101. Achieving Multimodal Cohesion during Intercultural Conversations

Mei-Ya Liang

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 55-70

Abstract
  How do English as a lingua franca (ELF) speakers achieve multimodal cohesion on the basis of their specific interests and cultural backgrounds? From a dialogic and collaborative view of communication, this study focuses on how verbal and nonverbal modes cohere together during intercultural conversations. ...  Read More

102. Translation of Rhetorical Figures in the Advertising Discourse: A Case Study

Ying Cui; Yanli Zhao

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society & Culture) , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 57-67

Abstract
  Rhetorical figures, which are frequently applied in advertisements, can add literary flavor to the texts, gratify audiences’ aesthetic needs, and deepen their impression. In advertisement translation, it is very common that the rhetorical figures applied in the original text are replaced with new ...  Read More

103. Karaoke in Costa Rica: A Multidimensional Approach to Study Abroad

Danielle Geary

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 57-71

Abstract
  This case study was conducted to determine the benefits of a multi-dimensional study abroad program that included a community service component. It encompassed the following aspects of the study abroad experience: motivation for travel, language learning research, the role of autonomy in language learning, ...  Read More

104. The Prejudiced Negative Images of Femininity in Wolaita Proverbs

Meshesha Make Jobo

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 58-68

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to analyze selected Wolaita proverbs for their reflection of prejudiced negative images of femininity. The subjects used for the current study were 20 theme-relevant proverbs collected by interviewing systematically selected 12 elders and conducting participant-based observation. ...  Read More

105. Politeness Principle and Ilorin Greetings in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kaseem Olaniyi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 58-67

Abstract
  This essay examines greetings as one of the elements of politeness in a Nigerian community and how it influences the cultural characteristics of the people. To analyze, this essay makes use of speech act theory and politeness principle and also considers the pragmatic context in analyzing different types ...  Read More

106. The Role of Language and Communicative Abilities in Transnational Labor Markets: Experiences from Finland

Katja Keisala; Niina Kovalainen; Arja Majakulma; Pirkko Pitkänen

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 59-72

Abstract
  The article aims to explain what kind of intercultural communication competence is needed in border crossing labor markets. The experiences of international higher education students and information and communications technology (ICT) experts are analyzed in different Finnish working and educational ...  Read More

107. Antithetical Gendered Stances in Readers’ Comments on Domestic Violence against Men

Adetutu Aragbuwa; Kehinde Ayoola

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 60-72

Abstract
  Domestic violence against women (DVAW) has received much attention from scholars across disciplines, leading to a circumvention of studies on domestic violence against men (DVAM). This paper, therefore, engages in a qualitative dialogic analysis of readers’ comments on cases of DVAM reported in ...  Read More

108. Examining the Relationship between “Science” and “Religion” in Socio-Cultural Context of the Renaissance: A Kuhnian Reading of Bacon’s New Atlantis

Mahmood Reza Ghorban Sabbagh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 60-69

Abstract
  Thomas Kuhn’s model of paradigm shift as an intra-systemic framework to account for changes within the scientific discourse has been adopted by scholars in different fields as diverse as sociology, theology, economy, and education, to name only a few. The present study argues that the same model ...  Read More

109. The Consequences of the Contacts between Bantu and Non-Bantu Languages around Lake Eyasi in Northern Tanzania

Amani Lusekelo

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 62-75

Abstract
  In rural Tanzania, recent major influences happen between Kiswahili and English to ethnic languages rather than ethnic languages, which had been in contact for so long, influencing each other. In this work, I report the results of investigation of lexical changes in indigenous languages that aimed at ...  Read More

110. A Socio-Cultural Study of Language Teacher Status

Reza Pishghadam; Fahimeh Saboori

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 63-72

Abstract
  The present study pursued two goals: First, to discover the subscales underlying the teacher Status Scale (TSS); and second, to reveal the status of the teachers of Persian, Arabic, and English in Iranian junior high school students’ perceptions in order to determine the relative roles of national, ...  Read More

111. Vague Language and Interpersonal Communication: An Analysis of Adolescent Intercultural Conversation

Yen-Liang Lin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, , Pages 69-81

Abstract
  This paper is concerned with the analysis of the spoken language of teenagers, taken from a newly developed specialised corpus the British and Taiwanese Teenage Intercultural Communication Corpus (BATTICC). More specifically, the study employs a discourse analytical approach to examine vague language ...  Read More

112. Ethnic Identity and Other-Group Orientation of Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia

Su-Hie Ting; Su-Lin Ting

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 75-89

Abstract
  The study examined the ethnic identity and other-group orientation of ethnic Chinese in Malaysia. The data were collected from 504 Chinese respondents (252 students, 252 parents) using Phinney’s (1992) Multiethnic Identity Measure. The results showed that the parents had a stronger ethnic identity ...  Read More

113. Revisiting the Arabic Diglossic Situation and Highlighting the Socio-Cultural Factors Shaping Language Use in Light of Auer’s (2005) Model

Abdelaadim Bidaoui

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 60-72

Abstract
  In the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, diglossia has been an interesting linguistic inquiry since it was first discussed by Ferguson in 1959. Since then, diglossia has been discussed, expanded, and revisited by Badawi (1973), Hudson (2002), and Albirini (2016) among others. While the discussion of ...  Read More

114. Cultural Identity among Iranian English Language Teachers

Saeed Rezaei; Ava Bahrami

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 67-82

Abstract
  This survey investigated the cultural identity of Iranian English language teachers. Accordingly, a cultural identity model was proposed a priori, based on which a questionnaire was developed and piloted on 50 Iranian English language teachers (α = 0.87). The developed questionnaire was then administered ...  Read More

115. ‘Minor’ Languages, ‘Broken’ Translations: On Brazilian Reworkings of an Albanian Novel

Christopher Larkosh

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society & Culture) , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 68-76

Abstract
  This essay approaches the challenges of global translation in the 21st century from what might still be considered a somewhat uncommon example: a direct translation of Ismail Kadaré's 1978 novel Prill e thyër (Broken April) from the original Albanian into Brazilian Portuguese in 2001. Not ...  Read More

116. Indigenous Accounts of Environmental Stewardship in Light of the Theory and Language of Maharishi Vedic Science

Lee Fergusson; David Kettle; Geoffrey Wells

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 68-81

Abstract
  The principles and practice of sustainability have gained momentum in the last 15 years and now form a central part of conversations around social praxis and the future. It has been proposed that the theories driving sustainability science are embedded in Indigenous history, and it has been shown that ...  Read More

117. A Literary Anthroponomastics of Three Selected African Novels: A Cross Cultural Perspective

Theresah Ennin; Nancy Nkansah

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 69-79

Abstract
  Names as markers of identity are a source of a wide variety of information. This paper explores the names of characters to show the sociocultural factors which influence the choice of names and the effects that the names of these characters have on the roles they play. Using a variety of personal names ...  Read More

118. The Language and Culture of a Dream: A Case Study

Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 69-79

Abstract
  This study has analyzed the culture and language of the American Dream in Blue Surge. It shows the effects of the formula of success and the competition presented by this dream; and, how it produces neurotic individuals trying to cope with the competitive society by means of neurotic strategies. This ...  Read More

119. Comparing Experiential Approaches: Structured Language Learning Experiences versus Conversation Partners for Changing Pre-Service Teacher Beliefs

Shannon McCrocklin

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 70-81

Abstract
  Research has shown that language teachers’ beliefs are often difficult to change through education.  Experiential learning may help, but more research is needed to understand how experiential approaches shape perceptions. This study compares two approaches, conversation partners (CONV) and ...  Read More

120. The Effects of Culture and Gender on the Recognition of Emotional Speech: Evidence from Persian Speakers Living in a Collectivist Society

Niloofar Keshtiari; Michael Kuhlmann

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 71-86

Abstract
  This paper reports on a behavioral study that explores the role of culture and gender in the recognition of emotional speech in an under investigated cultural context (a collectivist society: i.e., Iran). Participants were asked to recognize the emotional prosody of a set of validated emotional vocal ...  Read More

121. Older Adults as Discursively Constructed in Taiwanese Newspapers: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Chin-Hui Chen

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 72-84

Abstract
  This paper uses critical discourse analysis to examine discursive representations of older people in Taiwanese newspapers. A total of 926 references to older people were sampled from 62 articles published in four Taiwanese newspapers from January to August 2013. The findings suggest that, older people ...  Read More

122. I am not Prejudiced, or am I? Semantic Strategies Used by Ghanaian University Students in the Discourse of Ethnic Prejudice

Alfred Lawrence Owusu-Ansah

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 73-87

Abstract
  Semantic strategies are a kind of discourse strategy that include the sum of language and cognitive moves which are used to reach an adequate goal of communication normally resulting in text comprehension by the reader or listener. Here, the language user takes a number of steps in order to perform a ...  Read More

123. The Discursive Construction of Ethnic Identities: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Students

Marianna Kyriakou

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 73-85

Abstract
  This study examines how Greek-Cypriot students aged 12 to 18, an understudied group of students, construct their ethnic identity in a complex setting such as Cyprus and what motivates the students in the selection of ethnic identity labels. The choice to focus on students aged 12-18 was made on the hypothesis ...  Read More

124. Social Media Writing and Social Class: A Correlational Analysis of Adolescent CMC and Social Background

Lisa Hilte; Reinhild Vandekerckhove; Walter Daelemans

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 73-89

Abstract
  In a large social media corpus (2.9 million tokens), we analyze Flemish adolescents’ non-standard writing practices and look for correlations with the teenagers’ social class. Three different aspects of adolescents’ social background are included: educational track, parental profession, ...  Read More

125. Language and the Socio-Cultural Worlds of Those Who Use it: A Case of Vague Expressions

Vahid Parvaresh; Azizullah Dabghi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 74-88

Abstract
   The present study is an attempt to investigate the use of vague expressions by intermediate EFL learners. More specifically, the current study focuses on the structures and functions of one of the most common categories of vague language, i.e. general extenders. The data include a 22-hour corpus ...  Read More