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1. Editorial, Volume 9, Issue 1

Bahram Behin

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 1-3


  In this editorial, the segregationalist view of academic disciplines is criticized and the transdisciplinary nature of studies in language education is highlighted. No doubt knowledge of teaching methods, such as those invented according to the expertise in the 70s and 80s, for instance, can be regarded ...  Read More

2. JALDA's Interview with Professor Massoud Rahimpour

Massoud Rahimpour; Davoud Amini

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 5-9


  Massoud Rahimpour is Professor Emeritus of Tabriz University. Professor Rahimpour has done his B.A. in English Language and Literature at Tabriz University in 1975, M.A. in TESOL at Oklahoma City University, U.S.A. in 1978, and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition/Teaching at The ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
3. Comparative Effects of Teacher-Directed and Collaborative Reading on EFL Learners’ Receptive Skills

Ensiye Niknahad; Zohre Mohamadi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 11-32


  This study used a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental designto find out the effect of teacher-directed and collaborative reading on Iranian EFL learners' receptive skills.To start, 40 EFL intermediate female students within the age range of 15-17 were selected out of an initial 53 students, based on ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
4. Awareness and Incorporation of Digital Citizenship by the Iranian EFL Learners and Teachers

Khadijeh K Karimi Alavijeh; Atefeh Abdollahi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  The present research is a netnographicinquiry conducted in the context of a social networking platform to explore how the rules and norms of digital citizenship are being understood and implemented among Iranian EFL learners and teachers, and how this can be improved. For this purpose, eight academic ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
5. The Impact of Group Dynamic Assessment (GDA) vs. Computerised Dynamic Assessment (C-DA) on Iranian EFL Learners’ Pragmatic Comprehension

Ali Malmir; Parisa Mazloom

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  Most foreign language (L2) learners suffer from dire deficiencies in their pragmatic comprehension partly due to the less explicit instruction they receive and the complexities and multi-layeredness inherent in L2 pragmatic comprehension. Accordingly, this study sought to scrutinize the effect of two ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
6. Rater-Mediated Assessment of Iranian Undergraduate Students’College Essays: Many-Facet Rasch Modelling

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  In rater-mediated assessments, the ratings awarded to language learners’ written, or spoken, performances do not necessarily reflect their language abilities because a number of other construct-irrelevant factors may affect the knowledge they demonstrate. Rater subjectivity and rating scales are ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
7. How Shifting from Teaching Arabic or Persian to English Prompt the Professional Identity? A Thematic Study

Farzad Rostami; Mohammad Hossein Yousefi; Davoud Amini

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  There have been some researches on the way teacher identities are (re)constructed; however, the study which investigatesthe improvement of the identity through the shift in language teaching has not been conducted. Thus the present qualitative study set out to investigate Iranian EFL teachers’ ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
8. Conceptual Metaphors of Ayrılıq (Separation) in Azerbaijani Turkish Poetry

Mostafa Shahiditabar; Hossein Pourghasemian

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  This study aims to consider conceptual metaphors of “separation” in Azerbaijani Turkish poetry in an attempt to uncover the interactions of metaphorical expressions, culture, environment, and embodiment. The corpus of the study contains Azerbaijani Turkish poems of Shahriar (1906-1988) as ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
9. The Negotiation of Entropies in Thomas Pynchon’s V

Mehdi Azari Samani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  This paper analyses Thomas Pynchon’s V. (1961) in light of two contradictory scientific perspectives and argues that Pynchon uses complex science-based formulations on different semantic levels to give shape to a seemingly shapeless world of uncertainty. V. is considered by many critics a historiographic ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
10. Café as a Dual Space in Marguerite Duras's Moderato Cantabile

Sanaz Saei Dibavar; Sara Saei Dibavar

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  This article examines the dual role of the café in instigation, development, and termination of the public display of transgressive desire in Margaret Duras’s (1958) Moderato Cantabile. To approach Duras’s narrative this way, we draw on Michel Foucault’s (1977) theories concerning ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
11. The Survey of “Mocking Bird” in To Kill a Mocking Bird from Reader Response Criticism Framework

Saeid Rahimipour; Mohammad Reza Khodadust

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  Literary works have been interpreted differently depending on the interpreter’s mindset and outlook. This study has launched an attempt to interpret the representation of the “Mocking Bird” in To Kill a Mocking Bird. Initially, a total number of 30 English majors studying at Farhangian ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
12. Paul Auster’s Moon Palace: An Existential Reconsideration

Amin Khanbazian; Hossein Sabouri

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  As one of the outstanding works written in the late twentieth century, Paul Auster’sMoon Palace is the extension of the prominent discussion existing in his works,which concerns the issue of identity formation and the characters’ involvement in the expedition toward self-acknowledgment. Looking ...  Read More

Interview 3. Applied Literature
13. A Research on Language and Gender in Shabhaye Tehran (Nights of Tehran) and Azadarane Bayal (Mourners of Bayal) Novels Based on Lakoff's Theory

Shirzad Tayefi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  Many experts believe that there are differences between female and male language (speech) and writing. In this article female and male language (speech) in novels, Shabhaye Tehran (Nights of Tehran) written by GhazalehAlizadeh and AzadaraneBayal (Mourners of Bayal) written by Gholam Hossein Saedi, have ...  Read More

Research Articles 4. Dynamics between Applied Studies on Language and Literature
14. Procrastination in Language Learning Process: A Constructive Strategy or Merely a Destructive Time Loss?

Saber Khooei-Oskooei; Saeideh Ahangari; Zohreh Seifoori

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  Many individuals fail to perform the responsibilities devolved to them within the expected time or at least do them near the deadline. The so-called procrastination in accomplishment of academic tasks has often been considered a frustrating phenomenon which commonly results in undesirable outcomes. However, ...  Read More

Book Review
15. Book Review: "Who’s Afraid of Multilingual Education?: Conversations with Tove SkutnabbKangas, Jim Cummins, Ajit Mohanty and Stephen Bahry about the Iranian Context and Beyond"

Hossein Davari; Saeed Nourzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021


  In recent decades, much has been written about multilingual education (MLE) in educational research communities as well as in social, cultural, and political arenas in many parts of the world. However, browsing the topic singles out Iran as an exception as little attention from both local and international ...  Read More

4. Dynamics between Applied Studies on Language and Literature
1. Book Review: "Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom"

Mostafa Hosseini Anhari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 247-249


  Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroomconsists of nineteenchapters. The chapters of the book have been arranged into two parts: Part I, current issues and suggestions for new approaches (Chapters 1-6) and Part II, empirical and case studies (Chapters 7-19). The book takes multiple approaches ...  Read More

2. The Effect of Read-Aloud Method on Iranian EFL Learners' Reading Comprehension

Dr. Ali Mohammad Fazilatfar; Hossein Kargar Behbahani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 81-100


  One of the most important language skills affecting students' success in academic settings is reading comprehension and the ability to read fluently in a second language. Japanese EFL learners' less than satisfactory performance in standard English tests led Shinozuka, Mizusawa, and Shibata (2014) to ...  Read More

3. Introvert and Extrovert EFL Learners’ Willingness to Communicate and Ambiguity Tolerance

Mohammad Ahmadi Safa; Roya Zamani Jamshidi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 27-41


  Abstract The researchers have been interested to explore the impact of personality traits on second or foreign language learning. The current study is an attempt to investigate whether there exists a statistically significant relationship between introvert and extrovert EFL learners’ willingness ...  Read More

1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
4. A Study of the Effect of Extensive and Intensive Listening on the Tense Use among EFL Learners in Iran

Sahar Ahmadpour; Hassan Asadollahfam

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 141-161


  The present study investigated the effect of extensive and intensive listening on the accuracy of tense use among EFL learners in Iran. It was based on pre-test post-test with intact classes. According to the purpose of the study, a sample (n = 60) of homogeneous participants were selected. From among ...  Read More

5. The Effect of Explicit and Implicit Corrective Feedback on the Narrative Writing of Advanced Iranian EFL Learners

Dr. Jafar Afshinfar; Awat Shokouhifar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 15-41


  This study seeks to investigate the effect of explicit and implicit corrective feedback on the narrative writing of advanced Iranian EFL learners. In so doing, the study was conducted with 76 advanced EFL learners from 3 intact classes at an English language teaching institute in Iran. The sample was ...  Read More

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