Volume 11 (2023)
Volume 10 (2022)
Volume 9 (2021)
Volume 8 (2020)
Volume 7 (2019)
Volume 6 (2018)
Volume 5 (2017)
Volume 4 (2016)
Volume 3 (2015)
Volume 2 (2014)
Volume 1 (2013)

International Journal of Society, Culture & Language (IJSCL) is an open-access and fully peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles related to linguistics and language, anthropology, education, and gender studies. IJSCL favors articles that have a sound theoretical base with visible practical applications that can be used by specialists in anthropology, sociology, linguistics, education, intercultural studies, and policy making. Authors from all languages and cultures are invited to submit their research and review articles to IJSCL.


Teachers’ Views Toward the English as a Lingua Franca Perspective: A Systematic Review

Leyla N. M. Norman; Amirpooya D. Dardashti; Sara Zohoor; Keith M. Graham; Zohreh R. Eslami

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 1-13


  This systematic review synthesized current research on primary and secondary school teachers’ views toward the English as a lingua franca (ELF) perspective. The evolving status of English as a global language has spurred much discussion among scholars, especially in language education. The so-called ...  Read More

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Media Discourse on Educational Problems during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apri Pendri; Andayani Andayani; Nugraheni Eko Wardani; Raheni Suhita

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 14-27


  This article critically examines the discourse contained in online media, especially on the website for Indonesia's Ministry of Education and Culture, concerning the problems which were encountered by the education sector in Indonesia amid the COVID-19 pandemic from February 2020 to August 2023. Misinformation ...  Read More

The Impact of Bilingualism on Learning a Third Language: A Case Study of Iraqi Learners of Indonesian

Nanik Mariani; Marwah Firas Abdullah Al-Rawe; Ammar Abdel Amir Al-Salami; Tribhuwan Kumar

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 28-36


  The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of knowing a second language (i.e., English) on learning a third language (i.e., Indonesian). In total, 40 Iraqi learners attending a general Indonesian course were selected and divided into two groups. The first group included 20 students who had different ...  Read More

Culturally Embedded Education: Investigating Moral Intelligence and Self-Awareness in Teachers from Islamic Schools in Jakarta

Syamsuardi Saodi; Shadia Hamoud Alshahrani; Umurzak Jumanazarov; Forqan Ali Hussein Al-Khafaji; Jumintono Jumintono

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 37-45


  The purpose of this culturally embedded research was to investigate the relationship between moral intelligence and self-awareness of a group of teachers. The statistical population of this research included 240 teachers working in Islamic schools in Jakarta, Indonesia. A pair of questionnaires was used ...  Read More

Irony in Jordanian Arabic on Social Media: A Corpus-Based Analysis of Linguistic and Rhetorical Devices

Nisreen Al-khawaldeh; Bassil Mashaqba; Sami Al-Khawaldeh; Anas Al Huneety; Naji AlQbailat

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 46-61


  The study examines the linguistic and rhetorical devices used to express irony in Jordanian Arabic on social media. By analyzing a corpus of 67 ironic posts, the study identifies various forms of ironic expressions: pictorial texts, texts with emojis, and text only presented in Jordanian Arabic, Arabized ...  Read More

A Contrastive Analysis of Clitic Morphemes in English and Kazakh

Dariga Toluspayeva; Aliya Shukan; Aigul Aratayeva; Bakhyt Ayazbayeva; Irina Grigoryeva; Nurgul Issabayeva

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 62-73


  The present article demonstrates a comparative analysis of clitic morphemes in English and Kazakh languages. Clitics, according to the linguistic phenomenon, have a peculiar specificity as elements that do not have an independent lexical meaning but, at the same time, play a significant role in the construction ...  Read More

Appraisal and Ideology Realization in Indonesia State Capital Relocation News Texts

Faizal Risdianto; Sumarlam Sumarlam; Djatmika Djatmika; Tri Wiratno

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 74-88


  This study analyzes the language employed by Kompas, Republika, Media Indonesia, and Jawa Pos regarding the relocation of Indonesia’s capital city, focusing on attitude, graduation, and engagement. Eight online texts were analyzed using discourse analysis. This paper used systemic functional linguistics ...  Read More

Ritualization of Language: Spirituality, Social Construction, and Social Control in Oral Literature

Dina Komalasari; Sarwiji Suwandi; Sumarwati Sumarwati

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 89-103


  So far, the literary study of oral poetry has been very limited. In fact, oral poetry is a very valuable heritage that stores various knowledge from a particular culture. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore oral literature, especially Kabanti poetry originating from Buton, Indonesia. ...  Read More

A Corpus-Based Study of Memberi ‘Give’ Light Verb Constructions

Danang Satria Nugraha

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 104-120


  This corpus-based study aimed to understand how the verb memberi was used in Indonesian light verb constructions (LVCs). The study examined a dataset of 150 LVCs memberi retrieved from the Indonesian – Leipzig Corpora Collection (ILCC). By analysing the distribution of LVCs under various grammatical ...  Read More

Redefining Arabic in the Global Era: A Critical Examination of Silsilat Al-Lisan Textbooks

Eva Farhah; Khabibi Muhammad Luthfi; Arifuddin Arifuddin; Yusring Sanusi Baso; Nurul Murtadho; Syihabuddin Syihabuddin

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 121-137


  The discourse on Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) within the Silsilat Al-Lisan Arabic Language Learning (SAALL) textbook series extends beyond simple language teaching, elevating Arabic to a global status comparable to English. Through critical discourse analysis, this study examines the globalization discourse ...  Read More

Exploring the Cultural Significance of Javanese Literature: A Study of Mantras

Onok Yayang Pamungkas; Lisa’diyah Ma’rifataini; Warnis Warnis; Fatimah Zuhrah; Dwi Purwoko; Akbar Al Masjid

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 138-149


  So far, there has been no research on mysticism in the mantra Kidung Rumeksa ing Wengi (hereafter called KRW). The main point of view of this study was Javanese mysticism. KRW, as the main data, is a set of mantra texts (words, phrases, and sentences) with a total of 43 stanzas Hermeneutic techniques ...  Read More

A Cross-Cultural Study into the Utility of Diverse Written Corrective Feedback Strategies in Medicine Students’ ESP Writing Courses

Mohammad Zohrabi; Abdolreza Khalili

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 150-169


  This study strived to determine the utility of different written corrective feedback strategies for ameliorating medicine English for Specific Purposes (ESP) students’ writing ability. Moreover, it endeavored to specify these students’ perspectives on the pertinent strategies. To this end, ...  Read More

Perception and Social Reality in the Artistic World of Bilingual Writers

Meruyert Bazarbayeva; Alua Temirbolat; Shaigul Ramazanova; Albina Dossanova; Zeinep Zhumatayeva; Anar Ashirova; Zhaina Satkenova

Volume 12, Issue 2 , September 2024, Pages 170-181


  It is believed that bilingualism modifies one’s perception and social realities as a result of having a broader cultural perspective. In fact, language and culture are intertwined. This effect can enrich writing and improve the effective transmission of thoughts and emotions. Thus, the article ...  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

From EFL Classroom into the Mainstream: A Socio-Cultural Investigation of Speaking Anxiety among Female EFL Learners

Karim Sadeghi; Forouhar Mohammadi; Nasrin Sedaghatghoftar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 117-132

  The study was conducted with the aim of examining the rate of foreign language anxiety in male and female language learners. FLCAS (Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale) was administered to two groups of male and female learners. The mean scores of FLCAS indicated a significant difference with females ...  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

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

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