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. Developing a Corpus-Based Word List in Pharmacy Research ‎Articles: A Focus on Academic Culture

Farrokh Heidari; Alireza Jalilifar; Anayatollah Salimi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 1-15

Abstract
  The present corpus-based lexical study reports the development of a Pharmacy Academic Word List (PAWL); a list of the most frequent words from a corpus of 3,458,445 tokens made up of 800 most recent pharmacy texts including research articles, review articles, and short communications in four sub-disciplines ...  Read More

4. Circularity in Searle’s Social Ontology: With a Hegelian Reply

Jose Fernandez

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 16-24

Abstract
  John Searle’s theory of social ontology posits that there are indispensable normative components in the linguistic apparatuses termed status functions, collective intentionality, and collective recognition, all of which, he argues, make the social world. In this paper, I argue that these building ...  Read More

5. From Embodiment to Metaphor: A Study on Social Cognitive Development and Conceptual Metaphor in Persian-Speaking Children

Mehri Firoozalizadeh; Hassan Ashayeri; Yahya Modarresi; Mohammad Kamali; Azra Jahanitabesh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 25-43

Abstract
  This study explores the metaphoric comprehension of normal Persian-speaking children, as well as theories of cognitive development and cultural and social impacts. The researchers discuss the improvement of the understanding of ontological conceptual metaphors through age growth and cognitive development, ...  Read More

6. An Investigation of Processes Linking Patient-Centered Communication Approaches to Favorable Impressions of Vietnamese Physicians and Hospital Services

Christopher McKinley; Yam Limbu; Long Pham

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 44-59

Abstract
  Strong doctor-patient relationships generate greater patient satisfaction and compliance with physician recommendations. Although prior research has explored distinct factors driving favorable patient outcomes, investigations have yet to comprehensively address the efficacy of different communication ...  Read More

7. Examining the Relationship between “Science” and “Religion” in Socio-Cultural Context of the Renaissance: A Kuhnian Reading of Bacon’s New Atlantis

Mahmood Reza Ghorban Sabbagh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 60-69

Abstract
  Thomas Kuhn’s model of paradigm shift as an intra-systemic framework to account for changes within the scientific discourse has been adopted by scholars in different fields as diverse as sociology, theology, economy, and education, to name only a few. The present study argues that the same model ...  Read More

8. Comparing Experiential Approaches: Structured Language Learning Experiences versus Conversation Partners for Changing Pre-Service Teacher Beliefs

Shannon McCrocklin

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 70-81

Abstract
  Research has shown that language teachers’ beliefs are often difficult to change through education.  Experiential learning may help, but more research is needed to understand how experiential approaches shape perceptions. This study compares two approaches, conversation partners (CONV) and ...  Read More

9. Teachers’ Perceptions of Islamic Self-Identity Formation through ‎Language Learning among Students in Selected Religious ‎Secondary Schools ‎

Mohd Nazri Latiff Azmi; Isyaku Hassan; Engku Muhammad Tajuddin bin Engku Ali; Ahmad Taufik Hidayah; Mohd Hazli bin ‎ Yah@Alias; Muzammir bin ‎ Anas; Nur Izzati Suhaimi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 82-91

Abstract
  The relationship between Islamic values and foreign languages in the school environment offers a relatively good example of the challenging aspects of Islamic identity formation amongst the students. Via focused group interviews, this study aimed to explore the teachers’ perceptions with regard ...  Read More

10. Minority Language Policy and Planning in the Micro Context of the City: The Case of Manchester

Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Othman

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 92-110

Abstract
  This paper investigates service provisions in community languages offered by Manchester City Council and agencies working alongside to find out whether there is an explicit language policy in Manchester, how such a policy is formulated, how it functions, and how it is reflected in education. Data was ...  Read More

11. The Discursive Construction of “Native” and “Non-Native” ‎Speaker English Teacher Identities in Japan: A Linguistic ‎Ethnographic Investigation

Luke Lawrence

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 111-125

Abstract
  Recent poststructuralist theories of identity posit identities as being discursively constructed in interactions with society, institutions, and individuals. This study used a Linguistic Ethnographic framework to investigate the discursive identity construction of two English teachers, one ‘non-native’ ...  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

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

Munmun Gupta; Katharina Sukamto

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2020

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

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

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Ali Derakhshan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 July 2020

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

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

Hamid Allami; Najmeh Barzegar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 August 2020

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

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

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Saeed Ameri; Farzaneh Shokoohmand; Mehdi Mehdizadkhani

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

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

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

Christian Nchindia

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 September 2020

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

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

Meike Wernicke

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 September 2020

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