Interview
JALDA's Interview with Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele

Jean-Marc Dewaele; Davoud Amini

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 3-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.14388

Abstract
  Jean-Marc Dewaele (Ph.D. in Romance languages and literature, Free University of Brussels, 1993) is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics, Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Is Iranian EFL Teachers’ Professional Competence Significantly Correlated with Their Job Performance? If Yes, How Much and How?

Afsheen Rezai; Zeinab Azizi; Ehsan Namaziandost

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 13-34

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27481.1368

Abstract
  The present study sought out to examine the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers’ professional competence and job performance quantitatively and qualitatively. To this end, a total of 330 EFL teachers, including males (n = 185) and females (n = 145) for the quantitative part, as well as a ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Development and Validation of KOLB 4.0 Learning Style Questionnaire

Shokouh Rashvand Semiyari; Mahnaz Azad

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 35-55

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27097.1254

Abstract
  A great deal of individual difference with reference to learners’ beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors can be explained in terms of the learning style the individuals adopt during the learning process. These learning styles have been labeled initiating, experiencing, creating / imagining, reflecting, ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
Enhancing English Vocabulary Retention Among Iranian Trainee Teachers Through Literature-Based Interactive Input-Output Tasks

Sara Salehpour; Biook Behnam; Zohreh Seifoori

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 57-78

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27233.1315

Abstract
  To surmount the obstacles a deficient productive vocabulary retrieval places in the way of EFL teachers, the current study sought to ascertain whether or not involving trainee teachers in interactive input-output activities enhance their vocabulary retention. To this end, a convenience sample including ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
A Survey of EFL Teachers’ Research Engagement

Mehdi Mehranirad; Foad Behzadpoor

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 79-98

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27469.1365

Abstract
  The field of language teaching has recently witnessed a resurgent wave of interest in the value of educational research and its impact on teachers’ practice. Consequently, various strands of inquiry have commenced to investigate the relationship between research and practice. Within these discussions, ...  Read More

Research Articles 1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
“We examine the relationship …”: Grammatical Subject in Research Article Abstracts: Disciplinary and Functional Analysis

Seyed Foad Ebrahimi; Maryam Farnia

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 99-118

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27278.1321

Abstract
  Research article abstract acts as an important device to manage information and to let the reader decide whether it is merit to continue reading the research article. In this paper, we intend to investigate the frequencies and discourse functions of types of grammatical subject (unmarked theme) used ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
A Corpus-Based Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Objectivity Manifestations in Academic Texts

Mohammad Saber Khaghaninejad; Maryam Azarian; Fatemeh Javanmardi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 119-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27325.1333

Abstract
  This study aimed at investigating the manifestations of objectivity in American academic texts across different disciplines and various time spans. To achieve this, the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) was surveyed in terms of the frequency of occurrence of the four identified linguistic ...  Read More

Research Articles 2. Applied Linguistics (Inspirations from neighbor disciplines)
A Thematic Analysis of Anthems of Ghana’s Public Universities: A Case of Six

Cosmas Rai Amenorvi; Richard Baffour Okyere

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 141-154

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27539.1375

Abstract
  This study investigates the major themes that permeate the anthems of the three oldest and the three youngest public universities in Ghana and how the themes are conveyed linguistically and literarily. The University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, and University of Education, Winneba are purposively ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
Ethical Conversation with the Other in Conrad Aiken’s “Silent Snow, Secret Snow”: A Levinasian Reading

Mohammadreza Touzideh; Farshid Nowrouzi Roshnavand

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 155-167

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27397.1347

Abstract
  The ethical relation with the Other becomes of great significance in the postmodern ethos which considers the decentralization of subjectivity as one of its main philosophical and literary objectives. Emmanuel Levinas was one of the first philosophers who redefined the notion of ethics as a critical ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
The Spiritual Shelley: A Study of the Ideological Sublime in Percy B. Shelley's "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty"

Masoud Farahmandfar; Ghiasuddin Alizadeh

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 169-180

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27401.1348

Abstract
  Shelley’s “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” has suffered a critical overlook compared with the immense bulk of studies dedicated to his poetical and philosophical works. The reason behind the poem’s resistance to understanding is that it stands in stark contrast to Shelley’s ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
The Ambrose of Lost in the Funhouse: A Confluence of Quantum Mechanics, Dasein, and Baroque

Ali Emamipour; Farideh Pourgiv

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 181-199

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27427.1358

Abstract
  It has been quite a while since research in different disciplines has become widely cross-fertilized. The cultural matrix of our era has made it possible for ideas and metaphors to move across disciplines. John Barth has been one of the most-celebrated cross-disciplinary fiction writers, who has been ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
Thirst for Knowledge in Patricia Cornwell’s Postmortem

Mehri Nour Mohamad Nezhad Baghayi; Abolfazl Ramazani; Sara Saei Dibavar

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 201-217

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27649.1393

Abstract
  “I CAN’T HELP READING!” is the common comment uttered by Detective Fiction readers who lose control over themselves as they begin reading a crime novel. The genre is a crystal clear formulaic structure which abounds with repetition: following a crime, an investigation is initiated by ...  Read More

Research Articles 3. Applied Literature
Hybridity, Mimicry, and the Uncanny: Postcolonial Character in Bharati Mukherjee’s The Bride Tree

Masoumeh Baei; Behzad Pourgharib; Abdolbaghi Rezaei Talarposhti

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 219-234

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27229.1305

Abstract
  The endeavor to establish reconciliation between the opposing demands of two cultural communities lies at the heart of some literary works associated with postcolonial literature. This theme, which is also central to the novels of Bharati Mukherjee, especially The Tree Bride, forms the plot of the novel ...  Read More

Book Review
Book Review: "Exploring Language Assessment and Testing: Language in Action (2nd edition)"

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , May 2022, Pages 235-239

http://dx.doi.org/10.22049/jalda.2022.27797.1419

Abstract
  Exploring language assessment and testing: Language in action is an updated version of its 2014 predecessor. Although this second edition remains intact in its structure and organisation, it is a welcome and timely addition to the field of language assessment, because thematically it reflects the most ...  Read More