The Structural Interplay between Critical Cultural Awareness, Institutional Identity, Self-Efficacy, Reflective Teaching and Job Performance of EFL Teachers

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Mahsa Moradifar

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 14-29

Abstract
  The present study explored the relational patterns of critical cultural awareness, institutional identity, self-efficacy, reflective teaching, and job performance of Iranian EFL teachers. To this end, 300 Iranian EFL teachers from different private language institutes were selected based on convenience ...  Read More

The Representation of Iran’s Nuclear Program in British Newspaper Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analytic Perspective

Mahmood Reza Atai; Mohammad Amin Mozaheb

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 15-33

Abstract
  In this study, Van Dijk’s (1998) model of CDA was utilized in order to examine the representation of Iran’s nuclear program in editorials published by British news casting companies. The analysis of the editorials was carried out at two levels of headlines and full text stories with regard ...  Read More

“It’s Practically a Must”: Neoliberal Reasons for Foreign Language Learning

Johanna Ennser-Kananen; Christian Fallas Escobar; Martha Bigelow

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2017, , Pages 15-28

Abstract
  This qualitative study analyzes the reasons of college students for learning English as a foreign language (EFL) in Costa Rica and the reasons of high school students for learning German as a foreign language (GFL) in the US. It asks to what extent the learners’ reasons align with or deviate from ...  Read More

Emo-Sensory Expression at the Crossroads of Emotion, Sense, and Language: A Case of Color-Emotion Associations

Reza Pishghadam; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2017, , Pages 15-25

Abstract
  Delving into the close relationship between sense and emotion mingled with language can be of utmost importance in studies related to management of emotions. In this regard, the current study qualitatively attempted to examine to what extent sense-induced emotions can be recognized, labelled, and managed ...  Read More

Unveiling the Passive Aspect of Motivation: Insights from English Language Teachers’ Habitus

Reza Pishghadam; Hossein Makiabadi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh; Shiva Zeynali

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 2019, , Pages 15-26

Abstract
  Digging into the history of motivation research, we deduced that, the investigations have targeted individuals’ performance as the overt indication of this invisible drive. Yet, it is hypothesized that there exists a variation of motivation which does not lead to a certain action and is only confined ...  Read More

Comparing Native and Non-Native English Teachers’ Pedagogical ‎Knowledge in an English as an International Language Context

Masoomeh Estaji; Zahra Jahanshiri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 15-29

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.520938.2058

Abstract
  This study examined the inner, outer, and expanding circle native as well as non-native English teachers’ Pedagogical Knowledge (PK) in an English as an International Language context. The data were collected from 14 native English teachers from the inner circle and 50 non-native teachers from ...  Read More

Changes and Challenges of Literacy Practices: A Case of a Village in Iran

Brian Street; Reza Pishghadam; Shiva Zeinali

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 16-27

Abstract
  Granted that literacy is a social practice involving different values, attitudes, feelings, and social relationships, this study attempts to examine literacy practices and the potential changes made through a history of forty years. The study was conducted in the village of Cheshmeh, near Mashhad, Iran, ...  Read More

Language Education Policy in Developing Nations from Colonization to Postcolonialism

Amanda Dascomb

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 16-26

Abstract
  The purpose of this article is to evaluate the role that colonization played in language education policy and illustrate the need for first language instruction. Using postcolonial scholar Franz Fanon, the reasons for and consequences of using a second language medium of instruction in postcolonial nations ...  Read More

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

Jose Fernandez

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 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

Sapioemotionality as a New Attribute in Socio-Cultural Studies

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Mir Abdullah Miri; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 16-27

Abstract
  Given the significance of people’s attitudes in shaping the dominant culture of a society, this study intends to see how people react or are emotionally aroused when they see an intelligent person (i.e., sapioemotionality), and then examine the underlying cultulinguistic reasons for different degrees ...  Read More

Patient-Provider Interaction: A Communication Accommodation Theory Perspective

Sina Farzadnia; Howard Giles

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 17-34

Abstract
  This paper critically reviews studies that have interpretively invoked communication accommodation theory (CAT) for the study of patient-provider interaction. CAT’s sociolinguistic strategies—approximation, interpretability, interpersonal control, discourse management, and emotional expression—are ...  Read More

Cultuling Analysis: A New Methodology for Discovering Cultural Memes

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Ali Derakhshan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 2020, , Pages 17-34

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

Follow-Up Visits in Doctor-Patient Communication: The Vietnamese Case

Huong Nguyen; Gavin Austin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 18-30

Abstract
  In a “follow-up visit”, a patient seeks medical attention for an existing health problem. Using data from the Vietnamese public hospital system, we present a more nuanced analysis of follow-ups in health communication than the one currently available. To be specific, we discriminate between ...  Read More

Are English Learning Experiences Related to Taiwanese Female Students’ Aspiration to Cross-Cultural Romance with Western Males?

I-Chung Ke; Tzu-Yu Lai

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 19-31

Abstract
  Desire has been a marginal topic in TESOL. This study investigated whether and to what extent English learning affects Taiwanese young females’ aspiration toward western males. Four hundred ninety-nine respondents filled out a questionnaire that investigates their English learning experience and ...  Read More

Impoliteness: The Ghanaian Standpoint

Rachel Thompson; Kofi Agyekum

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures and Languages) , March 2016, , Pages 20-33

Abstract
  This paper highlights the folk perception of impoliteness among Ghanaians in view of Watts’ (2003) notion of first order impoliteness. The study showed that impoliteness is not just an opposite of politeness, but the manifestation of non-cooperation, disapproval, and mutual antipathy through certain ...  Read More

Digital Communication Technology for Teaching a Foreign ‎Language and Culture through Reading

Ulzhalgas Adilbayeva; Gulnaz A. Mussanova; Nurbakyt B. Mombekova; Nurbakhyt A. Suttibayev

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 21-30

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.543110.2472

Abstract
  Currently, university teachers combine traditional pedagogical teaching methods with information and communication technology (ICT) to help students in the educational process of studying a course and controlling their own learning process. For this reason, there is a growing demand for creating high-quality ...  Read More

The Use of Second-Person Reference in Advertisement Translation with Reference to Translation between Chinese and English

Ying Cui; Yanli Zhao

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 25-36

Abstract
  This research aimed to review the use of second-person reference in advertisement translation, work out the general rules, and provide guidance to translators. Using second-person reference is common in the advertising discourse. Addressing audiences directly involves their attention and in this way ...  Read More

Genetic Layers of Tatar Cosmonyms

Gulshat Raisovna Galiullina; Khalisa Khatipovna Kuzmina; Alsou Minneakhmetovna Kamalıeva; Zilya Munirovna Kajumova

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 19-27

Abstract
  The article presents the results of the research of Tatar cosmonyms with regard to their origins. It is believed that the lexis of any language is heterogeneous in terms of origins and consists of both aboriginal and borrowed words. The language of the modern Tatars traces its roots to the ancient Turkic ...  Read More

Translation of the Culture-Specific Items in Jumabayev’s “Men ‎Jastarğa Senemin” into English and Russian

Aygul Alpysbayeva; Svetlana Ashymkhanova

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 19-28

Abstract
  The article examines the main challenges and common mistakes that may occur during the translation of culture-bound vocabulary. The article is aimed to identify the nature and reasons for national and cultural deviations in the Russian translation of the novel “Twilight” by Meyer. Research ...  Read More

Educational Values and the English Language Curriculum in Hong Kong Secondary Schools Since 1975

Annie Siu-yin Tong; Bob Adamson

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 22-36

Abstract
  English is an important language in Hong Kong, an international city located on the southern coast of the People’s Republic of China that, for over 150 years to 1997, was a British colony. This paper describes and analyses changes in teaching methodologies in the English language curriculum formally ...  Read More

Italian Political Communication and Gender Bias: Press Representations of Men/Women Presidents of the Houses of Parliament (1979, 1994, and 2013)

Gilda Sensales; Alessandra Areni; Alessandra Dal Secco

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 2016, , Pages 22-38

Abstract
  The study considers mass media communication as intertwined with social norms, as assumed by the perspective of social representations. It explores the Italian press communication by focusing on three pairs of men and women politicians with different political orientations and all serving as presidents ...  Read More

The Inscience of Translation

Douglas Robinson

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 2014, , Pages 25-40

Abstract
  Drawing on Henri Meschonnic’s notion of an “inscient ethics,” and putting “inscience” into dialogue with the old ideal of a “science” of translation, the article explores the collective socio-affective ecologies that organize and regulate social and professional ...  Read More

From Embodiment to Metaphor: A Study on Social Cognitive Development and Conceptual Metaphor in Persian-Speaking Children

Mehri Firoozalizadeh; Hassan Ashayeri; Yahya Modarresi; Mohammad Kamali; Azra Jahanitabesh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 25-43

Abstract
  This study explores the metaphoric comprehension of normal Persian-speaking children, as well as theories of cognitive development and cultural and social impacts. The researchers discuss the improvement of the understanding of ontological conceptual metaphors through age growth and cognitive development, ...  Read More

Perception of Nonnative Accent: A Cross-Sectional Perspective Pilot Survey

Rahul Chakraborty; Amy Louise Schwarz; Prasiddh Chakraborty

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2017, , Pages 26-36

Abstract
  Accent bias is a consequence of ethnocentrism. No studies have examined accent bias across educational levels in the U.S., much less across students and professionals in speech language pathology (SLP), a field that requires multicultural sensitivity training. This study examines nonnative accent perception ...  Read More

Reclaiming the Secular: Developing Dialogic Skills for a Post-Secular Society

Antony Luby

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 27-39

Abstract
  This research paper addresses secularization from both political and religious perspectives. One of its manifestations in the political sphere is that of globalization that can lead to alienation within society; and in the United Kingdom this is exemplified by Brexit. Within the religious sphere secularization ...  Read More