1. From Technauriture to Cultauriture: Developing a Coherent Digitisation Paradigm for Enhancing Cultural Impact

Andre Mostert; Bob Lisney; Geoffrey M. Maroko; Russell H. Kaschula

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 37-48

Abstract
  Developing suitable frameworks and paradigms (theoretical and practical) is a challenge for all disciplines in the face of rapid technological changes. Technological advances are fundamentally changing discourse in many well-established areas of research; from advances in understanding the brain, questioning ...  Read More

2. Cultural Influence on the Expression of Cathartic Conceptualization in English and Spanish: A Corpus-Based Analysis

Montserrat Martinez-Vazquez

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  This paper investigates the conceptualization of emotional release from a cognitive linguistics perspective (Cognitive Metaphor Theory). The metaphor weeping is a means of liberating contained emotions is grounded in universal embodied cognition and is reflected in linguistic expressions in English and ...  Read More

3. Politeness Principle and Ilorin Greetings in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kaseem Olaniyi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 58-67

Abstract
  This essay examines greetings as one of the elements of politeness in a Nigerian community and how it influences the cultural characteristics of the people. To analyze, this essay makes use of speech act theory and politeness principle and also considers the pragmatic context in analyzing different types ...  Read More

4. Identity Construction in Three AbaGusii Bewitchment Narratives

Eucabeth Ong’au-Mong’are; Augustine Agwuele

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 29-43

Abstract
  The stories we tell about our lives unveil their content just as much as the lexical choices we make index a certain worldview, attitude, positionality, and relationship to reality. In essence, in narratives, individuals construct the self and denote personal identities. The available narrative identity ...  Read More

5. Teacher Cognition on the Place of Culture in English Education in Tunisia

Tarek Hermessi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 105-118

Abstract
  This study investigated the cognition of 70 Tunisian teachers on the place of culture in English education. It showed that Tunisian teachers believe that English textbooks and curricular documents are not specific about the cultural dimension of EFL. It also revealed that L2 teachers, whose mother culture ...  Read More

6. Language, Emotion and Metapragmatics: A Theory Based on Typological Evidence

Lin Zhu

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 119-134

Abstract
  Humans are equipped with some universal or language-specific abilities to recognize emotions. However, because of the different emotional contents in diverse languages and the relevant cultural differences, humans with different cultural backgrounds own different metapragmatical abilities to recognize ...  Read More

7. 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

9. The Question of Re-Presentation In EFL Course Books: Are Learners of English Taught about New Zealand?

Tugba Toprak; Yasemin Aksoyalp

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 91-104

Abstract
  Increasingly intercultural dimension of communication in the 21st century has brought about challenging aims in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) pedagogy, such as ascertaining the enhancement of the learners' intercultural awareness and promoting their ability to communicate in intercultural settings. ...  Read More

10. Beyond Self Containment: On the Politics of Culture and Identity in a Glocal Society

Wincharles Coker

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 53-62

Abstract
  As a result of the epiphany of giant multinational media conglomerates, transnational trade networks and the politics of globalization, it is tempting to believe that individual and national identities have morphed. This article argues that such homogenization in relation to individuation is tedious ...  Read More