International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022

  • Analysis of Term Definitions: In Search of Domain Genus-Species Structure of Terminology

    Ye Qisong, Serguey Dmitrievich Shelov

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 59-66
    Received: Jan. 08, 2022
    Accepted: Feb. 23, 2022
    Published: Mar. 03, 2022
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    Abstract: According to the traditional point of view, generic definition nominates the nearest generic concept for a defined expression (definiendum) and its specific features. This understanding implies that for any generic definition, you can specify one part of the defining expression (definiens) as a wording of the nearest generic concept (for a definien... Show More
  • Intertextuality in Selected Novels of Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o

    Addisu Hailu Abebe, Melakneh Mengistu

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 67-76
    Received: Jan. 14, 2022
    Accepted: Feb. 07, 2022
    Published: Mar. 03, 2022
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    Abstract: Postcolonial African fiction has been successful in resisting colonialism and its dehumanizing ideas, which have caused unfathomable physical pain and psychological crises for Africans. While fighting back against the injustices, African writers played a catalyzing role in dismantling the system by creating intertextual connections with different t... Show More
  • Assessing Students’ Use of Language Learning Strategies and Their Impact on Study Year

    Dagim Degissew, Italo Beriso

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 77-85
    Received: Feb. 07, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 02, 2022
    Published: Mar. 11, 2022
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    Abstract: Language learning strategies become the main factor that determines how and how well students learn a second or foreign language. They are essential tools for enabling students to learn successfully in acquiring the desired knowledge and skills. However, students’ proficiency and achievement in English language at different educational levels are n... Show More
  • On the Key Competencies for China’s Secondary Vocational School English Curriculum Standards

    Boran Wang

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 86-94
    Received: Feb. 11, 2022
    Accepted: Feb. 28, 2022
    Published: Mar. 11, 2022
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    Abstract: To cope with the challenges in today’s world, students’ abilities should go well beyond basic reproduction of accumulated knowledge and concomitant acquisition of certain basic skills at school or university. Accordingly, competencies including knowledge, skills, attitudes and values are required for individuals’ sustainable development. This paper... Show More
  • A Comparative Study on Stance Adverbs in Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations by Chinese and Americans — A Case Study in Petroleum Engineering

    Jiayu Bao

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 95-102
    Received: Feb. 23, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 09, 2022
    Published: Mar. 15, 2022
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    Abstract: Stance adverbs are one of the main means to express the author's attitude and views on proposition information. This study bases on self-built corpus, taking the English abstracts of Chinese and American doctoral dissertations in the field of petroleum engineering as the corpus and analyzing the characteristics of stance adverbs used by Chinese and... Show More
  • The Influence of Dialect on the Perception and Production of Lax-Tense Vowel Distinction in English Learning

    Jie Ji, Aitong Jiang

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 103-110
    Received: Feb. 20, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 09, 2022
    Published: Mar. 18, 2022
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    Abstract: This acoustic experimental study investigates the influence of dialectal background on the perception and production of lax-tense vowel distinction in English learning from the theoretical standpoint of language transfer. Previous studies usually regard the first language as a source of transfer, with few considering the influence of dialect in the... Show More
  • Language Awareness and English Spelling Difficulties of Saudi EFL Students

    Syed Sarwar Hussain

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 111-117
    Received: Feb. 26, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 14, 2022
    Published: Mar. 23, 2022
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    Abstract: Spelling errors constitute the biggest challenge for Arab students during the process of their acquisition of the four English language skills, especially during their learning of the writing skill. The aim of the study was to assess language awareness and English spelling difficulties faced by Saudi EFL students. Major emphasis was given to the mi... Show More
  • Research on the Differences of Junior High School Students’ English Learning Motivation from the Perspective of L2MSS Theory

    Xiaoyu Tang, Dengpan Hu

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 118-124
    Received: Mar. 21, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 13, 2022
    Published: Apr. 20, 2022
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    Abstract: Motivation is one of the most important factor in the process of second language learning for junior high school students, which is a critical factor determining the success and failure of second language learning. Based on Dörnyei’s L2 Motivation Self System (L2MSS), this paper investigates the L2 Motivation Self System and gender differences amon... Show More
  • An Empirical Study on Demotivating Factors of Non-English Majors in Colleges of Science and Engineering

    Yuan Qian, Dengpan Hu

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 125-131
    Received: Mar. 21, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 13, 2022
    Published: Apr. 20, 2022
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    Abstract: Motivation is widely seen as the main factor of second language learning process. The major goal of this study is to find demotivators that impede non-English major learners’ second language learning. This paper took non-English major undergraduates in Colleges of science and engineering as the experimental objects, and conducted a survey on 250 st... Show More
  • A Functional-Cognitive Interpretation of Syntactic Nominalization in Modern Written Mongolian

    Lei Huang, Chengyu Liu

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 132-142
    Received: Mar. 24, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 09, 2022
    Published: Apr. 20, 2022
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    Abstract: Verbal nominals in traditional descriptions of Mongolian are described in terms of their morphological properties or meanings. They are assumed to act either as subordinate clauses, gerunds or infinitives like those in English. However, there is no a clear and reasonable explanation as to how the nominalized structures with the presence of verbal n... Show More
  • The SIWI in America and Its Enlightenment to the Writing Instruction of Chinese DHH Students

    Yachong Cui

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 143-148
    Received: Mar. 26, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 11, 2022
    Published: Apr. 20, 2022
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    Abstract: Under the current situation of language delay, deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students in China and America generally face three kinds of writing dilemmas: "do not want to write", "nothing to write" and "do not know how to write". SIWI is an approach to teaching writing to DHH students in the United States proposed by Wolbers A. Kimberly of the Uni... Show More
  • Chinese College Talent Pool Construction for Emergency Language Service

    Kun Zhu, Xiaolong Li

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 149-156
    Received: Mar. 28, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 18, 2022
    Published: Apr. 26, 2022
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    Abstract: Under the background of economic globalization, foreign exchanges and cooperation become more and more frequent, and emergency language service talents are urgently needed to deal with all kinds of emergencies around the world, which leads to the discussion on the construction of emergency language talent pool. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the imp... Show More
  • Harmonious Discourse Analysis and Its Application in CCTV Documentary Amazing China

    Liao Yajun, Lu Zhijun

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 157-162
    Received: Apr. 02, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 18, 2022
    Published: Apr. 26, 2022
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    Abstract: This thesis aims to present Harmonious Discourse Analysis (HDA) and its application in CCTV documentary Amazing China. HDA is a new attempt embedded with Chinese characteristics. The theory was first proposed by Huang Guowen on the basis of reviewing and comparing western dominant approaches, and the necessity of localizing linguistic theory in a C... Show More
  • One Bias Particular to Asylum Courts: The Native-Speaker Bias

    Andreea Dragu, Lars Johan Lundberg, Sven Björsten

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 163-165
    Received: Feb. 16, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 18, 2022
    Published: Apr. 28, 2022
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    Abstract: Among the biases that affect the perceived credibility of plaintiffs, defendants and (expert) witnesses, there is one that plagues asylum courts in particular, as they are the ones where LAAP (Language Analysis for Asylum Procedures) is the most likely to come up: the native-speaker bias. This concerns native speakers of the asylum claimant’s langu... Show More
  • Generic Sentences in Vietnamese and English: Similarities and Differences

    To Minh Thanh

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 166-175
    Received: Mar. 08, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 20, 2022
    Published: Apr. 28, 2022
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    Abstract: Employing descriptive approach and qualitative analysis, this paper focuses on comparing Vietnamese generic sentences with English ones in order to look for similarities and differences in the ways each of the languages chooses to express the meaning of their generic sentences. The comparison indicates that there is no exact equivalence between the... Show More