1. The Discursive Construction of Ethnic Identities: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Students

Marianna Kyriakou

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 73-85

Abstract
  This study examines how Greek-Cypriot students aged 12 to 18, an understudied group of students, construct their ethnic identity in a complex setting such as Cyprus and what motivates the students in the selection of ethnic identity labels. The choice to focus on students aged 12-18 was made on the hypothesis ...  Read More

2. Perception of Nonnative Accent: A Cross-Sectional Perspective Pilot Survey

Rahul Chakraborty; Amy Louise Schwarz; Prasiddh Chakraborty

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 26-36

Abstract
  Accent bias is a consequence of ethnocentrism. No studies have examined accent bias across educational levels in the U.S., much less across students and professionals in speech language pathology (SLP), a field that requires multicultural sensitivity training. This study examines nonnative accent perception ...  Read More

3. Impoliteness: The Ghanaian Standpoint

Rachel Thompson; Kofi Agyekum

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 20-33

Abstract
  This paper highlights the folk perception of impoliteness among Ghanaians in view of Watts’ (2003) notion of first order impoliteness. The study showed that impoliteness is not just an opposite of politeness, but the manifestation of non-cooperation, disapproval, and mutual antipathy through certain ...  Read More

4. An Investigation of the Linguistic, Paralinguistic and Sociocultural Effects of Input on the Perception and Translation of Gerunds by Persian Speakers of English

Seyyed Ahmad Mousavi; Ali Akbar Farahani; Saleh Arizavi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 119-130

Abstract
  In this study, it was intended to investigate the Persian native speakers’ perception of gerunds by three different elicitation techniques i.e., written, audio, and pictorial through translation. Eighty intermediate learners of English were asked to select Persian translation of the gerund formsin ...  Read More