1. The Presence and Influence of English in the Portuguese Financial Media

Rita Amorim; Raquel Baltazar; Isabel Soares

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 49-59

Abstract
  As the lingua franca of the 21st century, English has become the main language for intercultural communication for those wanting to embrace globalization. In Portugal, it is the second language of most public and private domains influencing its culture and discourses. Language contact situations transform ...  Read More

2. Politeness Principle and Ilorin Greetings in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kaseem Olaniyi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 58-67

Abstract
  This essay examines greetings as one of the elements of politeness in a Nigerian community and how it influences the cultural characteristics of the people. To analyze, this essay makes use of speech act theory and politeness principle and also considers the pragmatic context in analyzing different types ...  Read More

4. Reverse Addressing in Modern Persian

Mahboobeh Tavakol; Hamid Allami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 37-52

Abstract
  Reverse addressing is an interesting realization of kinship terms in interactive, face to face communication. This descriptive study was proposed to examine the use of family address pronouns in Iran as a function of the classical sociological parameters of age, sex, and social distance. It investigated ...  Read More