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 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 4 (2015)

International Journal of English Linguistics Vol. 5, No. 4, August 2015

Table of Contents


Lexical Primings of Licensing Agreements: A Preliminary Investigation PDF
Wei-chen Chuang p1
A Comparative Study of Boosting in Academic Texts: A Contrastive Rhetoric PDF
Oktay YAGIZ, Cuneyt DEMIR p12
Using Sketch Engine to Investigate Synonymous Verbs PDF
Chunyu Hu, Bei Yang p29
Acquisition of English Collocations through Productive Skills—Analysis of Translation Errors PDF
Frane Malenica, Emilija Mustapic p42
A Comparative Analysis of Preparatory Year Students’ FL Anxiety PDF
AbdulRehman Al Asmari p50
Multiple Intelligences: Language Learning and Teaching PDF
Ali Derakhshan, Maryam Faribi p63
A Pragmatic Study of Gossip in Richard Brinsely Sheridan’s The School for Scandal PDF
Fareed H. H. Al-Hindawi, Ramia Fuaad Mirza p73
Discourse Analysis of the Palestinian Authority President Abbas’ Address to the UN General Assembly in New York PDF
Khader Tawfiq Khader, Nisreen Hassouna p87
Syntagm in the Analysis of the Intonation Contour (Experimental Results) PDF
Sahila Mustafayeva p99
On the Pragmatic Patterns of Chinese College English Learners’ Compliment Responses PDF
Ge Bai p106
Experimental-Phonetic Analysis of the Phonetic Structure of Word PDF
Kifayat Alirzayeva, Mehriban Ibadullayeva, Gulnara Safarova p120
Language Barriers and Counter Measures of Toddlers in HK Multilingual Environment PDF
Min Deng p126
Conventionality and Connection of the Specified Sentence Members with the Specifying Sentence Members PDF
Aygun Memmedova p131
Experimental–Phonetic Analysis of Rhythmic Structures in the English Language PDF
Javahir Yagubova p137
The Definiteness and Indefiniteness in the Theme PDF
Gunel Eyvazli p144
Semantic Nature of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) PDF
Malak Mammadova p149
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 5, No. 4 PDF
Diana Xu p154

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

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