International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023

  • Research Article

    A Cognitive Linguistic Study of Sentence Comprehension Memory in Martin Luther King’s Jr. “I Have Been to the Mountain Top Speech”

    Anthony James, Rejoice James Songden, Onome Ojo, Blessing Saina’n Lagan, Atine Yakubu Pane

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023
    Pages: 179-190
    Received: Oct. 28, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 15, 2023
    Published: Nov. 24, 2023
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    Abstract: This study has investigated the workings of the mind in relation to sentence comprehension and memory, using, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr speech, “I Have been to The Mountain Top" as its data base. This is because most times listeners or readers of a text are faced with the challenge of how to resolve or interpret the meanings of the numerous sente... Show More
  • Research Article

    Rule-Based Machine Translation for the Automatic Translation of Vietnamese Sign Language

    Thi-Bich-Diep Nguyen, Thi-Tam Nguyen

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023
    Pages: 191-198
    Received: Nov. 06, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 08, 2023
    Published: Dec. 18, 2023
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    Abstract: Sign language is acknowledged as a unique language in the field of machine translation, possessing distinct grammatical characteristics compared to written or spoken Vietnamese. These include simplifications, altered word order, and emphasis on stress. This article explores a rule-based machine translation approach specifically designed to translat... Show More
  • Research Article

    The Implementation of Vocabulary Strategies Employed by Teachers and Students in EFL Classroom: The Case of Oda Bultum University

    Ashenafi Shimeles Shumiye

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023
    Pages: 199-210
    Received: Jun. 08, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 24, 2023
    Published: Dec. 22, 2023
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    Abstract: This study aims to assess the implementation of vocabulary strategies employed by Bultum University English language teachers. Vocabulary is a core element of foreign language learning by which students are bridged to understand and learn new words. The study was conducted using a quasi-experiment research design involving both qualitative and quan... Show More
  • Research Article

    Echo - Questions as a Pragmatic Type of Interrogative Sentences and a Special Type of Communication

    Artemenko Antonina Ivanivna

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023
    Pages: 211-214
    Received: May 29, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 28, 2023
    Published: Dec. 22, 2023
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    Abstract: This article deals with researching of echo-questions. It is admitted that echo-questions are a pragmatic type of interrogative sentences where they can repeat a part or all of what someone has asked. And they are also a special form of interrogative statements. The purpose of the article is to point out the importance of the usage them in the dial... Show More
  • Research Article

    Democracy, Infocracy and the Challenges of Algorithmization to Democratic Rhetoric: The Digital Narcissism and Colonialism

    Narbal de Marsillac, Emmanuel Pedro Ribeiro

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023
    Pages: 215-224
    Received: Feb. 06, 2023
    Accepted: Mar. 02, 2023
    Published: Dec. 26, 2023
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    Abstract: The proposal is to establish, by the method of rhetorical rereading, the possible relations between what Han called infocracy, and its correlated complete digitization of life and the necessary and constitutive rhetoric of democratic practice in general, pointing to the important role that algorithms and the recent and sophisticated means of commun... Show More
  • Research/Technical Note

    Feature Specification, Underspecification, and Morphophonemic Process and Feature Geometry of Amharic Language

    Gebreiyesus Mekt

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023
    Pages: 225-235
    Received: Sep. 15, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 20, 2023
    Published: Dec. 28, 2023
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    Abstract: This research paper focused on the phonological processes of assimilation in the Amharic language. The objective of the study is to analyze the role of feature specification, underspecification, and morphophonemic processes in the phonological structure of Amharic. The paper provides ample examples from the language to illustrate different types of... Show More