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. It should be noted that, in 2017, the publisher of the IJSCL has changed from Lulu Press to Katibeh-ILCRG.

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Fansubbing and the Perpetuation of Western Popular Culture's Gender and Racial Stereotypes in Arabic

Rashid Yahiaoui

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.554602.2646

Abstract
  Television, cinema, pop music, and comic books are great entertainment and educational apparatuses. However, these seemingly harmless mediums are often noxious conduits of destructive ideologies and reality distortion, as they perpetuate negative perceptions of the 'other' and are major sites for power ...  Read More

Construction and Validation of an Identity Scale for English Language Learners

Zia Tajeddin; Mahmoud Fereydoonfar

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 12-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.545507.2506

Abstract
  Although the language pedagogies of private institutes are sharply different from those of the public curriculum, scant research has been done on the identity formation of English language learners in these institutes. To fill this niche, first, a literature-driven identity scale was developed, which ...  Read More

Descriptive Names of Creating Man in Russian Media Language

Leyla Agdasovna Mardieva Mardieva; Vashunina Irina Vladimirovna

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 27-34

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.243689

Abstract
  The current study attempted to focus on periphrases with the general meaning of a person who created/founded something. Based on the analysis of the Russian printed periodicals (2009-2020), the authors found that this semantic group of periphrases is serial (typical). The studied group of descriptive ...  Read More

Introducing Metapathy as a Movement beyond Empathy: A Case ‎of Socioeconomic Status

Reza Pishghadam; Taqi Al Abdwani; Mahtab Kolahi Ahari; Saba Hasanzadeh; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 35-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.252360

Abstract
  Drawing on the concepts of apathy, sympathy, and empathy and their correspondence with emotioncy, this paper aimed to present the concept of metapathy, as the next and highest level of concern about others. It also sought to investigate if teachers’ concern for their students depends on the students’ ...  Read More

An Investigation of Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices of Interculturality in ELT

Abdelrahman Abdalla Salih; Lamis Ismail Omar

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 50-63

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.556618.2680

Abstract
  One of the influences of globalized English in recent years on the English language teaching (ELT) practice is the rise of the significance of intercultural teaching and learning. Such a development has made teaching intercultural competence a compelling requirement. This study investigates (N = 16) ...  Read More

The Lexico-Semantic Group “Light” in Accordance with the ‎Cultural and Religious Beliefs of the Old Russian Period

Irina Valeryevna Erofeeva; Albert Ilgizovitch Gilyazov; Maria Alexandrovna Pilgun

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 64-71

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.243909

Abstract
  A poem, story, or play, while expressing the inner states of the author, in many cases, reflect the state of culture and society where the poet or writer has lived in and been influenced by. The study of the lexical-semantic groups of vocabulary concerning the diachronic aspect is a promising direction ...  Read More

English Culture and Russian EFL Learners’ Speaking: ‎Effectiveness of Using English Cultural-Oriented Materials on ‎Fluency and Accuracy

Aygul Zufarovna Ibatova; Eka Demurievna Korkiya; Lyudmila N. Shcherbatykh; Mahaсh Vagabov; Elena Viktorovna Salimullina

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 72-81

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.541737.2436

Abstract
  This research investigated the effects of teaching English cultural-oriented materials on enhancing the speaking fluency and accuracy of Russian EFL learners. To do so, 75 Russian intermediate EFL learners were chosen from 99 students at an English language institute, Moscow, Surgut Branch of IUT, Russia. ...  Read More

Active Learning for Omani At-Risk Students through Educational ‎Technology: A Case of Content-Based ‎Language Instruction

Haitham Y. Adarbah; Haniyeh Jajarmi

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 82-91

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550654.2583

Abstract
  In recent decades, content-based instruction (CBI) has been increasingly used worldwide with the aim of developing students’ English language competency, particularly in their area of specialization. However, its implementation has not been without problems, and researchers have been seeking and ...  Read More

The Role of Cultural Background in the Use of Refusal Strategies ‎by L2 Learners

Rawan Emad Al-Sallal; Madani Othman Ahmed

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 92-104

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550928.2596

Abstract
  This study intends to investigate the role of culture in the acquisition of pragmatic competence by EFL learners. It investigated the refusal of requests and offers used by Bahraini and Indian learners of English compared to those employed by native speakers of English. It also explored the similarities ...  Read More

A Conceptual Home for Reading Stories in Arabic, Chinese, and English: A Schema Analysis

Negmeldin Alsheikh; Maha Al Habbash; Najah Al Mohammedi; Xu Liu; Safa Al Othali; Ghada AI Kilani

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 105-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.555303.2659

Abstract
  This case study elucidates culture-based narrative texts based on the interpretation of Arabic, Chinese, and English native speakers. A maximum variation technique of purposeful sampling was used to capture the experience of the participants. The study employed a collective case study and adopted schema ...  Read More

The Effectiveness of Team Assisted Individualization Learning ‎Model Using the Sociodrama Method in Increasing the Concept of ‎Mastery Ability in Islamic Education Learning

Ainal Gani; Siti Zulaikhah

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 125-136

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.247369

Abstract
  The need for concept mastery ability is known to be important in Islamic education. This is because besides understanding these concepts, students should also be able to apply them in life. Hence, this research aims to determine the differences in the results of the concept mastery ability, which are ...  Read More

A Review Study of Activities Used in the Development of ‎Intercultural Communication Competence ‎in Foreign Language Classes

Petra Ivenz; Blanka Klimova

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, Pages 137-150

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.556666.2681

Abstract
  One of the long-term goals of the European Union is to incorporate intercultural communication into the lessons of foreign languages. The new concepts present that the linguistic part of foreign language education should be equal to the intercultural part of foreign language education. Nowadays, teachers ...  Read More

Translation Norms and the Importation of the Novel into Persian

Omid Azadibougar

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 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

Patient-Provider Interaction: A Communication Accommodation Theory Perspective

Sina Farzadnia; Howard Giles

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 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

Accommodating the Interactional Dynamics of Conflict Management

Jessica Gasiorek; Howard Giles

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 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

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 , September 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

The Linguistic Landscape of Mosques in Indonesia: Materiality ‎and Identity Representation

Kamal Yusuf; Yulia Eka Putrie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 March 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550006.2570

Abstract
  During its development, mosques in Indonesia have become a potential place with friction and conflict over the struggle for identity and the infiltration of various Islamic ideologies. This article explores the linguistic landscape in connection to the use of architectural materials in community mosques ...  Read More

The Effect of COVID-19 on White-Collar Workers: The DPSIR Model and Its Semantic Aspect in Indonesia

Siti Nurbayani; Moh. Dede

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550921.2592

Abstract
  Initially, white-collar workers would do implement their activities by working from the office (WFO) but later changed to working from home (WFH) during COVID-19. This study aims to analyze the effect of the pandemic on white-collar workers based on the driver-pressure-state-impact-response (DPSIR) model ...  Read More

The Effect of Digital Comic Media on East Asian Students’ ‎English Language Learning Outcomes

Zainal Abidin Arief; Endin Mujahidin; Rudi H Hartono

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.551349.2604

Abstract
  The use of learning media at the lecture orientation stage will greatly help the effectiveness of the lecture process and the delivery of messages and lecture materials. In addition to generating student motivation and interest, media can also help students improve understanding, present interesting ...  Read More

The Use of Metaphors through Speech Acts in Learning: ‎A Case from Indonesia

Sukirman Sukirman; Firman Firman; Nurul Aswar; Mirnawati Mirnawati; Rusdiansyah Rusdiansyah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.551893.2613

Abstract
  This study aims to reveal the utilization of the form of metaphorical meaning in learning interactions at IAIN Palopo. This descriptive qualitative research uses data sources in the form of utterances/interactions in learning that produce data in words and phrases containing the meaning of metaphorical ...  Read More

Literature Circles Enhancing Cultural Awareness and Language ‎Acquisition for Adult Learners of Arabic

Hayder Al Hamdany; Michelle Picard

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550377.2578

Abstract
  Language and culture are inextricably linked. Consequently, the teaching of cultural awareness as part of additional language instruction is crucial to increasing language proficiency. This paper examines how literature circles are utilized and actively modelled in the teaching and learning of the Arabic ...  Read More

Digital Communication Technology for Teaching a Foreign ‎Language and Culture through Reading

Ulzhalgas Adilbayeva; Gulnaz A. Mussanova; Nurbakyt B. Mombekova; Nurbakhyt A. Suttibayev

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.543110.2472

Abstract
  Currently, university teachers combine traditional pedagogical teaching methods with information and communication technology (ICT) to help students in the educational process of studying a course and controlling their own learning process. For this reason, there is a growing demand for creating high-quality ...  Read More

Existential Loneliness in Kazakh Literature and Modern World Literature: Insights from Metaphors and Frame-Based Analysis

Oralsyn Rakymzhan; Berdibai Shalabay; Omirgul Zhumagulova; Gulden Kazhibaeva; Ibagul Кairbekova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 June 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.543086.2468

Abstract
  Existential loneliness is a topic of debate that has been explored over three centuries. Nineteenth-century novelists contributed to cognition-based existentialism in a way that has shaped our contemporary understanding and conceptualization. This study investigates the thematic coverage of existential ...  Read More

Systems of Belief and Internal Social Values: Game Theory and Strategic Thinking in Jane Austen's Sanditon (1817)

Raazia Sajid Taqi; Sara Khazai; Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh; Kaveh Azodi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 June 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.537830.2347

Abstract
  The present research applies game theory to Austen’s Sanditon (Austen, 1817b) by analyzing the novel’s characters in the light of games, choices, and rational thinking. The application of game theory is especially relevant, considering Austen’s particular focus on interactions and choices ...  Read More

Representation of Gender Metaphor in Lexicography as a Reflection of Culture

Kamshat B. Zhumasheva; Meiramgul E. Sapargaliyeva; Damira S. Sarkulova; Rimma M. Kuzhentayeva; Ansagan G. Utarova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.555683.2662

Abstract
  The paper aims to explore the role of gender metaphors in constructing a language picture of the world on the basis of figurative appellations of human beings. The linguistic corpus obtained by the method of continuous sampling from the Dictionary of the Kazakh Literary Language comprises 249 metaphorical ...  Read More

Effect of Reverse Learning on EFL Learning Demand Speech ‎Acts: Acceptance and Achievement

Eva Faridah; Sabaruddin Yunis Bangun; Sanusi Hasibuan; Albadi Sinulingga; Nurman Hasibuan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.557012.2684

Abstract
  Innovation and affordances of technology-based digital platforms offer ample opportunities to enhance the efficacy of language learning. Drawing on this issue, this study sheds light on the impact of reverse learning on developing EFL learners’ pragmatic competence. To reach the objective, 64 Indonesian ...  Read More

Reflection of the Religious Worldview in Language

Zulfiya Bekbulatovna Kulmanova; Sayan Amanzholuly Zhirenov; Gulnaz Abenovna Mashinbayeva; Dinara Gabitovna Orynbayeva; Zhanar Sabetkhanovna Abitova; Karlygash Sabetovna Babaeva

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.544382.2484

Abstract
  In recent times, great interest has been shown in studying language in religious, cultural, and national contexts. Religion has been exclusively examined in the linguocultural, historical-cultural, and linguo-philosophical contexts. These studies have expanded, narrowed, assimilated, and semantically ...  Read More

Linguistic-Personological Strategies and Practices of Commenting ‎on Political Texts in Virtual Space

Samal Yergaliyeva; Аlbina Аnesova; Natalia Melnik; Meruyert Uaikhanova; Bayan Sarybayeva

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 August 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.558154.2714

Abstract
  This study addresses the issue of the human factor in speech production and generating texts concerning the historical preconditions and individual features. It also aims to determine the parameters of personal and textual text generation in Kazakh and English political Internet commentary. Taking the ...  Read More

From Eyes to Heart: Reflection through Photovoice in the Writing ‎Activity of EFL Students‎

I Gusti Agung Sri Rwa Jayantini; Sang Putu Kaler Surata; Putu Desi Anggerina Hikmaharyanti; Ni Nyoman Deni Ariyaningsih

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 August 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.557909.2706

Abstract
  What people see through their eyes may touch their hearts. Their reflection shows how emphatic they are about their surroundings. This study aims to identify the reflection shown in the writing of English for Foreign Language (EFL) learners on what they see and feel through the photovoice technique. ...  Read More

Lingering Traditional Gender Roles in Contemporary Popular ‎Culture: A Multimodal Study of Manny Rodriguez’s ‎The Fluffy Movie (2014)‎

Neda Daliri Beirak Olia; Mahmoud Reza Ghorban Sabbagh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 August 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.544475.2488

Abstract
  This article aims to highlight the ongoing presence of gender-role clichés in popular entertainment by analyzing The Fluffy Movie (2014). This case study attempts to show how mediated forms of humor are important indicators of discourse and culture. To that end, the study focuses on three instances ...  Read More