Volume 14 (2022)
Volume 13 (2021)
Volume 12 (2020)
Volume 11 (2019)
Volume 10 (2018)
Volume 9 (2017)
Volume 8 (2016)
Volume 7 (2015)
Volume 6 (2014)
Volume 5 (2013)
Volume 4 (2012)
Volume 3 (2011)
Volume 2 (2010)
Volume 1 (2009)

The Use of Lexical Bundles in Native and Non-native Post-graduate Writing: The Case of Applied Linguistics MA Theses

Zahra Amirian; سمیه کتابی; حامد اسحاقی

Volume 5, Issue 11 , November 2013, , Pages 1-29

  Connor et al. (2008) mention “specifying textual requirements of genres” (p.12) as one of the reasons which have motivated researchers in the analysis of writing. Members of each genre should be able to produce and retrieve these textual requirements appropriately to be considered communicatively ...  Read More

Exploring Language Learners’ Cognitive Processes in On-line ESP Courses via Think-aloud Protocol Analysis

Behzad Ghonsooly; Mohammad Ali Shams

Volume 4, Issue 9 , December 2012, , Pages 1-32

  The present study aims to investigate language learners’ cognitive processes in on-line ESP courses. Three modes of inquiry are used: think-aloud protocol analysis, screen capture analysis, and correlation analysis. The theoretical foundations for the evaluation of the cognitive aspect of Ferdowsi ...  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

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

Ideologies in the Imported English Textbooks: EFL learners and Teachers’ Awareness and Attitude*

Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh; Somayeh Baniasad

Volume 2, Issue 217 , October 2010, , Pages 1-17

  imported instructional English textbooks in Iran and the learners’ attitudes towards English. Further, the instructors’ awareness of these ideologies was examined through a questionnaire. To find the ideological values, a content analysis of conversations, texts, and  pictorial prompts ...  Read More

The Relationship between Extraversion/Introversion and the Use of Strategic Competence in Oral Referential Communication

Musa Ahmadian; HamidReza Yadgari

Volume 2, Issue 222 , December 2010, , Pages 1-27

      This study investigates the relationship between extraversion/introversion personality dimension and the use of strategic competence (SC) in oral referential communication by Iranian EFL learners. Referential communication refers to a kind of guided communication in which the referents ...  Read More

Projecting Cultural Identity through Metadiscourse Marking; A Comparison of Persian and English Research Articles

Reza Abdi

Volume 1, Issue 212 , December 2008, , Pages 1-15

  Writing projects are socially-situated identities. The rhetorically-loaded aspects of writing, like metadiscourse marking, are more prone to carry such identities. Through analyzing metadiscourse strategies employment in Persian and English (as the lingua franca of academic discourse community) research ...  Read More

The Effect of Mnemonic Key Word Method on Vocabulary Learning and Long Term Retention

Mohammad Ahmadi safa; Raouf Hamzavi

Volume 5, Issue 12 , December 2013, , Pages 1-15

  Most of the studies on the key word method of second/foreign language vocabulary learning have been based on the evidence from laboratory experiments and have primarily involved the use of English key words to learn the vocabularies of other languages. Furthermore, comparatively quite limited number ...  Read More

The Effect of Transcribing on Beginning Learners’ Phonemic Perception

Mohammad Afsharrad; Aram Reza Sadeghi Benis

Volume 6, Issue 13 , September 2014, , Pages 1-14

  A large number of studies dealing with phonology have focused their attention on phonological production at the expense of phonological perception which provides the foundation stone for phonological production. This study focuses on phonological perception at phonemic level. The purpose of the study ...  Read More

The Role of L2 Private Speech in Cognitive Regulation of Adult Foreign Language Learners

Mohamad Reza Anani Sarab; Yahya Gordani

Volume 6, Issue 14 , December 2014, , Pages 1-18

  The present study investigated the use of L2 private speech by English foreign language (EFL) learners in regulating their mental activities. Thirty intermediate adult EFL learners took a test of solving challenging English riddles while their voices were being recorded. Following, instances of the produced ...  Read More

Multimedia Annotation: Comparability of Gloss Modalities and their Implications for Reading Comprehension

Hamed Babaie Shalmani; Seyyed Ayatollah Razmjoo

Volume 7, Issue 15 , May 2015, , Pages 1-41

  This study compared the effects of two annotation modalities on the reading comprehension of Iranian intermediate level EFL learners. The two experimental groups under study received treatment on 10 academic L2 reading passages under one of two conditions: One group received treatment on key words in ...  Read More

Pedagogical Efficacy of Planned vs. Unplanned Focus on Form Instruction in Scaffolding Transitional Devices Used by Iranian EFL Learners in Writing Paragraphs

Azizollah Dabaghi; Elahe Ghorbanchian; Zahra Amirian

Volume 7, Issue 16 , December 2015, , Pages 1-14

  Indubitably, the efficacy of metalinguistic awareness in improving EFL learners’ grammatical knowledge and writing quality has long been an area of great interest in applied linguistics Brown (2001). Accordingly, the main objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of planned and ...  Read More

The Influence of Collaboration on Individual Writing Quality: The Case of Iranian vs. Malaysian College Students

Parviz Ajideh; Gerhard Leitner; Seyed Yasin Yazdi-Amirkhiz

Volume 8, Issue 17 , July 2016, , Pages 1-24

  This study purported to comparatively investigate the influence of collaborative writing on the quality of individual writing of four female Iranian and four female Malaysian students. The first semester students at a private university in Malaysia, who were comparable in terms of age, gender, study ...  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

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

Teacher Wait-Time and Learner Initiation: A Single Case Analysis

Mohammad Alavi; Bagher Yaghoubi; Mostafa Pourhaji

Volume 8, Issue 18 , December 2016, , Pages 1-18

  The prevailing pattern of classroom interaction is a tripartite exchange structure known as IRF (teacher initiation, student response, teacher follow-up/feedback; Sinclair & Coulthard, 1975). Although it has its own contributions to classroom discourse, it has been criticized on several grounds, ...  Read More

Affordances and limitations of technology: Voices from EFL teachers and learners

Mohammad Amiryousefi

Volume 9, Issue 19 , June 2017, , Pages 1-24

  With the developments of new technologies appearing very quickly, the attention has been focused more on technology than learning. English centers and institutes have mostly been busy accommodating new programs and technologies and hence have not spent enough time to evaluate the CALL programs and technologies ...  Read More

Language Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Different Types of Writing Paragraph: Do the Raters Notice Such Effect

sahar zahed alavi; Alireza Ahmadi

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, , Pages 1-24

  The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of two types of paragraph on EFL learners’ written production. It addressed the issue of how three aspects of language production (i.e. complexity, accuracy, and fluency) vary among two types of paragraphs (i.e. paragraphs of chronology ...  Read More