Tag: Language


Content Analysis of English Itineraries About Iran Translated Into Persian, Existing in the Libraries

A travel log has nice and sad stories inside by narrator to show historical facts. So this study investigates English Itineraries about Iran which are translated into Persian and exist in the libraries to help historians and researchers. On the whole 60 translated itineraries from 64 travelers were found since 16 to 20 centuries in


“Everyone Has a Story to Tell: Learning English Through Narratives”

The present study is about the use of Narratives in the classroom of English especially where English is taught and learned as second language. In India, tradition of narratives is really ancient. Fables used to give moral values amongst children. But their use for learning second language makes it more interesting productive and outcome is


Meaning in Terms: A Monosemic Approach to the Lexical Semantics of English and Japanese Terms Taken from Narrative Contexts

This presentation aims to look at a possible monosemy of English and Japanese terms taken from narratives by Natsume Soseki and Virginia Woolf. Monosemy, the univocal relationship between a term and its meaning, appears to be a rare phenomenon. Contemporary critics have so far focused on the polysemic nature of terms (Lyons 1977; Cruse 1999),


Profiling the Academic Wordlist in Research Project of EFL University Students

The current study is a corpus-based lexical study that purposes to question the use of words in Coxhead’s (2000) Academic Word List (AWL) in research in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics. We compiled and investigated 52 research projects of EFL university students comprising of 1,071,558 words, which called the Research Project Corpus (RP).


High Frequency Key Words in Tourism English in Newspapers: A Corpus-Based Approach

Tourism English is a new approach in the field of English for Specific (ESP) and it has its own linguistics style. The aim of the current study is to analyze the most frequent and important vocabulary in the area of tourism. The data are extracted from a small corpus amounting of 246,601 words, compiled from


Effects of EFL Instruction Utilizing International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) on Intelligibility of Japanese Students

This study focuses on intelligibility of Japanese students pronunciation. Japanese students are handicapped in acquiring EFL, because Japanese differs from English especially in phonetic system and the relation between letters and sound. The shortest unit of Japanese sound is a mora, while that of English is a phoneme. Therefore, Japanese students tend to insert vowels


The Effect of Cluster Simplification in Thai on the English Language Learners

This research is aimed at studying the effect of the change in progress of spoken standard Thai in terms of true consonant cluster simplification on the Thai students learning English language. Thai language permits CC- with /k, kh, t, p, ph/ { ก, ข, ค, ต, ป, ผ, พ } in the first position and


Pali-Sanskrit Word and Expression Used in the Royal Tutelage of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Through an analysis of Pali-Sanskrit (PL-SKT) word and expression employed in the royal tutelage of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej as bestowed to graduates in commencement ceremonies of Thailand during B.E.2493-2537, the objectives of this study were to explore PL-SKT word and its sound and semantic change used in the royal tutelage of HM King Bhumibol


Role of Televisual Literacy in Second Language Teaching

In non-native English speaking countries like Asian countries, where English is learnt as second language, teachers explore innovative practices for SLT. Televisual aids are really helpful as teaching tool. The present paper is writer’s endeavour to know how and why they work. Television, in present days, is used in social system by 95%. Although in


The Effect of Explicit Grammar Instruction on Language Learning

Explicit grammar instruction in the second language (L2) classroom is an increasingly important area that requires more research. Second language acquisition (SLA) researchers investigate the role of explicit grammar instruction and its impact on achievement. However, the findings are inconclusive. The present study, therefore, sets out to investigate the impact of teaching the target language


Embedding of Buddhism Reflected through the Language of Thai People

Language and religion are regarded as the human’s culture. Human succeeds to religion through the language usage. Meanwhile, religion influences to language usage of people in each society. In Thailand, most populations follow Buddhism. Thereby, Buddhism is held as the important base of Thai culture. Mostly, thoughts of Thai people as well as the language


Schematic Figures As Foregrounding Elements in John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

A writer’s style of persuasion is worth analysing, especially when this style can serve as a powerful tool to convey the writer’s persuasive goal in a speech as well as to highlight the aesthetics of the language used. In this case, a writer can use certain linguistic features to function as foregrounding elements in the