Discourse Analysis
Pre and Post-Islamic Revolution Obituaries in Iran: Did Ideology change the Move?

Saba Bashiri; Hiwa Weisi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 December 2023


  Obituaries serve as the most viable means to announce a person's death. Regarding the socio-political changes in Iran due to the Islamic Revolution, this descriptive-analytic study reports on a move-based analysis of obituaries belonging before and after the Islamic Revolution driven by Swales' ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Grammatical Complexity in Research Articles: Iranian Local Journals and International Journals

Seyed Foad Ebrahimi; Samaneh Imandar

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 301-323


  This study aimed to investigate the grammatical complexity based on Biber, Gray, Staples, and Egbert’s (2020) linguistic description in research articles published in Iranian local journals and international journals. The corpus of the study included 40 Applied Linguistics research articles, 20 ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Learning English Vocabulary through VOA News Lessons: Being Exposed to Authentic Material or Electronic Colonialism

Faeze Soleimanifard; Biook Behnam; Saeideh Ahangari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 67-103


  Teaching and learning languages via the Internet is becoming increasingly common all over the world and therefore, the experts growingly debate around the positive or negative effects of online education. The present study aimed to critically investigate into science and technology lessons of the VOA ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Exploring the Recycling of Objective Move Across RA Sections in Soft Science Disciplines

Kimia Soltani; Davud Kuhi; Nasrin Hadidi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 171-200


  Although a plethora of research endeavors have investigated the rhetorical structure of the Research Articles (RAs) through the lens of move analysis, Move Recycling (MR) across RA sections has remained unnoticed. The current study sought to bridge this gap by exploring cross-disciplinary variations ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
The Generic Structure of Book Acknowledgements

Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpur; Mohammadreza Pirooz; Reza Jafari Harandi; Gohar Mohammadpour

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 357-381


  Studies on the generic structure of thesis and dissertation acknowledgments have resulted in some influential models such as Hyland’s (2004) and Al-Ali’s (2010) models. Few studies, if any, have investigated the generic structure of acknowledgments in books. Therefore, the present study was ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Genre Variation in the Introduction of Scientific Papers in Iranian and International Computer Science Journals

Bahman Ebrahimi; Hiwa Weisi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 51-82


  Introduction functions as a showcase in research articles (RAs). It motivates the reader to read the rest of the paper. However, writing a well-crafted introduction is a complex task, mainly when the writer generates the manuscript in another language. This study investigated the rhetorical differences/similarities ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Deconstructing the discourse: Mitigation in the Supervisory Discourse of Language Teacher Supervisors in Iran

Hessam Agheshteh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 137-162


  This study investigated mitigation in the supervisory discourse of Iranian language teacher supervisors to see what mitigation devices these language teacher supervisors in Iran used to achieve a balance message clarity and politeness when delivering negative feedback. Using convenient sampling, 10 post-observation ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Pragmatic Competence Development: Demystifying the Impact of Task Types and EFL Students' Perceptions

Esmaeel Ali Salimi; Behnam Karami

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 279-302


  Interlanguage pragmatics, as an inseparable part of communicative competence, has been emphasized as an ultimate objective in language learning. This study explored the perceptions of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) students regarding interlanguage pragmatics and the impact of textbooks tasks ...  Read More