Volume 15 (2023)
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; Somayeh Ketabi; Hamed Eshaghi

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 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

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

Pedagogical Efficacy of Planned v.s unplanned focus on form Instruction in Scaffolding transitional Devices used by Iranian EFL Learners in writing Paragraphs

Azizzolah Dabaghi; Elaheh 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 ...  Read More

Is There a Place for Post-method Pedagogy in the Educational Context of Iran: Voices of EFL Teachers

Farzaneh Amiri; Rahman Sahragard

Volume 10, Issue 22 , December 2018, , Pages 1-25

  In an attempt to liberate teachers from deficiencies of the conventional methods, Kumaravadivelu (1994) proposed the concept of “post method condition” to overcome the challenges caused by the very nature of methods. The literature regarding post-method pedagogy has indicated that most of ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of Writing Assessment Using Activity Theory-Based Assessment Model (ATBAM) and a Traditional Approach

Mohammad Alavi; Shiva Kaivanpanah; Fatemeh Danesh

Volume 11, Issue 23 , June 2019, , Pages 1-25

  Assessment of writing skill is generally believed to be judged by a rater subjectively and qualitatively or by using analytic scoring rubrics which can potentially result in somehow not very reliable assessment. It seems that an evaluation of writing based on a model can result in a valid and reliable ...  Read More

The Effect of Collaborative Dialogue on EFL Learners’ Noticing of Pragmatic Forms

Azadeh Alizadeh Tabaghi; Baqer Yaqubi; Shirin Abadikhah

Volume 11, Issue 24 , December 2019, , Pages 1-28

  Interlanguage pragmatics has attracted considerable attention in recent years. One strand of interlanguage pragmatics research includes studies comparing the effectiveness of implicit versus explicit teaching on the development of pragmatics. Many studies, although inconclusively, have shown the superior ...  Read More

Constructing and Validating a Q-Matrix for Cognitive Diagnostic Analysis of a Reading Comprehension Test Battery

Mohammad Alavi; Fatemeh Ranjbaran

Volume 10, Issue 21 , June 2018, , Pages 1-31

  Of paramount importance in the study of cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) is the absence of tests developed for small-scale diagnostic purposes. Currently, much of the research carried out has been mainly on large-scale tests, e.g., TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS, etc. Even so, formative language assessment ...  Read More

A Critical Functional Approach to Educational Discourses of Students and Professors over the Internet Context

Saman Ebadi; Shokoofeh - Vakili Latif

Volume 7, Issue 16 , December 2015, , Pages 15-36

  This paper investigated the ways Iranian B.A and M.A students of English language and their professors represent themselves linguistically in their e-mails in general, and the ways they construct and negotiate power with regard to social and cultural norms in particular. It examined 84 e-mail messages ...  Read More

An Exploration of Teachers' Beliefs about the Role of Grammar in Iranian High Schools and Private Language Institutes

sasan baleghizadeh; Sepideh Farshchi

Volume 1, Issue 212 , December 2008, , Pages 17-38

  This study was an attempt to explore the beliefs of Iranian EFL teachers about the role of grammar in English language teaching in both state schools and private language institutes. Data were collected through a questionnaire developed by Burgess and Etherington (2002), which consisted of 11 main subscales ...  Read More