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

Kamal Yusuf; Yulia Eka Putrie

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 1-20

https://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

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

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 21-30

https://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

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 31-43

https://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

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 44-57

https://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

Persian Audio Description Quality of Feature Films in Iran: The Case of Sevina

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Farzaneh Shokoohmand; Fatemeh Delnavaz

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 58-72

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.552176.2618

Abstract
  Audio description (AD) is an inter-semiotic translation for the benefit of people with vision impairment. AD research aims to enhance the quality of this accessibility tool and users’ satisfaction. Nevertheless, parallel to the fledgling state of AD practice in Iran, local research on the topic ...  Read More

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

Siti Nurbayani; Moh. Dede

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 73-88

https://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

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

Hayder Al Hamdany; Michelle Picard

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 89-102

https://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

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 103-116

https://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

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

Zainal Abidin Arief; Endin Mujahidin; Rudi H Hartono

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 117-124

https://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

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

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 125-136

https://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

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

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 137-150

https://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

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 151-162

https://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

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

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 01 August 2022

https://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

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

https://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

The Impact of Emerging Data Sources and Social Media on Decision Making: A Culturally Responsive Framework

Haitham Y. Adarbah; Ali Al Badi; Jawad Golzar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.555909.2666

Abstract
  Emerging data sources are gaining popularity because of their accessibility, pervasiveness, and enormous potential. Blogs, images, Twitter, Foursquare (location sharing), and Flickr (photography) are significant sources of information regarding human activities. There are several elements that influence ...  Read More

Iranian University Students’ Attitudes toward the US Government ‎and the English Language in the Trump Era

Mohammad Reza Ghorbani; Gholam Hassan Khajavy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.548713.2539

Abstract
  The purpose of the present study was to examine Iranian university students’ attitudes toward the US government and the English language in the Trump era. For this purpose, 359 Iranian university students who were taking general English courses took part in the study and completed two questionnaires ...  Read More

An Interplay of Communities of Practice and Multiliteracies Framework: A Case Study of the Uses and Practices of English Literacy in Oman

Syerina Syahrin; Ali Algryani; Julius Irudayasamy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.560063.2730

Abstract
  This paper reports the uses and practices of literacy in English among a group of students in the Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. Data was gathered from two undergraduate students. The findings of the study suggest that the students experienced rich and varied use of English outside of school ...  Read More

Proposing Versus Arguing: Probing Boosters’ Functions in ‎Presidential Debate Genre

Monika Widyastuti Surtikanti; Djatmika Djatmika; Riyadi Santosa; Diah Kristina

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.561658.2753

Abstract
  Studies on presidential debates provide evidence that the use of boosters helps to convey strong emphasis on candidates’ ideology. This persuasive strategy is best portrayed through the schematic structure of presidential debates. Therefore, this study aims to scrutinize the boosters’ functions ...  Read More

Language is a Symbol System that carries Culture

Zhanna Tektigul; Ainura Bayadilova-Altybayev; Saule Sadykova; Saltanat Iskindirova; Ainur Kushkimbayeva; Dilara Zhumagul

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.562756.2781

Abstract
  This article considers the fact that culture, as a person’s activity and as a set of spiritual and material values, norms, ideals, and behavioral patterns, is involved in the multifaceted process of structuring the social space and building society. The purpose of this research article is to review ...  Read More

National Features of Family Discourse: A Comparison of Kazakh, ‎Russian, and English Languages

Kulzat Kanievna Sadirova; Guldana Nauryzbaikyzy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.563424.2793

Abstract
  A distinctive feature of modern linguistics is considering language as an anthropological phenomenon. The article’s primary goal was to study national peculiarities and similarities of Kazakh, English, and Russian languages in linguistic and cultural vectors by analyzing and studying the family ...  Read More

The Use of Languages in Digital Communication at European ‎Universities in Multilingual Settings

Lluís Català-Oltra; Rodolfo Martínez-Gras; Clemente Penalva-Verdú

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.563470.2794

Abstract
  Within a context of an intense internationalization process, the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), as well as the proliferation of rhetoric aligned with multilingualism, has, in practice, favored mainly the growth of English in tertiary education to the detriment of other European ...  Read More

Corpus Linguistics Use in Vocabulary Teaching Principle and ‎Technique Application: A Study of Indonesian Language for ‎Foreign Speakers

Kundharu Saddhono; Muhammad Rohmadi; Budhi Setiawan; Raheni Suhita; Ani Rakhmawati; Sri Hastuti; Islahuddin Islahuddin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.1971972.2823

Abstract
  Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) is Indonesian language learning intended for foreigners. The aim of this research was to examine the vocabulary, terminologies, and grammar used by BIPA students with the corpus linguistics application, Kortara. This research was conducted at Fatoni University ...  Read More

The Developmental Forms of Linguistic Fallacy ‎in a World of Virtual Media

Ahmad Aljanadbah; Yahia Mohammad Alramamneh

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.562647.2775

Abstract
  It is well known that language is one of the most important tools of human communication in various media. Thus, it is necessary to consider the way language is used in the media and its role in how opinions and concepts are expressed. Understanding the language of media users increases understanding ...  Read More