Teachers’ Curricular Knowledge in Teacher Education Programs: A Case of Iran’s Sociocultural Context

Rafat Bagherzadeh; Zia Tajeddin

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 43-57

Abstract
  Teacher education programs can pursue the aim of helping teachers acquire the knowledge base for effective teaching. However, the representation of curricular knowledge, one of the important dimensions of the teacher knowledge base, varies across educational and sociocultural contexts. As this knowledge ...  Read More

A Linguistic Analysis of the Online Debate on Vaccines and Use of Fora as Information Stations and Confirmation Niche

Marianna Zummo

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2017, , Pages 44-57

Abstract
  This study looks at the communication between users concerning health risks, with the aim of exploring their use of fora and assessing whether participants establish a niche with like-minded users during these exchanges. By integrating a corpus linguistic approach with content analysis and multiple studies ...  Read More

An Investigation of Processes Linking Patient-Centered Communication Approaches to Favorable Impressions of Vietnamese Physicians and Hospital Services

Christopher McKinley; Yam Limbu; Long Pham

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 44-59

Abstract
  Strong doctor-patient relationships generate greater patient satisfaction and compliance with physician recommendations. Although prior research has explored distinct factors driving favorable patient outcomes, investigations have yet to comprehensively address the efficacy of different communication ...  Read More

From Eyes to Heart: Reflection through Photovoice in the Writing ‎Activity of EFL Students‎

I Gusti Agung Sri Rwa Jayantini; Sang Putu Kaler Surata; Putu Desi Anggerina Hikmaharyanti; Ni Nyoman Deni Ariyaningsih

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 44-57

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.557909.2706

Abstract
  What people see through their eyes may touch their hearts. Their reflection shows how emphatic they are about their surroundings. This study aims to identify the reflection shown in the writing of English for Foreign Language (EFL) learners on what they see and feel through the photovoice technique. ...  Read More

Textuality of Idiomatic Expressions in Cameroon English

Napoleon Epoge

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures and Languages) , March 2016, , Pages 45-57

Abstract
  The meaning of an idiomatic expression cannot be transparently worked out from the meanings of its constituent words due to its figurative and unpredictable nature. Consequently, the syntactic composition and the structural paradigm of an idiomatic expression are supposed to be the same in every context. ...  Read More

Discourse Markers in Political Interviews: A Contrastive Study of Persian and English

Amir Zand-Moghadam; Leila Bikineh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 47-61

Abstract
  Due to the significance of multiculturalism in politics, and the central role linguistic devices play in organizing the political discourse, this text-based qualitative study was carried out to compare political interviews in the Iranian and English contexts to find out the probable similarities and ...  Read More

Investigating Metapragmatic Information in Language Teachers’ Books: A Case of Top Notch

Sasan Baleghizadeh; Hamid Rastin

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 47-56

Abstract
  Pragmatic aspect of second language (L2) as a component of communicative competence has recently received more attention. Many research studies have investigated the gap between native and nonnative speakers’ command of L2 pragmatics. However, development of L2 pragmatics has been the focus of ...  Read More

The Effect of CMC in Business Emails in Lingua Franca: Discourse Features and Misunderstandings

Marianna Lyan Zummo

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 47-59

Abstract
  The paper argues that everyday exchange of business emails produces a development in the work-group relationship, which, in turn, makes new communication styles possible and acceptable by the users' habit to computer-mediated forms, even in unbalanced professional exchanges. The focus is on the (spoken) ...  Read More

Who has the “Right” to Use the N-Word? A Survey of Attitudes about the Acceptability of Using the N-Word and its Derivatives

Wyman King; Richard Emanuel; Xavier Brown; Niroby Dingle; Vertis Lucas; Anissa Perkins; Ayzia Turner; Destinee Whittington; Qwa'dryna Witherspoon

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 47-58

Abstract
  The N-word is the ultimate insult that has tormented generations of African-Americans. Yet over time, N-word derivatives have become popular terms of endearment by the descendants of the very people who once had to endure the N-word. Therein lies the root of an ongoing argument in society today: Who ...  Read More

Linguocultural Approach to Audiovisual Translation on the ‎Example of “Game of Thrones”‎

Akmaral Tukhtarova; Sabira Issakova; Zhainagul Kussaiynova; Salima Kenzhemuratova; Assemgul Nassyritdinova

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 49-63

Abstract
  The article examines common issues and difficulties of rendering culture-specific vocabulary in a popular American fantasy television series “Game of Thrones”. In a fantasy genre, translators have to deal with different concepts that might have no equivalents in the target language. The purpose ...  Read More

Reflective Teaching in the Context of a Video Club: Nurturing Professional Relationships and Building a Learner Community

Alireza Jalilifar; Farideh Nattaq

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 51-68

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to examine how four teachers used the seven processes of videotape analysis to develop an analytic approach and reflective thinking towards their teaching. The study was organized within video clubs and was used to describe the interactions among four teachers about their ...  Read More

Beyond Self Containment: On the Politics of Culture and Identity in a Glocal Society

Wincharles Coker

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 53-62

Abstract
  As a result of the epiphany of giant multinational media conglomerates, transnational trade networks and the politics of globalization, it is tempting to believe that individual and national identities have morphed. This article argues that such homogenization in relation to individuation is tedious ...  Read More

Subtitling in the Iranian Mediascape: Towards a Culture-Specific Typology

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Saeed Ameri; Farzaneh Shokoohmand; Mehdi Mehdizadkhani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 2020, , Pages 55-74

Abstract
  Given the increasing pace of dissemination of cultural content across global borders, subtitling as a cost-effective solution for rendering audiovisual programs is gaining more popularity, even in societies, which have been traditionally using dubbing as the dominant modality for foreign films and television ...  Read More

Ethnic Heterostereotypes in Paremies about Language and ‎Proverbs of Tatar

Damir Haydarovich Husnutdinov; Ramilya Kamilovna Sagdieva; Ramil Hamitovich Mirzagitov; Salima Oralhanovna Simbayeva

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 37-44

Abstract
  In the current study, we are trying to talk about stereotypes of perceptions of two peoples historically connected with each other - Russians and Tatars. An attempt was made to restore at least part of the mosaic composed of history from these mutual images. For this exciting topic, proverbs representing ...  Read More

Cultural Interaction in the Works of M. Zhumabayev as the Basis ‎for the Development of a National Literary Tradition

Nazira Dossanova; Omirkhan Abdimanuly; Almasbek Maulenov; Yerkhan Karbozov; Nursulu Matbek

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 41-53

Abstract
  The construction of a system of national literature is based on an understanding of the meaning of the language form and its adaptation to the area where literary creativity is developing. The relevance of the study is determined by the fact that it is necessary to highlight the directions of the locality ...  Read More

The Presence and Influence of English in the Portuguese Financial Media

Rita Amorim; Raquel Baltazar; Isabel Soares

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2017, , Pages 49-59

Abstract
  As the lingua franca of the 21st century, English has become the main language for intercultural communication for those wanting to embrace globalization. In Portugal, it is the second language of most public and private domains influencing its culture and discourses. Language contact situations transform ...  Read More

An Investigation of Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices of Interculturality in ELT

Abdelrahman Abdalla Salih; Lamis Ismail Omar

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 50-63

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.556618.2680

Abstract
  One of the influences of globalized English in recent years on the English language teaching (ELT) practice is the rise of the significance of intercultural teaching and learning. Such a development has made teaching intercultural competence a compelling requirement. This study investigates (N = 16) ...  Read More

Learning Pragmatics through Computer-Mediated Communication in Taiwan

Zohreh Eslami; Chia Ning Liu

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 52-73

Abstract
  This study investigated the effectiveness of explicit pragmatic instruction on the acquisition of requests by college-level English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners in Taiwan. The goal was to determine first whether the use of explicit pragmatic instruction had a positive effect on EFL learners’ ...  Read More

Comparison of Approaches for Language Revitalization of Northern Khmer in Thailand

Siripen Ungsitipoonporn; Kumaree Laparporn

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 52-66

Abstract
  Although 1.4 million people speak Northern Khmer in Thailand, they are aware that their language is still in decline. To deal with this threat, native speakers have cooperated with linguists from Mahidol University to work on a community-based research project since 2007. Teaching the Northern Khmer ...  Read More

Translator Education in the Light of Complexity Theory: A Case of Iran’s Higher Education System

Samira Abaszadeh; Ahmad Moinzadeh; Abbas Eslami-Rasekh

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 2019, , Pages 52-68

Abstract
  In the fast-growing world of translation studies, many students may not receive adequate training at universities. A new multi-facetted approach is therefore needed to be applied in translator educational programs to meet the students’ needs and professional expectations. In order to describe the ...  Read More

Achieving Multimodal Cohesion during Intercultural Conversations

Mei-Ya Liang

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 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

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

Ying Cui; Yanli Zhao

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 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

Karaoke in Costa Rica: A Multidimensional Approach to Study Abroad

Danielle Geary

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 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

The Prejudiced Negative Images of Femininity in Wolaita Proverbs

Meshesha Make Jobo

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures and Languages) , March 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

Politeness Principle and Ilorin Greetings in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kaseem Olaniyi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 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