Communication and Linguistics Studies

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021

  • Implicit Learning in Second Language Acquisition: Insights from Neuroscientific Data

    Nermin Hosny Yusuf

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 21-30
    Received: 15 March 2021
    Accepted: 6 April 2021
    Published: 14 May 2021
    Abstract: It is an ultimate goal for second language learners to attain a high-level of proficiency and produce L2 accurately as well as fluently. Yet, according to second language learning enormity particularly in a later stage, a considerable number of learners may experience excruciating difficulties. Suffice it to mention that some learners may not even ... Show More
  • The Drawbacks of Optimality Theoretic Phonology: Objections and Refutations

    Fareed Hameed Al-Hindawi, Mustafa Abdulsahib Abdulkareem

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 31-37
    Received: 17 December 2019
    Accepted: 27 December 2019
    Published: 28 June 2021
    Abstract: Optimality theory was introduced in the early 1990s as an alternative model of the organization of natural human language sound systems. It suggests that the observed forms of language arise from the optimal satisfaction of conflicting constraints. Optimality theory differs from other approaches to phonology, like autosegmental phonology and linear... Show More
  • The Research on “Fight” Culture in Chinese Traditional Games

    Sun Yuechuan, Bein Kaixuan

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 38-43
    Received: 2 June 2021
    Accepted: 19 June 2021
    Published: 30 June 2021
    Abstract: In traditional Chinese games, there is a basic element of "fight", which is similar to the competition culture in western games, but deeply influenced by traditional Chinese culture and develops to a "fight" culture with Chinese characteristics. As for the tradition Chinese games, there are different kinds of games with "fight" element, such as the... Show More