Research Articles
1. Widdowson and Classroom Discourse

Ali Emamjome

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 7-16

    Drawing on recent developments in linguistic description and applied linguistics, it can be concluded that learning a language necessitates getting to know something and being able to do something with that knowledge: competence, and performance. Structural approach to language description attaches ...  Read More

2. The Role of Teacher Autonomy in Burnout Processes among Iranian and Turkish EFL Teachers

Ebrahim Khezerlou

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 17-30

    The study aimed at measuring the perceived burnout levels of Iranian (N= 230) and Turkish (N=156) EFL teachers, determining the teacher autonomy predictors of EE, DP and PA burnout processes, and exploring their cross-cultural roles. The MBI-ES was used to measure the perceived burnout levels ...  Read More

3. 'Mother Fixation' and 'Rebellion against the Father Figure' in Wuthering Heights: A Projection of Emily Brontë's Neurosis

Ahad Mehrvand; Moussa Pourya Asl

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 31-56

    Attempts to present a definitive rational explanation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights have been a growing concern since its publication in 1847. The abundant, yet incoherent, interpretations of Wuthering Heights, each taking one element of the novel and extrapolating it towards total ...  Read More

4. The Effect of Discourse Signaling Cues on Foreign Language Listening Comprehension of Iranian EFL Students

Mehdi Nowruzi; Elmira Vahedi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 57-70

      A review of previous research on receptive skills among EFL learners  reveals that in contrast  to extensive research in reading, fewer studies have focused on the process  of listening comprehension in EFL contexts. The current study examines the effects of discourse signaling ...  Read More

5. The Effect of Type of Corrective Feedback (Direct vs. Indirect) on Iranian Pre-Intermediate EFL Learners' Writing

Karim Sadeghi; Zainab Abolfazli Khonbi; Fatemeh Gheytaranzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 71-86

    This study investigated the effect of gender and type of written corrective feedback (WCF) on Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners’ writing. Four intact classes were assigned to experimental and two intact classes to control groups. The learners were homogenized using a pre-test which was ...  Read More

6. 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

7. A Study of Ideational Grammatical Metaphor in Health Texts of English Newspapers

Fatemeh Tabrizi; Nesa Nabifar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 109-126

  Systemic functional grammar constructs a grammar for the purpose of text analysis to investigate how grammar is used as a means of making meaning. Grammatical metaphor is one of the language phenomena introduced by Halliday (2004) in the framework of functional grammar. The present work focuses on the ...  Read More