3. A Discourse-Historical Analysis of Two Iranian Presidents’ Speeches at the UN General Assembly

Minoo Alemi; Zia Tajeddin; Amin Rajabi Kondlaji

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 1-17

Abstract
  The present study compared speeches by Iranian President Rouhani, following a moderate political ideology, and his predecessor Ahmadinejad, a seemingly conservative/ principalist president, at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The discourse-historical approach was employed to analyze the two ...  Read More

4. Follow-Up Visits in Doctor-Patient Communication: The Vietnamese Case

Huong Nguyen; Gavin Austin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 18-30

Abstract
  In a “follow-up visit”, a patient seeks medical attention for an existing health problem. Using data from the Vietnamese public hospital system, we present a more nuanced analysis of follow-ups in health communication than the one currently available. To be specific, we discriminate between ...  Read More

5. Seeking Source Discourse Ideology by English and Persian Translators: A Comparative Think Aloud Protocol Study

Masood Khoshsaligheh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 31-46

Abstract
  Discourse audiences are susceptible to fall victims of the concealed ideological representations in discourses at the expanse of changing and modifying their mental models through which they act on the world. Translators as readers and at the same time intercultural mediators need to be equipped with ...  Read More

6. The Effect of CMC in Business Emails in Lingua Franca: Discourse Features and Misunderstandings

Marianna Lyan Zummo

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 47-59

Abstract
  The paper argues that everyday exchange of business emails produces a development in the work-group relationship, which, in turn, makes new communication styles possible and acceptable by the users' habit to computer-mediated forms, even in unbalanced professional exchanges. The focus is on the (spoken) ...  Read More

7. Antithetical Gendered Stances in Readers’ Comments on Domestic Violence against Men

Adetutu Aragbuwa; Kehinde Ayoola

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 60-72

Abstract
  Domestic violence against women (DVAW) has received much attention from scholars across disciplines, leading to a circumvention of studies on domestic violence against men (DVAM). This paper, therefore, engages in a qualitative dialogic analysis of readers’ comments on cases of DVAM reported in ...  Read More

8. The Discursive Construction of Ethnic Identities: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Students

Marianna Kyriakou

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 73-85

Abstract
  This study examines how Greek-Cypriot students aged 12 to 18, an understudied group of students, construct their ethnic identity in a complex setting such as Cyprus and what motivates the students in the selection of ethnic identity labels. The choice to focus on students aged 12-18 was made on the hypothesis ...  Read More

9. Legitimation in Discourse and Communication Revisited: A Critical View towards Legitimizing Identities in Communication

Reza Abdi; Ali Basarati

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 86-100

Abstract
  The various and multifaceted wars in the Middle East have brought about weird complications in the already challenging multifarious international relations and interactions. The media coverage of terroristic threats in the Middle East and the European countries as well as United States has often targeted ...  Read More

10. Dynamic Categorization of Semantics of Fashion Language: A Memetic Approach

Rong Zeng; Xu Wen

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 101-114

Abstract
  Categories are not invariant. This paper attempts to explore the dynamic nature of semantic category, in particular, that of fashion language, based on the cognitive theory of Dawkins’ memetics, a new theory of cultural evolution. Semantic attributes of linguistic memes decrease or proliferate ...  Read More

11. The Role of the Creative Industries: Translating Identities on Stages and Visuals

Alessandra Rizzo

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 115-131

Abstract
  Drawing on research on narrative theory (Baker, 2006, 2014) in translation and interpretation studies, on the interdisciplinary relationship between translation studies and the visual and performing arts, and on the principal diversities between media discourse representations and aesthetic constructions ...  Read More