Communication and Linguistics Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018

  • Something Is Like Somebody in Some Way: A Quale Explanation of Verbal Personification

    Deyin Long

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018
    Pages: 65-71
    Received: 17 July 2018
    Accepted: 30 July 2018
    Published: 27 August 2018
    Abstract: This article takes the Ternary Perspective of Sign Representation in semiotics as its theoretical foundation and constructs quale explanation framework of verbal personification to explain the use mechanism of verbal personification and its quale-sense. Verbal personification contains very rich quale-sense, which is expressed by linguistic symbol a... Show More
  • Investigating the Significance of the Communicative Approach in Teaching Grammar and Language Learning Activities—A Case Study of General English Students at Red Sea University

    Nahid Alamin Ibrahim

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018
    Pages: 72-79
    Received: 29 April 2018
    Accepted: 21 June 2018
    Published: 19 September 2018
    Abstract: The present study aims at investigating the effectiveness of the communicative approach on teaching grammar and language activities. The sample of the study consists of 193 (male and female students) of general English language at Read Sea University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities for the academic year 2012/2013. It is a mixed method research desi... Show More
  • The Pragmatic Functions and Prosodic Features of the Sentence-Final Particle "ba" in the Imperatives

    Dong Fangliang, Chen Xiangyue, He Rui

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018
    Pages: 80-87
    Received: 15 August 2018
    Accepted: 11 September 2018
    Published: 12 October 2018
    Abstract: "Ba" is one of the common used sentence-final particle in Chinese. This paper studies the spoken language of film and television drama to analyze and verify the pragmatic functions of “ba” by means of the multidimensional study of language form, meaning, pragmatics and phonetics. First, from the perspective of different category distribution of the... Show More
  • Inferential Pragmatic Analysis of Religious Utterances in Requestives

    Reda Ali Hassan Mahmoud

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018
    Pages: 88-98
    Received: 25 September 2018
    Accepted: 24 October 2018
    Published: 14 November 2018
    Abstract: This paper investigates the pragmatic use of religious utterances in requestive speech acts in Egyptian spoken Arabic. The main objective of this study is to explain how the speakers of Egyptian Arabic use metaphysical religious utterances directly and indirectly to perform the materialistic acts of requesting, pleading, petitioning, asking, solici... Show More