Accepted: 24 June 2016
    Published: 2 August 2016
    Abstract: The study provides the results of a content based analysis carried out on one hundred and fifty Face book profiles. Using the tenets of Ubuntu, the study sought to find out if the social networking communities are still abiding to the dictates of Ubuntu. The study revealed that a large percentage of the content on FB shows some elements of Ubuntu a... Show More