Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies 2020-03-31T11:22:26+00:00 Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJL2C/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) on all aspects of 'language, literature, and culture'. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Every volume of this journal will consist of 4 issues. Every issue will consist of minimum 5 papers. Each issue will be running issue and all officially accepted manuscripts will be immediately published online. State-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published. This journal is an international journal and scope is not confined by the boundary of any country or region.</p> Assessment in Higher Education: A Critical Review of a Masters-Level Module’s Assessment Procedures 2020-03-24T13:46:04+00:00 Hamza Alshenqeeti <p>This paper presents a brief evaluation of a Masters-level module taught in a number of UK universities within language and linguistics departments. It will illuminate the underlying rationale for the module’s assessment procedures in assessing students’ learning; aiming not only for description and explanation, but for evaluation. Furthermore, in connection with assessment literature, issues of validity and reliability of the module’s assessment will also be discussed. To end with, suggestions which may improve the assessment procedures of the module under study will be presented, before a conclusion is drawn up.</p> 2020-03-24T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Strength and Interpretability of Agreement and Tense Features in English and Izọn: A Comparative Study 2020-03-19T12:49:00+00:00 Odingowei M. Kwokwo <p>This paper examines strength and interpretability of Agreement and Tense features in English and Izọn languages within Chomskyan minimalist program which places premium on feature checking. Agreement (Agr) and Tense (T) are abstract functional heads in the clause structure of natural languages which check corresponding Agr and Tense features of nouns and verbs to ensure the convergence of syntactic derivations. The objective of the study is to characterize the strength and interpretability of the morphosyntactic features of Agr and Tense in the process of checking in both English and Izọn. The study derived data from standard and regularly used textbooks in English and from competent native speakers in Izọn. The study reveals that phi-features in both languages are interpretable at both Phonetic Form (PF) or phonological level and Logical Form (LF) or semantic level, but the +N agreement feature of Izọn verbs is interpretable only at LF but is uninterpretable at PF. On the other hand, Tense features of verbs of both languages are strong and interpretable at both LF and PF. Consequently, checking of these morphosyntactic features takes place before Spell-Out but the +N feature of Izọn verbs undergoes Procrastination and is checked after Spell-Out. This study characterizes the interface between functional morphological features and syntactic derivations and contributes to the linguistic discourse of feature checking.</p> 2020-03-19T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Critical Review on a Non-government University ESL Syllabus 2020-03-31T11:22:26+00:00 Kazi Ehteshumes Mohammad Chishti <p>In many fields of education, there are always some improvements made to keep pace with time and place. The preparation and review of syllabuses in second language education is no exception. This paper aims to analyze a specific basic syllabus of English language courses taught at a non-government /private university in Dhaka City's Green road-Panthapath region in Bangladesh. The aim of this paper is to see if the syllabus of the course meets the learners' needs by providing revised, suitably crafted materials. A variety of solutions to the syllabus were explored as cornerstones for reaching a conclusion. The reader of this paper may be encouraged by finding out why, where and how not only teachers but also learners often find it difficult to get the best possible result from a particular course.</p> 2020-03-31T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##