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Albalawi, Mohammed – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
In the past few decades, there has been a steady growth of interest in studying the representations of Arabs in media as shown by the increasing number of journal articles. Scholars have talked abundantly about he ugly images of Arabs that have been shown in American media for over a century. However, research lacks explanation and sufficing…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Social Bias, Public Opinion
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Alashqar, Hossam Mahmoud – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This paper seeks to investigate the sources of power in the discourse of an Arab-American writer, Etel Adnan's one act play, "Like a Christmas Tree." The play represents a heated argument between two figures who stand for two different ideologies and who fall within the frame of "binary opposition," transcultural…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Power Structure, Theater Arts, Literary Criticism
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Huwari, Ibrahim Fathi; Al-Shboul, Yasser – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This study investigates the perception of Jordanian EFL learners' (JEFL) pragmatic transfer of refusal strategies in terms of contextual and cultural factors. Data were collected using a discourse completion test (DCT) and a scaled-response questionnaire (SRQ) to elicit perception data from the participants. Data from the SRQ were analyzed based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes