Humor and Language Errors in Arabic-English Informative Discourse

Maman Lesmana

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 58-68

Abstract
  In everyday life, there are often errors in foreign language translation, either in spelling or vocabulary or in pragmatic terms. Frequently, these errors are unintentionally amusing. This research discusses humor caused by language errors. The corpus of this study is an informative discourse in Arabic ...  Read More

Examining the Impact of E-Health Literacy on Indian Adults’ ‎Patient Satisfaction: An Investigation of Intervening ‎Communication Processes

Christopher McKinley; Yam Limbu; P. Ganesan

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 58-70

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.527739.2149

Abstract
  Among those with chronic health conditions, the effective use of digital health services may foster more productive physician-patient encounters. This study examined the contribution of e-health literacy to patient communication behaviors and patient satisfaction. A cross-sectional survey was administered ...  Read More

Persian Audio Description Quality of Feature Films in Iran: The Case of Sevina

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Farzaneh Shokoohmand; Fatemeh Delnavaz

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 58-72

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.552176.2618

Abstract
  Audio description (AD) is an inter-semiotic translation for the benefit of people with vision impairment. AD research aims to enhance the quality of this accessibility tool and users’ satisfaction. Nevertheless, parallel to the fledgling state of AD practice in Iran, local research on the topic ...  Read More

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 , September 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

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

Adetutu Aragbuwa; Kehinde Ayoola

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 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

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 , March 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

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

Amani Lusekelo

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 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

A Socio-Cultural Study of Language Teacher Status

Reza Pishghadam; Fahimeh Saboori

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 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

Investigating Instructors’ and Students’ Attitudes towards the Effectiveness of Having Target Cultural Knowledge on Learning English as a Foreign Language

Ronald M. Hernandez; Rafael Garay-Argandoña; Luis Alberto Núñez Lira; Doris Fuster-Guillén; Jessica Paola Palacios Garay; Yolvi Ocaña-Fernandez

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 64-72

Abstract
  Having positive attitudes towards the target culture can affect the teaching/learning process. Considering the importance of having the target cultural knowledge on learning English, the current study inspected the Peruvian instructors’ and students’ attitudes towards the effectiveness of ...  Read More

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

Yen-Liang Lin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 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

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

Su-Hie Ting; Su-Lin Ting

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 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

Pragmatics of Expressing Apology in English and Tatar Languages

Gulyusa Kurbangalievna Ismagilova; Dilyara Shamilevna Shakirova; Olesya Viktorovna Zabavnova

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 45-53

Abstract
  The article reveals that the speech act of apology is carried out with the help of typical models of remorse transmission, indicating the emotional tone of guilt recognition. The object of the current study is the motivational aspect of sincere apology and the variability of its verbalization in the ...  Read More

The Phenomenon of a Happy Person in the Works of Al-Farabi as ‎a Classic Expression of Poetic Images

Danday Iskakuly; Maxat Kopbossynov; Ulan Yerkinbayev; Saulet Alpysbayeva; Kuanyshbek Kenzhalin

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 54-63

Abstract
  The definition of a person as a unit of the social environment in literature is reflected directly through the development of a model of a person and in lyrics, where a person is presented as an image. All the imagery of literature is based on the aspirations of a person, on their achievement of a stable ...  Read More

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 , September 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

The Lexico-Semantic Group “Light” in Accordance with the ‎Cultural and Religious Beliefs of the Old Russian Period

Irina Valeryevna Erofeeva; Albert Ilgizovitch Gilyazov; Maria Alexandrovna Pilgun

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 64-71

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.243909

Abstract
  A poem, story, or play, while expressing the inner states of the author, in many cases, reflect the state of culture and society where the poet or writer has lived in and been influenced by. The study of the lexical-semantic groups of vocabulary concerning the diachronic aspect is a promising direction ...  Read More

Cultural Identity among Iranian English Language Teachers

Saeed Rezaei; Ava Bahrami

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 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

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

Christopher Larkosh

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

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 , March 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

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

Theresah Ennin; Nancy Nkansah

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

The Language and Culture of a Dream: A Case Study

Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 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

Integrating MALL into the Classroom: The Cultural and ‎Pedagogical Impact of Authentic Podcasts on FFL Learners’ ‎Listening and Speaking Skills

Leili Kassaie; Hamid Reza Shairi; Mahmoud Reza Gashmardi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 69-85

Abstract
  One way to develop language skills in FFL (French as a foreign language) learners is to surround them with authentic materials. This study aimed at enhancing the listening and speaking skills of Iranian FFL learners through the integration of MALL (Mobile-assisted language learning) in the form of podcasts ...  Read More

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

Shannon McCrocklin

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 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

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 , September 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

Persian Translation and Rasch Model-Based Validation of an ‎Intercultural Intelligence Scale

Mona Tabatabaee-Yazdi; Purya Baghaei

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 71-82

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.245308

Abstract
  Culture is rooted in every aspect of human life, and more specifically in the simplest and easiest act of language to the degree that every single speech act accounts for performing a cultural act. Thus, this study aimed to validate the Persian translation of the Intercultural Intelligence Scale developed ...  Read More

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

Chin-Hui Chen

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 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