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Apr 13, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Representation and Acquisition of Linguistic Knowledge: Perspectives of the Rationalist and the Empiricist

Edward Owusu, Solomon Ali Dansieh, Samuel Kyei Adoma
In second language teaching and learning, acquisition of knowledge is a multidimensional concept. Several concepts have been advocated by different theorists. All the theories are grounded in peculiar philosophical underpinnings that seem to have sound bases. This current paper critically examines the theories of representation and acquisition of linguistic knowledge from the standpoints of the rationalists and the empiricists. The method used in this paper is qualitative content analysis. With ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107265


Mar 26, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Wh-Questions in English and Chinese: A Phase-Based Approach

Zheng Gao
Wh-question has aroused considerable attention of linguists around the world. English is a wh-movement language, while Chinese is commonly recognized as a wh-in-situ language. By the advent of the Minimalist Program outlined by Chomsky, the syntactic derivation in a phase-based approach has reduced the computational operation. The syntactic structures are built in a bottom-up and one-phase-at-a-time way. Merge and Agree are the most basic syntactic operations. The paper presents how Phase Theory...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107272


Mar 25, 2021Open    AccessArticle

An Analysis of “How Much Is an NBA Ticket Worth in China Now” from the Perspective of Multi-Modal Intertextuality

Yang Yang
This paper analyzes the multi-modal text “How Much is An NBA Ticket Worth in China Now” from the perspective of intertextuality. Based on the theories of intertextuality and cultural intertextuality, four story lines in multi-modal texts are extracted. The story lines clearly show that Daryl Morey’s comments about Hong Kong have disappointed Chinese fans and, in turn, caused the NBA to lose a lot of the Chinese market. After exploring these details, this paper abstracts the root causes of contra...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106896


Mar 22, 2021Open    AccessArticle

An Evaluation of Getting the Message: A Reading Course for Schools—Based on Reading Theories

Qiudong Li
In the context of English as a foreign language (EFL), English textbooks are one of the most common and valuable materials to develop learners’ reading ability. So it is imperative for teachers to evaluate whether or not a textbook is helpful for learners to improve their reading comprehension. This study attempts to analyze Getting the Message: A Reading Course for Schools (Student’s Book One), a widely used reading material for junior middle school students, from the perspectives of schema the...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107269


Feb 23, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Ideology in College English Teaching under the Background of Courses for Ideological and Political Education

Ming Zhang, Shenglu Li
The research on ideological issues has been studied for a long time, but it has not been widespread in all the research areas. The numbness and even indifference of the public to the ideological issues is precisely the biggest crisis in dealing with this situation. This paper invests and analyzes ideological data of university English teaching from cognitive competence, environment, features and measures under nowadays background. At the same time, this paper supplies some useful measures of con...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107180


Feb 07, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Chinese Elements in The Joy Luck Club and Conceptual Blending

Zheng Gao
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, the Chinese American female writer, is rich in Chinese elements, such as Mahjong, the Five Elements and Yin-yang. This article addresses Chinese elements in The Joy Luck Club from the perspective of a cognitive model known as Conceptual Blending Theory. Developed by Fauconnier and others, the theory combines individual chunks of meaning together to produce new meanings. It serves as an effective tool to manifest the complex unity of the text’s meaning ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107139


Jan 22, 2021Open    AccessArticle

An Analysis of the Conversational Implicature of “Little Sheldon” from the Perspective of Violation of the Cooperative Principle

Shuyan Zhao
Grice, H. P., an American linguist, first proposed the Cooperative Principle in 1967, which is an indispensable part of pragmatics. Grice believes that people make more or less efforts for cooperation in order to achieve the purpose of conversation in daily conversation. Sometimes they deliberately violate the Cooperative Principle and produce special Conversational Implicature. This paper analyzes a few dialogues in Little Sheldon from the perspective of violating the Cooperative Princip...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107115


Jan 14, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Analysis of Common Errors in Financial English-Chinese Translation

Chunqian Huang
As English for a special purpose, financial English is characterized by its strong professionalism and complex sentence structure, thus leading to many translation mistakes. This paper first introduces the stylistic features of financial English, then points out three common mistakes in financial translation with some corresponding examples. At last, three strategies are being put forward for improving the translation quality of financial English, aiming to promote the effective communication be...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107095


Dec 25, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Aesthetic Representation of Subtitle Translation in American Movies from the Perspective of Translation Aesthetics

Lei Liu, Mei Dong
Recently, American movies have been favored by more and more people in China. This paper takes the subtitle translation of the American film “Gifted” as an example from the perspective of translation aesthetics, and discusses the aesthetic representation of subtitle translation by adopting the ABC principle of translation aesthetics, in the hope of providing reference for the same type of translation and promoting the better dissemination of American films in China.
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106891


Dec 22, 2020Open    AccessArticle

To Leave or Not to Leave: A Narrative Inquiry of Chinese EFL Teachers’ Identity Evolution

Jianping Xie, Jinwei Dong
Teacher identity evolves over time and is often characterized by crisis and destabilization. Based on self-reflection journals and in-depth interviews, this narrative inquiry explores the identity evolution and the accompanying contributive factors of identity crisis of three experienced Chinese EFL teachers in a higher vocational college in China over ten years, aiming to unveil the interactions between teachers’ identity evolution trajectories and identity crisis factors. Findings show that, u...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107021


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