International Journal of Society, Culture & Language (IJSCL) is an open-access and fully peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles on the relationship between society, culture, and language. IJSCL favors articles which have a sound theoretical base with visible practical applications that can be used by specialists in anthropology, sociology, linguistics, education, intercultural studies, and policy making. Authors from all languages and cultures are invited to submit their research and review articles to the IJSCL journal.

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3. Language Teachers on Study Abroad: A Discourse Analytic ‎Approach to Teacher Identity

Meike Wernicke

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 1-16

Abstract
  This paper examines how normative assumptions about language teacher identity and cultural belonging can work to construct an intercultural identity that problematizes language ideologies of standardization, monolingualism, and linguistic and cultural purism. The data are drawn from a larger study investigating ...  Read More

4. Cultuling Analysis: A New Methodology for Discovering Cultural Memes

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Ali Derakhshan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 17-34

Abstract
  The close relationship between language and culture has been highlighted by scholars in sociology, sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, psychology, and linguistics. They postulate that language is a tool to instantiate cultural concepts and delineate how individuals perceive the world. Regarding ...  Read More

5. An Exploration of the Effects of ‘ESOL for Citizenship’ Course on ‎the Sociocultural Integration of Adult Learners ‎into British Society

Christian Nchindia

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 35-54

Abstract
  Much has been written on funding for ESOL, but little is known about how ESOL learners use language as a tool to integrate into British society. This study seeks to understand the extent to which studying 'ESOL for citizenship course' help learners integrate into British society, the difficulties they ...  Read More

6. Subtitling in the Iranian Mediascape: Towards a Culture-Specific Typology

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Saeed Ameri; Farzaneh Shokoohmand; Mehdi Mehdizadkhani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 55-74

Abstract
  Given the increasing pace of dissemination of cultural content across global borders, subtitling as a cost-effective solution for rendering audiovisual programs is gaining more popularity, even in societies, which have been traditionally using dubbing as the dominant modality for foreign films and television ...  Read More

7. Ethnic Identity and Other-Group Orientation of Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia

Su-Hie Ting; Su-Lin Ting

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 75-89

Abstract
  The study examined the ethnic identity and other-group orientation of ethnic Chinese in Malaysia. The data were collected from 504 Chinese respondents (252 students, 252 parents) using Phinney’s (1992) Multiethnic Identity Measure. The results showed that the parents had a stronger ethnic identity ...  Read More

8. Representation of Ordinary People in Political Discourse: An ‎Aggregate Critical Discourse Analysis

Hamid Allami; Najmeh Barzegar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 90-104

Abstract
  This study investigates the representation of ordinary people in the inaugural speeches of two Iranian presidents and their underlying ideologies through the lens of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). An aggregate model integrating Fairclough’s three-dimensional (1989), Van Dijk’s socio-cognitive ...  Read More

9. Cultural Communicative Styles: The Case of India and Indonesia

Munmun Gupta; Katharina Sukamto

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 105-120

Abstract
  The present study highlights a number of similarities and differences among cultural communicative styles used in India versus Indonesia. The analysis is based on Hall’s theory (1959, 1966, 1976, 1983) of high-context (HC) and low-context (LC) cultures, and Hofstede’s (2008) cultural dimension ...  Read More

10. Language as a Didactic Tool and Vehicle of Cultural Preservation: A Pragma-sociolinguistic Study of Selected Igbo Proverbs

Uche Gloria Oboko

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 121-136

Abstract
  Language plays major functions in society. The way of life of a people is handed down from generation to generation through language. The Igbo people are known for their rich oral tradition and cultural heritage especially in the use of proverbs. Some studies on Igbo proverbs have focused on the semantic ...  Read More

11. Native English Speaking Teachers as Cosmopolitans or Citizens of ‎the World: An Anthropological Study in Istanbul, Turkey

Mahir Sarigul

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 137-151

Abstract
  The study of cosmopolitans – citizens of the world— and cosmopolitanism, traceable to ancient Greece, has, after a long decline in interest, made a strong comeback in social sciences since the 1990s, particularly in sociology and anthropology. This anthropological study aims to understand ...  Read More

1. Patient-Provider Interaction: A Communication Accommodation Theory Perspective

Sina Farzadnia; Howard Giles

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 17-34

Abstract
  This paper critically reviews studies that have interpretively invoked communication accommodation theory (CAT) for the study of patient-provider interaction. CAT’s sociolinguistic strategies—approximation, interpretability, interpersonal control, discourse management, and emotional expression—are ...  Read More

2. Translation Norms and the Importation of the Novel into Persian

Omid Azadibougar

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society & Culture) , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 89-102

Abstract
  The exportation of modern novel from European languages to other literatures has long been the object of study and has been, most recently, evoked in discussions of World Literature. The introduction of modern novel into the Persian literary system through translation occurred about the turn of the twentieth ...  Read More

3. The Effects of Culture and Gender on the Recognition of Emotional Speech: Evidence from Persian Speakers Living in a Collectivist Society

Niloofar Keshtiari; Michael Kuhlmann

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 71-86

Abstract
  This paper reports on a behavioral study that explores the role of culture and gender in the recognition of emotional speech in an under investigated cultural context (a collectivist society: i.e., Iran). Participants were asked to recognize the emotional prosody of a set of validated emotional vocal ...  Read More

4. Accommodating the Interactional Dynamics of Conflict Management

Jessica Gasiorek; Howard Giles

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 10-21

Abstract
  In this paper, we discuss the ways that communication accommodation theory (CAT) can be a useful framework for understanding and diagnosing interactional issues in interpersonal and intergroup conflict situations. We argue that the theory’s construct of attuning strategies provides a multidimensional ...  Read More

2. The Structural Interplay between Critical Cultural Awareness, Institutional Identity, Self-Efficacy, Reflective Teaching and Job Performance of EFL Teachers

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Mahsa Moradifar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 December 2020

Abstract
  The present study explored the relational patterns of critical cultural awareness, institutional identity, self-efficacy, reflective teaching, and job performance of Iranian EFL teachers. To this end, 300 Iranian EFL teachers from different private language institutes were selected based on convenience ...  Read More

3. Derived Substantives in Word-Formation Nests of Auditory ‎Perception Verbs: Ethnolinguistic Aspect

Guzel Khafisovna Bragina; Venera Gabdulkhakovna Fatkhutdinova; Natalia Аnatoljevna Nikolina

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 January 2021

Abstract
  This paper aims to identify and describe the semantic and ethnocultural content of substantive derivatives extracted from the corresponding word-formation nests of the Russian and Tatar languages. The characteristics of the ways of lexicalization of related processes and features are essential for both ...  Read More

4. Ethnic Heterostereotypes in Paremies about Language and ‎Proverbs of Tatar

Damir Haydarovich Husnutdinov; Ramilya Kamilovna Sagdieva; Ramil Hamitovich Mirzagitov; Salima Oralhanovna Simbayeva

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 January 2021

Abstract
  In the current study, we are trying to talk about stereotypes of perceptions of two peoples historically connected with each other - Russians and Tatars. An attempt was made to restore at least part of the mosaic composed of history from these mutual images. For this exciting topic, proverbs representing ...  Read More

5. Integrating MALL into the Classroom: The Cultural and ‎Pedagogical Impact of Authentic Podcasts on FFL Learners’ ‎Listening and Speaking Skills

Leili Kassaie; Hamid Reza Shairi; Mahmoud Reza Gashmardi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 January 2021

Abstract
  One way to develop language skills in FFL (French as a foreign language) learners is to surround them with authentic materials. This study aimed at enhancing the listening and speaking skills of Iranian FFL learners through the integration of MALL (Mobile-assisted language learning) in the form of podcasts ...  Read More

6. Genetic Layers of Tatar Cosmonyms

Gulshat Raisovna Galiullina; Khalisa Khatipovna Kuzmina; Alsou Minneakhmetovna Kamalıeva; Zilya Munirovna Kajumova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 January 2021

Abstract
  The article presents the results of the research of Tatar cosmonyms with regard to their origins. It is believed that the lexis of any language is heterogeneous in terms of origins and consists of both aboriginal and borrowed words. The language of the modern Tatars traces its roots to the ancient Turkic ...  Read More

7. Grammatical Absorption and Functioning of Arab and Persian ‎Conjunctions in Old Tatar Language in the 19th Century

Ayrat Faikovich Yusupov; Nurfiya Marsovna Yusupova; Alfina Tagirovna Sibgatullina

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 January 2021

Abstract
  The present study tried to offer a methodology to analyze Arabic language grammatical elements in the Tatar language poetry of the 19th century. It defined adaptation mechanisms of the borrowed grammatical elements within grammatical aspects and presents Arabism absorption peculiarities at the grammatical ...  Read More

8. A Comparative Study on Phraseological and Paroemiological ‎Units with Coloronyms Black in German, Russian, and Tatar

Albina Fanilevna Mukhamadiarova; Mariya Alexandrovna Kulkova; Yuriy Viktorovich Kobenko; Alina Eduardovna Rakhimova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 January 2021

Abstract
  This article deals with a comparative analysis of phraseological and paroemiological units with the component coloronym black / Schwarz, черный, кара in German, Russian, and Tatar. We have analyzed 85 phraseological units and paroemias in German, 50 in Russian, and 99 in Tatar, extracted by ...  Read More

9. The Culture and Language of Whistle of Turkish People (Giresun)

Аlina S. Gaynutdinova; Aliya Mutallimova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2021

Abstract
  In connection with the living environment, people have used all kinds of communication. One of the ancient modes of communication is whistling. Many people encoded their messages using this method. However, there are peoples and tribes that have developed this language to the level of communication. ...  Read More

10. Phonetic Peculiarities of the English Language in India

Marina Borisovna Grolman; Zubayda Albertovna Biktagirova; Olimjon Habibovich Kasimov

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 January 2021

Abstract
  In India, English has the status of an official language along with Hindi. According to linguists, the English spoken in India is different from the one spoken in other countries, with it being an independent version of the English language. While working on the research, the general trends of differences ...  Read More

11. Pragmatics of Expressing Apology in English and Tatar Languages

Gulyusa Kurbangalievna Ismagilova; Dilyara Shamilevna Shakirova; Olesya Viktorovna Zabavnova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 February 2021

Abstract
  The article reveals that the speech act of apology is carried out with the help of typical models of remorse transmission, indicating the emotional tone of guilt recognition. The object of the current study is the motivational aspect of sincere apology and the variability of its verbalization in the ...  Read More

12. Intercultural Communication Dialectics in English Language Teaching

Hamza R'boul

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 February 2021

Abstract
  Conceptualizations of intercultural communication in English language teaching have largely been constructed on westerncentric and essentialist representations of interculturality. The failure to take into account power imbalances among Anglophone and Southern spaces may perpetuate the inequalities that ...  Read More

13. Humor and Language Errors in Arabic-English Informative Discourse

Maman Lesmana

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 February 2021

Abstract
  In everyday life, there are often errors in foreign language translation, either in spelling or vocabulary or in pragmatic terms. Frequently, these errors are unintentionally amusing. This research discusses humor caused by language errors. The corpus of this study is an informative discourse in Arabic ...  Read More

14. Woman vs. Baba in Russian Culture and Internet Language

Aliya Nailevna Miftakhova; Tatiana Gennadievna Bochina; Amir Zufarovich Malikov

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 February 2021

Abstract
  The study of the functioning of the language as a means of electronic communication is one of the most relevant areas of linguistics. In this article, based on messages from women's and men's forums of the Russian-speaking Internet, gender representation of the words woman and baba is considered, and ...  Read More

15. Teachers’ Curricular Knowledge in Teacher Education Programs: A Case of Iran’s Sociocultural Context

Rafat Bagherzadeh; Zia Tajeddin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 March 2021

Abstract
  Teacher education programs can pursue the aim of helping teachers acquire the knowledge base for effective teaching. However, the representation of curricular knowledge, one of the important dimensions of the teacher knowledge base, varies across educational and sociocultural contexts. As this knowledge ...  Read More

16. Verbal Aggression of Interprofessional Communication: On the ‎Material of Russian and English Languages

Leila M. Garaeva; Guzel R. Nurieva

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 March 2021

Abstract
  The object of the research was the methods, tactics, and strategies of interprofessional communication in Russian and English languages. The relevance of the study is dictated by the need to consider the verbal aggression of professional subcultures as a separate pragmalinguistic phenomenon. The result ...  Read More

17. The Role of Culture in The Personal and Social Determinants of ‎Social Well-Being of Russians: ‎Examining the Words Culture and Welfare

Aida Nailevna Nurutdinova; Anastasiya Aleksandrovna Rus; Vera Nikolaevna Argunova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 March 2021

Abstract
  Welfare is a social category and is rooted in the cultural and social structures of society. Therefore, the improvement of welfare policies requires knowledge of these structures and cultural and social conditions. It should be noted that the culture in the cultural discourse of welfare is no longer ...  Read More