Building Intercultural Sensitivity in Pre-Service EFL Teachers through Interactive Culture-Focused Speaking Tasks

Monir Ghasemi Mighani; Massood Yazdani Moghadam

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 2019, , Pages 27-39

Abstract
  One way to develop intercultural sensitivity in learners is through the inclusion of intercultural training in ELT and teacher training courses. This study aimed at enhancing the intercultural sensitivity of EFL pre-service teachers through interactive culture-focused speaking tasks. Therefore, a task-based ...  Read More

Descriptive Names of Creating Man in Russian Media Language

Leyla Agdasovna Mardieva Mardieva; Vashunina Irina Vladimirovna

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 27-34

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.243689

Abstract
  The current study attempted to focus on periphrases with the general meaning of a person who created/founded something. Based on the analysis of the Russian printed periodicals (2009-2020), the authors found that this semantic group of periphrases is serial (typical). The studied group of descriptive ...  Read More

An Exploratory Study on the Use of 'I Love You' in the American Context

Yong Lang; Lian Wang; Caihong Xie; Wencui Chen

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 28-46

Abstract
  This study explores the use of the English locution I love you in the American context. The data were collected through a focus discussion group and a survey questionnaire. 120 college undergraduate students from a large public American university participated in the study with 28 attending the focus ...  Read More

A Comprehensive Review of Compliment Responses among ‎Iranian Persian Speakers

Ali Derakhshan; Zohreh R. Eslami; Azizeh Chalak

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 28-48

Abstract
  Given the importance of complimenting and responding to compliments in everyday interactions, several studies have investigated the strategies used to compliment and also to respond to compliments. This systematic study offers a thorough review of research on Compliment Responses (CRs) in the Persian ...  Read More

Identity Construction in Three AbaGusii Bewitchment Narratives

Eucabeth Ong’au-Mong’are; Augustine Agwuele

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 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

Intercultural Communication Dialectics in English Language Teaching

Hamza R'boul

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 30-42

Abstract
  Conceptualizations of intercultural communication in English language teaching have largely been constructed on westerncentric and essentialist representations of interculturality. The failure to take into account power imbalances among Anglophone and Southern spaces may perpetuate the inequalities that ...  Read More

Ukrainian Institutional Political Discourse in a ‎Communicative–Cognitive Aspect

Irina A. Golubovskaya; Daria D. Kharitonova; Natalia V. Rudaya

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 30-40

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.543104.2471

Abstract
  This study analyzes the communicative behavior of politicians and the features of the Ukrainian-language political discourse implementation in the political space of Ukraine. This work studied about 8,000 microtexts taken from the political texts of Ukrainian politicians such as Poroshenko, Tymoshenko, ...  Read More

Seeking Source Discourse Ideology by English and Persian Translators: A Comparative Think Aloud Protocol Study

Masood Khoshsaligheh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 31-46

Abstract
  Discourse audiences are susceptible to fall victims of the concealed ideological representations in discourses at the expanse of changing and modifying their mental models through which they act on the world. Translators as readers and at the same time intercultural mediators need to be equipped with ...  Read More

Reflection of the Religious Worldview in Language

Zulfiya Bekbulatovna Kulmanova; Sayan Amanzholuly Zhirenov; Gulnaz Abenovna Mashinbayeva; Dinara Gabitovna Orynbayeva; Zhanar Sabetkhanovna Abitova; Karlygash Sabetovna Babaeva

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 31-43

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.544382.2484

Abstract
  In recent times, great interest has been shown in studying language in religious, cultural, and national contexts. Religion has been exclusively examined in the linguocultural, historical-cultural, and linguo-philosophical contexts. These studies have expanded, narrowed, assimilated, and semantically ...  Read More

Monologism of Hofstede’s Static Model vs Dialogism of Fang’s Dynamic Model: Contradictory Value Configuration of Cultures through the Case Study of Farsi Proverbs

Razieh Eslamieh

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 32-46

Abstract
  Among various cultural models, the dichotomy of static versus dynamic models has provided a fertile ground for research. Although a number of static models are suggested, the dominant trend in almost all static models is provided by Hofstede who focuses on cultural differences along four major dimensions ...  Read More

“Those Nation Wreckers are Suffering from Inferiority Complex”: The Depiction of Chinese Miners in the Ghanaian Press

Raith Zeher Abid; Shakila Abdul Manan; Zuhair Abdul Amir

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 34-50

Abstract
  This article studies the depiction of Chinese miners in the Ghanaian news website entitled Modern Ghana. A total of 87 articles comprising 43752 words were retrieved. Van Leeuwen’s (2008) theory of the representation of the social actors was utilised to examine the depiction of Chinese miners in ...  Read More

Identity and Representation through Language in Ghana: The Postcolonial Self and the Other

Dora Edu-Buandoh

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures and Languages) , March 2016, , Pages 34-44

Abstract
  Research related to colonialism and post colonialism shows how the identities of indigenous people were constructed and how these identities are reconstructed in our contemporary world. The thrust of this paper is that colonialism brought a shift in the linguistic structure of Ghana with the introduction ...  Read More

“C’est la clé du succès”: Thinking Through the Parental Experience of a New Support Program for Newcomer Students in Minority French-Speaking Schools in Canada

Francis Bangou; Awad Ibrahim; Carole Fleuret

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 35-46

Abstract
  In 2010, the Ministry of Education of one of the most diverse provinces in Canada initiated the implementation of a support program for newcomer students to facilitate their academic, linguistic, social, and cultural adaptation in French speaking schools. This longitudinal multiple case study will document ...  Read More

An Exploration of the Effects of ‘ESOL for Citizenship’ Course on ‎the Sociocultural Integration of Adult Learners ‎into British Society

Christian Nchindia

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 2020, , Pages 35-54

Abstract
  Much has been written on funding for ESOL, but little is known about how ESOL learners use language as a tool to integrate into British society. This study seeks to understand the extent to which studying 'ESOL for citizenship course' help learners integrate into British society, the difficulties they ...  Read More

Reverse Addressing in Modern Persian

Mahboobeh Tavakol; Hamid Allami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 37-52

Abstract
  Reverse addressing is an interesting realization of kinship terms in interactive, face to face communication. This descriptive study was proposed to examine the use of family address pronouns in Iran as a function of the classical sociological parameters of age, sex, and social distance. It investigated ...  Read More

Verbal Aggression of Interprofessional Communication: On the ‎Material of Russian and English Languages

Leila M. Garaeva; Guzel R. Nurieva

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 28-36

Abstract
  The object of the research was the methods, tactics, and strategies of interprofessional communication in Russian and English languages. The relevance of the study is dictated by the need to consider the verbal aggression of professional subcultures as a separate pragmalinguistic phenomenon. The result ...  Read More

Phraseological Expressions in the Turkic Language: ‎Comparative Analysis

Nuraisha Bekeyeva; Akmaral Bissengali; Zhamal Mankeyeva; Bibaisha Nurdauletova

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 29-40

Abstract
  Turkic languages are based on the study of common spiritual foundations as well as proving the valuable works of the ancient Turkish era. Modern linguistics proves in accordance with the communicative and hereditary nature of culture, its preservation as an open system, its achievement, and the implementation ...  Read More

Introducing Metapathy as a Movement beyond Empathy: A Case ‎of Socioeconomic Status

Reza Pishghadam; Taqi Al Abdwani; Mahtab Kolahi Ahari; Saba Hasanzadeh; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 35-49

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.252360

Abstract
  Drawing on the concepts of apathy, sympathy, and empathy and their correspondence with emotioncy, this paper aimed to present the concept of metapathy, as the next and highest level of concern about others. It also sought to investigate if teachers’ concern for their students depends on the students’ ...  Read More

Specifying the Underlying Constructs of Home Culture Attachment Scale

Reza Pishghadam; Mohammad Reza Hashemi; Elahe Bazri

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 37-51

Abstract
  This study was conducted to extract first, the underlying factors of Home Culture Attachment Scale (HCAS) and second, to confirm these factors via Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis. To meet this end, the scale was distributed to 374 English language learners in private language institutes in ...  Read More

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 , September 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

Exploring Rhetorical-Discursive Moves in Hassan Rouhani’s Inaugural Speech: A Eulogy for Moderation

Azizullah Mirzaei; Mahmood Hashemian; Fatemeh Safari

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 2016, , Pages 39-54

Abstract
  Before a president practically begins his four-year term of office in Iran, a formal inaugural ceremony is held in the parliament. Being attended by national dignitaries and representatives from other countries, the inauguration of Iran's seventh president, Hasan Rouhani, was spectacular in several respects. ...  Read More

Attitude of Muslim Students towards English Idioms and Proverbs

Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz; Majed Amro

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 40-51

Abstract
  This study aimed at investigating the attitude of Muslim students towards the use of certain English idioms and proverbs. Thirty Muslim students were asked to express their reactions and feelings towards two categories of English idioms and proverbs: the first category included idioms and proverbs containing ...  Read More

The Portrayal of Women in English Films Localized into Persian

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Azadeh Eriss; Saeed Ameri

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 2019, , Pages 40-51

Abstract
  Audiovisual translation, the same as other forms of intercultural communication, tends to intervene with the original in order to comply with the norms of the receiving culture. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Iranian cinema has resorted to a conservative approach wherein the portrayal of the ...  Read More

The Reality of Arabic Fiction Translation into English: A Sociological Approach

Abdel Wahab Khalifa; Ahmed Elgindy

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 2014, , Pages 41-56

Abstract
  English translations of texts associated with Arabic fiction remain largely unexplored from a sociological perspective. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology, this paper aims to examine the genesis of Arabic fiction translation into English as a socially situated activity. Works of Arabic fiction ...  Read More

Portraying Leader Characters through Speech Acts and Politeness Strategies in Job Interview: A Gender Perspective

Farida Indri Wijayanti; Djatmika Djatmika; Sumarlam Sumarlam; FX. Sawardi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 41-57

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.549337.2549

Abstract
  This study captured the characteristics of a good leader from speech acts and politeness strategies performed by the candidates for the commissioner of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) during the interviews and public tests from a gender perspective. This qualitative research applies a naturalist ...  Read More