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Volume 12 (2020)
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Volume 10 (2018)
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English language learning
L2 Writing and Working Memory: differential effects of task types under different conditions

Rezvan Cheraqi; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 48-65


  Language teachers should be aware of the effect of various task types on L2 writing. The purpose of the present study was twofold: To investigate the effect of various task types, including graphic-writing task, decision-making task, and reasoning task, on L2 writing and to examine the relationship between ...  Read More

English language teaching
Metadiscursive Features in Research Articles: The Role of Stimulated Recall

Rajab Esfandiari; Omid Allaf-Akbary

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, , Pages 245-263


  While metadiscourse has been extensively examined across several genres, contexts of publication, disciplines, and languages over the past two decades, researchers have mainly limited themselves to the qualitative checking of candidate metadiscourse markers for the various functions they serve. In the ...  Read More

English language learning
The Effect of Intensive Planned Focus on Form on the Implicit L2 Knowledge of Iranian EFL Learners (Research Article)

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, , Pages 137-162


  Attention to form in input now seems to have found its way into second language acquisition (SLA), and it is recommended that language learners’ consciousness be raised for language learning to occur and become intake. Input enhancement and output have received considerable attention in recent ...  Read More

Learning L2 Idioms through Visual Mnemonics

Maryam Ahmadi; Abbas Ali Zarei; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 12, Issue 26 , November 2020, , Pages 1-27


  Due to the importance of idioms, many researchers and teachers have long sought to find ways of making idiom teaching and learning more effective. This study compared three visual mnemonic devices (pictures, mental imagery, and movie clips) in terms of their effect on EFL learners’ recognition ...  Read More

A pragmatic Analysis of Personal Metadiscourse and Politeness Principle across Genres: From Relevance to Adaptation

Omid Allaf-Akbary; Rajab Esfandiari; Abbas Ali Zarei

Volume 12, Issue 25 , June 2020, , Pages 1-31


  This study investigated personal metadiscourse units across genres. Based on Ädel’s (2006) taxonomy of the discourse functions of personal metadiscourse and Leech’s (2014) grand strategy of politeness, three spoken genres were compared in terms of the use of personal metadiscourse functions ...  Read More

The effect of the three vocabulary techniques on the Iranian ESP learners’ vocabulary production

Rajab Esfandiari; Maryam Hezari

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, , Pages 93-108

  The present study aimed to examine the effect of three vocabulary techniques (dictionary use, etymological analysis, and glossing) on Iranian ESP learners' vocabulary production. Forty-five university students majoring in architecture at Azad University, Anzali branch, participated in this study. They ...  Read More