International Journal Online of Humanities 2020-08-14T13:11:44+00:00 Dr Sapna Tiwari Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal Online of Humanities (IJOHMN) is bi-monthly, open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal is published by Smart Moves publications. The main objective of IJOHMN is to provide an online platform for the researchers. The journal had been granted ISSN No <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2395-5155</a> in the year 2014. IJOHMN first issue was published in December 2014 since then it is continuously publishing quality research papers. The journal is published by SMART MOVES publications, Bhopal, India.</p> <p><strong>Aims and Scope for publication:</strong></p> <p>The primary objective of IJOHMN is to offer an online open-access platform for international researchers. </p> <p><strong> </strong>IJOHMN aims to publish research papers in theoretical and thematic approaches to English Language, Literature, Linguistics, ELS and English Language Teaching and related subject areas.</p> <p><strong>PORTICO</strong></p> <p>IJOHMN is preserving open access e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. Portico functions as a “dark archive”. PORTICO provides a permanent archive of electronic journals.</p> <h3 align="left"><strong>DOI Crossref</strong></h3> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IJOHMN </a>is a member of the DOI Crossref, USA. Crossref (formerly styled CrossRef) is an official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. It is run by the Publishers International Linking Association Inc. (PILA) and was launched in early 2000 as a cooperative effort among publishers to enable persistent cross-publisher citation linking in online academic journals. </p> <p> </p> Newspaper Reading Comprehension Development through Vocabulary or Structure Instruction 2020-08-07T08:16:28+00:00 Samane Naderi Ali Fazilatfar <p>The purpose of this study is investigating the effect of specific vocabularies and structures instruction on the upper intermediate EFL learners’ newspaper reading comprehension development. For this purpose, fifty four female upper intermediate EFL learners were selected and randomly assigned in three groups each consisting of eighteen learners, two experimental and one control. At the first session,a researcher-made newspaper reading comprehension test was applied as the pretest. The learners of one experimental group received instruction of newspaper structures and the other one received related vocabularies instruction and the control one received just translation of newspaper content by the teacher. In the last session, another researcher-made comprehension test was administered for three groups as the post test. The findings indicate thatstructure instruction is significantly the most beneficial one and the mere translation of newspaper content is the least beneficial in developing learner's newspaper reading comprehension.The results of interviews confirmed the study findings as well.</p> 2020-08-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Samane Naderi, Ali Fazilatfar Leech and Short’s Checklist of Lexical Features in Style in Fiction: A Theoretical Analysis 2020-08-07T08:57:29+00:00 Suzan Makhloof <p>This paper aims at investigating Leech and Short's Checklist of Lexical Features in their book Style in Fiction (2007) in order to help students of Stylistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to deeply understand the application of such features. Leech and Short put these lexical features in the form of questions that should be answered by students who are conducting a stylistic lexical analysis of any literary work. In this paper, the researcher will mainly highlight how such features can operate in literary texts by providing explanation to these questions and answer them with examples.</p> 2020-08-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Suzan Makhloof The Cruciality of Using Literature to Enhance Reading Comprehension Skills 2020-08-14T13:11:44+00:00 Dr. Khaled Hassan Ali Eltayb <p>This paper attempted to shade the light upon “The cruciality of teaching Literature to enhance reading comprehension skills”, is conducted to find out the role and importance of teaching literature in developing comprehension skills in tertiary level. The researcher adopted descriptive analysis method, the population of this study of (30) English language teachers from different Sudanese universities. Date was gathered by questionnaire. The researcher used a statistical package for social studies (SPSS package). The study comes up with followings: Teaching literature in language courses helps students to develop Reading Comprehension skills, teaching literature in reading lessons helps students to develop skimming and scanning techniques, literature presents valuable material to teach reading comprehension lesson, literature is a good way to practice acquiring quick information from the texts, and teaching literature develops students’ interpretative abilities.&nbsp;</p> 2020-08-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Settings Dr. Khaled Hassan Ali Eltayb