Current Issue: Vol. 5, Issue 1, March 2019
Frequency:  Quarterly
ISSN Print:  2472-1166
ISSN Online:  2472-1271
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Chuanbin Ni, Xueli Liu
Pages: 1-8   Published Online: Feb. 22, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20190501.11
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Gao Jia, Zi Weili
Pages: 65-71   Published Online: Jan. 25, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180404.12
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Zhang Yingxian, Zhang Xiaobo
Pages: 58-64   Published Online: Jan. 22, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180404.11
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Phuong Nguyen Hoang
Pages: 52-57   Published Online: Nov. 16, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180403.12
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Li Zhizhuo, Zhu Min, Zhou Yali
Pages: 46-51   Published Online: Nov. 13, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180403.11
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Xiaojuan Peng
Pages: 40-45   Published Online: Oct. 19, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180402.13
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Erlina Zulkifli Mahmud, Bima Bayusena, Ratna Erika Mawarrani
Pages: 31-39   Published Online: Sep. 27, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180402.12
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Lyu Liangqiu, Wang Donghui
Pages: 26-30   Published Online: Jul. 26, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180402.11
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Language change
Language change is variation over time in a language's phonological, morphological, semantic, syntactic, and other features. It is studied by historical linguistics and evolutionary linguistics. Some commentators use the label corruption to suggest that language change constitutes a degradation in the quality of a language, especially when the change originates from human error or prescriptively discouraged usage. Descriptive linguistics typically does not support this concept, since from a scientific point of view such changes are neither good nor bad.
Research Topic #2
Historical Linguistics
Historical linguistics, also called diachronic linguistics, is the scientific study of language change over time. Principal concerns of historical linguistics include: to describe and account for observed changes in particular languages,to reconstruct the pre-history of languages and to determine their relatedness, grouping them into language families,to develop general theories about how and why language changes,to describe the history of speech communities,to study the history of words, i.e. etymology
Research Topic #3
Developmental Linguistics
Developmental linguistics is the study of the development of linguistic ability in an individual, particularly the acquisition of language in childhood. It involves research into the different stages in language acquisition, language retention, and language loss in both first and second languages, in addition to the area of bilingualism.
Research Topic #4
Cognitive linguistics
Within CL, the analysis of the conceptual and experiential basis of linguistic categories is of primary importance. The formal structures of language are studied not as if they were autonomous, but as reflections of general conceptual organization, categorization principles, processing mechanisms, and experiential and environmental influences. In addition, cognitive linguistics argues that language is both embodied and situated in a specific environment.
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English Language Department, Imam Mohammad Bin Saud University, Riyadh, Yarmook, Saudi Arabia
Hussein Abdo Rababah
College of Languages and Translation, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Peer Reviewer
Tamer Osman
Department of English Studies, Faculty of Languages, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
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