Editorial
1. Editorial, Volume 8, Issue 1

Bahram Behin

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26841.1180

Abstract
  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

Interview
2. JALDA's Interview with Professor Luise von Flotow

Luise von Flotow; Reza Yalsharzeh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 3-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26842.1181

Abstract
  Luise von Flotow is a Professor of Translation Studies at the School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa, Canada. She got her BA in German and French from the University of London (1974) and her MA in French from the University of Windsor (1985) and her Ph.D. in French from the University ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
3. A Cognitive Study of Conceptual Metaphors in English and Persian: Universal or Culture-Specific?

Mahmood Hashemian; Razieh Salemi; Aliakbar Jafarpour

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 9-31

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26721.1155

Abstract
  In the last 2 decades, studies on conceptual metaphors have profoundly increased. The development in this field was followed by Lakoff and Johnson's (1980b) work on describing the conceptual role played by metaphors and their correspondence with language and thought. This study aimed to compare conceptual ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
4. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26733.1161

Abstract
  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

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
5. An Investigation of the Online Farsi Translation of Metadiscourse Markers in American Presidential Debates

Davud Kuhi; Mahya Esmailzad; Shirin Rezaei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 51-64

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26749.1166

Abstract
  The term metadiscourse rarely appears in translation studies despite the continuously growing body of research on discourse markers in different genres and through various perspectives. Translation as a product that needs to observe such markers for their communicative power and contribution to the overall ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
6. Literature as History in Twelve Years a Slave and its Movie Adaptation

Nasrin Malekpour; Maghsoud Esmaili Kordlar

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 65-75

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26735.1162

Abstract
  This paper tries to examine literature as history, with an emphasis on the crucial role of fiction in narrating the marginalized events of history. Some fictions are actual accounts of events in history, and some are reflection of events. Actually, literature and history are integrated to each other, ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
7. Immortality in the Great Religions and Myths of Iran, Mesopotamia, Sumer, and Greece

Siamak Saadati; Golsa kheirandish

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 77-92

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26804.1169

Abstract
  In every mythological story, a quest for immortality and eternality depicts man’s inner fervor for unity with gods and the supreme power. Man seeks full immersion in life and longs for immortality at the same time. In other words, he wants to live both in time and in eternity. The desire for eternity ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
8. An Investigation of the Intervention of Zimmerman & Hutchin’s (2003) Information Synthesization vs. Visualization on Iranian Undergraduate ESP Accounting Learners’ Reading Comprehension Achievement Across Gender

Somayeh Sheikhpour Ahandani; Mohammad Reza Khodareza

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 93-109

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26730.1160

Abstract
  This study investigated the intervention of Zimmerman & Hutchins (2003) Information Synthesization vs. Visualization on Iranian Undergraduate ESP (Accounting) learners’ reading comprehension achievement across gender. 120 ESP University students majoring in Accounting in Iran participated in ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
9. The Effect of Mobile-Assisted Teaching of Collocations on Reading Ability of Iranian EFL Learners

Mehrnaz Jamshidi; Zohreh Mohamadi Zenouzagh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 111-138

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26827.1176

Abstract
  This study aimed to discover the effect of mobile-assisted teaching of collocations on Iranian EFL learners’ reading achievement. For this purpose, a PET test was given to 85 intermediate EFL learners as the proficiency test. After homogenization, 30 female and male students within the age range ...  Read More

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

Nazila Heidarzdaegan; Zeynep Kury Yıldız

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 139-149

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26818.1172

Abstract
  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

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
11. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26812.1171

Abstract
  “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

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
12. Postcolonial Reading of Joseph Conrad’s Lingard Trilogy

Ahad Mehrvand; Shiva Talebi Ashtiyani

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 175-198

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26069.1173

Abstract
  Conrad’s acclaimed works from his middle period have been thoroughly studied from several perspectives including postcolonialism whereas the novels from his early period were overlooked due to their so-called“uneven” quality. The most notable works among Conrad’s early novels ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
13. A Model of Authors’ Generic Competence of EAP Research Articles: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis Approach

Saeedeh Mohammadi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 199-224

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26822.1174

Abstract
  Genre analysis as an area of great concern in recent decades, involves the observation of linguistic features used by a determined discourse community. The research article (RA) is one of the most widely researched genres in academic writing which is realized through some rhetorical moves and discursive ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
14. A Metadiscourse Analysis over Interactive VS Interactional Resources within English Academic Articles in Arts and Humanities

Farnaz Sahebkheir; Marjan Vosoughie

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 225-245

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26823.1175

Abstract
  In this article, researchers set out to discover the metadiscourse markers in research articles written by both native and non-native English speakers. To this end, a total number of twenty research articles published by Iranian and native English speakers in highly reputed journals on Arts and Humanities ...  Read More

Book Review 4. Dynamics between Applied Studies on Language and Literature
15. Book Review: "Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom"

Mostafa Hosseini Anhari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 247-249

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26811.1170

Abstract
  Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroomconsists of nineteenchapters. The chapters of the book have been arranged into two parts: Part I, current issues and suggestions for new approaches (Chapters 1-6) and Part II, empirical and case studies (Chapters 7-19). The book takes multiple approaches ...  Read More