International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020

  • Evaluation of the Philippine National Foreign Language Program in Public Secondary Schools

    Jocelyn Dr Andaya, Tina Amor Buhat, Ana Marie Calapit, Glenne Delos Trinos, Rosa Ligaya Domingo, Wenda Fajardo, Ayette Ferriols, Riza Gusano, Anna Maria Patricia Santos, Samuel Soliven

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 240-245
    Received: Mar. 27, 2020
    Accepted: Apr. 22, 2020
    Published: Nov. 04, 2020
    Abstract: The study evaluated the implementation of the Philippine National Foreign Language Program (Special Program in Foreign Language [SPFL]). A descriptive research design was employed to identify the following: (1) the profile of SPFL students and graduates and (2) the graduates’ current status; (3) the teachers’ and school heads’ assessment of the pro... Show More
  • On the Habitual and Occasional Senses of Mandarin ziji

    Jianming Wu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 246-250
    Received: Oct. 30, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 11, 2020
    Published: Nov. 19, 2020
    Abstract: In the literature,Mandarin ziji “self” has been fitted into various grammatical categories, such as reflexive pronoun, locally-bound anaphor, long-distance reflexive, adnominal/adverbial intensifier, etc. Different from previous grammatical analyses, the author argues that ziji, as a lexeme, has two types of senses, namely, the primary sense, i.e. ... Show More
  • The Current Social Recognition and Use of Macao Local Words

    Wei Huiping, Duan Ran

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 251-258
    Received: Nov. 27, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 16, 2020
    Published: Dec. 25, 2020
    Abstract: Macao local words mainly consist of loan words from Portuguese and some special words with regional characteristics. This study selected 87 Macao local words and conducted a semi-structured interview with 6 individuals in a higher institution in Macao where multilingualism is typical of its working environment. The result shows that the participant... Show More