Research Paper
Task Type and Prompt Effect on Test Performance: A Focus on IELTS Academic Writing Tasks
1. Task Type and Prompt Effect on Test Performance: A Focus on IELTS Academic Writing Tasks

Alireza Ahmadi; Shaban Mansoordehghan

Volume 33, Issue 3 , Autumn 2014, Pages 1-20

Abstract
  Recent versions of international high-stakes tests like TOEFL and IELTS have made use of integrated tasks in addition to the traditional independent tasks in a claim to provide a more ...  Read More
Research Paper
Iranian Non-native English Speaking Teachers’ Rating Criteria Regarding the Speech Act of Compliment: An Investigation of Teachers’ Variables
2. Iranian Non-native English Speaking Teachers’ Rating Criteria Regarding the Speech Act of Compliment: An Investigation of Teachers’ Variables

Minoo Alemi; Zohreh Eslami Rasekh; Atefeh Rezanejad

Volume 33, Issue 3 , Autumn 2014, Pages 21-49

Abstract
  Among topics in the field of pragmatics, some seem to be in a more rigorous need of investigation. Pragmatic assessment and specifically the issue of pragmatic rating are among issues ...  Read More
Research Paper
Key Lexical Chunks in Applied Linguistics Article Abstracts
3. Key Lexical Chunks in Applied Linguistics Article Abstracts

Hadi Farjami

Volume 33, Issue 3 , Autumn 2014, Pages 51-61

Abstract
  In any discourse domain, certain chunks are particularly frequent and deserve attention by the novice to be initiated and by the expert to maintain a sense of community. To make a relevant ...  Read More
Research Paper
Collaborative L2 Interactivity in Diverse ZPD-Based Proximal Contexts and Interactional Competence Development
4. Collaborative L2 Interactivity in Diverse ZPD-Based Proximal Contexts and Interactional Competence Development

Ali Akbar Jafarpour; Azizullah Mirzaei; Fatemeh Zahra Ehsani

Volume 33, Issue 3 , Autumn 2014, Pages 75-100

Abstract
  Central to Vygotsky-inspired sociocultural theory (SCT) is the notion of ZPD seen by SLA researchers as a useful framework within which L2 teaching and learning can take place. Van ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Investigation of the Perspectives of Iranian EFL Domain Experts on Postmethod Pedagogy: A Delphi Technique
5. The Investigation of the Perspectives of Iranian EFL Domain Experts on Postmethod Pedagogy: A Delphi Technique

Mohammad Khatib; Jalil Fathi

Volume 33, Issue 3 , Autumn 2014, Pages 89-112

Abstract
  After the introduction of postmethod pedagogy by Kumaravadivelu with its three principles of particularity, possibility and practicality, a wave of attention was directed towards this ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Relationship between EFL Teachers’ Emotional Intelligence and Students’ Motivational Attributes
6. The Relationship between EFL Teachers’ Emotional Intelligence and Students’ Motivational Attributes

Ali Roohani; Nafiseh Mohammadi

Volume 33, Issue 3 , Autumn 2014, Pages 113-133

Abstract
  This study explored the relationship between EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers’ emotional intelligence (EI) and their students’ motivational attributes. Additionally, ...  Read More
Research Paper
Acoustic Analysis of Persian EFL Learners' Pronunciation of English Vowels
7. Acoustic Analysis of Persian EFL Learners' Pronunciation of English Vowels

Vahid Sadeghi; Farnaz Sadat Taghavi

Volume 33, Issue 3 , Autumn 2014, Pages 135-153

Abstract
  This paper reports the results of an experimental study on non-native production of English vowels. Two groups of Persian EFL learners varying in language proficiency were tested on ...  Read More