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. Chinese students’ attitudes toward African American standard and vernacular English

Mustapha Chmarkh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 1-13

Abstract
  To the best of our knowledge, this is the first sociolinguistic matched-guise experiment that examined Chinese students’ attitudes toward African American English in both its standard and vernacular variants. This pilot study explored Chinese students’ implicit bias —if any— toward ...  Read More

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

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Mahsa Moradifar

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 14-29

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

5. Intercultural Communication Dialectics in English Language Teaching

Hamza R'boul

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 30-42

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

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

Rafat Bagherzadeh; Zia Tajeddin

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 43-57

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

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

Maman Lesmana

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 58-68

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

8. 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

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 69-85

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

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

Аlina S. Gaynutdinova; Aliya Mutallimova

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 86-93

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. Media Literature and Its Impact on People's Culture

Tatyana Anatolievna Spirchagova; Svetlana Evgenevna Nikitina; Maria Nikolaevna Spirchagova

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 94-101

Abstract
  Due to its nature and content, the media is related to almost all different economic, social, cultural, and political dimensions of societies and can be claimed to be one of the influential variables in today's societies. The formation of a country's image in foreign media is a direct reflection of the ...  Read More

11. Phonetic Peculiarities of the English Language in India

Marina Borisovna Grolman; Zubayda Albertovna Biktagirova; Olimjon Habibovich Kasimov

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 102-110

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

1. 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

2. 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

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. Phraseological Synonymy in the Tatar Language

Firdaus G. Khisamitdinova; Nuermaymayti Nuersyati; Elvira N. Denmukhametova; Kadriya S. Fatkhullova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 April 2021

Abstract
  Turkic or native Tatar allegorical phrases make up most of the phraseological synonymy. The present article analyzes the phraseological units of the Tatar literary language, lexicalized in dictionaries, and their synonyms used in spoken language. The study discusses the etymology of phraseological units ...  Read More

2. Descriptive Names of Creating Man in Russian Media Language

Leyla Agdasovna Mardieva Mardieva; Vashunina Irina Vladimirovna

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

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

3. Language Text Comprehension: Differences Between Different Generations of a Society

Mariia I. Andreeva; Ekaterina V. Martynova; Ol'ga D. Vishnyakova; Marina I. Solnyshkina

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 April 2021

Abstract
  The generation gap is the disagreement between one generation and another over beliefs, policies, or values. The difference between the generations is a social reality and must be examined from different angles. In this study, we examined young readers’ comprehension along with the purpose of contributing ...  Read More

4. 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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 May 2021

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

5. The Phenomenon of a Happy Person in the Works of Al-Farabi as ‎a Classic Expression of Poetic Images

Danday Iskakuly; Maxat Kopbossynov; Ulan Yerkinbayev; Saulet Alpysbayeva; Kuanyshbek Kenzhalin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 June 2021

Abstract
  The definition of a person as a unit of the social environment in literature is reflected directly through the development of a model of a person and in lyrics, where a person is presented as an image. All the imagery of literature is based on the aspirations of a person, on their achievement of a stable ...  Read More

6. Proverbs and Other Stable Sayings Show a Foreigner The Traditions and Cultures of The Russian People

Tatyana Gennadevna Bochina; Anastasiia Alexandrovna Korshunova; Sholpan Kuzarovna Zharkynbekova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 June 2021

Abstract
  It is obvious that proverbs have their roots in the cultures of any society. Russian proverbs and sayings show a foreigner the traditions, customs, and way of thinking of the Russian people. In the current study, by monitoring posts on social networks and using passive observations of the speech process ...  Read More