altralang journal


ALTRALANG Journal [ e-ISSN: 2710-8619 ; p-ISSN: 2710-7922 ], is an Open-Access Peer-reviewed International Journal, ALTRALANG Journal is a biannual published twice a year (July and December) by the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed. Oran, Algeria since 2019. AIMS AND SCOPE: The main objective of ALTRALANG Journal is to contribute significantly to the body of knowledge by providing an intellectual platform for national and international scholars including postgraduate students, professors, and researchers operating in academic circles, government departments or socio-economic institutions. To promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities, languages and social science, ALTRALANG Journal is committed to publish biannually in a variety of languages including Arabic, Tamazight, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Turkish and Chinese covering both theoretical and empirical topics in fields such as Anthropology, Communication Studies, Translation Studies, Cross-Cultural Studies, Education, Ethnic Studies, History, Linguistics, Media Studies, Methodology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Social Welfare, Literature, Performing Arts, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Women Studies, Arts and so on. Special issues devoted to important topics in humanities and social science will occasionally be published. PUBLICATION CHARGES: Free. Article Processing Charges (APCs): No. Submission Charges: No. Web Site :


Call for Papers / Volume 02 Issue 02 December 2020

ALTRALANG Journal is now inviting the scholarly community - at both national and international levels - to submit their unpublished papers for publication. After the review process is accomplished, the accepted papers will be published on December 31, 2020

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- Manuscripts submitted to ALTRALANG Journal must contain original work which has been neither previously published nor under consideration by another journal

- Submission should respect the template format of ALTRALANG Journal.

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Zum Einfluss der kulturellen Hintergründe auf Deutschlernen in Algerien

نواح محمد, 

Résumé: The term "Interculturality", refers to the process of interaction between members of different cultures. New actions and interpretations arise through the action or communication situation, which cannot be clearly assigned to either culture, but rather create a new synergetic "intermediate culture". It is the meeting of two or more cultures in which, despite cultural differences, mutual influence emerges. When different cultures meet, one's own cultural identity and influence can be experienced mutually. Interculturality means taking and thinking from a different perspective without drawing hasty conclusions. The foreign should not be incorporated into one's own self-image, but should, first of all, only consciously be taken into consideration. In order to understand the other, one must become aware of one's own point of view. The foreign and one's own culture thus enter into a productive relationship of mutual exchange. Interculturality is therefore an auxiliary factor for learning two languages or acquiring cultures. But sometimes there are some distinctions between the mother language and the foreign language which are seen as obstacles to teaching and learning. We would like to illustrate this point with concrete examples in this article in order to open up new perspectives for improving the quality of teaching in the context of digitization.

Mots clés: culture ; interculturality ; cultural backgrounds ; cultural influence ; German learning

Postmodernism in “A Wild Sheep Chase”, the novel by Haruki Murakami (Haruki Murakami'nin “Yaban Koyunun İzinde” romanında postmodernizm)

Yunusova Gulnar, 

Résumé: The eminent representative of the modern Japanese literature, writer and translator, famous face of postmodernism, Haruki Murakami has started to play an important role in the national literature with his works since the begging of 1990s. The works of Haruki Murakami reflects a large period of Japanese way of thinking in the age of globalization. With his own specific direction of writing, he is one of the writers who have directly contributed to the development of the world postmodern literature, along with the Japanese literature. Introduced to the readers in 1982, the novel of “A Wild Sheep Chase” has laid the foundation of the postmodern style of Murakami. Combining the main characteristics of postmodernism such as chaos, synthesis, montage, collage, meta-story and etc., the novel links the alienation of an individual in the Japanese society to the nature of consumer culture and authoritarian-totalitarian regimes. Alienation, which is a characteristic for political ideology regimes aims at alienating individuals from the society, nature and from even themselves, their own true essence. The author has written down the process of a human turning into a post-human as a result of not tolerating to the pressures aiming to fit them into standardizing molds and depriving them from their differentiating characteristics. The unnamed hero of the novel, Boku looks for the meaning of the existence in his world that is full of questions. This search takes him back to the times before his birth. In order to find an answer, Boku looks for something to help him to leave the reality behind. As a result, he falls into a chaos, where people move in the directions that they have not chosen and do things that they do not desire, as well where the free will does not have any meaning.

Mots clés: A Wild Sheep Chase ; Haruki Murakami ; novel ; postmodernism ; Boku ; capitalism ; identity search

Exploring the Potential of Literature in Shaping EFL Learners’ Critical Mind

Berrarbi Amina, 

Résumé: The present paper seeks to examine the usefulness of literary texts on enhancing students’ critical abilities. It also attempts to shed light on the way literature leads students to think, reflect, question and analyse what they read and respond to it critically. This study puts into question the following inquiries: What relevance can be accorded to literary texts for developing critical thinking? How can literature reading re-shape students’ critical mind? Are literary texts worth reading for improving critical thinks? To address this question an experimental study was undertaken with a sample of Algerian EFL undergraduate students at Mostaganem University. The results obtained from the fieldwork analysis reveal that the literary discussions provided in literature classes, students written assignments and the talk exchange upon a literary work contribute to the progress of the students’ analytical skills and help them to shape their own critical mind. Yet, in order to enhance EFL students reading strategies, the reading atmosphere should be facilitated by the teacher and used as a free discussion encounter where learners can freely debate, question and interpret. So, Literature does not only imply telling stories, it is telling a story which can create a feeling, an impression, develop ideas, and comment on a specific culture or a human behavior.

Mots clés: analytical, critical, culture, literary texts, mind, thinking.