Volume 11 (2023)
Volume 10 (2022)
Volume 9 (2021)
Volume 8 (2020)
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Volume 1 (2013)
Discursive Representation of Ecotourism on the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) Homepage: A Multi-Modal Social Semiotic Framework

Menna Mohamed Salama El-Masry

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 1-14


  Ecotourism is one form of nature-based responsible travel that preserves environment and its natural areas. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is the inaugural American non-lucrative institution dedicating its efforts to cultivate the ideals and principles of ecotourism. What is intriguing about ...  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 15-26


  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

Subtitling Practices in Semi-Professional Persian Game Localization

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Amir Arsalan Zoraqi; Manjet Kaur Mehar Singh

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 27-38


  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

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

Razali Razali; Lina Sundana; Ramli Ramli

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 39-55


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 56-70


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 71-82


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 83-90


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 91-108


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 109-120


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 121-143


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 144-153


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 154-162


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 163-175


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 176-186


  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 187-197


  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

“You are the Average of the Five People You Spend Time with”: A Case Study on Mindset and Social Networks in the Sultanate of Oman

Syerina Syahrin; Ali Algryani; Eman Alzaanin

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 198-211


  This paper investigates the relationship among students’ mindsets, academic performance, English proficiency, and that of their social networks in the Sultanate of Oman. Two main questions were addressed, namely the relationship among the students’ mindset, their social network’s mindset ...  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 212-225


  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

A Discourse Analysis of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al-Hussein’s Speeches on Youth Empowerment

Nisreen Al-Khawaldeh; Othman Al-Shboul; Abdel Rahman Altakhaineh; Roa’a Al-Nusairat

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 226-238


  The study elucidates His Royal Highness (HRH) Crown Prince Al-Hussein’s insightful vision to empower youth through a critical analysis of the rhetoric and persuasive patterns used in his speeches. The thematic analysis reveals his adept use of distinctive grammatical, lexical, and rhetorical features ...  Read More

The Use of Confixes Per-/-an and PeN-/-an in the Novel Laskar Pelangi: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis

Ermanto Ermanto; Vicno Triwira Dhika JR; Havid Ardi; Novia Juita

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 239-255


  Confixes are affixation phenomena that may affect the class of a word (derivation) or may not change it (inflectional). This study aims to examine the use of confixes (per-/-an and peN-/-an) found in the novel “Laskar Pelangi” by Andrea Hirata. The research employs a corpus linguistic approach ...  Read More

News Media Texts in Kazakhstan Discourse: Traditional Forms and Specific Content

Gulzhan Samsenova; Yevgeniya Zhuravleva; Nazira Shakhmetova; Ziyada Chulakova; Zhanar Adilova

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 256-269


  In the given study, we analyzed different approaches to the principles of news selection and identified the most frequent ones for Kazakhstan: spatial and emotional proximity. Against this background, Socially and politically important news was selected on the reforms of the Unified Accumulative Pension ...  Read More

Lexical Deviation in Novels: A Stylistic Study

Herianah Herianah; Lalu Erwan Husnan; Nuraidar Agus; Ratnawati Ratnawati; Jerniati Jerniati; Abd Rasyid; Abdul Asis; Firman Firman

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 270-282


  This stylistic study pays attention to the use of language in literary works, focusing on the use of language that deviates from everyday language or is typical in literary discourse. This paper aims to describe lexical deviations in three novels: Lontara Rindu (LR), Sabda Luka (SL), and Sayat-sayat ...  Read More

Edusemiotics and Confucius: A Cultural Semiotic Analysis of the Triadic Model, the Included Middle, and the Process-Ontology

Guangyi Li; Parichart Kluensuwan; Yongxiang Wang

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 283-292


  This study briefly introduces some of the core features of edusemiotics, and combines them with the thought of Confucius embodied in the Analects – a book recording the words and deeds of Confucius and his students, thus discovering that the triadic model of semiotics and edusemiotics fits well ...  Read More

Linguistic and Symbolic Meanings in Ethnic Communities: A Case Study of Tedhak Siten Traditional Ceremony

Prima Hariyanto; Sri Nardiati; Joni Endardi; Restu Sukesti; Nanang Heryana

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 293-311


  Ceremonies, rituals, and symbolism are integral to preserving Javanese culture. Symbolism, deeply woven into traditional ceremonies, reflects the essence of Javanese philosophy and cultural values, as well as life guidelines, particularly evident in the tedhak siten ceremony. This article, thus, aims ...  Read More

Request-Making Pragmatics in EFL Learners: A Case of Supportive Moves

Farooq AlTameemy; Shadi Majed AlShraah; Alya Alshammari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 312-325


  This study addresses the gap in research on the interlanguage pragmatic knowledge of Saudi English learners across two proficiency levels. Recognizing the lack of understanding of interlanguage characteristics within the Saudi context, the research conducts a comprehensive examination of interlanguage ...  Read More

Affixation in Morphological Word Formation and Construction of Lexemes in the English and Kazakh Languages

Dariga Toluspayeva; Olga Shubina; Kulshira Apshe; Aliya Shukan; Gulara Nurguzhina; Asmagambetova Batima Mirambaevna

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 326-336


  The study presents an analysis of affixation in the morphological word-formation context of the English and Kazakh languages. Affixation is the process of adding affixes to the base word, which consequently leads to the formation of new words with changed lexical and grammatical meanings of the derived ...  Read More

Refusal Strategies by Ammani Arabic Monolingual and English-Arabic Bilingual Speakers

Anas Huneety; Bassil Mashaqba; Aisha Qandeel; Abdallah Alshdaifat; Luqman Rababah

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 337-352


  This research explored refusal strategies among 15 Ammani Arabic monolinguals and 15 English-Arabic bilinguals, aiming to uncover cross-cultural variations. Data were collected through a discourse completion test (DCT) following Beebe et al. (1990), featuring scenarios of requests, invitations, suggestions, ...  Read More

Exploring the Linguistic and Conceptual Landscape: The Case of the Toponym ‘Saryarka’ in Kazakh Cultural Discourse

Bakberdi Bazarbekov; Bolatbek Tleuberdiev; Sandugash Kulanova; Dilfuza Roziyeva; Gulmira Khussainova

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 353-361


  In this article, it was determined that the worldview fragments of the ethnos code in mind are stored through non-linguistic information in the content of the concept and toponyms. From this point of view, in addition to the language usages in the works of Seydimbek, the cognitive toponyms themselves ...  Read More

Macro and Micro Analysis of Motivational Speech Acts in Biden’s Political Speech

Othman Khalid Al-Shboul; Nisreen Naji Al-Khawaldeh; Hady J. Hamdan; Naji Alqbailat

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 362-373


  This study analyzes Biden’s political speech on raising governmental funds as a macro speech act which instantiates the speaker’s purpose behind this discourse. It draws insights from some pragmatics and discourse analysis theories, developed by Austin, Searle, and Van Dijk, as a point of ...  Read More

Representativeness of Mythonyms and Theonyms in Language Corpora

Tlegenova Gulden Bakytkazyevna; Rysbergen Kyzdarkhan Kurmashkyzy; Zhanabekova Aiman Abdildaevna

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 374-395


  The article provides a comparative analysis of the use of mythonyms and theonyms in onomastic subcorps of the world's major languages – English, German, Czech, Kazakh, and Tatar. The research is focused on defining their mention frequency in several textual styles and cultural code analysis which ...  Read More

From Pictures to Words: A Linguistic Approach to Comic Strip Humor

Akhmad Saifudin; Yuyu Yohana Risagarniwa; Elvi Citraresmana; Inu Isnaeni Sidiq

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 396-411


  Research on comic strip humor in linguistic studies has yet to be done much by scientists. Comic features that convey messages in pictures and words cause linguists to examine humor more in its verbal elements only. This study's objectives were: 1) creating a transcription method that linguists can use ...  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

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 412-426


  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

Refusal Politeness within Anime: How the Japanese Youngsters Learn to Refuse

Diana Kartika; Jumanto Jumanto

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 427-440


  The manners or social conduct of refusal is an invaluable part of Japanese culture that youngsters can learn by observing anime. The present research aimed to elaborate on how Japanese anime might provide insights for youngsters to learn polite refusal strategies. This research relied heavily on dialogue ...  Read More