Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 132

Table of Content: January-June 2020; 11(1)

April 2020

Orality, performance and creativity: A descriptive perspective of the Izon Obobo bi necromancy

African traditional literature is fraught with songs, dances, riddles, jokes, proverbs as well as chants, incantations, invocation, rituals and musical performances. Some of these features are found in earlier poet, Christopher Okigbo’s Labyrinths and comparatively recent poet, Christian Otobotekere’s A Sailor’s Son: in the wake of dance and games.  Oral poetry in Izọn tradition is diverse but...

Author(s): Odingowei M. Kwokwo and Tariliye E. Angaye    

April 2020

Looking at Chinese parent-teenager conflict talks from the perspective of the rapport management theory

As a common but complex linguistic phenomenon, conflict talks (CTs) frequently occur in daily communications. This study aims to carry out analyses of parent-teenager CTs in two Chinese TV series A Love for Separation and Home with Kids to reveal the three steps of CTs. From the perspective of the rapport management theory, this study mainly centers on probing into the causes as well as the influence on harmonious...

Author(s): Yining Cao and Ping Wang  

April 2020

The role of the ancient Egyptians' beliefs in the afterlife in preserving the ancient Egyptian cultural heritage

The ancient Egyptians preserved their tangible cultural heritage through their burial rituals. The scientific study of the material-objects found in the Egyptian tombs helped researchers to excavate, preserve, study and attempt to interpret the Egyptian cultures. Contemporary Africans do not or they rarely bury their dead with many items as the ancient Egyptians did. This research compares the reasons for the Egyptian...

Author(s): Jock Matthew Agai