International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024

  • Research Article

    Research on the Ecology of Cross-Cultural Education in Japanese Language Education in Chinese Universities

    Wang Junhong, Nan Sining*

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Dec. 13, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2023
    Published: Jan. 08, 2024
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    Abstract: This study explores the current educational ecology of cross-cultural foreign language teaching in colleges and universities through a questionnaire survey of 1,027 Japanese language learners in colleges and universities. The research found that: (1) The cross-cultural theoretical education in Japanese language teaching inherits the educational eco... Show More
  • Review Article

    Application of Variationist Sociolinguistic Method in SLA: A Research Overview of China and Abroad

    Meng Yu

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 7-15
    Received: Nov. 05, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 22, 2023
    Published: Jan. 18, 2024
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    Abstract: Combining insights from variationist sociolinguistics and SLA, the present paper is situated within the SLA research which applies variationist sociolinguistic method. The quantitative research method in sociolinguistic variation theory provides a new perspective for the research of SLA. This paper expounds and analyzes the SLA research in the ligh... Show More
  • Review Article

    Morphological Properties of Place Names in Runyambo

    Lea Mpobela

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 16-26
    Received: Dec. 05, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 02, 2024
    Published: Jan. 18, 2024
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    Abstract: This paper examines the morphological properties of place names in Runyambo, a Bantu language spoken in the north western part of Tanzania in Karagwe and Kyerwa districts of Kagera region. The structure of place names is as important as their meaning as far as the language is concerned. The paper is qualitative with descriptions of place names. Dat... Show More
  • Research Article

    Expression Forms of Hyperbole in Mandarin Chinese

    Hong Shuang*

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 27-31
    Received: Dec. 22, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2024
    Published: Jan. 23, 2024
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    Abstract: This paper focuses on expression forms of hyperbole. In Mandarin Chinese, hyperbole is one of the most regular rhetorical methods which has been observed from the ancient time. Hyperbole as one of the traditional rhetorical devices has been mentioned in WEN XIN DIAO LONG in Chinese Liang of the Southern dynasties. In previous studies, description a... Show More
  • Research Article

    Obstacles Facing English Language Students in Speaking at the Faculty of Education in Nalut

    Abeer Shaiboob, Samia Hablaja

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 32-46
    Received: Mar. 30, 2023
    Accepted: May 16, 2023
    Published: Jan. 23, 2024
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    Abstract: This study aims to reveal the factors affecting students at Faculty of Education in Nalut to develop their speaking skills. It used qualitative and quantitative approaches to address this issue. Three assistant professors were interviewed, and 27 students were requested to answer the questionnaire. The results reveal that there are three different ... Show More
  • Research Article

    When the Blind Lead the Blinds - Analysing the Written English Productions of Francophone Primary School Teachers’ in Far-North Cameroon and the Need for Pedagogic Reforms

    Lozzi Martial Meutem Kamtchueng*, François Marc Noyomdi

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 47-52
    Received: Oct. 07, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 30, 2023
    Published: Feb. 05, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/ijll.20241201.16
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    Abstract: This study assesses the English written productions of francophone primary school teachers in the Far-North Region of Cameroon. The sample population was made up of 61 francophone primary school teachers in 19 schools in the Far-North region of Cameroon. They were administered an essay, and some lessons were scanned from their preparation books. Th... Show More
  • Research Article

    Causation from the Perspective of Systemic Functional Linguistics

    Hui Zou

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 53-57
    Received: Dec. 25, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 12, 2024
    Published: Feb. 05, 2024
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    Abstract: This paper explores the intricacies of causative constructions within the Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) framework, emphasizing their significance in understanding the relationship between processes and the individuals affected. Delving into diverse theoretical perspectives on causation, the study provides an overview of causative expression... Show More
  • Research Article

    The Anaphoric Relations in Jita: A Government and Binding Perspective

    Joseph Samwel*, Lea Mpobela, Nasibu Musa Kalokola

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 58-70
    Received: Jan. 05, 2024
    Accepted: Jan. 23, 2024
    Published: Feb. 20, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20241201.18
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    Abstract: This paper delves into anaphoric relations in Jita, a Bantu language spoken in the Majita area in Mara region, Tanzania. Majita is situated to the southwest of Musoma town and on the southeast bank of Lake Victoria, specifically in the Butata and Makojo villages where the study was conducted. The study drew inspiration from Universal Theory of Gove... Show More