1. Cultuling Analysis: A New Methodology for Discovering Cultural Memes

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Ali Derakhshan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 July 2020

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. Circularity in Searle’s Social Ontology: With a Hegelian Reply

Jose Fernandez

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 16-24

Abstract
  John Searle’s theory of social ontology posits that there are indispensable normative components in the linguistic apparatuses termed status functions, collective intentionality, and collective recognition, all of which, he argues, make the social world. In this paper, I argue that these building ...  Read More

3. The Language and Culture of a Dream: A Case Study

Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 69-79

Abstract
  This study has analyzed the culture and language of the American Dream in Blue Surge. It shows the effects of the formula of success and the competition presented by this dream; and, how it produces neurotic individuals trying to cope with the competitive society by means of neurotic strategies. This ...  Read More

4. Attitude of Muslim Students towards English Idioms and Proverbs

Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz; Majed Amro

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 40-51

Abstract
  This study aimed at investigating the attitude of Muslim students towards the use of certain English idioms and proverbs. Thirty Muslim students were asked to express their reactions and feelings towards two categories of English idioms and proverbs: the first category included idioms and proverbs containing ...  Read More

5. Cultural Frame and Translation of Pronominal Adverbs in Legal English

Qianqian Geng

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 113-124

Abstract
  This paper explores the relationship between cultural knowledge and the specific meaning of a pronominal adverb in legal English where Chinese translators need to get the correct translation in their venture into translating the language of law. On the one hand, relying on the relevant legal cultural ...  Read More

6. Who has the “Right” to Use the N-Word? A Survey of Attitudes about the Acceptability of Using the N-Word and its Derivatives

Wyman King; Richard Emanuel; Xavier Brown; Niroby Dingle; Vertis Lucas; Anissa Perkins; Ayzia Turner; Destinee Whittington; Qwa'dryna Witherspoon

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 47-58

Abstract
  The N-word is the ultimate insult that has tormented generations of African-Americans. Yet over time, N-word derivatives have become popular terms of endearment by the descendants of the very people who once had to endure the N-word. Therein lies the root of an ongoing argument in society today: Who ...  Read More