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Amir Sabzevari, Vahid Sadeghi,
Volume 1, Number 2 (9-2014)
Contrastive rhetorical analysis as a way of understanding different ways through which writers from various cultural backgrounds shape their discourse was
officially initiated by the works of Kaplan (1966). This study tries to use the methodology to investigate the news reports in two American and Iranian widely
published newspapers. Using the analytical methodologies of contrastive rhetoric and genre analysis, 10 news reports written by Iranian and American journalist were selected and analyzed. Results revealed that though the genre written by both groups of writers followed the same generic or rhetorical organizational structure, the strategies writers from the two different socio-cultural environments took to realize the moves in the genres were different.
Mohammad Bagher Khatibi,
Volume 2, Number 1 (3-2014)
The present study examined the effect of genre-based tasks on EFL learners'
speaking performance and probed whether genre-based tasks may empower EFL
learners to perform better on speaking tests. A further concern of the study was to
explore whether the effect of genre-based tasks on speaking ability of EFL learners
varied across different age groups, i.e. teenagers (13-16 years old) and young adults
(24-27 years old). To this end, some generic based consciousness-raising tasks
(CRT) were adapted from the model proposed by Benedict (2006) to develop
control of a genre used as the treatment procedures. Two different speaking tests of
different genres (e.g. recount, report, review, etc.), used as pretest and posttest,
were administered to 120 senior university students majoring in English language
translation. The results indicated that consciousness-raising tasks significantly
affected EFL learners' speaking performance. However, the effect of generic-based
CRTs did not vary across different age groups. Overall, the findings provided
empirical support for the facilitative effect of generic-based consciousness-raising
tasks on speaking performance of EFL learners. The findings may promise
implications for EFL speaking syllabuses and provide guidelines to designers to
accommodate the insights derived from the genre-based instruction perspective.
Mr Hossein Ali Manzouri,
Volume 3, Number 1 (9-2015)
This study aims at uncovering the effect(s) of genre-based instruction (GBI) on listening proficiency among Iranian EFL learners. Moreover, it seeks to explore the relationship between effectiveness of GBI and listening proficiency. For this purpose, 68 EFL learners in two different groups at Zabol University were selected. Group A included 30 participants (12 males and 18 females), and Group B consisted of 36 participants (16 males, and 22 females). Group A was divided into treatment and control groups and underwent two listening proficiency tests for pre and posttest. Results of independent t-test indicated that treatment group outperformed the control group as the result of GBI (Sig =.001, t=3.740). Based on the proficiency test, Group B was also divided into proficient and less-proficient groups each one underwent two listening tests for pre and posttest. Results of independent t-test and paired t-test revealed both groups differed significantly as the result of GBI (Sig.= .00, correlation= .949, and .945 for proficient and less-proficient groups respectively) indicating that listening proficiency is not a significant factor in effectiveness of GBI.
Mr Mohammadreza Sadeghi,
Volume 3, Number 1 (9-2015)
News has played a vital role in peoples’ and governments’ decision making. As such, the source and reliability of the news are of equal or even more significance than the news itself and that makes reporting the news a challenging and critical profession. Accordingly, investigating how news is reported is essential and further it would be illuminating to see how different news reporting organizations and cultures report their news for their readers. This study compared the Persian and English news to explore the similarities and differences between two languages. Utilizing Schematic Structure of Editorials (Based on van Dijk, 1992, 1995) to analyze the data, the researcher found significant similarities and differences between Persian and English in terms of genre of news.
Seyed Foad Ebrahimi, Hossein Saadabadi Motlagh,
Volume 5, Number 1 (3-2017)
This study intends to scrutinize the realizations and discourse functions of context frames in research article abstracts written by native and non-native writers of English from four disciplines namely: Applied Linguistics, Economics, Biology, and Mechanical Engineering. To this end, 200 research article abstracts (50 from each discipline) were selected for analysis. From the 50 research article abstracts of each discipline, 25 were written by native writers of English and 25 written by Iranian non-native writers of English. The corpora, then, were analyzed based on the analytical framework proposed by Ebrahimi (2014). Based on the findings obtained, it can be concluded that the context frame’s selection, frequency and discourse functions are affected and imposed by the nature of discipline and genre of RA abstracts. The result also indicated that there is a difference between native and Iranian non-native writers of English in dealing with these elements. In addition, the findings stress the fact that writing is restricted by the disciplinary conventions and writers’ background knowledge of English language.
Maryam Farnia, Shahrzad Rahimi,
Volume 5, Number 1 (3-2017)
The present contrastive study reports a research on a genre analysis of the introduction section of dentistry research articles between English and Persian languages. To this end, 70 introduction sections written in English and Persian and published in wellknown leading journals were examined and analyzed using Swales’ (2004) classification of moves and steps in introduction sections. Frequency and Chi-square test were used to examine the differences between the two corpora of introduction sections. The analysis of the introduction sections shows that Move 1 step 1 “claiming centrality”, Move 2 step 1a “counter-claiming” and Move 3.1 “Announcing present research descriptively and/or purposively” are the most frequently used moves in English and Persian corpora. Moreover, the findings show that the majority of research articles across the two corpora opened with Move 1.1 “Claiming centrality”. Also, results revealed that there was a statistically significant difference in certain moves between English and Persian introduction sections.