Editorial, Volume 9, Issue 1

Bahram Behin

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 1-3


  In this editorial, the segregationalist view of academic disciplines is criticized and the transdisciplinary nature of studies in language education is highlighted. No doubt knowledge of teaching methods, such as those invented according to the expertise in the 70s and 80s, for instance, can be regarded ...  Read More

JALDA's Interview with Professor Massoud Rahimpour

Massoud Rahimpour; Davoud Amini

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 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

Research Article 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Comparative Effects of Teacher-Directed and Collaborative Reading on EFL Learners’ Receptive Skills

Ensiye Niknahad; Zohre Mohamadi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 11-32


  This study used a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental designto find out the effect of teacher-directed and collaborative reading on Iranian EFL learners' receptive skills.To start, 40 EFL intermediate female students within the age range of 15-17 were selected out of an initial 53 students, based on ...  Read More

Research Article 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Awareness and Incorporation of Digital Citizenship by the Iranian EFL Learners and Teachers

Khadijeh Karimi Alavijeh; Atefeh Abdollahi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 33-63


  The present research is a netnographicinquiry conducted in the context of a social networking platform to explore how the rules and norms of digital citizenship are being understood and implemented among Iranian EFL learners and teachers, and how this can be improved. For this purpose, eight academic ...  Read More

Research Article 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
The Impact of Group Dynamic Assessment (GDA) vs. Computerised Dynamic Assessment (C-DA) on Iranian EFL Learners’ Pragmatic Comprehension

Ali Malmir; Parisa Mazloom

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 65-92


  Most foreign language (L2) learners suffer from dire deficiencies in their pragmatic comprehension partly due to the less explicit instruction they receive and the complexities and multi-layeredness inherent in L2 pragmatic comprehension. Accordingly, this study sought to scrutinize the effect of two ...  Read More

Research Article 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Rater-Mediated Assessment of Iranian Undergraduate Students’College Essays: Many-Facet Rasch Modelling

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 93-119


  In rater-mediated assessments, the ratings awarded to language learners’ written, or spoken, performances do not necessarily reflect their language abilities because a number of other construct-irrelevant factors may affect the knowledge they demonstrate. Rater subjectivity and rating scales are ...  Read More

Research Article 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
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 , May 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

Research Article 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
Conceptual Metaphors of Ayrılıq (Separation) in Azerbaijani Turkish Poetry

Mostafa Shahiditabar; Hossein Pourghasemian

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 143-162


  < p>This study aims to consider conceptual metaphors of “separation” in Azerbaijani Turkish poetry in an attempt to uncover the interactions of metaphorical expressions, culture, environment, and embodiment. The corpus of the study contains Azerbaijani Turkish poems of Shahriar (1906-1988) ...  Read More

Research Article 3. Applied Literature
The Negotiation of Entropies in Thomas Pynchon’s V

Mehdi Azari Samani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 163-181


  This paper analyses Thomas Pynchon’s V. (1961) in light of two contradictory scientific perspectives and argues that Pynchon uses complex science-based formulations on different semantic levels to give shape to a seemingly shapeless world of uncertainty. V. is considered by many critics a historiographic ...  Read More

Research Article 3. Applied Literature
Café as a Dual Space in Marguerite Duras's Moderato Cantabile

Sanaz Saei Dibavar; Sara Saei Dibavar

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 183-200


  This article examines the dual role of the café in instigation, development, and termination of the public display of transgressive desire in Margaret Duras’s (1958) Moderato Cantabile. To approach Duras’s narrative this way, we draw on Michel Foucault’s (1977) theories concerning ...  Read More

Research Article 3. Applied Literature
The Interpretation of “Mocking Bird” in To Kill a Mocking Bird in Reader Response Criticism Framework

Saeid Rahimipour; Mohammad Reza Khodadust

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 201-215


  Literary works have been interpreted differently depending on the interpreter’s mindset and outlook. This study has launched an attempt to interpret the representation of the “Mocking Bird” in To Kill a Mocking Bird. Initially, a total number of 30 English majors studying at Farhangian ...  Read More

Research Article 3. Applied Literature
Paul Auster’s Moon Palace: An Existential Reconsideration

Amin Khanbazian; Hossein Sabouri

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 217-226


  As one of the outstanding works written in the late twentieth century, Paul Auster’sMoon Palace is the extension of the prominent discussion existing in his works,which concerns the issue of identity formation and the characters’ involvement in the expedition toward self-acknowledgment. Looking ...  Read More

Interview 3. Applied Literature
A Research on Language and Gender in Shabhaye Tehran (Nights of Tehran) and Azadarane Bayal (Mourners of Bayal) Novels Based on Lakoff's Theory

Shirzad Tayefi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 227-241


  Many experts believe that there are differences between female and male language (speech) and writing. In this article female and male language (speech) in novels, Shabhaye Tehran (Nights of Tehran) written by GhazalehAlizadeh and AzadaraneBayal (Mourners of Bayal) written by Gholam Hossein Saedi, have ...  Read More

Research Article 4. Dynamics between Applied Studies on Language and Literature
Procrastination in Language Learning Process: A Constructive Strategy or Merely a Destructive Time Loss?

Saber Khooei-Oskooei; Saeideh Ahangari; Zohreh Seifoori

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 243-259


  Many individuals fail to perform the responsibilities devolved to them within the expected time or at least do them near the deadline. The so-called procrastination in accomplishment of academic tasks has often been considered a frustrating phenomenon which commonly results in undesirable outcomes. However, ...  Read More

Book Review
Book Review: "Who’s Afraid of Multilingual Education?: Conversations with Tove SkutnabbKangas, Jim Cummins, Ajit Mohanty and Stephen Bahry about the Iranian Context and Beyond"

Hossein Davari; Saeed Nourzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , May 2021, Pages 261-265


  In recent decades, much has been written about multilingual education (MLE) in educational research communities as well as in social, cultural, and political arenas in many parts of the world. However, browsing the topic singles out Iran as an exception as little attention from both local and international ...  Read More