Research Paper
Evidence Marking in Research Articles: An Investigation of its Sources and Relative Reliability through Quality Markers
1. Evidence Marking in Research Articles: An Investigation of its Sources and Relative Reliability through Quality Markers

Reza Abdi

Volume 30, Issue 4 , Winter 2012, Pages 1-26

Abstract
  Evidence occupies a paramount position in any logical endeavor and research article is consensually considered a predominant site of such an endeavor. One interesting area of rhetoric ...  Read More
Research Paper
Group Dynamic Assessment: An Inventory of Mediational Strategies for Teaching Listening
2. Group Dynamic Assessment: An Inventory of Mediational Strategies for Teaching Listening

Mohammad Alavi; Shiva Kaivanpanah; Karim Shabani

Volume 30, Issue 4 , Winter 2012, Pages 27-58

Abstract
  Group dynamic assessment (G-DA) grounded in Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory (SCT) is believed to have the potential to provide a context for capturing a group of learners’ ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Adaptation of English Initial Clusters by Persian Learners
3. The Adaptation of English Initial Clusters by Persian Learners

Ali Akbar Jabbari; Parvin Safari; Farane Falaknaz; Jeroen van de Weijer

Volume 30, Issue 4 , Winter 2012, Pages 59-76

Abstract
  This study presents an overview of the different strategies that Persian learners of English employ to deal with initial clusters. While vowel epenthesis appears to be the most widespread ...  Read More
Research Paper
Cognitive Strategy Training: Improving Reading Comprehension in the Language Classroom
4. Cognitive Strategy Training: Improving Reading Comprehension in the Language Classroom

Sima Khezrlou

Volume 30, Issue 4 , Winter 2012, Pages 77-98

Abstract
  This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive strategy instruction on English reading comprehension of Iranian advanced students. A total of 60 participants took part ...  Read More
Research Paper
L1 Use and Language-Related Episodes (LREs) in an EFL Setting
5. L1 Use and Language-Related Episodes (LREs) in an EFL Setting

Rajab Ali Raayati; Bagher Yaqubi; Rezvan Harsejsani

Volume 30, Issue 4 , Winter 2012, Pages 99-125

Abstract
  Pair and small group work is infrequently welcomed in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes under the assumption that students tend to use their first language (L1), which is ...  Read More
Research Paper
Rhetorical Variation in Medical Article Abstracts Written in English and Persian
6. Rhetorical Variation in Medical Article Abstracts Written in English and Persian

Mohammad Reza Talebinezhad; Zahra Arbabi; Saeed Taki; Mahmood Akhlaghi

Volume 30, Issue 4 , Winter 2012, Pages 127-144

Abstract
  The present study aimed at finding structural variations in the translated abstracts from Persian into English and comparing them with abstracts originally written in English and published ...  Read More