3. Developing a Corpus-Based Word List in Pharmacy Research ‎Articles: A Focus on Academic Culture

Farrokh Heidari; Alireza Jalilifar; Anayatollah Salimi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 1-15

Abstract
  The present corpus-based lexical study reports the development of a Pharmacy Academic Word List (PAWL); a list of the most frequent words from a corpus of 3,458,445 tokens made up of 800 most recent pharmacy texts including research articles, review articles, and short communications in four sub-disciplines ...  Read More

4. Circularity in Searle’s Social Ontology: With a Hegelian Reply

Jose Fernandez

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 16-24

Abstract
  John Searle’s theory of social ontology posits that there are indispensable normative components in the linguistic apparatuses termed status functions, collective intentionality, and collective recognition, all of which, he argues, make the social world. In this paper, I argue that these building ...  Read More

5. From Embodiment to Metaphor: A Study on Social Cognitive Development and Conceptual Metaphor in Persian-Speaking Children

Mehri Firoozalizadeh; Hassan Ashayeri; Yahya Modarresi; Mohammad Kamali; Azra Jahanitabesh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 25-43

Abstract
  This study explores the metaphoric comprehension of normal Persian-speaking children, as well as theories of cognitive development and cultural and social impacts. The researchers discuss the improvement of the understanding of ontological conceptual metaphors through age growth and cognitive development, ...  Read More

6. An Investigation of Processes Linking Patient-Centered Communication Approaches to Favorable Impressions of Vietnamese Physicians and Hospital Services

Christopher McKinley; Yam Limbu; Long Pham

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 44-59

Abstract
  Strong doctor-patient relationships generate greater patient satisfaction and compliance with physician recommendations. Although prior research has explored distinct factors driving favorable patient outcomes, investigations have yet to comprehensively address the efficacy of different communication ...  Read More

7. Examining the Relationship between “Science” and “Religion” in Socio-Cultural Context of the Renaissance: A Kuhnian Reading of Bacon’s New Atlantis

Mahmood Reza Ghorban Sabbagh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 60-69

Abstract
  Thomas Kuhn’s model of paradigm shift as an intra-systemic framework to account for changes within the scientific discourse has been adopted by scholars in different fields as diverse as sociology, theology, economy, and education, to name only a few. The present study argues that the same model ...  Read More

8. Comparing Experiential Approaches: Structured Language Learning Experiences versus Conversation Partners for Changing Pre-Service Teacher Beliefs

Shannon McCrocklin

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 70-81

Abstract
  Research has shown that language teachers’ beliefs are often difficult to change through education.  Experiential learning may help, but more research is needed to understand how experiential approaches shape perceptions. This study compares two approaches, conversation partners (CONV) and ...  Read More

9. Teachers’ Perceptions of Islamic Self-Identity Formation through ‎Language Learning among Students in Selected Religious ‎Secondary Schools ‎

Mohd Nazri Latiff Azmi; Isyaku Hassan; Engku Muhammad Tajuddin bin Engku Ali; Ahmad Taufik Hidayah; Mohd Hazli bin ‎ Yah@Alias; Muzammir bin ‎ Anas; Nur Izzati Suhaimi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 82-91

Abstract
  The relationship between Islamic values and foreign languages in the school environment offers a relatively good example of the challenging aspects of Islamic identity formation amongst the students. Via focused group interviews, this study aimed to explore the teachers’ perceptions with regard ...  Read More

10. Minority Language Policy and Planning in the Micro Context of the City: The Case of Manchester

Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Othman

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 92-110

Abstract
  This paper investigates service provisions in community languages offered by Manchester City Council and agencies working alongside to find out whether there is an explicit language policy in Manchester, how such a policy is formulated, how it functions, and how it is reflected in education. Data was ...  Read More

11. The Discursive Construction of “Native” and “Non-Native” ‎Speaker English Teacher Identities in Japan: A Linguistic ‎Ethnographic Investigation

Luke Lawrence

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 111-125

Abstract
  Recent poststructuralist theories of identity posit identities as being discursively constructed in interactions with society, institutions, and individuals. This study used a Linguistic Ethnographic framework to investigate the discursive identity construction of two English teachers, one ‘non-native’ ...  Read More