International Journal of English Linguistics

International Journal of English Linguistics (IJEL) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal focuses on the following topics: English language, applied English linguistics, theoretical English linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, comparative linguistics, computational linguistics, and discourse analysis. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field. IJEL carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of English Linguistics.

The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.

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2014: Articles Received: 151; Accepted: 94; Rejected: 54; Published: 77; Retracted: 0

2014 Q4: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 24; Rejected: 13; Published: 27; Retracted: 0

2014 Q3: Articles Received: 33; Accepted: 18; Rejected: 11; Published: 20; Retracted: 0

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 37; Accepted: 29; Rejected: 19; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 42; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 11; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 146; Accepted: 90; Rejected: 76; Published: 65; Retracted: 0




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e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


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/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

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

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

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300 USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is 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.


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Posted: 2012-05-17
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Vol 4, No 6 (2014)

International Journal of English Linguistics Vol. 4, No. 6, December 2014

Table of Contents


Question Affix Analysis in Standard Arabic: A Minimalist Perspective PDF
Abdul-Hafeed Ali Fakih, Abdullah S. Al-Dera p1
A Cognitive Metaphorical Analysis of Selected Verses in the Holy Quran PDF
Ahmad Abdel Tawwab Sharaf Eldin p16
The Sociology of Nigerian English: Trends in English Usage in Aba Example PDF
Judith Mgbemena p22
Texting Styles of EFL / ESL Teachers in Saudi Universities: Cultural Perspectives PDF
Jameel Ahmad p30
Evaluating the Performance of Iraqi EFL College Students in Using Frequency Adverbs PDF
Sabeeha Hamza Dehham p39
A Corpus-Based Study on Original English Abstracts and Translated English Abstracts: A Case Study of Passive Voice and Pronouns PDF
Mingyao Chen, Qiongxia Ye p52
The Dynamic and Incremental Features of Vocabulary Acquisition PDF
Thamer Alharthi p70
Socio Linguistic Study of Code Switching of the Arabic Language Speakers on Social Networking PDF
Ahmad Abdel Tawwab Sharaf Eldin p78
Imperatives of Political Leadership with Reference to George Orwell’s Animal Farm PDF
Ndubuisi H. Onyemelukwe, Catherine O. Ogbechie, Jemimah O. Ekechi p87
Assessing Speaking Ability in Academic Context for Fourth Year Taif University Students PDF
Sawsan Ahmed, Abdulamir Alamin p97
A Case Study of Visual-verbal Relations and Application Principles in China’s College English Classroom PDF
Peipei Yang p104
Study on the Validity of bilingual Mandarin Version of Vocabulary Size Test PDF
Yu Wang, Wanyi Du p113
A Contrastive Study of Cohesion in English and Chinese PDF
Jian-Sheng Yang p118
The Effect of Positive Evidence and Negative Feedback on EFL Learners’ Acquisition of the Third Person Singular Form PDF
Lin Jiang, Huiwen Yi p124
A Contrastive Study of Death Metaphors in English and Chinese PDF
Cong Tian p134
A Study of Lexical Cohesion Theory in Reading Comprehension PDF
Qingshun He p143
On the Problems Arising during the Transformation of the English Verbal Phraseological Units PDF
Mehin Suerek p151
Linguo-Cultural Aspect of Interrelation of Language and Culture PDF
Sevinj Hasanova p160
A Systemic Functional Analysis on Discourse Marker—“Honest Phrases” PDF
Linxiu Yang, Lijun Xie p167
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 4, No. 6 PDF
Diana Xu p174

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International Journal of English Linguistics   ISSN 1923-869X (Print)   ISSN 1923-8703 (Online)

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