Hazrat-e Masoumeh University
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

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

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

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

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

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