1. A Comparative Genre Analysis of Memorial Cards in English and Funeral/Memorial Announcements in Persian

Seyedeh Elham Elhambakhsh; Forugh Amirjalili; Elham Kashefi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 37-48


  As covert socio-cultural relations have significant effects on language, these norms are reflected in linguistic and generic structure of public death notices as a distinctive genre. This study intended to identify the different genres of death notices (e.g. memorial advertisements, obituaries, funeral ...  Read More

2. Critical Discourse Analysis of Hedges and Boosters in Iranian TV Election Debates of Presidential Candidates

Seyedeh Elham Elhambakhsh; Masoome Jalalian

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 31-40


  To win the attention of the audience, presidential candidates rely on their own rhetorical methods. Hedges and boosters as metadiscourse markers have been the focus of many studies as the communicative strategies enabling speakers to soften the force of utterances or moderate their assertive force. TV ...  Read More