International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2023

  • Effective Service Management, Organizational Processes, and Objectives Through Responsible Communication

    Najib Zerrad, Farida Mokhtari

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 94-98
    Received: May 27, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 14, 2023
    Published: Jul. 06, 2023
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    Abstract: As companies increasingly face scrutiny over their environmental impact, there is a growing need for innovative communication approaches that transcend the traditional role of the communications department. This study aims to explore the role of responsible communication in promoting sustainable development and effective communication indicators wi... Show More
  • On Meta-Functional Characteristics of Movie Posters for Multilingual Films: A Multimodal Contrastive Analysis

    Rongbin Wang, Longxia Wang, Yaoqin Xue

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 99-106
    Received: May 25, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 13, 2023
    Published: Jul. 06, 2023
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    Abstract: The paper, based on Systemic Functional Grammar and Visual Grammar, conducts a comparative analysis of multimodal textual meta-functions of movie posters from the perspective of multimodal discourse analysis. Corpus analyzed consists of 60 pieces of comedy movie posters released in Chinese film market, which are classified into Chinese, German and ... Show More
  • Phonetic Correlates of Lexical Neural Tone Within Mandarin Two-Character Compounds in Four Full Tones Contexts

    Zhongpei Zhang, Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Frédéric Isel

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 107-118
    Received: May 09, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 05, 2023
    Published: Jul. 24, 2023
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    Abstract: In Mandarin two-character compound words, the syllable of the second rightmost constituent may be neutralized, which in combination with the first full tone as to form a neutral tone compound with a trochee prosody pattern [Strong-weak]. Because a constituent (character in writing form) can carry more than one tone, it is possible that a constituen... Show More
  • The Desemanticization of the Negative Morpheme ko in Dondo

    Kiba Ngapoula, Maixent Pascal Mpambou Moukembo

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 119-125
    Received: Jun. 25, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 18, 2023
    Published: Jul. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: This paper examines the desemanticization of the negative morpheme ko in the Dondo language, spoken in the Republic of Congo. The work is based on two main approaches, Chomsky’s Minimalist Framework and Sangeet Khemlani’s Theory of Negation. The study reveals that, semantically, ko is selected by simple declarative clauses or sentences to denote ne... Show More
  • Morphological Changes of Chinese Under the Influence of Language Contact: The Usages of Suffix –men Before and After the May Fourth Movement and Its Current Usages

    Ye He, Yong Zhong, Xinmei Jiang, Donald Winford

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 126-135
    Received: Jun. 12, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 03, 2023
    Published: Jul. 31, 2023
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    Abstract: The study examines the diachronic changes during the May Fourth Movement and synchronic variation of the current use of the suffix -men, based on data from two corpora, Center for Chinese Linguistics (CCL) and Text of Recent Chinese (TorCH). Investigation in CCL shows that the suffix -men had already been used as a plural marker of human nouns in Q... Show More
  • Home and Spread of the Slavs and a New Bibliographical Collection

    Jürgen Udolph

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 136-147
    Received: Jul. 27, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 21, 2023
    Published: Aug. 31, 2023
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    Abstract: The article consists of two parts: On the one hand, a file created by the author with around 450,000 geographical names, which has been freely accessible on the Internet for several months, is presented. The title of this file is Nomina Geographica Europaca. Bibliographische Sammlung zu europäischen Orts-, Elur- und Gewässernamen. It can be reached... Show More