Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan

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Full Name: Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan

Associate Professor

Department of Humanities, Faculty of Encyclopedia Studies

Danesh close, Rashidi street, Farhang boulevard, Saa’dat Abad, PO Box 14155-6419, Tehran, Iran

Fax: +98 21 22129840

m.nodoushan [at] ihcs.ac.ir , dr.nodoushan [at] gmail.com

Education

Supervisor: Professor Parviz Birjandi

Thesis title: Text Familiarity, Reading Tasks, and ESP Test Performance: A Study on Iranian LEP and Non-LEP University Students

Supervisor: Professor Akbar Afghari

Thesis title: A Sociopragmatic-Comparative Study of Ostensible Invitations in English and Farsi

Research Interests

  • Applied Linguistics

  • Pragmatics

  • Politeness

Papers in ISI or SCOPUS Journals

  • 2021, Demanding versus asking in Persian: Requestives as acts of verbal harassment. International Journal of Language Studies, 15(1), 27-46.

  • 2020, English for Specific Purposes: Traditions, trends, directions. Studies in English Language and Education, 7(1), 247-268.

  • 2020, Language assessment: Lessons learnt from the existing literature. International Journal of Language Studies, 14(2), 135-146.

  • 2019, Clearing the mist: The border between linguistic politeness and social etiquette. International Journal of Language Studies, 13(2), 109-120.

  • 2018, Which view of indirect reports do Persian data corroborate? International Review of Pragmatics, 10(1), 76-100.

  • 2018, Toward a taxonomy of errors in Iranian EFL learners’ basic-level writing. International Journal of Language Studies, 12(1), 101-116.

  • 2016, On the functions of swearing in Persian. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 4(2), 234-254.

  • 2015, The secret life of slurs from the perspective of reported speech. Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, 9(2), 92-112.

  • 2014, On indirect reports and language games: Evidence from Persian. Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, 8(2), 26-42. (With Alessandro Capone)

  • 2009, The Shaffer-Gee perspective: Can epistemic games serve education? Teaching and Teacher Education, 25 (6), 897- 901.

  • 2006, A sociopragmatic comparative study of ostensible invitations in English and Farsi. Speech Communication, 48 (8), 903-912.

Papers in Other Peer-reviewed Journals

  • 2018, A conversation analytic perspective on Quranic verses and chapters. Studies in English Language and Education, 5(1), 1-11. (Co-authored with Ali Kazemi)

  • 2017, A comparative structural move analysis of topical and biographical encyclopedia articles. Foreign Language Research Journal, 7(2), 453-470. [Persian Text]

  • 2017, Lexemes, practs, and those who have yet to decide. Linguistik Online, 81, 77-93.

  • 2016, Persian speakers' use of refusal strategies across politeness systems. PhiN: Philologie Netz, 76, 61-77.

  • 2016, Critical pedagogy, rituals of distinction, and true professionalism. Journal of Educational Technology, 13(1), 29-43. (Co-authored with Arezou Pashapour)

  • 2015, Anxiety as it pertains to EFL writing ability and performance. Journal on Educational Psychology, 8(4), 1-12.

  • 2015, Language testing: The state of the art (An online interview with James Dean Brown). International Journal of Language Studies, 9(4), 133-143. [Co-authored with James Dean Brown]

  • 2015, Pragmatics: The state of the art (An online interview with Keith Allan). International Journal of Language Studies, 9(3), 147-154. [Co-authored with Keith Allan]

  • 2015, Genre analysis: The state of the art (An online interview with Vijay Kumar Bhatia). International Journal of Language Studies, 9(2), 121-130. [Co-authored with Vijay K. Bhatia]

  • 2015, English for Specific Purposes: The state of the art (An online interview with Ann M. Johns). International Journal of Language Studies, 9(2), 113-120. [Co-authored with Ann M. Johns]

  • 2014, Iconicity of cohesion in Persian causative constructions. Linguistik online 68, 29-42. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13092/lo.65.1401) [Co-authored with Gholam Reza Mohiyedin Ghomshei]

  • 2014, Speech acts or language micro- and macro-games? International Journal of Language Studies, 8(4), 1-28. (DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3699.2648)

  • 2014, Assessing writing: A review of the main trends. Studies in English Language and Education, 1(2), 119-129.

  • 2014, Cognitive versus learning styles: Emergence of the Ideal Education Model (IEM). Journal on Educational Psychology, 8(2), 31-39.

  • 2014, The impact of analogy on L3 reading comprehension. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 14(1), 112-120. [Co-authored with Hossein Karami]

  • 2013, The bilingual self or selves? Annals Universitatis Apulensis - Series Philologica, 14(2), 503-510.

  • 2013, The social semiotics of funerary rites in Iran. International Journal of Language Studies, 7(1), 79 - 102.

  • 2012, Rethinking Face and Politeness. International Journal of Language Studies, 6(4), 119 - 140.

  • 2012, Self-regulated learning (SRL): Emergence of the RSRLM model. International Journal of Language Studies, 6(3), 1 - 16.

  • 2012, The impact of locus of control on language achievement. International Journal of Language Studies, 6(2), 123 - 136.

  • 2012, The book review genre: A structural move analysis. International Journal of Language Studies, 6(1), 1 - 30. [Co-authored with Hamed Montazeran]

  • 2011, Differential Item Functioning: Current problems and future directions, International Journal of Language Studies, 5(3), 133-142. [Co-authored with Hossein Karami]

  • 2011, Theses ‘Discussion’ sections: A structural move analysis, International Journal of Language Studies, 5(3), 111-132. [Co-authored with Nafiseh Khakbaz]

  • 2011, Reflective teaching in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes: An overview. Journal on School Educational Technology, 6(3), 1-6.

  • 2011, Supportive discourse moves in Persian requests, International Journal of Language Studies, 5(2), 65-94. [Co-authored with Hamid Allami]

  • 2011, The Place of Genre Analysis in International Communication, International Journal of Language Studies, 5(1), 63-74.

  • 2010, The Interface between interim assessment and feedback: An opinion paper. Journal on Educational Psychology, 4(3), 1-8.

  • 2010, The Impact of Formal Schemata on L3 Reading Recall. International Journal of Language Studies, 4(4), 357-372.

  • 2010, Learning Strategies in Proficient and Less Proficient Readers in Medicine. Journal on Educational Psychology, 4(2), 19-32.

  • 2009, Measurement theory in language testing: Past traditions and current trends. Journal on Educational Psychology, 3 (2), 1-12.

  • 2009, Personality theory and TESOL. Journal on Educational Psychology, 3 (1), 14-22. [Co-authored with Fadi M. Al Shalabi]

  • 2009, Improving learning and teaching through action research. The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1 (3), 211-222.

  • 2009, Is EFL study major a predictor of language achievement. The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1 (3), 182-193.

  • 2009, Identifying sources of bias in EFL writing assessment through multiple trait scoring. The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1 (2), 28-53.

  • 2009, Morphological make-up as the predictor of English word accent. TESL Canada Journal. 26 (2), 13-23.

  • 2008, A critique of the brave new world of K-12 education. Journal on School Educational Technology, 4  (2), 1-6.

  • 2008, Language and literacy development in prelingually-deaf children. Journal on Educational Psychology, 2 (2), 16-20

  • 2008, Persian requests: Redress of face through indirectness. Iranian Journal of Language Studies, 2  (3), pp. 257-280. 

  • 2008, The role of metacognition in the language teaching profession. Journal on Educational Psychology, 2  (1), pp. 1-9. (ED502896)

  • 2008, Performance assessment in language testing. Journal on School Educational Technology, 3 (4), pp. 1-7. (ED503017)

  • 2008, A Framework for Task-Oriented Language Instruction. Journal on School Educational Technology, 3  (3), pp 5-16.  (ED501282)

  • 2008, The Quantum Human Computer (QHC) Hypothesis. Journal of Educational Technology, 4 (4), pp. 28-32. (ED501261)

  • 2007, Predicting English Word Accent on Morphological Grounds. Journal on School Educational Technology, 3 (2), pp. 22-30. (ED501447)

  • 2007, Error treatment in the EFL writing class: Red pen method versus remedial instruction. Journal of Educational Technology, 4 (3), pp. 53-58. (ED500145)

  • 2007, Is Field Dependence or Independence a Predictor of EFL Reading Performance? TESL Canada Journal, 24 (2), pp. 82-108. (EJ806781)

  • 2007, Thinking on the write path.  Training Journal, May 2007, pp. 37-40. (ED496656)

  • 2007, Greeting forms in English and Persian: A sociopragmatic perspective.  Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 4 (3), pp. 355-362. (ASCI-23559)

  • 2007, Politeness markers in Persian requestives. The Linguistics Journal, 2 (1), pp. 43-68.

  • 2007, Are task type and text familiarity predictors of performance on tests of English for specific purposes? Asian ESP Journal, 3 (1), pp. 67-96.

  • 2007, Is text cohesion a precursor to reading success? Journal of Educational Technology, 3 (4), pp. 87-91. (ED496021)

  • 2007, On adopting a cognitive orientation in EFL writing classroom. Journal on Educational Psychology, 1 (1), pp. 15-18. (ED499744)

  • 2006, Does field independence relate to performance on communicative language tests? Journal of Educational Technology, 3 (3), pp. 79-85. (ED496071)

  • 2006, Iranian complainees' use of conversational strategies: A politeness study. Iranian Journal of Language Studies, 1 (1), pp.29-56. (ED494790)

  • 2006, Research in the language classroom: State of the art. Journal of Educational Technology, 3  (2), pp. 63-72. (ED496072)

  • 2006, Language teaching: State of the art. Reading Matrix, 6 (2), pp. 125-140.  (ED495672)

  • 2003, Text-familiarity, reading tasks and ESP test performance: A study on Iranian LEP and Non-LEP University Students. The Reading Matrix, 3 (1). (EJ666281)

  • 1998, Correlation in language testing. The Research Quarterly of Arak Islamic Azad University,1, pp. 139-142. [Persian Text]

  • 1992, A review of Diploma English exam. The FLT Journal (Roshd), 34-35, pp. 14-19. [Persian Text]

Forum Papers

  • 2010, The silent disarmers: What L1 habits do to FL success, Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(2), 187-189.

Chapters in edited volumes

  • 2018, Implementation of the Beghetto-Kaufman-Baer approach to creativity and the four-c developmental trajectory in common core foreign language classrooms. In L. Caudle (Ed.), Teachers and teaching: Practices, challenges and prospects (pp. 157-174). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

  • 2016, Rituals of death as staged communicative acts and pragmemes. In J. L. Mey & A. Capone (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society (pp. 925-959). Heidelberg: Springer.

  • 2011, Globalized classroom, emancipator competence, and critical pedagogy: A paradigm shift. In R. V. Nata (Ed.). Progress in Education (pp.147-162). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-61324-321-3)

Book Reviews

  • 2016, Review of the book The diagnosis of reading in a second or foreign language by J. C. Alderson, E. L. Haapakangas, A. Huhta, L. Nieminen & R. Ullakonoja. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26(3), 449-451. (doi: 10.1111/ijal.12156

  • 2015, Review of the book Ways of learning: Learning theories and learning styles in the classroom by A. Pritchard. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(6), E34-E35.

  • 2015, Review of the book Networked Learning: An Educational Paradigm for the Age of Digital Networks by C. Jones. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(6), E31-E32.

  • 2015, Review of the book An Anthropology of Learning: On Nested Frictions in Cultural Ecologies by C. Hasse. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(6), E30-E31.

  • 2015, Review of the book Cognitive coaching by J. Ellison & C. Hayes. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(5), E21-E22.

  • 2015, Review of the book Teaching for creativity in the common core classroom by R. A. Beghetto, J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(5), E21-E22.

  • 2015, Review of the book Intercultural pragmatics by I. Kecskes. Pragmatics & Society, 6(1), 152–156. doi 10.1075/ps.6.1.08nod

  • 2014, Review of the book Perspectives on linguistic pragmatics by A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo & M. Carapezza. Intercultural Pragmatics, 11(4), 645-649.

  • 2014, Review of the book Perspectives on pragmatics and philosophy by A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo & M. Carapezza. Intercultural Pragmatics, 11(2), 301-306.

  • 2013, Review of the book Philosophical perspectives for pragmatics by M. Sbisà, J. O. Östman & J. Verschueren. Linguistik Online, 58(1), 119-126.

  • 2010, Review of the book An introduction to phonetics & phonology by J. Clark & C. Yallop. Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(3), 249-251.

Books (Co-)authored

  • In press, The Concise Encyclopedia of Cultural Studies. Tehran: Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies. [Persian Text]

  • 2014, An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Research. Tehran: Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research. [Persian Text]

  • 2010, Advanced Writing. Tehran: Zabankadeh publications (4th impression) [Co-authored with Parviz Birjandi & Seyyed Mohammad Alavi]

  • 2010, Reading for the IELTS. Raleigh, NC: Lulu Press Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-4461-6500-3) (Link)

  • 2007, An Introduction to Phonetics. Tehran: Zabankadeh publications (2nd impression) [Co-authored with Parviz Birjandi]

  • 2004, APA Style and Research Report Writing. Tehran: Zabankadeh publications (1st impression) [Co-authored with Seyyed Mohammad Alavi]

Books Edited

  • 2004, Birjandi, Parviz. Learning to read English (for pre-university students). Tehran: Zabankadeh Publications.

Conference Papers

  • June 3-5, 2011 (Sweden), A Structural Move Analysis of Discussion Sub-genre in Applied Linguistics, International Conference (Lund University Marstrand, Sweden)

  • July 19-20, 2006 (Indonesia), Persian literature: Still Unknown to the world, International Seminar of Redefining The Concept of World Literature (Department of Literature, Faculty of Humanities University of Indonesia)

Lecture Podcasts

  • 2019, A look at the linguistic politeness theory from an Archimedean point. Lecture given on June 22, 2019, at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran.

Presentations

  • 22 June 2019

Topic: A look at the linguistic politeness theory from an Archimedean point

Audience: faculty members and graduate students

Venue: Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran.

  • 13 May 2015 (Invited speaker)

Topic: A genre-analytic perspective on encyclopedic articles

Audience: personnel and faculty members

Venue: Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research, Tehran, Iran.

  • 13 December 2009 (Invited speaker)

Topic: Academic Genres

Audience: students and faculty members

Venue: Islamic Azad University at Taft, Yazd, Iran.

  • 26 May 2008 (Invited speaker)

Topic: Task-based language teaching

Audience: Graduate students and faculty members

Venue: Shahid Azodi Auditorium, School of Humanities and Foreign Languages, Allameh Tabatabaii University at Tehran, Iran.

  • 18 November 2006 (Invited speaker)

Topic: The sociopragmatics of ostensible invitations in Persian

Audience: TELLSI members

Venue: Dr Shakuhi Auditorium, School of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University at Tehran, Iran.

Workshops Taught

  • July 2012, Translation Skills and Encyclopedia Research Workshop (for faculty members of the School of Economics of the University of Tehran, IRAN)

  • February 2012, Translation Skills and Encyclopedia Research Workshop (for faculty members of the Institute for Energy and Metallurgy, Tehran, IRAN)

  • July 2010, Translation Skills and Encyclopedia Research Workshop (for faculty members of the Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research, Tehran, IRAN)

  • November 2009, SPSS workshop (for faculty members and graduate students at International Kish campus of the University of Tehran, IRAN)

  • February 2006, APA, MLA, CBE, and Chicago Editorial Styles (for faculty members of Zanjan University, Zanjan, IRAN)

  • October 2003, ADVANCED ACADEMIC WRITING IN ENGLISH (for faculty members of Zanjan University, Zanjan, IRAN)

  • April 2003, APA STYLE AND THE RESEARCH REPORT (for faculty members of Zanjan University, Zanjan, IRAN)

Books Refereed

  • 2013, Encyclopedia of Carpets for Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research

  • 2011, Encyclopedia of World Literature for Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research

  • 2007, Advanced Writing for SAMT

  • 2006, Grammar And Writing II for Shahid Rajaii University

  • 2006, Grammar And Writing I for Shahid Rajaii University

  • 2003, Internet-Based Reading Comprehension for University of Zanjan

Editor-in-chief

  • 2009-present, International Journal of Language Studies (ISSN: ISSN: 2157-4898; eISSN: 2157-4901)

  • 2006-2009, Iranian Journal of Language Studies (ISSN: 1735-5184; eISSN: 1735-7047)

Advisory Board Member

  • Iranian EFL Journal

Editorial Board Member

  • Asian EFL Journal (ISSN: 1738-1460) 

  • The Linguistics Journal (ISSN: 1718-2298 (online); 1718-2301 (print))

  • The Journal of Asia TEFL

  • Journal of Educational Technology (ISSN: 0973-0559 (Print)) (2008-2013)

Membership Of Organizations

  • Annual International Conference on Social Sciences, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (Panel Member)

  • Language Teaching and Literature Society (TELLSI)

  • English Language Teaching Association (ELTA)

  • Iranology Foundation

  • IHCS

Administrative Experience

  • 2007-present, Editor-in-chief; International Journal of Language Studies

  • 2003-2005, Head of English Department; Payam-Noor University of Shahriar

Teaching

2011-2012

Sharif University of Technology

Post: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching major applied linguistics courses at MA level; courses taught included Pedagogical Phonetics, Advanced Language Testing, and Language Skills Teaching Methodology.

2009- 2011

Kish International Campus of the University of Tehran

Post: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching major applied linguistics courses at MA and PhD levels; taught Seminar, CALL, and Psycholinguistics at MA level, and Critical Appraisal of Language Teaching Methodology at PhD level.

2003-2009

University of Zanjan

Post: Member of Faculty & Assistant professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching major applied linguistics courses; courses taught at BA level included Research, Testing, Methodology, Phonetics, Reading Comprehension, and Academic Writing; courses taught at MA level included Principles and Methods of Advanced Research, Advanced Academic Writing, CALL, Pedagogical Phonetics, and Language Testing.

2006-2007

Tarbiat Modares University at Tehran

Post: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching major applied linguistics courses at MA level; courses taught included Advanced Academic Writing, CALL, and Pedagogical Phonetics.

2004-2006

Islamic Azad University

Post: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching major applied linguistics courses at MA level; courses taught included Advanced Academic Writing, Sociolinguistics, Pedagogical Phonetics, Error Analysis, Psycholinguistics, and Discourse Analysis

1991-2003

Islamic Azad University

Post: Instructor in Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching major applied linguistics courses at BA level--including Academic Writing, Phonetics, Research, Testing, and Language Teaching Methodology.

1998-1999

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Post: Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching general English and ESP courses at BA and MD levels; courses taught included General English, ESP in Medicine, English in Basic Medical Sciences, and  Medical Terminology

1993-1995

Yazd University of Medical Sciences

Post: Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching general English and ESP courses at BA and MD levels; courses taught included General English, ESP in Medicine, English in Basic Medical Sciences, and  Medical Terminology

1992-1993

University of Isfahan

Post: Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching general English and ESP courses at BA level; courses taught included General English, ESP in Computer Engineering, ESP in Physical Training, and ESP in Sociology

1991-1992

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Post: Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Responsibilities: Teaching general English and ESP courses at BA and MD levels; courses taught included General English, ESP in Medicine, English in Basic Medical Sciences, and  Medical Terminology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinctions and Honors

  • 2002, Recognized PhD Dissertation of Tehran University

  • 1995, Recognized MA Thesis of Isfahan University

  • 1991, Recognized student of Shiraz University

Grants and Awards

  • 2020, Distinguished senior researcher, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran.

  • 2019, Distinguished senior researcher, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran.

  • 2015, Distinguished senior researcher, Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research, Tehran, Iran.

  • 1998, PhD Scholarship from Ministry of Science, Research & Technology, IRAN

  • 1991, Distinguished student of Shiraz University

Last Update At : 12 March 2022