1. 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

1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
2. How Shifting from Teaching Arabic or Persian to English Prompts the professional Identity: A Thematic Study

Farzad Rostami; Mohammad Hossein Yousefi; Davoud Amini

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 121-141


  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

1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
3. The Effects of Task Complexity on Input-Driven Uptake of Salient Linguistic Features

Mohammad Hossein Yousefi; Farzad Rostami; Davoud Amini

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 33-49


  The present study investigated the effects of cognitive complexity of pedagogical tasks on the learners’ uptake of salient features in the input. For the purpose of data collection, three versions of a decision-making task (simple, mid, and complex) were employed. Three intact classes (each 20 ...  Read More

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4. Motivational Determinants of Code-Switching in Iranian EFL Classrooms

Shahla Nazeri; Davoud Amini; Farzad Salahshoor

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 151-173


  “Code-Switching”, an important issue in the field of both language classroom and sociolinguistics, has been under consideration in investigations related to bilingual and multilingual societies. First proposed by Haugen (1956) and later developed byGrosjean (1982), the termcode-switching ...  Read More

1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
5. Textuality: The ‘form’ to Be Focused on in SLA

Kazem Lotfipour-Saedi; Davoud Amini

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 7-19


  Due to the special (procedural) nature of the language (verbal communication) ‘knowledge’, the dominant trends in applied linguistics research in the last few decades have been advocating ‘acquisition’ rather than ‘learning’ activities where the main focus in SL & ...  Read More

1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
6. The Relationship between Self-esteem and Conversational Dominance of Iranian EFL Learners’ Speaking

Rasa Faramarzzadeh; Davoud Amini

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 55-68


  The crucial role of affective factors like anxiety, inhibition, motivation and self-esteem have long been of interest in the field of language learning due to their enormous association with the cognitive processes involved in performance in a second or foreign language. This study aimed at investigating ...  Read More

7. Effect of Metacognitive Strategy Training and Perfectionism on Listening Comprehension Sub-Processes

Davoud Amini; Mahya Shamlou

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 11-20


  The present study aimed to examine any possible relevance of perfectionism as a personal trait variable, in moderating the effectiveness of meta-cognitive instruction on bottom-up and top-down sub-processes of listening comprehension with a sample of EFL learners in Iranian context. To this end, 94 female ...  Read More

8. Teacher and Learner in Humanistic Language Teaching

Davoud Amini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 13-24


  Since ‘the development of whole person’ was brought to the focus of attention by humanist psychologists as a central concern in educational theory, affective variables have been assumed to have a significant share in the learning process that goes on in a pedagogical setting. Meanwhile, the ...  Read More