I am not Prejudiced, or am I? Semantic Strategies Used by Ghanaian University Students in the Discourse of Ethnic Prejudice

Alfred Lawrence Owusu-Ansah

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 73-87

Abstract
  Semantic strategies are a kind of discourse strategy that include the sum of language and cognitive moves which are used to reach an adequate goal of communication normally resulting in text comprehension by the reader or listener. Here, the language user takes a number of steps in order to perform a ...  Read More

The Discursive Construction of Ethnic Identities: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Students

Marianna Kyriakou

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 73-85

Abstract
  This study examines how Greek-Cypriot students aged 12 to 18, an understudied group of students, construct their ethnic identity in a complex setting such as Cyprus and what motivates the students in the selection of ethnic identity labels. The choice to focus on students aged 12-18 was made on the hypothesis ...  Read More

Social Media Writing and Social Class: A Correlational Analysis of Adolescent CMC and Social Background

Lisa Hilte; Reinhild Vandekerckhove; Walter Daelemans

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 73-89

Abstract
  In a large social media corpus (2.9 million tokens), we analyze Flemish adolescents’ non-standard writing practices and look for correlations with the teenagers’ social class. Three different aspects of adolescents’ social background are included: educational track, parental profession, ...  Read More

The Comparative Analysis of the English and German Term-‎Formation in the Legislative Documents (Based on the Schengen ‎Border Code)‎

Ihor Bloschchynskyi; Lyubomyr Borakovskyy; Ganna Prihodko; Tetiana Novikova; Nadiia Moroz; Natalia Kalyniuk

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 73-81

Abstract
  In the era of globalization and the rapid development of all the spheres of human life, the analysis of the term-formation methods becomes particularly topical. The functioning of frontier and customs terminology in combination with the terminology of legal acts (in particular in legal documents, agreements, ...  Read More

The Effect of COVID-19 on White-Collar Workers: The DPSIR Model and Its Semantic Aspect in Indonesia

Siti Nurbayani; Moh. Dede

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 73-88

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550921.2592

Abstract
  Initially, white-collar workers would do implement their activities by working from the office (WFO) but later changed to working from home (WFH) during COVID-19. This study aims to analyze the effect of the pandemic on white-collar workers based on the driver-pressure-state-impact-response (DPSIR) model ...  Read More

Language and the Socio-Cultural Worlds of Those Who Use it: A Case of Vague Expressions

Vahid Parvaresh; Azizullah Dabghi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 74-88

Abstract
   The present study is an attempt to investigate the use of vague expressions by intermediate EFL learners. More specifically, the current study focuses on the structures and functions of one of the most common categories of vague language, i.e. general extenders. The data include a 22-hour corpus ...  Read More

Assertiveness, Compliance, and Politeness: Pragmatic and Sociocultural Aspects of ‘Brazilian English’ and 'American English'

Milene Mendes de Oliveira

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 76-90

Abstract
  This paper showed the results of a qualitative investigation that looked into intracultural communication between Brazilian teachers and students of English, and intercultural communication between American teachers and Brazilian students of English. The aims were to identify and describe contextualization ...  Read More

Mixing English in Persian Print Advertising Discourse

Zohreh Shooshtari; Monireh Allahbakhsh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 82-103

Abstract
  This article intended to illustrate a profile of the impact of English in magazine print advertising in Iran, examining the quantitative results obtained from discourse analysis. Three issues of Khanevadeh Sabz and two issues of Zendegi Ideal, female-oriented and best-seller magazines published in 2011, ...  Read More

Representation of Ordinary People in Political Discourse: An ‎Aggregate Critical Discourse Analysis

Hamid Allami; Najmeh Barzegar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 2020, , Pages 90-104

Abstract
  This study investigates the representation of ordinary people in the inaugural speeches of two Iranian presidents and their underlying ideologies through the lens of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). An aggregate model integrating Fairclough’s three-dimensional (1989), Van Dijk’s socio-cognitive ...  Read More

Woman vs. Baba in Russian Culture and Internet Language

Aliya Nailevna Miftakhova; Tatiana Gennadievna Bochina; Amir Zufarovich Malikov

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 54-62

Abstract
  The study of the functioning of the language as a means of electronic communication is one of the most relevant areas of linguistics. In this article, based on messages from women's and men's forums of the Russian-speaking Internet, gender representation of the words woman and baba is considered, and ...  Read More

The Features of the Translation of Monorhemes and Diremes from ‎English into Russian

Nikolay Ivanov; Elena Komissarova; Anatoly Kryukov; Sergey Lysenko

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 64-73

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to identify the features of the transmission of the semantic structure of speech in English and Russian when translating using the example of monorgem and direme, and also to ensure consistency between them. The following methods were used during the research: analysis and ...  Read More

English Culture and Russian EFL Learners’ Speaking: ‎Effectiveness of Using English Cultural-Oriented Materials on ‎Fluency and Accuracy

Aygul Zufarovna Ibatova; Eka Demurievna Korkiya; Lyudmila N. Shcherbatykh; Mahaсh Vagabov; Elena Viktorovna Salimullina

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 72-81

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.541737.2436

Abstract
  This research investigated the effects of teaching English cultural-oriented materials on enhancing the speaking fluency and accuracy of Russian EFL learners. To do so, 75 Russian intermediate EFL learners were chosen from 99 students at an English language institute, Moscow, Surgut Branch of IUT, Russia. ...  Read More

Citizenship Classes for Bhutanese-Nepali Elders: From Cognitive Deficits to Cultural-Historical Understandings

Brian Seilstad

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2017, , Pages 73-90

Abstract
  This article focuses on home-based citizenship classes for Bhutanese-Nepali elders in Central Ohio in the United States. As part of a larger longitudinal study centered in the ethnographic, language socialization, and discourse analytic traditions, the article focuses on data, particularly regular audiovideo ...  Read More

Police Interpreting: A View from the Australian Context

Muhammad Y Gamal

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 2014, , Pages 77-88

Abstract
  In the global village of today, more people have been moving and migrating than ever before creating a need for better communication. Thus community interpreting rose as a specialization serving the needs of members of the community who are unable to communicate with the system. Within this broad field ...  Read More

Language Policy in Nigeria: Prospect for National Unity

Dare Williams Omotoyinbo

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures and Languages) , March 2016, , Pages 80-88

Abstract
  Various studies on the National Policy on Education (NPE) have concentrated on the cognitive value of pedagogy and learning of the language aspect but few have viewed its importance on the togetherness of the nation - Nigeria. This paper deals with how the language policy can influence and ensure the ...  Read More

EFL Teachers’ Identity Construction through a Reflection Consciousness-Raising Interactive Workshop

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Shadi Donyaie

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 2019, , Pages 80-93

Abstract
  As part of a large-scale project, the current qualitative study investigated the possible contribution of a consciousness-raising interactive workshop (as a form of professional development activity) to 30) 22 female and 8 male) Iranian EFL teachers’ professional identity construction. Thirty Iranian ...  Read More

The Representation of Social Actors in the Graduate Employability Issue: Online News and the Government Document

Siti Noor Fazelah Mohd Noor

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2017, , Pages 82-93

Abstract
  This paper presents the first part of a larger study on the issue of graduate employability in Malaysia as construed in public discourse in English, a language of power in Malaysia. The term employability itself has many definitions depending on the requirements of government and industry, and in the ...  Read More

Teachers’ Perceptions of Islamic Self-Identity Formation through ‎Language Learning among Students in Selected Religious ‎Secondary Schools ‎

Mohd Nazri Latiff Azmi; Isyaku Hassan; Engku Muhammad Tajuddin bin Engku Ali; Ahmad Taufik Hidayah; Mohd Hazli bin ‎ Yah@Alias; Muzammir bin ‎ Anas; Nur Izzati Suhaimi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 82-91

Abstract
  The relationship between Islamic values and foreign languages in the school environment offers a relatively good example of the challenging aspects of Islamic identity formation amongst the students. Via focused group interviews, this study aimed to explore the teachers’ perceptions with regard ...  Read More

Language Text Comprehension: Differences Between Different Generations of a Society

Mariia I. Andreeva; Ekaterina V. Martynova; Ol'ga D. Vishnyakova; Marina I. Solnyshkina

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 82-90

Abstract
  The generation gap is the disagreement between one generation and another over beliefs, policies, or values. The difference between the generations is a social reality and must be examined from different angles. In this study, we examined young readers’ comprehension along with the purpose of contributing ...  Read More

The Gender of the Addressee as a Factor in the Selection of Apology Strategies: The Case of Saudi and British

Israa Qari

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 83-95

Abstract
  This paper was set out to investigate the main cultural differences between Saudi and British participants making apologies with a focus on the role of the gender of the addressee in the selection of apology strategies in gender-segregated vs. coed societies. Written questionnaires were used to collect ...  Read More

Developing an Online Kazakh-English-Russian Thesaurus of ‎Industry-Specific Terminology

Ainur T. Bayekeyeva; Saule Zh. Tazhibayeva; Aigul A. Shaheen; Zhainagul S. Beisenova; Gulnar Beysenkyzy Mamayeva

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 83-98

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.543082.2465

Abstract
  Industry-specific translation is one of the rapidly developing and highly demanded sectors in Kazakhstan. This paper discusses the theoretical and methodological issues of compiling a controlled multilingual vocabulary or thesaurus for the purposes of industry-specific translation. The proposed multilingual ...  Read More

Politeness Orientation in Social Hierarchies in Urdu

Shazia Kousar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 85-96

Abstract
  The present research is aimed at investigating how the politeness of the speakers of Urdu is influenced by their relative social status in society. The researcher took politeness theory of Brown and Levinson (1978, 1987) as a model. To observe politeness of Urdu speakers, speech act of apology with different ...  Read More

Legitimation in Discourse and Communication Revisited: A Critical View towards Legitimizing Identities in Communication

Reza Abdi; Ali Basarati

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 86-100

Abstract
  The various and multifaceted wars in the Middle East have brought about weird complications in the already challenging multifarious international relations and interactions. The media coverage of terroristic threats in the Middle East and the European countries as well as United States has often targeted ...  Read More

The Culture and Language of Whistle of Turkish People (Giresun)

Аlina S. Gaynutdinova; Aliya Mutallimova

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 86-93

Abstract
  In connection with the living environment, people have used all kinds of communication. One of the ancient modes of communication is whistling. Many people encoded their messages using this method. However, there are peoples and tribes that have developed this language to the level of communication. ...  Read More

Disagreement and Degrees of Assertiveness in Service Encounters: Purchase vs Problem-Solving Interactions

María de la O Hernández López

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 2016, , Pages 87-104

Abstract
  This paper examined disagreement in two sets of data in the context of service encounters: problem-solving interactions (doctor-patient communication) and purchase-oriented encounters (pharmacies) from a cross-cultural perspective (Spanish-British English). We proposed assertiveness, a term that refers ...  Read More