Category Archives: OJML

Open Journal of Modern Linguistics

Sexism in News: A Comparative Study on the Portray of Female and Male Politicians in The New York Times

Author(s):Haoyun Dai, Xiaodong Xu ABSTRACT Adopting a comparative and descriptive case study of The New York Times , this paper aims to probe into the gender discrimination against female politicians in the news media. The New York Times , one … Continue reading

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Response to a Blog Post “Open Access Linguistics: You’re Doing It Wrong”

We noticed a blog entry with the title “Open Access Linguistics: You’re Doing It Wrong”. It was released online with date 2014-04-02 and marked online as 2014-04-01: http://troutworthy.blogspot.co.uk/2014_04_01_archive.html We are not taking this as a April Fool’s Day joke and … Continue reading

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The Pedagogical Maze: Retrospection on CLT in Hong Kong

Authors: Dan Lu & Julie Y. F. Ng Source: Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, Vol. 3 No. 4, 1-6. The Communicative Language Teaching approach (CLT thereafter) has been implemented in Hong Kong for the purpose of education reform since the … Continue reading

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Language Achievement Not Just a Unidimensional Linguistic Matter – More Aspects to be Considered

Student performance is a function of many factors within and external to the classroom. Broader contextual and attitudinal variables might influence student achievement. Increasing interest toward language learning has made the parameters determining language achievement more significant. If effective and … Continue reading

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The Role of Religious Orientation, Psychological Well-Being, and Self-Esteem in Iranian EFL Learners’ Language Achievement

Open Journal of Modern Linguistics published a noteworthy report of The Role of Religious Orientation, Psychological Well-Being, and Self-Esteem in Iranian EFL Learners’ Language Achievement. The present study aimed at finding the relationship of religious orientation (RO), psychological well-being (PWB), and self-esteem (SE) … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered Why a Teacher Would Prefer “We” to “You” When Speaking to Students, or a Father Favor “Daddy” over “I” to His Child?

This preference of different deixis is much related to their pre-emptive or anti-pre-emptive usages in social communication. Deixis is directly concerned with the relationship between the structure of a language and the context in which the language is used. The … Continue reading

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