International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022

  • Perceptions and Perspectives of Stakeholders on Mother Tongue Education in Tanzania

    Ritha Raphael, Eustard Rutalemwa Tibategeza

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 220-227
    Received: Jun. 19, 2022
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2022
    Published: Aug. 04, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221004.11
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    Abstract: This article focuses on the perceptions and perspectives of stakeholders on the challenges facing pupils especially in rural areas in learning a second language in pre-primary and primary schools and the challenges that might hinder implementation of mother tongue education at lower levels in education. Views and ideas contribute much to the change... Show More
  • Factors Influencing Cattle Naming in Haya Speech Community

    Osmundus John Mberwa, Eustard Rutalemwa Tibategeza

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 228-238
    Received: Jun. 19, 2022
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2022
    Published: Aug. 04, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221004.12
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    Abstract: The study aimed at investigating the socio-cultural factors that cattle name givers consider during cattle naming. The researchers decided to conduct the study in Haya speech community because it is in this community where people tend to bestow different names to cattle compared to other animals kept by Haya. Besides, the researchers wanted to inve... Show More
  • A Study on the Characteristics of Writing Test Items of English High School Entrance Examinations in China in 2020 and 2021

    Lu Yiruo, Qian Xiaofang

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 239-247
    Received: Jul. 03, 2022
    Accepted: Jul. 24, 2022
    Published: Aug. 04, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221004.13
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    Abstract: Being the most important large-scale and high-stake examination in compulsory education, the senior high school entrance examination (SHSEE) has been the focus of testing research for a long time. They are designed to examine students’ language achievement and proficiency according to the requirements of the 2011 curriclumn standards for compulsory... Show More
  • Resultatives as an Equative Construction: Evidence from Japanese and Romanian, and Its Implication for English

    Hideki Hamamoto

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 248-259
    Received: Jul. 11, 2022
    Accepted: Aug. 01, 2022
    Published: Aug. 10, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221004.14
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    Abstract: In current studies of resultative constructions, there are broadly two basic subclasses: weak and strong resultatives. It has been said that there are weak resultatives in Japanese but no strong resultatives. However, even in Japanese, compound verbs and sentences with an equative relation marker hodo can be used to express the content close to Eng... Show More
  • The Use of Adverbs in Obeledu Dialect and Standard Igbo: A Contrastive Analysis

    Peter Oyewole Makinde, Stephanie Otitodilichukwu Aniekwe

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 260-269
    Received: Jul. 17, 2022
    Accepted: Aug. 01, 2022
    Published: Aug. 10, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221004.15
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    Abstract: Studies have shown that all human languages have ways of expressing adverbs and adverbial notions. In addition, multiple studies on the dialects of Igbo have focused on a wide range of areas in the linguistics field with various scholars focusing on comparative analysis of different dialects of Igbo. However, findings showed that only few researche... Show More
  • An Exploration of the Internet Buzzword “X li X qi” in the Context of Sociolinguistics

    Li Anrui

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 270-274
    Received: Aug. 01, 2022
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2022
    Published: Aug. 31, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20221004.16
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    Abstract: The structure “X li X qi” is very popular and widely used both in everyday oral communication and in Internet language. In recent years, many new words have emerged on the Internet that makes use of this structure, such as “chá lǐ chá qì”. The long-term popularity of this structure is not only due to the advantages of the language structure itself,... Show More