Ali Jamalinesari's research while affiliated with Islamic Azad University and other places

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The present study aimed at comparing English and Persian narrative texts in terms of manner of expressing of relational attributive clauses based on (Halliday, 2004). Accordingly, it incorporated a corpus of 400 clauses: 200 from English and 200 in Persian in order to find out the possible similarities and differences regarding three components of...
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In recent years, computer technology has been widely used for educational purposes. In fact, more and more teachers are using computers and the Internet in their classrooms. We’ve seen an enormous growth in the number of teachers using multimedia applications for foreign language teaching and learning. This study examines the effect of multimedia o...
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Since the beginning of language studies, Second Language Acquisition (SLA) researchers have been searching for effective ways of improving learners’ language skills. This study aimed at investigating the effects of Grammatical Consciousness Raising task on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ reading comprehension ability. So, two groups o...
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This study investigated the effectiveness and efficacy of teacher's direct vs. indirect feedback on students’ composition writings in an EFL context. Two classes (each class 10 students) of female intermediate students in a private English language learning institute were given writing assignments for ten class sessions. The students in every class...
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The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of the video captioning on Iranian EFL learners’ listening comprehension. A total of homogenized students in a private English language institute in Ilam, Iran (Safir English language institute) participated in the study. The students were randomly assigned to two groups to receive treatments. Both...
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Publication of research articles (RAs) in English seems a challenging task for native and non-native writers. The acquisition of rhetorical structure and function grammar can be very helpful for academicians to achieve the wanted goal which is, of course, the Publication of their RAs. This study aims at investigating the effect of educational level...
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On Friday, 14 June 2013 one of the most significant events of Iran and the Middle East happened: the presidential election of Iran. The 11th president of Iran started his term on 3rd August 2013. The election was in fact a competition between two main parties: Principlist and Reformist. This paper studied the speeches of the nominees of these two p...
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Mastering pronunciation in EFL context, where direct access to native speaker is scarce, is a highly challenging objective for many language students in Iran. Derivative words more specifically, pose their own problems. There are different types of suffixes, two of which are neutral and non-neutral. This survey study examines teachers’ pronunciatio...
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The present study aims at investigating the manner of expression of adjuncts in English and Persian based on (Halliday, 2004). Halliday's categorization of adjuncts into “interpersonal, textual, and experiential” was adopted to classify the collected examples of adjuncts. Some English novels and their Persian translations were investigated and more...
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The present study was conducted for two purposes:(1) to compare the learners’ comprehension ability before and after the implementation of two types of pre-reading activities, guessing reading content from asking pre- reading questions and vocabulary definition, (2) to investigate the learners’ attitudes towards the implementation of two pre-readin...
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The present study focuses on the relationship between teacher empowerment and teacher self-efficacy. The research is a quantitative study in which the data is obtained to get a great understanding on the relationship between empowerment and self-efficacy of Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. The sample consisted of 60 teachers in I...
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The present study was aimed at exploring and describing apology strategies among Kurdish bilinguals in Ilam, Iran. It attempts to systematize the various strategies used for the purpose of apologizing from the pragmatic point of view. The current study involves 80 subjects of Kurdish bilinguals in Ilam, consisting of 40 male and 40 female subjects....
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This study investigates the effect of teachers’ self-efficacy on personal teaching and external influences. The study involves 18 novice and 18 experienced English teachers teaching at Ilam high schools from March to September of 2014. Data were collected through a questionnaire. Teacher's questionnaire consisted of 36 Likert scale items. To analyz...
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This article aimed at investigating the level of writing anxiety of the Iranian EFL students with different proficiency levels. To do so, 45 students (elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners) studying in Azad University of Ilam, Iran were selected based on random sampling. Second, Language Writing Anxiety Inventory SLWAI (Cheng, 2004) was u...
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Because of its figural or rhetorical component, language cannot be a reliable medium for stating truth. Rhetoric continually undermines the abstract systems of grammar and logic and any attempt to fix a connection between the book and the world is futile. Regarding the metaphoricity of language, this article tries to prove that how the critic’s sea...
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The most useful key words to understand Pirandello and at the same time the major recurring ideas and motifs, on which his novelty and greatness depend, include reality, illusion, art and identity. Pirandello seems to have raised several deep questions about identity, truth, the importance of paradox, contradiction and opposition in understanding t...

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... Hence, it is important to understand learners' level of writing anxiety. Considering this, a significant number of studies have explored the perceptions, achievements, and performances of language learners in various ESL/EFL settings (Alfiansyah et al., 2017;Al-Sawalha & Chow, 2012;Dordinejad & Ahmadabad, 2014;Ekmekçi, 2018;Jebreil et al., 2015;Rezaei & Jafari, 2014). Most other studies have revealed that anxiety could have a negative influence on students' overall performance in language and writing skills. ...
... The much critical and scholarly attention paid to the literature of this region in general and poetry, in particular, has been recent. It can be traced to the conferences organised around G. G. Darah, Sam Ukala and Tanure Ojaide at different times in 2008, Tess Onwueme in 2009 and the winning of both national and international prizes by creative writers from the region (Nwahunanya, 2011;Donohue, 2012;Mirzahoseini et al., 2015). Okunoye (2008) sees the condition of the people of the oil-rich Niger Delta as an experience that has elicited a remarkable poetic response in recent times and that the scholarly response to the Niger Delta situation has been remarkable. ...
... Due to their impairment, people who have hearing loss are unable to understand auditory information. Early research indicates that captions can enhance EFL/ESL learners' vocabulary development, word recognition, and listening and reading comprehension [7]. In addition, Assistive technology may be used to get around the difficulty of obtaining digital content by providing subtitles for the video. ...
... Hence, giving attention to C-R and language acquisition is crucial. Helping learners to notice a specific feature of the target language in a context is seen as the first step towards language acquisition (Azizifar et al, .2015). For these reasons, CRTs can be useful for English teachers who teach freshman students at a university because they include a larger repertoire of activities to teach grammar. ...
... This causes a related relationship between social practice and the process of forming discourse. For this reason, the study was done on the context of text production, text consumption, and socio-cultural aspects that influence the formation of discourse (Gowhary et al., 2015;Jalali & Ansaripour, 2014). Fairclough explains that there is a dialectical relationship between social practice and the process of discourse formation. ...
... Osei et al. (2016), for instance, looked at the use of pre-reading activities in reading skills achievement in preschool education. Also, Azizifar et al. (2015) conducted a study at Omol Habibeh High School in Ilam, Iran and Mujahidah & Ramli (2019) investigated the effectiveness of prereading plan (PReP) technique to improve student's reading comprehension of narrative text at one senior high school in Pinrang, South Sulawesi of Indonesia. Nesrim (2020) also explored the impact of pre-reading strategies on the reading performance of students studying English as a second language. ...
... 184). Evidently, some studies found that indirect corrective feedback seemed to be effective in helping the learners to improve their linguistic accuracy of grammatical errors (Jamalinesari et al., 2015). The findings of the above studies substantiate the inconclusive findings in past literature with regards to the effectiveness of direct and implicit WCF. ...
... Predicting the future performance of organizations is very difficult. However, learner-centred organizations are somehow able to predict and take long-term decisions because they are empowered (Sharifi, Azizifar, Jamalinesari, & Gowhary, 2015). The theoretical foundation of the study is the organizational theory that explains how lean thinking is related to organizational learning. ...
... Syntactic function of subordinate clause is equated to the function of sentence member (Larson et al., 2006;McColl-Kennedy & Anderson, 2002). Consequently, there were identified various types of the subordinate clauses: subjective clause, objective clause, attributive clause, adverbial clause, conditional clause, consecutive clause, concessive clause and others (Kaffashi et al., 2015). Though, there is no exact identification between the kinds of subordinate clauses and sentence members" (Kvatchadze, 1996). ...
... Abedi (2017) argued that the EFL learners used IFIDs to apology beside offer of repair. Also, Ghanbari et al. (2015) stated that EFL learners employed the following AS: explanation, taking responsibility, and offering of repair to confirm their apology. ...