Department of Linguistics

The M.A. program in General Linguistics was established in 1985 in Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in order to provide all candidates with a common set of core courses that offer them an excellent preparation for a professional degree or for subsequent specialization at the doctorate level. The program's aim is to instruct the students in the major areas of linguistics theories and methods of linguistics analysis.

Founded in 1997, the Master’s program in Teaching Persian Language to Non-Persian was designed to train students who will play an active role in theory and practice in such areas as teaching Persian as a second or foreign language, and developing curriculums and educational materials. Another aim of the program is to train Persian-language teachers. Students will acquire extensive knowledge of Persian-language education, psychology of teaching and applied linguistics and also improve their research abilities by refining their expertise in this field of study.

The PhD program started admitting students in 1998 in Linguistics with the aim of training professionals with close relation to a certain language and area by cultivating practical language abilities. The program is also planned to enhance students’ professional capabilities through critical analysis and also give them the opportunity to access international learning communities through research groups.

The major subjects covered in this program are: Morphology and Syntax, General Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics, Teaching Persian Language to Non-Persian Speakers, Phonetics and Phonology, and Semantics. More

Head of the Department of Linguistics 
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Ali Alizadeh
Associate Professor
Department of Linguistics
alalizadeh@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir
+985138805269


Concentration areas offered by the Department of Linguistics 
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Teaching Persian Language to Non-Persian Speakers
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General Linguistics
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Academic staff

Ali Alizadeh
Associate Professor
Azam Estaji
Associate Professor
Ali Izanloo
Assistant Professor
Atiyeh Kamyabi Gol
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Reza Pahlavannezhad
Associate Professor
Shahla Sharifi
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Hoda Siavashi, Abbas Ali Ahangar, & Alizadeh, A. (2019). A syntactic analysis of Persian deverbal nominals: An exo-skeletal approach. Lingua, 221 (221), 1-21.
Yazdani, S., Sharifi, S., Mohsen Foroughipour, & Kamyabi Gol, A. (2019). Semantic memory and multiple sclerosis: when names do not come easily. Neuropsychological Trends, (26), 45-61.

Recent theses and dissertations

Shafiyan, S. (2019). Comparison of evaluative elements in narratives of patients with schizophrenia and healthy people. , ( Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khatami, F. (2019). A study of Pronounciation Errors of Arabic-speaking Iraqi Advanced and Mid-Level Persian Learners. , ( Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahdinezhad, A. (2019). A Study on the Iranian-Islamic Identity Components in Persian TextBooks for non-Persian Speakers in Mashhad. , ( Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mizani, S. (2019). Analysis of Syntactic Errors Associated with genetive costructions in the speech of Arab Learners of Persian. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdi, S. (2019). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Practices on the Betterment of Passive Structure Comprehension in Child Autism -3 case studies. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khodaei Moghaddam, M. (2019). Design and Validation of a Content Analysis Checklist for Textbooks of Teaching Persian to Non-Persian Speakers and its Application on TPNS and ELT Textbooks. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Omidkhoda, V. (2019). Syntactic acquisition modeling of Persian language in children by means of distributional and statistical analysis. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rouhani Neghab, K. (2019). The relationship between Emotional Quotient Variables and Persian Second Language Learners Language Skill and Educational Achievement: The Case of Ferdowsi University TPNP Center. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shayanfar, T. (2019). A study of suicide notes based on Joiners theory. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Afjasteh, N. (2019). The Relationship between Reading Anxiety and Learning Styles of Advance Level Non-Persian Learners. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, H. (2019). The Effect of Teachers Corrective Feedback on Persian as a Second Language Learners Writing, Attitudes and Class Activity. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Department of Linguistics

Phone: +985138796829-33

Fax: +985138794144

Postal code: 917794883