International Journal of English Studies

Provides articles on developments in the general field of English Studies: English Language and Linguistics, Applied English Linguistics, Literature in English and Culture of the English-speaking countries.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, 2015

Advanced Students' L1 (Swedish) and L2 (English) Mastery of Suffixation
1. INTRODUCTIONIn the research literature, it seems widely agreed that gaining mastery of derivative forms is a strenuous task. In a study by Schmitt and Zimmerman focusing on advanced learners' production of suffixed words, for example, many incorrect...
A Rich Field Full of Pleasant Surprises. Essays on Contemporary Literature in Honour of Professor Socorro Suárez Lafuente
José Francisco Fernández and Alejandra Moreno Álvarez (Eds.). 2014. A Rich Field Full of Pleasant Surprises. Essays on Contemporary Literature in Honour of Professor Socorro Suárez Lafuente. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 177 pp....
Complementary Alternation Discourse Constructions in English: A Preliminary Study 1
1. INTRODUCTIONThe present paper offers the reader a preliminary analysis of a set of related discourse constructions, which fall under the umbrella of the so-called complementary alternation relations (cf. Mairal & Ruiz de Mendoza, 2009: 176). Such...
Investigating Negotiation of Meaning in EFL Children with Very Low Levels of Proficiency
1. INTRODUCTIONThe interaction hypothesis (Long, 1996) states that second language acquisition (SLA) is facilitated when conversational partners modify their interactions in order to avoid communication breakdowns. Based on this, numerous studies have...
Target Frames in British Hotel Websites 1
1. INTRODUCTIONThere is an increasing interest in the role of phraseology in different types of discourse. A lot of research has been carried out on the importance of collocations and various other phraseological segments. Idioms, perhaps more than any...
The DIVIDED SELF Metaphor: A Cognitive-Linguistic Study of Two Poems by Nabokov 1
1. INTRODUCTIONThe present study is based on the main principles of Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT), as originally propounded by Lakoff and Johnson (1980, 1999) and Lakoff (1987, 1993), within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics (CL). This theory...
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