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University of Basrah Studies in English

Al-Hajaj, Jinan Fedhil / Davis, Graeme (eds.)

University of Basrah Studies in English

Series: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics - Volume 16

Year of Publication: 2008

Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2008. 304 pp.
ISBN 978-3-03911-325-5 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.460 kg, 1.014 lbs

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Book synopsis

These papers represent a cross-section of the research work conducted in the Department of English of the College of Education at the University of Basrah, Basra, Iraq. It is anticipated that their publication will encourage future studies by placing work in English Studies from the University of Basrah in an international perspective for the first time in decades. During the last couple of years, research work at the University of Basrah has been increasing and developing. The rehabilitation and reactivation of local journals has facilitated publication which for a long time had been halted. The present volume comprises research embodying different strands of the work of the Department of English, and showing recent trends in the study of linguistics and literature at the University of Basrah. Papers contributed represent work in various fields of study including phonetics and phonology, linguistics, ELT, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and literary stylistics.

Contents

Contents: Majeed Hameed Jasim/Jinan Fedhil Al-Hajaj: Introduction – Jinan Fedhil Al-Hajaj: Intertextuality and the Linguistic Perspective: A Stylistic Study of Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Going’ and ‘The Haunter’ – Fatima H. Aziz/Amin U. Ghailan: Dramatic Monologue in Robert Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’: A Pragma-Stylistic Study – Majeed Hameed Jasim/ Amin U. Ghailan: Paul Morel, Son and Man: A Stylistic Study – Majeed Hameed Jasim/Ibtisam Hussein Naima: Free Indirect Discourse in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse: A Stylistic Narrative Study – Abdul-Settar Abdul-Latif: The Invisible Perfidy in Waiting for Godot – Ala’ Hussein Oda/Nagham Jaafar Hussein: Presupposition as a Linguistic Theory in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in Terms of Karttunen’s Approach – Ala’ Hussein Oda/Mehdi M. Mohammad: The Impact of Linguistic Context on Metaphoric Proverb Comprehension by Iraqi EFL Learners – Balqis I.G. Rashid: Further Evidence for the Separation Hypothesis: The Case of Advanced Iraqi Learners – Isra’ Mahmood Salman/Balqis I.G. Rashid: Difficulties in the Pronunciation of English Proper Nouns Encountered by Advanced Iraqi Learners – Rana Abdul Settar Abid/Nada Salih Abdul Ridha: A Study of Coherence in the Writings of EFL Advanced Iraqi Learners.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editors: Jinan Fedhil Al-Hajaj is a lecturer in the Department of English, College of Education, University of Basrah, Iraq. Teaching interests are in literature, particularly poetry. Her research is in the fields of literature, literary stylistics, and discourse analysis.
Graeme Davis is a lecturer in English linguistics at the Open University, UK, and a researcher specialising in English historical linguistics and the study of the North Atlantic region in the Middle Ages.

Series

Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics. Vol. 16
Edited by Graeme Davis and Karl A. Bernhardt