International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 257

Table of Content: May 2013; 4(3); 4(3)

May 2013

Linguistic and cultural issues in translating Bruneian folk tales into Arabic

  A great number of Arabic folklore, including A Thousand and One Night and Kalila and Dimna have been translated into Malay. Nevertheless, none of the Malay folk tales has been rendered into Arabic. In 2004, however, thirteen Bruneian folk tales, including AnakIkan Raja Ikan, Buaya Buteh, Titisan Ayer Mata Buyong, Sulong Dan Bungsu, Wang Pandir Malu Makan Sekoi,...

Author(s): Arif Karkhi Abukhudairi

May 2013

Beckett’s Molloy: Postmodern schizophilia

  This study is an attempt to mark out the possible postmodern schizoid tendencies in Beckett’s Molloy, schizophrenia as a postmodern concept; the study aims to find the way in which postmodern theorists construe the clinical form rather than clinical designations of schizophrenia. Beckett’s groundbreaking novel with its eccentric characters, Molloy and Moran, entails a twofold ...

Author(s): Mahmoud Daram and Razieh Rahmani

May 2013

Violet without purple: The colour of spousal violence in Neshani Andreas’ The Purple Violet of Oshaantu

  Women are often the victims of spousal abuse which male writers, in their reductionist preoccupation with socio-political issues of the moment, often down play. This is the issue fore-grounded in this paper from the standpoint of a female novelist as seen in Neshani Andreas’ The Purple Violet of Oshaantu. It argues that wife battering continues courtesy of the silence of the fairer sex...

Author(s): Ogbeide O. Victor

May 2013

Planning out pre-writing activities

  This article tackles a very important stage of the process of writing, namely pre-writing. This stage helps students find ideas and arrange them properly. A framework is suggested that divides the pre-writing stage into two sections: invention and arrangement. The former deals with coming up with ideas whether they are relevant to the topic of writing or not. The latter has to do with organizing the ideas in...

Author(s): Mogahed M. Mogahed

May 2013

Teaching expressions of cause, effect, purpose and function in English to students of science and technology

  Definitions of scientific terms, descriptions of scientific and technological processes and procedures, and the like have a pride of place in most of the scientific writings. As a result, the students who pursue their undergraduate or masters program in science and technology in various universities across the world  require using several expressions in their writing tasks intended to define, describe...

Author(s): Meenakshi Raman

May 2013

Effectiveness of a glossary of security expressions in error predictability and translation performance of movie translators

  Hundreds of thousands of strategic movies and TV series are being produced every year and almost all of them get translated into so many different languages. The present paper is an attempt to examine the role of a particular type of glossary on the translation performance of movie translators. In this study, efforts have been made to develop the first cinematic glossary of security terms for movie...

Author(s): Reza Jelveh, Ahmad Moinzadeh and Dariush Nejadansari

May 2013

Exploring sources of phonological unintelligibility in spontaneous speech

  The aim of this case study is to extend the work of Jenkins (2000, 2002) in identifying aspects of speech which decrease intelligibility in spoken interactions between non-native English speakers. Two native Hindi speakers and one native Spanish speaker (the first author) were recorded engaging in a two- hour spontaneous conversation in English. Speech transcripts from only four separate episodes of...

Author(s): Pedro Luis Luchini and Sara Kennedy