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: September 2011; 2(7)

September 2011

A study of form and content

  This paper mainly takes four schools of criticism into account to make clearer the concept of ‘form’ and ‘content’. No doubt, it had been debated too much from Plato onwards. Formalists (New Critics included) put premium on diction. In fact they exclusively hold that ‘form’ dictates ‘content’ as such ‘content’ is at the mercy of ‘form’....

Author(s): Raj Kumar Mishra

  • Article Number: 667B5251335

September 2011

Learners' communicative competence in English as a foreign language (EFL)

  Moving from the 'focus on form' teaching approach such as grammar translation and audiolingualism, recently more language teachers have noticed the failure of form focusing approach in developing learners' communicative ability in real-life situations and shifted to adopt the communicative language teaching (CLT). The CLT approach highlights learners' communicative competence (Hymes, 1972)...

Author(s): Vahid Norouzi Larsari

  • Article Number: 7C380B61342

September 2011

Anita Desai’s ‘in custody’: Unlocking the web of time and space

This paper attempts to semiotically interpret the use of time and place as narrative device in Anita Desai’s ‘In Custody’. Space and time have aroused the curiosity of people for many centuries. It has been central to philosophy from its inception. In literature, there is no other device which captures imagination of the narrative in both temporal and spatial implications. Time and space are regarded...

Author(s): Bhasha Shukla Sharma

  • Article Number: F568B691355