Communication and Linguistics Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018

  • Analysis on the Application of Intertextuality and Context Theory in Humorous Discourses

    Xinyue Zhang

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 27-31
    Received: 19 April 2018
    Accepted: 14 May 2018
    Published: 29 May 2018
    Abstract: Intertextuality, although emerged in the field of literary criticism, attracts scholars’ much attention in discourse analysis in the field of linguistics. It has certain practical significance in analyzing law documents, advertisements, academic papers, news reports and other types of discourses. Humor, as a pervasive phenomenon in human society an... Show More
  • Application of Schema Theory in High School English Reading Comprehension

    Aijing Zhang

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 32-36
    Received: 8 May 2018
    Accepted: 30 May 2018
    Published: 14 June 2018
    Abstract: Reading comprehension accounts for a lot in English tests. As a key and difficult point in English teaching at high school, the traditional way which focuses on the infusion of vocabulary and grammar may lead to decline of students’ interest in English learning. It is important to find a suitable teaching method for high school students as soon as ... Show More
  • Perception-Need Theory of Meaning: Definition and Demonstration

    Etienne Mupemba Kabwe Kantanda

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 37-44
    Received: 2 June 2018
    Accepted: 19 June 2018
    Published: 9 July 2018
    Abstract: There are many theories of meaning such as semantic theories (Rusellianism, fregeanism, Possible World Semantics, Davidsonianism, Internalist theories, etc and foundational theories of meaning (Gricean Program, interpretational theories, etc). Philosophers of language such as Russell, Frege, Grice, Davidson, and Chomskyan internalists have construc... Show More
  • An Analysis of English Language Courses for Sino-UK University Engineering Programs

    Peilin Kong

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 45-53
    Received: 9 June 2018
    Accepted: 26 June 2018
    Published: 21 July 2018
    Abstract: This paper takes an example of English language teaching for Sino-UK university students who are the students at International Education School in Suzhou University of Science and Technology. Based on at least two-year English-related courses’ teaching, the team leader and the foreign English teachers express their feelings and difficulties in this... Show More
  • Face Management, Common Ground and Intention in Nigerian Pidgin Health Talk

    Alege Tosin Caroline

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 54-64
    Received: 14 June 2018
    Accepted: 30 July 2018
    Published: 24 August 2018
    Abstract: The cognitive and the interactional paradigm clash engendered the current study as it undertakes a reassessment of the cognitive and the socio-cultural paradigms to meaning explication through a re-examination of face management, common ground, and by extension, intention, in the success of the communicative venture. To accomplish this, it addresse... Show More