K@ta

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Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, June

Addressing Political "Confusion Syndrome" Discourses: A Critical Applied Linguistics Perspective
Abstract: This paper aims at extending our understanding of a problematizing practice in Critical Applied Linguistics by exploring issues pertaining to political "confusion syndrome" Discourses. Central to this practice is how EFL teachers and learners...
A Study of English Phonological Errors Produced by English Department Students
Abstract: This qualitative research was conducted to find out the kinds of English phonological errors produced by English department students, particularly English consonantal sounds that do not exist in Indonesian phonetics system - [v], [?], [ð],...
Being and Performing the Masculinity in Karim Raslan's Go East
Abstract: This paper explores the concept of being and performing masculinity in Karim Raslan's short story Go East. Torn between being a man in his own terms and performing socially endorsed masculine roles and sexual desires, the protagonist, Mahmud,...
Developing English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) Course in an Indonesian University
Abstract: This paper discusses the methodology and findings of a needs analysis survey which was carried out in 2005 by English Language Teaching Center (ELTC) of a private university in East Java, Indonesia. Based on the survey of 1,450 students' and...
Multiple Choice English Grammar Test Items That Aid English Grammar Learning for Students of English as a Foreign Language
Abstract: In the teaching of English as a foreign language in Indonesia, the teaching and testing of English grammar are indispensable. To test English grammar mastery, the multiple choice test must be used due to its merit of guaranteeing the fulfillment...
The Multiple Violations of Conversational Maxims in Lying Done by the Characters in Some Episodes of Desperate Housewives
Abstract: The study on the characters' multiple violations in Desperate Housewives film shows that in violating the maxims, each person has his own reason specifically in lying. Using Grice's Cooperative Principle and Christoffersen's criteria of lying,...
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