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Enhancing General and Language Aptitude Tests by Incorporating Cultural and Emo-Sensory Constructs

Reza Pishghadam; Taqi Al Abdwani; Haniyeh Jajarmi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 1-12

  Aptitude testing is a valuable tool for assessing individuals’ potential and predicting their performance in various settings. However, current tests may not fully capture individuals’ range of abilities and tend to focus on specific cognitive constructs, ignoring non-cognitive ones. To address ...  Read More

Tracing the History of the Detective Genre in a Literature: A Qualitative Study Based on Interviews with Literary Critics

Ainagul Zhunussova; Shynar Kenesbayeva; Gulnaz Tulekova; Nariman Nurpeissov; Rakhymzhan Turysbek

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 13-22

  The article is devoted to the study of the history of the Kazakh detective genre. Indeed, there are a lot of controversial statements when it comes to the genre. In Kazakh literature, in-depth and detailed studies of the detective genre have not yet been carried out, so the problems associated with this ...  Read More

Decreased Plagiarism Behavior in Academic Writing by Using Reflective Writing

Edhy Rustan; Hisban Thaha

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 23-40

  This study examines the effectiveness of reflective writing pedagogy and elucidates students’ plagiarism behavior, causality, and compositional resources. Drawing on a mixed-methods sequential exploratory design, it addresses the problem of student plagiarism using second-semester graduate students ...  Read More

Conceptualizing Linguistic Politeness in Light of Age

Masruddin Masruddin; Faisal Amir; Abbas Langaji; Rusdiansyah Rusdiansyah

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 41-55

  The role of age in determining speakers’ politeness strategy is a crucial aspect of language use, and this paper examines the politeness phenomena in the Luwu Tae’ language.This study used a descriptive quantitative approach and a newly developed social relation symmetry model to collect ...  Read More

Pragmalinguistic Competence of Directness Request Level: A Case of Saudi EFL Learners

Shadi Majed AlShraah; Haliza Harun; Aa-ieshah Abrahams Kariem

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 56-71

  The previous three decades have seen a growing body of research into interlanguage pragmatics (ILP), language proficiency, and their effects on pragmatic competence. One of the most important independent aspects in the field of ILP development is language ability. This study which involved 98 Saudi learners, ...  Read More

Discovering the Value of Education in a Fantastical World: An Exploration of Magical Realism in a Contemporary Novel

Onok Yayang Pamungkas; Hastangka Hastangka; Suprapto Suprapto; Iyoh Mastiyah; Dwi Purwoko; Fatimah Zuhra; Nunu Ahmad An-Nahidl

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 72-86

  So far, the study of magical realism in literature has been limited to the relationship of literature to the chronology of text creation. There have been no studies linking the imagination of magical realism and the reader effect, especially the content of educational values. Therefore, the purpose of ...  Read More

Linguistic Representation of Value Dominants in Virtual Space: The Example of Kazakh and English Materials

Samal Zhanatkyzy Yergaliyeva; Meruyert Assetovna Uaikhanova; Nurlan Ramazanovich Omarov; Kuanysh Sovetuly Yergaliyev; Eldana Bakhytovna Assanbayeva; Rimma Meyramovna Ualiyeva

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 87-96

  The article focuses on the axiological dominants of Kazakh and English-speaking cultures in the virtual world. The authors analyze the valuable national picture of the world in ordinary virtual discourse by considering the parameters of tradition and innovation in text formation. They collected and analyzed ...  Read More

A Post-Pandemic Systematic Review of E-Learning: A Cross-Cultural Study

Peyman Nouraey; Mohammad Bavali; Fatemeh Behjat

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 97-114

  E-learning has recently gained a tremendous amount of attention worldwide; however, this phenomenon has not been studied much from the viewpoints of its immediate beneficiaries (i.e., students and teachers). This systematic review aimed at creating a conceptual framework consisting of the most significant ...  Read More

The Indonesian Prefix /Me-/: A Study in Productivity, Allomorphy, and Usage

Kundharu Saddhono; Ermanto Ermanto; Gatut Susanto; Wati Istanti; Indriyo Sukmono

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 115-129

  Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) is an Indonesian language learning aimed at foreigners. The most challenging part for foreign speakers in BIPA learning is understanding the morphological processes. This study aimed to describe the prefix /me-/ used by foreign speakers in terms of productivity, ...  Read More

Delving into the Concepts of “Authority” and “Politics”: An ‎Associative Word Analysis in Kazakh, Russian, and English

Kulzat Kanievna Sadirova; Sholpan Abdirova; Nurgul Kultanbayeva; Gulmira Yermekbayeva; Nurbol Saduakas; Raushan Balgalievna Zhazykova

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 130-145

  The purpose of the article was to study and identify linguistic and cultural features of the concepts of “authority” and “politics” in the materials of Kazakh, Russian, and English. Based on the definitions of the term “concept” in linguistic studies, the semantic ...  Read More

Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Color Semantics: A Semiotic Analysis of Color Symbolism in English and Arabic

Abeer Shujaa Alharbi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 146-158

  In the real world, each word within a language carries a simple referential meaning. Yet, there exist intricate semantic relationships, all of which may vary depending on the various linguistic contexts. In this paper, I explore two main color terms, red and black, in terms of their semantic relationships ...  Read More

Binary Oppositions as a Method of Conceptualization: A Case of Codex Cumanicus

Serkebayeva Gaukhar Iskakbekovna; Boranbaev Sandybai Rezhepovich

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 159-170

  The article studies the classification of binary oppositional pairs found in the medieval Codex Cumanicus written monument from a linguistic point of view. The Codex Cumanicus is a Latin manuscript of religious texts and dictionaries written in Kypchak, a Turkic language. The medieval written monument ...  Read More

Linguistic Adaptation among Transmigrants: A Case of Balinese

A.D. Firman; Heksa Biopsi Puji Hastuti; Sang Ayu Putu Eny Parwati; I Made Sudiana; Ratih Rahayu; Ni Luh Nyoman Seri Malini

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 171-187

  This research describes the linguistic adaptation of Bali transmigrants on the mainland of Southeast Sulawesi, specifically in relation to phonological, morphological, grammatical, loanword, and language proficiency aspects. To address these issues, data collection methods such as interviews, observations, ...  Read More

Modern Kazakh Language Trends: Norms and Usus Features

Zhanat Sarsenbay; Anarkul Salkynbay; Shaigul Ramazanova; Anar Ashirova; Symbat Igilikova; Lyazzat Alimtayeva; Bauyrzhan Kaspikhan

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 188-201

  This article examines contemporary sociolinguistic issues related to the state language, including compliance with traditional norms of the national literary language, the identification of leading trends in language development, and the collection and systematization of ways of speech delivery in communicative ...  Read More

Measuring Vitality of Oral Tradition: A Study of Cigawiran

Sastri Sunarti; Rohim Rohim; Besse Darmawati; Ninawati Syahrul; Hasina Fajrin R; Winci Firdaus; Agus Iswanto; Atisah Atisah; Tugas Tri Wahyono; Helmina Kastanya

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 202-212

  Cigawiran is an Indonesian oral tradition that has Islamic religious values and messages. It is only found and developed in a limited location, namely Cigawir village. Regarding the limitation of Cigawiran spreading, this article examined its vitality and cultural values. Oral tradition and vitality ...  Read More

Formation of Students’ Language Competence Based on Linguistic Personality’s Verbal-Semantic Level

Ainur Kushkimbayeva; Altynay Tymbolova; Aigul Murzinova; Ainur Kuchshanova; Sholpan Akchambayeva; Ainur Bostekova

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 213-225

  This article aims to explore pedagogical technologies used to develop the language competence of students based on the verbal-semantic level of the linguistic personality. With socio-political and economic changes in Kazakhstan, individualizing education has become a crucial aspect of improving personal ...  Read More

Hedge Markers: A Study of Politeness and Gender in Media Interaction

Nurul Aini; Djatmika Djatmika; Sumarlam Sumarlam; Diah Kristina

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 226-241

  The study aims at analyzing politeness and gender around the postponement of election discourse in the Rosi Talk Show (RTS). This qualitative study applies a pragmatic approach that investigates hedge markers (HM). Data were collected from the utterances of nine participants using basic tapping, free-flowing ...  Read More

Multilingualism and the Current Language Situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kulpash Koptleuova; Balgenzhe Karagulova; Anargul Zhumakhanova; Kulshat Kondybay; Aiymgul Salikhova

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 242-257

  The purpose of this article is to review modern research in the field of multilingualism in terms of the main problems and issues related to the definition of the concept of multi-lingualism, and its main types and elements. The article discusses various forms of the existence of multilingualism and ...  Read More

Language Choice and Multilingualism on Restaurant Signs: A Linguistic Landscape Analysis

Ketut Artawa; Ade Mulyanah; Dwi Atmawati; I Made Suta Paramarta; Made Sri Satyawati; Ketut Widya Purnawati

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 258-271

  This research investigates the combination of the languages utilized on restaurant signs in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Among 279 collected data, it is found that three languages are mostly utilized for communication. Those languages are Balinese, Indonesian, and English. As the second result of the analysis, ...  Read More

Shattering a New Glass Ceiling: A Case of Jordanian Women in Leading International Projects

Nancy Al-Doghmi; Ayat Nashwan; Heyam Alkhatib

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 272-289

  This research studies the various barriers that impede Jordanian female academics’ advancement into leadership positions with a focus on the attainment of internationally funded projects. By examining the case of Yarmouk University in Jordan, the study inspects a new “glass ceiling” ...  Read More

A Linguistic-Cultural Analysis of the Altyn/Gold Concept

Zhaksylyk Bakytuly Yertay; Altynay Orazbekovna Tymbolova; Bakyt Taspolatov

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 290-298

  The article examined the cognitive and linguistic features of the “altyn/gold” concept in Kazakh and English paremiology. The importance of the analysis of paremias in recognition of the concept is related to the fact that these proverbs provide the main value orientations of each people, ...  Read More

Exploring Wisdom in Children’s Literature: Studies on the Values of Character Education in Poetry

Akbar Al Masjid; Sumarlam Sumarlam; Retno Winarni; Budhi Setiawan

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 299-311

  The issue of character is an important global issue to be pursued together. This study examines the educational values in Serat Sari Swara by Ki Hadjar Dewantara (KHD). The research used qualitative methods focused on hermeneutic analysis. The source of the data is Serat Sari Swara published in 1930. ...  Read More

Verbalization of the Binary Opposition Man–Woman in Paroemias: A Cross-Cultural Study

Saltanat Beiskhanova; Zhanyl Zhunussova

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 312-321

  The current paper is devoted to studying the lexical components variations of the binary opposition man–woman on the material of Russian and English paroemias in the linguoculturological aspect that is particularly valuable for cross-cultural and contrastive studies. The data were revealed by using ...  Read More

A Semiotic Approach to the Analysis of Jordanian Cartoons and Memes on COVID-19

Nisreen Al-khawaldeh; Manar Al-Rabadi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 322-339

  This study examines the impact of COVID-19 on Jordanians’ beliefs, perceptions, and practices. The selected 26 caricatures and memes were analyzed in terms of their denotative, connotative, and semiotic resources and discussed in light of Barthes’ semiotic theory. The analysis reveals that ...  Read More

Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Articles Declaring the Outbreak of War in Ukraine: The Washington Post vs. The Moscow Times

Albatool Fahad Alyahya

Volume 11, 2 (Themed Issue on Language, Discourse, and Society) , July 2023, , Pages 47-59

  This study provides a critical discourse analysis (CDA) account of two online newspaper articles published on February 24, 2022, by The Moscow Times and The Washington Post. Specifically, attitude analysis was used to compare and contrast the two newspaper articles to highlight that both exploited all ...  Read More

Translation Norms and the Importation of the Novel into Persian

Omid Azadibougar

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 2014, , Pages 89-102

  The exportation of modern novel from European languages to other literatures has long been the object of study and has been, most recently, evoked in discussions of World Literature. The introduction of modern novel into the Persian literary system through translation occurred about the turn of the twentieth ...  Read More

Patient-Provider Interaction: A Communication Accommodation Theory Perspective

Sina Farzadnia; Howard Giles

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 17-34

  This paper critically reviews studies that have interpretively invoked communication accommodation theory (CAT) for the study of patient-provider interaction. CAT’s sociolinguistic strategies—approximation, interpretability, interpersonal control, discourse management, and emotional expression—are ...  Read More

Accommodating the Interactional Dynamics of Conflict Management

Jessica Gasiorek; Howard Giles

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 10-21

  In this paper, we discuss the ways that communication accommodation theory (CAT) can be a useful framework for understanding and diagnosing interactional issues in interpersonal and intergroup conflict situations. We argue that the theory’s construct of attuning strategies provides a multidimensional ...  Read More

The Effects of Culture and Gender on the Recognition of Emotional Speech: Evidence from Persian Speakers Living in a Collectivist Society

Niloofar Keshtiari; Michael Kuhlmann

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 2016, , Pages 71-86

  This paper reports on a behavioral study that explores the role of culture and gender in the recognition of emotional speech in an under investigated cultural context (a collectivist society: i.e., Iran). Participants were asked to recognize the emotional prosody of a set of validated emotional vocal ...  Read More

Reflections on Social Dimensions, Symbolic Politics, and Educational Values: A Case of Javanese Poetry

Suprapto Suprapto; Sahid Teguh Widodo; Sarwiji Suwandi; Nugraheni Eko Wardani; Farida Hanun; Mukodi Mukodi; Laily Nurlina; Onok Yayang Pamungkas

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 August 2023

  Investigations on kidungan, a form of traditional Javanese poetry, have been gaining momentum. However, there is a lack of comprehensive reports exploring the value of Javanese cultural wisdom in relation to social dimensions, symbolic politics, and educational values as reflected in kidungan. This study ...  Read More

Curriculum Development in Higher Education in Light of Culture and Religiosity: A Case Study in Aceh of Indonesia

Razali Razali; Lina Sundana; Ramli Ramli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 October 2023

  This case study investigates the complicated dynamics of curriculum development in Aceh, Indonesia's culturally varied and spiritually significant higher education institutions. This study explores the Aceh higher education curriculum's structural components and pedagogical methods, focusing on Islamic ...  Read More

Linguistic and Cultural Expression of the Macro Concept of “Family” in Kazakh–Dungan Proverbs

Akram Mussa-Akhunov; Kalbike Essenova; Gulbanu Suambekova; Aigul Imatayeva; Zeinep Osmanova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 October 2023

  This article deals with the linguistic and cultural expression of the macro concept of “Family” in Kazakh and Dungan proverbs. Specific ethno-cultural features, and domestic and continuity of the Kazakh and Dungan languages were analyzed. The worldview of both peoples regarding the concept ...  Read More

Madurese Mantras as Local Wisdom, Spiritual Values, and Outlook on Life: An Ethnolinguistic Study

Ria Kasanova; Andayani Andayani; Nugraheni Eko Wardani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 October 2023

  Protection Mantras in Madurese culture are symbols of spiritual power that are proven to provide protection and overcome various problems in Madurese society. This research aims to provide an in-depth insight into the local wisdom, spiritual values, and outlook on life in these Mantras. In collecting ...  Read More

The Lexical and Semantic Analysis of Zamakshari’s Dictionary “Muqaddimat Al-Adab” and its Relation to the Kazakh Language

Amirova Gaukhar Orazbaevna; Boranbaev Sandybai Rezhepovich; Adilbekova Zheniskul Kuandykkyzy; Urazbaev Kurmangali Marhabatovich; Zholdasbek Lazzat Ongarbekkyzy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 October 2023

  This article presents a linguistic analysis of the “Muqaddimat Al-Adab”, a 12th-century dictionary by Mahmud Zamakhshari that reflects the Kipchak language and its historical and cultural aspects. The article aims to study the construction, semantics, phonetic, and morphological features ...  Read More

Deconstructing Management Control Systems: A Cultural and Binary Opposition Analysis

Putu Yudha Asteria Putri; Iwan Triyuwono; Bambang Hariadi; Lilik Purwanti

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 October 2023

  This research aims to deconstruct the Management Control System (MCS) concept using the cultural framework of Catur Purusa Artha (CPA) in Hindu philosophy. Balinese people believe that culture is always inherent in all their activities. Adopting a postmodern paradigm and a binary opposition synergy methodology ...  Read More

Efficiency of e-Learning in Applied Materials for Visual Communication Students: An Experimental Study

Fadwa Hamdi Barakat; Zain Nader Maghaireh; Hamza Moh’d AlAkash

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 October 2023

  This study investigated the utilization of visual communication in e-learning within higher education institutions, commencing with the formal initiation of the e-learning program in March 2020 and extending through September 2022. The researchers utilized Bloom’s taxonomy framework to assess the ...  Read More

Social Mainstreaming in the Higher Education Independent Curriculum Development in Aceh, Indonesia: A Mixed Methods Study

Amiruddin Amiruddin; Ambia Nurdin; Masri Yunus; Basri A. Gani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 October 2023

  Higher education’s independent curriculum and mainstreaming are studied using mixed techniques. This qualitative and quantitative study examines how social mainstreaming in curriculum construction affects educational outcomes and social involvement. Focus groups and in-depth interviews with curriculum ...  Read More

Challenges Kazakhstani Master’s Students Face in Using English Language Sources

Ainagul Mukhtarkhanova; Gulzhakhan Tazhitova; Dina Kurmanayeva; Jannat Sagimbayeva; Nursulu Belessova; Saltanat Akhtanova; Zhuldyz Abisheva

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 October 2023

  This article considered the issues of the use of English language sources by master’s degree students in Kazakhstan. The aim of this study was to identify the challenges master’s students face when using sources and provide recommendations for improvement. A questionnaire was used with a ...  Read More

Lin Yutang’s Translation Thought: A Dialogic Perspective Based on Bakhtin’s Theory

Lin Wang; Saengchan Hemchua

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 November 2023

  This paper briefly introduces Bakhtin’s dialogism and the two basic concepts of the self and others. A detailed descriptive analysis of Lin Yutang’s translation reveals that Lin Yutang displays his dialogic consciousness in his awareness of others, which can be drawn from his statement about ...  Read More

The Flora Lexicon for the Reproductive Health of the Tetun: An Ecolinguistic Perspective

Hestiyana Hestiyana; Riani Riani; Maximus M Taek; Jahdiah Jahdiah; Rissari Yayuk; Sariah Sariah; Exti Budihastuti; Wening Handri Purnami; Mukhamdanah Mukhamdanah; Irmayani Irmayani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 November 2023

  This study aimed to describe the flora lexicon for the reproductive health of the Tetun from an ecolinguistic perspective. The method was descriptive qualitative with an ethnolinguistic approach. The data were lexicon flora for female reproduction obtained from community leaders and traditional healers. ...  Read More

The Impact of Extracurricular Activities and Creativity on Academic Performance of Peruvian Elementary Students

José-Manuel Burga-Falla; Ricardo-Edmundo Ruiz-Villavicencio; Héctor-Miguel Manríquez-Zapata; Florencio Flores Ccanto; Oscar Junior Paredes-Vilca

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 November 2023

  This study aimed to evaluate the importance of extracurricular activities for Peruvian elementary students and their effect on their academic performance. The statistical population included all fifth-grade elementary students in Arequipa, Peru, 420 of whom were selected through cluster sampling. Three ...  Read More

Javanese Women in Postcolonial Prose: Women’s Spirit and Education

Fitri Puji Rahmawati; Onok Yayang Pamungkas; Shinta Aziez; Choirun Nisa’; Umi Faizah; Farida Hanun; Husen Hasan Basri; Ta'rif Ta'rif; Eko Muharudin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 November 2023

  Women in Eastern culture are often thought of as “the other”. Similarly, feminism in Indonesian literature is also considered a contemporary literary phenomenon in the 21st century. However, according to our research findings, feminism in Indonesian literature has been present since 1901, ...  Read More

A “Novel” Analysis of the Challenges and Resilience of Indigenous Children’s Career Choices during the Colonial Period: “Bocah Mangkunegaran”

Apri Damai Sagita Krissandi; Andayani Andayani; Atikah Anindyarini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 November 2023

  This study examines the resilience and challenges faced by indigenous children in pursuing their career aspirations in 1930s colonial Java through the children’s novel “Bocah Mangkunegaran”. Using a descriptive-qualitative method and drawing from postcolonial theory and reader-response ...  Read More

Subtitling Practices in Semi-Professional Persian Game Localization

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Amir Arsalan Zoraqi; Manjet Kaur Mehar Singh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 November 2023

  Subtitling is one of the most widely used translation practices in the localization of video games and enjoys great popularity among end-users. Given the language-bound nature of subtitling practices, the present study seeks to shed light on the subtitling practices followed in Persian game localization ...  Read More

Pragmatic Realization in Exploiting Request Expressions: A Study of Language Proficiency and Social Context among Saudi EFL Learners

Shadi Majed AlShraah; Enas Mohamed S. Aly; Saleem Mohd Nasim

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 December 2023

  Interlanguage pragmatic studies predominantly focus on teaching and learning English as a second or foreign language. However, there is a substantial research gap in understanding the interlanguage characteristics of those learning English as a second language, particularly within the Saudi context. ...  Read More