International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Special Issue

Teaching English as a Foreign / Second Language--tayebeh asgari

  • Submission Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Tayebeh Asgari
About This Special Issue
As being strongly interested in abstract concepts, their operations and the way people use them in their speech unconsciously, I worked on Image schemas in Saadi poems, one of the most popular and well known Iranian classic poets in my thesis. But, I did not find any subjects related to cognitive linguistics in special issue title. On the other hand, being involved with English as a second language, I have been teaching English for fourteen years. So, having access to learners’ performance at different level of educational and social positions, I can exactly analyze how they learn and improve their four skills: speaking, writing, reading and listening. For example, at the beginning steps of learning, learners transfer their mother tongues’ structures while speaking English. This transferring can be both positive and negative. Getting more familiar with English, they will be aware of using right structures in a suitable way to express their thoughts and to be perceived. The same story is true about using the vocabularies. They learn lots of vocabularies but, they do not know how to use them correctly. So, I can observe the outcome of linguistic studies through the data, the learners’ productions. As the matter of fact, learning the second language is highly complicated and valid in linguistic studies, because it is somehow similar to acquiring the first language.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Tayebeh Asgari

    Linguistics, Science and Research University, Tehran, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Lali Kushitashvili

    Centre of education and Professional Training One World., Tbilisi, Georgia

Published Articles
  • A Corpus-Based Study on the Influence of Ethnic Language on Zhuang English Learners in China

    Ming Yue , Yingzhu Chen

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 7-12
    Received: Dec. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Feb. 06, 2015
    Published: Feb. 14, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2015030101.12
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    Abstract: This study built a rare kind of interlanguage corpus of English compositions from middle school students of Zhuang ethnic group, exploring language transfer on English writing output of the students from their mother-tongue—Zhuang. Another interlanguage corpus is used as the reference corpus with English compositions by Chinese students of non-spec... Show More
  • The Magic of Mnemonics for Vocabulary Learning of a Second Language

    Farzaneh Khabbazibab Anari , Mansoureh Sajjadi , Firooz Sadighi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Oct. 06, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 27, 2014
    Published: Nov. 29, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2015030101.11
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    Abstract: The keyword method is undeniably an effective method for accelerating learning of suitable material. Nor is there any doubt that it improves immediate recall, which can be useful in itself. However, what people want is long-term recall, and it is there that the advantages of the keyword method are most contentious. In this short article we introduc... Show More