ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | March 8, 2021
The Most Frequent Capitalization Errors Made by the EFL Learners at Undergraduate Level: An Investigation
Md. Arif Khan Pathan
Page no 65-72
Capitalization is one of the most essential conventions of writing in English. A proper use of capitalization not only signals the beginning of a sentence or highlights certain types of words in a sentence but also ensures the clarity of meaning and the effectiveness of writing. Unfortunately, many EFL learners fail to use it correctly in their writing that prevent them from developing their writing skills and eventually negatively affect their overall language learning process. The goal of the present study was to find out the most frequent capitalization errors made by the EFL learners at the undergraduate level. By using a survey sheet, the study conducted a survey among 230 undergraduate students at Bangladesh Agricultural University and found that the use of capital/small letters with certain words associated with the Internet like Net, Web, Internet, etc.; with the names of general academic subjects; with the family relationship words; with the exceptional proper nouns such as black & white (names of human race), sun & moon (names of planet); with the first word of an incomplete sentence after a colon; with the titles of people; etc. are some of the particular areas where the participants made most frequent errors. The study basically attempted to make the learners aware of their common capitalization errors, so that, they can minimize the errors in their writing, and can make their writing more accurate, meaningful, and comprehensible.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | March 15, 2021
Sociopragmatic Study of Neologisms and Phraseological Expressions of Adolescents between Them and On Social Network
Noukio Germaine Bienvenue, Kamseu Mogo Jean Paul
Page no 73-79
Nowadays, development takes place under different historical conditions and different places. Contemporary societies are confronted with comparable phenomena such as social breakdown, the crisis of social movements and the expansion of informal activities. Generally, written or spoken interaction appears as a means of communication, which is highly used on the social media. Youngs are writing and speaking for communication. The writing or Use of different message has a phatic and expressive dimension. These communication forms appear as a mean to chat without be with someone, to be absent but present in the group, to create intimity by preserving the usage of spatial distance.
REVIEW ARTICLE | March 30, 2021
Communication Et COVID-19 Au Sénégal. Approche Pragmatique Et Énonciative De Slogans Et Concepts De Lutte Contre La Pandémie
Page no 80-87
Senegal has been plunged in resolving the health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic since its appearance in March 2019 on Senegalese territory. All useful means such as communication are pointed up to cut the line of contagion of the virus. In this communication fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, we noted the presence and use of concepts, slogans and / or “sloganized” expressions of which understanding of their communicative values requires an operation of interpretation and decoding. The perception of the informative content of such speech acts is based on their context of use by the communicating subjects. In the pragmatic theory of language where the communicational approach is based on fundamental notions: the implied and the presupposed, the interpretation of the communicative value is done through a set of values, common to the communicating subjects, which guarantees the intercomprehension of messages. This article aims, from a pragmatic and enunciative angle, to enumerate the slogans and concepts created in the management of the pandemic and then to identify their new semantic particularities, and to decipher their preventive implicit content in the communication of the fight against COVID-19. Particularities that are similar to calls for awareness on the existence and seriousness of the disease.