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Language Science is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, the leading university in Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran. Language Science has been established to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on issues related to linguistics. The Journal was founded in as a response to quick advancements in linguistics and was dedicated to the publication of highest-quality research studies that report findings on issues of great concern to the profession of linguistics.

To allow for easy and worldwide access to the most updated research findings, the journal is set to be an open-access journal. The journal charges two million Rials to compensate a part of the arbitration fee, and if the article is accepted, additionally four million Rials will be charged from the authors for a part of the costs of processing the articles, the rest of the costs will be financially supported by Allameh Tabatabai University.

Non-Iranian authors are free of mentioned charges.

The journal is published in both a print version and an online version.

Language Typology from the Perspective of Systemic Functional Grammar

Esmaeil Safaei Asl; Rezamoead Sahraei

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 9-36


  Systemic functional grammar (SFG) is a theory which is very strong and so flexible that it addresses various research areas such as ‘language development in children’, ‘educational linguistics’, ‘computational linguistics’, and ‘clinical linguistics’. One ...  Read More

/k/ lenition in Persian history: a Laboratory Phonology view

Fahimeh Khodaverdi; Golnaz Modarresi Ghavami; Mojtaba Monshizadeh

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 37-82


  This article accounts for the acoustic grounds of the diachronic lenition of Old Persian /k/ to [ʧ] and [z] in certain verbal (present tense) and nonverbal forms and to [x] in the past tense of the same verbs, in /V‌‌__ [a, e]/ and /V__[t]/ contexts respectively. In order to replicate the phonetic ...  Read More

Comparison of Complement Clauses in Persian and Russian Languages with Focus on the Words that Need Complement

mahnush eskandari; Ali Saeidi

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 83-112


  In Persian, the complement subordinate clause is known as one of the direct dependents of the verb, but in Russian, it can also be dependent on the verb, noun, short adjective, or predicative adverbs. In this study, we have examined the types of complement clauses in Russian and Persian, and since the ...  Read More

A Critical Analysis and Representation of Social Actors in “Bijan and Manijeh”: Van Leeuwen's (2008) Sociological- Semantic Model

Abbas Ali Ahangar; Mohammad Amir Mashhadi; Zeinab Teimoorirabor

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 113-152


  Van Leeuwen’s (2008) critical discourse analysis approach is one of the analytical approaches of text. It has two main components including exclusion and inclusion, each one having different sub-components. The purpose of this research is to study and analyze the way the components of exclusion ...  Read More

Aspect in the Lori of Khorramabad

Heyran Molaei ghale mohammad; Shoja Tafakkori Rezayi; َAmer Gheytouri

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 153-186


  The purpose of this paper is to investigate aspect in the hierarchy of constructing sentences in the Lori dialect of Khorramabad. This research has been done descriptively and analytically. The present study examined the status of the grammatical and lexical terms of aspect based on the Minimalist Program. ...  Read More

Morphological Alignment in Khorramabad Lori Language

Fatemeh Akoondi

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 187-214


  Every region’s language and dialect have a main influence on the formation of the people’s worldview and identity, but recently these languages and dialects have been left and ignorance endangered for reasons such as the effect of the standard language and inattention of the native speakers. ...  Read More

Investigation of the Reinforcement and Debilitation of the Meaning in the Pictures of English Books 1 & 2 (Vision) Based on Discoursal Semantic-Semiotic Approach

Nasrin Tanhayee Ahari; Hayat Ameri; Alireza Ameri; Hamidreza Shaeeri

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 215-246


  This research tried to analyze the Reinforcement and Debilitation of the Meaning in English Books 1 & 2 Vision (secondary school) based on Discoursal Semantic-semiotic Approach using the description framework of Kress and Van Leeuwen (1996[2006]), to develop Halliday’s functional-systematic ...  Read More

Linguistic Analysis of the Organization of the Narrative Text “Lann A'eish fi Gilbab Aby” by Ihsan Abdol Qoddous Based on Michael Hoey's Problem-Solution Model

Ali Sayadani; Abdolahad gheibi; Sepideh bagheri ozan

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 247-280


  Text linguistics is a new discipline of language research that extends beyond the sentence level and focuses on the text as the most significant linguistic unit. The problem-solution model developed by Hoey is one of the most popular methodologies in Text Linguistics. This model, which consists of four ...  Read More

Conceptualizing Sadness through the Conceptual Domain of Container in Persian and Arabic Languages

Somayeh Mohammadi; Salahaddin Abdi

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 281-310


  The present study surveys the concept of sadness in those parts of Persian and Arabic languages which have been conceived and expressed through the source domain of container in order to illustrate the way speakers of the above languages think in this domain, as well as the similarities and differences ...  Read More

The Influence of Persian Language on Khoramabadi Luri Vowels Quality for Forensic Analysis

Nasim Vafaei Salar Poor; Mandana Nourbakhsh; Homa Asadi

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 311-340


  Using forensic analysis, this study attempted to investigate the influence of the Persian language on the quality of Khoramabadi Luri vowels. This research tried to find the answer to whether Persian can affect the acoustic features of Khoramabadi vowels or not. To do so, data from 20 Khoramabadi Lur ...  Read More

Analyzing the Vocabulary Tasks of Persian Writing Textbooks Used at Primary Schools (4th, 5th, and 6th Grades) Based on Lexical Knowledge

Abdolhossein Heydari

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 341-372


  This paper attempted to study the vocabulary tasks of Persian writing textbooks used at primary schools (4th, 5th and 6th grades) based on lexical knowledge taxonomy. The research method of this paper is descriptive-analytic. At first, the vocabulary tasks of Persian writing textbooks were accounted ...  Read More

The Study of the Perception of Intermediate PFL Learners on the Effects of Blended Learning on Their Persian Grammar and Vocabulary Knowledge

Marzieh Moradi; Mohammad Reza Oroji; Sakineh Jafari

Volume 10, Issue 17 , March 2023, Pages 373-405


  The purpose of this research was to study the perception of intermediate PFL learners on the effects of blended learning on their Persian grammar and vocabulary knowledge. The purpose of blended learning, or the use of various experimental materials, is to properly mix traditional and regular educational ...  Read More

Teaching Persian Tenses to the Speakers of Other Languages:Impact of Structural and Communicative Tasks

Zia Tajeddin

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 0, , Pages 83-108


  Learning tenses is one of the problems encountered by the learners of Persian.  To address the problem, teaching tenses through various tasks was considered in this study. To this end, the study focused on structural and communicative tasks for teaching Persian tenses. Participants were intermediate ...  Read More

Semantic Analysis of Persian Words Based on Format-Based Semantics

Rahele Gandomkar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , June 2015, , Pages 117-142


  Format-based semantics was first proposed by Charles Fillmore after putting forward the notion of ‘format’ (1977a, 1977b, 1985, 1987) as a perspective in the framework of semantics. Fillmore, in this lexical approach, uses the term format as a method for semantically analyzing natural language. ...  Read More

An Investigation of Changes in Meaning and Application of French Loan-words in Persian

Sepideh Navabzadeh Shafi’i

Volume 2, Issue 3 , December 2015, , Pages 107-128


  In Persian language, like any other language, there are some words derived from other languages. These words are usually called borrowed, imported or loan-words. Following various historical events, many words from Greek, Arabic, Turkish, French, English, Russian and other languages have found their ...  Read More

A linguistic Criticism of Farsi Course Book for third Graders in High School and its Educational Aspects

Mehdi Sabzevari; Fateme Mohammadi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , December 2015, , Pages 82-65


  Farsi course book, included in the curriculum for the high school students with the aim of acquiring language skills, consists of various educational materials on writing and structure. The researchers in the present study are of the belief that the Farsi course book is fraught with major pitfalls which ...  Read More

The Origin of Language from the Quran Perspective

Qodrat Javdani

Volume 7, Issue 12 , September 2020, , Pages 191-214


  The origin of language is veiled in mystery which has been running in many linguists’ minds. Having reviewed and criticized the presented theories in this regard, the current study introduces a new theory based on the interpretation and scientific analysis of the Holy Koran verses that is a combination ...  Read More

Phrasal verbs in persion1

samira Hoseini rad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 January 2019


  This study examines 530 of phrasal verbs in Persian extracted from two volumes "Farhag Sokhan". Since the phrasal verbs and prepositonal verbs have the same structure and both of them compose of a verb and a preposition, so the most important point is how to distinguish the phrasal verbs from prepositonal ...  Read More

The Culturally Semiotic Assessment of Ferdowsi's Shahname ; the Case Study of Warwares in Rostam & Sohrab

Elham Khayatan; reza sahraee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 June 2020


  AbstractInterpreting the literary texts has always attracted considerable attention, and there exist several critical approaches in this regard; semiotics is one of these approaches which merits mention. This study aims to examine a new approach based on the cultural semiotics.Here this question arises ...  Read More

the frequency of applying semantic equivalent of words that make the language field based on radical network studying 5 words"Lessan Qara, Khataba, Samea, and Kataba" in translations of Foladvand and Qomshei and interpretations of Al-Mizan and Nemoneh

fatameh nosrati mumvandi; Reza Morad Sahraei; Hayat Ameri; Abbas Ashrafi; Fatemeh Nosrati Moomvandi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 July 2020


  The present study aims at studying radial network of the five words "Lesan, Qara, Khataba, Samea, and Kataba" based on cognitive semantics. Likewise, determining frequency of usage of radial meanings and prototypical meaning of the given word in two translations of Quran by Foladvand and Qomshei and ...  Read More

Discourse of Senile with Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type: Conversational Coherence

Nima Moshtaghi; Masoud Dehghan; Shahla Raghibdoust; Kourosh Saberi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 September 2021


  Coherence is one of the discourse–building features whose absence in the discourse of senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type causes their discourse becomes misunderstanding. So, the present study aims to investigate coherence in the discourse of Kurdish senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s ...  Read More

The performance comparison of the basic machine learning algorithms in Persian poem classification into two categories: with allusion and without allusion

Parisa Mohammadian Kalkhuran; Mohammad Bahrani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  The aim of this research is to survey the performance of several Machine Learning (ML) methods in Persian poem classification into two categories: with allusion and without allusion. To this end, several supervised learning methods are exploited, namely Naive Bayes, Support Vector Machines (SVM), Decision ...  Read More

Interpreting and Analyzing Dramatic texts stylistically and structurally: Systemic approach

Raziyeh Gholipour Hafshejani; Mohammad Dabir moghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  Abstract Theoretical foundation of systemic functional grammar as a general and corpus-based theory concentrates on function and meaning and also focuses on text and the use of language in context. This theory should be applicable to all languages and linguistic works. In this grammar all our inner and ...  Read More

Passive voice in Persian: A minimalist approach

Mahsa PahlevanZadeFini; Mohammad Dabirmoghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  AbstractIn the present study, the subject of "passive voice in Persian language" has been analyzed and studied in a minimalist approach (Bowers, 2010, 2018). This approach is one of the latest adjustments made in the framework of the minimalist program in which the shortcomings of the previous theories ...  Read More

Stylistic Devices in Iranian Sport Newspaper Headlines

Mohammad Dabir-Moghaddam; Hossein Raeesi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  Stylistic devices are highly used to write interesting news headlines. However, a review of literature shows that very few studies have been conducted on their usage in a sport context. Therefore, this study has sought to investigate the stylistic devices used in the Iranian sport newspaper headlines. ...  Read More

Word order typology in Chardawol Languages

Golnaz Modarresi Ghavami; Mohammad Dabir-Moghaddam; Mohsen Heidarizadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  Linguistic typology is the systematic study of linguistic variation and word order is one of its main topics. In this paper, word order components are studied in the varieties of Kurdish, Laki, and Luri languages spoken in Chardawol, a geographical region located in the north of Ilam province in Iran. ...  Read More

Agreement system in Khaniki language

Saeed Labbafan; Mohammad Dabirmoghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 January 2022


  The main purpose of this study is providing a grammatical description of the agreement system in Khaniki language, based on empirical data. This variant belongs to South-Western Iranian languages. This language, as well as many other Iranian languages, is an endangered language. This language is spoken ...  Read More

Representation of Aspect and Mood in Persian Conditional Constructions: A Corpus-based Study

Mojdeh Parsa kia; Mohammad Dabirmoghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 July 2022


  Conditional constructions are linguistic expressions in which the occurrence of a phenomenon or situation is subject to the occurrence of another phenomenon or situation. This type of construction has different tense patterns regarding its semantic features. This study was conducted to explain the representation ...  Read More

ایرانی‌شدگی ترکی قشقایی: تغییر در راهکارهای ترکیب‌کردن بندها در اثر تماس زبانی

Sadegh Hemmati; Mohammad Dabir-Moghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 July 2022


  Qashqai Turkic is one of the southwestern (Oghuz) Turkic languages in Iran, which has undergone profound changes at all language levels as a result of intense and long-term contact with Persian. This study investigates the changes that have occurred as a result of this contact in the strategies of combining ...  Read More

Analyzing the Linearization Algorithms of Multidominant Structures: in Search of a Theoretical Generalization

Shahla Seifouri; Yadgar Karimi; Shahram Saeidi; Mohsen Masoomi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 July 2022


  AbstractParallel merge generates a structure that contains a double symmetric relation, in which; the shared object has two mother nodes. Naturally the Linearization of multidominant structures derived from parallel merge will face challenge. The purpose of this study is to analyze and dissect the algorithms ...  Read More

Passive construction in pashai language

Noorahman Naseh; Mohammad Dabirmoghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 December 2022


  AbstractAll languages of the world have passive construction that behaves differently in the process of passive formation. One kind of passive construction observed in the world's languages is analytical that Iranian languages usually utilize it to construct passive construction. Pashai language, which ...  Read More

Passive structure in Pashto language

Enayat Rahman Mayar; Mohammad Dabirmoghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 February 2023


  This article investigates the passive structure of Pashto language, Pashto language has passive structure which has various structural similarities with the passive structure of Persian language. This article initially discusses the recognition and explanations of passive structure provided from the ...  Read More

The structure of conditional sentences and it's semantic classification in Pashto

Ismatullah Miakhil; Mohammad Dabirmoghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 February 2023


  The paṢto/ Pashto language is classified as a (subject-object-verb) or (SOV) language, and it is one of the post-position languages. This language is lexical-based in independent, coordinating, and dependent clauses (subject-object-verb). Pashto is spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan and even in India. ...  Read More

A Comparison of Instructional Vocabulary in Shiraz and Parfa series on the Basis of Word Frequency: A Corpus-Based Study

Faezeh Marsous; Ferdos Agagolzade; Aliyeh Kord Zafaranlu Kambuziya

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 June 2023


  Today, we see fruitful efforts in the field of Persian language teaching; however, there are still shortcomings due to a lack of sufficient studies as well as fundamental research in this field. Word selection and scientific teaching of words is one of those areas that has ambiguities, such as the principles ...  Read More

Evaluating Metaphorical Use of Animal Names in Turkish

Iraj Zafari; Behzad Rahbar; Mohammad Reza Oroji

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Based on Lakoff and Johnson’s cognitive framework, metaphor is considered as one of the ways to the human perception of the concepts in the universe. The aim of the current research was to study the effects of animal names on Turkish native speakers and the implicational meanings of the words. ...  Read More

Bilingualism or Multilingualism Impact on Language Skills of Graduated Students of Iran’s High Schools
Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 September 2023


  Ethnic diversity in Iran results in language variety and it affects education from the first year of school; therefore it is necessary to take heed of this matter and to prevent disturbing bilingual children’s education progress for lack of deficiency in the Persian language. This study has been ...  Read More

Cognitive Analysis of Conceptual Metaphors of Love in the Daily Language of Blind and Sighted Adults

elham sobati

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 September 2023


  Given the importance of sight, which is one of the most important human senses regarding receiving environmental data, and its fundamental role in the recognition and processing of many behaviors, such as observing movements, events, and emotional states in individuals, as well as tracking and orientation, ...  Read More

Topica representation in commercial advertising based on Lambercht's framework

zahra rajabi fard; bahram modarresi; foroogh kazemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 September 2023


  This research has investigated the topic in commercial advertising from the perspective of Lambercht framework 288 commercial advertisement have been collected from TV, radio, internet, commercial posters and street billboards. the use of language in advertising is inevitable .advertisements were different ...  Read More

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