3. Cultural Influence on the Expression of Cathartic Conceptualization in English and Spanish: A Corpus-Based Analysis

Montserrat Martinez-Vazquez

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 1-14

Abstract
  This paper investigates the conceptualization of emotional release from a cognitive linguistics perspective (Cognitive Metaphor Theory). The metaphor weeping is a means of liberating contained emotions is grounded in universal embodied cognition and is reflected in linguistic expressions in English and ...  Read More

4. Emo-Sensory Expression at the Crossroads of Emotion, Sense, and Language: A Case of Color-Emotion Associations

Reza Pishghadam; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 15-25

Abstract
  Delving into the close relationship between sense and emotion mingled with language can be of utmost importance in studies related to management of emotions. In this regard, the current study qualitatively attempted to examine to what extent sense-induced emotions can be recognized, labelled, and managed ...  Read More

5. Perception of Nonnative Accent: A Cross-Sectional Perspective Pilot Survey

Rahul Chakraborty; Amy Louise Schwarz; Prasiddh Chakraborty

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 26-36

Abstract
  Accent bias is a consequence of ethnocentrism. No studies have examined accent bias across educational levels in the U.S., much less across students and professionals in speech language pathology (SLP), a field that requires multicultural sensitivity training. This study examines nonnative accent perception ...  Read More

6. From Technauriture to Cultauriture: Developing a Coherent Digitisation Paradigm for Enhancing Cultural Impact

Andre Mostert; Bob Lisney; Geoffrey M. Maroko; Russell H. Kaschula

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 37-48

Abstract
  Developing suitable frameworks and paradigms (theoretical and practical) is a challenge for all disciplines in the face of rapid technological changes. Technological advances are fundamentally changing discourse in many well-established areas of research; from advances in understanding the brain, questioning ...  Read More

7. The Presence and Influence of English in the Portuguese Financial Media

Rita Amorim; Raquel Baltazar; Isabel Soares

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 49-59

Abstract
  As the lingua franca of the 21st century, English has become the main language for intercultural communication for those wanting to embrace globalization. In Portugal, it is the second language of most public and private domains influencing its culture and discourses. Language contact situations transform ...  Read More

8. 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 , Summer and Autumn 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

9. Citizenship Classes for Bhutanese-Nepali Elders: From Cognitive Deficits to Cultural-Historical Understandings

Brian Seilstad

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 73-90

Abstract
  This article focuses on home-based citizenship classes for Bhutanese-Nepali elders in Central Ohio in the United States. As part of a larger longitudinal study centered in the ethnographic, language socialization, and discourse analytic traditions, the article focuses on data, particularly regular audiovideo ...  Read More

10. First-Encounter Talks between Younger and Older Adults in Taiwan: A Conversation Analysis Approach

Chin-Hui Chen

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 91-104

Abstract
  Outside of Western contexts, natural-conversation-based research on intergenerational communication is relatively rare. To help redress this imbalance, this paper explores the conversational styles of first-encounter talks between five pairs of college students and older adults in Taiwan, and infers ...  Read More

11. The Role of Language in Accusations of Witchcraft in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain

Eva Mendieta

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 105-118

Abstract
  Linguistic factors played a significant role in the origin and spread of accusations of witchcraft in Early Modern Spain. The preoccupation with witches’ words is at its root a preoccupation about the power of speech and, to a great extent, of female speech. Studies in some Early European countries ...  Read More