1. Native and Non-Native Teachers’ Changing Beliefs about Teaching English as an International Language

Zia Tajeddin; Mahmood Reza Atai; Rose Shayeghi

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  In view of the paucity of evidence on teachers’ conceptions of teaching English an International Language (EIL), the present study used panel discussions to investigate the beliefs of 10 native and 10 non-native English-speaking teachers about their roles in teaching English in the EIL contexts ...  Read More

2. A Discourse-Historical Analysis of Two Iranian Presidents’ Speeches at the UN General Assembly

Minoo Alemi; Zia Tajeddin; Amin Rajabi Kondlaji

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-17

Abstract
  The present study compared speeches by Iranian President Rouhani, following a moderate political ideology, and his predecessor Ahmadinejad, a seemingly conservative/ principalist president, at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The discourse-historical approach was employed to analyze the two ...  Read More

3. A Conversation Analysis of Ellipsis and Substitution in Global Business English Textbooks

Zia Tajeddin; Ali Rahimi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  Despite the body of research on textbook evaluation from the discourse analysis perspective, cohesive devices have rarely been analyzed in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) textbooks. The acquisition and use of cohesive devices is inherent to naturalistic communication, including business interactions. ...  Read More