Research Paper
A Postcolonial Perspective towards Prefaces of Iranian English Language Textbooks: The Cases of Graded, Right Path to English, and Prospect/Vision Series
1. A Postcolonial Perspective towards Prefaces of Iranian English Language Textbooks: The Cases of Graded, Right Path to English, and Prospect/Vision Series

Ehsan Mehri; Majid Amerian; Moussa Ahmadian; Hooshang Yazdani

Volume 39, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 1-44

Abstract
  Since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, there have been three packages used in the state-controlled schools of the country, namely, Graded, Right Path to English, and ...  Read More
Research Paper
A Biographical Narrative Analysis of the Challenges of Applied Linguists across Different Research Abilities to Conduct Qualitative Studies
2. A Biographical Narrative Analysis of the Challenges of Applied Linguists across Different Research Abilities to Conduct Qualitative Studies

Hussein Meihami

Volume 39, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 45-70

Abstract
  Conducting qualitative research in applied linguistics seems to have some challenges. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the challenges of applied linguists across different research ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Effects of Task Orientation and Involvement Load on Learning Collocations
3. The Effects of Task Orientation and Involvement Load on Learning Collocations

Azam Naserpour; Abbas Zarei; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 39, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 71-114

Abstract
  This study examined the effects of input-oriented and output-oriented tasks with different involvement load indices on Iranian EFL learners' comprehension and production of lexical ...  Read More
Research Paper
Investigating Foreign Language Enjoyment and Public Speaking Class Anxiety in the EFL Class: A Mixed Methods Study
4. Investigating Foreign Language Enjoyment and Public Speaking Class Anxiety in the EFL Class: A Mixed Methods Study

Fatemeh Nemati; Ali Roohani; Azizullah Mirzaei

Volume 39, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 115-152

Abstract
  Foreign language enjoyment and speaking anxiety in the classroom are two potential emotion-inducing factors for foreign language learning. This sequential mixed methods study investigated ...  Read More
Research Paper
Frequency Effects of Regular Past Tense Forms in English on Native Speakers’ and Second Language Learners’ Accuracy Rate and Reaction Time
5. Frequency Effects of Regular Past Tense Forms in English on Native Speakers’ and Second Language Learners’ Accuracy Rate and Reaction Time

Ebrahim Safaie

Volume 39, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 153-199

Abstract
  There is substantial debate over the mental representation of regular past tense forms in both first language (L1) and second language (L2) processing. Specifically, the controversy ...  Read More
Research Paper
Instructed Second Language English Pragmatics in the Iranian Context
6. Instructed Second Language English Pragmatics in the Iranian Context

Farzaneh Shakki; Jila Naeini; Omid Mazandarani; Ali Derakhshan

Volume 39, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 201-252

Abstract
  The present study aimed to review the instruction of the L2 speech acts in English pragmatics in the Iranian context during the last two decades from 2000 to 2020. To this end, upon ...  Read More