International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016

  • On the Translation of Long and Complex English Sentences

    Juan Zou

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 190-197
    Received: 13 October 2016
    Published: 13 October 2016
    Abstract: Since the 1st century AD the translation of Buddhist in China and from the ancient Greece the translation of Bible, a host of masters have published wisdoms and insights on translation according to their practical experience of translating. Various kinds of translation theory such as Eugene Nada’s functional equivalence theory, skopos theory and so... Show More
  • A Discourse Analysis of Arabic Research Articles in Islamic Studies

    Sultan H. Alharbi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 198-206
    Received: 18 October 2016
    Accepted: 27 October 2016
    Published: 17 November 2016
    Abstract: This study explores the rhetorical organization of Arabic research article introductions (RAIs) in the field of Islamic studies applying Swales’ [1, 2] Create-a-Research-Space (CARS) model of move/step analysis. A corpus of 20 RAIs, written by first-language Arabic speakers, was selected from the Journal of Islamic Studies. The findings showed that... Show More
  • An Intercultural Analysis of Meta-discourse Markers as Persuasive Power in Chinese and American Political Speeches

    Hongyu Mai

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 207-219
    Received: 8 September 2016
    Accepted: 10 October 2016
    Published: 18 November 2016
    Abstract: Meta-discourse markers play a vital role in organizing the text, showing the presence of the speaker, and engaging the audience, thus they become an important aspect of persuasive power in public speeches. Based on a corpus of 60 political speeches collected from the internet, this study exams (a) how meta-discourse markers help to realize persuasi... Show More
  • Analyzing Tri-syllabic Geminated Words in Persian According to Optimality Theory (OT)

    Aliye Kord Za’feranlu Kambuziya, Farnoosh Taherloo, Ferdows Aghagolzade, Arsalan Golfam

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 220-229
    Received: 16 November 2016
    Accepted: 2 December 2016
    Published: 20 December 2016
    Abstract: This study is aimed to analyze gemination in tri-syllabic words in Persian. Data for the study is collected from Dehkhoda Medium Dictionary. The collected data categorized in different tables in Excel. To classify the data, various factors such as structure of syllable, number of morphemes, combination of morphemes (being simple word, derived, comp... Show More
  • The Distribution and Feature Checking of Interrogative Sentences in Tao Te Ching

    Ma Daoshan

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 230-236
    Received: 8 November 2016
    Accepted: 5 December 2016
    Published: 6 January 2017
    Abstract: An exhaustive description of interrogative sentences in the conventional version, the silk manuscripts and the bamboo slips of Tao Te Ching is done by qualitative approach. It is feasible to apply the Interrogative Feature Attraction Hypothesis to the explanation of the syntactic features of wh-questions in Tao Te Ching, and thus it is of great the... Show More