Journal Description

The Top Linguistic and Language Journal (TLLJ) is a monthly open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that focuses on the interdisciplinary field of linguistics and language studies. The aim of TLLJ is to provide a platform for researchers and scholars to publish their original and innovative research in the field of linguistics and language studies. The journal aims to promote critical thinking and intellectual discussion on all aspects of language, including but not limited to syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and language teaching and learning.


Scope: Top Linguistic and Language Journal (TLLSJ) invites original research articles, reviews, book reviews, and short communications on all aspects of linguistics and language studies. The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

SIGNIFICANCE OF VERBAL COMMUNICATION ABILITIES FOR EVERYDAY INTERACTION AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS IN TANZANIA

This study explored how English language teachers assess oral language skills in Tanzanian secondary schools. Employing a phenomenological research design, this study used observations, interviews with teachers, and document reviews to investigate classroom practices. The findings indicate that oral language assessment in secondary schools is not comprehensive, and primary assessments are dominated by debates, group discussions, presentations, dialogues, dictation, interviews, questions and

Dr. Florence N. Mwakatumbula , Prof. Christopher J. Mushi

ELEVATING THE STANDARD OF ENGLISH-KISWAHILI SERMON INTERPRETATION IN TANZANIAN CHURCHES: A DEMAND FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

This study focuses on the quality assessment of English-Kiswahili sermon interpreting in Tanzania's church settings, specifically evaluating the adherence to sense consistency in English-Kiswahili sermon interpreting. The study employed homogenous purposive sampling technique in selecting two Pentecostal churches in Dar es Salaam where observations were made and videos were recorded during guest preachers' sermons with Kiswahili interpreters. The study concludes that sermon interpreters

Dr. Sofia N. Mabula

IDENTIFYING EFFECTIVE APPROACHES FOR TEACHING ENGLISH VOWEL PHONEMES IN TANZANIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: ANALYTICAL VERSUS HOLISTIC METHODS

This paper explores the structure of the determiner phrase (DP) in Kɨbhwanɉi, a Bantu language spoken in the southern highlands of Tanzania, using the Minimalist Approach. The study identifies the functional categories that head the DP and examines the order of modifiers in Kɨbhwanɉi DP. Data were obtained from vocabulary tests, document review, and focus group discussions. The findings reveal that the functional categories that head the DP in Kɨbhwanɉi are augments, prenominal possessive

Dr. Esther R. Masoudi, Prof. Charles E. Frost, Dr. Diane M. Sullivan