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Assistant Professor Dr. Mansour Amini

Dr. Mansour Amini

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Assistant Professor Dr. Mansour Amini

Head of Research and Postgraduate Studies | Department of English Language and Communication
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Translation Studies
MA English Language Teaching
BA English Language and Literature

Areas of Interest
Translation/Interpreting Studies/Conference Interpreting
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
English for Specific/Academic Purposes
Language Testing
Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: PSIF 
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Reading Strategie in Malaysian EFL Context  
    Code: PROJ-IN-FOSSLA-008
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Principal investigator
    Amount: RM14000
    Status: In progress

 

Current research project

  1. Reading Strategie in Malaysian EFL Context

Publications

  1. Ahadzadeh, A.S., Rafik-Galea, S., Alavi, M., &Amini, M. (2018). Relationship between body mass index, body image, and fear of negative evaluation: Moderating role of self-esteem. Health Psychology Open, 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/2055102918774251.(Q3)
  2.  Alavi, S.S., & Amini, M. (2016).  Language trajectory through corrective feedback. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, 3 (4) 7-13,
  3. Alavi, M., Mehrinezhad, S. A., Amini, M., & Kaur A/P Parthaman Singh, M. (2017) Family functioning and trait emotional intelligence among youth.  Health Psychology Open, 1-5. SAGE. DOI: 10.1177/2055102917748461.(Q3)
  4. Alavi, M., Seng, J.H., Mustafa, M.S., Ninggal, M.T., Amini, M., & Latif, A.A. (2018). Attention, impulsiveness, and gender in academic achievement among typically developing children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 0(0) 1–20. DOI:10.1177/0031512518809163. (Q4)
  5. Alavi, S. S., Voon Foo1, T. C., & Amini, M. (2015). L2 learners’ proficiency development through noticing feedback. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, 2 (5) 25-41.
  6. Alavi, S.S., Voon Foo, T.C., & Amini, M. (2015). Vocabulary development through corrective feedback. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, 2 (6).
  7. Amini, M., Alavi, S.S., & Zahabi, A. (2018). The efficacy of procedural and declarative learning strategies on EFL students’ oral proficiency. The Journal of Applied Linguistics and Applied Literature: Dynamics and Advances, 4(1), 45-61.
  8. Amini, M., Alavi, S.S., Zahabi, A., & Vorster, E. (2017). Patterns of corrective feedback in EFL Dyadic Classroom Interaction. Proceedings of The 8th Hatyai National and International Conference Thursday, June 22, 2027, Hatyai University: Thailand.
  9. Amini, D., Ayari, S., & Amini, M. (2016). The effect of flow state on EFL learners’ vocabulary learning. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, 3(5), 9-11.
  10. Amini, M., Alavi, S.S., & Amini, D. (2016). Clients’ quality expectations in Malaysian conference interpreting. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, 3(1) 14-36, Hamburg: Germany. ISSN 2364-5369.
  11. Amini, D., & Amini, M. (2012). Teacher and learner in humanistic language teaching. Language in India, 12(7), 100-112.
  12. Amini, D. & Amini, M. (2017). Integrating emotional, motivational and cognitive engagement to create state of flow in language learning tasks. Journal of Language and Communication, 4(1), 27-41. UPM: Malaysia.
  13. Amini, D., Amini, M., Naseri Maleki F. (2019). Investigating noticing in narrative writing tasks and its effect on EFL learners' writing performance. Applied Research on English Language 8(3), 365-382.
  14. Amini, M., Amini, D., Alavi, S.S., & Esfandiari M.R. (2017). Malaysian and non-Malaysian users’ quality expectations in conference interpreting. Journal of Translator Education and Translation Studies, 2 (4), 22-44.
  15. Amini, M. Amini, D., & Esfandiari, M.R. (2016).  Conference typology and users’ quality perceptions in Malaysian conference interpreting. Journal of Language and Communication, 3(2), 147-169. UPM: Malaysia.
  16. Amini, M., Amini, D., & Yaqubi, M. (2016). Interpreters’ perceptions on their profession and quality in Malaysian conference interpreting. Studies in English Language Teaching (SELT), 4(1)77-86. CA: U.S.A. ISSN 2372-9740 (Print) ISSN 2329-311X (Online)
  17. Amini, M., & Ibrahim- González, N. (2012). The washback effect of cloze and multiple-choice tests on vocabulary acquisition. Language in India. 12 (7).
  18. Amini, M., Ibrahim- González, N. & Ayob, L. (2012). Quality of interpreting from users’ perspectives. Proceedings of the 7th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC), 2012.
  19. Amini, M., Ibrahim- González, N., & Ayob, L. (2013). Quality of interpreting from users’ perspectives. International Journal of Language and Education, 2(1), 89-98. ISSN: 2278-4012.
  20. Amini, M., Ibrahim- González, N. Ayob, L., & Amini, D. (2015). Users’ quality expectations in conference interpreting. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, 2 (5), 1-17.
  21. James, O.E. & Tan J. Y. S. & Amini, M. (2018). Translation strategies in the Chinese and Indonesian translations of English Christmas carols. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Special Issue 6, 1097-1104. (Q4)
  22. Kuan, S., Dagusti, O., Amini, M., & Rabbani, M. (2019). English to Malay translation of culture-specific items in selected Penang tourist brochures. Studies in Linguistics and Literature. 3(1), 1-14.
  23. Ng, X. J., & Amini, M. (2019). Problems and Solutions in English-Chinese Translation of Song Lyrics in Mulan. JARDCS. 11(5), 1202-1206. (Q4)
  24. Rahimi, F., Esfandiari, M.R., & Amini, M. (2016). An overview of studies conducted on washback, impact and validity. Studies in Literature and Language, 13(4), 6-14.
  25. Wang Min, Amini, M. (2018). Pragmatic presuppositions in Chinese skin-whitening advertisements. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Special Issue 6, 1105-1110. (Q4).
  26. Wong, D. S.N., Tan, W.Y., & Amini, M. (2019). Violation of Grice’s Maxims in Malay- English Translations of Si Tanggang and Sang Kancil dan Buaya. JARDCS, 11(05), 1196-1201 (Q4).
  27. Yap, S.C.W., Adeela Abu Bakar, Amini, M., & Rafik-Galea, S. (2018). Problems and solutions in English translations of Malay short stories. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Special Issue 6, 1158-1166. (Q4)
  28. Yaqubi, M. Tahir R. I., & Amini, M. (2018). Translation of Onomatopoeia: Somewhere between Equivalence and Function. Studies in Linguistics and Literature. 2 (3), 205-222. DOI: 10.22158/sll.v2n3p205

 

Book editing

  1. Chan, G. (2017). Melaka: Signs of Culture & Heritage, An appreciation of the culture & history of the oldest city by a new generation of Malaysians. Advation Sdn. Bhd.: Malaysia.

Conferences

  1. MICOLLAC 2012, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, July 2012, UMP, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  2. MICOLLAC 2014, 8th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Penang, Malaysia. 12 - 14 August 2014, USM, Malaysia
  3. Workshop on SPSS beginner and intermediate, UCSI University, Malaysia, 9 & 10 Nov 2017 , UCSI , Malaysia
  4. The 8th Hatyai National and International Conference at Hatyai University, Thailand, June, 2017, Hatyai University, Thailand
  5. FOSSLA Student Research Colloquium, UCSI University, Malaysia , 22 July 2017, UCSI Malaysia
  6. First International conference on English Studies, Krabi, Thailand, 28-29 July 2018, Hatyai University
  7. Free Linguistics Conference, Universiti Malaya (UM), 10-11 July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  8. UCSI Publication Workshop 2018, UCSI University, Malaysia, 15-17 August 2018, UCSI Malaysia
  9. APA Style 6TH Edition Writing Workshop, UCSI University, Malaysia, 13 October 2018, UCSI University, Malaysia
  10. International Conference on Languages, Linguistics and Society (ICLALIS 2018) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Sabah, Malaysia, 8-9 November 2018, UMS, Malaysia
  11. Scopus-indexed Publication Workshop, 27 November 2018, UCSI Malaysia.
  12. Postgraduate Diploma for Tertiary Teaching. (Module ST504s: Teaching Principles and Practices), July 2017, UCSI Malaysia
  13. Improving Research and Publication, 7 March 2019, Phuket Rajabhat University, Thailand.
  14. 17The Asia TEFL International Conference and the 6th FLLT International Conference, June 27 to 29, 2019, Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
  15. Teflin 66 International Conference of Communications, 8-10 August 2019, Universitas Negeri Medan

Papers in review

  1. Malaysian and non-Malaysian Users’ quality Expectations in Malaysian Conference Interpreting.
  2. An evaluation of EMT: Compatibility with the professional translator's needs. 

Networks and Collaborations on Research

Universiti Teknologi MARA
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Malaya
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University