33. Applying Earlier Literacy Research in Iran to Current Literacy Theory and Policy

Brian Street

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 1-9

Abstract
  In this paper, I attempt to bring together approaches to literacy in theory and in practice, drawing upon various activities I have been involved in over the years–research in Iranian villages during the 1970s; linking research and theory to literacy policy, with particular reference to a contribution ...  Read More

34. The Society of the Spectacle Revisited: Separation, Schooling, and the Pursuit of Dangerous Citizenship

Kevin D. Vinson; E. Wayne Ross

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  In this paper we set out to accomplish several goals. Primarily, we seek to re-interpret Guy Debord’s (1967) work The Society of the Spectacle in light of modern-day schooling, principally within North America (although we recognize the global connectivity inherent in any current discussion of ...  Read More

35. Backward Pragmatic Transfer: The Case of Refusals in Persian

Mansoor Tavakoli; Salva Shirinbakhsh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 1-24

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to examine Cook’s (2003) ‘multiple competence’ by investigating backward pragmatic transfer (from L2 [English] to L1 [Persian]) in refusals to invitations. It explored participants’ frequency and content of refusal strategies in L1 regarding the status ...  Read More

36. Changing Landscape in Translation

Yves Gambier

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society & Culture) , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 1-12

Abstract
  Translating and translation are transformed with Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Within three decades, a new work environment is shaking up the translator’s world. New types of translators are emerging. The balance between supply and demand is changing. However, we need adequate ...  Read More

37. Investigating Non-Native English Speaking Graduate Students’ Pragmatic Development in Requestive Emails

Shuan Wei-Hong Ko; Zohreh R. Eslami; Lynn M. Burlbaw

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 1-15

Abstract
  The present study investigated learners’ interlanguage pragmatic development through analysis of 99 requestive emails addressed to a faculty member over a period of up to two years. Most previous studies mainly investigated how non-native English speaking students’ (NNESs) pragmalinguistic ...  Read More

38. Socio-Cultural and Technical Issues in Non-Expert Dubbing: A Case Study

Christiane Nord; Masood Khoshsaligheh; Saeed Ameri

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 1-16

Abstract
  Advances in computer sciences and the emergence of innovative technologies have entered numerous new elements of change in translation industry, such as the inseparable usage of software programs in audiovisual translation. Initiated by the expanding reality of fandubbing in Iran, the present article ...  Read More

39. Subjective Health: The Roles of Communication, Language, Aging, Stereotypes, and Culture

Shaughan A. Keaton; Howard Giles

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 1-10

Abstract
  A consensually-agreed position among scholars of communication and aging is that while psychological and physical health mutually impact each other, the quality of language to and from older adult individuals shape each of these—and are shaped by them. Encounters with others inside and outside ...  Read More

40. A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Some Visual Images in the Political Rally Discourse of 2011 Electioneering Campaigns in Southwestern Nigeria

Mohammed Ademilokun; Moji Olateju

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 1-19

Abstract
  This paper presented a multimodal discourse analysis of some visual images in the political rally discourse of 2011 electioneering campaigns in Southwestern Nigeria. The data comprised purposively selected political visual artefacts from political rallies across the six Southwestern States in Nigeria ...  Read More

41. A Conversation Analysis of Ellipsis and Substitution in Global Business English Textbooks

Zia Tajeddin; Ali Rahimi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  Despite the body of research on textbook evaluation from the discourse analysis perspective, cohesive devices have rarely been analyzed in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) textbooks. The acquisition and use of cohesive devices is inherent to naturalistic communication, including business interactions. ...  Read More

42. 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

43. A Discourse-Historical Analysis of Two Iranian Presidents’ Speeches at the UN General Assembly

Minoo Alemi; Zia Tajeddin; Amin Rajabi Kondlaji

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-17

Abstract
  The present study compared speeches by Iranian President Rouhani, following a moderate political ideology, and his predecessor Ahmadinejad, a seemingly conservative/ principalist president, at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The discourse-historical approach was employed to analyze the two ...  Read More

44. Exploring Teachers’ Perception of Intercultural Communicative Competence and their Practices for Teaching Culture in EFL Classrooms

Masoomeh Estaji; Ali Rahimi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 1-18

Abstract
  This study aimed to examine the effect of EFL teachers’ level of instruction, education, and experience on their perceptions of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) on the one hand and the effect of teachers’ ICC perceptions on their practices of teaching culture on the other. The ...  Read More

45. Exploring the Patterns of Evaluative Language in Physics Blurbs: The Appraisal Strategies in Focus

Alireza Jalilifar; Reza Banari; Zohreh Gooniband Shooshtari

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-15

Abstract
  The current study qualitatively examined blurbs in the discipline of physics which is perceived to be less infused with evaluative resources and more objective and impersonal in its textual argumentation. The study followed the appraisal framework proposed by Martin and White (2005) to see how interpersonal ...  Read More

46. Native and Non-Native Teachers’ Changing Beliefs about Teaching English as an International Language

Zia Tajeddin; Mahmood Reza Atai; Rose Shayeghi

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  In view of the paucity of evidence on teachers’ conceptions of teaching English an International Language (EIL), the present study used panel discussions to investigate the beliefs of 10 native and 10 non-native English-speaking teachers about their roles in teaching English in the EIL contexts ...  Read More

47. Developing a Corpus-Based Word List in Pharmacy Research ‎Articles: A Focus on Academic Culture

Farrokh Heidari; Alireza Jalilifar; Anayatollah Salimi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-15

Abstract
  The present corpus-based lexical study reports the development of a Pharmacy Academic Word List (PAWL); a list of the most frequent words from a corpus of 3,458,445 tokens made up of 800 most recent pharmacy texts including research articles, review articles, and short communications in four sub-disciplines ...  Read More

48. Language Teachers on Study Abroad: A Discourse Analytic ‎Approach to Teacher Identity

Meike Wernicke

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 1-16

Abstract
  This paper examines how normative assumptions about language teacher identity and cultural belonging can work to construct an intercultural identity that problematizes language ideologies of standardization, monolingualism, and linguistic and cultural purism. The data are drawn from a larger study investigating ...  Read More

49. Accommodating the Interactional Dynamics of Conflict Management

Jessica Gasiorek; Howard Giles

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 10-21

Abstract
  In this paper, we discuss the ways that communication accommodation theory (CAT) can be a useful framework for understanding and diagnosing interactional issues in interpersonal and intergroup conflict situations. We argue that the theory’s construct of attuning strategies provides a multidimensional ...  Read More

50. Conceptualizing Sensory Relativism in Light of Emotioncy: A Movement beyond Linguistic Relativism

Reza Pishghadam; Haniyeh Jajarmi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 11-21

Abstract
  Given the significance of relativism in molding our worldview and uncovering the nature of truth, this study using the newly-developed concept of emotioncy, attempted to introduce sensory relativism as a new perspective based on which senses can relativize our understanding of the world. To espouse the ...  Read More