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.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2008. 304 pp.
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.