Volume 9 (2021)
Volume 8 (2020)
Volume 7 (2019)
Volume 6 (2018)
Volume 5 (2017)
Volume 4 (2016)
Volume 3 (2015)
Volume 2 (2014)
Volume 1 (2013)

JALDA's Statistics up to the Present

Number of Volumes 10
Number of Issues 19
Number of Articles 216
Number of Contributors 292
Article View 153,140
PDF Download 128,073
View Per Article 708.98
PDF Download Per Article 592.93
Number of Submissions 454
Rejected Submissions 228
Accepted Submissions 157
Acceptance Rate 35
Accept Date (Days) 101
Number of Indexing Databases 17
Number of Reviewers 92


JALDA Is officially recognized as a Scientific Grade A Journal by Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and Indexed in the Islamic World Science Citation Center's (ISC) main list


 Submissions to JALDA are required to be prepared according to the 7th Edition of APA's Publication Manual.

To access JALDA's Concise Guide on APA's 7th ed. Manual and other submission guidelines go to Guide for Authors Page or click  here  


Call for Papers on Special Issue

Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Studies:

Intertheory Dialogues and (In-)commensurabilities

Guest Editors:

Saeed Karimi-Aghdam, Associate Professor of English Language and Didactics, Faculty of Education and Arts, Nord University, Norway

Rémi Adam van Compernolle, Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition and French and Francophone Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Submissions to JALDA's special issue will go through two-stage evaluation process:

1. Abstracts are submitted to Google forms accessible HERE. Deadline: March 15, 2022

2. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit the full-paper through JALDA's submission system accessible HERE. Deadline August 15, 2022

For details of topics and guidelines click HERE


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JALDA's Interview with Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele

Jean-Marc Dewaele; Davoud Amini

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 3-12


  Jean-Marc Dewaele (Ph.D. in Romance languages and literature, Free University of Brussels, 1993) is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics, Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Is Iranian EFL Teachers’ Professional Competence Significantly Correlated with Their Job Performance? If Yes, How Much and How?

Afsheen Rezai; Zeinab Azizi; Ehsan Namaziandost

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 13-34


  The present study sought out to examine the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers’ professional competence and job performance quantitatively and qualitatively. To this end, a total of 330 EFL teachers, including males (n = 185) and females (n = 145) for the quantitative part, as well as a ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Development and Validation of KOLB 4.0 Learning Style Questionnaire

Shokouh Rashvand Semiyari; Mahnaz Azad

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 35-55


  A great deal of individual difference with reference to learners’ beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors can be explained in terms of the learning style the individuals adopt during the learning process. These learning styles have been labeled initiating, experiencing, creating / imagining, reflecting, ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Enhancing English Vocabulary Retention Among Iranian Trainee Teachers Through Literature-Based Interactive Input-Output Tasks

Sara Salehpour; Biook Behnam; Zohreh Seifoori

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 57-78


  To surmount the obstacles a deficient productive vocabulary retrieval places in the way of EFL teachers, the current study sought to ascertain whether or not involving trainee teachers in interactive input-output activities enhance their vocabulary retention. To this end, a convenience sample including ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
A Survey of EFL Teachers’ Research Engagement

Mehdi Mehranirad; Foad Behzadpoor

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 79-98


  The field of language teaching has recently witnessed a resurgent wave of interest in the value of educational research and its impact on teachers’ practice. Consequently, various strands of inquiry have commenced to investigate the relationship between research and practice. Within these discussions, ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
“We examine the relationship …”: Grammatical Subject in Research Article Abstracts: Disciplinary and Functional Analysis

Seyed Foad Ebrahimi; Maryam Farnia

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 99-118


  Research article abstract acts as an important device to manage information and to let the reader decide whether it is merit to continue reading the research article. In this paper, we intend to investigate the frequencies and discourse functions of types of grammatical subject (unmarked theme) used ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
A Corpus-Based Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Objectivity Manifestations in Academic Texts

Mohammad Saber Khaghaninejad; Maryam Azarian; Fatemeh Javanmardi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 119-140


  This study aimed at investigating the manifestations of objectivity in American academic texts across different disciplines and various time spans. To achieve this, the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) was surveyed in terms of the frequency of occurrence of the four identified linguistic ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
A Thematic Analysis of Anthems of Ghana’s Public Universities: A Case of Six

Cosmas Rai Amenorvi; Richard Baffour Okyere

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 141-154


  This study investigates the major themes that permeate the anthems of the three oldest and the three youngest public universities in Ghana and how the themes are conveyed linguistically and literarily. The University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, and University of Education, Winneba are purposively ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
Ethical Conversation with the Other in Conrad Aiken’s “Silent Snow, Secret Snow”: A Levinasian Reading

Mohammadreza Touzideh; Farshid Nowrouzi Roshnavand

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 155-167


  The ethical relation with the Other becomes of great significance in the postmodern ethos which considers the decentralization of subjectivity as one of its main philosophical and literary objectives. Emmanuel Levinas was one of the first philosophers who redefined the notion of ethics as a critical ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
The Spiritual Shelley: A Study of the Ideological Sublime in Percy B. Shelley's "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty"

Masoud Farahmandfar; Ghiasuddin Alizadeh

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 169-180


  Shelley’s “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” has suffered a critical overlook compared with the immense bulk of studies dedicated to his poetical and philosophical works. The reason behind the poem’s resistance to understanding is that it stands in stark contrast to Shelley’s ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
The Ambrose of Lost in the Funhouse: A Confluence of Quantum Mechanics, Dasein, and Baroque

Ali Emamipour; Farideh Pourgiv

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 181-199


  It has been quite a while since research in different disciplines has become widely cross-fertilized. The cultural matrix of our era has made it possible for ideas and metaphors to move across disciplines. John Barth has been one of the most-celebrated cross-disciplinary fiction writers, who has been ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
Thirst for Knowledge in Patricia Cornwell’s Postmortem

Mehri Nour Mohamad Nezhad Baghayi; Abolfazl Ramazani; Sara Saei Dibavar

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 201-217


  “I CAN’T HELP READING!” is the common comment uttered by Detective Fiction readers who lose control over themselves as they begin reading a crime novel. The genre is a crystal clear formulaic structure which abounds with repetition: following a crime, an investigation is initiated by ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
Hybridity, Mimicry, and the Uncanny: Postcolonial Character in Bharati Mukherjee’s The Bride Tree

Masoumeh Baei; Behzad Pourgharib; Abdolbaghi Rezaei Talarposhti

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 219-234


  The endeavor to establish reconciliation between the opposing demands of two cultural communities lies at the heart of some literary works associated with postcolonial literature. This theme, which is also central to the novels of Bharati Mukherjee, especially The Tree Bride, forms the plot of the novel ...  Read More

Book Review
Book Review: "Exploring Language Assessment and Testing: Language in Action (2nd edition)"

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 235-239


  Exploring language assessment and testing: Language in action is an updated version of its 2014 predecessor. Although this second edition remains intact in its structure and organisation, it is a welcome and timely addition to the field of language assessment, because thematically it reflects the most ...  Read More

4. Dynamics between Applied Studies on Language and Literature
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 , May 2021, , Pages 243-259


  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

3. Applied Literature
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 , May 2021, , Pages 227-241


  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

1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Introvert and Extrovert EFL Learners’ Willingness to Communicate and Ambiguity Tolerance

Mohammad Ahmadi Safa; Roya Zamani Jamshidi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 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)
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 , September 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

3. Applied Literature
Kitchen Sink Drama and Naturalism: Trends of Post-War English Theatre

Nazila Heidarzadegan; Zeynep Kurt Yildiz

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 139-149


  The present paper studies Kitchen Sink Drama and Naturalism to investigate how a cultural movement through which artists like Arnold Wesker, John Osborne, and Shelagh Delaney express their disillusionment during the post-war period representing the reality of their lives via theatre. The period of 1956–1965 ...  Read More

Call for Papers

JALDA is publishing articles in:
Applied Linguistics
Applied Literature
Applied Studies on Dynamics between language and literature

A Sample JALDA Article Using Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Behin, B. (2019).What is Applied Literature?. Journal of Applied Literature and Applied Linguistics: Dynamics and Advances,7(1), 21-33. https://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2019.26629.1138

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