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Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics
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ISSN (Print) 2149­-1135 - ISSN (Online) 2149-1135
Published by Hacettepe University Homepage  [7 journals]
  • Analysis of Genre Theory Based on Functional Linguistics of Halliday

    • Abstract: Ilangko Subramaniam
      School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, 11800,
      Keywords: genre theory; system functional linguistics; genre analysis; context Abstract A context is realized by language registers, which are regarded as functional and semantic variants of a language. The context is studied as a part of discourse analysis and pragmatics, and along with register, it defines the Systemic Functional Linguistics theory (Halliday, 1994). This study aimed at providing a critical analysis of the application of register theory in the context of Halliday's theory of genre analysis. The study analyzed the application of register theory to genre analysis from the perspectives of domain, statement and language. Through systematic induction and deduction, this study found that the three variables, domain, statement and language, constituted the situational characteristics of a specific context and had an important impact on semantics. The study also concluded that context includes both situation and culture, and the parameters like field, fundamentals and language all belong to situational context, not cultural context; hence, register theory cannot be used to analyze cultural context, despite having a strong explanatory power for situational context. The study recommends to conduct a more comprehensive and accurate analysis of discourse of various genres. The role of context analysis can be further studied from different application situations of the theory of systemic functional linguistics in practice. PDF ...
      PubDate: Sun, 04 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Move and Text Analysis of the Discussion section in Humanities and Social
           Sciences Research Articles

    • Abstract: Zirivarnphicha Thanajirawat
      Department of English for International Communication, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattakosin, Thailand.
      Chokchai Chuea-nongthon
      General Education Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin
      Keywords: Research Article, Discussion, Text Analysis, Rhetorical Structure, Move Analysis Abstract The discussion section of a research article is the last section in which non-native researchers, especially in humanities and social science, face problems in determining its pattern and structure. In addition, there are fewer studies on this subject of discussion section in research articles in the domain of humanities and social sciences. This study attempted to understand the pattern and structures of the discussion section in research articles for easy and convenient writing of this section. The population consisted of 30 research articles published in the Scopus database and belonged to Quartiles 1-3 between 2004 and 2018. All research articles were in humanities and social sciences and included three field groups: language, linguistics, and language teaching; business, management, accounting, economics, marketing, and finance; and other fields of humanities and social sciences. The data were analyzed by grammatical theories, text analysis by Ure (1989), and the move structure model adopted from J. M. Swales (1990, 2004), Kanoksilapatham (2005), and Peacock (2002). This research found that the text pattern analyzed by Ure (1989) was “Specialized / Written text / Monologue / Discussion / Exploring + Recommending; while the results of move structure revealed that there were seven moves that occurred in the discussion section. They were Move1: Preparing for the presentation of results, Move2: Reporting results, Move3: Stating comments on the results, Move4: Stating limitations of the study, Move5: Recommendation, Move6: Implications, and Move7: Claim. Two moves contained steps: Move1 and Move 3. Only Move2 occurred obligatorily while the others were optional occurring.
      PubDate: Sun, 04 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Online Teaching Strategies of Language skills during Pandemic: A Case of
           Self-Efficacy of Teaching Faculty in Qatar Universities

    • Abstract: Dr. Saba Al Qadhi
      Assistant Professor, Core Curriculum Program College of Education, Qatar University.
      Dr. Hessa H. Al-Thani
      Assistant Professor of Educational Science College of Education, Qatar University
      Dr. Mahmood Ahmed Hasan
      Manager of Institutional Survey Research , Institutional Research and Analytic Department, Qatar University.
      Dr. Michael H. Romanowski
      Associate Professor Education Research Center College of Education, Qatar University.
      Dr. Xiangyun Du
      Professor Education Research Center Department of Planning, Aalborg University.
      Dr. Ahmed Al-Emadi
      Professor College of Education, Qatar University.
      Keywords: Teaching Strategies with language skills, Online Learning, University Teaching Staff, COVID-19. Abstract COVID-19 caused teaching to shifted online which emanated challenges for both teachers and students. To overcome such challenges, self-efficacy plays a vital role. The major objective of this study was to investigate the self-efficacy of teaching staff during the time of COVID-19. The population was a total of over 1100 the university instructors, out of which a sample of 212 (Female=62, Male= 150) participants was administered. The research data was collected through Likert scale after given a training of using various online teaching strategies with language skills for three days. The factors including in this scale were students’ engagement, classroom management, and instructional strategies with 22 statements. Descriptive and Infrential statistics were assessed by using AMOS software. The findings of this research revealed that the respondents showed a high level of self-efficacy towards teaching during pandemic; and that online teaching was challenging for both pre-service teachers and experienced teachers. Further, there was a significant difference found among the demographic variables of the study regarding students’ engagement, classroom management and instructional strategies with language skills. Furthe...
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • COVID-19 Humor on Jordanian Social Media: A Diagnosis of Written Jokes on

    • Abstract: Dr. Zeyad Al-Daher
      Department of English Language and Literature, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan.
      Dr. Othman Aref Al-Dala’ien
      Department of English Language and Literature, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan.
      Dr. Yasser Al-Shboul
      Department of English Language and Literature, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan.
      Dr. Mohammad Al-Rousan
      Department of English Language and Literature, Ajloun National University, Jordan.
      Dr. Meera B. Sahawneh
      Department of English Language and Linguistics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
      Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, dark humor, incongruity, Jordanians Abstract This study investigates COVID-19 jokes created and circulated on Jordanian social media during the period between March to October 2020. The jokes used in this study were collected from several Facebook accounts. The study presents a content analysis and a linguistic analysis of 197 COVID-19 jokes in terms of the General Theory of Verbal Humor (GTVH) (Attardo, 1994, 2001; Attardo & Raskin, 1991) with the goal of uncovering the thematic and structural aspects of these jokes. A mixed quantitative and qualitative approach was adopted for the data analysis. The jokes were categorized into eight major groups and subgroups depending on the themes they target. Various topics featured in these jokes: ethnic jokes, government decisions, effects of restrictions, sexist jokes, the virus, miscellaneous offensive jokes, the year 2020, and remote education. The linguistic analysis of the jokes revealed that they obey the six Knowledge Resources of the GTVH. Moreover, it was found that lexical relations (I.e., synonymy, antonymy, Homophony) as well as wordplay (i.e., pun, metaphor, prosody) are crucial strategies in forming such jokes. This paper contributes to the literature on dark or disaster humor and furthers our understanding of jocular discourse during global crises.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Summaries Writing to Enhance Reading Comprehension: Systematic Literature
           Review from 2014 to 2021

    • Abstract: Aris Budianto
      Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
      Punaji Setyosari
      Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
      Dedi Kuswandi
      Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
      Saida Ulfa
      Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
      Keywords: Online Learning Environment (OLE); summary writing strategies; summary writing assessment; reading comprehension. Vocabulary knowledge Abstract Summarizing strategy is one of the strategies used to develop reading comprehension; however, there is a dearth of literature reviews discussing this important subject. This study aimed to conduct a systematic review of the summarizing strategies used to enhance reading comprehension by EFL students. In addition, the study also identified the factors that influenced the success of writing a summary. A total of 3,178 raw articles were found in journals indexed by and between 2014-2021. After the verification stage, 35 articles were used in this systematic review. The results of the study show that experimentation can positively influence and improve the results of summary writing and reading comprehension. This review found three types of summary writing strategies: use of a single strategy; use of the integration of 2 or more strategies; comparison of strategies in summary writing or reading comprehension. The results found that most of the studies on summarizing stated the influence of vocabulary knowledge, text structure awareness and prior knowledge on summary writing. The study recommends the use of ICT tools and online exercises to familiarize students with new techniques of summary writing. Teachers and peers should also provide intelligent feedback to improve summary writing.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Linguistic and Cultural Features of Fabric Weavers’ Professional Jargon
           of the Bay Hien Weaving Village, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    • Abstract: Ly Thi Phuong Tran
      Professor of Faculty of Social Science Education, Saigon University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
      Quynh Thi Thu Hach
      Student, Faculty of Linguistics, Saigon University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
      Keywords: Professional jargon, semantics, identification, cultural features, Bay Hien Weaving Village (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Abstract Professional jargon is a vital manifestation of the sociality of a language, the professionalism of a profession, as well as the variety and unity of a nation's language and culture. Professional jargon not only reflects professional activities, but it also communicates people's mindsets and ways of thinking in the society while working and performing. Many old Vietnamese professions have been fading in contemporary society, and other traditional professions are also progressively disappearing, resulting in the disappearance of certain professional jargon. In this paper, we performed a survey to collect and examine jargon linked to fabric weaving. The survey was conducted in regions of textile households in Bay Hien Weaving Village, Ho Chi Minh City, from December 1 to December 25, 2021, from a language-culture viewpoint. The descriptive method was used to define the linguistic and cultural features of weaving jargon in Ho Chi Minh City in three key aspects: structure; semantics; identification and culture. The survey findings showed that linguistic and cultural aspects of a group of fabric weavers can be identified via professional jargon. The name, fabric weaving professional jargon, itself symbolizes the way perception mirrors reality, and represents the folk encyclopedic knowledge of the Bay Hien Weaving Village community.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Ellipsis as a Linguistic discourse technique in Qur’anic Narratives

    • Abstract: Ammar Abdul-Amir Radhi Al-Salami
      The Islamic University - College of Islamic Sciences – Najaf
      Keywords: Qur'anic narratives; omission; recipients; recital, influence; summarization Abstract The practice of using ellipsis as a linguistic discourse technique is visible in the form of omitting segments of time. These segments represent a time frame in which the text discovered events and facts that did not affect the style of narration or the story's development.  This study examined this time frame from the Qur'anic narratives to analyze how a quick progression of events increased the reader's sense of pleasure, interaction, excitement, and tension. The stories sampled for the study were selected through random sampling from the Qur’anic narratives. The only criterion was the mention of these stories at more than one place in the holy Qur’an. This research relied on the descriptive analytical approach of ellipsis as a linguistic model of omission in the narrative time in the Qur'anic stories. The purpose was to analyze how varied Quranic stories being mentioned frequently, helped the recipient focus on the meaning and the continuity of the message. The study also aimed at examining the effect of deletion and summarization techniques on the recipient and the repercussions these techniques reflected in his feelings and imagination. The primary data was collected from the qur’anic stories itself, while the secondary data was taken from the opinions of critics and commentators who had given their interpretation to these narratives and the usage of the time techniques, particularly ellipsis in a linguistic setting. The study found that ellipsis as a linguistic discourse model was visible in techniques like implicit omission, summarization, linking scenes artistically and visualization; some of which were identical to the work of a film director or editor, who cuts and pastes scenes and links them together with the help of the montage. This technique of linking and integrating images and scenes in a distinctive artistic manner is evident of the optimal use of language, the lesser use of words, and leaving a lasting impression on the reader. The study is expected to open up new avenues for studying more linguistic patterns in the Qur’anic narratives.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Code Mixing and Loan Words in The Vietnamese Vocabulary

    • Abstract: Le Thanh Ha
      Thanh Hoa University of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam
      Keywords: loan words, borrowed words, code mixing, Chinese language, Sino- Vietnamese Abstract Just like any other language, Vietnamese vocabulary includes many borrowed words from different countries that have influenced Vietnamese culture throughout its history. The majority of the borrowed words are from Chinese, French, and English. This study investigates such loan and borrowed words from cultural point of view. Examples have been drawn from trends among the young, educated Vietnamese who live in big cities in Vietnam and habituated to code mixing or code switching by making use of such English words, that have pure Vietnamese or Sino-Vietnamese equivalent words. The loanword situation in Vietnamese is so complex that it is too difficult to determine what is borrowed and what is original. The reason is perhaps because of the long exposure and extensive time frame and numerous languages in the region. Vietnamese has been linguistically affiliated with hundreds of languages in the past few centuries, but this study confirmed that Vietnamese has a strong database of vocabulary cognates and loan words as a Mon-Khmer language rather than a Tai-Kadai or Sino-Tibetan one. This paper will be a good contribution to semantics of the Vietnamese language as it examines the genealogy and the inheritance of loan words existing in the Vietnamese vocabulary PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Benefits of Arabic Vocabulary for Teaching Malay to Persian-speaking
           University Students

    • Abstract: Kazuhito Uni
      Malaysia France Institute University of Kuala Lumpur
      Keywords: Arabic, etymology, Malay, Persian, semantic similarity Abstract Arabic is one of the largest donor languages to Malay and Persian. This study explores the benefits of Arabic vocabulary in teaching Malay words of Arabic origin to Persian-speaking students using a vocabulary survey containing 40 Malay words of Arabic origin, most of which retain phonetic or semantic similarity in Persian. Participants were 20 native Persian-speaking students at a Malaysian university. Page 1 of the questionnaire demonstrated a list of 40 Malay words of Arabic origin and yes/no columns in order to verify participants’ prior knowledge. Page 2 demonstrated 40 Malay words followed by their etymologies, including multiple-choice questions in which participants selected the most appropriate meaning. Participants averaged 19.9 correct answers and 17.35 newly learned words. At a 5% level, a significant difference was observed in their scores before and after the explicit demonstration of the word origins (p = .000, t = 20.28). This study concludes that the proposed method to explicitly present Malay words of Arabic origin and their etymologies assist Persian-speaking students in learning basic Malay vocabulary. PDF
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +000
  • Do Gender and Regional Differences Affect Students’ Reading
           Literacy' A Case Study in Indonesia

    • Abstract: Andi Sukri Syamsuri
      State Islamic University of Alauddin Makassar, Gowa, 92118, Indonesia
      Hartono Bancong
      University of Muhammadiyah Makassar, Makassar, 90221, Indonesia
      Keywords: gender; Indonesian students; reading literacy; region; text comprehension Abstract Reading literacy is one of the key components in the teaching and learning process. This study aims to describe the differences in reading literacy of Indonesian students by gender and region and identify what factors are most likely to trigger these differences. An explanatory sequential mixed methods design was used through two stages to collect and analyze data: quantitative and qualitative. The total participants were 240 students and 8 teachers from both urban and rural schools. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the students' reading literacy score between male and female students (t = 4.007; p = 0.000) and between students in urban and rural areas (t = 4.889; p = 0.000) at the significance level of 0.05. This study concludes that female students have good perspective on reading, have high intrinsic motivation and task-focused behavior that altogether give higher impact on their reading literacy than male students do. In addition, differences in teacher quality, school facilities and infrastructures, learning environment, and sources of supporting materials are also the main factors why students in urban schools have better reading literacy than students in rural schools. The results of this study strengthen the sociocultural views that learning and development are influenced by the social and cultural environment of students.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +000
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