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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We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


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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 1 (2015)

International Journal of English Linguistics Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2015

Table of Contents


Diasporic Second Language Englishes in the African Communities of Germany’s Ruhr Area PDF
Christiane Meierkord, Bridget Fonkeu, Eva Zumhasch p1
The Use of Euphemistic Expressions by Arab EFL Learners: Evidence from Al Ain University of Science and Technology PDF
Abdel Rahman Mitib Altakhaineh, Hanan Naef Rahrouh p14
Evaluating Saudi University Students’ Beliefs about Learning English PDF
Muhammad Al-Roomy p22
The Use of Grammatical Collocations by Advanced Saudi EFL Learners in the UK and KSA PDF
Marzouq Nasser Alsulayyi p32
The Acquisition of the Passive Alternation by Kuwaiti EFL Learners PDF
Abdullah M. Alotaibi, Hashan Alajmi p44
Conceptualizing Emotions through Metaphors in Fortress Besieged PDF
Pengju Du p53
The Role of Arab Fathers in Heritage Language Maintenance in New Zealand PDF
Morad Al-Sahafi p73
The Semantic Models of FACT Clauses in Discourse: A Systemic Functional Perspective PDF
Hongyan Liang p84
Patterns of Textual Coherence in Students’ Written Discourse: A Study of Sudanese English Majors PDF
Hamid Abdalla Arabi, Nauman Al Amin Ali p91
A Tentative Study of Vocabulary Learning Anxiety in College English Learning in China PDF
Xiaoxin Chen p104
Corpus Linguistic Analysis of the Connotative Meaning of Some Terms Used in the Context of ‘The War on Terror’ PDF
Alaa Ghazi Rababah p113
Internet Linguistics: A Linguistic Analysis of Electronic Discourse as a New Variety of Language PDF
Atef Odeh AbuSa'aleek p135
Discourse Control Strategies in Police-Suspect Interrogation in Nigeria PDF
Raifu Olanrewaju Farinde, Oluranti Adekemi Olajuyigbe, Adegbite Matthew p146
Effect of Meta-cognitive Strategy Training on Chinese EFL Learners’ Reading Competence PDF
Xinyan Wang p159
Interdisciplinary Interpretation of the Bible Text PDF
Ying Han p170
Authorship Methodology, Rational Thinking and Modernity in Abu Alqasem Al-Zajajee’s Book Aleedah Fi Elal Alnahu—Clarifications in Syntax Justifications PDF
Ahmad H. Al Nuaimi, Hanna Y. Abu-Jaber p175
Comparative Analysis of the Structural Variety of Complex Syntactic Units in the English and Azerbaijani Languages PDF
Dunyamin Yunusov, Vahid Arabov p184
Elements of Communicativity and Informativity in the Text PDF
Gulmar Israfilova p190
The Specific Lingua-Cultural Features of the American English for English Learners PDF
Vusala Aghabeyli p196
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 5, No. 1 PDF
Diana Xu p203

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

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