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Reza Biria

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

[ 1 ] - A Sociopragmatic Analysis of Textual Metadiscourse Markers in English and Persian Scientific Texts

This study aimed to explore the function and frequency of textual metadiscourse markers (MDMs) in scientific English and Persian texts. Based on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of textual markers characterizing the selected genre, four different textbooks, two written in English and two in Persian were analyzed to identify the textual metadiscourse categories (including logical marker...

[ 2 ] - Pedagogical Utility of Cooperative Writing Technique through Performance-oriented Classroom Structure

There is controversy on the conditions under which cooperative learning methods can improve academic achievement. Group-specific motivational aspects might contribute to the effectiveness of cooperative learning among which classroom goal structures were focused on. More specifically, the study aimed at investigating the efficiency of cooperative writing technique through performance versus mas...

[ 3 ] - A Sociopragmatic Analysis of Textual Metadiscourse Markers in English and Persian Scientific Texts

This study aimed to explore the function and frequency of textual metadiscourse markers (MDMs) in scientific English and Persian texts. Based on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of textual markers characterizing the selected genre, four different textbooks, two written in English and two in Persian were analyzed to identify the textual metadiscourse categories (including logical marker...

[ 4 ] - Locative Constructions in English Interlanguage: A Study of the Acquisition of Argument Realization in English by Iranian EFL Learners

Locative constructions, as an instance of double object constructions with various cognitive-linguistic concepts, have been successful in attracting the linguists. This paper tried to evaluate the acquisition of English locative constructions by Persian native speakers in the absence of negative evidence, focusing on the influence of L1 and participants’ proficiency level in the course of acqui...