International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014

  • On the Contribution of Iranian EFL Teachers' Sense of Plausibility to Language Teaching Pedagogy

    Fahime Farjami, Hanieh Davatgari Asl, Ali Rezaee Javidan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, June 2014
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: Apr. 28, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (Models and Beliefs)
    Abstract: The present study was conducted to investigate the impact of the teachers' sense of plausibility on their classroom practices. The participants were 42 male and female high school English teachers and some of their students. To fulfill the purpose of the study, a 60-item teacher's sense of plausibility questionnaire was administered to the teachers... Show More
  • Applications of Robot Assisted Language Learning (RALL) in Language Learning and Teaching

    Nader Assadi Aidinlou, Minoo Alemi, Fahime Farjami, Muhammad Makhdoumi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, June 2014
    Pages: 12-20
    Received: Apr. 28, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (Models and Beliefs)
    Abstract: This study covers a complete overview of the theoretical rationale of application of robots, other instructional inter faces like CALL, MALL, m-learning, r-learning, different types of robots, their instructional roles , their educational activities, the related researches, findings, and challenges of robotic assisted language learning . Since robo... Show More
  • Iranian High School Students’ Beliefs about Language Learners: A Qualitative Study

    Nader Assadi Aidinlou, Fahime Farjami, Ali Rezaee Javidan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, June 2014
    Pages: 21-31
    Received: Apr. 28, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (Models and Beliefs)
    Abstract: This study aims at examining the metaphors created by two groups of language learners in Iranian high schools (43 males and 43 females) in Famenin. Learners were required to write the metaphors which truly conceptualized their perceptions of the English educational system in Iran. Their metaphors were categorized based on the taxonomy developed by ... Show More
  • Model for Teaching a Foreign Language Class Based on the Principles of Chaos/ Complexity Theory

    Hanieh Davatgari Asl, Fahime Farjami, Muhammad Makhdoumi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, June 2014
    Pages: 32-41
    Received: Apr. 28, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (Models and Beliefs)
    Abstract: Chaos/complexity theory first appeared in studies of the natural sciences like physics and mathematics over 50 years ago. This up to date theory has been used in different fields to study complex systems, including social studies particularly the study of language and second language acquisition. Language learning in an instructional context is com... Show More
  • Applicability of Steiner Hermeneutic Motion in Coleman Barks’ Translation of Rumi

    Zahra Amiri, Seyed Mahdi Araghi, Fahime Farjami

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, June 2014
    Pages: 42-45
    Received: Apr. 28, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (Models and Beliefs)
    Abstract: This article aims to study the applicability of Steiner hermeneutic motions in Colman Barks translation of Essential Rumi. At first, it introduces hermeneutic motions suggested by George Steiner which include initiative trust, aggression, embodiment and restitution; then studies Coleman Barks ’Translation of Rumi according to Steiner’ s hermeneuti... Show More