International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022

  • Towards a Linguistic Theory of Specification Based on a Verb Grammar

    Georgios Babiniotis

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 176-180
    Received: Apr. 01, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2022
    Published: May 10, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221003.11
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    Abstract: The theoretical linguistic proposal that I call “a theory of specification based on a verb grammar” relies on the thesis that human language logically, cognitively, semantically and above all syntactically is built around a do-verb, constituting what I call “action trinity”: source of the action – ACTION – recipient of the action (which in terms of... Show More
  • Word Model Analysis of 2021 Internet Hot Word “X Zi” Under the Background of Internet Information Age

    Tu Haiqiang, Qian Xiaoke

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 181-185
    Received: Apr. 09, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 28, 2022
    Published: May 10, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221003.12
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    Abstract: “X Zi” is very common in modern Chinese. As a buzzword on the Internet platform in 2021, “X Zi” has undergone syntactic and semantic changes. In this paper, the syntactic structure, derivation mechanism and semantic correlation framework of “X Zi” are studied by using the word model theory. This paper proposes that “Zi” was originally the root of t... Show More
  • A Quantitative and Comparative Study of Synonyms Between Malaysian “Huayu” and Mandarin

    Zhou Lianying

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 186-191
    Received: Apr. 12, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 26, 2022
    Published: May 10, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221003.13
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    Abstract: Global Chinese also called global “Huayu” is a unique and valuable language resource in the world. Lexical differences are one of the prominent distinctions among Chinese variants in different Huayu communities, which are manifested in three cases—characteristic words, homographs and synonyms according to the similarities and differences between na... Show More
  • Discursive Struggle in Social Media from the Perspective of Theory of Communicative Action

    Xu Haili

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 192-196
    Received: Apr. 21, 2022
    Accepted: May 06, 2022
    Published: May 12, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221003.14
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    Abstract: With the development of the mobile Internet, people are overwhelmed with the upgrading of social media platforms and functions. This undoubtedly provides users with multiple and open access to interaction, infiltrates new ways of social networking. This important change not only presents considerable opportunities for the new age society but also c... Show More
  • An Analysis of the Noun Plague and Its Solutions in Chinese-English Translation

    Sun Xiaoyue

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 197-205
    Received: Apr. 17, 2022
    Accepted: May 04, 2022
    Published: May 12, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221003.15
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    Abstract: Noun plague, one of the most prominent manifestations of Chinglish first introduced by Ms. Joan Pinkham in The Translator’s Guide to Chinglish. means the extensive use of unnecessary and vague nouns in English sentences making the sentences appear long, ambiguous, and confusing. Abusive use of nouns is a most frequent error in translation due to th... Show More
  • An Approach to the Use of the Spanish Connectors cuando and mientras in Argumentative Contexts

    Mariana Morón Usandivaras

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 206-215
    Received: May 13, 2022
    Accepted: May 28, 2022
    Published: Jun. 09, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221003.16
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    Abstract: This study aims at analysing the differences and similarities in the use of the Spanish temporal connectors cuando (when) and mientras (while) in argumentative discourse contexts, with a special emphasis on their capacity to express semantic values that exceed temporal limits, i.e., cause, consequence, condition, contrast, concession, etc. These se... Show More
  • A Study of Lexicalization Patterns for Motion Verbs in English and French Based on Boundary Constraints

    Haiting Zhu

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 216-219
    Received: May 23, 2022
    Accepted: Jun. 09, 2022
    Published: Jun. 16, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221003.17
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    Abstract: Talmy presents his two-way typology of verb-framed and satellite-framed languages based on his motion event. The typology is determined by how the Path of movement is expressed. In verb-framed languages, Path is expressed by the main verb, whereas in satellite-framed languages, Path is expressed by an element associated with the verb. French as a t... Show More