3. Exploring Teachers’ Perception of Intercultural Communicative Competence and their Practices for Teaching Culture in EFL Classrooms

Masoomeh Estaji; Ali Rahimi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 1-18

Abstract
  This study aimed to examine the effect of EFL teachers’ level of instruction, education, and experience on their perceptions of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) on the one hand and the effect of teachers’ ICC perceptions on their practices of teaching culture on the other. The ...  Read More

4. Are English Learning Experiences Related to Taiwanese Female Students’ Aspiration to Cross-Cultural Romance with Western Males?

I-Chung Ke; Tzu-Yu Lai

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 19-31

Abstract
  Desire has been a marginal topic in TESOL. This study investigated whether and to what extent English learning affects Taiwanese young females’ aspiration toward western males. Four hundred ninety-nine respondents filled out a questionnaire that investigates their English learning experience and ...  Read More

5. Monologism of Hofstede’s Static Model vs Dialogism of Fang’s Dynamic Model: Contradictory Value Configuration of Cultures through the Case Study of Farsi Proverbs

Razieh Eslamieh

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 32-46

Abstract
  Among various cultural models, the dichotomy of static versus dynamic models has provided a fertile ground for research. Although a number of static models are suggested, the dominant trend in almost all static models is provided by Hofstede who focuses on cultural differences along four major dimensions ...  Read More

6. Who has the “Right” to Use the N-Word? A Survey of Attitudes about the Acceptability of Using the N-Word and its Derivatives

Wyman King; Richard Emanuel; Xavier Brown; Niroby Dingle; Vertis Lucas; Anissa Perkins; Ayzia Turner; Destinee Whittington; Qwa'dryna Witherspoon

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 47-58

Abstract
  The N-word is the ultimate insult that has tormented generations of African-Americans. Yet over time, N-word derivatives have become popular terms of endearment by the descendants of the very people who once had to endure the N-word. Therein lies the root of an ongoing argument in society today: Who ...  Read More

7. The Role of Language and Communicative Abilities in Transnational Labor Markets: Experiences from Finland

Katja Keisala; Niina Kovalainen; Arja Majakulma; Pirkko Pitkänen

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 59-72

Abstract
  The article aims to explain what kind of intercultural communication competence is needed in border crossing labor markets. The experiences of international higher education students and information and communications technology (ICT) experts are analyzed in different Finnish working and educational ...  Read More

8. Social Media Writing and Social Class: A Correlational Analysis of Adolescent CMC and Social Background

Lisa Hilte; Reinhild Vandekerckhove; Walter Daelemans

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 73-89

Abstract
  In a large social media corpus (2.9 million tokens), we analyze Flemish adolescents’ non-standard writing practices and look for correlations with the teenagers’ social class. Three different aspects of adolescents’ social background are included: educational track, parental profession, ...  Read More

9. Bourdieu and Genette in Paratext: How Sociology Counts in Linguistic Reasoning

Hisham M. Ali

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 90-101

Abstract
  While Bourdieu’s theory of practice provides an ensemble of conceptual tools which analyze patterns of social life that are irreducible to the limiting view of individuals as free-acting agents, Genette’s paratextual theory offers the metalanguage necessary to account for the microcosm of ...  Read More

10. Persian Diasporic Bloggers and Virtual Performance of Cultural Identities

Samad Zare

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 102-112

Abstract
  This paper focuses on the concept of consciousness and liminality in the Iranian Diaspora and the way Iranians create digital diasporas where they can practise cultural identities outside the homeland. The discussion elaborates on the concept of traditional dowreh (family/social circle) in the fibre ...  Read More

11. Cultural Frame and Translation of Pronominal Adverbs in Legal English

Qianqian Geng

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 113-124

Abstract
  This paper explores the relationship between cultural knowledge and the specific meaning of a pronominal adverb in legal English where Chinese translators need to get the correct translation in their venture into translating the language of law. On the one hand, relying on the relevant legal cultural ...  Read More