A diachronic analysis of the cultural aspect of local English coursebooks

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622144
Title:
A diachronic analysis of the cultural aspect of local English coursebooks
Authors:
Dahmardeh, Mahdi; Parsazadeh, Abbas; Parsazadeh, Hossein
Abstract:
Delving into a wide range of the cultural elements, the current study endeavoured to reveal the tortuous path the secondary school English coursebooks have passed in Iran. To this end, the secondary school coursebooks of level one were diachronically investigated for the commonly unnoticed side of culture, ie the perspective aspect of culture, names, and images. In so doing, the above‐mentioned elements of culture in the coursebooks from 1939, when the very first English coursebook was introduced to the country, till the latest series published in 2016 were scrutinised. The results suggested that not only have cultural elements lacked a coherent framework to be translated into English coursebooks, but they have also been an uncharted island on the English coursebook authors’ map. Additionally, the researchers suggest that the haphazard representation of culture might be partly due to the fact that a viable definition of culture, at least in the realm of applied linguistics, does not exist and some studies may need to be carried out on this issue.
Affiliation:
University of Tehran; Kharazmi University; Allame Tabatabaie University
Citation:
Dahmardeh, M., Parsazadeh, A., Parsazadeh, H. (2017) 'A diachronic analysis of the cultural aspect of local English coursebooks' Journal of pedagogic development 7 (2)
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622144
Additional Links:
https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/377
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDahmardeh, Mahdien
dc.contributor.authorParsazadeh, Abbasen
dc.contributor.authorParsazadeh, Hosseinen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-07T11:36:42Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-07T11:36:42Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-
dc.identifier.citationDahmardeh, M., Parsazadeh, A., Parsazadeh, H. (2017) 'A diachronic analysis of the cultural aspect of local English coursebooks' Journal of pedagogic development 7 (2)en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622144-
dc.description.abstractDelving into a wide range of the cultural elements, the current study endeavoured to reveal the tortuous path the secondary school English coursebooks have passed in Iran. To this end, the secondary school coursebooks of level one were diachronically investigated for the commonly unnoticed side of culture, ie the perspective aspect of culture, names, and images. In so doing, the above‐mentioned elements of culture in the coursebooks from 1939, when the very first English coursebook was introduced to the country, till the latest series published in 2016 were scrutinised. The results suggested that not only have cultural elements lacked a coherent framework to be translated into English coursebooks, but they have also been an uncharted island on the English coursebook authors’ map. Additionally, the researchers suggest that the haphazard representation of culture might be partly due to the fact that a viable definition of culture, at least in the realm of applied linguistics, does not exist and some studies may need to be carried out on this issue.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/377en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectIranen
dc.subjectEnglish as a Second Languageen
dc.subjectcultureen
dc.subjectQ330 English as a second languageen
dc.subjectcoursebooksen
dc.subjectEnglish as an Additional Languageen
dc.subjectEFLen
dc.titleA diachronic analysis of the cultural aspect of local English coursebooksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Tehranen
dc.contributor.departmentKharazmi Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentAllame Tabatabaie Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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