International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018

  • Kiswahili ya Jela: The Features of the Kenyan Prison Argot

    Ogutu Peter Okoth, Opande Nilson Isaac, Oluoch Stephen

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018
    Pages: 186-195
    Received: 1 October 2018
    Accepted: 15 October 2018
    Published: 1 November 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180606.11
    Abstract: Many scholars have attempted to analyze prison argot in different countries in the world. Nevertheless, the features of this variety of language have been fragmentary treated. Furthermore, in the Kenyan context, the area of prison argot has received the total silence of scholars in the linguistic field. The main aim of this study is to analyze the ... Show More
  • EFL Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices Concerning Learner Autonomy: A Narrative Inquiry

    Liu Juan, Chen Yajie

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018
    Pages: 196-201
    Received: 17 September 2018
    Accepted: 4 October 2018
    Published: 10 November 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180606.12
    Abstract: Learner autonomy has been a key area in foreign language teaching for more than 30 years. Researchers agree that learner autonomy could make learning more effective and that teachers play very significant role in improving learner autonomy. In many cases teachers’ beliefs concerning learner autonomy would influence their teaching practices. Many ex... Show More
  • A Survey of the Use and Function of Idioms in Company Culture Statements

    Yin Zhiping

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018
    Pages: 202-209
    Received: 25 September 2018
    Accepted: 5 November 2018
    Published: 3 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180606.13
    Abstract: Nowadays, the localization orientation which is based on national culture appears in the study of business culture. However, there is a lack of investigations and researches on what kind of resources can be used to help the contemporary Chinese enterprises to effectively inherit traditional Chinese culture. From the perspective of discourse analysi... Show More
  • Wh- Relative Pronouns in English: Predicativity Versus Virtuality

    Samira Kasmi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018
    Pages: 210-222
    Received: 13 October 2018
    Accepted: 10 November 2018
    Published: 17 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180606.14
    Abstract: The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic study of the functioning of wh-pronouns. The idea of their unity in the 'Tongue' Domain stands for us as a major requirement. The occurrence of whoever, whatever, whichever, and wh (o)/(ich) with their antecedents results from a systematicity built in the deep structure of language. The approach adop... Show More
  • The Rhetoric of Irony in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Devil on Cross (1987) and Matigari (1980)

    Saliou Dione, Mamadou Diop

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018
    Pages: 223-230
    Received: 25 October 2018
    Accepted: 22 November 2018
    Published: 11 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180606.15
    Abstract: Postcolonial African literature has been mainly concerned with the misfortunes engendered by slavery, colonization, imperialism, globalization, and neo-colonization in Africa as it uncovers the interactions between the former colonizing and colonized countries. Therefore, many African writers like Ngugi wa Thiong’o have through fiction and magic re... Show More
  • The Syntax of Action Nominalization in Wolof

    Khady Tamba

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018
    Pages: 231-235
    Received: 14 December 2018
    Accepted: 29 December 2018
    Published: 18 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180606.16
    Abstract: This paper provides an analysis of action nominalization in Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal. Following the generative grammar approach to language, the nature of this nominalization process is analyzed by making reference to its syntactic properties. The analysis shows that this nominalization has mixed properties as it can be related to both n... Show More