International Linguistics Research https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ilr <p>International Linguistics Research (ILR) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by <span lang="EN-US">IDEAS SPREAD INC</span>. The journal encourages submission in but not limited to subjects of linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics. In addition to the broad area of language research, the creative approaches to language learning and teaching are also involved, leading linguistics to a higher level of cognitive development. The linguistic research contributes to cooperation of people groups throughout the world. Abundant and professional resources of linguistics are needed to meet a wide and infinitely varied range of communicative goals. From this perspective, the journal aims to improve the communicative power of the language and consolidate the national language communicative tool available to speakers. International Linguistics Research (ILR) also provides the opportunities for sharing the resources among members of the academic community. <br>The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.</p> IDEAS SPREAD en-US International Linguistics Research 2576-2974 <p>Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal.<br>This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).</p> An On-line Questionnaire Survey on Students’ Views and Teachers’ Practices in Corrective Feedback in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ilr/article/view/779 <p>By conducting an on-line questionnaire survey, the article compared 97 international students’ views with 23 Chinese teachers’ practices on 8 issues in corrective feedback (CF) in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages (TCSOL). Results revealed that students’ views and teachers’ practices conformed to each other in <em>cognition of committing verbal errors</em>, and in <em>whether to correct;</em> that they were mostly incongruent with each other in <em>what to correct; </em>that they were congruent with each other in <em>peer correction</em>, but not in <em>teachers’ correction</em> or <em>self-correction; </em>that they coincided with each other in <em>indirect </em>correction, but not in<em> direct</em> one, nor in <em>immediate </em>correction or the <em>maximum correction frequency</em> in one class; and that CF mainly generated <em>positive psychological effects and better learning </em>on students, but its pedagogical efficacy was not evidently approved by the teachers. This research aimed at gaining a deeper insight into the effectiveness of CF in TCSOL to improve the quality of TCSOL.</p> Liqin Wu Yong Wu Xiangyang Zhang ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-01-06 2021-01-06 4 1 p1 p1 10.30560/ilr.v4n1p1 The Encoding of Field in EFL Learners' Academic Writing in English https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ilr/article/view/805 <p class="text"><span lang="EN-US">One of the problems in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) is the teachers’ lack of knowledge on the process of the students’ text production, which seems to have not been adequately explored and described. This research aims to describe the process of encoding of Field in EFL learners' academic writing in English, especially argumentative texts, focusing on how students produce the texts and why they produce the texts as they do. A Mixed method is applied in this research; Qualitative data is collected from interviews and quantitative data is compiled from the texts produced by a group of 25 Indonesian university students, who become the subject of this research. The findings show that Indonesian students, when writing English argumentative texts, use mostly Material process, Relational process, and Mental process. Furthermore, the students mostly use Circumstance of Reason, Time and Circumstance of Degree. These types of Processes and Circumstances are encoded in the text for the reasons of elaborating, explaining, and expressing opinions, based on the question asked. In other words, the encoding of Field seems to be influenced by the question or prompt given. This has given an idea of how foreign language teaching should be conducted.</span></p> Budi Rahayu ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-03-02 2021-03-02 4 1 p14 p14 10.30560/ilr.v4n1p14 On Reasoning Nature of Editorial Essay in Indonesian Newspaper https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ilr/article/view/757 <p>Reasoning ability is fundamental for college students as well as professionals since it reflects their intellectual quality. This paper is aimed at revealing the reasoning nature in the editorial essays in Indonesian prominent newspapers. The study is qualitatively approached, by employing Content Analysis, in which (i) the types of reason and (ii) the soundness of reasons the editorial essays are objectively, systematically, and generally inferred. The data collection was conducted by documentation technique, by which the researchers selected the online editorial essays in Indonesian prominent newspapers. The study revealed that types of reason found in the essay written by IW (Indonesian Writer) are (a) statement of <em>a means to an end, </em>(b) <em>a statement of cause, </em>(c) statement of <em>judgment based upon knowledge,</em> and (d) statement of condition while the most reasonings practiced by IW in their essays are logically sound.</p> Sukarsono Sukarsono Mohamad Jazeri Nursamsu Nursamsu ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-03-03 2021-03-03 4 1 p27 p27 10.30560/ilr.v4n1p27