International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021

  • Revising the History of Germanic Languages: The Concept of Germance

    Aldo Luiz Bizzocchi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Nov. 30, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 20, 2021
    Published: Jan. 28, 2021
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    Abstract: This paper puts forward a new division of the history of Germanic languages, taking into account the existence of three different historical periods (prehistoric, proto-historic, and literary) in the development from Common Germanic or Proto-Germanic to modern Germanic languages, analogously to the development of Romance or Romanic languages from V... Show More
  • (Mis)alignment in Relation to Written Corrective Feedback: the Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices vs the Students’ Preferences in an EFL Context

    Soufiane Trabelsi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 6-16
    Received: Dec. 29, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2021
    Published: Feb. 23, 2021
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    Abstract: This paper, which investigates written corrective feedback (WCF) in the context of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), will address two research questions: (a) to what extent are the teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding the provision of WCF on the students’ EFL writing aligned?; (b) to what extent do the students’ preferences match the teache... Show More
  • On Cultural Connotations of Death Euphemisms in English and Chinese: A Case Study of The Story of the Stone and Its Translation by Hawkes

    Jialin Xu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 17-23
    Received: Feb. 02, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2021
    Published: Mar. 04, 2021
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    Abstract: Euphemism, as a language phenomenon, exists in both English and Chinese language. At the same time, euphemism is also a cultural phenomenon. Different habits of using euphemisms form gradually through different cultural traditions, values and national personalities. Generally speaking, euphemism is an effective and simple way for people to communic... Show More
  • When the Language Discovers Hidden Meanings in the Collective Unconscious: Four Conceptual Metaphors in the Montenegrin Language

    Miomir Abovic

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 24-31
    Received: Feb. 18, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 13, 2021
    Published: Mar. 22, 2021
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    Abstract: In this paper, four conceptual metaphors very frequently used in the Montenegrin language are analyzed. These are conceptual metaphors: Negotiation is Boxing Match, Stone is Weak, Bad, Low-Quality, Humorous is Bloody and Capital is a Woman (During Intercourse, with an Intention for Procreation). The mentioned conceptual metaphors have entered the f... Show More