Editorial
1. Editorial, Volume 8, Issue 2
Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 1-2

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/JALDA.2020.14128

Abstract
  JALDA has been officially recognized as a Scientific Grade B Journal by Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology recently. A main interest of the Journal lies in the contextualized sense of science; the studies should take place in real world contexts and they should be intended to help ...  Read More

Interview
2. JALDA's Interview with Professor James P. Lantolf

James P. Lantolf; Saeed Karimi-Aghdam

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 3-21

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.27046.1241

Abstract
  James P. Lantolf is George and Jane Greer Professor Emeritus of Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics and former director of the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics in ...  Read More

Review Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
3. Facing the Challenge of Generic Hybridity in EAP Research and Pedagogy

Davud Kuhi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 23-37

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26894.1187

Abstract
  Since its introduction to EAP theory in the 1980s, the concept of genre has proven to be a rigorous theoretical construct for a deeperunderstanding of the nature of academic discourse. However, the inherent potential of this concept as a means of classifying and categorizing academic texts has also given ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
4. Smartphones and Our Students:A Case of Undergraduate Students in an EFL Context

Hamid Reza Mahboudi; Sanaz Hosseinnejad

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 39-60

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26700.1154

Abstract
  Immoderate smart phone usage usually makes the students addicted to it and spends less time reading lecture notes and textbooks. This study aims to determine university students' usage of smart phones and perceived rejection of paper books in an EFL context. The study collected data through a 20-item ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
5. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Political Implications in Three Persian Translations of “Animal Farm”

Amin Karimnia; Pardis Rahimi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 61-74

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26836.1178

Abstract
  This study draws on a comparative framework to evaluate the translation of political implications in three Persian translations of the novellaAnimal Farm (by George Orwell), using  Fairclough’scritical discourse analysis (CDA) model. The study regards political implications and ideologies ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
6. Canon, Bestseller, and Peripheral Novels:Does the Position of Literary Works in the English Literary Polysystem Influence the Iranian Translators’ Translational Behavior at the Textual Level?

Reza Yalsharzeh; Roya Monsefi; Ali Salmanpour

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 75-100

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26872.1184

Abstract
  The present study sets out to investigate whether the position of literary works in the English literary polysystem influences the Iranian translators’ translational behavior at the textual level. Given the prominent position of canon and bestseller novels in English literary polysystem, the study ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
7. EFL Teacher Educators and EFL teachers’ Perspectives on Identity-Oriented Teacher Education Programs

Hussein Meihami; Fateme Husseini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 101-117

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26839.1179

Abstract
  Different aspects of identity have been investigated across various educational fields. Although many studies have been done to investigate different aspects of EFL teachers’ identity development, there is a paucity of research on identity-oriented EFL teacher education programs. Hence, the purpose ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
8. Teachers’ Strategies Used to Foster Teacher-Student and Student-Student Interactions in EFL Conversation Classrooms: A Conversation Analysis Approach

Katayoon Afzali; Golshan Kianpoor

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 119-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26915.1192

Abstract
  Despite the fact that there are a wide range of strategies used to foster interactions in EFL conversation classrooms, many novice teachers are not aware of them. In view of this problem, the current study aimed to identify such strategies commonly used by EFL teachers in conversation classrooms. To ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
9. Can Inspirational Quotes Help the Recall of Abstract Vocabulary?

Mehri Mokhtarzadeh; Hadi Farjami; Monireh Mokhtarzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 141-157

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26848.1182

Abstract
  The present study investigates the potential impact of inspirational quotes on improving English abstract vocabulary recall. To achieve this, a multiple-choice Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT) of 60 items including vocabulary and grammar component was administered as the proficiency test to a sample ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
10. Uprising in “Uprising”: A Multimodal Analysis of Bob Marley’s Lyrics

Cosmas Rai Amenorvi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 159-178

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26889.1186

Abstract
  This paper investigates how the theme of uprising is conveyed in Bob Marley’s final music album by the name “Uprising”. Through the methodological lenses of multimodality, attention is focused on how the album cover design, lexical items, literary devices, and other aesthetic ways such ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
11. Instructors and Students’ Use of Literal, Reorganization, and Inferential Reading Strategies

Nur Izzati Azman; Mansour Amini; Lin Siew Eng; Masoumeh Alavi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 179-196

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26960.1216

Abstract
  Different types of reading strategies pose challenges to instructors and learners in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. This study aimed at identifying and comparing reading strategies used by instructors and students in dealing with literal comprehension, reorganization, and inferential ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
12. The Feasibility and Applicability of Grounded Theory Methodology in Translation Studies: Developing Translator Competence

Mehrangiz Anvarhaghighi; Farzaneh Farahzad; Hussein Mollanazar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 197-217

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26934.1199

Abstract
  The development of sociological approach to the study of translation makes it possible for the researchers to adopt different methodology to develop new theoretical formulations and concepts. These formulations are arrived at through the interaction with those being studied through the interpretation ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
13. Linguistic Mnemonics Affecting Learning L2 Idioms

Maryam Ahmadi; Abbas Ali Zarei; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 219-239

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26956.1212

Abstract
  Finding more effective ways of teaching second language idioms has been a long standing concern of many teaching practitioners and researchers. This study was an endeavorto explore the effects of three linguistic mnemonic devices (etymological elaboration, keyword method, and translation) on EFL learners’ ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
14. Postcolonial Borges: “Colonized Intellectual” and“Double Consciousness” in “The Nothingness of Personality”

Ahad Mehrvand; Tayyebeh Rastegar Naderi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 241-263

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26924.1196

Abstract
  Using Du Bois’s “Double Consciousness” and Fanon’s “Colonized Intellectual”, we contend that Borges’s essay “The Nothingness of Personality” can be deemed postcolonial. Our study turns to the postcolonial world of Latin America, with a special focus ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
15. Australian Aborigines’ Reconstructed History in Robert Merritt’s Play,The Cake Man

Mahdi Javidshad; Bahee Hadaegh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 265-281

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26902.1188

Abstract
  One of the parts and parcels of postcolonial literature is to deconstruct the history written by imperialism and to present the one as experienced by the colonized. As victims of British colonialism, Australian Aborigines have always mirrored the historical religious and territorial subjugation of their ...  Read More

Book Review 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
16. Book Review: "Learning Strategy Instruction in the Language Classroom: Issues and Implementation"

Saeed Karimi-Aghdam

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 283-291

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2020.26857.1183

Abstract
  Language learning strategies, “the techniques or devices which a learner may use to acquire knowledge” (Rubin, 1975, p. 43) or more pertinently “complex, dynamic thoughts and actions, selected and used by learners with some degree of consciousness in specific contexts” (Oxford, ...  Read More