International Journal of Linguistics

International Journal of Linguistics (ISSN 1948-5425) which is an online scholarly journal, peer-reviewed, published by Macrothink Institute. The journal encourages submission in but not limited to subjects of linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics. In addition to the broad area of language research, the creative approaches to language learning and teaching are also involved, leading linguistics to a higher level of cognitive development. The linguistic research contributes to cooperation of people groups throughout the world. Abundant and professional resources of linguistics are needed to meet a wide and infinitely varied range of communicative goals. From this perspective, the journal aims to improve the communicative power of the language and consolidate the national language communicative tool available to speakers. The International Journal of Linguistics also provides the opportunities for sharing the resources among members of the academic community.

International Journal of Linguistics is now indexed in the following list: EBSCOhost, Gale's Academic Databases, Google Scholar,J-Gate, PKP Open Archives Harvester, ProQuest, Sherpa/Romeo.

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: Notice for Price Adjustment

Effective 1 January 2014, the publication fee will increase from 100.00USD to 200.00USD. Manuscripts submitted on or after this date will be charged the new rate of 200.00USD per article.
Manuscripts submitted in 2013 can take advantage of the old rate (100.00USD) if paid on or before January 31, 2014.
All 2013’s manuscripts unpaid by 31 January 2014 will be charged the new rate of 200.00USD.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
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: Call for Paper Submission


We sincerely invite you to submit your excellent research papers and show the critical and original views on Linguistics. 

And we also would like to cooperate with other institutions to publish special issues.

If you are interested in our journal, please find the journal’s profile and submit manuscripts online at: or sent to: 
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If you have any questions, please contact with us at

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: Paper Selection and Publication Process


a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/email may be missed.

b) Peer review. We use single-blind system for peer-review; the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two or three experts; one is an editorial staff and the other two are external reviewers. The review process may take 1-2 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) The authors revise paper and make payment. Authors need to re-edit the paper, using the template. The re-edited paper should use the template provided by us and meet the formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines

e) After receive revised paper. Our editing staff will work on the layout and format. After the process, we will invite you to check the paper again.

f) E-journal in PDF available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.

Posted: 2009-05-04

: Recruitment: Reviewers of Journal


Those scholars who possess a PhD or a similar qualification in relevant fields with experience in reviewing research articles are welcome to join us.


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Vol 6, No 3 (2014)

International Journal of Linguistics Vol. 6, No. 3, June 2014

Table of Contents


Perception of Culturally Loaded Words by Arab EFL Learners PDF
Abdel Rahman Mitib Altakhaineh, Aseel Simak Zibin pp. 1-22
Politeness Strategies in Pakistani Business English Letters PDF
Mariam Gillani, Rashid Mahmood pp. 23-44
Changes to Poetic Images in Translation PDF
Nibras A. M. Al-Omar pp. 45-52
Face-Enhancing Strategies in Compliment Responses by Canadian University Students PDF
Bernard Mulo Farenkia pp. 53-69
Interpersonal Metafunctions in Bingu wa Mutharika’s Second-Term Political Discourse: A Systemic Functional Grammatical Approach PDF
Wellman Kondowe pp. 70-84
The Effect of Using Audiovisual Chat on Developing English as a Foreign Language Learners' Fluency and Productivity of Authentic Oral Texts PDF
Ahmad Mousa Bataineh pp. 85-108
A Critical Discourse Analysis of Modals in Nigerian Political Manifestos PDF
Taiwo Oluwaseun Ehineni pp. 109-117
Translation and Ideology: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Chomsky’s “Media Control” and its Arabic Translation PDF
Sami S. Alghamdi pp. 118-132
A Corpus-Based Analysis of Linking Adverbials in Pakistani Englisha PDF
Irum Jameel, Muhammad Asim Mahmood, Zahida Hussain, Aleem Shakir pp. 133-140
A Critical Discourse Analysis of Pakistani and Indian Budget Speeches PDF
Sidra Ahmed, Rashid Mahmood, Shahbaz Arif, Aleem Shakir pp. 141-153
Julian the Emperor. A Consolation to Himself upon the Departure of the Excellent Sallust: Rhetorical Approach PDF
Georgios Alexandropoulos pp. 154-160
The Relationship between EFL Learners' Language Learning Attitudes and Language Learning Strategies PDF
Mohammad Jafar Jabbari, Negar Golkar pp. 161-167
Morphosyntax of Balinese Reciprocal Constructions PDF
I Nyoman Kardana, Made Sri Satyawati pp. 168-180
'Typical ' Morphology System of Language Advertising of Cellular Services PDF
Asep Wawan Jatnika, Dadang Suganda, Wahya Wahya, Cece Sobarna pp. 181-197
Language of Poetries Balada Orang-Orang Tercinta, Empat Kumpulan Sajak, Blues Untuk Bonnie, and Sajak-Sajak Sepatu Tua Written By W.S. Rendra (A Stylistic Study) PDF
Mykti Widayati, Subroto, Rachmat Djoko Pradopo pp. 198-209
A Critical Discourse Analysis of Figurative Language in Pakistani English Newspapers PDF
Rashid Mahmood, Misbah Obaid, Aleem Shakir pp. 210-216
Acquisition of the Non-Generic Definite Article in English: The Influence of Cognitive Style PDF
Suzanne Marie Prior, Keiko Fujise, Kimberley Diane Fenwick pp. 217-230
The Reality of Consonant Clusters in Dagbanli Syllables PDF
Ibrahim James Gurindow M-minibo pp. 231-242
The Use of Krama Inggil (Javanese Language) in Family Domain at Semarang and Pekalongan Cities PDF
M. Suryadi, H.D. Edi Subroto, Sri Sri Marmanto pp. 243-256
Sundanese Epistemic Modality “Kudu”: A Linguistic Manipulation PDF
Retno Purwani Sari pp. 257-269
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 6, No. 3 PDF
Jean Lee pp. 270

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