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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AALITRA Review     Open Access  
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Humana     Open Access  
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Akademos     Open Access  
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Ao Pé da Letra     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
arcadia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateneo Korean Studies Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access  
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers d’Études sur la Représentation     Open Access  
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
caleidoscópio: linguagem e tradução     Open Access  
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencies. Cartafueyos Asturianos de Ciencia y Teunoloxía     Open Access  
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Con Texte     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Criando     Open Access  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultura de la República : Revista de Análisis Crítico (CRRAC)     Open Access  
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Didactique, Sciences Cognitives et Littérature     Open Access  
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dixit     Open Access  
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi GÜZEL SANATLAR FAKÜLTESİ (Yedi)     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Écrire l'histoire     Open Access  
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  

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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature
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Number of Followers: 31  

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  • Development of Specialized Hand-held Electronic Dictionaries with Special
           Reference to Those for Medical Professionals and Students

    • Authors: Shigeru Yamada
      Abstract: In the course of 25 years of their existence, hand-held electronic dictionaries (HHEDs) have become more comprehensive in terms of content and more sophisticated technologically. One dimension in which the specification of these devices has advanced is the subject field of HHEDs. Medicine is one prime example of this trend. Medical HHEDs, which include many specialized, not readily accessible print dictionaries, save the user considerable time and effort. The HHED’s electronically enhanced navigability makes almost redundant the rules and conventions associated with consultation of print dictionaries. The market of medical HHEDs has been dominated by Casio and Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII). Each manufacturer contracted a block of publishers to supply contents for its respective set of products. With SII’s withdrawal from the HHED business, Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and its Japanese version were included in Casio’s HHED. The integration of a source dictionary and its translated version to be exploited for bi-directional consultation and learning in either language can be a useful, potential avenue for the next generation of HHEDs, in the environment rendered more competitive by a wide array of smart devices with Internet connectivity.  Keywords: hand-held electronic dictionary, medical dictionary, organization, print dictionary, specialized dictionary 
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-01
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Intelligibility and Comprehensibility of the Filipino English Accent to
           Hong Kong English Speakers

    • Authors: Hui Ping Li, Hsueh Chu Chen
      Abstract: Intercultural communication between Hong Kong people and Filipinos is common and crucial in Hong Kong as Filipinos are the largest non-local ethnic group, and Filipino domestic helpers play a significant role in households and childcare. This study investigated the phonological patterns of Filipino English and explored the intelligibility and comprehensibility of the English spoken by Filipino domestic helpers to student teachers of English in Hong Kong. By analysing the speech produced by three Filipino English speakers, features of Filipino-accented English were identified. Moreover, by conducting listening-dictation tasks, it was found that the listeners considered 30% and 80.6% of the isolated words and keywords in a passage respectively to be intelligible, and 74.7% of the speech produced by Filipino English speakers was comprehensible. The major types of features of the Filipino English accent, which are also found to be factors which contribute to problems in intelligibility and comprehensibility such as consonant substitutions, deletion of consonants and consonant clusters, no distinction between long and short vowels, replacement of vowels, and shifting of word stress, are discussed in detail in this research paper along with the pedagogical and social implications. Keywords: World Englishes; intercultural communication; pronunciation teaching; Filipino English; foreign accent 
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-02
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Alien City Chronotope within the Scope of Toni Morrison’s Jazz

    • Authors: Ekaterina Chernetsova, Elizaveta Maslova
      Abstract: The research observes the representation of the alien city chronotope in Jazz (1992) by a contemporary American writer Toni Morrison. The narration of the novel occurs in Harlem (New York) in the 1920-s, however, because most characters’ identities originate in the mid-19th-century American South, time and space frames extend. Focusing on the city space in the novel Jazz we regard the city as a social and cultural phenomenon of America, an independent live character that enters into a dialogue with the novel’s protagonists and, at the same time, contributes to their alienation within its frames. Harlem of 1920s functions not only as sociohistorical background but also as a unique narrator that relates the urban experience of African-Americans. We deduce that the chronotope exhibited in the novel in question combines several places and embodies narration about protagonists’ roots, their original habitat and a new conflicting environment that both attracts and repels them. The intrinsic ties of time and space in the literary work discussed in the article are presented on the level of the city, which represents alien and fragmentized reality. Thus we are convinced that the alien city chronotope in the novel is shaped by the opposition of ethnic and cultural identities of characters within their changing world. The characters’ illusions and aspirations are guided by the dubious and forceful voice of the city and none of the protagonists is able to escape the traumatic labyrinth of time and space tracing their memory. Keywords:  chronotope; city space; alien; identity; novel
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-03
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Effects of Written Corrective Feedback Using Wikis among ESL Learners

    • Authors: Maryam Jazayeri Gharehbagh, Siti Hamin Stapa, Saadiyah Darus
      Abstract: Wikis are being used more and more frequently in language learning situations. Their ease of access and usability has made them a popular choice amongst language teachers; especially in the teaching of writing. However, the full potential of wikis outside collaborative writing has yet to be explored. This study aims to focus on the potentials of providing feedback to written work using the platform of wikis. In this study, 14 students were asked to provide feedback and comments on their peers’ essays on a wiki platform using a correction checklist provided to them. These students were first asked to write an essay, upload it onto the wiki platform, and then finally comment on the written texts of their peers; for a total of nine times. At the end of the study, the students’ pre and post-test scores were compared to see whether their written accuracy had improved. A paired-sample t-test was used to analyse the students’ pre and post-test scores and the results showed a significant improvement in Jacob’s (1981) ESL components of content, organization, language use and vocabulary; however, the study did not yield the same results for the students’ punctuation use. In being provided comments by peers and their teacher through the platform of wikis, the students’ enthusiasm increased when put through the feedback; therefore, their focus heightened on writing a more accurate version of their previous essay. This in turn, increased the overall quality of their final essay. Keywords: Wikis; Language Components; Correction Checklist; Written accuracy; Written corrective feedback
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-04
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Rethinking Globalization, English and Multilingualism in Thailand: A
           Report on a Five-Year Ethnography

    • Authors: Hugo Yu-Hsiu Lee
      Abstract: The starting point of this paper is to the development of a relatively panoramic account of English and multilingualism in Thailand, illuminating the relationships among powers (trends), individuals and groups and their multilingual practices.  Most previous studies draw upon arguments from the traditional monocentric model of nation-state multilingualism.  Surprisingly, little is known about the polycentric forces influencing multilingual distributions.  Methodologically, large-scale data sets are gathered through literature, documents, questionnaires, interviews and observing actual language behaviors. The ethnographic data gathered are analyzed through content analysis conventions.  Challenging Smalley’s nationalist model, the central thesis of this paper is to present an alternative path, a polycentric model, to better understand Thailand’s multilingualism.  There is a lack of adequate evidence within and across Thailand to show the existence of a universal and coherent hierarchy connecting different layers of language users.  As such, this paper argues that Smalley’s universal hierarchy/dominance model has to compete with alternative models termed a ‘multiarchy’ or ‘multiarchies’ (a portmanteau of “multiple hierarchies”) where parallel language hierarchies co-exist with the orthodox one.   Keywords: globalization; English; language use; multilingualism; Thailand 
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-05
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Interpersonal Metadiscursive Features in contemporary Islamic Friday
           Sermon

    • Authors: Israa Ismaeel Mahmood, Zalina Mohd Kasim
      Abstract: The Islamic Friday sermon is one of the most influential and educational means that plays an effective role in shaping the attitudes and beliefs of the individuals and society at large. Through the use of a powerful language, religious orators affect congregations emotionally and intellectually to achieve the Friday sermon’s purposes. This paper examines how religious orators influence their listeners through the deployment of interactive and interactional metadiscourse features. The interpersonal metadiscourse is operated as framework to realize sermons as a form of social engagement, since it considers the crucial role of the use of discourse to manage both: the social relationship, and the organization of texts. Hyland's (2005) model of metadiscourse was adopted to analyse 30 transcriptions of Islamic Friday sermons delivered in the English language. The findings revealed that metadiscourse resources are used extensively, and that the orators rely more on the use of the interactional resources to achieve their persuasive aims. The findings will give insights on how metadiscourse markers can be effectively used to construct a persuasive context whether in religious discourse or other discourses such as spoken discourse. It gives meaningful hints to the students of religious schools about how to use metadiscourse features in formulating the sermon. Keywords: interpersonal; metadiscourse; Friday sermon; interactive; interactional 
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-06
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Reading Carol Ann Duffy’s “Politics” through Unnatural
           Ecopoetics

    • Authors: Zainab Abdulkadhim Mhana, Rosli Talif, Zainor Izat Zainal, Ikhlas Abdul Hadi
      Abstract: Carol Ann Duffy is one of the most notable poets in contemporary English poetry. In accordance with her poetic dexterity, she was appointed as Great Britain’s Poet Laureate in 2009. This study deals with Duffy’s “Politics,” which was introduced in The Bees (2011), her first collection published after having been named Poet Laureate. In this poem, the poet tackled natural and unnatural imagery resultant from diverse experiences. This study proposes that the material environment surrounding Carol Ann Duffy is intertwined with her nonmaterial environment in “Politics.” This argument runs parallel with the concept of unnatural ecopoetics, which is considered to be a new direction in ecopoetics in examining contemporary poetry. The current study argues that the poet’s ideology after becoming poet laureate and also her experience as a Scottish, feminist, bisexual poet have all together configured a kind of nonmaterial environment intertwined with the material world or nature in the textual space through “Politics”. This assumption is not far from Sarah Nolan’s concept of Unnatural Ecopoetics in her book Unnatural Ecopoetics: Unlikely Spaces of Contemporary Poetry (2017). So, this study is conducted in the light of Nolan’s concept, which denotes the relations between the human, natural, and unnatural environments and the language in the poetic text. Accordingly, more focus will be on the poet’s experiences, memories, ideology, and feelings which inspired her to symbolize nature in another dimension in “Politics” as an unnatural ecopoetics poem. Keywords:  Carol Ann Duffy; Politics; The Bees; ecopoetics; unnatural ecopoetics
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-07
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Indonesian EFL Prospective Teachers’ Intention to Perform (ITP) in the
           English Language: A Preliminary Study

    • Authors: Jepri Ali Saiful, Pratomo Widodo
      Abstract: The study of behavioural intention in social psychology has been shifting towards language learning and education. However, the state and determinants of behavioural intention in language learning performance remains under explored, particularly in the context of Indonesian EFL teachers. This study aims to investigate the nature of the behavioural intention of prospective Indonesian EFL teachers to perform in the English language, otherwise known as their intention to perform (ITP) and elicit the construct factors affecting the ITP. This study involved 76 participants taken randomly from the population of 85 fourth year undergraduate students of the English Education Department in one Indonesian State University. Data were collected using valid and reliable questionnaires and were analysed with descriptive statistics and single and multiple regression tests. Before the regression tests, prerequisite tests of normality, homoscedasticity, linearity, and multicollinearity were administered. This study revealed that prospective Indonesian EFL teachers had extremely high intention to perform in the English language. Those zealous intentions had two antecedents: one’s beliefs or feelings toward the English language – and of the feelings predominated the beliefs. Importantly, this study showed that collective judgement, targeting both beliefs and feelings about the language, could provide the impetus for prospective Indonesian EFL teachers to perform in the English language, more than partial judgement did. Consequently, to increase the willingness of learners to perform the target language, teachers must optimise the learners’ target language beliefs and feelings uniformly and concurrently. Keywords: behavioural intention; target language belief, target language feeling, EFL teacher education; social psychology 
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-08
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Strategies for Establishing Harmony in Javanese Face-to-face Dialog in
           Purwa Shadow Puppet Performances

    • Authors: Dwi Rahmawanto, F.X. Rahyono
      Abstract: Harmony is a critical Javanese philosophical concept used to establish social relationships. In face-to-face communication, the principle of harmony is enacted in an attempt to ensure the social relations between the speakers remain harmonious, peaceful, and free from disputes. In face-to-face discourse, the selection of speech acts that establishes these aspects is a strategic communication tool. Every speech act states a different level of politeness when addressed to different speech partner. Wayang kulit, a leading puppet theater performance of the Javanese, contains face-to-face dialogs that enact such efforts to maintain harmony. This study examines these dialogs between wayang kulit characters to better understand the role that language plays in establishing harmony in this art form of puppet theater. The study uses the classification of speech acts by Searle (1975). It is observed that the choice of illocutionary speech acts plays a role in controlling the occurrence of disputes in communication. These speech acts are also studied from the perspective of the theories of politeness from Brown and Levinson (1978) and Leech (1983); (2014). We argue that politeness in speech is used to express the values of Javanese harmony. The results of this study provide practical insight into the principle of Javanese harmony, represented in face-to-face communication in a purwa shadow puppet performance, and also represents a universal value appropriate for the realization of friendly social relationships more broadly. Keywords: Javanese harmony; politeness strategy; speech acts; wayang purwa 
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-09
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Interplay of Qur'ānic Synonymy and Polysemy with Special
           Reference to Al-asfār and Al-kutub (the Books) and their English
           Translations

    • Authors: Abdul-Qader Khaleel Mohammed Abdul-Ghafour, Norsimah Mat Awal, Intan Safinaz Zainudin, Ashinida Aladdin
      Abstract: This study investigates the meanings of the near-synonyms al-asfār and alkutub (the books) and their English translations. It aims at identifying the contextual meanings of the Qur'ānic near-synonyms based on different exegeses of the Holy Qur'ān. Then, it explains the semantic differences that exist between the Qur'ānic pair and how such semantic differences are reflected in two English translations of the Holy Qur'ān. Besides, it highlights the meanings of the polysemous lexical item alkutub (the books) in different Qur'ānic contexts and how the various senses of this lexical item are transferred to English. The study adopts the RC-S approach as a theoretical framework for data analysis. It also employs the qualitative approach for collecting and analyzing the data of the study. The exegeses of the Holy Qur'ān are consulted to identify the semantic differences between the Qur'ānic near-synonyms as well as the meanings of the polysemous lexical item alkutub (the books). The findings reveal that there are some semantic differences between the selected Qur'ānic near-synonyms and that such semantic differences are not reflected in the English translations. The findings also show that the polysemous lexical item alkutub (the books) and its singular formal-kitāb (the book) are literally translated in some Qur'ānic contexts. The study provides recommendations for readers as well as translators especially the translators of the Holy Qur'ān.  Keywords: contextual meaning; denotative meaning; near-synonyms; polysemy; synonymy; translation.
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-10
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Self-Translation: A Faithful Rendition or a Rewriting Process'
           Haikal’s Autumn of Fury as an Example

    • Authors: Ahmad Mohammad Al-Harahsheh, Mariam Al-Omari
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate if self-translation is a true interpretation of a Source Text (ST) into a Target Text (TT), or if it is in fact a rewriting process. The study examines Haikal’s self-translation of a book titled ‘Autumn of Fury: The Assassination of Sadat’. This self-translation is used as an example due to the modifications and changes made by Haikal, and examines to what extent the translator is faithful to his ST (English version). For the purpose of this study, fifteen examples have been selected from Haikal's version of Autumn of Fury. They are then analysed and compared to their Arabic translations (TT), and the differences are highlighted and discussed. The selected examples include words, phrases, sentences, and sometimes whole paragraphs. The study relies on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a theoretical framework to uncover the hidden ideologies and attitudes behind the modification, manipulation, or rewriting of the ST into Arabic. These examples are analysed from linguistic, political and ideological perspectives. The study finds that Haikal’s self-translation of Autumn of Fury into Arabic was actually a rewriting process rather than a translation process, and that a new book is almost recreated out of the original. Keywords: Self-translation, rewriting, ideology, CDA, Haikal, and Autumn of Fury
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-11
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Reporting and Quoting: Functional Analyses of Logico-Semantic Relations of
           Clause Complex Citations

    • Authors: Nayef Jomaa Jomaa, Siti Jamilah Bidin
      Abstract: Citations are significant academically for establishing research backgrounds and justifying a research problem. In spite of the increasing studies on citations, limited studies have employed the Systemic Functional Linguistics in analysing citations. Therefore, this study explores the logico-semantic relations in citations with clause complexes, employing the ideational metafunction of the Functional Theory. The study adopted a purposeful sampling in selecting the literature review chapters of 20 PhD theses by EFL postgraduates in a public Malaysian university in two disciplines: Information Technology and Applied Linguistics. The findings revealed that citations were structured to realise two logico-semantic relations, mainly Expansion and Projection with several subcategories for each. A combination of Projection and Expansion was also used, which resulted in reclassifying the logico-semantic relations. The findings could present comprehensive descriptions of citations that could be pedagogically utilised for academic purposes. Keywords: academic writing; citations; expansion; projection; Systemic Functional Linguistics 
      PubDate: 2019-03-27
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2501-12
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
       
 
 
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