International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021

  • A Study on the Middle Construction in Mandarin Chinese--A Prototype Middle Construction Perspective

    Huan Bai

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 62-73
    Received: Mar. 23, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2021
    Published: May 08, 2021
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    Abstract: English middle construction (MC) is one of the most heatedly discussed language phenomenon, however, disagreements and inconsistencies still exist among scholars as for the research scope of the Chinese MC. Based on the prototype elements of English MC, this paper compares the features of those constructions in different scholars’ paper and pin dow... Show More
  • Lexical Variation in the Economic Sociolect of the Italian and Spanish Newspapers

    Angelo Cece

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 74-79
    Received: Apr. 13, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 27, 2021
    Published: May 14, 2021
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    Abstract: Frequent contacts between the English language and Italian and Spanish languages speeds up the anglicisms lexical transfer process in these neo-Latin languages. Contact situations open up a series of communication channels between different social groups which are reflected in the use of English terms adopted by the Italian and Spanish. The Italian... Show More
  • Development of the Algerian Sociolinguistic Landscape: Preliminary Observations

    Belahcen Abbassia

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 80-91
    Received: Apr. 20, 2021
    Accepted: May 11, 2021
    Published: May 21, 2021
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    Abstract: The prime goal of the present paper is to focus upon actual sociolinguistic profile in Algeria as both a diglossic and multilingual speech community. Thus, this social context has shown an extremely complex matrix of languages and dialects and their unstable functional roles in connection to situational language use. To cope with this scope we reli... Show More
  • Revitalizing the Concept of Vocabulary Teaching in Professional Education

    Babi Duli, Laxmi Ramana

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 92-99
    Received: Feb. 16, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 19, 2021
    Published: May 26, 2021
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    Abstract: The vocabulary of the English language is compartmentalized in professional degree courses like Engineering, Medical, Law, Pharmaceutical, Arts etc. Due to this the professionals are unable to express themselves convincingly. In due course of the time they become handicapped to use the universal vocabulary related to the field of others and buildin... Show More
  • A Study on the Comparative Analysis of Hausa and Jar Pronouns of Northern, Nigeria

    Furera Adamu Garba

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 100-105
    Received: Apr. 30, 2021
    Accepted: May 15, 2021
    Published: May 27, 2021
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    Abstract: This paper title “A Comparative Analysis of the Hausa and Jar Pronouns”, started with brief introduction of importance of language in human endeavor, meaning of pronoun. The historical background of both languages was reviewed, and also the work examines the behavior of the Hausa and Igbo Pronouns. As such, the work analytically compares the nature... Show More
  • The Selectional Constraint of the Chinese Progressive Operator zai

    Zhang Mengjie, Zhu Haiting, Lin Yunqing

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 106-110
    Received: Apr. 15, 2021
    Accepted: May 04, 2021
    Published: Jun. 01, 2021
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    Abstract: Previous studies on the Chinese progressive mainly focus on the distinctions between Chinese progressive zai and the continuous -zhe, but few has noticed that the progressive zai is sensitive to the plurality of the event encoded by the predicate in its scope. Inspired by the observations of the selectional constraints of the English progressive, t... Show More
  • A Corpus-Driven Study of the Multimodal Representational Characteristics of Chinese Children’s Denial

    Rongbin Wang, Qian Zhang

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 111-119
    Received: May 17, 2021
    Accepted: May 28, 2021
    Published: Jun. 02, 2021
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    Abstract: As multimodal communication develops by leaps and bounds, children’s multimodal act has increasingly attracted attention, which makes understanding systematically multimodal act of children become essential. This quantitative study analyzes the multimodal characteristics of Chinese children’s acts of denial through observing 110 cases of multimodal... Show More
  • Among Tare and Luffing with the Sonoran Fishermen

    Raul Aristides Perez Aguilar

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 120-132
    Received: Dec. 21, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 05, 2021
    Published: Jun. 07, 2021
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    Abstract: Studies on the fishing lexicon in Mexico are non-existent. There are only some works done in very delimited areas with a fishing tradition that have served as input to develop this research. For that reason I have undertaken this task of compiling those terms that were used and are still used by fishermen in the Mexican state of Sonora. This articl... Show More
  • An Overview of Etulo: An Idomoid Language

    Chikelu Ihunanya Ezenwafor-Afuecheta, Inyani Adams

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 133-139
    Received: Jan. 12, 2021
    Accepted: May 19, 2021
    Published: Jun. 07, 2021
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    Abstract: Etulo is an Idomoid language spoken in two Nigerian states: Taraba and Benue. This work gives an overview of the core linguistic features of Etulo as spoken in Benue state. At the phonological level, we highlight the Etulo sound system, its tonal features, syllable structure and the most common phonological processes attested. At the morphological ... Show More