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Tsoumou, Jean Mathieu – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
The world is witnessing an unprecedented growth of the English language worldwide. Now more than at any time in linguistic history people are powerlessly assisting the expansion of one global language, English, dominating other languages even in countries, such as Congo-Brazzaville, where its presence was not long ago barely observed. There has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Role, Language Usage
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Suntornsawet, Jirada – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
English as an International Language (EIL) is grounded in the concept of multiplicity. Such proliferation of non-native varieties of English leads to several controversies including the intelligibility of its speakers to listeners from various language backgrounds. Although this concern has been continuously addressed in EIL research, the focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Pronunciation, Comprehension
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Munalim, Leonardo O. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
The number of minutes appended in headlines serves as a signpost for readers regarding the reading time. Being the first on Minute News, this present quantitative study reports the results from comparative analyses of text contents of one-to-five Minute News published by one Philippine and one American media outlet in November 2018. Selected…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Contrastive Linguistics, Content Analysis, Computational Linguistics
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Hibbert, Liesel; Foncha, John Wankah – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
This paper explores the necessity of a good knowledge of the language of teaching and learning (LOLT) in English for student-teachers in South Africa. The study reported in the paper focuses on communication skills and academic reading and writing skills: with defamiliarization as a research method. Defamiliarization creates a space free from fear…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Costa, Daniel – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
India is currently home to one of the world's largest English-speaking communities, in a context where the language is increasingly seen as a gateway to the world. Given the plurality of the country's social and linguistic landscape, however, a significant amount of the population does not speak or have access to the language. The impact of…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Policy
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Baker, John R. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
This paper, through the use of Joycean narrative inquiry, offers a qualitative narrative analysis of two types of language input the South Korean community was exposed to when the doors opened to a large number of western teachers in 1993 (i.e., General American and Received Pronunciation). Specifically, this paper provides examples of lexical…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Input, Pronunciation
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Munalim, Leonardo O. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
Hardly any work has been done on the features of Philippine English in the clausal level from spoken discourses from a professional group. This paper compares the cases of inverted subject-auxiliary in embedded questions of the same group of professionals between 1999 and the years of 2016-2019, thus spanning almost 20 years. A total of 167 hits…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure
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Wheeler, John – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
Macau is a small Special Autonomous Region (SAR) of China, located on the Pearl River Delta, adjacent to Hong Kong. Unlike Hong Kong, its colonial heritage is Portuguese, rather than British. Macau's official languages are Portuguese and Standard Chinese and the most widely spoken local language is Cantonese. With the influx of gaming finance into…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Esquivel, Orlyn Joyce D. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
Since the colonization of the Americans, Filipinos have been using English as their second language and have been accustomed to using the language alongside local languages. The centuries of the extensive contact between American English and Filipino language raises questions pertaining language change and language identity. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Social Media
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Yeh, Aiden – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
As the third largest nation of English speakers, the Philippines has become a popular destination for English language learning, especially for people in South East Asia. Yet, however you dress up popularity, we have to look beyond the headlines and see what kind of narrative is being constructed. A closer examination of detailed empirical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chevasco, David – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
This paper attempts to establish that there is a correlation between the sociolinguistic identities of high school students and their productive English-speaking abilities. The paper initially explains the basic concept of sociolinguistic identity and refers to various aspects of research into Japanese national identity to analyse how these may…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Cui, Wenqi – Journal of English as an International Language, 2019
In the past decades, interests in L2 (English as a second language) students' language socialization in academic communities have increasingly grown since more and more L2 students have enrolled in universities in the Western world. Previous studies centered on L2 students' attempts to obtain academic discourses as well as linguistic and cultural…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Variation, Language Attitudes
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Rillo, Richard M.; Alieto, Ericson O. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2018
This study investigated and analyzed the prevalence and presence of indirectness markers in Korean and Persian English Essays. The researchers analyzed the prevalence of the indirectness markers as a set of politeness strategies employed by the Korean and Persian university bound students in their English compositions. Furthermore, the researchers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Korean
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Saleh, Noer Jihad; Weda, Sukardi – Journal of English as an International Language, 2018
Literature occupies unique position in the society and it has high status in the civilized community. Each ethnic group has unique culture and the culture presents a variety of literary works. Literary works deliver social messages to build harmony in the society. One of the genres of literary works that has vital role in our society is poetry.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Translation, College Students
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Shbietah, Ghada – Journal of English as an International Language, 2018
Compliments are expressions of positive evaluation that commonly occur in everyday conversational encounters. This paper aims at raising second language cross-cultural pragmatic awareness through investigating the use of complimenting expressions in Palestinian Arabic which are related to certain social variables, namely, gender, age, education…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Speech Acts, Foreign Countries, Language Variation
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