About the Journal

Jurnal Arbitrer is an open access journal published by Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia (MLI) Universitas Andalas. Jurnal Arbitrer's main goal is to promote multilingualism by presenting research on language policy, minority and less widely taught languages, linguistic rights, language ecology, pluralistic approach to languages, acquisition and development of plurilingual competence, interdiscip
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Jurnal Arbitrer, an unparalleled beacon in the realm of linguistic research with a global purview, is committed to advancing linguistic knowledge while aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the context of multiculturalism. As a rigorously peer-reviewed journal, we are steadfast in our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and excellence. Every submission, whether it be research papers, case studies, theoretical reviews, or book reviews, undergoes a meticulous evaluation by leading experts, ensuring that only the most groundbreaking and robust research graces our pages.

In the vast sea of academic publications, Jurnal Arbitrer stands out as the definitive authority, setting the gold standard for scholarship in the complex interplay of linguistic diversity within multicultural societies and global dynamics while contributing to the broader objectives of the SDGs. With an esteemed roster of contributors from the world's top institutions and a diverse, global readership, we are the chosen platform for the brightest minds in linguistics.

From delving into the nuances of multilingual societies, including the expression of multiculturalism, to pioneering the intersections of digital technology and language preservation within diverse cultural contexts, we lead the discourse. We consistently push the boundaries of what's known and challenge conventions, in line with the SDGs and the celebration of multiculturalism. Each article, whether it's a research paper, a case study, a theoretical review, or a book review, is a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence, innovation, and the rigorous publication process that underpins our reputation.

ASJC Code: 3310 - Linguistics and Language

By choosing Jurnal Arbitrer, you align with the pinnacle of linguistic research and contribute to the broader goals of sustainable development, celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity in multicultural societies. Whether a seasoned academic, emerging scholar, or passionate enthusiast, this is where your linguistic journey reaches its zenith while exploring the rich tapestry of multiculturalism. Join us in our mission, and be part of an enduring legacy of excellence that continually shapes the global linguistic narrative and advances the SDGs in the context of multiculturalism.

Journal Name : Jurnal Arbitrer
Editor in Chief : Prof. Dr. Oktavianus, M.Hum
ISSN : 2550-1011 (Online)
    2339-1162 (print)
Frequency of publication : 4 times a year
Publisher : Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia (MLI) Universitas Andalas
Address : Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Andalas, Kampus Limau Manis , Padang, Provinsi Sumatera Barat
Accreditation : Grade 2 (Sinta 2) - Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education


Jurnal Arbitrer is a scholarly journal with the primary goal of promoting multilingualism through the dissemination of research on various aspects of language policy, linguistic rights, and the development of plurilingual competence. The journal is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding in the field of linguistics with a focus on embracing linguistic diversity and fostering a pluralistic approach to languages. Jurnal Arbitrer aims to contribute to the empowerment of minority and less widely taught languages, facilitate intercultural dialogue, and support language-sensitive teaching practices across disciplines.


Jurnal Arbitrer is a scientific publication that disseminates research on numerous significant subjects with the aim of developing multilingualism and the area of linguistics. Our primary objective is to promote and support linguistic diversity, advocate for the protection of linguistic rights, and facilitate the cultivation of plurilingual competence. The primary focus of this publication is to provide assistance and encouragement to minority and less commonly taught languages. It aims to foster significant intercultural communication and advance teaching practices that are sensitive to language diversity within various academic fields. Our objective is to provide a valuable contribution to a global society that values, safeguards, and effectively employs languages to foster improved comprehension, collaboration, and intercultural interchange. We cordially invite research submissions that explore the areas of language policy, linguistic rights, plurilingualism, language and culture, empowerment of minority languages, intercultural communication, and innovative language pedagogies. 

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Papers which are submitted to Jurnal Arbitrer will be charged Article Processing Charge (APC) if it is ACCEPTED for publication.

Rp. 1.250.000 (Indonesia)

100 USD (Overseas)

Submission fee: 0.00

Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. Please note that the option to process an advance payment remains but does not guarantee acceptance of manuscripts. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data.

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Dear authors and readers, in order to improve the service and the qualities of our publication. The management decided to change the publication frequencies from 2 issues to 4 issues anually. 

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Current Issue

Vol. 10 No. 3 (2023)

The current issue contains current research on several fields of linguistics, including syntax, ecolinguistics, pragmatic, applied linguistics, and stylistics. The articles in this issue were authored/co-authored by authors from 9 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philipines, Vietnam, Brunei Darusallam, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Morocco).

Published: 2023-10-10


Negative Imperfective Verb Form in Kanuri

Muhammad Hussaini Bulama (National Institute for Nigerian Languages Aba, Nigeria)
Kalli Hussaini (Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Nigeria)

Page 196-200

A Linguistic Analysis of The Use of Humour in Adébáyò̩ Fálétí’s Writings

Dayo Akanmu (Lagos State University of Education, Nigeria)
Francis Yede (Lagos State University of Education, Nigeria)

Page 201-209

An Analysis of Cohesive Devices on Phoenix Posts on The Death of Queen Elisabeth II

Peniel Zaazra Nouhou (University of Maroua, Cameroon)
Ngonjo Victor Fuh (University of Maroua, Cameroon)

Page 210-220

Exploring Cultural Dynamics: Comparative Analysis of Argumentative English Essays Among Pakistani and Chinese Learners using Multidimensional Analysis

Arooba Abid (Government College University, Pakistan)
Ali Siddique (Government College University, Pakistan)
Nisa Fatima (Government College University, Pakistan)

Page 221-230

The Relationship Between Argumentative Speaking and Writing among EFL Students

Fouad Akki (Moulay Ismail University, Morocco)
Mohammed Larouz (Moulay Ismail University, Morocco)
Brahim Ait Hammou (Moulay Ismail University, Morocco)
Handoko Handoko (Universitas Andalas, Indonesia)

Page 231-238

Adoption of Ritual and Poetry of Aláwòrò-Ẹkùn Deity in Combating Regional Instability in Nigeria

Rifqat Opeyemi Sanni (Lagos State University of Education, Nigeria)

Page 250-259

Emoticons Unveiled: A Multifaceted Analysis of Their Linguistic Impact

Ike Revita (Universitas Andalas, Indonesia)
Farah Anindya Zalfikhe (University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia)
Helen Boholano (Cebu Normal University, Philippines)
Nguyen Thanh Tuan (Vietnam National University, Viet Nam)
Balazs Huszka (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam)
Zulfakhri Dt. Majo Datuk (Universitas Andalas, Indonesia)

Page 260-274

The Impact of CBLT Approaches on Students' Learning Achievements for ESP Courses

Muliati Muliati (Universitas Bosowa, Indonesia)
Syarifuddin Dollah (Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia)
Tamra Tamra (Universitas Teknologi AKBA Makassar, Indonesia)
Ahmad Rossydi (Politeknik Penerbangan Makassar, Indonesia)
St.Asriati AM (Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar, Indonesia)

Page 275-282

Analyzing Expressive Speech Acts in Comments on ‘Teacher Welfare Issues in the National Education System Bill’

Dini Artini Dini (Universitas Islam Riau, Indonesia)
Rika Ningsih Rika (Universitas Islam Riau, Indonesia)

Page 283-291

Directive Speech Actions in the TikTok Comments Column Kompas TV

Desi Andrea (Universitas Islam Riau, Indonesia)
Fatmawati (Universitas Islam Riau, Indonesia)

Page 292-299

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