International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019

  • Linguistic and Epistemology Challenges in Research Writing: An Exploratory Study of Chinese Graduate Students’ Academic Writing Experiences

    Fei Wang

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 245-254
    Received: Feb. 25, 2019
    Accepted: Jul. 02, 2019
    Published: Oct. 10, 2019
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    Abstract: The purpose of this grounded theory study was to examine the difficulties faced and strategies used by Chinese graduate students with English academic writing at an American university. Eight graduate students majoring in humanities and social sciences at different stages of their graduate studies were interviewed. The interview data illustrated th... Show More
  • So Similar, So Different – A Corpus-driven Method of English Periphrastic Causatives

    Lin Yu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 263-268
    Received: Sep. 08, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 09, 2019
    Published: Oct. 23, 2019
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    Abstract: With insights of Talmy’s claim of Agonist and Antagonist in his force dynamic theory, this paper explores the English periphrastic causatives “Cause” and “Make” in the FLOB corpus (The Freiburg–LOB Corpus of British English). With purpose to figure out the similarities and differences between “Cause” and “Make” with additional semantic features, we... Show More
  • Some Notes for Translating Vietnamese and English Sentences

    Thanh Minh To

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 269-276
    Received: Aug. 10, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 05, 2019
    Published: Oct. 25, 2019
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    Abstract: The paper is about how to identify the attributes closely related to the two notions named Subject and Đề, the latter including the Topic and the Range Topic, as well as to find out how to translate the Vietnamese sentences the basic structure of which is the Topic-Comment structure into the English sentences the basic structure of which is the Sub... Show More
  • Rhetorical Strategies in Political Texts of "Indo-pacific Strategy" of the Abe Government

    Weiqi Tian, Hongmei Chai

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 277-285
    Received: Sep. 09, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 27, 2019
    Published: Oct. 28, 2019
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    Abstract: Since the second ruling of Abe, the "Indo-Pacific Strategy" has gradually came into being and being regarded as a key strategy to instruct Japan’s acts on maritime security. In that this strategy is of vital importance to the freedom of China’s oceanic movements, the study on this subject is significant to the Sino-Japan relationship. Drawing on id... Show More
  • Investigative Notes on Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall’s Translation of the Qur’anic Surahs’ Names

    Ali Yunis Aldahesh

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 286-297
    Received: Oct. 07, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 26, 2019
    Published: Nov. 05, 2019
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    Abstract: The Meaning of The Glorious Qur’an of Muhammad Marmaduke is one of the earliest English translations of the Qur’an conducted by Muslims’ translators and the first translation conducted by an English-speaking Muslim scholar. This translation of the Qur’an has been the focus of a number of studies that scrutinise it from different angles. Yet, there ... Show More
  • Upholding Cianjur Culture Wisdom as an Effort to Strengthen Sundanese Language and Culture in Nurturing the Nation's Character

    Iis Ristiani

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 298-301
    Received: Sep. 05, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 24, 2019
    Published: Nov. 07, 2019
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    Abstract: The Cianjur community has a cultural movement by introducing its seven cultural pillars. The seven pillars of culture are ngaos (recite), mamaos (singing art), maenpo (martial arts), tatanen (farming), tangginas (agile), someah (polite) and sauyunan (mutual cooperation). The seven pillars of culture are the local wisdom of the Cianjur people who up... Show More
  • Identity Construction and Ideological Reproduction of the Secondary English Language Textbooks in Bangladesh

    Jia Li, Wei Duan, Juan Dong, Sagred al Miskat Sharif

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 302-314
    Received: Oct. 17, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 05, 2019
    Published: Nov. 08, 2019
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    Abstract: Foreign language textbooks play an important role in shaping learners’ awareness of cultural diversity and ideological orientation. This study evaluates four English textbooks English for Today for Bangladeshi students of Junior Secondary level from Class Six to Class Ten. Data were collected from images, reading passages and dialogues of the textb... Show More
  • University Students’ Perceptions of Standard-Based English Language Learning Outcome

    Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 315-318
    Received: Sep. 17, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2019
    Published: Nov. 09, 2019
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    Abstract: On the implementation level of the National Foreign Languages Project, the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has set new language learning outcomes for different educational levels from primary education to tertiary education based on different levels of proficiency of the Common European Framework for Reference of Languages by t... Show More
  • The System of Teaching English at Agricultural Universities in Bangladesh

    Snehangshu Shekhar Chanda, Abdul Rahman

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 319-326
    Received: Oct. 15, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 09, 2019
    Published: Nov. 17, 2019
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    Abstract: Language means the way of communication by which better understanding, communication can be possible and the learners should be efficient in at least two languages. As a matter of fact the learners at undergraduate level should learn and be efficient in reading, speaking, listening and writing in at least one foreign language. Since English is the ... Show More
  • Personal Deixis Implementation in King Fahad's Speech to the International Troops During the Second Gulf War (1990/1991)

    Tahani Saleh Alabdali

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 327-337
    Received: Oct. 11, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 14, 2019
    Published: Nov. 25, 2019
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    Abstract: In this paper, the use of some deictic expressions -in the late King Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's speech to the international troops during the Second Gulf War- and its various implications on the message being delivered by the speaker, and its possible effect on the hearer are examined. Since the term deictic expression covers many linguistic ite... Show More
  • Democrat’s Ethos in the Plea of a Defendant Speaker: Discursive Analysis

    Jean-Marie Andoh Gbakre

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 338-344
    Received: Oct. 09, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 21, 2019
    Published: Nov. 27, 2019
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    Abstract: The ethos is the image that the speaker projects from his person during his speech. The reflection here puts this image in relation with that which was conceived of the speaker before his discourse - pre-discursive ethos-. Democracy is a mode of governance that favors the sovereignty of the people. Are deciphered, the moral values promoted in the f... Show More
  • Assessment of Active Learning Methods in Linguistic Courses: Ambo University in Focus, Ethiopia

    Samuel Leykun

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 345-350
    Received: Aug. 21, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 24, 2019
    Published: Dec. 06, 2019
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    Abstract: This study attempts to explore learning style in Linguistic courses in which learners respond to and use different kinds of stimuli in their learning. Unlike other discipline, in linguistics learning is a development process in which learners use their existing knowledge to make sense of the flow of new information. The objectives of this study wer... Show More
  • Cultural Assimilation and Hegemony: On the Translation of “Human Rights”

    Mengmeng Bo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 351-357
    Received: Oct. 03, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 29, 2019
    Published: Dec. 06, 2019
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    Abstract: This essay intends to discuss the interaction in essence between translation and culture through the translation case of “human rights”. Since translation studies have many links with historical, political and cross-cultural research, an analysis of translation will be a powerful approach to exploring the cultural assimilation and hegemony hidden b... Show More
  • Comparison Among Some View Points Upon Second Language Acquisition Theory

    Tran Thi Thanh Dieu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 358-363
    Received: Oct. 25, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 02, 2019
    Published: Dec. 10, 2019
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    Abstract: This study focuses on the comparison and contrast among the theories of second language acquisition. The theories chosen for comparison are the Behaviorist's theory, the Nativist's theory, the Interactionist's theory, the Information Processing theory, the Vygotsky's theory, and the Halliday's theory. The comparison of the six main theories are des... Show More
  • A Study on the Application of Input Hypothesis in English Teaching of Junior High School

    Sun Ying

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 364-367
    Received: Dec. 03, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 16, 2019
    Published: Dec. 25, 2019
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    Abstract: Since Input Hypothesis was proposed, it has attracted the attention of domestic and foreign linguists. However, Input Hypothesis is still a “virgin land” in the teaching practices of primary and high schools. This paper aims to investigate the teaching of junior high school English so as to find out the applications of Input Hypothesis in junior hi... Show More
  • On the Implications of Conversation Analysis for College Oral English Teaching

    Li Feng

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 368-372
    Received: Dec. 08, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 19, 2019
    Published: Dec. 31, 2019
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    Abstract: College English is an important basic course in China’s higher education. Its quality is related to the talents’ cultivation and their practical working ability in the 21st century. Although most Chinese college students are proficient in English reading and writing, their oral English abilities are relatively weak. As is known to all, conversation... Show More