A Triangulated Approach to Reading Strategy Use: Do General and Academic Reading Materials Make a Difference?

Javad Zare

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, Pages 20-1

  This paper was an attempt to explore the reading strategy use of Iranian M.A. students with general and discipline-related texts. More specifically, this was an endeavor to see if relation to discipline affects the reading strategy use of the students. To this end, a Nelson test and the reading comprehension ...  Read More

Assessment of Anxiety Disorder and Learning Strategies among Hearing-Impaired Students and Normal Students

Mohamad Baghr Shabani; Samira Moharrami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, Pages 41-21

  The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between language learning strategies and learners’ anxiety among high school students. The participants of the study were two groups of high school students (N = 100). The first group consisted of 50 students with hearing problems and the ...  Read More

Examining the Interactional Metadiscourse Markers in Iranian MA Applied Linguistics Theses

Saeed Rezaei; Masoumeh Estaji; Mahdi Hasanpour

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, Pages 71-43

  One of the most salient written academic outputs a university student has the opportunity to create is a thesis which is regarded as “a complex student-produced research genre” (Lee & Casal, 2014). In order to compare the rhetorical features and preferences of distinct discourse communities ...  Read More

Face-Threatening Aspect of Refusal Speech Acts: A Contrastive Study

Nargol Mokhtari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, Pages 84-73

  Professionalism in communication is a matter of concern for speakers of all languages. Awareness about some features such as face-threatening property of refusal speech acts leads language users to apply some specific linguistic forms. Considering the significance of cultural and social variations in ...  Read More

Research Article Introductions and Disciplinary Influences Based on Interactive Metadiscourse Markers

Reza Abdi; Parisa Ahmadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, Pages 99-85

  Metadiscourse refers to the evolving text, to the writer, and to the imagined readers of that text. It is based on a view of writing as a social engagement. This study draws on an interpersonal model of metadiscourse to examine disciplinary influences on the use of interactive metadiscourse in research ...  Read More

The Effect of Various Testing Conditions on Long-Term Retention of Reading Materials: The Case of Initial and Delayed Test Types, and Feedback on Test

Mahmoud Qaracholloo; Mohammad Reza Ghorbani; Farhad Ghiasvand

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, Pages 118-101

  This study investigated various testing conditions for their influence on long-term retention of reading materials. To do so, 84 English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners were randomly selected from a total of 746 and were randomly divided into two equal groups to participate in two experiments. In ...  Read More