Research Paper
The Effect of Mixed and Matched Level Dyadic Interaction on Iranian EFL Learners’ Comprehension and Production of Requests and Apologies
1. The Effect of Mixed and Matched Level Dyadic Interaction on Iranian EFL Learners’ Comprehension and Production of Requests and Apologies

Zahra Fakher; Fereidoon Vahdany; Manoochehr Jafarigohar; Hassan Soleimani

Volume 35, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 1-30

Abstract
  Drawing upon sociocultural theory of Vygotsky, the current study aims to investigate the effect of dyadic interaction in mixed and matched level proficiency pairings on comprehension ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Use of Hedging in Discussion Sections of Applied Linguistics Research Articles with Varied Research Methods
2. The Use of Hedging in Discussion Sections of Applied Linguistics Research Articles with Varied Research Methods

Mohammad R. Hashemi; Danial Shirzadi

Volume 35, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 31-56

Abstract
  The discourse of the discussion in research articles is regarded to be of considerable significance—as in this section the findings are interpreted in light of previous research ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Impact of Task Complexity along Single Task Dimension on EFL Iranian Learners' Written Production: Lexical complexity
3. The Impact of Task Complexity along Single Task Dimension on EFL Iranian Learners' Written Production: Lexical complexity

Siros Izadpanah; Esmaeil Shajeri

Volume 35, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 57-84

Abstract
  Based on Robinson’s Cognition Hypothesis, this study explored the effects of task complexity on the lexical complexity of Iranian EFL students’ argumentative writing.This ...  Read More
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Autonomously Noticing Incorrect Language Use: Does it Improve EFL Learners' Grammatical Accuracy?
4. Autonomously Noticing Incorrect Language Use: Does it Improve EFL Learners' Grammatical Accuracy?

Sakineh Jafari; Saeed Ketabi; Mansoor Tavakoli

Volume 35, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 85-110

Abstract
  Promoting communicative interactions, while simultaneously drawing students’ attention to language form, is considered as a potentially significant area of research in second ...  Read More
Research Paper
Genre Analysis and Genre-mixing Across Various Realizations of Academic Book Introductions in Applied Linguistics
5. Genre Analysis and Genre-mixing Across Various Realizations of Academic Book Introductions in Applied Linguistics

Alireza Jalilifar; Zeinab Golkar Musavi

Volume 35, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 111-138

Abstract
  Motivated by the need to explore the introductory sections of textbooks, the present study attempted to scrutinize three realizations of academic introductions, namely, Preface, Introduction, ...  Read More
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Do Heavy-NP Shift Phenomenon and Constituent Ordering in English Cause Sentence Processing Difficulty for EFL Learners?
6. Do Heavy-NP Shift Phenomenon and Constituent Ordering in English Cause Sentence Processing Difficulty for EFL Learners?

Masoud Motamedynia; Navid Nasrollahi Shahri; Behzad Ghonsooly

Volume 35, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 139-159

Abstract
  Heavy-NP shift occurs when speakers prefer placing lengthy or “heavy” noun phrase direct objects in the clause-final position within a sentence rather than in the post-verbal ...  Read More