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 , March 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

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

Christiane Nord; Masood Khoshsaligheh; Saeed Ameri

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 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

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

Shaughan A. Keaton; Howard Giles

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 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

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 and Languages) , March 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

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

Zia Tajeddin; Ali Rahimi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 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

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

Montserrat Martinez-Vazquez

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 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

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 , March 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

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

Masoomeh Estaji; Ali Rahimi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 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

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 , March 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

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) , September 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

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 , March 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

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

Meike Wernicke

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 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

Derived Substantives in Word-Formation Nests of Auditory ‎Perception Verbs: Ethnolinguistic Aspect

Guzel Khafisovna Bragina; Venera Gabdulkhakovna Fatkhutdinova; Natalia Аnatoljevna Nikolina

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 1-9

Abstract
  This paper aims to identify and describe the semantic and ethnocultural content of substantive derivatives extracted from the corresponding word-formation nests of the Russian and Tatar languages. The characteristics of the ways of lexicalization of related processes and features are essential for both ...  Read More

Chinese Students’ Attitudes toward African American Standard and Vernacular English

Mustapha Chmarkh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 1-13

Abstract
  To the best of our knowledge, this is the first sociolinguistic matched-guise experiment that examined Chinese students’ attitudes toward African American English in both its standard and vernacular variants. This pilot study explored Chinese students’ implicit bias —if any— toward ...  Read More

The Battery Dies Quicker Than a Black Guy: A Thematic Analysis of Political Jokes in the American and Iranian Contexts

Alireza Jalilifar; Seyed Yousef Savaedi; Alexanne Don

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 1-15

Abstract
  As a central component of political discourse and a prolific resource for argument, political humor targets leaders, politicians, or representatives as well as political institutions, groups, actions, and parties. Each of these groups is liable to be a political humor theme. Although previous literature ...  Read More

Speech Interference Generated by Proverbs and Phraseological ‎Units of the Russian and Chinese Languages

Aishagul Akbembetova; Gulnar Bekkozhanova; Nurzhamal Shengelbayeva; Nuraisha Bekeyeva; Saule Askarova

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 1-9

Abstract
  To express their thoughts in Russian, students should have language resources in their active vocabulary, the consolidation of which in memory is advisable based on the skills of their native language. The most important role in teaching students a non-native language is played by transfer, which is ...  Read More

Metaphor and Irony on Reviews for ‎Spanish and American Prisons

Rosa María Pacheco Baldó

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 1-14

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.539054.2377

Abstract
  This paper discusses nearly eight hundred reviews posted on Google search engine about twenty prisons in Spain and the United States. These countries have cultural values that are inevitably reflected in the language of their speakers. Through a qualitative and then quantitative analysis, some differences ...  Read More

The Linguistic Landscape of Mosques in Indonesia: Materiality ‎and Identity Representation

Kamal Yusuf; Yulia Eka Putrie

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 1-20

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550006.2570

Abstract
  During its development, mosques in Indonesia have become a potential place with friction and conflict over the struggle for identity and the infiltration of various Islamic ideologies. This article explores the linguistic landscape in connection to the use of architectural materials in community mosques ...  Read More

Fansubbing and the Perpetuation of Western Popular Culture's Gender and Racial Stereotypes in Arabic

Rashid Yahiaoui

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 1-11

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.554602.2646

Abstract
  Television, cinema, pop music, and comic books are great entertainment and educational apparatuses. However, these seemingly harmless mediums are often noxious conduits of destructive ideologies and reality distortion, as they perpetuate negative perceptions of the 'other' and are major sites for power ...  Read More

Accommodating the Interactional Dynamics of Conflict Management

Jessica Gasiorek; Howard Giles

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 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

Linguoculturemes Yarashu and Nikakh in the Tatar Linguistic ‎World Image

Fanuza Haydarovna Gabdrakhmanova; Gulnara Fandasovna Zamaletdinova; Radif Rifkatovich Zamaletdinov

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 10-18

Abstract
  This article presents a linguistic and cultural analysis of the linguoculturemes ярәшү/yarashu (the promise of marriage, betrothal, engagement, betrothment) and никах/nikakh (marriage, wedding, conjugal unity, Muslim religious marriage ceremony) in the Tatar linguistic worldimage. These linguistic ...  Read More

Modern Germanic Languages: The Place of English in the ‎Germanic Language Group

Mariia Akchurina; Irina Balashova; Svetlana Levicheva; Tatiana Tsoy

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 10-18

Abstract
  The similarity between the languages is explained by their origin from the same proto-language. The aim of this study was to analyze the existing linguistics approaches to the classification of Germanic languages, in particular, varieties of the English language, using the genealogical approach that ...  Read More

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

Reza Pishghadam; Haniyeh Jajarmi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 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

Construction and Validation of an Identity Scale for English Language Learners

Zia Tajeddin; Mahmoud Fereydoonfar

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 12-26

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.545507.2506

Abstract
  Although the language pedagogies of private institutes are sharply different from those of the public curriculum, scant research has been done on the identity formation of English language learners in these institutes. To fill this niche, first, a literature-driven identity scale was developed, which ...  Read More

Translation Studies: Pre-Discipline, Discipline, Interdiscipline, and Post-Discipline

Edwin Gentzler

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 2014, , Pages 13-24

Abstract
  In the West, Translation Studies as a discipline has a very short but lively history. Founded in the early 1970s in the Low Countries—Holland and Belgium—translation studies is a fairly new field. Yet, today some theorists suggest that the discipline is too limited to translated texts and ...  Read More