Scholars International Journal of Linguistics and Literature (SIJLL)
Sch Int J Linguist Lit
Dr. Bahman Gorjian
Scholars Middle East Publisher
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“Scholars International Journal of Linguistics and Literature” ISSN 2616-8677 (Print) & ISSN: 2617-3468 (Online) is a Monthly, peer reviewed, open access, Journal published by published by “Scholars Middle East Publishers”, Dubai, UAE. This Journal publishes Original Research Articles, Discussion Papers, Viewpoints, Book reviews, Review, Mini-Reviews, Short Communications, Case Reports and Case Series, Essays within the whole field of Linguistics and Literature.
Scope of Journal
The scopes of “Scholars International Journal of Linguistics and Literature” includes all the areas of research activities and findings in all fields of Linguistics and Literature like Poetry, Bio linguistics, Clinical linguistics, Computational linguistics, Computational linguistics, Developmental linguistics, Drama, Ecolinguistics, Evolutionary linguistics, Forensic linguistics, Historical linguistics, Language documentation, Media, Neurolinguistics, Nonfiction, Phonetics, Phonology, Prose, Psycholinguistics, Semiotics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, Translation, etc.
Dr. Bahman Gorjian
Department of Teaching Foreign Languages, Islamic Azad University, Abadan Branch, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Dr. Hasinus Sultan
Associate Professor & Former Head, Dept. of English, Haji Anfar Ali College, Doboka, Assam, India
English Translation Department, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
Prof. Rohini Chandrica
Widyalankara English Language Teaching Unit, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka
Nada Poropat Jeletic
Assistant professor Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Croatia), Department of Interdisciplinary, Italian and Cultural Studies
Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan
Associate Professor King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-KSA
Assistant Professor, English Department, Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Language Instructor, Jazan University, KSA
Dr. Al Kafil Choudhury GM
Assistant Professor & HOD (English) Thong Nokbe College Dokmoka, Karbi Anglong Assam, India
The Corporeality of Silence: Dispossession of Person-and-Selfhood in Yvonne Vera’s Butterfly Burning (2000)
Page Numbers : 23-27
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i01.002
Set in a context of colonization, Butterfly Burning is a fictional work that digs out the colonized’s mind to illustrate the brutality and unfairness of a ruthless system that gangrenes a whole community’s reason of existence. This paper which finds ground on the theory of “the paradox of silence” as it is defined by Maurice Zundel, highlights a reflexion based on the social and political meaning of the praxis of silence among men and women who are deprived of the backbone of their raison d’être. It focuses on the built-in meaning attached to framework, sex and music in an ambient world silenced by the readable and audible voice of voicelessness.
Jan. 11, 2020
Dylan Thomas’s “A Refusal to Mourn…” : A Dramatic Art Song
Page Numbers : 1-22
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i01.001
The dramatic art song “A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London” is about Dylan Thomas’s optimism in human possibilities for progressive enlightenment in the world rather than about a religious certainty that comes right in the earnest. Thomas’s refusal to lament the death of a child in the London air-raid testifies to his refusal to be political, social and historical in his functioning as he has been committing himself to empathize with the tragic sufferings of the fellowbeings since the beginning of his poetic career. His commitment to disinterested goodwill and action stands in contrast to the non-committed functioning of his contemporary poets who refuse to mourn the death of a child due to their being committed to function as poets of their own choice, love, pity and peace, their being adopted to work for the romantic, political, patriotic and historical tradition. Hence this paper, adopting a figurative approach, endeavours to decipher the essential statement and to decode the much compressed, obscure meaning of this popular poem as the critics’s focus on the poem is limited more to paraphrasal and stylistic levels.
Dec. 30, 2019
Research on Cultural Content in Chinese College English Textbooks—A Case Study of New Standard College English Integrated Course 3
Page Numbers : 236-240
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2019.v02i10.004
Language teaching is inseparable from culture teaching. As one of the basic elements of classroom teaching, this paper analyzes the cultural content of the New Standard College English Integrated Course 3 with the quantitative discussion. The results show that this course is still dominated by British and American culture, and the proportion of Chinese culture and other cultures is limited. The results of the analysis provide some references for publishing houses and Chinese English teaching.
Dec. 25, 2019
Portraits of Wives - The Dumbs in the Select Novels of Toni Morrison
Prof. G.Anburaj, Dr. T. Mangayarkarasi
Page Numbers : 231-235
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2019.v02i10.003
This research paper deals a study of the portraits of black women as wives involves an understanding of the role of women as wives in Africa in the pre-colonial times. This is necessary as certain notions about womanhood persist even today in the post-colonial Africa. Black women in the U.S.A. have their roots in Africa as their ancestors were taken mostly from the West Coast of Africa to work as slave’s n the plantations of America. Their ideas about the role of men and women were shattered by the system of slavery and very little remained of their traditional roles that affected man-woman relationship. The most important factor with regard to the women in traditional society is their roles as mothers. The importance given to mothers and the high regard in which they were held has been explained in Chapter II. Filomina Chioma Steady points out that “women are important as wives and mothers since their reproductive capacity is crucial to the maintenance of the husband’s lineage and it is because of women than men have a patrilineage at all” (Steady, 29). This original research paper portrays the situations of house wives in those novels very clearly.
Original Research Article
Dec. 25, 2019
Sustainable Development and English Studies in Nigerian Universities: An Investigative Discourse
Acheoah John Emike, Shittu Fatai
Page Numbers : 222-230
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2019.v02i10.002
Purpose: This study investigates English studies in Nigerian universities and the implications of such studies on nation-building. Method: Fifty (50) research instruments (questionnaires) were administered to three categories of respondents: Nigerian undergraduates (15 questionnaires); academic staff of Nigerian universities (15 questionnaires); employers of labour in Nigeria (10 questionnaires); employees in Nigeria (10 questionnaires). The theoretical underpinning of this study is the Sociology of Language Approach. Results: The analysis reveals that: the importance of English studies in Nigeria is widely acknowledged; different factors bedevil English studies in Nigerian universities; and formal education fails to accomplish the goals of English studies in Nigeria. Conclusion: In this study, literacy in English is “the ability to use the English language with significant proficiency in spoken and written communications, such that graduates of Nigerian universities can perform satisfactorily at work-places, irrespective of their disciplines.” In Nigeria, literacy level in English is not satisfactory, and this situation hinders nation-building. Given the significance of English studies all over the world and in Nigeria in particular, all stakeholders should foster the teaching and learning of the English language.
Dec. 10, 2019
The Illusion of a Truthand the Effective Collective Myth of Transformationin Nawal El Saadawi’s A Da
Page Numbers : 216-221
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2019.v02i10.001
The reality of ideas that sustainsthe intellectual approach of Nawal El Saadawi, inspires a feminine psycho-sociological renaissance. The harmonious and different arrangement of her Islamic feminism introduces within the Muslim patriarchal affective and representative perception, the notion of profaning the sacred and the traditional enclosures. Through this first person narrative, A Daughter of Isis embodies an effective realm of knowledge that goes beyond the sphere of metaphor; in fact, it becomes that feminine voice that establishes the real power and positive to define her being a human. The purpose of this paper remains an attempt to display the implied practical mode of communication, which appears different from the apparent reality of the patriarchal mode, and the manner El Saadawi creates a discourse of reconstruction and a scientific observation of the real. In this method, the deconstructionist approach involved in this discourse introduces an intellection based on a balance of power. Therefore, the result of this article is expected to underline the material possibilities to ensure a socio-cultural revalorization.
Nov. 12, 2019
Towards an Integrative Approach for Teaching Creative Writing in Tertiary Institutions
Acheoah John Emike, Hamzah Abdurraheem, Jamilu Mohammed Magaji
Page Numbers : 208-215
DOI : 10.36348/SIJLL.2019.v02i09.002
This study proposes an Integrative Approach to the teaching of creative writing in tertiary institutions across the world. Exploring theoretical perspectives in the literature as they apply to writing in general and literary genres in particular, this study presents tips for better teaching – and invariably, learning of creative writing. In different parts of the world, the Curriculum of Creative Writing in tertiary institutions focuses on literary genres. The French word “genre” denotes “kind” and it is related to “gender” and “genus”. As far back as the early nineteenth century the word has been used in English to mean “a kind of literature”. The classification of literature into the three basic genres: drama, prose and poetry – is based on whether or not a literary work is dialogue, narrative or verse. This study concludes that creative writing presupposes the use of writing conventions as well as individualistic creative prowess, to make the teaching of discrete skills of creative writing effective and fascinating.