Volume 10, Issue 3, Autumn 2010, Page 3-256

Sociolinguistic Features and English Language Usesinsome Non-native and Developing Countries

Yassin Mohamed Ali Ibrahim

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 3-16

In this paper three important tasks have been looked at: presenting the relationship between language and society from the sociolinguistic perspective in non-native and developing countries; the impact of culture and other social factors on the communication of people in those countries; and the nature of English language communication across cultures as being difficult or easy. Drawing on examples from some references in sociolinguistics and public discourse in those countries, many sociolinguistic features have been highlighted which will be invaluable for researchers wishing to understand the many different factors that underlie the shaping of the nature of sociolinguistic features and English language uses in those non-native and developing countries. The following paragraphs address the above three tasks so evidently and finally highlight the conclusions of this paper.

The effect of Teaching A ccording Constructivist Learning Models On Achievement Of Fourth Scientific Preparatory Pupils In Biology

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 243-256

The present study deals with the
effect of constructive learning model on
Achievement of Fourth preparatory
scientific pupils. this goal , the Following
hypotheses have been proposed :
there is no statistically significant
differences at level (0.05) in the mean of
marks attained by the experimental group
pupils who were taught through the
constructive model and pupils of the
control group who were taught by the
ordinary traditional method with respect
to acquiring Achievemen The sample of
the study was confined to Fourth
preparatory scientific pupils in secondary
and preparatory schools (Day Classes)
which are supervised by the General
Directorate of Education in ALDiwaniya
city (2009-2010.(
The two groups were equated in
the variables of age , intelligence ,
previous achievement (mid-Year) , and
the environmental culture scale.
The scientific material was
limited to the last 4 chapters of the book
of biology Fourth scientific prepatory
classe Behaviouyal goals
were then designed for these chapters
(76 goals) Results of statistic processes
for social sciences (spss -10) and micro
soft Excel) showed the following :
-The experimental group pupils who
were taught by the constructive model
did better than those of the control
group who were taught by the
traditional ordinary method in acquiring

Discourse Analysis and English Language Teaching :A Functional Perspective

Muhannad Abbas Mit

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 39-50

This paper aims at manifesting the role of Discourse Analysis in English Language Teaching from a Functional Perspective. Most of the research to date has been concerned with discourse analysis as an alternative method for understanding language cognition process. In this paper the concern will be on how functional properties of sentential elements (interrogatives will be taken as an example) act as prompts to hearers in different contexts, to facilitate the integration of on-line information. In addition, discourse analysis is a methodological tool, which easily lends itself to the investigation of the functional properties of talk, developmental process as well as discrimination by identifying social attitudes and ideologies responsible for observed linguistic patterns. Most teachers have a tendency to teach language in isolation with its use. As a result, the context is lacking and when it is time to practice the things they have learned in real life situations the students fail to use the language and find it difficult to recognize the function of the utterance guided by the speaker.

The Use of Folkloric Tradition in Ibin – Hani Al-Andalusi's poetry: An Objectives study

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 5-19

The present paper is concerned with the
use of folkloric tradition in Ibin Hani'
AL- Andalusi's poetry from an objective
point of view. The paper focuses on
several aspects of this tradition such as:
the poet's attitude to the people in
general, their social, political and
intellectual per suits, the use folk heroes,
symbols, customs…..etc

The Bail in Legal Babylonian Texts

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 119-131

The bail in ancient Babylonian times is
considered to have been one of the main and
important insurances in the field of transactions.
It is meant by bail that a person guarantees the
debtor so that a creditor can pay back his loan.
If the debtor breaches the items of the contract
on the day of payment, the sponsor will be
responsible for paying it back instead of the
debtor. It is obvious that ancient Iraqis had two
types of bails: a bail on the guaranteed person
obliging the sponsor to bring him at a limited
time, otherwise he will be liable for the debt. As
for the bail on wealth, if the wealth is property,
such as grains, it should be specified according
to quality and weight. If it is something used
instead of money, such as silver, the amount
that the sponsor had to pay should be specified
when the debtor breaches his contractual
obligations. There had been one or several
sponsors for one guaranteed person, or on the
contrary, one sponsor for several debtors. The
bail in the Babylonian law aroused many
discussions among the modern researches;
however, its basic characteristic was to present
aid to the debtors by allowing who presents
financial insurances or attending personally
until the debtor performs his contractual
obligations, and this is an easy matter to deal
with and easy to ratify many contracts. In spite
of the difference in time between the bail
contracts in ancient Iraq and those of the recent
times, which is about five thousand years, the
legal rules in both communities, the ancient and
the modern one, many be approximate, for the
forms and rules followed by the ancient
Babilonian community are still applicable in
modern Iraq. This assures the vitality of the
ancient Babylonian community and its deep
thought as well as the highly developed legal
principles which prevailed in it.

"Beyond the Mask" : A Study in the Functions of the Mask in W.B. Yeats 's The Dreaming of the Bones, Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV and Jean Genet's The Blacks

Amaal Jassim Muhammed

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 17-38

The mask, a device as old as the drama itself, is a central component of several modern plays by W. B. Yeats, Luigi Pirandello and Jean Genet. Although for different reasons and in profoundly different ways each seeks to dramatize through it what it could not be expressed without it. Yet the presence of the mask in their plays, whether as a metaphorical concept or an actual use, delineates two fundamental aspects of modern drama: first the desire to create a "work of art" on the stage that has a ritual significance, secondly the modernists' propensity to dramatize philosophical and psychological ideas. So the intent of the present paper is to investigate the signification of the use of mask in W.B. Yeats 's The Dreaming of the Bones, Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV and Jean Genet's The Blacks. With his weariness, regret, embarrassment and longing, J. Alfred Prufrock announces the moral "self-effacement"1 of modern age. Spiritually exhausted, he is forced to project a persona, to put on a mask. Prufrock suffers the modern soul's dilemma : an inability to activate thought, a failure to transform words into action. He wears a mask neither comic nor tragic.

The Effect of teaching by Debate in the Achievement of fourth preparatory school pupils in History of Arabic Islamic culture

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 132-171

The present paper aims at
investigating the effect of using the
debate technique in teaching the history
of Arabic Islamic culture to fourth
preparatory school pupil and the degree
to which this technique can help improve
their achievement in this subject.
The paper aims at answering the
following by prosthesis: Is there any
statistically significant differences at
level (0,05) between the achievement of
the experimental grump pupils who are
tonight via debate method and the
achievement of the control group pupils
who are taught via the conventional
A sample of (49) pupils from (A –
Abra) preparatory school at ALManathira
quarter in (AL- Jajaf) was
chosen then randomly divided into two
grumps, the control groovy consisting of
25 pupils caves taught by the
conventional method, and the
experimental group consisting of 24
pupils was taught by the method of
debate. The manic attained by the pupils
were processes by computing their means
and T - test and other necessary statistic
methods penults shovel that there are
statistically significant difference
between the achievement of the two
groups in favor of the experimental
group which who taught by the debate

Understanding Complex Demonstratives Via Their Content, Context and Referent

Mayyada M.Ra

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 51-68

الهدف من هذا البحث هو تقديم طريقة أو وسيلة
لتسهيل عملية فهم أسماء الإشارة المركبة . وهذا
مبين من خلال إجراءات التحقيق ، الشرح ، ومقارنة
بعض التراكيب وجوانب التعبيرات التي تتصل
وتؤثر في معنى أسماء الإشارة المركبة . وعلى
الرغم من أن رموز الإشارات المنفصلة لها ميل
أكبر من تعبيرات أخرى لتكون مقاومة للفهرسة أو
للانضمام إلا إنها من المعتقد أن تقوم بتزويد صنف
من المتغيرات القابلة للتصريف الجاهزة للاستخدام
والتي هي دائما على استعداد ل تعيين مرجع جديد . بما
أن فهم أسماء الإشارة المعقدة يتضمن معاً العناصر
المقدمة لغوياً ، وعناصر إضافية غير مقدمة لغوياً
(عناصر محددة بالسياق ) ، لِذا إن المادة المقدمة
في هذا البحث مبنية على المفاهيم الدلالية والتداولية .
من المؤمل أن يقدم هذا البحث وسيلة مساعدة
لمتعلمي اللغة الانكليزية لتقودهم إلى فهم واضح
واستخدام صحيح لأسماء الإشارة المركبة.