International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019

  • A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Strategy of Translation Based on TAPs

    Hulin Zhao

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 182-187
    Received: Apr. 11, 2019
    Accepted: Jul. 16, 2019
    Published: Aug. 05, 2019
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    Abstract: The strategy of translation is understood as equivalent to the problem-solving strategy in this research. The article adopts a mixed approach to the contrastive analysis of Chinese-English (C-E) and English-Chinese (E-C) translation strategy based on think-aloud protocols. Research question is: What similarities and differences can be found between... Show More
  • Mind-Map-Based POA Enabling Phase Design of an Advanced English Unit

    Yin Zhuhui, Ouyang Yating

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 188-193
    Received: Jun. 17, 2019
    Accepted: Jul. 12, 2019
    Published: Aug. 07, 2019
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    Abstract: This paper presents the teaching practice of an Advanced English course for English majors within the framework of POA (Production-Oriented Approach), focusing on the various activities in the enabling stage involving mind mapping. The POA teaching procedure, as a holistic loop involving teaching, learning and evaluation, consists of “motivating, e... Show More
  • Understanding Misunderstandings from Socio-cognitive Approach to Pragmatics

    Zhou Honghui, Chen Dongchun

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 194-201
    Received: Jun. 20, 2019
    Accepted: Aug. 04, 2019
    Published: Aug. 19, 2019
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    Abstract: Misunderstanding is an old and open question especially in the linguistic domain, but few concerns have put on this important topic recently. To reconsider this problem and offer instructive views, the new theoretical perspective and approaches are needed. A new theory “socio-cognitive approach to pragmatics” (SCA) dubbed by Istvan Kecskes offers a... Show More
  • Using Reading to Learn Pedagogy to Improve Chinese Writing among Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong: A Quasi-experimental Study

    Xian Han Huang, Mark Shiu Kee Shum, Chung Pui Tai, Dan Shi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 202-212
    Received: Jul. 02, 2019
    Accepted: Aug. 03, 2019
    Published: Aug. 28, 2019
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    Abstract: Reading to Learn (R2L) is a widely used pedagogy in numerous countries. However, most studies on R2L pedagogy focused on teaching English as a second language. Chinese is a Sino-Tibetan language that adopts a nonalphabetical orthography, and only a few studies have discussed the application of R2L pedagogy in teaching Chinese as a second language. ... Show More
  • Effects of Input Hypothesis Theory on Improving Students’ Reading Attitudes to English and English Reading Ability in Higher Vocational Colleges

    Wang Xia

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 213-217
    Received: Jul. 22, 2019
    Accepted: Aug. 16, 2019
    Published: Sep. 04, 2019
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    Abstract: Reading is a basic skill of English learning and the base of developing listening, speaking and writing skills. As a way of “knowledge input”, reading is also the major pathway for research and exchange of science and technology. In Higher Vocational Colleges, due to fewer reading classes and their relatively weak English foundation, most students ... Show More
  • An Empirical Study on the Impact of an Automated Writing Assessment on Chinese College Students’ English Writing Proficiency

    Shuwen Wang, Ran Li

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 218-229
    Received: Jun. 29, 2019
    Accepted: Aug. 27, 2019
    Published: Sep. 11, 2019
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    Abstract: Automated writing evaluation (AWE) is an online essay scoring system which can provide feedback and revising advice to teachers and students. In this paper, an empirical study was carried out to explore the impact of Writing Roadmap2.0 (WRM2.0)-an automated writing assessment system on the English writing proficiency, which is reflected in three di... Show More
  • The Third-year Vet Med Students’ English Course Content and Learning Outcomes: Causes of Poor Performance

    Larice Toko Lumanda

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 230-234
    Received: Aug. 17, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 04, 2019
    Published: Sep. 20, 2019
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    Abstract: The Third-Year Vet Med Students at the University of Kinshasa have been learning English for three years. Unfortunately, they are not able to speak, listen, read and write English. This fact needs and an investigation in order to find out the causes of this phenomenon. The investigation can involve many aspects such as the teaching methods, teachin... Show More
  • The What, Why and How of Conducting Focus-Group Research

    Fatimah Almutrafi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 235-239
    Received: Feb. 17, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 06, 2019
    Published: Sep. 21, 2019
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    Abstract: Qualitative research methodology is considered to be appropriate if a researcher plans to scrutinise a new area of study or research a topic when it is not suitable to use observational techniques such as attitudes and decision-making. The choice of any research methodology depends on the purpose of the research. In social science research, the thr... Show More
  • Characteristics of Conceptual Metaphor: A Case of Metaphorical Expressions Based on Human Senses in Vietnamese

    Tran Thi Thuy Oanh

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 240-244
    Received: Aug. 20, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2019
    Published: Oct. 05, 2019
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    Abstract: Conceptual Metaphor (CM) is the main factor in the thinking process of people as well as in the way people perceive the around world and at the same time. Although they are using conceptual metaphors, they do not find it is a metaphor. In the view of Cognitive Linguistics (CL) - a quite new approach in linguistics considering language as part of ge... Show More