3. Language Teachers on Study Abroad: A Discourse Analytic ‎Approach to Teacher Identity

Meike Wernicke

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 1-16

Abstract
  This paper examines how normative assumptions about language teacher identity and cultural belonging can work to construct an intercultural identity that problematizes language ideologies of standardization, monolingualism, and linguistic and cultural purism. The data are drawn from a larger study investigating ...  Read More

4. Cultuling Analysis: A New Methodology for Discovering Cultural Memes

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Ali Derakhshan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 17-34

Abstract
  The close relationship between language and culture has been highlighted by scholars in sociology, sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, psychology, and linguistics. They postulate that language is a tool to instantiate cultural concepts and delineate how individuals perceive the world. Regarding ...  Read More

5. An Exploration of the Effects of ‘ESOL for Citizenship’ Course on ‎the Sociocultural Integration of Adult Learners ‎into British Society

Christian Nchindia

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 35-54

Abstract
  Much has been written on funding for ESOL, but little is known about how ESOL learners use language as a tool to integrate into British society. This study seeks to understand the extent to which studying 'ESOL for citizenship course' help learners integrate into British society, the difficulties they ...  Read More

6. Subtitling in the Iranian Mediascape: Towards a Culture-Specific Typology

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Saeed Ameri; Farzaneh Shokoohmand; Mehdi Mehdizadkhani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 55-74

Abstract
  Given the increasing pace of dissemination of cultural content across global borders, subtitling as a cost-effective solution for rendering audiovisual programs is gaining more popularity, even in societies, which have been traditionally using dubbing as the dominant modality for foreign films and television ...  Read More

7. Ethnic Identity and Other-Group Orientation of Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia

Su-Hie Ting; Su-Lin Ting

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 75-89

Abstract
  The study examined the ethnic identity and other-group orientation of ethnic Chinese in Malaysia. The data were collected from 504 Chinese respondents (252 students, 252 parents) using Phinney’s (1992) Multiethnic Identity Measure. The results showed that the parents had a stronger ethnic identity ...  Read More

8. Representation of Ordinary People in Political Discourse: An ‎Aggregate Critical Discourse Analysis

Hamid Allami; Najmeh Barzegar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 90-104

Abstract
  This study investigates the representation of ordinary people in the inaugural speeches of two Iranian presidents and their underlying ideologies through the lens of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). An aggregate model integrating Fairclough’s three-dimensional (1989), Van Dijk’s socio-cognitive ...  Read More

9. Cultural Communicative Styles: The Case of India and Indonesia

Munmun Gupta; Katharina Sukamto

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 105-120

Abstract
  The present study highlights a number of similarities and differences among cultural communicative styles used in India versus Indonesia. The analysis is based on Hall’s theory (1959, 1966, 1976, 1983) of high-context (HC) and low-context (LC) cultures, and Hofstede’s (2008) cultural dimension ...  Read More

10. Language as a Didactic Tool and Vehicle of Cultural Preservation: A Pragma-sociolinguistic Study of Selected Igbo Proverbs

Uche Gloria Oboko

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 121-136

Abstract
  Language plays major functions in society. The way of life of a people is handed down from generation to generation through language. The Igbo people are known for their rich oral tradition and cultural heritage especially in the use of proverbs. Some studies on Igbo proverbs have focused on the semantic ...  Read More

11. Native English Speaking Teachers as Cosmopolitans or Citizens of ‎the World: An Anthropological Study in Istanbul, Turkey

Mahir Sarigul

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 137-151

Abstract
  The study of cosmopolitans – citizens of the world— and cosmopolitanism, traceable to ancient Greece, has, after a long decline in interest, made a strong comeback in social sciences since the 1990s, particularly in sociology and anthropology. This anthropological study aims to understand ...  Read More