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

Azizullah Mirzaei; Mahmood Hashemian; Fatemeh Safari

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 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

2. The Effects of Planned Instruction on Iranian L2 Learners' Interlanguage Pragmatic Development

Azizullah Mirzaee; Maryam Esmaeili

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 89-100

Abstract
  L2 research has shown that instruction in L2 pragmatics is necessary. The current study evaluated the impact of explicit instruction on EFL learner's awareness and production of three speech acts of request, apology, and complaint. It also probed whether learners’ language proficiency plays any ...  Read More