• Development of EFL Students’ Writing in Secondary Education

    Ana Cristina Lahuerta, Alberto Isusi Alabarte

    Article ID: 299
    544  (Abstract) 99  (Download)
    The aim of this paper is to explore and measure language learners’ performance in L2 writing production using the complexity, accuracy, and fluency constructs. A total of 123 secondary education students took part in the study. Results are manifold. In the first place, they show that the measures of fluency, accuracy, grammatical and lexical complexity...
  • Request Realisations in Cameroon Pidgin English

    Jean-Paul Kouega

    Article ID: 226
    391  (Abstract) 98  (Download)
    Pragmatic investigations into Cameroon Pidgin English are rare and works on requests are non-existent. This study sets out to outline the rules that underlie requests in this language and the lexical and structural features that realise them. The informants were 30 fluent Pidgin English speakers who were found communicating in Pidgin in public settings like...
  • Cartoons that Make A Difference: A Linguistic Analysis of Peppa Pig

    Thomaï Alexiou, Natassa Kokla

    Article ID: 314
    4553  (Abstract) 695  (Download)
    The present paper examines the vocabulary contained in the British animated programme Peppa Pig and investigates whether the vocabulary included is frequent but also appropriate for beginner learners of English. It also examines if there is any formulaic language in it. Comparison with the BNC wordlist and with the CYLET and EVP wordlists for beginners...
  • Manipulating De/Legitimation in Translation of Political Discourse

    Rasool Moradi-Joz, Elham Kavandi

    Article ID: 270
    630  (Abstract) 119  (Download)

    This study seeks to gain an insight into political speech subtitle, focusing on de/legitimation as a macro-linguistic...