Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010

JLC Articles in press

Expressions of caused-motion in Vietnamese A perspective from Cognitive Linguistics

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This paper examines how Vietnamese speakers express caused motion by applying cause verbs. The theory of cognitive linguistics is adopted to shed light on the properties of semantics and syntax of Vietnamese expressions of caused motion. The data consists of expressions of caused motion, verbs and spatial prepositions taken from twelve Vietnamese stories. The results of this study present numerous lexicalization patterns...

Author(s):Ly Ngoc Toan

Language and Culture: Pragmatic Instruments for National Cohesion in Nigeria

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This paper aims at establishing the indivisibility of language and culture in ensuring unity in a country like Nigeria. It attempts to show how Language and culture, like Siamese twins could work and function together to make reasonable progress in a multicultural, multiethnic and multi-religious society. A people that coexist can only make progress when they decide to adopt result-oriented instruments such as a common...

Author(s):Ikiemoye Iniamagha

Towards the Intellectualization of Fulfulde as a Lingua Franca in the Far North Region: Challenges and Prospects

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Fulfulde is undoubtedly one of the most developed and expansively used indigenous languages in the Northern Regions of Cameroon. The status and use of Fulfulde has grown widely with the political, religious, social and economic growth of people who use it for various purposes. Currently, it is one of the most dominant languages in Cameroon with several forms of prestige attached to it. Since it is usually a very daunting...

Author(s):Tasa James N.

Stylistic strategies in selected Calixthe Beyala’s Novels

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Calixth Beyala is a francophone novelists whose works have attracted readership globally. Previous studies on Calixthe Beyala have paid little or no attention to the extensive studies of her novels. The data are purposively selected from four Beyalian novels namely: C’est le soleil qui m’a brûlée (the sun hath looked upon me), Tu t’apelleras Tanga (Your name shall be Tanga), Comment cuisiner son mari ā...

Author(s):Jummai Lucy Jibrin

Chinese Language Learning Anxiety: The Case of International Students in Northeast Normal University

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This research was carried out to investigate Chinese language learning anxiety of international students in Northeast Normal University, China. Specifically, the study looked into the differences in Chinese language learning anxiety between African and Asian (none-Chinese origin) international students according on their continent, gender and study program (MA and PhD). The study also investigated the relationship between...

Author(s):Esayas T. Taddese, Déborah Gessel, Xue Han

The Discursive practices of political news interviews in ethnic polarization in Kenya.

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This paper looks at the discursive practices employed in the political interview in Kenya that lead to ethnic polarization. Kenya is a multi-party state where new alliances are formed towards every election period. These alliances have always been based upon tribal leanings where perceived kingpins rally people from their tribes to support a particular candidate. Six political interviews from six television stations were...

Author(s):Lillian Kemunto Omoke

A Study of Metaphor Translation from the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics ——On the Lines of Why Women Kill

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Metaphor can be found everywhere in our life. It is not only a linguistic phenomenon, but also an important means of thinking,which involves in human cognitive process. Metaphor not only reflects reality, but also constructs reality. Not only can it make our thoughts reflected in a vivid and interesting way, but also influence and construct our thoughts. It urges people to take action to explore other cultures. This...

Author(s):Xiaoyan Li

Organizational Culture and Employee Socialization Practice(s) in Korea: What Foreigners Should Know

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This paper aims to analyze what foreigners should know about Korean organizational culture. It identifies six cultural factors which are dominant within Korean society in general, and in Korean working or educational organizations in particular. These six factors are “Ppalli Ppalli” Culture, Collectivism (Jibdanjueu), Being part of the Group (Uri), Hierarchy, Euphemistic Communication, and Environment reading and...

Author(s):Dereje Teshome Birru


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Different criteria are used by scholars to identify the nouns of Yorùbá, a language spoken in south-western Nigeria. However, complexities and difficulties resulting from these criteria differences have posed serious problems to corpus knowledge extraction useful for ontological annotations. Reconciling the differences with a simple model which dwells on semantic load of the lexicon is a gap in Yorùbá language...

Author(s):Aina Akindele A

Portrayal of Balochistan’s Terrorism in National and Regional Press: A Critical Discourse Analysis of English and Urdu Newspapers

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This research evaluates the reporting of major bomb blasts in Balochistan. It analyses that how national and regional print media of Pakistan is handling and reporting certain terrorist events. One English and Urdu newspapers from national and one each from regional newspapers have been selected (English Dawn and Urdu Jang are national and English The Baluchistan Times and Urdu The Zammana are regional newspapers). Word...

Author(s):Sajjad Ahmed Paracha, Kalwar Munwar Ali

Lexical and phonological variation among Affan Oromo language speakers of Kemisie society

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The study examines the lexical and phonological variations of Kemissie Oromo with respect to the locations of the society. To do this, the researcher applied a descriptive research design and conducted a study in Oromia Zone Amhara region. To make it manageable, the researcher used Kemissie teachers training college as a sample area and selected 120 representative students from different Woredas of Kemissie Zone, and...

Author(s):Asemach Anagaw Alemu


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The article basically examines the nominal morphology of the Awngi language. The nominal morphology of Awngi is not yet studied. Hence, this area is selected to form basic document for the curriculum designers as instructional media by native speakers. This will be also helpful document for future researchers on the aforementioned language. The findings show that the affixes used in masculine and feminine both animate and...


Global catastrophes leading psychological trauma in Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows

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Pakistani English Literature is closely linked with the experience of immigration that deals mainly with the geographical displacement stemming out with the displacement of culture, history and ideas. It causes deep psychological crises as internal and moral conflict. The painful experiences of each individual are depicted brilliantly in the works of Kamila Shamsie, Nadim Aslamand and Mohsin Hamid. The confusion between...

Author(s):C. Lakshmi

Assimilation and Extinction of Beninoise Indigenous Languages: A Colossal loss to African Identity and development

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It is an understatement to say that the French colonialism weakened and slow the development in French colonies but rather destroyed and uprooted the indigenous languages of West Africa through the policy of assimilation. The reverberation of the assimilation policy is a loss of sense of belonging among the indigenous people as well as destroying the only means of African cultural, economic and technological development....

Author(s):EGBEWUMI Musibau Ajibola

He who does not have the vocabulary does not have the people: A Political discourse analysis in view of Term Creation in Zimbabwe

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This paper explores how term creation has been employed by various political parties in Zimbabwe to spread their ideologies and to garner support for their policies and manifestos. It is the conviction of the researchers that through studying the created political terms one is able to weave a rich analysis of the political landscape and learn a lot about political developments within any given country. This paper seeks to...

Author(s):Lettiah Gumbo and Davie E. Mutasa

Revolutionary advocacy in Abiigbo oral poetry of Mbaise Igbo

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Literature is said to be the index for measuring social commitment both for the artist and the society it seeks to sanitise, and by this, Abiigbo, as a traditional oral performance for social commentaries becomes relevant. This study investigated Abiigbo in relation to revolutionary advocacy, as it affects the leadership and followership styles in our contemporary Nigerian society. An attempt was made to analyse the...

Author(s):Ikeokwu, Enyinnaya Samuel

The fence landscape design in Southern Taiwan’s fishing port areas

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Taiwan is located in geographical environment surrounded by sea, which makes fishery an important part of Taiwan’s economic development. However, marine culture has been overlooked for a long time, due to the impact of globalization. It is important to redefine regional environment and re-planning urban visual space based on the relevant mechanism problems for new ecology and industrial policy. These are important...

Author(s):Ning-Chen Hsu

Reading Signs in Culture:Local Wisdom of Javanese Tradition

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Javanese as one of the tribes in Indonesia has various types of symbols. Symbols that exist in the Javanese culture reflect a variety and type according to geographical location. In this case the author discusses the existing various symbols in the Javanese community as a repertoire of local wisdom of the communities. This article argues that conceptually, symbols represent the mindset of Javanese society. This study uses...

Author(s):Edy Tri Sulistyo

The Practicality of Alternative Assessment: From Ethiopian Higher Education Amharic Language Instructors’ Viewpoints

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The aim of this study was to examine the practicality of Alternative Assessment in Ethiopian higher education Amharic Language context. The study also endeavor to seek the barriers that hinder the implementation of Alternative Assessment. In order to achieve the goals of the present study, the researcher used Assessment preference questionnaire and in-depth interview instruments. The data collected from 35 Amharic Language...

Author(s):Hailay Tesfay


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According to existing literature on verbal morphology of agglutinating languages, there are morphological behaviors characterized by creation of new verb stems from existing roots by affixation of derivative morphemes to the roots. The affixes are referred to as verbal extensions. Verbal extensions have syntactic characteristics realized in verbal matrices of verbs they get attached to. This paper discusses the syntactic...


Review of the book: The waiting poetry anthology

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During the years 2012 to 2017, many volumes of poetry and anthologies were published; however, the study briefly introduce here just two of those volumes: Rosie Garland's Everybody Must Go and Helen Dunmore's Inside the Wave, and one book of criticism, Cancer and Poetry, by Iain Twiddy which discusses some of the significant theoretical problems related to cancer and its expression in the poetry genre. Twiddy's book...

Author(s):Faisal, A. Hayder Al-Doori


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Kiong is a Delta-Cross language spoken in Odukpani and Akamkpa LGAs in Cross River State by the Okoyong people. Variants of the language names are Kurop, Korop ,Korup, Akayom, Okonyong and Dorup. The Okoyong claim a Bantu origin, from the South Central Africa. Migration is said to have brought them to Cameroon, where they lived for decades before their final settlement in Nigeria. A remnant of Kiong-speaking people still...

Author(s): Margaret Mary P. Okon

Projection in Indonesian newspaper story texts

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Projection is the representation of a linguistic expereience in another linguistic experience. This study addresses projection of news sources in Indonesian newspaper story text (INST) based on systemic functional linguistic (SFL) theory. The objectives are to describe the kinds or categories of projection, to derive the dominant kind of projection and to investigate reasons for the use of projections in INSTs. The sources...

Author(s):Amrin Saragih

The integration of cultural elements and development of intercultural competence in English language teaching

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The study investigated Mainland Chinese English teachers' perceptions of culture and intercultural competence, culture teaching and the development of intercultural competence in their English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes. Drawing on a mixed-method multiple case study research design, this study focused on six Chinese EFL teachers in a key senior high school in Mainland China. The findings of the study revealed that...



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This research dealt with hora (salty mineral water) and its ritualistic aspect among the Maccaa Oromo. It aims at exploring the hora (salty mineral water) and its ritualistic contents in social and natural environments of the Maccaa Oromo. The study areas were purposively selected based on its historical background and valuable information related with hora obaasuu and its ritual and there are some hora sites in West Shoa...

Author(s):Milkessa Edae milkii

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