Dec 01, 2023Open Access
The human language capacity at the 11th dimension of the material manifold enables us to construct countless true narrative representations (TNRs) and derivatives grounded in their meaningful components. Every true narrative consists of a sequence of signs reporting a distinct sequence of material events. The simplest TNRs are constructed in a chronological order. The constructive proofs given here show that time is dynamic. Although the present instant must be unextended to be distinct from pas...
Nov 28, 2023Open Access
The changes of word-meaning can be classified into five categories: expansion, contraction, degradation, elevation, and transfer. The event-domain cognitive model (ECM) is a cognitive model proposed by Wang Yin, which makes up for the shortcomings of cognitive models proposed by Langacker, Talmy, Lakoff, and others, and has strong explanatory power. Applying ECM for the explanation of word-meaning changes, we can have a better understanding of the classification of word-meaning changes and the w...
Nov 24, 2023Open Access
By utilizing Lakoff’s conceptual metaphor theory and Fauconnier’s Blending Theory, the article explores and elaborates on three metaphors about “grapes” in The Grapes of Wrath in light of the connection between the book’s descriptions and Biblical allusions, namely, “grapes as oppressed toilers,” “grapes as hope,” and “grapes as abundance.” “Grapes are the oppressed toiling masses,” “Grapes are hope,” and “Grapes are abundance.”
Nov 23, 2023Open Access
Suggestopedia is a language learning method developed by Bulgarian psychiatrist and educator Georgi Lozanov who believed that applying suggestopedia to foreign/second language teaching can greatly enhance learners’ learning efficiency and performance. In this paper, the definition of four stages of suggestopedia will be presented. Its application in kinesthetic, visual and auditory learners will also be elaborated on to show the effectiveness of suggestopedia in ESL/EFL classes.
Oct 26, 2023Open Access
As an important teaching resource, English textbooks are a carrier for improving students’ English quality. Illustrations are an important part of English textbooks. With their vivid and interesting characteristics, illustrations deeply attract students’ attention. Good illustrations can enhance students’ interest in learning, promote students’ understanding, and ultimately achieve the effect of improving students’ learning. Therefore, attention must be paid to the selection of textbook illustra...
Oct 18, 2023Open Access
Persuasion is one of the important and fundamental goals for authors in academic discourse to “promote” their academic research. As for academic authors, modal resources are the key language carriers to achieve such purpose and also a major rhetorical strategy. However, the interpersonal function of modality resources as a projection of academic stance still needs further exploration. Therefore, this article attempts to explore the contribution of modal resources to the projection of academic au...
Oct 12, 2023Open Access
Language and culture are inseparable. Teaching materials are not only the container of knowledge, but carry the mission of cultural communication. As the main source of students’ learning and teachers’ teaching, the content of textbooks plays a very important role in the cultivation of students’ knowledge and competence. This paper uses the different cultural classifications proposed by Zhang et al. and Zhang to study the structure of cultural content and the specific content of Chinese c...
Oct 07, 2023Open Access
Nominalization is a typical feature of abstracts of academic writing as it can maintain an objective tone and create textual cohesion. For Chinese authors aiming to publish their work in academic journals, understanding how to effectively use nominalization in abstracts is essential. This paper, based on the theoretical framework of Halliday’s Grammatical Metaphor, investigates the nominalization uses in English abstracts of sci-tech articles written by Chinese authors and by native English auth...
Sep 21, 2023Open Access
Pride and Prejudice is the masterpiece of the English novelist Jane Austen and is noted mainly for its successful characterization through conversations. Witty and delightful dialogues run through a large part of the book. Through the dialogues and their implied meanings, readers can gain revealing insights into the inner world of the characters, their personalities, desires and intentions and also their weaknesses. This paper attempts from the perspective of Grice’s Conversational Implic...
Sep 19, 2023Open Access
Language is indispensable to the development of human society, and as the most important communication tool, it plays an irreplaceable role in various fields such as politics, economy and culture. Since the 18th National Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping has delivered a series of important speeches, comprehensively elaborating his socialist ideology for the new era. Xi’s unique language style has made his thoughts more easily understood and accepted by people. This thesis, from the perspect...