English Language, Literature & Culture

Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023

  • A Pragmatic Analysis of Digital Media Stickers, Emojis and Gifs Towards Vocabulary Development

    Prisca Godspower Ochulor, Yusufu Kaptani Atiu, Mary Adebayo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 83-91
    Received: Aug. 18, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 11, 2023
    Published: Oct. 14, 2023
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    Abstract: Communication is a birthright of all societies, regardless of geographical location. As the globe becomes a global village where a common language is utilised for communication via social media images, there is a need to investigate how social media images can be used to improve vocabulary for efficient communication. To achieve this objective, thi... Show More
  • Current Status, Hot Spots, and Future Trends in Research on Negation: A Statistical Analysis

    Yaoqin Xue, Mengyao Zhao, Rongbin Wang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 92-100
    Received: Sep. 14, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 04, 2023
    Published: Oct. 14, 2023
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    Abstract: Through reviewing and summarizing existent studies of negation that are published both domestically and internationally which investigate negation as either linguistic expressions/structures or as verbal/multimodal discursive acts, this paper systematically analyzes the characteristics of existent studies with regard to their research objects, rese... Show More
  • Research Article

    The Language of Official Communiques in Cameroon: Interpretations and Attitudes

    Julius Angwah

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 101-107
    Received: Sep. 20, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 09, 2023
    Published: Oct. 28, 2023
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    Abstract: Information is designed to stimulate responses. It should, therefore, be well crafted in terms of codes of communication and contents. In Cameroon, however, though English and French are the two official languages, as stated in Article one Paragraph three of the Constitution of Cameroon, official communiques are sometimes published only in French a... Show More
  • Research Article

    The Construction of Female Discourse Authority: An Analysis of To the Lighthouse from the Perspective of Feminist Narratology

    Guan Ziying

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 108-114
    Received: Sep. 16, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 12, 2023
    Published: Nov. 11, 2023
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    Abstract: To the Lighthouse, one of Virginia Woolf's masterpieces, has caught the attention of literary critics at home and abroad since its publication in 1927. Intensive studies have been made on its advanced feminist implication and unique narrative skills, yet few pay attention to the interaction of these two factors in the novel. Based on the theory of ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Allegorical Dissections of Capitalism: A Post-Modern Reading of José Saramago's The Cave

    Divya Ram Krishnan, Manohar Dagadu Dugaje*

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 115-121
    Received: Oct. 26, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 13, 2023
    Published: Nov. 24, 2023
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    Abstract: This research paper delves into José Saramago's The Cave (2000) to examine the intricate thematic landscape that highlights a reality dominated by the proliferation of replicas and appearances. These phenomena appear to challenge and potentially supersede traditional values, particularly those intertwined with familial and occupational relationship... Show More