International Journal of English Linguistics

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, August

A Comparative Analysis of Preparatory Year Students' FL Anxiety
AbstractThis study investigated preparatory year students from a Saudi University to identify anxiety they experience during their English language classes. The participants were 76 preparatory year students with high English language proficiency and...
A Comparative Study of Boosting in Academic Texts: A Contrastive Rhetoric
AbstractBoosting, an authorial commitment, and hedging, a authorial mitigating, are two issues interconnected one another with a gaining importance in the last decades (for detail see Gillaerts & Velde, 2010). However, boosting has remained as an...
Acquisition of English Collocations through Productive Skills-Analysis of Translation Errors
AbstractEven though the number of studies focused on English collocations has proliferated in the past twenty years, there is still considerable disagreement over a single unitary definition of collocations (Lesniewska, 2006, p. 1; Barfield & Gyllstad,...
A Pragmatic Study of Gossip in Richard Brinsely Sheridan's the School for Scandal
AbstractThis paper is mainly concerned with investigating the pragmatic perspective of gossip, away from sociological, psychological or any other non-linguistic tackling. Hence, its major appeal is to find out the different pragmatic stages through which...
Conventionality and Connection of the Specified Sentence Members with the Specifying Sentence Members
AbstractThe article deals with the conventionality and connection of the specified sentence members with the specifying sentence members. The main elements, the morphological and syntactic features of words are investigated. Moreover, the structure of...
Discourse Analysis of the Palestinian Authority President Abbas' Address to the UN General Assembly in New York
AbstractThis study aims to spot the features of the Palestinian President's address to the UN General Assembly in New York from the perspective of discourse analysis.The researchers utilized the descriptive approach where they used the following discourse...
Experimental-Phonetic Analysis of Rhythmic Structures in the English Language
AbstractThe article has been written on the basis of experimental-phonetic method in the study of rhythmic structures in the English language. The main aim of the investigation is to define and systematize the inner laws of the language and to show their...
Experimental-Phonetic Analysis of the Phonetic Structure of Word
AbstractThe article has been written on the basis of comparative-typological and experimental-phonetic methods in the study of the English and Azerbaijani languages belonging to different language systems (English belonging to analytical type of languages,...
Language Barriers and Counter Measures of Toddlers in HK Multilingual Environment
AbstractWith the deepening of research of domestic and foreign scholars, multilingualism research has also aroused the interests of scholars. This paper focuses on the diverse multilingual families in HK, which is a cultural blending classic. With a...
Lexical Primings of Licensing Agreements: A Preliminary Investigation
AbstractLegal texts such as licensing agreements have achieved a certain degree of notoriety because of their complexity. An analysis of English used in licensing agreements would provide teachers of English for specific purposes (ESP) valuable information...
Multiple Intelligences: Language Learning and Teaching
AbstractDuring the last three decades, multiple intelligence (MI), proposed by Gardner (1983), has drawn considerable attention from the researchers. The present study reviews the effects of Multiple Intelligences (MI) on Learning English as a Foreign...
On the Pragmatic Patterns of Chinese College English Learners' Compliment Responses
AbstractThe purpose of this research is to investigate the pragmatic features of Chinese college EFL learners' compliment responses (CR) in English. Since nowadays there is a large population learning English in China and there are limited researches...
Semantic Nature of ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
AbstractIn the article self-belonging features of terminological lexics in the language system are analysed and semantic nature (essence) of ITC terms in all language levels (phonetic, lexic, morphological, syntactic levels) is investigated.Keywords:...
Syntagm in the Analysis of the Intonation Contour (Experimental Results)
AbstractThe article deals with the syntagm in the analysis of the intonation contour. The elements organizing the discourse, its beginning and end are expressed more saliently with the help of intonation. The problem of studying the information structure...
The Definiteness and Indefiniteness in the Theme
AbstractThe article describes the (in)definitenessin the Theme. Usually a themeisthe subject, and (in)definiteness is employed as an independent information structure used by speakers or writers to express their intention. Having investigated a lot of...
Using Sketch Engine to Investigate Synonymous Verbs
AbstractSynonymy is an important yet intricate linguistic feature in the field of lexical semantics. Using the 100 million-word British National Corpus (BNC) as data and the software Sketch Engine (SkE) as analyzing tool, this study examines the usage...
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