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Doxa Comunicación : Revista interdisciplinar de estudios de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access  
Društvene i Humanističke Studije     Open Access  
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
E-Dimas : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access  
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-l@tina : Revista Electrónica de Estudios Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eat, Sleep, Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EAU Heritage Journal Social Science and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
Économie et Solidarités     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EFB Bioeconomy Journal     Open Access  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Ejovoc (Electronic Journal of Vocational Colleges)     Open Access  
El Ágora USB     Open Access  
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Elektronik Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi / Electronic Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Emotions : History, Culture, Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Émulations : Revue de sciences sociales     Open Access  
Encuentros : Revista de Ciencias Humanas, Teoría Social y Pensamiento Crítico     Open Access  
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enfoques     Open Access  
Enjeux et société : Approches transdisciplinaires     Open Access  
Enlace Universitario     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios del Desarrollo Social : Cuba y América Latina     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Estudios digital     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access  
Estudios Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Estudios sociales : Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional     Open Access  
Etcétera : Revista del Área de Ciencias Sociales del CIFFyH     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
eTropic : electronic journal of studies in the tropics     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EUREKA : Social and Humanities     Open Access  
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Cooperation     Open Access  
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access  
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Fa Nuea Journal     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Finance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fırat Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Flaubert     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formation emploi     Open Access  
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forskning & Forandring : Research and Change     Open Access  
Forum Ilmu Sosial     Open Access  
Forum Marsilius-Kolleg     Open Access  
Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Fourth World Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteiras : Journal of Social, Technological and Environmental Science     Open Access  
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Funes. Journal of Narratives and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Gdańskie Studia Azji Wschodniej     Open Access  
Genocide Studies and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Géographie et cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Gizarte Ekonomiaren Euskal Aldizkaria : Revista Vasca de Economía Social     Open Access  
Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences     Open Access  
Global Journal of Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Global Transitions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Graduate Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Graduate School Journal Chiang Rai Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Grafía     Open Access  
Grassroots     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Guacamaya     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Güvenlik Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Hábitat y Sociedad     Open Access  
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hallazgos     Open Access  
Harmoni Sosial : Jurnal Pendidikan IPS     Open Access  
Hatyai Academic Journal     Open Access  
Hayula : Indonesian Journal of Multidisciplinary Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Herencia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Higher Education of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Homo Ludens     Open Access  
HONAI : International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Horizontes LatinoAmericanos     Open Access  
Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human Behavior, Development and Society     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Humanities and Social Sciences Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal of Graduate School, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hydra : Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
I+D Revista de Investigaciones     Open Access  
IASSIST Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Iberoforum. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Iberoamericana     Open Access  
Iconos. Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Idealogando : Revista de Ciências Sociais da UFPE     Open Access  
IdeAs. Idées d'Amérique     Open Access  
Identities : Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
IDS Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Illness, Crisis & Loss     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Im@go. A Journal of the Social Imaginary     Open Access  
imagonautas : Revista interdisciplinaria sobre imaginarios sociales     Open Access  
Immigrants & Minorities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
In Situ : Au regard des sciences sociales     Open Access  
Inclusión y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research     Open Access  
Infinitum: Revista Multidisciplinar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access  
Informes Científicos - Técnicos UNPA     Open Access  
Infrastructure Complexity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
INSANCITA : Journal of Islamic Studies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Integrated Social Science Journal : Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University     Open Access  
Interações : Cultura e Comunidade     Open Access  
International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Communication of Chinese Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Development Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences (IJASOS)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for Transformative Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts & Science     Open Access  
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Bahamian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Business and Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Business, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Cultural and Social Studies (IntJCSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cultural Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Culture and Modernity     Open Access  
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Divination and Prognostication     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Growth and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Language and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Management and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Qualitative Methods     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Research and Scholarly Communication     Open Access  
International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Social and Allied Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Social And Humanities Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
International Journal of Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  

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  • Secondary School EFL Teachers’ Formative Assessment Practices and
           Their Impact on Learning

    • Authors: Amira Ben Hmida
      Abstract: The positive impact of formative assessment (FA) on learning was taken as a conventional wisdom in education for decades, yet the empirical evidence supporting its prospective benefits on learning especially from students’ perspectives remains distinctively lacunary. To fill this gap, this research project aimed at examining the FA practices employed by Tunisian EFL teachers and their impact on students’ learning by putting students’ perspectives at the center of the debate. Semi-structured interviews (n = 5) were addressed to 5 secondary school teachers to examine the FA practices they implemented in their classrooms. Students (n = 100) were administered an internet-based survey to probe their insights as to the impact of these practices on their learning. To cross-check students’ answers to the internet-based survey, comparisons of their test scores between two summative tests (STs) occurring before and after the implementation of the specific FA practices were conducted. Major results showed that EFL teachers referred to providing their students with oral and written feedback, sharing with them the used assessment criteria, and enhancing peer and self-assessment. While students believed that these FA practices are helpful as they enabled them to determine their strengths and weaknesses and to identify what to do to improve their learning, no significant improvement was found in students’ test scores between the two STs. Moreover, students seem to always favor their teachers’ assessment over that of their peers or themselves. These results challenge the entrenched beliefs about FA as the ultimate tool to enhance students’ learning outcomes and open up more venues for further research that land more powerful empirical support for its prospective benefits on learning.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 21:22:27 -070
       
  • Communicative Guanxi: Making Online Discussion Forums Come Alive

    • Authors: Alice Shanthi Kasawi Krisnan; Purwarno Purwarno, Andang Suhendi
      Abstract: The present study contributed to understanding the interactive language strategies that highlighted interactivity that leads to online Guanxi that facilitates interactivity in online discussion forums. Online discussion forums were selected for this study because this is where forum members come to seek and share information collaboratively. By using the analytical framework of Herring’s Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis (CMDA), the study carried out a qualitative analysis of the naturally occurring data that was gathered from several online discussion forums discussing academic topics; the study investigated the language strategies that emerged from the data that seem to encourage interactivity in the online discussion forum. Interactivity was highlighted because it was observed that this variable was essential to keep the online discussion forum interaction on-going by encouraging the members to post. This study found that interactivity does not simply occur but must be intentionally built or worked upon in online discussion forums. Therefore, to increase interactivity in online discussion forums, forum members actively post to have discussions on-going. The study found that online Guanxi was necessary to increase interactivity in online discussion forums. Online Guanxi was formed when forum members felt the presence of others, and they trusted that the forum members would be able to share information that would be helpful. The whole process of seeking, sharing, and exchanging information was done by respecting one another’s “face”. 
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 21:19:27 -070
       
  • Rural Education and Online Teaching in Wrestling with the Covid-19
           Pandemic

    • Authors: Dan-mallam Yakubu Abigail; Godswill Ejeohiolei Esechie, Siti Zanariah Ahmad Ishak
      Abstract: Education is wise, hopeful, and respectful cultivation of learning and change are undertaken in the belief that we all shall have the chance to share in life. Education is necessary for each and everyone in order to improve knowledge, way of living as well as social and economic status in life. It also plays a fundamental role in our career growth as well as in personal growth. However, despite the fact that education is important for human development, rural education receives less attention from the government in its reform agenda. This may be because the education Ministry is usually located in urban areas. This lack of attention from the government has produced several setbacks to the development of rural education, starting from poor infrastructures, lack of qualified teachers to inadequate laboratories and libraries. Based on these problems, it can be said that rural students may not be able to compete with their counterparts in urban schools. 
      PubDate: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 03:59:52 -070
       
  • Examining the Relationship Between the use of Mobile Phones and Extension
           Methods in Adoption of Groundnut Farming Practices in Northwestern Nigeria
           

    • Authors: Tijjani Abu Rimi; Nur Bahiah Mohamed Haris, Salim Hassan, Jasmin Arif Shah, Siti Rabaah Hamza
      Abstract: Adoption of recommended farm practices has been acknowledged to attain food security on groundnut production in Nigeria. Extension agents and other technology developers are now often using various channels of communication, as a means of reaching farmers with improved farm practices to ensure compliance. The aim of the paper is to examine the relationship between the use of mobile phones, individual and group extension methods, technology transfer mechanism in the adoption of improved groundnut farming practices, employing cross-sectional survey in four North-western states of Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted for interviewing three hundred and thirty-nine farmers. Descriptive and correlation analysis were used to analyze the data. The findings shows that farmers’ had moderate usage levels of mobile phones and individual extension methods, and a high level on group extension methods. Mobile phone, individual and group extension methods had significant relationship with adoption at one percent. While, challenges to the use of mobile phones, individual and group extension methods identified to include; low farmers’ literacy, unstable power supply, poor network, low patronage of extension workers, and also knowledge is restricted to members of the group. It was concluded that the use of mobile phone, individual and group extension methods need to be sustained and improved via government and other stakeholders’ provision of extension agents’, training on utilization of extension methods and mobile phones application for effective technology transfer. Development of farmers’ knowledge on appropriate utilization of mobile phone gadgets will assist them to become receptive and embrace the practices promoted.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • Chasms of ‘Perfect Chaos’: Medico-Legal Codifications of Criminal
           Insanity in Colonial Bengal, 1814-1860

    • Authors: Sayantan Bose
      Abstract: The 19th century in British Bengal was a formative phase for ‘modern’ judicial administration. As integral part of the colonial enterprise, the function of criminal judicature not limited to disciplining an ‘inferior’ race, but also constructing a racial profile of an essentially Indian criminal. This entailed a larger program for the legal codification in the colonies which would put the entire imperial machinery in motion. One of the primary modes of such codification was through a burgeoning medico-legislation. As colonial authorities embarked on a detailed classification crime and criminality in Bengal, they were confronted with the problem of encoding criminal insanity. In a highly racist atmosphere, the Indian insane was sure to be viewed and categorized as everything negative with Indian biology. Touted as naturally prone to violent and often criminal fits of madness, the Indians in general were seen as predisposed to mental degeneration. The problem of distinguishing madness from common criminality in Bengal seemed a problem that had to be overcome by strict adherence to medical objectivity, especially modern psychiatry, but often the involvement of medical professionals in ascertaining criminal or dangerous madness led to a struggle between jurists and medical men in staking the ultimate claim over medico-legal space. This article argues that the medical professional in colonial Bengal, instead of being auxiliary to legal apparatus, shaped and re-shaped narratives of criminal insanity which went into the formulation of medico-legal codification.   
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • Blood Donation—A Promising Field for Social Marketing

    • Authors: Tagarakis A. Ioannis; Tsiapourlianos K. Panagiotis, Chatziefstathiadi E. Eleni, Kokkori Panagiota, Valentina Vaxevani, Papazisis Georgios, Tsolaki Fani, Karakolias Stefanos, Daskalopoulos Marios, Tagarakis I. Georgios
      Abstract: Blood donation is the donation of blood for the purpose of transfusion and consequently the organization that has undertaken the collection, storage and disposal of blood. The idea of blood donation for the purpose of treatment has existed since the age of medicine. It took many successful and unsuccessful attempts to reach the current state of blood transfusion. Blood tests on the blood donor are a necessary condition, because they ensure the safety of the recipient and, at the same time, can inform the blood donor about the possible possibility of being a carrier of a serious disease. Today, thanks to the development of technology, the separation of whole blood (WB) into derivatives is relatively easy. Transfusion therapy using blood products has significant advantages. Blood donation is different from other altruistic acts, because of the way it is done and because the blood is so personal. In addition, its benefits are not only vital for the recipient, but multiple for the blood donor himself. This paper studies the context of the history of blood donation. The aim of the work is to highlight the special history of blood donation and to determine its progress in the present era.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:50:04 -070
       
  • Speech Acts of Concern: Choice of Utterances by Mahathir Mohamad

    • Authors: Uma Rani A. Rethina Velu; Puspalata C. Suppiah, Nalini Arumugam
      Abstract: This study explores the language use of a former prime minister of Malaysia from a discourse perspective on the notion of concern. Tun Dr. Mahathir’s (TDM) speech during the second annual general meeting of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) and his interview with the New Straits Times (NST) are selected data for analysis. In both texts, his language mediates concern towards Malays on socio-economic progress. Analysis of Mahathir’s speech and interview using a lexico-grammatical approach toward Malay reveals how the former prime minister uses language to mediate with various stages of concern in a multi-ethnic country. Findings show the discourse on concern through patterns of his language choice reflects mono-ethnic concern towards the Malay economic and financial status apart from his inclusion and role as a political leader of a newfound Malay party. Interestingly, Mahathir’s continuous struggle for the Malays is acclaimed through his utterances as the ideal leader for Malay progress in the past, present, and future without fear or favour.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 22:20:44 -070
       
  • Exploring Errors and Misconceptions in Differentiation: A Case Study of
           Advanced Level Students in Zimbabwe

    • Authors: Paidamoyo Chikwanha; Young Mudavanhu, Conilius Jaison Chagwiza
      Abstract: Students’ errors help teachers to tease out misconceptions and decide on what intervention strategies to adopt and use to challenge these alternative conceptions. The purpose of the study was to explore A-Level students’ errors and misconceptions when solving problems in differentiation. A largely qualitative case study strategy was adopted. The case was made up of Two A-Level teachers and 25 students. After covering the topic differentiation, a test was administered. Qualitative data was collected using the test scripts and syllabus documents, questionnaire and focus group discussions. Content analysis was used to reveal errors and misconceptions when solving problems in differentiation. The common errors and misconceptions displayed by A-Level students were largely procedural when they failed to use the quotient rule, chain rule and power rule in finding derivatives. Our study found out that errors and misconceptions when using the power rule were adding a one to the power part instead of subtracting, bringing down the power and mistakenly adding a one to the power, failure to integrate functions, failure to separate variables correctly, failure to find the required derivative and using wrong laws to solve problems in differentiation. These errors and misconceptions were, possibly originating from students’ lack of prior knowledge of differentiation, laws of logarithms, proportionality and integration and rate of change. We recommend further research using larger population and samples.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • An Analysis of the Latest Five Emblems of Olympic Games from the
           Perspective of Three Meanings of Visual Grammar

    • Authors: Xiaoyan TAN
      Abstract: In a multimedia society, single-mode gradually becomes insufficient to meet the public multifaceted needs. In this case, multimodality, such as moving images, sound, text, etc., is increasingly prominent and becomes more salient in people’s lives. Accordingly, research related to multimodality discourse analysis attracts more and more scholars’ attention, yet few analyze different emblems of Olympic Games from visual grammar. Under this background, this paper will analyze the latest five emblems of Olympic Games from representational, interactive, and compositional meanings. By so doing, it aims to unfold how each emblem mirrors the three meanings mentioned above, how they are coordinated to present multimodality, what rich information is embedded in each emblem, and what visual designs reveal different cultures in different countries. Through an analysis, this paper summarizes four major findings: representational, interactive, and compositional meanings of visual grammar are reflected in emblems of Olympic Games; the three meanings coordinate to effectively convey multimodal connotations of emblems; in a multimodal discourse like an emblem, different modes, such as images, words, colors, and typography, etc., are interconnected and interacted, making contributions to representing the original information in a comprehensive manner; and finally, visual designs of different emblems of Olympic Games are deeply influenced by different countries’ unique elements, including culture, history, ideology, geography, etc. Taking all these into account, this paper tries to shed light on dissecting Olympic emblems and their designs while enriching multimodal discourse analysis.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • Good Governance as a Mediating Effect of Environmental Usage and Belief
           System in Enhancing the Acceptance of Lebanese Towards Malaysian
           Peacekeepers

    • Authors: N. N. H. Nordin; W. N. W. Husin, M. Z. Salleh
      Abstract: The United Nations (UN) has made a significant contribution to maintaining the security of people around the world. Through the role of peacekeeping operations, many countries that have just ended the conflict, such as Somalia, Nigeria, and Iraq, have been visited in order to help the locals rebuild their infrastructure. Nevertheless, in achieving these goals, some of the peacekeeping missions have faced difficulties due to a lack of exposure in understanding the cultural patterns and problems faced by the host people, and as a result, they are less accepted by the locals. This challenge is also caused by the weakness of the implementation of good governance for a country in managing peacekeeping missions, such as providing information on the culture, religion, and customs of the host people and the political structure and ethnic composition of a population. In this case, it was found that most Malaysian peacekeepers are less faced with difficulties, and they are usually welcomed by locals in every peacekeeping operation, including in Lebanon. Hence, the main objective of this study is to analyses the role of good governance as the mediating effect of the acceptance of the host people. Therefore, this study used two civil-military interaction (CMI) elements: environmental usage and belief systems mediated by good governance, to investigate the Lebanese acceptance of Malaysian peacekeepers. Therefore, a set of questionnaires was conducted in Maarakeh and Tebnine, involving 532 Lebanese. The findings showed that good governance positively influences environmental usage and belief systems, thus the Lebanese’s acceptance of Malaysian peacekeepers.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • A Study of Essay Translation Under the Guidance of Werner Koller’s
           Equivalence Theory: Take Texts in the First Volume of Selected Modern
           Chinese Essays by Zhang Peiji as Examples

    • Authors: Xiaoyan TAN
      Abstract: As an important part of Chinese literature, Chinese essay plays an essential role in spreading Chinese culture. However, compared with other literary translations, studies of essay translations have been far left behind than those of others. Under this background, this thesis, leveraging qualitative analysis and based on Koller’s equivalence theory, will deeply analyze some translated texts from Zhang Peiji’s first set of Selected Modern Chinese Essays, including the following aspects: the translated texts presenting the original content corresponding to denotative and connotative equivalence; re-appearing of the original style to text-normative equivalence; transferring the original forms and aesthetics to formal equivalence and achieving communicative effect to pragmatic equivalence. In so doing, this thesis will further delve into the features of Koller’s equivalence theory, present more perspectives on analyzing essay translations and try to shed some light on the future essay translation.
      Finally, this thesis concludes that Koller’s equivalence theory is very helpful in guiding the analysis of translated essays and bringing enlightenment to essay translation. The analysis finds that in his translations, Mr. Zhang Peiji not only has faithfully conveyed the original texts’ contents, but also has maintained the original style and in some cases even represented the source text’s aesthetics. Besides, he has also taken target readers into consideration as a way to achieve better communicative effect. What should be noticed is that the functions, frequency and usages among different aspects of equivalence are varied. Therefore, translators are supposed to adopt different translation strategies and techniques in accordance with specific situations so as to achieve better equivalence effect and improve translation quality.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • Students’ Perceptions Towards the Drawbacks of Technology in English
           Language Teaching and Learning

    • Authors: Faizah Mohamad; Muhammad Luqman Asnawi, Zaemah Abdul Kadir, Ramiza Darmi
      Abstract: Technology has brought much improvement in English teaching and learning since its inception years ago. Undoubtedly, technology has changed the traditional English teaching and learning method, in-class, and out-of-class, with the teachers making the most of the multipurpose-functions that technology offers, especially, in this new norm era. However, as many as advantages the technology brings in English language classrooms, its drawbacks need to be addressed as well. Thus, this study aims to determine the drawbacks of technology in English language teaching and learning as perceived by university students in Malaysia. This study employed a quantitative research method using a survey design. The instrument used for this study was a set of questionnaires that was randomly distributed to students from different universities via google forms. The questionnaire consisted of 30 items which covered four sections: demographic profiles, cost of technology, language teaching using technology and language learning using technology. 85 students responded to the questionnaire and became the participants of the study. The findings revealed that university students in Malaysia perceived using technology in English language learning as the major drawback. The second drawback was the cost of technology, and finally, English language teaching using technology. The findings also revealed the students’ gender and fields of study had no influence on the drawbacks of technology in all three aspects. It can be concluded that the paradigm shift of using technology in the English language teaching and learning has also had its downside, especially in the students’ learning process.
       
 
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