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

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Insertion strategies used with lone English verbs in otherwise Igbo utterances

Using examples of tape recorded conversational data from fifty educated adult Igbo-English bilinguals resident in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, this paper demonstrates that lone English verbs are typically inserted into otherwise Igbo utterances by means of Igbo verbal inflectional morphology. Other verbs are adjoined to a helping verb from Igbo, specifically involving an adapted form. Yet a few English verbs are inserted into a...

Author(s):Kelechukwu Ihemere

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Revolutionary advocacy in Abiigbo oral poetry of Mbaise Igbo

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

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

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

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Reading Signs in Culture:Local Wisdom of Javanese Tradition

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

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

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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SYNTACTIC PROPERTIES OF DHOLUO VERBAL EXTENSIONS

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...

Author(s):OGONE JOHN OBIERO

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Review of the book: The waiting poetry anthology

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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PRELIMINARIES TO KIONG ORTHOGRAPHY

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

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Projection in Indonesian newspaper story texts

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

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

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...

Author(s):YINGYING XIE

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THE HORA AND ITS UTILIZATION IN FOLKLORE CONTEXT AMONG THE MACCAA OROMO, ETHIOPIA

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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