International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017

  • Conceptual Metaphors as Motivation for Proverbs Lexical Polysemy

    El Mustapha Lemghari

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 57-70
    Received: 22 October 2016
    Accepted: 7 November 2016
    Published: 22 April 2017
    Abstract: This paper deals with the lexical polysemy of proverbs from the standpoint of the Conceptual Metaphor Theory. The thesis that proverbs take on many meanings is widely discussed and commonly accepted in the literature on proverb understanding and use at large (Milner, 1969; Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, 1973; Lakoff & Turner, 1989; Honeck, 1997; Gibbs & Be... Show More
  • Analyzing Linguistic Errors in Writing an English Letter: A Case Study of Indonesian Undergraduate Students

    Sependi Napitupulu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 71-77
    Received: 29 March 2017
    Accepted: 4 April 2017
    Published: 5 May 2017
    Abstract: This paper seeks to explore errors in Indonesian students’ writing in English. Seventy five students in their second year of study at the Department of English Literature, Faculty of Letters, Methodist University of Indonesia, Medan, were involved in this study. Despite the fact that they have studied grammar in the first semester at the University... Show More
  • Replacing Paper-Based Testing with an Alternative for the Assessment of Iranian Undergraduate Students: Administration Mode Effect on Testing Performance

    Monirosadat Hosseini, Seyyed Morteza Hashemi Toroujeni

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 78-87
    Received: 15 April 2017
    Accepted: 26 April 2017
    Published: 24 May 2017
    Abstract: There have been studies on comparability of test results in Computer-Based Testing (Henceforth CBT) and Paper-Based Testing (Henceforth PBT) considering key factors associated with test results in different countries with different languages and technological backgrounds. The main purpose of the current study was to discover the equivalency of test... Show More