1. 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

2. Unveiling the Passive Aspect of Motivation: Insights from English Language Teachers’ Habitus

Reza Pishghadam; Hossein Makiabadi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh; Shiva Zeynali

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 15-26

Abstract
  Digging into the history of motivation research, we deduced that, the investigations have targeted individuals’ performance as the overt indication of this invisible drive. Yet, it is hypothesized that there exists a variation of motivation which does not lead to a certain action and is only confined ...  Read More

3. Emo-Sensory Expression at the Crossroads of Emotion, Sense, and Language: A Case of Color-Emotion Associations

Reza Pishghadam; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 15-25

Abstract
  Delving into the close relationship between sense and emotion mingled with language can be of utmost importance in studies related to management of emotions. In this regard, the current study qualitatively attempted to examine to what extent sense-induced emotions can be recognized, labelled, and managed ...  Read More

4. Conceptualizing Sensory Relativism in Light of Emotioncy: A Movement beyond Linguistic Relativism

Reza Pishghadam; Haniyeh Jajarmi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 11-21

Abstract
  Given the significance of relativism in molding our worldview and uncovering the nature of truth, this study using the newly-developed concept of emotioncy, attempted to introduce sensory relativism as a new perspective based on which senses can relativize our understanding of the world. To espouse the ...  Read More

5. Changes and Challenges of Literacy Practices: A Case of a Village in Iran

Brian Street; Reza Pishghadam; Shiva Zeinali

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 16-27

Abstract
  Granted that literacy is a social practice involving different values, attitudes, feelings, and social relationships, this study attempts to examine literacy practices and the potential changes made through a history of forty years. The study was conducted in the village of Cheshmeh, near Mashhad, Iran, ...  Read More

6. A Socio-Cultural Study of Language Teacher Status

Reza Pishghadam; Fahimeh Saboori

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 63-72

Abstract
  The present study pursued two goals: First, to discover the subscales underlying the teacher Status Scale (TSS); and second, to reveal the status of the teachers of Persian, Arabic, and English in Iranian junior high school students’ perceptions in order to determine the relative roles of national, ...  Read More

7. 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