Discourse Analysis
1. 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 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 67-103

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.53482.519

Abstract
  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
2. Exploring the Recycling of Objective Move Across RA Sections in Soft Science Disciplines

Kimia Soltani; Davud Kuhi; Nasrin Hadidi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 171-200

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.58794.572

Abstract
  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
3. The Generic Structure of Book Acknowledgements

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

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 357-381

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.50602.474

Abstract
  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
4. Genre Variation in the Introduction of Scientific Papers in Iranian and International Computer Science Journals

Bahman Ebrahimi; Hiwa Weisi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 51-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.49119.453

Abstract
  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
5. Deconstructing the discourse: Mitigation in the Supervisory Discourse of Language Teacher Supervisors in Iran

Hessam Agheshteh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 137-162

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.39392.373

Abstract
  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
6. Pragmatic Competence Development: Demystifying the Impact of Task Types and EFL Students' Perceptions

Esmaeel Ali Salimi; Behnam Karami

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 279-302

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.48521.445

Abstract
  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