3. Socio-Cultural and Technical Issues in Non-Expert Dubbing: A Case Study

Christiane Nord; Masood Khoshsaligheh; Saeed Ameri

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, Pages 1-16

Abstract
  Advances in computer sciences and the emergence of innovative technologies have entered numerous new elements of change in translation industry, such as the inseparable usage of software programs in audiovisual translation. Initiated by the expanding reality of fandubbing in Iran, the present article ...  Read More

4. Patient-Provider Interaction: A Communication Accommodation Theory Perspective

Sina Farzadnia; Howard Giles

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, Pages 17-34

Abstract
  This paper critically reviews studies that have interpretively invoked communication accommodation theory (CAT) for the study of patient-provider interaction. CAT’s sociolinguistic strategies—approximation, interpretability, interpersonal control, discourse management, and emotional expression—are ...  Read More

5. “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 , Summer and Autumn 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

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

Sasan Baleghizadeh; Hamid Rastin

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Politeness Orientation in Social Hierarchies in Urdu

Shazia Kousar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, Pages 85-96

Abstract
  The present research is aimed at investigating how the politeness of the speakers of Urdu is influenced by their relative social status in society. The researcher took politeness theory of Brown and Levinson (1978, 1987) as a model. To observe politeness of Urdu speakers, speech act of apology with different ...  Read More

10. A Socio-Cultural Study of Pedagogical Practices inside Syrian EFL Classrooms

Taha Rajab

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, Pages 97-114

Abstract
  This paper reports on an exploratory study that explores the instructional patterns within English as a Foreign Language (EFL) secondary school classrooms in Syria. Recently, the Syrian Ministry of Education (MoE) has introduced a new national curriculum which recommends a shift in EFL teachers’ ...  Read More

11. Introducing Culturally-Adaptive English Language Pedagogy (CELP): Integrating Critical Cultural Awareness through the ‘little-c’ Culture in Iran’s EFL Curriculum

Momene Ghadiri; Mansoor Tavakoli; Saeed Ketabi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, Pages 115-124

Abstract
  In teaching a foreign language (FL), some cultural specificities (defined under the rubric of ‘little-c culture’) may totally conflict with the cultural norms of the learners’ first language (L1). To prevent such imminent problems, this paper recommended that the FL syllabus be designed ...  Read More