3. The Society of the Spectacle Revisited: Separation, Schooling, and the Pursuit of Dangerous Citizenship

Kevin D. Vinson; E. Wayne Ross

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 1-14

Abstract
  In this paper we set out to accomplish several goals. Primarily, we seek to re-interpret Guy Debord’s (1967) work The Society of the Spectacle in light of modern-day schooling, principally within North America (although we recognize the global connectivity inherent in any current discussion of ...  Read More

4. The Representation of Iran’s Nuclear Program in British Newspaper Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analytic Perspective

Mahmood Reza Atai; Mohammad Amin Mozaheb

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 15-33

Abstract
  In this study, Van Dijk’s (1998) model of CDA was utilized in order to examine the representation of Iran’s nuclear program in editorials published by British news casting companies. The analysis of the editorials was carried out at two levels of headlines and full text stories with regard ...  Read More

5. “Those Nation Wreckers are Suffering from Inferiority Complex”: The Depiction of Chinese Miners in the Ghanaian Press

Raith Zeher Abid; Shakila Abdul Manan; Zuhair Abdul Amir

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 34-50

Abstract
  This article studies the depiction of Chinese miners in the Ghanaian news website entitled Modern Ghana. A total of 87 articles comprising 43752 words were retrieved. Van Leeuwen’s (2008) theory of the representation of the social actors was utilised to examine the depiction of Chinese miners in ...  Read More

6. Reflective Teaching in the Context of a Video Club: Nurturing Professional Relationships and Building a Learner Community

Alireza Jalilifar; Farideh Nattaq

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 51-68

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to examine how four teachers used the seven processes of videotape analysis to develop an analytic approach and reflective thinking towards their teaching. The study was organized within video clubs and was used to describe the interactions among four teachers about their ...  Read More

7. Vague Language and Interpersonal Communication: An Analysis of Adolescent Intercultural Conversation

Yen-Liang Lin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 69-81

Abstract
  This paper is concerned with the analysis of the spoken language of teenagers, taken from a newly developed specialised corpus the British and Taiwanese Teenage Intercultural Communication Corpus (BATTICC). More specifically, the study employs a discourse analytical approach to examine vague language ...  Read More

8. Mixing English in Persian Print Advertising Discourse

Zohreh Shooshtari; Monireh Allahbakhsh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 82-103

Abstract
  This article intended to illustrate a profile of the impact of English in magazine print advertising in Iran, examining the quantitative results obtained from discourse analysis. Three issues of Khanevadeh Sabz and two issues of Zendegi Ideal, female-oriented and best-seller magazines published in 2011, ...  Read More

9. Caliban's Meaning: The Culture of Language

Abobo Kumbalonah

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 104-116

Abstract
  Drawing largely on Aidoo’s (1970) play, Anowa, as well as lived experiences, I argue on the philosophical flaws of Ashcroft’s (2009) claim that there is no inherent link between language and culture. This essay subsequently explores the implication of my argument on some transformational ...  Read More

10. From EFL Classroom into the Mainstream: A Socio-Cultural Investigation of Speaking Anxiety among Female EFL Learners

Karim Sadeghi; Forouhar Mohammadi; Nasrin Sedaghatghoftar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 117-132

Abstract
  The study was conducted with the aim of examining the rate of foreign language anxiety in male and female language learners. FLCAS (Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale) was administered to two groups of male and female learners. The mean scores of FLCAS indicated a significant difference with females ...  Read More

11. Fostering Academic Genre Knowledge of EFL Learners throgh Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Wubalem Yitbarek Abebe

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 133-144

Abstract
  With the advent of the distinctive characterization of academic languagein the past thirty years, there has been atremendous move in the ESL/EFL world towardsformulatinginstructional techniques compatible with the very nature of these skills. As a part of this effort, this studyinvestigated the role ...  Read More