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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In October 2017, the IJSCL changed its publisher from "Lulu Publications" to "Katibeh-ILCRG".

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 We are pleased to offer authors a prompt publication service. Manuscripts that have been through the review and revision cycle and have been accepted for publication will be published immediately thereafter.

 

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