International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021

  • Sex Differences in Emotional Processing in Language

    Lin Zhu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 275-278
    Received: Oct. 11, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2021
    Published: Nov. 05, 2021
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    Abstract: Many studies report sex differences in language processing, but there is still no consensus about differences between men and women in language processing. However, the sex differences in emotional processing are more evident and consistent. In this paper, some studies on sex differences in specific emotional area: emotional processing in language,... Show More
  • Chinese EFL University Students’ Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies

    Sijing Fu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 279-289
    Received: Oct. 08, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 01, 2021
    Published: Nov. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: This study investigated into the types of vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) employed by EFL university students. The VLSs questionnaire was conducted and the sampling in this study was 71 English major students with higher and lower educational levels in a Chinese university. The study discovered that the determination and cognitive strategies ... Show More
  • Lexicographic Treatment of Lexemes with a Cultural and Historical Significance

    Mirjana KrstoIlic

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 290-297
    Received: Sep. 28, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2021
    Published: Nov. 17, 2021
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    Abstract: This paper analyses the treatment of specific lexical items which belong to rituals and customs, and in that way they depend on the concept, organization and symbolism of the very act, whose part they represent. This type of lexicon can be understood only within specific spheres whose part it is. These are lexemes that go back to the distant past a... Show More
  • New Trends in Pragmatics Research -- A Structured Review on Further Advances in Pragmatics and Philosophy: Part 2 Theories and Applications

    Zhaoxing Xu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 298-303
    Received: Oct. 03, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 26, 2021
    Published: Dec. 02, 2021
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    Abstract: This paper provides a structured review of the book Further Advances in Pragmatics and Philosophy: Part 2. As this book is the second volume of Part 1, it naturally maintains the editorial and selective styles of the first one, but it is much more varied in topics, excelling the former one in both quantity and quality. This review article comprehen... Show More
  • Teaching Vocabulary Using the Semantic Feature Technique in Saudi EFL Virtual Classrooms; Students’ Attitudes and Challenges

    Thana Adakhiel

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 304-319
    Received: Nov. 16, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 14, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: EFL learners' weak performance in English vocabulary is a problem commonly found in a foreign language context. This research aims to suggest a fun and exciting way for helping students memorize a lot of new words quickly and better. The researcher presents the semantic feature technique to achieve this goal. In addition, this study generally attem... Show More
  • A Critical Review of Some Contentious Issues in the Phonetics and Phonology of Ẹdo, Igbo, and Yoruba

    Victor Ẹdosa Ọmọzuwa

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 320-333
    Received: Nov. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 11, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Some contentious/controversial issues in the Phonetics/Phonologies of Ẹdo, Igbo, and Yoruba, (all members of the Kwa group of languages) are examined in this paper. This includes the appropriateness or otherwise of the use of the term “coalescence” in phonology based on available data in Ẹdo and Yoruba. The data from the Ẹdo language, and the reana... Show More
  • Ẹdo Orthography: The Compelling Need for Harmonization and Standardization

    Victor Ẹdosa Ọmọzuwa, Osaigbovo Obed Ẹvbuọmwa

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 334-343
    Received: Nov. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 11, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: The earliest attempts at reducing the Ẹdo language to writing were the singular efforts of the colonial administrators with the aim of facilitating communication with the people. Records show that the writing system of the time, and its subsequent post-colonial reviews, lack the basic criteria that characterize a good orthography and show evidence... Show More
  • Cross-language Syntactic Representation in Chinese-English Bilinguals: Evidence from Structural Priming

    Ran Wei

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 344-348
    Received: Dec. 02, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 16, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: The tendency to use the syntactic structure that has been processed or encountered before is called syntactic priming or structural priming. There are an increasing number of bilingual speakers, therefore, it is crucial to explore the mental storage and processes of two languages in people’s mind and to discover the potential similarity or differen... Show More