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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
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   (Followers: 1)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 6)
Akademos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ALED : Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso     Open Access  
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 11)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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  
Anuario     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: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 10)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 154)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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 De L' Association Thaïlandaise Des Professeurs de Français     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  
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
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: 20)
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 Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access  
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
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  
Diciottesimo Secolo : Rivista della Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII     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   (Followers: 1)
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)

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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature
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Number of Followers: 33  

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ISSN (Print) 0128-5157
Published by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Homepage  [11 journals]
  • The Role of Negotiated Interaction in L2 Vocabulary Acquisition among
           Primary ESL Learners

    • Authors: Mellisa Chin Lee Lee, Karunakaran Krishnamoorthy, Yap Jia Rong
      Abstract: The roles of input and output in interaction have always been seen as an entirety in the language-learning domain. Driven by three distinctive frameworks, earlier works suggested that the Interaction Hypothesis facilitates the Input Hypothesis and the Output Hypothesis in language development. This experimental study was designed to investigate the effects of pre-modified input, negotiated interaction and output in second language (L2) vocabulary comprehension and acquisition. A sample of 45 primary school ESL learners in Malaysia with similar first language (L1) background was divided into three groups (GPIO–premodified input, GINW–negotiated input without output, GINP–negotiated input with output). Each group learned the target vocabulary items with pictures through different approaches based on the corresponding independent variables. Data from the pre-test and three post-tests were then subjected to t-tests and ANOVA. This study replicates the findings of de la Fuente (2002), which suggested that negotiated interaction benefited L2 vocabulary comprehension, and provides explanation for the apparent exceptions in the study. Analysis also reveals that a fusion of negotiated interaction and output production had positive effects on both receptive and productive acquisition. This information can be used to develop targeted interventions by incorporating interactive tasks aimed at young ESL learners in everyday classrooms for vocabulary acquisition. Keywords: Input; output; negotiated interaction; vocabulary acquisition; primary ESL learners
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-01
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Binary Logistic Regression Analysis of Instructional Leadership Factors
           Affecting English Language Literacy in Primary Schools

    • Authors: Jarrod Sio, Ramlee Ismail
      Abstract: This paper discusses the factors contributing to student achievement in English language literacy in primary schools within Sibu division, Sarawak, Malaysia. The study involved 694 teachers who taught in 105 lower primary schools. Binary logistic regression was applied to predict the instructional leadership’s influence on student achievement in literacy. The findings revealed that one dimension of instructional leadership - supervising and evaluating instruction - emerged as strong predictors of literacy. The result indicated that schools were more than 17 times more likely to achieve 100% literacy rate when the instruction processes were supervised and evaluated by the headmasters. Supervision and evaluation of instruction had a positive influence on students’ achievement for English language literacy, hence making this a possible course of action for school heads. More comprehensive studies are needed to ascertain its consistency as well as investigating other predictors for literacy.    Keywords:  Instructional leadership; literacy; binary logistic regression; LINUS2.0
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-02
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Scrutinising the Preferences in Literature Approaches and Activities: From
           the Lenses of ESL Teachers

    • Authors: Ashairi Suliman, Melor Md Yunus, Mohamed Yusoff Mohd Nor
      Abstract: Literature learning is associated with language and linguistics. It serves as a means to develop language proficiency and becomes the avenue to express appreciation for cultural knowledge. However, the teaching of literature may not succeed if unsuitable approaches are employed. Therefore, it requires suitable activities to be conducted in a lesson which this study aims to examine. By employing questionnaire and interviews as the research instruments, 271 English as Second Language (ESL) teachers were involved in this study. This study discovered that using simple terms in giving explanation approach was highly preferred by the respondents besides conducting a comprehension questions activity. Further results were discussed in the paper. The interview responses consolidated the findings. To summarise, teachers should design more creative and appealing activities that suit the approaches employed as a platform to inculcate students’ interest in literature lessons.  Keyword: Literature learning; approaches; literature activities; English language; teachers
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-03
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Handling Semantic Repetition when Translating Arabic Short Stories: The
           Case of Excerpt from The Book of The Dead

    • Authors: Amer Al-Adwan, Mamon Abuorabialedwan
      Abstract: The translation of literary texts into another language is undoubtedly a challenging task, especially when dealing with a combination of languages that are linguistically, stylistically and culturally different. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the translation of one of the devices of creative writing used in the construction of Arabic short stories, namely semantic repetition. The analysis is based on comparing the occurrences of semantic repetition in the Arabic short story "صفحة من كتاب الموتى"  Excerpt from The Book of The Dead  with their translations in the target text. This literary work, by Ahmad Faqih, has been selected for analysis mainly because it contains a significant number of repetition instances that serve various pragmatic functions. The main concepts and aspects of Toury’s theory of norms and other taxonomies of translation strategies will be used to identify translation shifts and strategies adopted by the translators. The analysis reveals that the translators resorted to four main strategies when translating semantic repetition into English: retention, compression, grammatical shift and deletion. The analysis also reveals that instances of semantic repetition are often omitted or modified in the English translation, and consequently their functions are sacrificed. This will certainly affect the representation of the original literary work and offer the target readers a slightly different version of the text.  Keywords: Semantic repetition; literary translation; translation norms; Arabic short stories; translation strategies
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-04
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Carl Rogers’ Notion of “Self-actualization” in Joyce’s A Portrait
           of the Artist as a Young Man

    • Authors: Saeed Yazdani, Stephen Ross
      Abstract: Loss of identity, alienation, and self-actualization, along with the split in self, are important ideas of literary works belonging to the first half of the twentieth century. Carl Rogers has pointed out to the split between the real and ideal self. He describes self-actualization as a fluid process and the self as an essential part of one’s personality that determines how one relates to the world. Rogers believes that the real self is a self-concept that a person might experience, whereas the ideal self is the one that person would like to achieve. This article analyzes the personality of the protagonist of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Dedalus, using Carl Rogers' notion of self and self-actualization, with particular reference to the incongruency of the real and ideal self. Roger's notion of the self, has not yet been applied on Joyce's works in the previous studies, and so is highlighted here in relation to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Keywords: self-actualization; real self; ideal self; alienation; personality
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-05
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Phonological Fossilisation of EFL Learners: The Interference of
           Phonological and Orthographic System of L1 Javanese

    • Authors: Senowarsito Senowarsito, Sukma Nur Ardini
      Abstract: This paper discusses the interference of phonological and orthographic systems of the mother tongue on phonological fossilisation of English on Foreign Language learners in Javanese contexts. 25 fourth-semester university students were selected as respondents. The data were collected by means of pre-test and post-test on pronouncing isolated words, continuous speeches, and reading aloud on manipulated short text. Contrastive analysis reveals that the phonological fossilisation among Javanese students commonly occurred in continuous speech rather than isolated words when they pronounced vowels /æ/, /ɪ/, /ə/, /ʌ/, /i:/ in initial and middle position; diphthongs /əʊ/, /eɪ/, /aʊ/ in initial and middle; as well as consonants /dʒ/, /ʧ/, /θ/, /ð/, /ʃ/, /v/, /ʒ/, /z/, /k/, /t/ in initial, middle and final ones. The students tended to omit ‘/θ/’,‘/d/ and /t/’in final position, ‘consonant clusters in initial, mid, final position’, and /j/ after plosive bilabial’. Those phonological fossilisations were due to the interference of the phonological and orthographic systems of their mother tongue.   Keywords: EFL learners; interference; fossilisation; phonological system; orthographic system
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-06
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Cognition, Conscience, and Creativity: Multimedia-Based Literature
           Teaching for Pre-Service Teachers in Indonesia

    • Authors: Novita Dewi
      Abstract: In this multimedia age, the goals of education are mostly geared toward increasing efficiency and productivity by producing young people to function in today’s global economy. This article would argue that it is also of vital importance to include humanism and reflection in education, for instance in literature teaching. To support this argument, this article presents a brief teaching report on multimedia utilization to teach short stories and novels with difficult, controversial themes for pre-service teachers in Indonesia using Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm. Applying content analysis method, this descriptive-explanatory study investigates how multimedia can help the students to become creative and reflective at the same time. Involving 38 EFL students of a literature class, it observes teaching materials, students’ assignments, and reflection notes as data. This study shows that (1) multimedia can assist students to think beyond literature and expand their cognition; (2) the use of videos, web-based visual creators, and other multimedia resources can support students’ creativity; and (3) reflection remains an important aspect in literature teaching irreplaceable by multimedia sophistication. The conclusion is that multimedia is without doubt useful in literature teaching today on condition that its use helps enrich students’ multiple perspectives. Keywords: cognition; conscience; creativity; short stories/novels; multimedia 
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-07
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • From Lexical Bundles to Lexical Frames: Uncovering the Extent of
           Phraseological Variation in Academic Writing

    • Authors: Leng Hong Ang, Kim Hua Tan
      Abstract: The contextual knowledge of a word is closely related to the knowledge of phraseological sequences as words are often used in the phraseological forms, either continuous or discontinuous. Much has been done to examine the continuous phraseological sequences for various purposes. However, studies on phraseology often overlook the potentially useful discontinuous phraseological sequences that allow for more flexible and productive use of language forms. To bridge the gap in phraseology studies, this study therefore employed a corpus-driven approach to analyse the characteristics of a form of discontinuous phraseological sequence, namely lexical frames in a one-million-word corpus of research articles in International Business Management (IBM). The characteristics of lexical frames were observed in four aspects: the degrees of variability and predictability of lexical frames, the structures as well as the variable slot fillers of lexical frames. The corpus tool, Collocate 1.0 was used to extract three- and four-word lexical bundles while kfNgram was used to extract three- and four-word lexical frames from the lexical bundles. The results revealed that three-word lexical frames are more prevalent in IBM. The degree of variability analysis indicated that there are more fixed lexical frames in the category of three-word lexical frames compared to the four-word category. In terms of the degree of predictability, the category of four-word lexical frames contains more predictable lexical frames than the three-word category. Also, most lexical frames are function word frames and the lexical frames are mostly filled up by content words rather than function words. This study contributes to the understanding of phraseological variation in academic writing.  Keywords: corpus-driven; phraseology; discontinuous phraseological sequences; lexical frames; International Business Management (IBM)
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-08
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Teaching English Idioms to EFL
           Students: Experimental Results

    • Authors: Bui Phu Hung
      Abstract: This study aimed to apply basic concepts in cognitive linguistics to teaching English idioms to EFL students. English idioms expose their inherent difficulties to EFL learners because people of different languages usually have different conceptualizations. Words in idioms do not carry their literal meanings, but conceptualized semantics. Cognitive linguistics, grounded in cognitive, social, and communicative theories, hypothesize idioms as examples of conceptual metaphors. Twelve idioms about finance were taught to 50 Vietnamese first-year EFL college students divided into two experimental groups for CL-based treatment and treatment for rote-learning, and one control group with no treatment. The experimental groups received 4-step treatments: warm-up, instruction, drill practice, and productive task. The results showed that the group receiving CL-based treatment outperformed the group applying rote-learning in both immediate posttest and delayed posttest for receptive and productive knowledge of the instructed idioms. The control group did not make any significant gain from the prettest to the posttest. The results suggest that students’ awareness of conceptual metaphors help them remember the target items longer. Further studies can include measures of both explicit and implicit knowledge of the idioms as a result of CL-based treatment in other contexts. Keywords: conceptual metaphors; idioms; EFL students; cognitive linguistics; semantic motivation
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-09
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Perception of American English Allophonic Variant /ɾ/ by Arabic
           Speakers in an EFL Context

    • Authors: Areeg Bin Hussein
      Abstract: This study investigates Saudi university students' perception of the allophonic variant /ɾ/ in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context. It attempts to identify the influence of this perception on the students' spoken word recognition and examine the correlation between perception and production of flapping on the one hand, and academic achievement on the other. It also seeks to provide solutions to help Arab students improve their perception of connected speech features. To achieve its objectives, the study carried out experimental tests and interviews. The results of the study show that the ability to produce the allophonic variant /ɾ/ in one's own speech has a positive correlation with its perception. In contrast, academic achievement does not significantly correlate with the perception of the allophone.  Keywords: Allophonic variants; Flapping; Perception; Spoken word recognition; Pronunciation instruction; Listening skill
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-10
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • A Stylistic Analysis of a Wildlife Conservation of a Prologue and Visual
           Narrative Documentary, “From Brutal Poacher to Delicate Pastry Chef”

    • Authors: Visvaganthie Moodley
      Abstract: Documentaries, like other genres, are being increasingly used by wildlife conservationists for creating awareness and influencing viewers to become active backers of wildlife protection. While there have been analyses of documentaries that focus on cinematic techniques, stylistic analyses of the language used in them have been limited. This paper analyses the prologue to the documentary, “The journey from brutal poacher to delicate pastry chef”, and the visual monologue narrative, “The Pastry Chef”, to show how the scriptwriter uses language as rhetoric to raise social consciousness amongst its audience. The paper adopts the stylistic pluralism approach which blends literary criticism, linguistic analysis and stylistic description. Leech and Short’s (2007) broad framework of linguistic and stylistic categories (i.e. lexical items, grammatical features, figures of speech and other rhetoric features and cohesiveness) is used to show how the scriptwriter creates awareness of wildlife conservation and positions people as active backers of wildlife protection. It argues that linguistic choices – such as lexical items, grammatical features and cohesive devices – and rhetoric are critical features of documentary design. Keywords: documentary; rhetoric; stylistics; wildlife conservation
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-11
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Critical Agency and Glocal Subjectivity in ELT Material Development: An
           Analysis of English Language Textbook of Bangladesh

    • Authors: Harunur Rashid Khan, Adilur Rahaman
      Abstract: This paper explores ‘glocal subjectivity’ in an English language textbook produced by National Curriculum and Textbook Board of Bangladesh for Grades XI-XII. In the era of globalization (Mukherjee & Krieckhaus 2011), glocal subjectivity, i.e. creation of self that appreciates the ingredients of both global and local spaces (Gutierrez 2013) is relevant for material development in ELT, as it carries implications for critical agency (Richmond 2011). In post-colonial countries, critical agency allows non-native textbook writers to exercise freedom in selecting themes and designing language learning activities which may be used in the classrooms to develop critical minds (Pineda-Báez 2004). Through qualitative content analysis (Julien 2008), this research examines how the non-native material writers in Bangladesh exerted critical agency to construct glocal subjectivity in the English textbook. Findings reveal that textbook writers constructed glocal subjectivity by selecting appropriate topics. Nevertheless, the textbook contains the following limitations: pedagogically unsound language learning activities, low aesthetic quality, misrepresentation of Bangladesh, and post-colonial ambivalence. Based on the findings, this paper suggests that textbook writers in the post-colonial countries need to be aware of the issue of representation and make use of the wisdom of Applied Linguistics to produce politically correct and pedagogically effective English language textbook.       Keywords: critical agency; glocal subjectivity; material development; resistance; post-colonial       
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.17576/3L-2019-2502-12
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2019)
       
 
 
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