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> Utah Dialect Regions and Features https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ilr/article/view/1103 <p>Data from the Utah Dialect Survey were used to delineate dialect boundaries in the state of Utah. Statistical algorithms divided the state into rural and urban dialect zones. Twelve features were identified that distinguish the two dialects. Three additional features were extracted from the the Harvard Survey of North American Dialects. The idea that the rural vs. urban divide is related to a greater number of immigrants to urban areas is discounted. Many rural features coincide with those used more by older Utahns suggesting that rural areas maintain more conservative Utah characteristics.</p> David Ellingson Eddington ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2022-09-30 2022-09-30 5 2 p1 p1 10.30560/ilr.v5n2p1 Analysis of the Teaching Strategy of English Continuation Task in Senior High School from the Perspective of Metacognitive Theory https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ilr/article/view/1117 <p>With the emergence of new question type in the English reform of college Entrance examination, the academia has set off a research craze of "continuation task".This paper uses questionnaires and interviews with teachers to investigate and study the implementation, effect and existing problems of continuation task in senior high school English reading.Based on the teaching status and existing problems, this paper puts forward three strategies to improve the teaching effect of continuation task from the perspective of metacognitive theory, in order to help front-line English teachers in senior high schools effectively implement continuation task teaching, improve students' ability and level of continuation task, and thus improve students' English learning effect.</p> Li Qin Xie Min ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-10-21 2022-10-21 5 2 p16 p16 10.30560/ilr.v5n2p16 Dilemmatic Role of Legal Interpreters in Assisting Foreigners in Legal Setting https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ilr/article/view/1115 <p>Foreigners who are involved in court cases need legal interpreters. This is because not all foreigners speak Indonesian fluently, and few of the officials who deal with matters involving foreigners can speak English. This study investigates the roles and functions of legal interpreters in assisting foreigners in legal setting. This study used a quantitative descriptive research design to gather data using questionnaires and in-person interviews. The results of the surveys and in-person interviews were qualitatively and descriptively assessed, as well as formally and informally presented. According to the data analysis findings, a legal interpreter has two roles: the first is a linguistic role to verbally translate messages from investigators, prosecutors, or lawyers to foreigners, and the second is a non-linguistic role that goes beyond serving as verbal intermediaries to further the parties' interests. The non-linguistic functions of an interpreter include finding translators for text translation, acting as a liaison to transmit the parties' wishes, serving as a mediator during negotiations, and helping to protect the interests of the parties during negotiations. Professional legal interpreters performed a variety of non-linguistic duties and tasks that presented several ethical challenges. Although they are aware that they go against the legal interpreters' code of ethics, they must still carry out the duties in the manner expected of amateur interpreters.</p> Wayan Ana Made Susini Ketut Subagia ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-01 2022-11-01 5 2 p23 p23 10.30560/ilr.v5n2p23