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 
Ali_Alizadeh
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
Mohammad Reza Pahlavannezhad
Associate Professor
Shahla Sharifi
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Leila Erfaniyan Qonsouli, & Sharifi, S. (2020). Semantic comprehension of idioms. Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 18 (1), 1-18.
Alizadeh, A., Mehrdad Naghzgu Kohan, & Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm (2020). Development of contrastive-partitive in colloquial Persian. Language Typology and Universals, 73 (4), 575-604.

Recent theses and dissertations

Shayanfar, T. (2020). A study of suicide notes based on Joiners theory. , ( Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kargar, S. (2020). conceptualization of smell and taste senses in contemporary Persian language from cultural-cognitive linguistics point of view. , ( Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Biglari Fard, N. (2020). Indirect complaint speech act and the Ways of expressing emotions in this speech act in the Persian language. , ( Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pesaran Afsharian, S. (2020). A Cognitive-Stylistics study of Characterization in Play: A Case Study of Akbar Radis Oful. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahriarirad, P. (2020). A Survey on Tongue Twisters among Persian-speakers Based on Generative Phonology. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghanimati, T. (2020). Examining postmodernism as a pidgin style (in architecture) based in some related texts. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mojtahedi, F. (2020). The study of information structure in The Alchemist based on Hallidays Systematic Functional Grammar , textual metafunction. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Taheri, M. (2020). The Study Of Persian Topicalization And Its Word Order Explanation Based On Functional Discourse Grammar. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akbarpour, H. (2020). Cognitive Representation of the Instrumental Look Towards Women across Five Gendered Languages from the Perspective of Cultural Linguistics. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tabeshfar, L. (2020). Interaction of form and application in conceptualization. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farid, F. (2020). Linguistic Analysis of Neologism and Metaphors related to Coronavirus -COVID-19. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdolahinejad, A. (2020). A Study on Representation of Mazaj in Speech. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zarif, F. (2020). The Method of Representing Cognitive Mechanisms in some of the Prominant Works of Iranian Calligraphy within the framework of Cognitive Semiotics. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Majid Nia, S. (2020). theory of mind in the linguistic structure of children s literatrue. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khalili, B. (2020). The investigation of the distribution of experietial metafunction processes in English learning books of Iran\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadreza, D. (2020). Methods of cognitive representation of motion in new poetry. , (Doctoral dissertation of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yolmeh, A. (2020). Evaluating and comparing the efficiency of Shad virtual program for bilingual and monolingual students. , (Master's thesis of Linguistics). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Askari Farsangi, S. (2020). The relationship between sexual and excretory taboos in Iranian comedy movies and their sales. , (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