Volume 4, Number 4, April 2014

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REGULAR PAPERS

Contour Tones in Igbo: 'Where They Come from'

Chikelu Ihunanya Ezenwafor

 

De-egocentricity and Socialization: A Study of Hinton¡¯s The Outsiders

Dan Shi

 

The Relationship between Self-awareness and Learners¡¯ Performance on Different Reading Comprehension Test Types among Iranian EFL Elementary Learners

Mansureh Arabsarhangi and Iraj Noroozi

 

The Effects of Top-down/Bottom-up Processing and Field-dependent/Field-independent Cognitive Style on Iranian EFL Learners¡¯ Reading Comprehension

Azar Hosseini Fatemi, Vahideh Sadat Vahedi, and Zari Sadat Seyyedrezaie

 

The Research of Speaking Process in Language Attention System

Xianqing Liu and Jinyan Fan

 

Theoretical Analyses on How Human Cognition Is Related to Spatial Metaphor

Pan Hu

 

The Relationship between Cultural Background and Reading Comprehension

Hedieh Yousef, Lotfollah Karimi, and Kamaran Janfeshan

 

An Action Research Report on Promoting Learners¡¯ Motivation in College English Intensive Reading Course in China

Xiao Fu

 

Effects of the Second Language on the First: A Study of ESL Students in China

Xin Wang

 

The Impact of Different Writing Tasks on Intermediate EFL Learners' Writing Performance

Abdolreza Abdali and Hamidreza Fatemipour

 

A Novel Probe into College English Quality-oriented Transformation Based on the Impersonal Evaluation Criteria of College English Instruction

Xiongyong Cheng

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A Corpus-based Comparative Study of Lexical Proficiency of Writings by Majors of Arts v.s. Those of Science

Ronggen Zhang

 

Strategies Employed in Translation of Tourist Guidebooks Culture-specific Items from Persian into English

Masoome Rezaei and Davud Kuhi

 

Understanding the Platonic Dialogue from the Perspective of Gadamer¡¯s Hermeneutics

Chunge Liu and Xiaodi Sui

 

The Strategy of Metaphor Translation: Domestication or Foreignization

Xuedong Shi

 

Delving the Relationship between Teacher Empowerment and Job Satisfaction among Iranian EFL Teachers in Tehran Aviation University

Fatemeh Azimi Amoli and Maryam Youran

 

The Application of Thematic Theory in Translation

Fang Wang

 

Characteristics of Economic Literature and Its Translation

Jianjun Wang and Yize Fan

 

Comparison of Critical Thinking in Students Interested and Uninterested in Learning a Second Language

Gholamreza Manshaee, Tahereh Mahmoudian Dastnaee, Ali Seidi, and Azam Davoodi  

 

Research on Bilingual Teaching in Colleges and Universities in China

Jian Li and Kunming Yao

 

Negotiation of Narratives in Postmodern Picture Book

Shuxuan Wu

 

Examining the Effect of Strategy Instruction on Writing Apprehension and Writing Achievement of EFL Learners

Fatemeh Mohseniasl

 

On Vocabulary Presentation Modes in College English Teaching and Learning

Jun Chen

 

Analysis of Influencing Factors in Metacognition in English Writing

Yingnan Liu

 

The Effect of Focus on Form on EFL Learners¡¯ Written Task Accuracy across Different Proficiency Levels

Asghar Salimi, Alireza Bonyadi, and Atefeh Asghari

 

Group-based Formative Assessment: A Successful Way to Make Summative Assessment Effective

Haishen Yu and Hongmei Li

 

The Re-understanding of Edna Pontellier¡¯s Death

Limin Bai

 

A Comparison of Linguistic Errors of Iranian EFL Learners at Two Different Levels of Proficiency

Bahareh Malmeer

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