International Journal of Linguistics

International Journal of Linguistics (ISSN 1948-5425) which is an online scholarly journal, peer-reviewed, published by Macrothink Institute. The journal encourages submission in but not limited to subjects of linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics. In addition to the broad area of language research, the creative approaches to language learning and teaching are also involved, leading linguistics to a higher level of cognitive development. The linguistic research contributes to cooperation of people groups throughout the world. Abundant and professional resources of linguistics are needed to meet a wide and infinitely varied range of communicative goals. From this perspective, the journal aims to improve the communicative power of the language and consolidate the national language communicative tool available to speakers. The International Journal of Linguistics also provides the opportunities for sharing the resources among members of the academic community.

International Journal of Linguistics is now indexed in the following list: EBSCOhost, Gale's Academic Databases, Google Scholar,J-Gate, NewJour, PKP Open Archives Harvester, ProQuest, Sherpa/Romeo.

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Posted: 2014-04-11 More...

: Notice for Price Adjustment

Effective 1 January 2014, the publication fee will increase from 100.00USD to 200.00USD. Manuscripts submitted on or after this date will be charged the new rate of 200.00USD per article.
Manuscripts submitted in 2013 can take advantage of the old rate (100.00USD) if paid on or before January 31, 2014.
All 2013’s manuscripts unpaid by 31 January 2014 will be charged the new rate of 200.00USD.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Posted: 2014-01-02 More...

: Call for Paper Submission


We sincerely invite you to submit your excellent research papers and show the critical and original views on Linguistics. 

And we also would like to cooperate with other institutions to publish special issues.

If you are interested in our journal, please find the journal’s profile and submit manuscripts online at: or sent to: 
You can find author guidelines at:

If you have any questions, please contact with us at

Posted: 2011-11-24 More...

: 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/email may be missed.

b) Peer review. We use single-blind system for peer-review; the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two or three experts; one is an editorial staff and the other two are external reviewers. The review process may take 1-2 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) The authors revise paper and make payment. Authors need to re-edit the paper, using the template. The re-edited paper should use the template provided by us and meet the formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines

e) After receive revised paper. Our editing staff will work on the layout and format. After the process, we will invite you to check the paper again.

f) E-journal in PDF 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.

Posted: 2009-05-04

: Recruitment: Reviewers of Journal


Those scholars who possess a PhD or a similar qualification in relevant fields with experience in reviewing research articles are welcome to join us.


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Vol 6, No 5 (2014)

International Journal of Linguistics Vol. 6, No. 5, October 2014

Table of Contents


Multidimensional Analysis of Pakistani and U.K Sports Column Writers PDF
Asma Iqbal, Malik Haq-nawaz Danish pp. 1-8
A Syntactic Analysis of Lexical and Functional Heads in Nigerian English Newspaper Headlines PDF
Taiwo Oluwaseun Ehineni pp. 9-21
Liaison in Jordanian Arabic and Standard Arabic: Syntax-Prosody Interface PDF
Ayman Yasin pp. 22-36
The Impact of L1 Negative Phonological Transfer on L2 Word Identification and Production PDF
Jiang Fan, Liu Yongbing pp. 37-50
On Language Endangerment and Language Maintenance: A Case Study of Zarma of Sokoto State of Nigeria PDF
Abubakar Muhammad pp. 51-63
Contrastive Lexical Semantics of Biblical Soul and Qur’anic Ruħ: An Application of Intertextuality PDF
Mustafa Ali Harb pp. 64-88
Subject Wh-Movement in Najrani Arabic and Minimalism PDF
Abdul-Hafeed Ali Fakih pp. 89-108
Re-Visiting the Status of North-West Akokoid in Relation to Yorùbá PDF
Jacob Oludare Oluwadoro pp. 109-131
Approaching Cultural Faithfulness: A Study Based on the Translation of A Dream of Red Mansions PDF
Aimin Peng, Qingshun He pp. 132-142
Verbs Taking “to+v” or “v+ing” as Their Complements: A Cognitive Grammar Account PDF
Deliang Wang pp. 143-153
The Functions of 'or' and 'aw': Implications for Translation PDF
Sherine Abd El-Gelil Emara pp. 154-174
Book Review: Idiom Translation in the Financial Press: A Corpus-Based Study. by Despoina Panou. Newcastle upon Tyne. Cambridge Scholars, 2014, 265 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4438-5690-4. PDF
Luke Prodromou pp. 175-178
Negative Subjunctive Clauses in Hausa: A Minimalist Analysis PDF
Abubakar Muhammad pp. 179-188
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 6, No. 5 PDF
Jean Lee pp. 189

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