3. The Battery Dies Quicker Than a Black Guy: A Thematic Analysis of Political Jokes in the American and Iranian Contexts

Alireza Jalilifar; Seyed Yousef Savaedi; Alexanne Don

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 1-15

Abstract
  As a central component of political discourse and a prolific resource for argument, political humor targets leaders, politicians, or representatives as well as political institutions, groups, actions, and parties. Each of these groups is liable to be a political humor theme. Although previous literature ...  Read More

4. Sapioemotionality as a New Attribute in Socio-Cultural Studies

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Mir Abdullah Miri; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 16-27

Abstract
  Given the significance of people’s attitudes in shaping the dominant culture of a society, this study intends to see how people react or are emotionally aroused when they see an intelligent person (i.e., sapioemotionality), and then examine the underlying cultulinguistic reasons for different degrees ...  Read More

5. A Comprehensive Review of Compliment Responses among ‎Iranian Persian Speakers

Ali Derakhshan; Zohreh R. Eslami; Azizeh Chalak

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 28-48

Abstract
  Given the importance of complimenting and responding to compliments in everyday interactions, several studies have investigated the strategies used to compliment and also to respond to compliments. This systematic study offers a thorough review of research on Compliment Responses (CRs) in the Persian ...  Read More

6. 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 , Summer and Autumn 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

7. 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 , Summer and Autumn 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

8. The Comparative Analysis of the English and German Term-‎Formation in the Legislative Documents (Based on the Schengen ‎Border Code)‎

Ihor Bloschchynskyi; Lyubomyr Borakovskyy; Ganna Prihodko; Tetiana Novikova; Nadiia Moroz; Natalia Kalyniuk

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 73-81

Abstract
  In the era of globalization and the rapid development of all the spheres of human life, the analysis of the term-formation methods becomes particularly topical. The functioning of frontier and customs terminology in combination with the terminology of legal acts (in particular in legal documents, agreements, ...  Read More

9. Language Text Comprehension: Differences Between Different Generations of a Society

Mariia I. Andreeva; Ekaterina V. Martynova; Ol'ga D. Vishnyakova; Marina I. Solnyshkina

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 82-90

Abstract
  The generation gap is the disagreement between one generation and another over beliefs, policies, or values. The difference between the generations is a social reality and must be examined from different angles. In this study, we examined young readers’ comprehension along with the purpose of contributing ...  Read More

10. The Conceptual Metaphors Formed by Culture in the Functioning of the Autumn Word in the Works of Russian Poetry

Gulshat Ahmathanovna Hayrutdinova; Xiaoxu Wang; Xinxin Zhang

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 91-100

Abstract
  It is obvious that investigating a text or a poem, regardless of the culture of the period in which the writer or poet lived, is futile. The current study explores the conceptual metaphors formed by culture in the functioning of the autumn word in the works of Russian poetry. The relevance of the work ...  Read More

11. Proverbs and Other Stable Sayings Show a Foreigner the ‎Traditions and Cultures of the Russian People

Tatyana Gennadevna Bochina; Anastasiia Alexandrovna Korshunova; Sholpan Kuzarovna Zharkynbekova

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 101-108

Abstract
  It is obvious that proverbs have their roots in the cultures of any society. Russian proverbs and sayings show a foreigner the traditions, customs, and way of thinking of the Russian people. In the current study, by monitoring posts on social networks and using passive observations of the speech process ...  Read More

12. The Effect of Culturally-Based Conversations on Developing ‎Speaking Skill among Peruvian Upper-Intermediate EFL ‎Learners

Isabel Menacho-Vargas; Ulises Córdova Garcia; Milagritos Leonor Rodríguez Rojas; Emma Margarita Wong-Fajardo; Miguel A. Saavedra-López

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer and Autumn 2021, Pages 109-118

Abstract
  This empirical research intended to seek the effects of ‎culturally-based conversations on developing speaking skill ‎among Peruvian upper-intermediate EFL students. To reach ‎this purpose, the OQPT was administered to 158 EFL ‎students to gauge their general proficiency in the English ...  Read More