Hazrat-e Masoumeh University

The Analysis of Newmark's Strategies in the Persian translation of Burnett's the Secret Garden

Mahdi Dehghani Firouz Abadi; Mahdieh Sadat Miri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 April 2024

  Translation as an effective means of communication to exchange knowledge and to link nations is very important to convey the real meaning and same information written in the source language. One significant technique for international communication is translation. The challenge of translating culture-specific ...  Read More

The Role of Literary Instruction on Speech Act Recognition

Seyyed Mohammad Baqerzadeh Hosseini

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2017, , Pages 7-29

  This quasi-experimental study was an attempt to investigate possible contribution of literary plays as a medium of instruction to thedevelopment of pragmatic awareness through either explicit or implicit mode of instruction. Eighty university students majoring inEnglish were assigned to four experimental ...  Read More

English and Persian Advertisements: An Intersemiotic Analysis

Ali Safari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 7-30

  The translation of advertisements is not like any kind of translation which is done across languages; rather it is done in the mind automatically, to convey meaning that advertisers want to be extracted; therefore, it is usual for companies and businesses to select special elements. Illustrations can ...  Read More

Subject-Independent Functions and Academic Word Use in an Applied Linguistics Research Article

Is’haaq Akbarian

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2017, , Pages 31-57

  This paper provides further evidence from applied linguistics on the essentiality of a general list of academic vocabulary in academic achievement. For this purpose, the current research attempted to display that academic words assume subject-independent functions in academic writing, based on the functional ...  Read More

The Impact of Teaching Critical Thinking on the Reading and Writing Abilities of Iranian EFL Learners

Davood Borzabadi Farahani1; Shima Babapour

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 31-73

  Recent research suggests that critical thinking is not typically an intrinsic part of instruction at any level. Students come without any training in it, while faculties tend to take it for granted as an automatic by-product of their teaching. Yet without critical thinking systematically designed into ...  Read More

Frame Semantics: Applying FrameNet Principles to “Touring” and “Travel” Semantic Frames in Persian

Ali Safari; Leila- Rahmati Nejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2017, , Pages 59-76

  In this study “Touring” and “Travel” semantic frames are studied considering the principles of FrameNet and it is taken as first step to build Persian FrameNet. The “FrameNet” is a corpus-based project housed at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, ...  Read More

The Impact of Rhythmic Teaching on the Vocabulary Knowledge of Field Dependent and Field Independent EFL Learners

Reza Bagheri Nevisi; Arezou Izadi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 75-105

  This study aimed at investigating the effect of using rhythmic instruction on FD and FI EFL learners’ vocabulary knowledge. To this end, 30 EFL learners were selected based on their performances on the Solutions Placement Test. Group Embedded Figure Test (GEFT) was also administered to identify ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of the Role of Identity in the Persian Translation of English Political News

Faezeh Arkan; Seyyed Sadegh Azizi Zavieh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2017, , Pages 77-99

  Translators have always imposed their own stances and identities upon the texts they are translating. This manipulation is of primary importance when it comes to critical texts such as political ones. The concept of identity is the core one to all translations. Farahzad (2012) proposes that a thorough ...  Read More

The Effect of Self-Reflection Strategy-Based Instruction on Developing Speaking Ability among Iranian EFL Learners

Ahmad Mohseni; Shayan Asadi Nezhad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2017, , Pages 101-123

  The Present study addresses the influence of self-reflection strategies on developing speaking ability among Iranian EFL learners. These strategies were derived from framework suggested by Angelo and Cross (1993). Self-reflection strategies such as information literacy, visual learning tools, interactive ...  Read More

The effects of ‘Find the Difference’ and ‘Describe and Draw’ activities on speaking ability of Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners

Sara Beyginia

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 107-126

  This study aimed at investigating the difference in the effects of “Find the Difference” and “Describe and Draw” activities on enhancing speaking ability of Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners. The researcher adopted an experimental approach. This study consisted of 50 female ...  Read More

Teaching Grammar Through Social Networks and its Effect on Students’ Writing Accuracy

Alireza Nabati

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2017, , Pages 125-146

  This study was an attempt to consider the effect of using Telegram application for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners' writing accuracy and learning grammar points. Twenty intermediate EFL learners were selected from the vacant language learners in a language institute to participate in this ...  Read More

The Study of the Relationship Between Kolb’s Learning Model and Learning American Slang for Teaching and Learning by Iranian EFL Students

Mariam Biabani; Siros Izadpanah

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 127-146

  One of the most significant current discussions in learning and teaching communicative methods, especially in informal and communicative language, is the teaching and learning of American slang. There is not any study about the relationship between Kolb’s Learning Model and Learning American slang ...  Read More

A Bias Guideline Preempts Experimental DIF Detection

Mahmood Safari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2017, , Pages 147-172

  The present article reports on a judgmental analysis of the items in the English subtest of Iranian University Entrance Exam (2009) investigating possible biased items. Plenty of statistical techniques, such as Logistic Regression, Mantel-Haenszel method, and IRT approaches, are developed to detect differential ...  Read More

Language and ideology in newspaper headlines on Iran’s nuclear program

Mahmood Safari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 147-163

  This study is a critical discourse analysis of some western and Iranian newspaper headlines related to Iran’s nuclear program. Newspaper headlines serve as precursors to news reports and reveal the social, cultural, and political representations disseminated in a community at any time. Thus, comparing ...  Read More