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Name: Zohreh  Eslami-Rasekh
Institution: Texas A&M University
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State and/or Country: Texas
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: Eslami-Rasekh, Z. (2005). Raising the pragmatic awareness of language learners. ELT
Journal, 59 (2).
Eslami-Rasekh, Z. (2004) Introduction to the special issue of TESL EJ on pragmatics and
language learning. TESL EJ, 8 (2).
Eslami-Rasekh, Z., Abbas Eslami-Rasekh, & A. Fatahi(2004). Using metapragmatic
instruction to improve advanced EFL learners pragmatic awareness. TESL EJ ,8 (2).
Eslami-Rasekh, Z. (2004) Teaching Pragmatics to EFL Students. Proceedings of 9th
International TESOL Arabia Conference, 8, 255-266.
Eslami-Rasekh, Z. (2004). Face keeping strategies in reaction to complaints: English and
Persian. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication. (Vol.14:1) pp. 181-198.
Eslami-Rasekh, Z., and R. Ranjbari (2003). Metacognitive strategy training for
vocabulary learning.Tesl EJ, (7 )2: 5-15.
Tabatabaee, A., Eslami-Rasekh, Z., & H. Moghbelli (2003) English for Students of
Railway Engineering. SAMT Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran.
Eslamirasekh, Z. & Eslami-Rasekh, A. (Feb. 2001). How is adolescents’ addiction related
to Issues in Higher Education System. Addiction and Adolescents Series, Tehran, Iran, 65-80.
Eslamirasekh, Z. (2000). Meaning in Conventional and Literary Discourse. In K.
Meshkatodini (Ed.), Literary Translation. (pp. 80-101). Proceedings of the Ferdousi University Conference on Literary Translation. Ferdousi University, Mashhad.
Eslamirasekh, Z. (1999). Speech acts, Speech Events and Establishing Pragmatic
Equivalence in Translation. In K. Lotfipoor Saedi (Ed.), Issues in Translation. (pp. 41-54). Proceedings of Tabriz University Third Translation Conference, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.
Eslamirasekh, Z. (1997). Bilingualism and learning abstract vocabulary in a third
language. In C. Lucas (Ed.) Bilingualism: Issues and Concerns. (pp.21-35). Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent and Cognitive Systems, Tehran, Iran.
Eslamirasekh, Z. (1997). Gender and Politeness. In F. Sharifian (Ed.), Language,
Cognition, and Interpretation. (pp. 196-209). Isfahan:IAU Press.
Eslamirasekh, Z. (1993). A cross-cultural comparison of the requestive speech act
realization patterns in Persian and English. Pragmatics and Language Learning, 4 (2), 75-90.
Courses Taught: EDCI 611 Teaching English as a Second Language (Fall)
INST 332 Second Language Instruction and Assessment (Fall)
EDCI 610 (Second Language Assessment and Development (Spring)
EDCI 645 Society and Education in World Perspective (Summer)
Dissertation Director * of: Politeness Strategies in English and Persian in Contrast
(Niloufar Yarmohammadi, Author)
Reviewer of: Applied Linguistics: Day (2002) (LL Issue 13.3358)
Sociolinguistics: Achiba (2003) (LL Issue 14.2118)
Applied Linguistics: Cook (2003) (LL Issue 15.2042)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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