Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics (RALs), published by Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz (Iran) is a double blind, peer reviewed, and open access international journal of applied linguistics. The journal, published biannually in print and electronic formats, provides a forum devoted to the study of language in use as aspects of social life. The journal publishes empirical articles of comparative or methodological interest to scholars and students in applied linguistics and related disciplines. It encourages approaches to the study of language with methodological innovations. Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics aims to bolster interdisciplinary cooperation among researchers interested in language, education and work by publishing high quality works which speak to a wide audience.


Themed Issue: Current Investigations of Eurasian Scholars in Applied Linguistics (RALs, 2020)

Guest Editor: Marina Zheltukhina, Professor, Department of English Philology, Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University; Member of the Russian Natural Sciences Academy, Volgograd, Russian Federation. E-mail:

The main aim of this Themed Issue is to bring together state-of-the art articles on applied linguistics which reflect investigation carried out by researchers from Eurasian (Europe and Asia) countries. We are looking for original research papers investigating current issues in applied linguistics of Eurasian countries. By bringing together papers from different perspectives, we hope to be able to gain a better understanding of the field. Hence, this Themed Issue welcomes contributions that critically reflect on current, cutting edge theory and practice in applied linguistics.

This Themed Issue is dedicated to research in any area related to the broad area of applied linguistics, including (but not limited to) language teaching and language learning; English for specific purposes; psychology of language; pragmatics; bilingualism and multilingualism; discourse analysis; interlinguistics and literary studies; lexicology and lexicography; translation and interpretation.

All manuscripts must follow the Guide for Authors

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: April 30, 2020.


Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 1-152 

6. Manifest Destiny and American Identity in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

Pages 124-138


Hossein Fathi Pishosta; Sayyid Mohammad Marandi; Zeinab Ghasemi Tari

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