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رشد زبان های خارجی - پیاپی 126 (زمستان 1397)
  • پیاپی 126 (زمستان 1397)
  • تاریخ انتشار: 1398/01/28
  • تعداد عناوین: 9
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  • Mohammad Reza Anani Sarab *, Narges Noroozi Page 1
    The present study aimed at investigating all oral activities included in the speaking and listening sections of the Iranian high school English textbooks and the Iraqi junior high school English textbooks in terms of their pragmatic aspects with a focus on speech acts using Searle’s (1976) model for macro-functions and two other models for analysis of micro-functions including Quirk et al. (1985) and Matreyek (1990). To this end, the frequency and type of each speech act was identified. Also the context of each conversation was examined for the meaningfulness of the conversations.The results indicated that the speech acts in the Iraqi textbooks were more frequent than the Iranian ones and there were more various types of speech acts in the Iraqi textbooks in comparison with the Iranian ones. In addition, language functions in the Iraqi textbooks mostly occurred in meaningful contexts while the Iranian ones did not provide such meaningful contexts. Furthermore, it was revealed that out of five different kinds of language functions proposed by Searle (1976), only three of them, i.e. representative, directive and expressive macro-functions were used in the Iranian textbooks. The Iraqi textbooks proved superior in this case as well since they included the three types of speech acts identified in the Iranian English textbooks plus the commissive type.
    Keywords: EFL (English as a Foreign Language), pragmatics, pragmatic competence, communicativecompetence, speech act, context, Iraqi High School EnglishTextbooks, Iranian High School EnglishTextbooks
  • Hadi Azimi *, Zahra Kobadi Kerman Page 10
  • HelloTalk: A Language Exchange App on Your Smartphone / Media Review Template Title plus author’s full name and affiliation
    Musa Nushi *, Hossein Makiabadi Page 15
    Not being able to physically attend language classes, high fees of getting a second language (L2) education, technological improvements, and the variety-demanding nature of modern man have considerably increased the tendency towards the usage of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) applications. Thanks to the MALL technology, many apps have already been launched for a more meaningful learning. Meanwhile, apps with larger user bases are the first choice of the majority of L2 learners, since they provide a more social atmosphere for the users to communicate and share ideas with one another; besides, such apps offer a creative and joyful way of learning which is really popular with young learners. An appropriate prototype of such apps is HelloTalk, and the present paper has been written to review its facets and features.
    Keywords: Mobile-assisted language learning, HelloTalk, meaningful learning
  • Mohammad Reza Anani Sarab * Page 24