International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019

  • Thematic Progression in the Academic Writing of Non-English Major Postgraduates in Mainland China

    Wenna Dou, Hu Zhao

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Dec. 12, 2018
    Accepted: Dec. 25, 2018
    Published: Jan. 21, 2019
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    Abstract: Through combing out eight patterns of Thematic Progression which are most frequently used in English scientific and technological academic papers, this study aims to examine the usage tendency and internal influencing factors of Thematic Progression patterns in English research abstracts written by postgraduates majoring in architecture and civil e... Show More
  • Some Theoretical Observations on Discourse (and Text)

    Jelena Jovanović Simić, Radoje Simić

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: Dec. 03, 2018
    Accepted: Dec. 29, 2018
    Published: Jan. 24, 2019
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    Abstract: In the proposed study, the authors deal with a discourse (compared to a text) as a special verbatology form. The authors proceed from the general settings of narrative theory, and upgrade it with methodological achievements of verbatology, linguistics of text, genius and functional stylistics, – with the aim to specify the notions of discourse and ... Show More
  • Workplace Discourse: Constructing Social Identity of Lecturers Through WhatsApp Group

    Yana Shanti Manipuspika, Tantri Refa Indhiarti, Emy Sudarwati

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 13-22
    Received: Nov. 25, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 10, 2019
    Published: Jan. 31, 2019
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    Abstract: This paper discusses how WhatsApp (WA) group can be used to maintain social and workplace relationship. In the presence of positive mediation of WA, people may have a sense of belonging as WA is a written discourse community. A WhatsApp group of lecturers was used as the source of data. Based on the results of analysis, it was revealed that the lec... Show More
  • Introduction to the Theory of Linguistic Inventory Typology: Gaining Insights from the “Inventory”

    Wu Jianming, Liu Xuelei

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 23-31
    Received: Dec. 22, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 10, 2019
    Published: Jan. 31, 2019
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    Abstract: In the light of current studies in language typology, this paper introduces one of the latest linguistic developments in China, i.e. the theory of Linguistic Inventory Typology. This theory holds that linguistic forms in a language tend to be language-particular, which constitute an inventory of their own, yet human cognition and common communicati... Show More
  • Past Achievements and Future Possiblities of Systemic-Functional Discourse/Text Analysis: In Memory of M. A. K. Halliday

    Hengxing He

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 32-41
    Received: Dec. 27, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 21, 2019
    Published: Feb. 09, 2019
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    Abstract: M. A. K. Halliday passed away from us, but his linguistic influence is and will always be with linguistic academia, which is realized in the research on Systemic-Functional Discourse/Text Analysis (SFDA). This paper gives an overview of SFDA studies, and summarizes eight major contributions of SFDA, including construal of world famous discourse/tex... Show More
  • Contextual Relevance: The Basic Condition for Textual Coherence

    Li Chuntao, Han Caiying

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 42-49
    Received: Nov. 04, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 28, 2019
    Published: Feb. 22, 2019
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    Abstract: The present paper aims to reveal what the basic condition for textual coherence is. The research method is mainly comparison and theoretical argumentation. In the first part of the paper three major theories are compared and the contributions and limitations of each are pointed out. The current situation is that the research on textual theory still... Show More
  • Bilingual Dissection of Words with Biblical Correlation

    James Xianxing Du

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 50-54
    Received: Dec. 20, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 11, 2019
    Published: Feb. 22, 2019
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    Abstract: In the language of China, GOD神 was initially written with two hands holding worshiping item. Its translated words related to GOD also show duality. We allocate the cause of such duality to the covenant of GOD with Abram, when “Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other”. Astonishingly, we notice that... Show More