Journal of Linguistics and Foreign Languages <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Journal of Linguistics and Foreign Languages</em></strong>, is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the description of Foreign Languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish within the framework of contemporary linguistics. This journal focuses on articles and short discussion papers or squibs on all core aspects of languages and linguistics, from its beginnings to the present day, including syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, and lexis. Occasional issues are devoted to a special topic when a guest editor is invited to commission articles from leading specialists in the field. Articles in this journal are evaluated on their own scholarly merit and research integrity, and our expert academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to rigorous review.</p> Royallite Global en-US Journal of Linguistics and Foreign Languages The role of multi-modal posters in curbing COVID-19 in Ghana <p>This study sought to investigate how the application of multimodality in COVID-19 related posters contributed to the prevention and control of the spread of the disease in Ghana. Using random sampling technique, twenty participants were interviewed on COVID-19 related posters taken from hospital environments, church premises, secondary schools and university campuses, notice boards and doors of offices, their responses were analysed and discussed. It was revealed that the colours, images, inscriptions, and the nature of the letters (the use of lowercase and uppercase letters) contributed greatly in creating meaning and understanding about the disease, its effects and its preventive measures. Depending on what the poster was intended to achieve, a particular multimodal technique tried to project some information as more crucial in the awareness creation about the disease. Again, the study revealed that, posters involving multimodal communication acted as reinforcers, reminders, prompters and checkers on people in observing the COVID-19 safety protocols. Applying multiplicity of codes in one communication channel (poster) ensured social activities, exploration of cultural, social, and societal contents and topics, and the development of social relationships which occurs through various communication channels, ranging from linguistic to visual performative expression. Thus, the study confirmed the view that multimodal and semiotic resources have great impact on representing or constructing reality through artistic practices and addressing social meanings and representations that go beyond speech.</p> Raymond Amoakwah Catherine Ekua Mensah Copyright (c) 2022 Raymond Amoakwah, Catherine Ekua Mensah 2022-04-27 2022-04-27 3 1 Analysis of Akan compounding by using autosegmental theory <p>Compounding has received a great deal of discussion in Akan Phonology. Akan is a spoken language that includes, Asante, Fante, Akuapem, Bono, Wassa, Buem, Assin and many more dialects. This testifies that Akan has as many as ten dialects spoken in six regions out of ten regions in Ghana, according to Dolphyne (2006: ix) mostly as a mother tongue (L1). Out of these ten dialects three can be classified as the major dialects. Namely: Akuapem Twi, Asante Twi and Fante. These three dialects are classified as major dialects because they have primarily received appreciable amount of research attention over the years and taught in some schools in many parts of the country and they have yielded success in our educational system. Therefore, the analysis highlighted on only Asante Twi. Akan (Twi) words are not deliberately stemming only as we perceive them. The words are reduplicated, compounded and also affixes are added to them and these bring differences in Twi words. The compounding in words by using autosegmental theory is what this paper focused. The autosegmental subjected to some vowels, consonants to be deleted as we compounding the words. The data was collected in document. The analysis pinned out that there is compounding in Akan (Twi) through the use of autosegmental theory.</p> Sarah Sarfo James Mensah Anna Serwaa-Nkrumah Isaac Opoku Broni Copyright (c) 2022 Sarah Sarfo, James Mensah, Anna Serwaa-Nkrumah, Isaac Opoku Broni 2022-03-03 2022-03-03 3 1 Is it always war? A study of conceptual metaphors used to refer to COVID-19 disease in the Okaz Newspaper of the United Kingdom of Saudi Arabia <p>Pandemics have been described using metaphors from ancient times. Such metaphors enable us comprehend disease, an abstract entity, in terms of entities that are concrete. Metaphors have been extensively used in varied media to explain the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the globe ever since it was discovered in 2019. This study undertakes a critical analysis of conceptual metaphors used to describe COVID-19 disease in the <em>Okaz</em> newspaper published in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study uses the Conceptual Integration theory by Fauconnier and Turner (2002) and Image Schema theory by Johnson (1987) to qualitatively analyze data. Steen’s (1999) Five-Step procedure aids in the identification of the metaphorical expressions. The study found out that the role conceptual metaphors play is critical. Moreover, war metaphors are inevitable and their usage is dictated by the issues that they address.</p> R. N. Almarshedi Copyright (c) 2022 R. N. Almarshedi 2022-09-03 2022-09-03 3 1 Perception of the effectiveness of ICT-ELT integration during the COVID-19 pandemic in English Language Classes in Ghana <p>The transition from face-to-face to online education during the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked the need to integrate robust and dependable Information and Communication Technology in teaching and learning. Furthermore, in recent years, ICT has emerged as the most significant instrument in the educational context. Despite the transition, only 10% of instructors in Ghana recognises the usefulness of ICT integration in teaching during and even post pandemic. It is based on these findings that this study sought to investigate instructors’ perception in ICT-ELT integration. The empirical data were gathered using a descriptive and quantitative study approach, using an online questionnaire distributed to 100 primary and secondary school teachers. The findings demonstrated that the majority of English instructors had a favorable opinion of incorporating ICT owing to its efficacy. The relevance of stakeholders and government’s assistance in fostering ICT-based teaching and learning was highlighted as quite critical in providing technical support for English instructors.</p> Juliana Babulweri Ire Millicent Putier Ziekah Faustina Nankuri Fredrick Kuupille Juliana Fosu Copyright (c) 2022 Juliana Babulweri Ire 2022-02-16 2022-02-16 3 1