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Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 453)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 83)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Convergence The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
New Media and Mass Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
New Review of Film and Television Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Medical Internet Research     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Discourse, Context & Media     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Canadian Journal of Communication     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Framework : The Journal of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Information & Communications Technology Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Quarterly Review of Film and Video     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Language and Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Media Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Science Fiction Film and Television     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Screen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Science Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal for the History of Rhetoric     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Studies in Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Society, Culture & Language     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Quarterly Journal of Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communications in Mobile Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of the American College of Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Global Media Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Chinese Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Qualitative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
MedieKultur. Journal of media and communication research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Pragmatics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IET Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IEICE - Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of European Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Audiology - Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Informal Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Communication & Language at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Business Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Qualitative Research Reports in Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
tripleC : Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Comedy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Interaction Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Myth & Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Information Design Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Seminars in Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Technical Communication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Metaverse Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pediatric Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Investigative Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Language and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Professional Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Radio & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Review of Cognitive Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Information and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Women's Studies in Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Explorations in Media Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Radio Journal : International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Graph Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
The Communication Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Global Advances in Business Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Asian Pacific Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Terminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Review of Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Radiology Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Nonprofit Communications Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nordicom Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of International Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Performing Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschappen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Location Based Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Telecommunication Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Kaleidoscope : A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sign Language & Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Etudes de communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Language, Interaction and Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intelligence Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Communicatio : South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Community Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Interactions : Studies in Communication & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Digithum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
MATRIZes : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da Universidade de São Paulo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Language Problems & Language Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y Medios     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Imaging Decisions MRI     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Science China Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Northern Lights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Área Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Middle East Media Educator     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Advertising Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of African Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Radioelectronics and Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ambitos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Palabra Clave     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
McMaster Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
La Trama de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Poster     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Questions de communication     Open Access  
Quaderni     Open Access  
Communication et organisation     Open Access  
Avatares de la Comunicación y la Cultura     Open Access  
La Mirada de Telemo     Open Access  
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
Virtualidad, Educación y Ciencia     Open Access  
Revista Contracampo     Open Access  
Mediaciones Sociales     Open Access  
Historia y Comunicación Social     Open Access  
Revista Compolítica     Open Access  
Comunicació. Revista de recerca i d'anàlisi     Open Access  
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
Pixel-Bit. Revista de Medios y Educacion     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Informacion     Open Access  
Ubiquity     Hybrid Journal  
Revista de Comunicación y Salud     Open Access  
Journal of Modern Periodical Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Tic & société     Open Access  

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  • “Towers of Strength and More”: A Thematic Analysis of Royal
           Titularies in Ancient Egypt

    • Abstract: In ancient Egypt, kings were believed to have both cosmic and political roles. One of the tools they employed to announce such roles was their royal titularies. This paper conducted a thematic analysis of the titularies of all native ancient Egyptian kings over the seven dynastic periods (from 3150 B.C. to 332 B.C.). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to conduct this thematic analysis of 1,164 titularies embraced by 260 native Egyptian kings in the fields of Onomastics or Egyptology. We examined the linguistic repertoire used in these titularies employing two methods: manual and via Word Counter and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) program. The analysis yielded three main themes: Relation to the divine, theme of war and conflict, and relation to the land. Findings revealed a marked consistency in the thematic distribution across periods and titulary categories. Findings also showed significant changes in the use of theonyms and toponyms in all periods.
  • Intersubjective Communication Channels in Higher Education between China
           and the “Belt and Road” Countries: A Perspective of Cultural Semiotics

    • Abstract: Under the background of the Belt and Road Initiative, based on two communication channels of Lotman’s Cultural Semiotics, this study focuses on two intersubjective communication channels in higher education between China and the Belt and Road countries. It aims to explore “I-S/he” and “I-I” interpretation communication channels and tries to find the similarities and differences using the comparative and cultural semiotics methods. The major findings consist of three aspects. First, the “I-S/he” sign system includes bilateral, regional, and multilateral intersubjective communication; Second, the “I-I” sign system consists of Chinese and foreign “I-I” intersubjective communication; Third, the similarities between the two communication channels are in the same semiosphere. Meanwhile, the differences between the two communication channels are time and space, subject and object, and variable and invariable. At the end of this study, the authors provide some references to scholars focusing on cultural semiotics and higher education between China and the Belt and Road countries.
  • Gender Inequality in Arabic Textbook: Misrepresentation of Women in
           Culture and Society

    • Abstract: The composition of the Al-’Arabiyyatu baina Yadaika (ABY) Arabic language textbook perpetuates gender inequality. This textbook not only constitutes language elements but also incorporates texts and illustrations that depict gender dynamics. This research examines the representation of gender imbalance in the composition of the textbook, including its contents and illustrations, and analyzes the portrayal of gender roles as depicted in the textbook’s examples. The study is founded on data gathered from reviewing, recording, and analyzing the textbook, with consideration given to gender relationships. The focal point of this research analysis is the ABY textbook, tailored for non-native Arabic speakers. The findings of the study reveal that the construction of the Arabic language textbook perpetuates a gender-unbalanced representation in both the text and visual depictions of males and females. This study advocates for the development of language textbooks that promote gender equality and fairness in their social and cultural elements.
  • Engendering Migration, Naturalization, and Citizenship: An
           Autoethnographic Approach

    • Abstract: This study aims to provide a personal, reflective look at the experiences of migration, citizenship, and naturalization in Bosnia and Herzegovina, using an autoethnographic investigation. There is limited literature, particularly in relation to individual experiences in the country, so this study seeks to fill that gap and provide insight into the region. The research aims to answer these questions: What prompts a skilled Turkish migrant to pursue citizenship' What difficulties and opportunities arise during the citizenship application process' How does the naturalization and citizenship journey affect the cultural linguacultural concepts, experiences, identities, and aspirations of a Turkish skilled female migrant' The results highlight the cultural aspect and difficulties associated with navigating bureaucratic procedures. It is most notable that the application process for citizenship reinforced patriarchal hierarchies and male dominance at the macro level, as well as linguistic and cultural concepts and male dominance at the micro level for the author.
  • Realizing Complaining Speech Acts of Covid-19 Survivors with a Gender and
           Education Perspective

    • Abstract: This study aimed to describe the complaining speech act strategy used by Covid-19 survivors from the gender and education perspective. Data were collected using structured interviews with 36 hospitalized survivors of different genders. The results indicated that female patients with undergraduate education use the modified blame strategy, while those with non-undergraduate education use the annoyance strategy. Undergraduate women complain more politely than non-undergraduate women and use longer and more interrogative sentences to soften the interlocutor. Non-undergraduate women blame using direct sentences showing irritation. Furthermore, men with undergraduate education use the annoyance strategy, while non-undergraduates use the ill consequences strategy. Undergraduate and non-undergraduate men tend to use aggressive complaining strategies and ask for improvement from their speech partners. However, women with undergraduate education sometimes realize their complaints to their interlocutors more rudely in the form of judgment than non-undergraduate women and men, as well as undergraduate men.
  • The Role of National Cultural Dimensions in the Quality of Legal
           ‎Audit Missions

    • Abstract: The major financial scandals have called into question the role of the audit profession and have pushed toward the adoption of new standards or methodologies. The purpose of rethinking this practice was to improve the quality of the audit mission. The literature review of this study highlighted a multitude of variables that can impact audit quality. The independence of the auditors, the size of the audit firm, and the national culture are all examples of the factors raised by past studies. Through this paper, we highlighted the effect of cultural dimensions on the quality of a legal audit mission. A questionnaire was assigned to auditors from three countries: Morocco, Belgium, and Canada. The analysis of the data collected was done via SPSS. We concluded that the quality of the legal audit missions depends on individualism, masculinity, and uncertainty avoidance. Also, we found that power distance and long-term orientation have no impact on audit quality. 
  • A Cultural Approach to Oral Communication Apprehension by ‎Accounting
           Students in Brazil and Portugal

    • Abstract: Oral communication apprehension is perceived as anxiety at the time of communicating with a person or group and, as such, can be potentially influenced by cultural aspects. The study aimed to identify the relationship between accounting students’ oral communication apprehension and power distance as a cultural dimension, also considering sociodemographic variables, which included students’ age, gender, stage in the course, and professional experience. An online questionnaire was administered to accounting students, from which 365 valid answers were obtained. This research found differences by gender in the levels of both oral communication apprehension and power distance. Furthermore, it found that oral communication apprehension might be influenced by the levels of power distance, age, and gender, indicating that power distance may function as a preceding element in the communication process. By country, the findings remained stable, which confirms the historical roots between Brazil and Portugal, which is also corroborated by closer power distance indexes.
  • A Linguistic Analysis of Social Network Communication

    • Abstract: This article defines the linguistic analysis of social network communication in the Kazakh language. Based on the materials of Kazakh-language social network speech, the article defines the linguistic characteristics of social network language. At the same time, language levels (phonetics, vocabulary, morphology, and syntax) and social network communication characteristics are examined. The language of social networks is used to gather materials, which are then examined using structural-functional, comparison, and description methods. The authors identify the linguistic characteristics of social networks language through the analysis of linguistic materials. These characteristics include unmotivated multilingualism, colloquialization, expressiveness, polycode, vulgarity, and cheapness of speech in network language. The identification of these social network linguistic elements reflects the article’s scholarly uniqueness. Additionally, it clarifies that virtual communication is quickly expanding into the third area in which the Kazakh language is used, expanding the notion that it only exists in two forms - oral and written.
  • Multilingual Practices in the Students' Microcommunity

    • Abstract: The study was based on a qualitative analysis of 125 minutes of audio recordings of multilingual speech in students' natural conversations in two towns in the Western region of Kazakhstan and was supplemented by 30 semi-structured interviews with representatives of the students' microcommunity. It focused on particular ways in which youths creatively mix Kazakh, Russian, and English in their everyday conversations. We explored specific translingual practices involving grammatical fusion that allows language alternation for a variety of reasons, including referential and expressive use, as well as structural parallelism. We identified three main types of translingual practices in our corpus: combinations of Russian stems and Kazakh affixes, English stems and Kazakh affixes, and Kazakh stems and Russian affixes. We also showed the meaning-making potential of Russian and English as languages of prestige and familiarity. Overall, we provided an account of the current language situation that enabled a better understanding of multilingualism and multilingual practices in an economically significant region of Kazakhstan.
  • Patterns of Interaction in Family Discourse: ‎A Resilience Theory

    • Abstract: In modern linguistics, the issue of values has become especially acute. The value system was considered in the context of family discourse. The purpose of this article was to consider family discourse characteristics and the connection of the family discourse with the resilience theory. It defined the lingua-axiological aspect through language, national values, and communication. One hundred sixty-seven participants from Kazakhstan took part in an online survey, representing their attitude to family values. The findings revealed that family support, understanding, love, parental agreements, and having a child were rated higher than other values. Decisions were made by both parents or collectively. Participants’ answers portrayed family values as different from traditional family discourse. The study clarified the importance of family values, parents’ roles, family traditions, and methods of teaching family values. The research findings demonstrated that the narrative organization of family communication distinguishes the main signs of the lingua-axiological aspect in family discourse.
  • Delving into the Concepts of “Authority” and “Politics”: An
           ‎Associative Word Analysis in Kazakh, Russian, and English

    • Abstract: The purpose of the article was to study and identify linguistic and cultural features of the concepts of “authority” and “politics” in the materials of Kazakh, Russian, and English. Based on the definitions of the term “concept” in linguistic studies, the semantic and structural description of the words “authority” and “politics” was given regarding the relationship between linguistic and conceptual images of the world. To identify the national features of these two concepts, a survey was conducted using the associative experimental method. The survey was attended by 1000 respondents who spoke Kazakh, English, and Russian. After analyzing the results, substantive features of these concepts in the consciousness of owners of these languages were described and distinguished. The scientific value of the research work was determined by complementing the conclusions of the work in the direction of linguoculturology, and its practical value was determined by providing specific materials for comparative analysis.
  • The Developmental Forms of Linguistic Fallacy ‎in a World of Virtual

    • Abstract: It is well known that language is one of the most important tools of human communication in various media. Thus, it is necessary to consider the way language is used in the media and its role in how opinions and concepts are expressed. Understanding the language of media users increases understanding of their thoughts and convictions. Besides, the use of language can shape the impact on any audience or even contribute to controlling the direction of their potential opinions. Despite all the tremendous developments in the media, the vision for the function of language has remained the most powerful and fastest tool in reaching the inevitable results and building effective communication between the users themselves. This paper examined the many uses of language implemented in various media in order to reveal the truth of words that go far beyond the direct surface meaning of the audience’s understanding. We also analyzed some of the most dangerous and powerful examples of such an ambiguous use of language in linguistic fallacy and manipulation.
  • Corpus Linguistics Use in Vocabulary Teaching Principle and ‎Technique
           Application: A Study of Indonesian Language for ‎Foreign Speakers

    • Abstract: Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) is Indonesian language learning intended for foreigners. The aim of this research was to examine the vocabulary, terminologies, and grammar used by BIPA students with the corpus linguistics application, Kortara. This research was conducted at Fatoni University and Yale University with 51 BIPA students. This research used a mixed-methods approach, comprising the quantitative method that was used in the early stage of research to obtain the research data and the qualitative method for the analysis process. The research results showed dominant mastery of vocabulary by BIPA students, mostly nouns, verbs, adverbs, pronouns, and adjectives. There were 11 vocabularies with the highest frequency. Based on the results of the analysis, effective and efficient vocabulary learning principles and techniques were structured for BIPA students as an introduction to word types and variations of word formation in the Indonesian language.
  • The Use of Languages in Digital Communication at European ‎Universities
           in Multilingual Settings

    • Abstract: Within a context of an intense internationalization process, the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), as well as the proliferation of rhetoric aligned with multilingualism, has, in practice, favored mainly the growth of English in tertiary education to the detriment of other European languages. This research focuses on electronic means at European universities in multilingual settings, quantifying the use of languages in a population of 88 universities by means of content analysis. The results show the poor presence of minority languages (ML), except for Spanish universities, and the limited implementation of English. Among the potential explanatory variables, the geographic area is the variable that is most strongly associated with the use of languages, although others, such as the Regional Authority Index (RAI), the vital status of minority languages, or the legal recognition of the minority language, are also significantly related to the use of a minority language.
  • National Features of Family Discourse: A Comparison of Kazakh,
           ‎Russian, and English Languages

    • Abstract: A distinctive feature of modern linguistics is considering language as an anthropological phenomenon. The article’s primary goal was to study national peculiarities and similarities of Kazakh, English, and Russian languages in linguistic and cultural vectors by analyzing and studying the family discourse, taking a person as the object of research within the framework of the anthropocentric paradigm. To achieve the aim, scientific and theoretical reviews were done. In the introductory part of the article, the general definition of a discourse and its types were analyzed. As the research theme is based on the family discourse, its definition was explained, and each person’s role in the family discourse was determined. In the practical part of the article, a comparative-contrastive study was done using the method of associative experiment. The research results were obtained​​, and the article’s purpose was fulfilled.
  • Language is a Symbol System that carries Culture

    • Abstract: This article considers the fact that culture, as a person’s activity and as a set of spiritual and material values, norms, ideals, and behavioral patterns, is involved in the multifaceted process of structuring the social space and building society. The purpose of this research article is to review the system of language symbols that carry culture‎ and the many differences which exist between countries, peoples, social groups, social communities, languages, customs, traditions, lives, and cultural values. Furthermore, the multifaceted nature of intercultural communication from the sides of anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, information theory, and culture is revealed and analyzed. It is also argued that the problem of culture and language is the basis of anthropological research from the ‎viewpoint of intercultural communication in building a cultural model of the nation.‎
  • Proposing Versus Arguing: Probing Boosters’ Functions in
           ‎Presidential Debate Genre

    • Abstract: Studies on presidential debates provide evidence that the use of boosters helps to convey strong emphasis on candidates’ ideology. This persuasive strategy is best portrayed through the schematic structure of presidential debates. Therefore, this study aims to scrutinize the boosters’ functions realized in the first American Presidential Debate 2020. This is a qualitative study with a pragmatic approach that investigates booster’s functions using the domain, taxonomy, and componential analysis. The linguistic evidence in the result shows the candidates exploited several intensifiers largely, including force indication, source tagging, accentuating, and solidarity markers. These boosters emphasize the strength of past deeds, criticizing past policies to promote definite proposals, expose repetitive emotional expression, and seek solidarity in the thesis stage. Meanwhile, in the argument stage, they function as devices for articulating offensive and defensive arguments. The results imply the essential functions of boosters in the persuasive political discourse of presidential debate viewed from its communicative purpose reflected in each schematic structure.
  • Iranian University Students’ Attitudes toward the US Government ‎and
           the English Language in the Trump Era

    • Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to examine Iranian university students’ attitudes toward the US government and the English language in the Trump era. For this purpose, 359 Iranian university students who were taking general English courses took part in the study and completed two questionnaires measuring their attitudes toward the US government and the English language in the Trump era. The results of the study indicated that Iranian university students did not have favorable attitudes toward the US government in the Trump era, while their attitudes toward the English language were more positive. Furthermore, we found that demographic information, including gender, field of study, educational level, and economic status could affect the attitudes toward the US government and the English language. We also found that participants with higher English language proficiency levels had more positive attitudes toward the English language. Finally, findings were discussed, and directions for future research were recommended.
  • An Interplay of Communities of Practice and Multiliteracies Framework: A
           Case Study of the Uses and Practices of English Literacy in Oman

    • Abstract: This paper reports the uses and practices of literacy in English among a group of students in the Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. Data was gathered from two undergraduate students. The findings of the study suggest that the students experienced rich and varied use of English outside of school than in school. The study also uncovered that the students’ experience with English outside of school is largely afforded by new technologies and that popular culture played a considerable role in their lives. The investigation studied the in-school and out-of-school literacy practices of the two students to evaluate if there are complementing and contrasting features in the two environments. The findings of the study suggest that awareness of how students use and practice English in different communities may enable instructors to integrate elements of literacy outside of school into their school literacy practices to facilitate their learning. By incorporating elements of out-of-school literacy into school literacy, students may be able to engage in meaningful literacy uses and practices that help them face the growing challenges of using English in the 21st century, which is an important aspect of Oman Vision 2040.
  • Editorial

  • The Impact of Emerging Data Sources and Social Media on Decision Making: A
           Culturally Responsive Framework

    • Abstract: Emerging data sources are gaining popularity because of their accessibility, pervasiveness, and enormous potential. Blogs, images, Twitter, Foursquare (location sharing), and Flickr (photography) are significant sources of information regarding human activities. There are several elements that influence decision making behavior at the individual, group, and organizational levels, including information technology and decision support systems. Recent advancements in user interfaces for social tools, in conjunction with an increase in the usage of mobile wireless computers, have resulted in the creation of social networks that are instantaneous, widely distributed, mostly unmanaged, and pervasive. The proliferation of information and communication technologies continues to open new doors. In the age of big data and new data sources, the challenge for modern businesses is to align their decision making and organizational processes with data that could help them make more informed decisions. The study also proposed a culturally responsive framework that entails emotioncy and cultuling analysis to support institutions in the process of decision making when using emerging data sources.
  • Persian Audio Description Quality of Feature Films in Iran: The Case of

    • Abstract: Audio description (AD) is an inter-semiotic translation for the benefit of people with vision impairment. AD research aims to enhance the quality of this accessibility tool and users’ satisfaction. Nevertheless, parallel to the fledgling state of AD practice in Iran, local research on the topic is substantially scarce, and the current article is the first published in the English language. To study the quality of current AD production in Persian, the work of Sevina, a newly-formed Iranian NGO pioneering in AD services in Iran, was examined. More specifically, considering the non-professional status of the group, the purpose of the research was to determine whether the group had developed a systematic approach to producing intralingual AD for Persian-language feature films. The findings revealed that the sampled intralingual AD produced by Sevina was based on a fairly consistent approach, even though there is room for much improvement. The article discusses the necessity of further research to support the professional practice of AD in the Iranian mediascape.
  • From Eyes to Heart: Reflection through Photovoice in the Writing
           ‎Activity of EFL Students‎

    • Abstract: What people see through their eyes may touch their hearts. Their reflection shows how emphatic they are about their surroundings. This study aims to identify the reflection shown in the writing of English for Foreign Language (EFL) learners on what they see and feel through the photovoice technique. Given that senses and emotions are linked and can be measured through emotioncy levels, photovoice is used to lead EFL learners to experience the world around them and then reflect on it. By taking pictures and making use of them as ways of developing a piece of descriptive writing, this study found that reflection through photovoice SHOWed could give positive results. The students’ senses and emotions are blended to enhance the level of involvement that makes them able to describe things captured by their eyes as the visual sense and involve their hearts as the core of emotion to contribute to showing the actions of caring for their surroundings.
  • Lingering Traditional Gender Roles in Contemporary Popular ‎Culture: A
           Multimodal Study of Manny Rodriguez’s ‎The Fluffy Movie (2014)‎

    • Abstract: This article aims to highlight the ongoing presence of gender-role clichés in popular entertainment by analyzing The Fluffy Movie (2014). This case study attempts to show how mediated forms of humor are important indicators of discourse and culture. To that end, the study focuses on three instances of Fluffy’s supposedly personal accounts where he imitates the Mock Feminine to play the role of the female characters in his performance. The multimodal analysis of both the content and the mode of Iglesias’ performance reveals how ideology is transferred to his audience. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effects of pernicious content such as comedy on its audiences and to emphasize our failure to keep up with the theoretical advances of feminism in practice. The analyses show that Fluffy’s performance, as an example of popular entertainment, depicts women in accordance with patriarchal gender roles that view women as unintelligent and ignorant, thus strengthening the sexist view of women in the minds of his audience.
  • Linguistic-Personological Strategies and Practices of Commenting ‎on
           Political Texts in Virtual Space

    • Abstract: This study addresses the issue of the human factor in speech production and generating texts concerning the historical preconditions and individual features. It also aims to determine the parameters of personal and textual text generation in Kazakh and English political Internet commentary. Taking the content, form, and function criteria of the secondary text as the classification basis, the authors identified the parameters of text generation within the subjective (personal) and objective (textual) textual activity strategies. To study Internet comments, collect data, and analyze contextual material, the authors utilized comparative, descriptive, and quantitative methods. In so doing, the elements of linguistic-personological and derivational methods of text analysis were implemented. The results showed the index of subjectivity manifesting through associativity, emotionality, and conjecture, while the index of objectivity manifests through keywords and content/form copyability. The study’s novelty is in its attempt to comprehend the dominant textual activity in the generation of political Internet comments in the Kazakh and English virtual space from linguistic-personological and linguocultural viewpoints.
  • Reflection of the Religious Worldview in Language

    • Abstract: In recent times, great interest has been shown in studying language in religious, cultural, and national contexts. Religion has been exclusively examined in the linguocultural, historical-cultural, and linguo-philosophical contexts. These studies have expanded, narrowed, assimilated, and semantically analyzed religious words from Arabic to the Turkic language. They have also been concerned about the specifics of the manifestation of the worldview in the language and the influence of religion on national philosophy among the Turkic people living in Kazakhstan. In this article, the word ‘duty’, adapted from Arabic into the Turkic language, is examined. The focus words were retrieved from the FrameNet lexical database. The study combined induction, deduction, observation, and semantic analysis. The results revealed that cognitive semantics of the vocabulary in the Arabic and Turkic languages represented the Turkic ethnos. The religious views of the Kazakh nation, the religious world in the Eastern religious language culture, and its philosophical views were expressed. 
  • Representation of Gender Metaphor in Lexicography as a Reflection of

    • Abstract: The paper aims to explore the role of gender metaphors in constructing a language picture of the world on the basis of figurative appellations of human beings. The linguistic corpus obtained by the method of continuous sampling from the Dictionary of the Kazakh Literary Language comprises 249 metaphorical nominations both of a person in general (gender-unmarked metaphors) and men and women in particular (gender-marked metaphors). Based on the obtained data, it is possible to identify culturally significant features that are conveyed through gender-specific metaphors. The results show that gender-unmarked metaphors are more typical of Kazakh culture. Among the features derived from gender-marked and unmarked metaphors, the most numerous group is human character and behavior. Moreover, in the metaphorical nominations of men, the second most important group of features is social status, while in the metaphorical descriptions of women, appearance plays an essential role. This paper contributes to cross-cultural research on gender differences and linguistic means of constructing gender in lexicography.
  • Systems of Belief and Internal Social Values: Game Theory and Strategic
           Thinking in Jane Austen's Sanditon (1817)

    • Abstract: The present research applies game theory to Austen’s Sanditon (1817/1975) by analyzing the novel’s characters in the light of games, choices, and rational thinking. The application of game theory is especially relevant, considering Austen’s particular focus on interactions and choices within society in her work. Moreover, a lack of incorporation of rational and mathematical models of decision-making in the field of literature, along with the shortage of academic studies on Austen’s Sanditon prompts the present study. In the present paper, the major characters in Austen’s original novel fragment are divided into strategic and non-strategic (or clueless) characters. Some characters (Lady Denham, Charlotte Heywood, and Mary Parker) are found to be strategic, while others (Tom Parker, Sir Edward Denham, and Diana Parker) are established as clueless. On a larger scale, the study’s concentration on rational decision-making and the prediction of character decisions in Sanditon creates an opportunity to incorporate empirical evidence while studying works of literature.
  • Existential Loneliness in Kazakh Literature and Modern World Literature:
           Insights from Metaphors and Frame-Based Analysis

    • Abstract: Existential loneliness is a topic of debate that has been explored over three centuries. Nineteenth-century novelists contributed to cognition-based existentialism in a way that has shaped our contemporary understanding and conceptualization. This study investigates the thematic coverage of existential loneliness explored by novelists, poets, and writers to make conclusions about the cross-cultural stylometric signature, the underlying conceptual metaphors, and the priming of each linguistic metaphor for the difficult-to-attain definition of existential loneliness. In the compiled literary corpus, loneliness is represented through 11 linguistic metaphors, the most frequent of which are “loneliness is unbearable hell”, “loneliness is harm”, “loneliness is internal trait”, “loneliness is inability to keep company”, and “loneliness is poverty of self”. The retrieved results are computationally compared to the literary works of the most influential existential writers. Thus, the Kazakh writer Nurgali Oraz is very diverse in terms of using loneliness-related conceptual metaphors, which unites him with such internationally recognized authors as Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Flaubert, Chekhov, Turgenev, and Proust.
  • Digital Communication Technology for Teaching a Foreign ‎Language
           and Culture through Reading

    • Abstract: Currently, university teachers combine traditional pedagogical teaching methods with information and communication technology (ICT) to help students in the educational process of studying a course and controlling their own learning process. For this reason, there is a growing demand for creating high-quality and effective digital tools to promote human activities. The present research is aimed at studying the use of digital communication technology for teaching English as a foreign language. The study was carried out quantitatively by examining how the use of ICT tools like websites and mobile applications can enhance students’ reading skills. The focus was on the students’ progress in reading comprehension and if the ICT tools contributed to the progress. The results of the study showed the effectiveness of using digital technology in teaching a foreign language and culture. Conclusions were drawn about the need to introduce digital technology into the educational system.
  • Literature Circles Enhancing Cultural Awareness and Language
           ‎Acquisition for Adult Learners of Arabic

    • Abstract: Language and culture are inextricably linked. Consequently, the teaching of cultural awareness as part of additional language instruction is crucial to increasing language proficiency. This paper examines how literature circles are utilized and actively modelled in the teaching and learning of the Arabic language and its culture in an adult Arabic as an Additional Language classroom in Iraq with beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. The impact of the literature circles pedagogy is explored through the analysis of audio transcripts of the interactions during the class, student journals reflections on their experiences participating in the study, and the researcher’s field notes recording their observations during the literature circle activities. Eight participants from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds were divided into two multi-level groups. The data revealed that the literature circle methodology increased student-to-student interaction and collaborative learning and understanding of Arabic culture. These outcomes resulted in enhanced confidence in using the language and, consequently language proficiency in the Arabic language.
  • The Use of Metaphors through Speech Acts in Learning: ‎A Case from

    • Abstract: This study aims to reveal the utilization of the form of metaphorical meaning in learning interactions at IAIN Palopo. This descriptive qualitative research uses data sources in the form of utterances/interactions in learning that produce data in words and phrases containing the meaning of metaphorical forms obtained through recording instruments. Before analyzing the data, it was first categorized depending on the data features required by the study object. Then, data were analyzed using description, interpretation, and explanation techniques. The results showed that the form of metaphoric language features used in the discourse of learning interactions contained euphemistic meanings, censorship, experiential values, relational values, and expressive values. Each form of metaphorical meaning that is expressed forms the idea of ​​character shape in the form of (1) perseverance/loyalty, (2) generosity/wisdom, (3) caring, (4) inappropriateness, (5) completeness, (6) complexity/ difficulty, (7) reinforcement/motivation, and (8) identity. Thus, metaphors are a representation and formulation of educational, ethical values ​​that are produced in learning interactions.
  • The Effect of Digital Comic Media on East Asian Students’ ‎English
           Language Learning Outcomes

    • Abstract: The use of learning media at the lecture orientation stage will greatly help the effectiveness of the lecture process and the delivery of messages and lecture materials. In addition to generating student motivation and interest, media can also help students improve understanding, present interesting and reliable data, facilitate data interpretation, and condense information. The purpose of this study was to measure how much influence the digital comic learning media had on Indonesian students’ English language learning outcomes. The method used in this study was the experimental one with the control and experimental groups. The results of the data analysis showed that the difference between the pre-test and the post-test of the experimental class was significant. It could be concluded that there was an increase in the students’ English language learning outcomes in the experimental class. In fact, the increase in their English language learning outcomes is probably caused by digital comic media.
  • The Linguistic Landscape of Mosques in Indonesia: Materiality ‎and
           Identity Representation

    • Abstract: During its development, mosques in Indonesia have become a potential place with friction and conflict over the struggle for identity and the infiltration of various Islamic ideologies. This article explores the linguistic landscape in connection to the use of architectural materials in community mosques in Malang, Indonesia. The community mosques of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Non-NU were selected to see their strategies in contesting their identities representation. The research findings demonstrate that the materiality in the mosques indicates an attempt to designate the identity of each subculture group. The use of languages displayed in the mosques also delineates each community mosque’s efforts to maintain their identity representation from attempts to confiscate the mosque by a particular group or ideology. This study points out that in Indonesia, materiality and linguistic landscape in religious sites (mosques) need to be considered as an effort to anticipate the sociopolitical dynamics that develop in the society.
  • The Effect of COVID-19 on White-Collar Workers: The DPSIR Model and Its
           Semantic Aspect in Indonesia

    • Abstract: Initially, white-collar workers would do implement their activities by working from the office (WFO) but later changed to working from home (WFH) during COVID-19. This study aims to analyze the effect of the pandemic on white-collar workers based on the driver-pressure-state-impact-response (DPSIR) model and semantic aspect. Respondents came from 22 provinces in Indonesia. The study used a sequential mixed methods design to reveal the significance between DPSIR components and to understand the meaning of symbols or signs. The results showed that there is a significant gender difference, specifically in the driver (D). The correlation value of P-S, S-I, and I-R in men was more significant than in women (p < 0.05). Men expressed more statements about the COVID-19 effect than did women. Theyused adverbs with adjective words, showing that the pandemic requires a proper adaptation, although, at the same time, they felt difficult, bored, and depressed. Based on these analyses, institutions need to pay more attention to the work efficiency and work-life balance of their workers.
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