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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2015 Q3: Articles Received: 44; Accepted: 25; Rejected: 17; Published: 34; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 58; Accepted: 37; Rejected: 17; Published: 18; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 52; Accepted: 32; Rejected: 20; Published: 37; Retracted: 0

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

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




What is e-Version FirstTM

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 5, No 5 (2015)

International Journal of English Linguistics Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2015

Table of Contents


Structural Case Assignment in Standard Arabic: A Feature-Based-Inheritance Perspective PDF
Abdul-Hafeed Ali Fakih p1
A Phraseological Approach to the Shift between Subjunctives from Were to Was: The Case of As It Were and As It Was PDF
Ai Inoue p14
Discourse Analysis of General Muhammadu Buhari’s Official Acceptance Speech: A Systemic Functional Perspective PDF
Innocent Sourou Koutchade p24
Perspectives of Saudi EFL Learners towards Teacher Response in Writing Courses PDF
Fahad Alqurashi p37
Sino-Anglo Code-mixing and Persuasiveness of Chinese Newspaper Advertising: A Sociolinguistic Perspective PDF
Lidan Chen p47
The Lexical Collocational Competence of Arab Undergraduate EFL Learners PDF
Dina Adel Salam El-Dakhs p60
A Survey of English Phonetics Instruction in China PDF
Zhengwei Pei, Kerong Qin p75
Demystify Criticality in Academic Assignment Writing: A Comparative Text Analysis PDF
Huifang Liu, Yong Mei, Haitang Zhou p83
The Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Code-Switching between Arabic and English by Saudis PDF
Manal A. Ismail p99
Comparative Analysis of Melodic Variation of Concession Clauses with Two or More Syntagms in English and Azerbaijani PDF
Rana Hasanova p110
A Socio-Cultural Perspective into the Use of Omission in the Context of Translation PDF
An Du p119
A Survey on the Use of Causal Discourse Markers among Chinese English Majors PDF
Yafei Zhang, Huaqing He p126
Category of Tenses of Verbs in the Azerbaijanian and Japanese Languages PDF
Ogtay B. Jalilbayli p136
A Comparative Study of Metacognitive Strategy Use between Language High Achievers and Low Achievers of English in College PDF
Lihua Tang p147
Text Forming Potentials of Verbs PDF
Khatira Suleymanova p153
American Variety of English Language PDF
Mamedzade Sevinj p159
Intonative Variety of Simple Declarative Sentences in the English Language PDF
Allahverdiyeva Feride Mahammad p164
Deixis Used on Business Brochures Text: A Pragmatics Study PDF
Rotua Elfrida Pangaribuan, Sondang Manik, Tiara Pasaribu p171
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 5, No. 5 PDF
Diana Xu p183

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