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. Editorial, Volume 8, Issue 1

Bahram Behin

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-2


  A new vocabulary item has been added to English dictionaries: Covid-19. For linguists, the addition of a meaningful linguistic element to any language should change the whole language as, for T. S. Eliot, a new poem changes the whole literature of a nation. But let us see how seriously the addition of ...  Read More

3. Editorial, Volume 7, Issue 2

Bahram Behin

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-3


  According to Patrick Colm Hogan, in the US academic context, few people in literary theory or comparative literature have much familiarity with non-Western literary theories, and fewer still have research expertise in the field. While working on a project in non-Western literary theory, he was surprised ...  Read More

4. JALDA's Interview with Professor Nigel Love

Bahram Behin; Nigel Lowther Love

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 4-5


  Nigel Lowther Love is associate professor of linguistics at University of Cape Town. He was born in 1950 in the U.K. He received his B.A. (1973), M.A. (1976) and D. Phil. (1976) from Oxford University. His Ph.D. thesis title was: The generative phonological analysis of non-vocalic alternations in Modern ...  Read More

5. Editorial Volume 7, Issue 1

Bahram Behin

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-2


  JALDA, therefore, would like to show inclination towards the view that the reality of the world is not a fixed entity standing out there to be measured by our pre-fabricated ‘scientific’ instruments. In line with Haghshenas’ argumentation, not only can theories and instruments shrink ...  Read More

6. JALDA's Interview with Dr. Farshid Sadatsharifi

Farshid Sadatsharifi; Bahram Behin

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 3-6


  Farshid Sadatsharifi has been visiting scholar at the Institute of Islamic Studies in McGill University, Montreal, Canada since 2016. He received his PhD and MA in Persian Language and Literature from Shiraz University, Iran. He also completed his post-doc fellowship in Interdisciplinary Approaches to ...  Read More

3. Applied Literature
7. What Is Applied Literature?

Bahram Behin

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 21-33


  Applied literature is a term that is the outcome of a need to put literature to tangible uses in the “real” world. A medical practitioner looking for a definition of life, for instance, finds literature a useful source for the answer. With paradigm shifts in scientific studies, interdisciplinarity ...  Read More

8. Editorial Volume 6, Issue 2

Bahram Behin

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 1-6


  The decision by the Ministry of Higher Education in Iran to revise and update the subjects for the MA and PhD courses in TESOL should pave the way towards a more comprehensive understanding of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The Ministry’s revisions can be seen in line with the ...  Read More

9. JALDA's Interview with Professor Adrian Holliday

Bahram Behin

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 7-14


  Adrian Holliday is Professor of Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK where he directs PhD programs in Education and Applied Linguistics and has been the Head of The Graduate School between 2002 and 2017. Professor Holliday got his bachelors’ ...  Read More

10. Editorial Volume 6, Issue 1

Bahram Behin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-6


  The editor’s notes in our Journal have been so far a site for the clarification of the Journal’s policy and the task still continues. With an inclination towards solving our real world problems in language teaching (and literary studies, which I will discuss in the next issue of the Journal), ...  Read More

11. JALDA's Interview with Professor Glenn Fulcher

Bahram Behin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 7-12


  Glenn Fulcher is the Professor of Applied Linguistics and Language Assessment in the English Department at the University of Leicester, UK. He got his PhD in Applied Linguistics and Language Testing from Lancaster University (1993) and his MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham (1987). ...  Read More

12. Editorial Volume 5, Issue 2

Bahram Behin

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 1-5


  Our Journal's tendency towards the real world in applied linguistics and literary studies should have significant epistemological and methodological consequences in researching the fields. The interest in the real world makes the problems we may have in our everyday lives our 'points of departure' in ...  Read More

13. JALDA's Interview with Peter Mühlhäusler

Bahram Behin

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 117-120


  Peter Mühlhäusler is the Foundation Professor of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, and Supernumerary Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. He has taught at the Technical University of Berlin and in the University of Oxford. He is an active researcher in several areas of linguistics, including ...  Read More

14. Editorial Volume 5, Issue1

Bahram Behin

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 1-2


  Applied Literature, however, does not have literature at its centre. Literature in this domain is a tool to solve problems and achieve goals. Using literature to teach and learn languages, the application of literature to language education, is a very handy example. Health Humanities (by Crawford, et ...  Read More

4. Dynamics between Applied Studies on Language and Literature
15. Editorial Volume 4, Issue 2

Bahram Behin

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 13-14


  Applied Linguistics and Applied Literature in the sense that we would like to use them should result in academic activities that are social in their orientation. Academics are not isolated individuals equipped with scientific tools and working within laboratory like situations. Their close encounter ...  Read More

16. Critical Discourse Analysis of Two Political Speeches in Light of Bakhtin's Dialogism

Farzad Salahshoor; Hamideh Baggali; Bahram Behin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, , Pages 87-107


    Bakhtin's dialogism respects differences and appreciates dialogue. Different fields of the humanities are increasingly apprehending dialogism; however, few studies have applied it in the realm of critical discourse analysis. The present study presupposes that a fundamental similarity exists between ...  Read More