Zohreh R. Eslami

List of John Benjamins publications for which Zohreh R. Eslami plays a role.



Complimenting Behavior and (Self-)Praise across Social Media: New contexts and new insights

Edited by María Elena Placencia and Zohreh R. Eslami

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 313] 2020. xi, 315 pp. + index
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociology


Derakhshan, Ali, Zohreh R. Eslami and Farzaneh Shakki 2024 Comparing compliments in Face-to-Face vs. online interactions among Iranian speakers of PersianPragmatics and Society 15:2, pp. 320–344 | Article
There has been ongoing research contrasting online vs. Face-To-Face (FTF) interactions for more than a decade. This study fills the gap in the literature considering FTF vs. online contexts by comparing the norms and patterns of complimenting in Persian and explores the complimenting strategies,… read more
Graham, Keith M., Haemin Kim, Yunkyeong Choi and Zohreh R. Eslami 2021 CLIL as a balance for female–male differences? The effect of CLIL on student writing outcomesIssues and Perspectives on Student Diversity and Content-Based Language Education, Genesee, Fred and Diane J. Tedick (eds.), pp. 310–335 | Article
This study examines female–male differences in English writing outcomes for Taiwanese primary school learners enrolled in a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) program. Narrative and expository writing samples of 212 primary school students (Male = 103, Female = 109) in Taiwan were… read more
Hillman, Sara, Keith M. Graham and Zohreh R. Eslami 2021 EMI and the international branch campus: Examining language ideologies, policies, and practicesProblematizing Language Policy and Practice in EMI and Transnational Higher Education: Challenges and Possibilities, Green-Eneix, Curtis, Peter I. De Costa and Wendy Li (eds.), pp. 229–252 | Article
Transnational higher education (TNHE), often based on export models of Western-based universities and driven by neoliberal market economy agendas, has spread across the globe. One example of TNHE is Qatar’s Education City where six prestigious American international branch campuses (IBCs) all… read more
Advancements in technology, spread of English language worldwide, increasing use of online social networking sites (SNSs) and globalization are recognized as highly powerful forces influencing everyday language use and practices. This has led to concerns that technologization, in line with… read more
Placencia, María Elena and Zohreh R. Eslami 2020 IntroductionComplimenting Behavior and (Self-)Praise across Social Media: New contexts and new insights, Placencia, María Elena and Zohreh R. Eslami (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Chapter
In order to raise global profiles of universities, governments around the world have pushed universities to offer English medium instruction (EMI) courses. While research examining the attitudes toward EMI has been conducted in various countries, these studies generally look at a single… read more
Eslami, Zohreh R. 2010 Refusals: How to develop appropriate refusal strategiesSpeech Act Performance: Theoretical, empirical and methodological issues, Martínez-Flor, Alicia and Esther Usó-Juan (eds.), pp. 217–236 | Article
Refusal can be a difficult speech act to perform. As a disprefered response, it is complicated in form and it usually involves various strategies to avoid offending one’s interlocutor. For second language learners with linguistic limitations, performing refusals successfully may require a higher… read more
Eslami, Zohreh R. 2004 Face-keeping strategies in reaction to complaints: English and PersianAcademic Interaction, Marriott, Helen (ed.), pp. 179–195 | Article
This paper discusses a number of differences between English and Persian in the area of speech acts and links them with different cultural values and norms. The Persian speakers’ use of face-keeping strategies in reaction to complaints was compared with American English speakers’ performance. The… read more