Volume 14 (2022)
Volume 13 (2021)
Volume 12 (2020)
Volume 11 (2019)
Volume 10 (2018)
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Volume 8 (2016)
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Manifestations of Key-Word Terms in ELT Research Publications: Are We Not Tuned to Genuine, Art-based Qualitative Lines of Inquiry Yet?

marjan vosughi; Zohreh Nafissi

Volume 12, Issue 26 , November 2020, , Pages 263-302


  Stated key words after the abstract section in research articles are among those lines of inquiry which have received less attention in Applied Linguists (AL) studies. In this paper, the researcher explored the distribution of stated key terms and expressions as used by 73 researchers in AL domains in ...  Read More

The political aspects of positivist ELT research articles

reza khani; Mahmood Samaie; Ali Khadivar

Volume 11, Issue 24 , December 2019, , Pages 155-176

  Despite appealing notion of research based language teaching, we argue that scientific way of conducting research on English language teaching (ELT) is problematic since it ignores language learners’ subjectivity, instructors’ professionalism, practitioners’ culture and learning particularity. ...  Read More

Interactional Metadiscourse in the Writings of Novice vs. Established Members of Academic Communities

Hooshang Khoshsima; Amrollah Talati-Baghsiahi; Esmail Zare-Behtash; Mehdi Safaie-Qalati

Volume 10, Issue 22 , December 2018, , Pages 63-86

  Novice academic writers, particularly Iranian graduate students (IGSs), upon entering an academic community, are hypothesized to face probable difficulties in practicing rhetorical expectations set by the experienced (EXP) members, hence, not being able to write in a way acceptable to these professionals. ...  Read More

Avoiding Prolixity in Academic Prose; the Use of Quantity Metadiscourse in Research Articles

Reza Abdi

Volume 3, Issue 7 , December 2011, , Pages 1-17

  As part of a wider attempt to bestow the spirit of scholarly prose upon the research articles’ rhetorical structure, academic writers invariably take advantage of quantity metadiscourse markers to avoid prolixity and live up to the implicit and explicit maxims of quantity category as suggested ...  Read More

Textual Metadiscourse Resources in Research Articles*

Farahman farrokhi; Somayeh Ashrafi

Volume 1, Issue 212 , December 2008, , Pages 39-75

  This study was motivated by three factors, which also contribute to its significance for today’s academic writing. First, research articles are the significant means of communication between the writers all over the world. Second, persuasion and organization are crucial notions in academic writing ...  Read More