Revisiting Lost Afghan in the works of Khaled Hosseini
Dr. Meena Gupta
Page Numbers : 395-396
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2022.v05i11.004
“For many people in the West, Afghanistan is synonymous with the Soviet War and the Taliban. I wanted to remind people that Afghans had managed to live in a peaceful anonymity for the decades that the history of Afghans in 20th century has been largely pacific and harmonious.’’ Khaled Hosseini: Afghanistan was a different country in the year 1960 than the one that is apparent to us today. It is history how Soviets invaded the Afghanistan and pulled them in war, following Taliban rule and US invasion in 2001.The once peaceful and cherished nation known as ‘graveyard of empires’ is a mirage today. History witness that since 11th century B.C, different empires and forces have tried to gain control over Afghanistan. This paper is a sincere effort to excavate the layers hidden beneath the facade of Afghanistan.
Original Research Article
Nov. 22, 2022
Effect of Alienation in Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis is a novella written by Franz Kafka. This novel tells about a young man named Gregor Samsa who has experienced alienation. This research aims to understand the effects of alienation experienced by Gregor Samsa as a major character in The Metamorphosis. Erich Fromm's theory about three mechanisms of escape is used to analyse the effort of Gregor Samsa in solving his psychological problem of alienation. Modern man usually uses three mechanisms of escape by Erich Fromm to reduce the feeling of fear and isolation of burdened freedom when they want to be free. This research uses qualitative research in which the data are in the form of words and sentences in this novella. This study applies the documentary method as the technique of data collection. The data can be taken from various sources, such as documents, books, and journals. This research shows that Gregor Samsa’s alienation has influenced his entire life, family, and society.
Nov. 16, 2022
Research on Ideological and Political Course Construction of English for General Academic Purpose from Outcome Based Education
Guoping An, Qiu Shuang Zhang
Page Numbers : 379-386
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2022.v05i11.002
Outcome based education (OBE) has been prevalent in recent years. Under the guidance of OBE and requirement of ideological and political pattern, general academic English has undertaken new course reform in China. This paper focuses on introducing its construction practice in North China Electric Power University from the following aspects: general goal, teaching principle, teaching mode, evaluation methods and teaching effect. The practice research intends to provide new thinking for the construction of general academic English.
Original Research Article
Nov. 7, 2022
Research on the "Foreign Language+" Curriculum System in Universities with Industrial Features
Chu Yan, Wei Xiaorui, Yin Junying, Pan Mengting
Page Numbers : 372-378
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2022.v05i11.001
Under the background of the construction of the new liberal arts, the traditional curriculum system for foreign language subjects cannot meet the market demand. The development space of foreign language majors is increasingly compressed, and the quality of graduates is generally declining. The situation of foreign language majors in universities with Industrial Features is even more difficult due to the weakness of their disciplines, the limited teaching staff and the lack of language learning environment. In this paper, we use literature research and questionnaires to explore the development of "foreign language +" courses in universities with Industrial Features with industrial characteristics, by adjusting course hours, diversifying course settings and offering cross-disciplinary courses. This article provides some ideas and suggestions for the development of foreign language courses and curriculum reform in universities with Industrial Features.
Oct. 30, 2022
Fatherhood and Socio-Economic Responsibilities towards Children as Seen through FENCES by August Wilson
Senankpon Raoul Ahouangansi
Page Numbers : 362-371
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2022.v05i10.008
In the making of the United States of America, rights related to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness hits blocs prejudices and society-based realities. Unlike whites, blacks witness cases of highly-ranked socio-economic hardships in settling families, providing the minimum possible for stable households and assuring well-mannered children from one generation to another. Failure to pass on a legacy of well-indicated morals, mores, attitudes and patterns is abundantly highlighted in Fences by August Wilson, with Troy Maxson the main character who definitely misses the point the same way his own father does with consequences on kids, wives and the whole living society. Psychoanalysis and Marxist literary theories help to denote and decode how generations of fathers as bread-winners pass on to extended families, principles for living which members of the same family accept or reject through manners in which they choose to live their own lives: unfulfilled responsibilities and generation gaps at stake.
Original Research Article
Oct. 30, 2022
A Sociolinguistic Implication of the Use of Nigerian Pidgin among Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa
Saidu Yahaya Ojoo
Page Numbers : 357-361
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2022.v05i10.007
This study examines the sociolinguistics implication of the use of Nigerian Pidgin among HNDII students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa. Pidgin emerges when people from different linguistic backgrounds need a means of verbal communication. Interviews and direct observation methods of investigation are used as means of gathering data for the study. Fishman’s theory of domain analysis is employed as a framework of analysis for the study. The study discovered the presence of Nigerian Pidgin on campuses and how it affects to a great extent the teaching and learning of Standard English in Nigerian higher institutions. This study has also been able to provide answers to such questions as who speaks Nigerian Pidgin, to whom, where and for what purpose. The implication of the use of Nigerian Pidgin in academics was also explored. On the whole, this research concludes with the notion that Nigerian Pidgin is used as a means of informal communication among students on Nigerian campuses; as such, it has negative implications on the teaching and learning of Standard English in our educational process.
Oct. 25, 2022
UAM Corpus Tool: A Convenient and Comprehensive Software
Leyang Wang, Di Yu
Page Numbers : 352-356
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2022.v05i10.006
With the development of corpus linguistics, more and more corpus tools have come into being. As a relatively powerful annotation tool, UAM corpus tool is worth linguistic scholars’ attention and promoting. This paper aims to review the application of UAM in linguistic field, and tries to summarize the advantages by comparing it with other corpus tools, like AntConc and SPSS. It shows that UAM is more effective and practical with comprehensive functions. Inevitably, due to the combination of both annotation and corpus statistics, users may need extra time to get familiar with the operation procedure and to know what functions a corpus provides before doing research. In a word, UAM corpus tool is a suitable software for corpus annotation and exploration.