3. Subjective Health: The Roles of Communication, Language, Aging, Stereotypes, and Culture

Shaughan A. Keaton; Howard Giles

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, Pages 1-10

Abstract
  A consensually-agreed position among scholars of communication and aging is that while psychological and physical health mutually impact each other, the quality of language to and from older adult individuals shape each of these—and are shaped by them. Encounters with others inside and outside ...  Read More

4. Conceptualizing Sensory Relativism in Light of Emotioncy: A Movement beyond Linguistic Relativism

Reza Pishghadam; Haniyeh Jajarmi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, Pages 11-21

Abstract
  Given the significance of relativism in molding our worldview and uncovering the nature of truth, this study using the newly-developed concept of emotioncy, attempted to introduce sensory relativism as a new perspective based on which senses can relativize our understanding of the world. To espouse the ...  Read More

5. Italian Political Communication and Gender Bias: Press Representations of Men/Women Presidents of the Houses of Parliament (1979, 1994, and 2013)

Gilda Sensales; Alessandra Areni; Alessandra Dal Secco

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, Pages 22-38

Abstract
  The study considers mass media communication as intertwined with social norms, as assumed by the perspective of social representations. It explores the Italian press communication by focusing on three pairs of men and women politicians with different political orientations and all serving as presidents ...  Read More

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Disagreement and Degrees of Assertiveness in Service Encounters: Purchase vs Problem-Solving Interactions

María de la O Hernández López

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, Pages 87-104

Abstract
  This paper examined disagreement in two sets of data in the context of service encounters: problem-solving interactions (doctor-patient communication) and purchase-oriented encounters (pharmacies) from a cross-cultural perspective (Spanish-British English). We proposed assertiveness, a term that refers ...  Read More

10. Teacher Cognition on the Place of Culture in English Education in Tunisia

Tarek Hermessi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, Pages 105-118

Abstract
  This study investigated the cognition of 70 Tunisian teachers on the place of culture in English education. It showed that Tunisian teachers believe that English textbooks and curricular documents are not specific about the cultural dimension of EFL. It also revealed that L2 teachers, whose mother culture ...  Read More

11. Language, Emotion and Metapragmatics: A Theory Based on Typological Evidence

Lin Zhu

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, Pages 119-134

Abstract
  Humans are equipped with some universal or language-specific abilities to recognize emotions. However, because of the different emotional contents in diverse languages and the relevant cultural differences, humans with different cultural backgrounds own different metapragmatical abilities to recognize ...  Read More