International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020

  • Language Variation: A Case Study of Gender Differences in Wolof-French Codeswitching

    Hafissatou Kane

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 122-127
    Received: Apr. 30, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 11, 2020
    Published: Jun. 20, 2020
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    Abstract: Research on how gender affects language have been long documented by several studies in the world. In many of these works, mostly done in variationist sociolinguistics, it has been claimed that women and men are different in their speech from one another. The paper investigates gender variation in Wolof-French codeswitching. More specifically it ex... Show More
  • Developing Iraqi EFL School Students' Performance in Creative Writing Skills Through Focus Strategy

    Sabeeha Hamza Dehham

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 128-134
    Received: Jan. 06, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 17, 2020
    Published: Jun. 20, 2020
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    Abstract: Research on how gender affects language have been long documented by several studies in the world. In many of these works, mostly done in variationist sociolinguistics, it has been claimed that women and men are different in their speech from one another. The paper investigates gender variation in Wolof-French codeswitching. More specifically it ex... Show More
  • Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck: A Postcolonial Feminist Reading

    Ramesh Prasad Adhikary

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 135-140
    Received: May 02, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 10, 2020
    Published: Jun. 28, 2020
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    Abstract: This research paper is focused on Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck, a collection of the stories from Nigeria, as a strong the postcolonial feminist voice. The writer presents the pains and pathos as well as the rebellion of the females in Nigeria and aboard. Western Colonialism has badly exploited the country and the people. The females have be... Show More
  • Mechanics of Sociolinguistic Variation and Pragma-stylistic Inclination in the Qur'anic Discourse

    Sami Al-Heeh, Ghufran Ahmad

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 141-151
    Received: Mar. 22, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 19, 2020
    Published: Jul. 04, 2020
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    Abstract: This paper explores the extent to which the Qur'anic discourse helps realize social variation from both a pragmatic and stylistic perspective. It theorizes that individuals coming from different functional and dysfunctional families often show a good degree of dissimilarities in their responses and behaviors. Thus, the paper aims to check whether t... Show More
  • Continuation Task: A Critical Review and Directions for Future Research

    Wenxi Zhou

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 152-157
    Received: Jul. 07, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 21, 2020
    Published: Jul. 28, 2020
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    Abstract: Continuation task has witnessed a tremendous growth of research since it was firstly advanced by Wang, as an effective approach to L2 learning. The basic idea of continuation task is that learners should first read a given text with the end removed, then they should finish the continual writing in a logical and coherent way with imagination on the ... Show More
  • Language Management in a Seventh-Day Adventist Church in the City of Maroua: Default Language Policy and Historical Factors

    Francois Baïmada Gigla

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 158-163
    Received: Jun. 29, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 13, 2020
    Published: Aug. 04, 2020
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    Abstract: This paper looks into language management and factors affecting language use in a Seventh-Day Adventist Church in the city of Maroua. The methodology consists of observation followed by a pre-prepared questionnaire supplemented with personal interviews with church faithful and rulers. The approach used to analyse the data is the structural-function... Show More
  • Vowel Hiatus Resolution Processes as Delimiters of Prosodic Domains in Kisa

    Emily Ayieta Ondondo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 164-173
    Received: Jul. 06, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 21, 2020
    Published: Aug. 10, 2020
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    Abstract: In a language, certain phenomena are sensitive to specific prosodic domains. In a model of morphology syntax phonology interaction in which morphological and syntactic structure projects phonological domains belonging to a set hierarchy, each phonological process refers to a specific level of that hierarchy. Therefore, describing a phonological pro... Show More
  • Exploring the Role of Cultural Teaching in EFL College Programs: An Introspective Study

    Hamad Aldosari, Ismail Alrefai

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020
    Pages: 174-184
    Received: Jul. 24, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 10, 2020
    Published: Aug. 18, 2020
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    Abstract: Culture-embedded teaching is integral to teaching foreign languages. In Saudi higher education, the cultural aspects of the target language is poorly integrated in foreign language education due to rigid doctrinaire ideologies. This study, using a survey research design, aimed to introspect the perceptions of EFL instructors about culture and liter... Show More