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The Journal of English Studies 

University of La Rioja
About: The Journal of English Studies is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Foreign language & Narrative. Over the lifetime, 783 publications have been published receiving 2347 citations.


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors address the politeness of curse words in anonymous Internet communication, represented by YouTube commentaries and exemplified by those following snatches of “Borat”.
Abstract: This theoretical paper addresses the (im)politeness of swear words. The primary objective is to account for their nature and functions in anonymous Internet communication, represented by YouTube commentaries (and exemplified by those following snatches of “Borat”), in the light of recent approaches to (im)politeness, notably: second order (im)politeness, necessarily recruiting first order interpretations; intentionbased approach; and relational work. The emerging postulate is that taboo words can display impoliteness (by manifesting aggression, power-building and abuse) or politeness (by fostering solidarity, common ground and humour). The nature and functions of cursing in anonymous commentaries are posited to be largely reminiscent of those appearing in oral interactions. Nevertheless, several characteristics of expletives appear to be peculiar to the discourse of an e-community of practice.

65 citations

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TL;DR: This paper investigates the receptive vocabulary knowledge of students learning English in Spanish primary education by using the 1,000 word test and the 2,000 frequency band of The Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT) and demonstrates the existence of a positive correlation between the two frequency bands and a cloze test.
Abstract: This paper responds to the need for research on vocabulary knowledge in foreign language education. First, we investigate the receptive vocabulary knowledge of students learning English in Spanish primary education by using the 1,000 word test and the 2,000 frequency band of The Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT). Second, we study differences between the sexes by comparing their scores. Third, we evaluate whether students' scores correlate with their scores on a cloze test. As a result, we show that their English receptive vocabulary size falls within the 1,000 word level. Finally, we demonstrate the existence of a positive correlation between the two frequency bands and a cloze test.

55 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the findings from an investigation of English proficiency of Thai students who took the Chulalongkorn University Test of English Proficiency (CU-TEP) in 2001.
Abstract: This paper presents the findings from an investigation of English proficiency of Thai students who took the Chulalongkorn University Test of English Proficiency (CU-TEP) in 2001. It was found that the majority of the students could not meet the standard required to study at the graduate level at Chulalongkorn University. This calls for an urgent need to enhance the English proficiency of Thai students at various levels. Components of the English syllabus, namely course goals and objectives, materials, tasks and activities, testing and evaluation as well as the roles of teachers and students have to be reconsidered. Directions and ways to help Thai students acquire the target language and prepare them to be qualified world citizens in the era of globalization will be discussed.

52 citations

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TL;DR: It was concluded that the film genre plays a crucial role in using different strategies in subtitling and all Gottlieb's proposed strategies were applicable to the corpus with some degree of variation of distribution among different film genres.
Abstract: This study was an attempt to identify the interlingual strategies employed to translate English subtitles into Persian and to determine their frequency, as well. Contrary to many countries, subtitling is a new field in Iran. The study, a corpus-based, comparative, descriptive, non-judgmental analysis of an English-Persian parallel corpus, comprised English audio scripts of five movies of different genres, with Persian subtitles. The study's theoretical framework was based on Gottlieb's (1992) classification of subtitling translation strategies. The results indicated that all Gottlieb's proposed strategies were applicable to the corpus with some degree of variation of distribution among different film genres. The most frequently used strategy was "transfer" at 54.06%; the least frequently used strategies were "transcription" and "decimation" both at 0.81%. It was concluded that the film genre plays a crucial role in using different strategies.

42 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the role of image schemas in conceptual interaction between metaphor and metonymy is examined, and it is shown that image-schemas have two basic functions: they structure the relationship that exists between the source and target domain of a metonymic mapping and they provide the axiological value of an expression.
Abstract: In Cognitive Linguistics the study of conceptual interaction has attracted the attention of many scholars Analyses have primarily focused on the role of image-schemas in the construction of metaphors and on the types of interplay that can take place between metaphor and metonymy In this paper, we examine the role three image-schemas (namely, the CONTAINER, PART/WHOLE and EXCESS schemas) play in conceptual interaction, especially in relation to metonymy Our analysis reveals that image-schemas have two basic functions: they structure the relationship that exists between the source and target domain of a metonymic mapping and they provide the axiological value of an expression Finally, we discuss that the pervasiness of image-schematic structure in conceptual interaction between metaphor and metonymy

40 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
202125
202068
201962
201880
201781
201674