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Name: Esmat  Babaii
Institution: University for Teacher Education
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State and/or Country: Iran   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Dari
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: (2006a). On the interplay between test task difficulty and macro-level processing in the C-test. System, 34, 586-600. With M. Jalali-Moghaddam.

(2006b). The chain interaction (CI) analysis of English newspaper editorials: A cross-cultural study. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 3(1), 39-58. With H. Ansary.

(2005). The generic integrity of English newspaper editorials: A systemic functional perspective. RELC Journal, 36 (3), 271-295. With H. Ansary.

(In press). Psychometric rivalry: The C-test and the cloze test interacting with test takers’ characteristics. To appear in Grotjahn, R. (ed.) (2009). Der C-Test: Beiträge aus der aktuellen Forschung /The C-Test: Contributions from Current Research. Frankfurt/M.: Lang. With S. Shahri.

(2009). Designing materials for EAP students: A balanced approach to reading. In Cohen, R. (ed.), Explorations in second language reading: TESOL Classroom Practice Series. TESOL Organization. With H. Ansary.
Courses Taught: Language Assessment
Research Methods
Contrastive Rhetoric
Discourse Analysis
Dissertation Abstract: Towards an Analysis of Book Reviews as an Academic Written Genre
Reviewer of: Applied Ling: Cheng, Watanabe & Curtis (2004) (LL Issue 16.3304)
Academic Paper Abstract: On the Effect of disciplinary variation on transitivity: The case of academic book reviews
Science, hard Talk? The study of negative comments in Physics book reviews

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