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Jun 14, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Comparison of Word Length Distributions in Spoken and Written Chinese

Heng Chen
In this study we apply Zipf-Alecseev’s function to word length distributions of Chinese prose and dialogue texts. Since there are two potential measurement units of Chinese word length, we applied Zipf-Alecseev’s function to both of them. The results show that all the word length distributions fit Zipf-Alecseev’s function, no matter the word length is measured in characters or components. The parameters
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May 31, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Language Management in “International” Pentecostal Churches in Cameroon

Jean-Paul Kouega
This paper considers Pentecostal churches whose names include such globalising terms as “all nations”, “global”, “international”, “universal” and “world”, with a view to uncovering the nature of their language management, as it has not been made explicit in any document. The data come from some 35 churches located in various residential areas of the city of Yaounde. In each church, five members were contacted
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May 14, 2018Open    AccessArticle

C-E Translation of Public Signs in Wuliangye Ten-Mile Liquor City, Yibin

Hongying Li
Yibin in Sichuan was hailed as the capital of Chinese Liquor. Liquor industry is one of the pillar industries in Yibin. Ten-mile Liquor City, the unique industry tourism garden in the Southern Sichuan, is a remarkable window for propagating Wuliangye liquor culture. However, flaws widely exist in the English version of the public signs, such as lack of translation, grammar mistakes, spelling mistakes, disagreement in translation,
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Mar 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Methods and Techniques for Activating Students with Sen1 on Foreign Language (English) Classes in Poland

Izabela Bieńkowska, Krzysztof Polok
The article discusses issues related to learning a foreign language in relation to students who require a highly profiled didactic approach due to the emerging special educational needs resulting from the detection of dysgraphia, dyslexia, or any other dysfunctionality; in its main part we propose the use of some effective foreign language learning techniques. Some of them have gained consider
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Mar 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Biologically Relevant Universality of Move F in Wh-Questions

Daoshan Ma
The thesis deals with the four types of languages from the perspective of wh-questions which prove to exhibit a universal principle of Move F and investigates on the biologically basis of language studies. The feature checking of the wh-questions in these four types of languages can be thus given a principled explanation and Move F as a universal principle is biologically related.
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Mar 06, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The Anglophone Problem in Cameroon: Focus on Education

Jean-Paul Kouega
This article overviews the Cameroon Anglophone educational system from the origins, through the period of Reunification with La République du Cameroun, to the present time. In the process, it highlights the issues that have pushed Anglophone lawyers and teachers to launch a series of protests that have plagued the economy of West Cameroon and seriously affected
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Jan 31, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Apology Strategies in Cameroon Pidgin English

Jean-Paul Kouega
This study looks into the apology strategies used by adult speakers of Cameroon Pidgin English, an area which has received little attention. The data consisted of some 105 recalled conversations between an offender and an offendee and the analysis drew from the model developed by Bergman and Kasper [1]. The analysis revealed a number of facts. First the common contexts which require that someo
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Dec 19, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Some Features of the Syntax of Proverbs in Cameroon Pidgin English

Jean-Paul Kouega
This paper examines the structure of Cameroon Pidgin English proverbs. The data are drawn from a sample of proverbs which seem to have originated from the context of use of the language itself and are therefore not translations from foreign languages and cultures. The analysis, which is done following Quirk et al.’s model of syntactic study [1] [2], reveals that simple sentences occur more frequently than compound and complex sent
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Oct 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

The Impact of Pan-Africanist Political Rhetoric on African Public Policy: The Future of African-American Rhetoric

Sechaba Khoapa
This short paper aims to discuss the effects of African-American rhetoric on the developments of African public policy. There is an historic relationship between the civil rights struggle in the United States and the struggle for independence on the continent that was greatly influenced by the political discourse that emerged in the US during the 1960’s. This examination or discussion will reflect an essay by Dr. Molefi Asante ent
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Aug 23, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Chinese Experiential-Based Conceptual Metaphors in Terms of Thread

Yujie Su
Textile production played a significant role in Ancient China and the related expressions entered into the scope of daily life. The present research intends to study the conceptual metaphors involving thread or string in Chinese and sheds some light on Chinese cognition of guān-xì (关系 relation) or lián-xì
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