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 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 2 (2015)

International Journal of English Linguistics Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2015

Table of Contents


An Investigation of the Relationship between L1 Lexical Translation Equivalence and L2 Vocabulary Acquisition PDF
Ahmed Masrai, James Milton p1
Language Proficiency Level and Intake of Nominal Group Use in Scientific English: A Web Classroom Empirical Study PDF
Pilar Duran, Ana Luz Rubio p8
Use of Learning Strategies by EFL Learners: A Study of How It Relates to Language Proficiency and Learner Autonomy PDF
Hui-ju Liu p21
Gender Inequality in Chinese News Discourse: A Critical Discourse Perspective PDF
Liwei Zhang, Muhammad Babar Jamil p36
The Metalanguage of Corruption in Cameroon-Part I: The Registers of General Administration, Transport and Education PDF
Gilbert Tagne Safotso p47
A Critical Analysis of the Diaoyu Islands Dispute in American News Media PDF
Xin Jin, Yan Shang p55
Language and Ideology in Texts on Globalization: A Critical Discourse Analysis PDF
Mustafa Ar p63
The Syntactic Cartography of the TP Layer in Minimalism PDF
Feras Saeed p79
A Case Study of Machine Translation: Problems and Suggestions PDF
Haicui Zheng p92
A Critical Review of the CELTA Syllabus within the Context of Saudi Arabia PDF
Amjjad Sulaimani, Tariq Elyas p100
A Study of EFL Listening Anxiety in a Test Setting PDF
Hongying Li p106
A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Generics PDF
Zhengling Fu p115
The Application of Identification Strategies in Sci-fi Movie Avatar PDF
Gengqing Chen, Yan Li p123
Translation of Metaphors in Business English from a Cognitive Perspective PDF
Jing Zheng p132
Inflectional Morphology in Arabic and English: A Contrastive Study PDF
Muayad Abdul-Halim Ahmad Shamsan, Abdul-majeed Attayib p139
A Pragmatic Study of a Political Discourse from the Perspective of the Linguistic Adaptation Theory PDF
Badriah Khalid Al-Gublan p151
The Various Inclinations to the Questions of Modality and Discourse PDF
Fidan Salimova p165
Improve Students’ Narrative Writing Achievement Through Film at SMA NEGERI I PALIPI PDF
Sondang Manik, Jernih Donda Sinurat p172
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 5, No. 2 PDF
Diana Xu p189

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

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