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English language learning
Working Memory Capacity and Semantic-Morphosyntactic Competition: A Comparison of L1 and L2 Sentence Processing

Mohammad Hadi Mahmoodi; Hamidreza Sheykholmoluki

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, , Pages 79-98


  This study explored the competition between semantic and morphosyntactic processing in L1 and L2. In addition, the relationship between working memory capacity (WMC) and L2 semantic-morphosyntactic processing was scrutinized. To this purpose, 73 Persian learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) ...  Read More

Critical Thinking, Writing Strategy Use, L2 Writing Anxiety and L2 Writing Performance: What are the Relations?

Elahe Saedpanah; Mohammad Hadi Mahmoodi

Volume 12, Issue 25 , June 2020, , Pages 239-267


  AbstractThe present study examined relationships among critical thinking, writing strategy use, second/foreign language (L2) writing anxiety, and L2 writing performance of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To this end, 100 homogenized EFL learners (57 female learners and 43 male learners) ...  Read More

The Effect of Teaching Critical Thinking Skills on the Language Learning Strategy Use of EFL Learners across Different EQ Levels

Mohammad Hadi Mahmoodi; Maliheh DehghanNezhad

Volume 7, Issue 16 , December 2015, , Pages 55-84

  The present study was conducted to investigate how EFL learners with distinct levels of emotional intelligence might benefit from Critical Thinking-based instruction and use different language learning strategies. A further concern of this study was to investigate the relationship among critical thinking, ...  Read More

The Interface between Linguistic and Pragmatic Competence: The Case of Disagreement, Scolding, Requests, and Complaints

Mohammad Ahmadi safa; Mohammad Hadi Mahmoodi

Volume 4, Issue 10 , March 2013, , Pages 1-26

   Second language  learners often develop grammatical competence in the absence of concomitant pragmatic competence (Kasper & Roever, 2005) and the exact nature of the relationship between the two competences is still indistinct and in need of inquiries ( Bardovi-Harlig, 1999; Khatib & ...  Read More