International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020

  • Phrasal Verbs Revisited: A Probe into Semantics and Functioning of English Phrasal Constructions

    Natalia Gvishiani

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 185-191
    Received: Feb. 28, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 03, 2020
    Published: Sep. 16, 2020
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    Abstract: The present study focuses on the distinction between the ‘idiom’ and the ‘open choice’ principle in constructing speech with reference to phrasal and semi-phrasal verbs in contemporary English. The semi-compositional reading of some phrasal verbs points to their syntactic, not phraseological nature, and distinguishes them from ready-made idiomatic ... Show More
  • Neologism and the Media in Contemporary Cameroon English; a Sociopragmatic Approach

    Willie Mushing Tamfuh

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 192-204
    Received: Aug. 10, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 03, 2020
    Published: Sep. 19, 2020
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    Abstract: Contemporary Cameroon English is a reflection of many decades of its historical, political, social and linguistic development. The aim of this investigation, as descriptive linguistics, is to observe what, how and why the common Cameroonian citizen creates, coins and form new words in English speech, collect and analyse this as naturally occurring ... Show More
  • A Linguistic Stylistic Analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

    Tom Mboya Otieno

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 205-215
    Received: Aug. 24, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 10, 2020
    Published: Oct. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: Literary texts have largely been analysed from the perspective of literary criticism, literary stylistics. This paper is a linguistic stylistic analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House. The principal aim of the paper of the paper is to identify and analyse linguistic features used in the play. For a systematic analysis, these linguistic feat... Show More
  • Compound Words’ Classification - A Cognitive Linguistic Based Study

    Padmaja Kilambi

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 216-228
    Received: Aug. 25, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 19, 2020
    Published: Oct. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: This study attempts to classify compound words on the basis of Cognitive Linguistics and compares their usage trends using Computational Linguistics. In order to study compound words, it is very important to study the structure of a sentence because compound word in essence, is a condensed form of a sentence. After the Chomskyan Revolution, the con... Show More
  • Spatial Deictics and Translational Implicitation: Evidence from a Corpus-based Analysis of English and Lithuanian Fictional Discourse

    Darija Bartkute

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 229-239
    Received: Sep. 01, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 21, 2020
    Published: Oct. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: Based on the typology of universal uses of demonstratives and presumption of translational explicitation, this paper compares and contrasts demonstratives from a semantic and pragmatic perspective. It aims to identify the translation correspondences of the English demonstratives in Lithuanian and contrast their usage in a comparable corpus to deter... Show More