Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies <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> Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies en-US Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies Corruption in the Contemporary Nigerian Society: An Appraisal of the Stylistic Devices in Uche Nnyagu's Mediocrities <p>Although fiction is a work of imagination, it is a mirror of the author’s society. Writers of fiction are inspired based on what they experience. A reader therefore, reads a work not just for the entertainment that it offers but also for the education it offers about the society. In other words, writers have the responsibility to use their creative writings to expose, condemn and criticise aberrations in the society. This is why creative writers are seen as the gadflies whose duty it is to reform the society. Therefore, fiction is a crucial weapon used by the concerned to correct certain impressions in the society. In writing, writers apply varied stylistics to make their works unique. This is why readers delight in reading some authors while certain authors’ works do not impress the audience. Style is an indispensible element of writing, indispensible in the sense that if the author’s style isn’t impressive, no matter the subject matter of his work, it will never impress many. Uche Nnyagu’s <em>Mediocrities </em>is a contemporary novel that aptly X-rayed abnormalities in our contemporary society especially in the academic enviroment. Nnyagu has used the novel to condemn such ills with a view to reforming the contemporary society. In this research work, the researchers have reviewed the stylistic devices applied by the author with the aim to ascertain how the author has effectively applied the stylistics to effectively pass his information. The author has incorporated proverbs, pidgin, use of Igbo words and phrases as well as transliteration in the novel and he has been able to effectively harmonise them to maintain plausibility and credibility of the plot.</p> Adunchezor, Ngozi Onunkwor, Benedette Ngozi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-07-18 2020-07-18 1 8 Child Abuse Remains Mundane Even under Symbolic Disguise: Highlights from an Albanian Post WWII Movie <p>Artistic work during communist regime in Albania has been a strictly controlled area, due to censorship and ideological limitations. However, the creative genius of some individuals was able to transmit religious images in a disguised form, particularly when themes were permissive to ambiguous messages. Depicting child abuse was a taboo for the everyday life, but not when focusing on certain historical periods that were purposefully stigmatized from the state propaganda. Some snapshots and images from the movie ‘Red poppies on the wall’, shot in 1976, will reveal how the director and the working team operated on Christian symbols to showcase their working philosophy. Thus, sketching the abusive environment of an orphanage within the frames of a remote Roman punishment model, did nothing more, rather than confirmed the main concern that was tormenting authors while trying to delimit the events in time. The abused child is a reality beyond time, ideology and religion, and as such artworks dealing with it have their deserved professional space.</p> Gentian Vyshka ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-09-16 2020-09-16 28 37 Promoting Healthy Staff Relationships among Multi-Staff Ministers through Effective Teamwork <p>Many organizations battle with unhealthy staff relationship which has a negative influence on organizational goals accomplishment as time and effort are wasted on conflicts resolutions at the detriment of meeting organizational goals. Healthy staff relationship is paramount for any organization that must meet up with organizational goals. For this reason, it is imperative that among multi staff ministers in a church there is the need to consciously seek for healthy staff relationship. One way of consciously promoting healthy staff relationship especially among multi staff ministers is teamwork. Therefore, this paper addresses the strategies for promoting healthy staff relationships among multi staff ministers through effective teamwork.</p> Simon A. Ishola Chukwuma Akaolisa Ejikeme ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-07-22 2020-07-22 9 15 Community Organization Forms of Mon-Khmer Linguistic-ethnic Groups: An Interdisciplinary Approach <p>Applying the interdisciplinary approach and the retrospective methods of archeology, ethnography, history, ethnolinguistics, the paper tries to clear the process and status of the Mon-Khmer linguistic-ethnic groups’ community organizations that much changed in the history. Starting from the primitive defense form of hamlets, most of the linguistic-ethnic groups used the adjectives meaning “round” to organize the nouns indicating the forms of hamlet – their fundamental community organization. Particularly, the North Bahnaric sub-branch borrowed the nouns of plây, plâi from Austronesian languages to indicate their hamlets. The larger than the hamlets is forms of village, leaving traces in the nouns of plang of Bahnar, kruang of Bru, làng of Viet and làng of Muong. From forms of the community organization of hamlet and village, Viet-Muong people advanced towards establishing nước “nation” as a supreme administrative-political institution. The parallel structure of làng-nước “village-nation” has been maintained until the end of the nineteenth century.</p> Ly Tung Hieu ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-07-27 2020-07-27 16 27 Comparing Morpho-lexical Operation of Compounds in C’lela and English <p>This paper examines and compares the processes of compounding in C’lela and English It investigates the morphological and lexical properties of compounds in the two languages. The objective of the study is to provide an overview of the C’lela compound patterns and to significantly describe how C’lela is unlike or similar to English in the extent and nature of their compounding phenomena. The phrase ‘morpho-lexical operation’ designates a particular linguistic activity that invokes a kind of morphological phenomenon. C’lela and English like in many other languages have distinctive but vibrant compound properties that create new words with a high degree of transparency in which a compound structure correlates consistently with the semantic interpretation of the compound constituents. The paper examines the structure, classification as well as the semantic relations between compound constituents and also the semantic interpretation of the derived compounds in the two languages. The different types of compound-formations described in this paper are: noun-noun, noun-adjective, and verb-noun compounds. The paper finds that C’lela has an elaborate compounding structure comparable to English compounds systems. It realizes that C’lela and English compound constituents contain both lexical and semantic information in the derived compounds. The study discovers that most C’lela compounds are endocentric and left-headed, while English compounds are generally endocentric but right-headed. The study is a contribution to the documentation of morphological and lexical structures of C’lela.</p> Muhammad Ango Aliero Ibrahim Sani ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-09-21 2020-09-21 38 46 Evolution and Impact of Upholding Women’s Rights against Harmful Marriage Customs/Traditions in the Western Grasslands of Cameroon Since 1948 <p>Upholding women’s rights against harmful customs/traditions of marriage in the western Grasslands of Cameroon, to ensure empowerment and autonomy to improve on their political, economic and health status has walked along distance, but is still far from reaching its intended destination. Data obtained from empirical, primary and secondary sources show that even though Cameroon has made key strides over the years towards women’s empowerment, through major international commitments, including the convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discriminations Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and others reviewed, customary laws were still very much preferred tantamount to women’s rights violation, especially in rural areas in the&nbsp; Western Grasslands of Cameroon. This was going on despite measures provided for by the Cameroon government constitution that enshrine gender equality. As such many ills stemming from customs/traditions of marriage such as marital rape, continuation of child marriages, domestic violence, breast ironing and so on, are still being experienced. To reach gender parity, gender mainstreaming already earmarked by international norms has to be the watch word of every sector, be it in the traditional or public sectors of the whole Cameroonian societies.</p> Lukong Mathilda Yenla ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 47 62