Systems of Belief and Internal Social Values: Game Theory and Strategic Thinking in Jane Austen's Sanditon (1817)

Raazia Sajid Taqi; Sara Khazai; Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh; Kaveh Azodi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.537830.2347

Abstract
  The present research applies game theory to Austen’s Sanditon (Austen, 1817b) by analyzing the novel’s characters in the light of games, choices, and rational thinking. The application of game theory is especially relevant, considering Austen’s particular focus on interactions and choices ...  Read More

Effect of Reverse Learning on EFL Learning Demand Speech ‎Acts: Acceptance and Achievement

Eva Faridah; Sabaruddin Yunis Bangun; Sanusi Hasibuan; Albadi Sinulingga; Nurman Hasibuan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.557012.2684

Abstract
  Innovation and affordances of technology-based digital platforms offer ample opportunities to enhance the efficacy of language learning. Drawing on this issue, this study sheds light on the impact of reverse learning on developing EFL learners’ pragmatic competence. To reach the objective, 64 Indonesian ...  Read More

Lingering Traditional Gender Roles in Contemporary Popular ‎Culture: A Multimodal Study of Manny Rodriguez’s ‎The Fluffy Movie (2014)‎

Neda Daliri Beirak Olia; Mahmoud Reza Ghorban Sabbagh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.544475.2488

Abstract
  This article aims to highlight the ongoing presence of gender-role clichés in popular entertainment by analyzing The Fluffy Movie (2014). This case study attempts to show how mediated forms of humor are important indicators of discourse and culture. To that end, the study focuses on three instances ...  Read More

The Impact of Emerging Data Sources and Social Media on Decision Making: A Culturally Responsive Framework

Haitham Y. Adarbah; Ali Al Badi; Jawad Golzar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.555909.2666

Abstract
  Emerging data sources are gaining popularity because of their accessibility, pervasiveness, and enormous potential. Blogs, images, Twitter, Foursquare (location sharing), and Flickr (photography) are significant sources of information regarding human activities. There are several elements that influence ...  Read More

Iranian University Students’ Attitudes toward the US Government ‎and the English Language in the Trump Era

Mohammad Reza Ghorbani; Gholam Hassan Khajavy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.548713.2539

Abstract
  The purpose of the present study was to examine Iranian university students’ attitudes toward the US government and the English language in the Trump era. For this purpose, 359 Iranian university students who were taking general English courses took part in the study and completed two questionnaires ...  Read More

An Interplay of Communities of Practice and Multiliteracies Framework: A Case Study of the Uses and Practices of English Literacy in Oman

Syerina Syahrin; Ali Algryani; Julius Irudayasamy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.560063.2730

Abstract
  This paper reports the uses and practices of literacy in English among a group of students in the Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. Data was gathered from two undergraduate students. The findings of the study suggest that the students experienced rich and varied use of English outside of school ...  Read More

Proposing Versus Arguing: Probing Boosters’ Functions in ‎Presidential Debate Genre

Monika Widyastuti Surtikanti; Djatmika Djatmika; Riyadi Santosa; Diah Kristina

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.561658.2753

Abstract
  Studies on presidential debates provide evidence that the use of boosters helps to convey strong emphasis on candidates’ ideology. This persuasive strategy is best portrayed through the schematic structure of presidential debates. Therefore, this study aims to scrutinize the boosters’ functions ...  Read More