Volume 12 (2024)
Volume 11 (2023)
Volume 10 (2022)
Volume 9 (2021)
Volume 8 (2020)
Volume 7 (2019)
Volume 6 (2018)
Volume 5 (2017)
Volume 4 (2016)
Volume 3 (2015)
Volume 2 (2014)
Volume 1 (2013)

How Neoliberal is the Philosophy of Education in Oman? A Corpus-Based Analysis

Iryna Lenchuk; Amer M. Th. Ahmed; Mohammed Al-Alawi

Volume 11, 2 (Themed Issue on Language, Discourse, and Society) , July 2023, , Pages 1-11

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2023.1995932.2968

Abstract
  Neoliberal ideas on education are reflected in the discourses of educational philosophies worldwide. This article attempts to analyze the corpus of the Philosophy of Education in the Sultanate of Oman to find out the extent to which the document is influenced by the neoliberal agenda on education. This ...  Read More

Enhancing General and Language Aptitude Tests by Incorporating Cultural and Emo-Sensory Constructs

Reza Pishghadam; Taqi Al Abdwani; Haniyeh Jajarmi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, , Pages 1-12

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2023.704891

Abstract
  Aptitude testing is a valuable tool for assessing individuals’ potential and predicting their performance in various settings. However, current tests may not fully capture individuals’ range of abilities and tend to focus on specific cognitive constructs, ignoring non-cognitive ones. To address ...  Read More

Reflections on Social Dimensions, Symbolic Politics, and Educational Values: A Case of Javanese Poetry

Suprapto Suprapto; Sahid Teguh Widodo; Sarwiji Suwandi; Nugraheni Eko Wardani; Farida Hanun; Mukodi Mukodi; Laily Nurlina; Onok Yayang Pamungkas

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2024, , Pages 15-26

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2023.2006953.3095

Abstract
  Investigations on kidungan, a form of traditional Javanese poetry, have been gaining momentum. However, there is a lack of comprehensive reports exploring the value of Javanese cultural wisdom in relation to social dimensions, symbolic politics, and educational values as reflected in kidungan. This study ...  Read More

Linguoculturemes Yarashu and Nikakh in the Tatar Linguistic ‎World Image

Fanuza Haydarovna Gabdrakhmanova; Gulnara Fandasovna Zamaletdinova; Radif Rifkatovich Zamaletdinov

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 10-18

Abstract
  This article presents a linguistic and cultural analysis of the linguoculturemes ярәшү/yarashu (the promise of marriage, betrothal, engagement, betrothment) and никах/nikakh (marriage, wedding, conjugal unity, Muslim religious marriage ceremony) in the Tatar linguistic worldimage. These linguistic ...  Read More

Modern Germanic Languages: The Place of English in the ‎Germanic Language Group

Mariia Akchurina; Irina Balashova; Svetlana Levicheva; Tatiana Tsoy

Volume 9, 2 (Themed Issue on Modern Realities of National Languages of CIS Countries) , August 2021, , Pages 10-18

Abstract
  The similarity between the languages is explained by their origin from the same proto-language. The aim of this study was to analyze the existing linguistics approaches to the classification of Germanic languages, in particular, varieties of the English language, using the genealogical approach that ...  Read More

Conceptualizing Sensory Relativism in Light of Emotioncy: A Movement beyond Linguistic Relativism

Reza Pishghadam; Haniyeh Jajarmi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , September 2016, , Pages 11-21

Abstract
  Given the significance of relativism in molding our worldview and uncovering the nature of truth, this study using the newly-developed concept of emotioncy, attempted to introduce sensory relativism as a new perspective based on which senses can relativize our understanding of the world. To espouse the ...  Read More

Construction and Validation of an Identity Scale for English Language Learners

Zia Tajeddin; Mahmoud Fereydoonfar

Volume 10, 2 (Themed Issue on the Socio-Psychology of Language) , July 2022, , Pages 12-26

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.545507.2506

Abstract
  Although the language pedagogies of private institutes are sharply different from those of the public curriculum, scant research has been done on the identity formation of English language learners in these institutes. To fill this niche, first, a literature-driven identity scale was developed, which ...  Read More

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Lockdown on Female University Employees: A Sociolinguistic Case Study

Reema Salah; Nancy Al-Doghmi

Volume 11, 2 (Themed Issue on Language, Discourse, and Society) , July 2023, , Pages 12-27

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2023.1999603.2995

Abstract
  The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures have had a profound impact on individuals and societies worldwide. In Jordan, the government implemented a national lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which significantly affected the lifestyle of Jordanians. This study aimed to assess the ...  Read More

Translation Studies: Pre-Discipline, Discipline, Interdiscipline, and Post-Discipline

Edwin Gentzler

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society and Culture) , September 2014, , Pages 13-24

Abstract
  In the West, Translation Studies as a discipline has a very short but lively history. Founded in the early 1970s in the Low Countries—Holland and Belgium—translation studies is a fairly new field. Yet, today some theorists suggest that the discipline is too limited to translated texts and ...  Read More

Tracing the History of the Detective Genre in a Literature: A Qualitative Study Based on Interviews with Literary Critics

Ainagul Zhunussova; Shynar Kenesbayeva; Gulnaz Tulekova; Nariman Nurpeissov; Rakhymzhan Turysbek

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, , Pages 13-22

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2023.1999960.2998

Abstract
  The article is devoted to the study of the history of the Kazakh detective genre. Indeed, there are a lot of controversial statements when it comes to the genre. In Kazakh literature, in-depth and detailed studies of the detective genre have not yet been carried out, so the problems associated with this ...  Read More

The Structural Interplay between Critical Cultural Awareness, Institutional Identity, Self-Efficacy, Reflective Teaching and Job Performance of EFL Teachers

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Mahsa Moradifar

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 14-29

Abstract
  The present study explored the relational patterns of critical cultural awareness, institutional identity, self-efficacy, reflective teaching, and job performance of Iranian EFL teachers. To this end, 300 Iranian EFL teachers from different private language institutes were selected based on convenience ...  Read More

The Representation of Iran’s Nuclear Program in British Newspaper Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analytic Perspective

Mahmood Reza Atai; Mohammad Amin Mozaheb

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 15-33

Abstract
  In this study, Van Dijk’s (1998) model of CDA was utilized in order to examine the representation of Iran’s nuclear program in editorials published by British news casting companies. The analysis of the editorials was carried out at two levels of headlines and full text stories with regard ...  Read More

“It’s Practically a Must”: Neoliberal Reasons for Foreign Language Learning

Johanna Ennser-Kananen; Christian Fallas Escobar; Martha Bigelow

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2017, , Pages 15-28

Abstract
  This qualitative study analyzes the reasons of college students for learning English as a foreign language (EFL) in Costa Rica and the reasons of high school students for learning German as a foreign language (GFL) in the US. It asks to what extent the learners’ reasons align with or deviate from ...  Read More

Emo-Sensory Expression at the Crossroads of Emotion, Sense, and Language: A Case of Color-Emotion Associations

Reza Pishghadam; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2017, , Pages 15-25

Abstract
  Delving into the close relationship between sense and emotion mingled with language can be of utmost importance in studies related to management of emotions. In this regard, the current study qualitatively attempted to examine to what extent sense-induced emotions can be recognized, labelled, and managed ...  Read More

Unveiling the Passive Aspect of Motivation: Insights from English Language Teachers’ Habitus

Reza Pishghadam; Hossein Makiabadi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh; Shiva Zeynali

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , September 2019, , Pages 15-26

Abstract
  Digging into the history of motivation research, we deduced that, the investigations have targeted individuals’ performance as the overt indication of this invisible drive. Yet, it is hypothesized that there exists a variation of motivation which does not lead to a certain action and is only confined ...  Read More

Comparing Native and Non-Native English Teachers’ Pedagogical ‎Knowledge in an English as an International Language Context

Masoomeh Estaji; Zahra Jahanshiri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 15-29

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2021.520938.2058

Abstract
  This study examined the inner, outer, and expanding circle native as well as non-native English teachers’ Pedagogical Knowledge (PK) in an English as an International Language context. The data were collected from 14 native English teachers from the inner circle and 50 non-native teachers from ...  Read More

Changes and Challenges of Literacy Practices: A Case of a Village in Iran

Brian Street; Reza Pishghadam; Shiva Zeinali

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 16-27

Abstract
  Granted that literacy is a social practice involving different values, attitudes, feelings, and social relationships, this study attempts to examine literacy practices and the potential changes made through a history of forty years. The study was conducted in the village of Cheshmeh, near Mashhad, Iran, ...  Read More

Language Education Policy in Developing Nations from Colonization to Postcolonialism

Amanda Dascomb

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 16-26

Abstract
  The purpose of this article is to evaluate the role that colonization played in language education policy and illustrate the need for first language instruction. Using postcolonial scholar Franz Fanon, the reasons for and consequences of using a second language medium of instruction in postcolonial nations ...  Read More

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

Jose Fernandez

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 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

Sapioemotionality as a New Attribute in Socio-Cultural Studies

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Mir Abdullah Miri; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 16-27

Abstract
  Given the significance of people’s attitudes in shaping the dominant culture of a society, this study intends to see how people react or are emotionally aroused when they see an intelligent person (i.e., sapioemotionality), and then examine the underlying cultulinguistic reasons for different degrees ...  Read More

The Impact of Emerging Data Sources and Social Media on Decision Making: A Culturally Responsive Framework

Haitham Y. Adarbah; Ali Al Badi; Jawad Golzar

Volume 11, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 16-29

https://doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.555909.2666

Abstract
  Emerging data sources are gaining popularity because of their accessibility, pervasiveness, and enormous potential. Blogs, images, Twitter, Foursquare (location sharing), and Flickr (photography) are significant sources of information regarding human activities. There are several elements that influence ...  Read More

Patient-Provider Interaction: A Communication Accommodation Theory Perspective

Sina Farzadnia; Howard Giles

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 17-34

Abstract
  This paper critically reviews studies that have interpretively invoked communication accommodation theory (CAT) for the study of patient-provider interaction. CAT’s sociolinguistic strategies—approximation, interpretability, interpersonal control, discourse management, and emotional expression—are ...  Read More

Cultuling Analysis: A New Methodology for Discovering Cultural Memes

Reza Pishghadam; Shima Ebrahimi; Ali Derakhshan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 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

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

Huong Nguyen; Gavin Austin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 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

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 , September 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