Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies 2021-07-15T05:13:44+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> Reflection on the Experience of Adopting Qualitative Methodology in Business Management-Based Research 2021-06-17T06:13:08+00:00 Husam Helmi Alharahsheh Abraham Pius Muhammad Faisal Usmanj <p>The brief paper is providing a general reflective overview of different aspects that encounter researchers when adopting qualitative methodology for the purpose of their research within business management fields of study. It is briefly discussing how the researchers developed own epistemological position with details on epistemology, methodology, method, and technique applied during the research. Furthermore, the brief paper includes justification for the position developed based on the nature of the question raised for the intended research. Furthermore, the research included brief reflection on different ethical considerations that should be taken into account during the research process, and outlined possible measures and responses that could be applied by research to avoid ethical issues.</p> 2021-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Poetry in (and after) Pandemic Times: An Ecolinguistic, Ecocritical Analysis 2021-06-17T07:24:45+00:00 Bahaa-eddin M. Mazid <p>Epidemics and pandemics are major events that affect and cause a lot of damage to human life. These events elicit responses at all levels, including that of literature. Covid-19 has thrown up many challenges - isolation, sickness and death of loved ones – but also has given some opportunities, e.g., to cherish normal life and show sympathy for others. The pandemic has elicited a large number of poetic responses, ranging from the very satirical to the very serious. The responses have had an unprecedented facility to go "viral" instantly. This article examines some of these "viral verses", or poetic responses to the pandemic, in English and Arabic based on a theoretical background of ecocriticism and (critical) ecolinguistics, whose major aims include the investigation of human values and attitudes to nature and the environment and the relationship and interactions between humans and their environments.</p> 2021-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Philosophical Study of Figures in Mirza Khan’s Poems 2021-06-09T12:39:43+00:00 Sayed Asghar Hashimi <p>Pashtu Language poet, Mirza Khan’s poetry like the poetry of other poets of the world has a mention of figures. The mention of figures in his thoughts has relation with heavenly books, religions and philosophy school of Pythagoras. Most countries of the world have the same culture and many other things in common. For example, one of them is the mention of figures in poetry by the poets of the world. Every figure has its own meaning in various cultures. Similarly, figures have been mentioned in Mirza Khan’s Poetry for a specific meaning.</p> <p>This research has two parts. The first part is about theories and the second major part is about the mention of figures in Mirza Khan’s poetry and their meanings. Different figures and their meanings have been shown in his poetry a long with the meaning of his poems.</p> <p>The orders of materials, proper use of references in different parts of this research and ways of adoption have been properly used. The goal of this research is to write a new and scientific research article and to make it clear to the poets of other languages that Pashtu poets have also mentioned figures in their poems, some of which have common moral characteristics.</p> <p>This a library research meaning the materials have been taken from different books. After analysis and interpretation, the opinions of the author have been specified and the materials taken from other books have also been clarified and cited. The method of this research is explanatory and descriptive. The research findings and achievements help us conclude that figures have been mentioned in Mirza Khan’s Poetry and the research work is important because no-one has ever worked in this area of Pashtu Language. This is the first research work which is a short research of its kind.</p> 2021-06-09T12:38:49+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Ways to Help My Students to be Better Readers 2021-07-10T10:48:04+00:00 Ugyen Tshering <p>This paper examined how to help the students develop good reading habits and become better readers. The researcher is currently working as the principal at Zungnye Primary School, Bumthang, and teaches English in class IV. He took a group of 19 students from class four and encouraged them to read newspapers, magazines, books, by organizing book talks, and encouraging them to share their views while doing reading activities. The researcher used face-to-face interactions, observations, survey questionnaires, and field notes.</p> <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>The ultimate purpose of this action research was to help the students develop good reading habits and become better readers. To become better readers, they need to acquire appropriate reading skills, strategies, and techniques. Students will be able to read effectively and communicate through reading at an appropriate age level.</p> <p><strong>Objectives:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>To identify the reading disability in students.</li> <li>To explore factors affecting the reading habits of the students.</li> <li>To demonstrate appropriate reading skills, techniques, and strategies.</li> <li>To create a forum for students to read and share their reading.</li> <li>To motivate and encourage students to read.</li> <li>To develop school reading habits or culture.</li> <li>To develop a culture of reading habits in school.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Findings of the Research: </strong>Through this research, the following were some of the notable findings:</p> <ol> <li>Lack of moral help and support.</li> <li>Lack of encouragement for reading</li> <li>Not given enough time for reading</li> <li>Lack of appropriate reading materials in the schools.</li> <li>Reading materials are not easily accessible.</li> <li>Lack of constant reinforcement and support.</li> <li>Lack of modeling.</li> <li>Home factors that militate against the development of literacy.</li> </ol> 2021-07-10T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Critical Stylistic Analysis of Naming and Describing in Nigeria Budget Speeches 2021-07-15T05:13:44+00:00 Mufutau Adebayo Oseni Idowu Paul Odebiyi <p>The study identified and analyzed naming and describing (a linguistic feature) of budget speeches by the state governors in Nigeria and also described the themes and content of the speeches. It also discussed the implications of the underlying political ideologies, inherent in the speeches and related the themes and the stylistic tools to the Nigerian socio-economic situation. This was with a view to characterizing budget speech discourse in Nigeria and advancing the knowledge on its socio-semantic imports. The study used both primary and secondary sources of data. The primary data were obtained from selected state governors’ budget speeches in Nigeria. Budget speeches delivered in 2012 were selected because it was the year the country experienced the removal of oil subsidy without its inclusion in the budget. The data for this research consisted of twelve (12) budget speeches delivered by state governors in the country. The secondary data were obtained from books, journal articles and the internet. The data were analysed using Jeffries’ critical stylistic approach. The results showed that the producers of budget speech used wide range of linguistic features to express their stand point exemplified by naming and describing. The choice of words also extends to pragmatic concepts. The analysis of the linguistic features and the description of the themes and content of the speeches revealed that all the budget speeches used for the study were named or christened one way or the other such as budget of restoration, budget of transformation, budget of rescue, among others. It was discovered that positive naming was extensively used to bring about positive attitude towards the situations in the country. The themes and the stylistic tools were also related to the socio-economic situation of the country. The study concluded that governors utilized various semantic devices to represent political ideologies in different slogans using naming and describing in the financial statements of their states. Also, critical stylistics helped to give useful insight into the political dynamics of budget speech presentation.</p> 2021-07-15T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##