International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2023

  • A Review of Semantic Studies on the English and Chinese Progressive Operators

    Mengjie Zhang

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2023
    Pages: 148-155
    Received: Aug. 18, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 28, 2023
    Published: Sep. 06, 2023
    Abstract: Recent years have seen a change in formal semantic studies of the English progressive operator from centering on deriving its truth from its non-progressive counterpart to a weaker assumption that the truth of the English progressive operator depends on the conditions available to make it true. It is found that Varasdi (2014), utilizing conditions,... Show More
  • Culture-Bound Differences in Text Interpretation of K. Ishiguro’s ‘Family Supper’ – A Comparative Cross-Cultural Survey Research

    Nina Shtok

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2023
    Pages: 156-164
    Received: Aug. 14, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2023
    Published: Oct. 08, 2023
    Abstract: In an increasingly globalized world, literature serves as a powerful medium for cultural exploration and understanding. The works of renowned authors often transcend geographical boundaries, yet the interpretations of their narratives can vary significantly across different cultures. The main objective of the article is to explore the impact of cul... Show More
  • Politeness Exchange Through Modality Uses in Vietnamese Doctor Talk

    Thanh Nga Nguyen

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2023
    Pages: 165-178
    Received: Sep. 09, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 27, 2023
    Published: Oct. 14, 2023
    Abstract: This paper bases on lexico-grammar resources of modality in Vietnamese doctor’s talk to evaluate polite practices in doctor-patient consultations. Particularly, the purpose of this study is to investigate proportions and realisations of modality patterns in Vietnamese doctor talks and to discuss the meaning of politeness hidden in the language doct... Show More