1. The Gender of the Addressee as a Factor in the Selection of Apology Strategies: The Case of Saudi and British

Israa Qari

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 83-95

Abstract
  This paper was set out to investigate the main cultural differences between Saudi and British participants making apologies with a focus on the role of the gender of the addressee in the selection of apology strategies in gender-segregated vs. coed societies. Written questionnaires were used to collect ...  Read More

2. Are English Learning Experiences Related to Taiwanese Female Students’ Aspiration to Cross-Cultural Romance with Western Males?

I-Chung Ke; Tzu-Yu Lai

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 19-31

Abstract
  Desire has been a marginal topic in TESOL. This study investigated whether and to what extent English learning affects Taiwanese young females’ aspiration toward western males. Four hundred ninety-nine respondents filled out a questionnaire that investigates their English learning experience and ...  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. The Prejudiced Negative Images of Femininity in Wolaita Proverbs

Meshesha Make Jobo

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 58-68

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to analyze selected Wolaita proverbs for their reflection of prejudiced negative images of femininity. The subjects used for the current study were 20 theme-relevant proverbs collected by interviewing systematically selected 12 elders and conducting participant-based observation. ...  Read More

5. From EFL Classroom into the Mainstream: A Socio-Cultural Investigation of Speaking Anxiety among Female EFL Learners

Karim Sadeghi; Forouhar Mohammadi; Nasrin Sedaghatghoftar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, , Pages 117-132

Abstract
  The study was conducted with the aim of examining the rate of foreign language anxiety in male and female language learners. FLCAS (Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale) was administered to two groups of male and female learners. The mean scores of FLCAS indicated a significant difference with females ...  Read More