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 Q2: Articles Received: 37; Accepted: 29; Rejected: 19; Published: 11; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 42; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 11; Published: 19; 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 4, No 4 (2014)

International Journal of English Linguistics Vol. 4, No. 4, August 2014

Table of Contents


Institutional Texts and the Processes of Meaning Making PDF
Victor Lord Owusu p1
Prescriptive Aspects of the Descriptive Translation Studies PDF
Kunlun Liu p13
“My Patience is Exhausted” and “Nafida Sabrii”: A Conceptual Metaphoric Account of “Patience” Idioms in English and Arabic PDF
Mohamed Mazen Galal p22
Coherence through Katherine Mansfield’s Miss Brill PDF
Dunya Muhamed Miqdad p44
English Subordinators in Finite Clause: Definition and Classification PDF
Yali Liu p55
Pedagogic Processing of Corpora and Its Effects on ESL Learners’ Medium-Term Language Awareness Enhancement PDF
Jing Shi p63
Actual Behaviors of Newly Observed Phraseological Units Comprising Two Prepositions PDF
Ai Inoue p74
An Analysis of Morphological Features of Code-switching in Chinese Netspeak PDF
Chunqin Zhang p88
Metaphorical Analysis of the Image of Water in Beloved PDF
Gengqing Chen, Weiwei Wang p93
Taiwanese EFL Learners’ English Relative Clauses Learning PDF
Ching-Ying Lin, Shu-Yuan Chuang p99
Dynamics of Friendship in Selected Novels of Chinua Achebe and Isdore Okpewho PDF
Ndubuisi H. Onyemelukwe, Catherine O. Ogbechie, Winniefred E. Ibeana p107
A Case Analysis of Lexical Features in English Broadsheets and Tabloids PDF
Yingxia Li, Dongyu Zhang, Wanyi Du p115
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 4, No. 4 PDF
Diana Xu p123

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

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