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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.

Coordination in Persian

Elham Khazama; Mozhgan Homayounfar

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 9-44


  Abstract Persian uses coordination as a primary strategy for constructing complex syntactic structures. This research compares coordination in two varieties of Persian: formal written and informal colloquial. There are different types of coordinators which are a subgroup of conjunctions in Persian including ...  Read More

Evaluating the Metaphorical Use of Animal Names in Turkish

Iraj Zafari; Behzad Rahbar; Mohammad Reza Oroji

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 45-76


  Abstract Based on Lakoff and Johnson’s cognitive framework, metaphor is considered is a key way humans perceive concepts in the universe. The aim of the present research was to study the effects of animal names on native Turkish speakers and the implicational meanings of the words. Turkish speakers ...  Read More

Comprehension of Scalar Implicature in 3-7 Mono-Lingual Persian-Speaking Children

Arezoo Khani; Ali Jamali; Tayyebeh Khoshbakht

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 77-106


  Abstract Simile understanding requires two distinct pragmatic skills: understanding the intended similarity and deriving a scalar implicature (e.g., “Nina is like a rabbit” normally implies that “Nina is not a rabbit”). However, the second skill has not been studied yet by Iranian ...  Read More

Studying the Polysemy of “bastan” on the Basis of Image Schemas

sepideh abdolkarimi

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 107-140


  AbstractThe present study aims to analyze the verb “bastan” (to close) using cognitive semantics. The meanings of “bastan” have been collected using library method, extracted from dictionaries including Sokhan, Dehkhoda, Sadri Afshar's Persian Dictionary, Persian Spoken Variety, ...  Read More

From Errors to Mastery: Investigating the Effects of Peer Correction on Second Language Writing Skills

Amirreza Vakilifard; Shirin Dehqani

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 141-176


  Abstract Effective written communication is a crucial skill in both virtual and non-virtual contexts. Developing proficient writing skills requires consistent training and constructive feedback. While previous research has examined the impact of teacher feedback on language learners, the efficacy of ...  Read More

A Linguistic Analysis of Surah al-Muzammil: A Functional Perspective

Faezeh Iranpour; reza mohammadi; Hossein Bazoubandi

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 177-210


  Abstract This paper analyzes Surah al-Muzammil via Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). The study mainly aims to investigate the mechanisms related to the representation of the modality, to specify the process types, and finally, to find the types of thematic structure. In terms of ...  Read More

What Nature Does the Persian Infinitive Have and How Is It Projected? An Explanation in the Distributed Morphology Framework

Claris Sarkissian; Fatemeh Bahrami; Mazdak Anoushe

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 211-254


  Abstract The categorization and syntactic structure of the infinitive have been subjects of debate, with differing views considering it either as a noun or a verb. This research aims to explore the characteristics of Persian infinitives and propose a hierarchy for their projection within the framework ...  Read More

Interaction between Morphology and Syntax in the Language of Science: A Case Study in Noun Incorporation and Phrase Formation

Mohammadreza Razavi; Marziyeh Allahyari

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 255-298


  Abstract The interface between morphology and syntax has been a disputed issue among linguists. The main goal of this research is to investigate the interface between morphology and syntax and represent the existence of interaction between these two structural modules of language. Therefore, we have ...  Read More

The Skill of Requesting Clarification and Responding to the Request for Clarification in Children with Cochlear Implant

Elnaz Rashed Chitgar; Reyhane Mohamadi; Sakineh Mohammad Zamani; Mohammad Hassan Torabi

Volume 11, Issue 19 , March 2024, Pages 299-333


  Abstract The strategy of conversational repair is one of the most important pragmatic skills, which includes requesting clarification and responding to the request for clarification. In this cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study, the conversational repair skills of 15 children with cochlear implants ...  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

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

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 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

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

The Iranicization of Qashqai Turkic: Contact-Induced Change in Clause Combining Strategies

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 ...  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 Comparative Analysis of Persian and English word-formation processes (A Case study of Terms Approved by Academy of Persian Language and Literature in Four Fields of Transportation)

Reza Sahraee; Hossein Bazoubandi; Hamed Mowlaei Kuhbanani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 February 2024


  In order to strengthen the scientific register of Persian language, word selection for the scientific terms of foreign languages and accurate knowledge of word-formation mechanisms in this register and its capacities are of considerable importance. Few statistical and corpus-based researches have been ...  Read More

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

Masoud Dehghan; Nima Moshtaghi; Shahla Raghibdoust; Kourosh Saberi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 April 2024


  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 Post-Verbal Position of the Non-Core Elements of the Clause in Persian

Mohammad Dabirmoghaddam; Vida Shaghaghi; Mojtaba Monshizadeh; Hussein Piri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2024


  Persian is a verb-final language; that is, its basic unmarked word order is SOV. Clauses in Persian, like other languages, have both the core- elements and non-core elements. The lack of the non-core elements or adjuncts in a clause does not make it ungrammatical but a speaker or writer use these elements ...  Read More

Pathology of the Language of Science in Persian Literary Research (Case Study: Selected Works as the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the 1980s)

somayeh aghababaei; mohammad mahdi zamani; Nematollah Iranzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2024


  Considering the importance of Persian literary works in linguistic studies and teaching Persian speakers of other languages, it is very important to study the scientific works that have been written to introduce or critique prominent Persian literary works. However, in many cases, these scientific works ...  Read More

The Evaluation of “Farsi Biyamuzim" collection based on the checklist of the book Mokandan and Nimehchi Salem
Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2024


  Textbooks and teaching materials have high-‌priority in foreign language teaching and they provide a curriculum-based framework for teachers.Since language teachers are faced with a myriad of resources when choosing, they must systematically evaluate them so that they can decide on the most appropriate ...  Read More

Parade of Metaphors in the Era of Corona: Exploring News Headlines within the Framework of Cognitive Linguistics

Mahsa Sadeghi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2024


  Metaphors have a very essential role and importance in the system of the human mind and cognition. From the very beginning of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to the present day, metaphors have played a significant role in the conceptualization of this illness and related issues. The ...  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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 April 2024


  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

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