International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies 2022-12-01T16:19:23+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p><strong> </strong></p> <ul> <li class="show"><strong>Country of Publication:</strong> Italy</li> <li><strong>ISSN: </strong>2724-0908</li> <li><strong>Review</strong> <strong>Time: </strong>Four Weeks Approximately</li> <li><strong>Frequency: </strong>Quarterly</li> <li><strong>Acceptance Rate</strong>: 35%</li> <li>Submissions Received: 128 (2020)</li> <li>Submissions Accepted: 45 (2020)</li> <li><strong>Format</strong>:<strong> </strong>Online </li> <li><strong>Publication Dates:</strong> April, July, October, January</li> <li><strong>Scope: </strong>Linguistics, Language Teaching, Translation, and Culture</li> <li><strong>Open Access: </strong>Yes</li> <li><strong>Indexed: </strong>Yes</li> <li><strong>Policy: </strong>Peer-reviewed/Refereed</li> <li><strong>Publisher:</strong>Tawasul International Centre for Publishing, Research and Dialogue</li> <li><strong>E-mail: </strong></li> </ul> <p>Manuscripts submitted to <strong>IJLTS </strong>go through an internal review and if they meet the basic requirements, they are sent out for double blind review from experts in the field, either from the editorial board or identified reviewers. Comments from the external reviewers are sent to the authors and they are notified of the journal’s decision (accept, accept with revisions, reject). This entire review process will take anywhere between 2 - 4 weeks after submission of manuscript. Reviewers can recommend to author/s any related work that is not cited. IJLTS uses a double-blind system for peer review; The identities of both reviewers and authors remain anonymous.</p> <p> </p> Compliment Responses across Gender: Moroccan EFL Learners as a Case Study 2022-10-10T19:44:55+00:00 Imane Masmoudi Abdelhay Jarrar <p><em>&nbsp;Compliment response is among the most common speech acts used in everyday conversations. Recipients’ responses to compliments differ depending on distinct social variables, including power, the degree of intimacy, social distance, culture and gender. The current study investigates Compliment Responses (henceforth, CRs) among Moroccan male and female EFL learners based on four topics of compliments (ability, character, possession and appearance). Thence, the present paper aims to explore the most frequent&nbsp; CR&nbsp; strategies used by Moroccan male and female EFL learners. Besides, it endeavors to find out the differences between the two groups in CRs. 50 female and 50 male EFL learners from Sultan Moulay Slimane University took part in the present study, epitomizing higher education population. In order to attain the required data for the study, discourse completion test (DCT) was used and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentages) and inferential statistics (Independent T-test) based on Herbert’s (1989) classification of CRs. Results of the study revealed that the most frequent CR strategies used by Moroccan male and female EFL learners at the macro level are agreement strategies; however, the most frequent CR strategies used by the two groups at the micro level are appreciation token, praise upgrade and return strategies, wherein females showed a great tendency towards the use of praise upgrade and return strategies, while males were more inclined to the use of appreciation token strategy. Furthermore, the study results showed that there is a consonance between Moroccan male and female EFL learners in CRs at the macro level, whereas there is a significant difference between the two groups at the micro level in all situations except for character. </em></p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies Syntactico-semantic analysis of Agency and Action in Selected Excerpts from Obama's Speech to the 66th UNGA 2022-11-11T19:10:29+00:00 Mousa S. Sultan Lamees, A. Abdulrahman <p><em>This paper traces the representation of Yemen and Syria in President Obama’s speech addressed to the 66<sup>th</sup> session of the UN General Assembly.&nbsp; In particular, the paper focuses on the syntactic selection of agency choices Obama used to ideologically represent the Yemeni and Syrian revolutions and their supporters. We investigate how Obama’s speech communicated ideologically interested messages which position the USA vis-à-vis the two revolutions and the people therein. The study arrived at the conclusion that Obama’s choices tended to either directly or indirectly represent the two countries and their people in positive light. It was observed that the opponents of the two revolutions were primarily, though indirectly, represented in negative light. We also found out that Obama’s use of highly evocative language tended to ideologically position the USA in positive light and as the voice of the voiceless and of the underprivileged. This in turn revealed the USA indirect support and recognition of the legitimacy of the revolutions and revolutionaries in the two countries. The study furthermore shows that language can be a very powerful tool for expressing ideologically interested positions, hegemonic control, as well as manufacturing consent with the target audience.</em></p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies Language and peace on WhatsApp and Facebook messages on the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon 2022-10-29T01:19:48+00:00 PENIEL ZAAZRA Nouhou <p>This study set out to explore the promotion of peace by some social media messages related to the ongoing crisis in Southern Cameroons. Focus is on the lexical choice and style that show ways out of the warped communication out of language crisis, and the possible impacts of the messages on the readers’ minds of Cameroonians and other world citizens. The theory of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) by Fairclough (1989, 1992, 1995a, 1995b) guided the analysis of the data (150 messages) collected from 75 participants (45 males and 30 females) both from WhatsApp (100) and Facebook (50) posted by Cameroonians from the English-speaking part. The researcher and the field assistants used the Android phone to collect these data. Results reveal that there is an intensive war of words and words of war almost every line of the e-messages from either of the platforms. The numerous messages of peace are overshadowed and outnumbered by verbal bullying and the tense mood in the discourses. Some messages advocate national unity and push readers to think of peaceful co-existence. Therefore, readers are served with messages that feed them with bitterness about the current affairs in the country and accept war for peace to reign; in other words, the messages of peace are likely to recruit less militants than the words call for uprising. <br>Key words: Peace, WhatsApp and Facebook messages, CDA, Anglophone crisis, ideology</p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies The Impact of Collaborative Testing On Iranian EFL Learners’ Course Achievement 2022-08-22T18:58:15+00:00 Aram Reza Sadeghi Beniss Fatemeh Tajalli <p>The purpose of the present study was to compare the effect of collaborative versus individual testing on Iranian EFL learners' course achievement. In addition, this study sought to find the perceptions of EFL learners towards the use of collaborative testing. To achieve this goal, a sample of 60 intermediate EFL learners was selected based on their performance on Oxford Placement Test. They were randomly assigned to two equal groups of collaborative and individual testing. The participants of each group took 8 exams during the study. The learners of the collaborative group completed the tests in groups whereas individual group members completed the same tests individually. The results of independent sample t-test showed that there is a significant statistical difference between the performance of the collaborative and individual groups in the course achievement in such a way that the collaborative group outperformed the individual one. The results of the present study suggest EFL teachers avoid using the traditional testing format and apply interactive test-taking strategies in order to enhance learners' course achievement.</p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies Moroccan female leaders between femininity and masculinity: A case study of Nabila Mounib (the first female leader of a political party) 2022-10-10T19:43:54+00:00 Fatima Ezzahraa El Fattah <p><em>Women are ‘intruders’ in the political world, they often find themselves at odds with a world that has established its values and rules according to men’s ways of doing things. When women enter politics, their socially constructed gender clashes with the tough world of politics. Often the feminine style collides with doing political leadership, a leadership that requires toughness, assertiveness and even violence. Women are socially constructed to behave in the complete opposite of this values. The first Moroccan female leader was elected as the head of her political party, Partie Socialist Unifié [PSU], in 2012. Nabila Mounib was faced with the dilemma of how she is going to lead a political party as a female in a patriarchal and conservative society. Should she lead using her feminine leadership style or should she adapt the masculine style that seems to conform with the political world? This paper attempts to explore her leadership style using Feminist Critical discourse analysis FCDA with a focus on the following linguistic features: interruption, hedges and tag questions, and the I vs We.</em></p> <p> </p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies Critical Discourse Analysis: Female Representation in Advertisements of Academic Institutes in SAHIWAL 2022-09-16T10:43:11+00:00 Ayesha Ashraf M. Ashraf <p><em>Advertising in time globalization turns into a "powerful instrument" for organizations to offer their items, great and administrations. Females play fundamental role for various figures in her day to day existence. Females assume an extremely imperative part in human advancement and have a huge spot in the general public. This paper centers on the advertisements in academies of SAHIWAL according to a Feministic perspective by following research design of Fairclough CDA of language and Machin multimodal examination. This examination for the most part centers on the utilization of language in academic advertisements and procedures utilized by experts to impact their clients. The review shows how language is utilized in advertisements and how female body is represented through language. The result of this paper shows that higher female portrayal has worked on institutional quality.</em></p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies A Case Study of Adjacency Pairs in Conversation of a Group of Arab Students in Informal Setting 2022-11-11T19:02:15+00:00 Bilal Alkhaza'leh <p><em>Language is usually seen as a social phenomenon; there is a reciprocal relationship between language and society. When people use language, they do more than just try to get another person to understand the speaker’s thoughts and feelings. The current study analyzed short conversation by group of Arab postgraduate students in informal setting with more focus on adjacency pairs’ sequences. Data were transcribed first in Arabic then translated to English using qualitative research methodology. </em><em>The approach that has been chosen for this research is qualitative approach. In this context, the conversation occurred during in</em><em>formal setting that is in conversation and usual chatting setting among the friends. The speakers are from different Arabic countries. However they are very close friends since they are neighbors and meet each other frequently. Results showed that speakers violated the sequence of adjacency pairs; this might be due to the solidarity and affinity among them. The adjacency pairs found in this conversations are Greeting-greeting, turn taking, overlapping, Question-Answer, repetition, closing.</em></p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies