Social Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2020

  • The Meaning and Usage of the Aspect Auxiliary Ei in Shunde Dialect

    Luo Wanjun

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2020
    Pages: 45-48
    Received: 15 November 2019
    Accepted: 2 January 2020
    Published: 17 March 2020
    Abstract: Aspect is one of the important concepts of grammatical category, and it is the way of observing the events in the course of time. The expression of aspect category may vary greatly in different languages or dialects. Common forms of expression are affix, clitic, aspect auxiliaries, and aspectual marks. Yue dialect is one of the important types of C... Show More
  • A Historical Overview of Khat Production in Ethiopia

    Medhanit Tamirat

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2020
    Pages: 49-55
    Received: 8 October 2019
    Accepted: 27 February 2020
    Published: 23 March 2020
    Abstract: This paper tries to study the history of Khat production and expansion in Ethiopia. Khat has been consumed in Ethiopia for long period of time. Some sources moreover, mention Ethiopia as the origin of Khat production and the country that takes the lion share of Khat export to the rest of the world currently. The above mentioned notion has triggered... Show More
  • Reasons for and Impacts of Kava Use by Tongan Men in Kava Clubs in Auckland and Tonga

    Malakai Ofanoa, Stephen Buetow, Samuela Ofanoa, Peter Huggard, Janine Paynter, Vili Nosa

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2020
    Pages: 56-60
    Received: 3 July 2019
    Accepted: 9 October 2019
    Published: 13 April 2020
    Abstract: Kava drinking in kava clubs has become an intrinsic part of Tongan Pasifika culture. Perceived effects and reasons for kava consumption are not fully understood. This study explored these issues using the culturally safe, Pasifika qualitative research approaches of Kakala and Talanga. Group interviews were held with a convenience sample of 104 Tong... Show More