A Study of National Identity Elements in the Poems of Nima Yushij and Sohrab Sepehri

Reza Morad Sahraee; Elham Khayatan

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 2019, , Pages 107-119

  National Identity is the new, updated form of ethnic identity. It is a nascent concept, having emerged in the late 19th century, in contrast to ethnic identity, which is as old as myths. National identity is the foremost component of human identity, formed and preserved by the members of a large group. ...  Read More

A Comparative Analysis of the Cultural Contents and Elements in ‎International and Localized ELT Textbooks

Morteza Hosseinzadeh; Farrokhlagha Heidari; Yazdan Choubsaz

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 109-124


  Considering the significant role of textbooks as culture carriers and the role that culture plays in the process of language learning, this study aimed at the cultural analysis of two widely used textbook series in the Iranian context. To this end, the Touchstone and Iran Language Institute (ILI) series ...  Read More

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

Luke Lawrence

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 111-125

  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

Cultural Frame and Translation of Pronominal Adverbs in Legal English

Qianqian Geng

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 113-124

  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

Introducing Culturally-Adaptive English Language Pedagogy (CELP): Integrating Critical Cultural Awareness through the ‘little-c’ Culture in Iran’s EFL Curriculum

Momene Ghadiri; Mansoor Tavakoli; Saeed Ketabi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 115-124

  In teaching a foreign language (FL), some cultural specificities (defined under the rubric of ‘little-c culture’) may totally conflict with the cultural norms of the learners’ first language (L1). To prevent such imminent problems, this paper recommended that the FL syllabus be designed ...  Read More

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

Alessandra Rizzo

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 115-131

  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

The Effect of Digital Comic Media on East Asian Students’ ‎English Language Learning Outcomes

Zainal Abidin Arief; Endin Mujahidin; Rudi H Hartono

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 117-124


  The use of learning media at the lecture orientation stage will greatly help the effectiveness of the lecture process and the delivery of messages and lecture materials. In addition to generating student motivation and interest, media can also help students improve understanding, present interesting ...  Read More

Gendered Communication in Iranian University Classrooms: The Relationship between Politeness and Silence in Persian Culture

Saeedeh Shafiee Nahrkhalaji; Mahboubeh Khorasani; Morteza Rashidi Ashjerdi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 118-130

  This study examined naturally-occurring university classroom interactions at Iranian universities and provided an analysis of silence patterns as politeness strategies used by male and female students. Since empirical studies of silence in classroom settings are scarce, this paper aimed to explain such ...  Read More

An Investigation of the Linguistic, Paralinguistic and Sociocultural Effects of Input on the Perception and Translation of Gerunds by Persian Speakers of English

Seyyed Ahmad Mousavi; Ali Akbar Farahani; Saleh Arizavi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 119-130

  In this study, it was intended to investigate the Persian native speakers’ perception of gerunds by three different elicitation techniques i.e., written, audio, and pictorial through translation. Eighty intermediate learners of English were asked to select Persian translation of the gerund formsin ...  Read More

Language, Emotion and Metapragmatics: A Theory Based on Typological Evidence

Lin Zhu

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 2016, , Pages 119-134

  Humans are equipped with some universal or language-specific abilities to recognize emotions. However, because of the different emotional contents in diverse languages and the relevant cultural differences, humans with different cultural backgrounds own different metapragmatical abilities to recognize ...  Read More

A Linguistic Analysis of Social Network Communication

Zulfiya Rahmatdildaevna Kurmanbekova; Karlygash Kurmangalikyzy Sarekenova; Mustafa Oner; Kuanyshbek Turarbekovich Malikov; Saltanat Sagatovna Shokabayeva

Volume 11, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 119-132


  This article defines the linguistic analysis of social network communication in the Kazakh language. Based on the materials of Kazakh-language social network speech, the article defines the linguistic characteristics of social network language. At the same time, language levels (phonetics, vocabulary, ...  Read More

Discursive Strategies in Selected Political Rally Campaigns of 2011 Elections in Southwestern Nigeria

Mohammed Ayodeji Ademilokun

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 120-132

  This paper discussed the discursive strategies in selected political rally campaigns of the 2011 elections in Southwestern Nigeria with a view to revealing the dynamics of political persuasion and mobilization in contemporary natural political communication in Nigeria. The data for the study were obtained ...  Read More

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

Wubalem Yitbarek Abebe

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 133-144

  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

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

Mahir Sarigul

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 2020, , Pages 137-151

  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

Grammatical Absorption and Functioning of Arab and Persian ‎Conjunctions in Old Tatar Language in the 19th Century

Ayrat Faikovich Yusupov; Nurfiya Marsovna Yusupova; Alfina Tagirovna Sibgatullina

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 80-88

  The present study tried to offer a methodology to analyze Arabic language grammatical elements in the Tatar language poetry of the 19th century. It defined adaptation mechanisms of the borrowed grammatical elements within grammatical aspects and presents Arabism absorption peculiarities at the grammatical ...  Read More

Modelling of Teaching Korean as a Second Foreign Language in ‎Higher Education using CLIL (An Example of Educational ‎Program Disciplines)‎

Irina Larionova; Gulnar Kapysheva; Yelena Chzhan; Svetlana Fedossova; Irina Rovnyakova

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 98-113

  The need to address the problem of the sociocultural and national-cultural component in the content is caused by the new goal of teaching a foreign language understood as developing students’ ability of intercultural communication. The problem of creating an image of Korea as a native Korean speaker’s ...  Read More

A Conceptual Home for Reading Stories in Arabic, Chinese, and English: A Schema Analysis

Negmeldin Alsheikh; Maha Al Habbash; Najah Al Mohammedi; Xu Liu; Safa Al Othali; Ghada AI Kilani

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 105-124


  This case study elucidates culture-based narrative texts based on the interpretation of Arabic, Chinese, and English native speakers. A maximum variation technique of purposeful sampling was used to capture the experience of the participants. The study employed a collective case study and adopted schema ...  Read More

The Effect of Culturally-Based Conversations on Developing ‎Speaking Skill among Peruvian Upper-Intermediate EFL ‎Learners

Isabel Menacho-Vargas; Ulises Córdova Garcia; Milagritos Leonor Rodríguez Rojas; Emma Margarita Wong-Fajardo; Miguel A. Saavedra-López

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 109-118

  This empirical research intended to seek the effects of ‎culturally-based conversations on developing speaking skill ‎among Peruvian upper-intermediate EFL students. To reach ‎this purpose, the OQPT was administered to 158 EFL ‎students to gauge their general proficiency in the English ...  Read More