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    The effects of sex and race on academic alienation among Iranian students
    with Hojjat Mahmoudi, Monica R. Brown, and Javad Amani Saribagloo
    Educational Studies 44 (5): 594-607. 2017.
    This study examined the influence of sex and racial discrimination on academic alienation among Iranian university students. Two groups of 60 girls and 60 boys were sampled through multi-stage cluster sampling from among first-year Tabriz University students in Tabriz, Iran. All participants, between18 and 22, were asked to respond on an academic alienation questionnaire. The findings of a two-way ANOVA revealed that girls and Turkish speakers had higher levels of academic alienation compared to…Read more
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    Compliment Response (CR) patterns among English vs. Persian teachers: Cultural transmission of CR behavior?
    with Karim Sadeghi
    Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 17 (1-2): 153-174. 2021.
    The purpose of the present study was to compare differential functioning of Iranian English versus Persian teachers in responding to compliments and to investigate the possibility of sociolinguistic transmission of speech act of responding to compliments from English culture to native Iranian Persian speakers. Following Chen and Yang (2010), we hypothesized that exposure to English would affect the complimenting behavior of Persian speakers, leading to more acceptance of compliments compared to …Read more