Category: Humanities – Language/Linguistics


Language Consumption Under “The Belt and Road Initiatives”: A Case Study of Guangdong

In China, because of the government’s “One Belt, One Road” policy, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay is currently facing linguistic and cultural exchanges. The requirement of language consumption is booming due to the international investments and all aspects of communications in this areas. Therefore, researches are needed to investigate and classify the increasing demand of language


Handsome Is As Handsome Speaks

The presented work is a multi-year project of defining essential lingual characteristics for building up a Gestalt of a positive political figure. The paper presents research into psychological and linguistic correlations between the social image of a political leader and his/her speech. Our goal is to shed light upon the interdependence of the person’s oratory


The Persuasive Power of Person Deixis in Political Discourse: The Pronoun ‘We’ in Obama’s Speeches as an Example

Politicians resort to ‘soft power’ to influence others and to convince them to support their attitudes about given issues through the use of language as a persuasive power. Among the linguistic tools adopted to achieve specific goals is the pronominal system. That is why the present research tries to investigate the use of person deixis


Cultural Peculiarities and Equivalents : A Perspective of French and Igbo Proverbs

Every culture has its mode of expression. This is true for its various aspects including social, material, political or religious aspects of culture. As culture varies with time and space, so its mode of expression varies too. One way culture is expressed is through the use of proverbs. The peculiarities of culture are seen in


The Power of Rhetoric Figures as Foregrounding Elements in J. Steinbeck’s the Pearl

A writer’s style of narrating is worth analyzing, especially when this style of writing can serve as a powerful tool to convey the writer’s intention in writing the story as well as to attract the readers’ attention to keep on reading and to appreciate the story more. In this case, a writer can use certain


A Survey of Vocabulary Learning Strategies of English for Business Communications (EBC) Students at NUIC

This survey tries to investigate the receptive vocabulary size levels and the vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) of ninety-three Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communications students of Naresuan University International College (NUIC), Thailand. This study identifies the most and the least frequently used VLS of the participants as well as the differences of the


Arabizi: Is Code-Switching a Threat to the Arabic Language

Classic Arabic is widely spoken all over the world and is the official language in 23 Arab countries. Moreover, Arabic is the language of Quran, which is practiced in Turkey, Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia. The word Arabizi is a mixture of Arabic and English, in which Arabic words are written using English letters. Many


Use of Technology in English Language Teaching: Is it Helping Students and Teachers?

Electronic devices can be bought cheaply, and nowadays everybody is using all sorts of these devices. Many new apps, devices and softwares have come in the markets which are serving really educational purpose. The present study focuses on the use of technology in ELT. It tells about the use and misuse of technology and gives


Okinawa: “The Land of Courtesy” in a Conflict of Linguistic Interests

UNESCO has listed Ryukuan, the language of the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom, now Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, as severely endangered. That means there are few people who speak it as a home language, apart from the very old and those brought up on Okinawa’s smaller islands. This is the result, not of a popular rejection of the