1998Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Adelaide, Australia
1994M.A. in Applied Linguistics, University of Queensland, Australia
1988B.A. in English Language and Literature, National University of Iran, Tehran
Areas of interest:
Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Contrastive Linguistics and Translation, Cognitive linguistics, Persian Linguistics, Semiotics
Fluent: Standard Farsi (Persian), English, Mazandarani (one of Persian dialects).
Familiar: A few Persian dialects (in particular Gilaki), Classic Arabic and German.
2013-nowProfessor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Isfahan
2007-2013Associate Professor of Linguistics, Linguistics Department, University of Isfahan
2000-2007Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of Persian Literature, University of Isfahan, Iran.
1998-2000Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, University of Mazandaran, Iran.
1988-1991Instructor in English Language Teaching and Translating
1981-1982Teaching at Guidance School (Post-primary School).
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis, Semantics and Pragmatics, Contrastive Linguistics, Persian Studies
Translation English into Persian:
Amouzadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. (2004). Karbourdshanasi-e zaban, Tehran: SAMT. Translation of George Yule (1996) Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Amouzadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. (2008). Sociolinguistic Aspects of Persian Commercial Advertisements in Post-revolutionary Iran. In M. Semati Media, Culture, and Society in Iran: Globalization and Islamic States. PP. 130-152. London: Routledge.
Amouzadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. and Shahnaseri (2012) "Subjective modality in Persian and English parallel texts", in Subjectivity in Language and Discourse, edited by Nicole Baumgarten, Inke Du Bois and Julian House, pp. 245-266. East Sussex: Emerald Group Publishing.
Amouzadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. (2013) "The influence of standard Persian on Mazandarani: the Case of lexical borrowings and ablative postposition", in Contact Linguistics in Africa and Beyond. Edited by Akinmade T. Akande and Rotimi Taiwa. PP. 149-167. New York: NOVA Science Publishers.
Journal articles in English:
Noora, A. and Amouzadeh, M. (2015) “Grammaticalization of y’ani in Persian”, International Journal of Language Studies 9(1), 91-122.
Mousavi, H. and Amouzadeh, M. and Rezaee, V. (2015) Application of frame semantics to teaching seeing and hearing vocabulary to Iranian EFL learners. Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics 6(1), 98-117.
Sharif, B. and Amouzadeh, M. (2015) A cognitive approach to light verb constructions in Persian: Backstage issues. International Journal of Linguistics 7 (3), 15-32.
Khanjan, A.R. and Amouzadeh, M. and Eslami-rasekh, A. and Tavangar, M. (2013) "Ideological aspects of translating news headlines from English into Persian", Meta, Vol. 58 (1), PP. 87-102.
Amouzadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. and Sorahi, M.A. (2012) "A cognitive study of color terms in Persian and English", Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 32, 238-245.
Afzali, K. Tavangar, M. and Amouzadeh, M. (2011) "The strategic needs of Iranian students in reading literary and non-literary texts: a dialogic approach", Asian EFL Journal,
Amouzadeh, M. and House, J. (2010) "Translation as language contact phenomenon: The case of English and Persian passives", Languages in Contrast, Vol. 10, pp. 54-75.
Tavangar, M. Amouzadeh, M. (2009) "Subjective modality and tense in Persian", Language Sciences, Vol.31, pp. 853-873.
Amouzadeh, M. (2008) "Language as social practice: Persian newspapers in post-revolutionary Iran", Journal of Language and Politics, Vol. 7/1, pp. 53-70.
Amouzadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. (2005) “Sociolinguistic transfer: the case of Persian speakers in Australia”, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol.147-148, pp. 63-78.
Tavangar, M. & Amouzadeh, M. (2006) Deictic projection: An enquiry into future-oriented past tense in Persian. Studia Linguistica. Vol. 60, pp. 97-120.
Amouzadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. (2004) “Decoding pictorial metaphors: ideologies in Persian advertisements”, International Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 7 (2), pp. 147-174.
Amouzadeh, M. (2006) "A Pragmatic Perspective on the Preterite in Persian", Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities of Shiraz University, vol. 23, pp. 11-20.
Amouzadeh, M. & Shaghool, Y. (2006) 'Interdisciplinary alternatives in Iran', in AGLS News, Vol. 23 (1), pp. 6-7.
Amouzadeh, M. (2003) “Symbolic value of English Language in Persian Advertising”, International Journal of Communication. Vol.13, pp. 197-222.
Amouzadeh, M. (2002) “Social realities in Persian advertising”, The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, vol.12, pp.179-209.
Amouzadeh, M. (2002) “Persian Advertising in the U.S”, Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol. 28, pp. 135-152.
Amouzadeh, M. (2001) "Politeness in Persian", Language Forum. Vol. 27, pp. 201-208.
Journal Articles in Persian:
Danashvar, M. and Amouzadeh, M. and Rezaee, H. (2016) “ab’ade ma’naee mekanvazheh bar asase model chand ma’naee qa’edemand” [A cognitive-semantic analysis of zir in Persian]. Jostarhaye Zabani 34, 415-443.
Amouzadeh, M. and Karimi-Doustan, and Sharif, B. (2016) “shabekeh ma’naee fe’l gareftan bar asase ma’nashenasi osulmand” [the semantic network of “gareftan” based on principled-semantics model]. Pazhueshaye Zabani 11, 117-136.
Mousavi, H. Amouzadeh, M. and Rezaee, V. (2016) “barasi vazheh didan bar asase ma’nashenasi qalebi” [A frame semantics approach to analyze the word “seeing”]. Jostarhaye Zabani 28, 219-236.
Amouzadeh, M. and Veisi, R. (2014) “ramzgardani ve ramzamixtagi: motaleh moredi amoozash zabane engelisi dar bukan” [code-switching and code-mixing: a case study of English teaching classroom], Journal of Language Research, 12, 99-126.
Mousavi, H. and Amouzadeh, M. (2014) “mo’arrafi marateb nemayehi silverstain ve tahlil nemoonehhai az mokalemeh lori ve laki bar asase an” [Silverstein’s Indexical orders and its application to analysis of some conversation in Lori and Laki], Researches in Linguistics, 10, 77-96.
Amouzadeh, M. and Noora, A. (2014) “dastur shodegi tasassoli ya’ni az didgah dasture gofteman” [cyclic grammaticalization of ya’ni from discourse grammar perspective], Journal of Linguistic Researches, 5 (1), 75-93.
Amouzadeh, M. and Azmoudeh, H. (2014) “janbeh-haye dasture mo’tarezeh bar asase nemoneh-hayi az zabane farsi”, [Thetical grammar: an Introduction to discourse grammar based on Persian examples], jostarhaye zabani, vol. 4(7), 45-66.
Amouzadeh, M. and Zareifard, R. and Alinezhad, B. (2014) "jensiat ve qat'e kalam dar jalasate defa' az payannameh", [gender and interruption in dissertation defense sessions], jostarhaye zabani, Vol. 4(20), 149-170.
Sorahi, M.A. and Amouzadeh, M. (2014) "barrasi moqayesei este'arehaye xashm dar zabane farsi ve engelesi", [A contrastive study of anger metaphors in Persian and English], Nashrieh zabanshenasi tatbiqi, vol. 3, 40-62.
Rahimian, J. and Amouzadeh, M. (2013) "af'ale vajhi and bayane vajhiat", [Modal verbs and modality in Persian], Pazhuyeshhae zabani [Journal of Language Researches], vol. 4, 21-40.
Amouzadeh, M. and Esfandiari, N. (2012) "baznemoon hoviat ejtemaee zan dar resaneh sinemae iran", [A study of women social identity in Iranian movies]. Zan dar farhang o honar, vol. 4(3), pp. 119-138.
Amouzadeh, M. and Esfandiari, N. (2012) "barrasi saxte ezafe dar zabane farsi", [A contrastive study of ezafe construction in Persian]. Nashrieh zabanshenasi tatbiqi, vol.2, pp.59-91.
Amouzadeh, M. and Rezaee, H. (2012) "barrasi mafahime vajhi zaman dastori dar zabane farsi", [Subjectve meanings of tense in Persian]. Pazhuyeshhae zabani [Journal of Language Researches], vol. 3 (1), 53-76.
Amouzadeh, M. and Bahrami, F. (2012) "barrasi saxte af'ale sabok dar zabane farsi bar asase zabanshanasi shenaxti" [A cognitive study of light verb constructions in Persian]. Pazhuyeshhae zaban ve adabiat tatbiqi [Researches of Language and Comparative Literature], 4, pp.169-191.
Amouzadeh, M. and Eslami-rasekh, A. amd Tavangar, M. and Khanjan, A.R. (2011) "Tahlil enteqadi gofteman az tarjome anavine xabari", [A CDA analysis of News Headlines in Translation], Motale'ate tarjome [Translation Studies], 35, pp. 5-22.
Naghizadeh, M. and Tavangar, M. and Amouzadeh, M. (2011) "barrasi mafhome zenihat dar af'ale vajhi farsi" [Subjectitivity in Persian modal verbs], Pazhuyeshhae zabanshenasi [Researches in Linguistics], 4, pp. 1-23.
Amouzadeh, M. and Shahnaseri, Sh. (2011) "barrasi payamadhaye tarjeme az engelesi bar maqule vajheyat dar farsi", [The impact of English on Persian modal auxiliaries through translation". Pazhuyeshhae zabani, 3, pp. 21-50.
Amouzadeh, M. Shirvani, J. (2011) "qeshrbandi eshtema'I ve neveshtar danshamouzane rahnemayi shiraz", [Social class and Persian writing performance: the case of guidance students in Shiraz]. Jamehshenasi kharbordi, 45, 105-124.
Amouzadeh, M. Rezaei, H. (2010) “ab’ade m’anashenaxi bayed dar zabane farsi”, [A semantic analysis of bayed in Persian]. Journal of Language Studies of Tehran University. Vol. 1, pp. 57-78.
Amouzadeh, M. (2011) “janbehyae mianfarhangi karborde zabane engelisi tassote farsizabanan” [Intercultural aspects of using English by Persian Speakers], Studies of Language and Translation, vol.1, pp.
Amouzadeh, M. and Bahrami, F. (2010) "barasi janbahaye karbordshenaxti esharate zamani dar zabane farsi", [Aspects of temporal deixis in Modern Persian]. Journal of Linguistics and Khorasan Dialects, vol. 2, pp. 15-33.
Amouzadeh, M. (2006) "barrasi moqayesseyi namehaye tejari dar qabl ve ba'de enqelab" [Contrastive study of trade-names in pre- and post-revolutionary Iran]. Journal of Faculty of Letters of Kerman University. Vol.15, pp. 125-138.
Amouzadeh, M. and Shaghool, Y. (2007) "miyan reshtahyiha: ta'yarif ve zarouratha" [interdisciplinaries: definitions and necessities]. Rahyaft Quarterly, Vol.4, 25-34.
Amouzadeh, M. (2004) Naqashe zaban dar nemoude vaqia'atha [language and the representation of reality]. Journal of literature & Humanities. Tabriz University, vol. 47, pp.1-21.
Amouzadeh, M. (2004) Baztabe Moheti dar Ash'are Nima [Environmental reflections in Nima's poems]. Journal of Faculty of Letters and Humanities: Language & Literature. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, vol. 144, pp. 67-82.
Amouzadeh, M. (2003) "dozabangunagi ve hamgarayi dar goyesh mazanderani" [Diglossia and convergence in Mazenderani]. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences: Literature and Theology, Mazandaran University. Vol. 2, pp.139-160.
Proceedings of Conference Papers:
Amouzadeh, M. & Tavangar (2005) "Green Ideology in Persian literature", Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Globalization: Towards a Sustainable Cooperation for Environment and Higher Education. Isfahan, 14-18 April, 2004, pp.
Amouzadeh, M. (2002) "A further case against the universality of politeness" Diverse Voices: Selected Readings in Language, pp. 120-126. Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
International conference papers and presentations:
2015, ‘The Impact of Computer Technology on the Future Culture and Communication Patterns’, 1st International Conference on the Future of Culture, P. 17. Allameh Tabataba’I University, Tehran, Iran, 19-20 May, 2015.
2010, 'Dialogism in Persian Blog', 1st National Conference on Language, Discourse and Pragmatics, P.65. University of Ahvaz, Iran 20-22 January.
2009, 'Socio-cultural aspects of Persian print advertisements in the U.S', 4th Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianates Societies, P. 58-59. Lahor, Pakistan 26 February – 1 March.
2009, 'Subjective modality in parallel texts: the case of Persian and English', 11th International Pragmatics Conference, p. 36-7. Melbourne, Australia 12-17 July.
2008, 'A Sociolinguistic Study of Persian Political Texts in Post-revolutionary Iran', 1st International Conference on Literature and Linguistics, ATINER, Athens, 28-31 July.
2007, 'Covert translation and cultural filter: the case of Persian academic abstracts', 10th International Pragmatics Conference. P. 293. Göteborg, Sweden 19-23 July.
2006, 'The scope of sentential negation in Persian', Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference. Pp.16-17. Brisbane, Australia 7-9 July.
2006, 'The impact of translation on Persian political discourses', ALAA 2006 Conference on Language and Languages: Global and Local Tensions. The university of Queensland, Australia, 5-8 July.
2006, 'Covert translation: the impact of English as a lingua franca on Persian written texts', Einführungstangung Leipzig, p. 6. Leipzig Universetät, 23-25 November.
2004, 'Deicticity and subjectivity: the case of Persian preterite', presented at International Conference on Language, Culture, and Mind (LCM), Portsmouth, England: 18-20 July
2002, ‘The function of sociolinguistic transfer in intercultural communication’, presented at Sociolinguistic Symposium 14, Gent, Belguim: 4-6 April
2001, ‘A further case against the universality of politeness’ presented at Second Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures, 17-19 April.
1996, ‘Discourse of Persian commercial advertising’ presented at 2nd Biennial Conference of The Discursive Construction of Knowledge on ‘Discourse and Cultural Practice’ Adelaide, Feb. 28 – March 3.
Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis, Foundations in Linguistics, Semantics, Psycholinguistics, Issues in Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Teaching Persian to non-Persian Speakers, Persian Studies
Foundations in Linguistics I, Foundations in Linguistics II
Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis, Principles and Methods of Translation, Principles of Language Teaching, First and Second Language Acquisition, Research Methods, ESP
2009-Now Editor-in-Chief Pazhueshyae Zabanshansi (Researches in Linguistics)
2008-2011 Secretary of Promotion Committee of the Faculty
2007- 2011 Head of Linguistics Department, University of Isfahan
2003-2006 Deputy Head of Department of Persian Literature, University of Isfahan
2001-2006 Committee Member of Graduate Studies
2001-2006 Committee Member of the Specialized Board
2015-Now Committee Member of Humanities of the University
2008 - Now Editorial Board of International Journal of Cultural Studies
2009-Now Editorial Board of Journal of Linguistics and Khorasan Dialects
2010-Now Editorial Board of Journal of language Researches
2011-Now Editorial Board of Journal of Comparative Linguistics
Scholarship, Sabbatical and visiting Professor:
Humboldt Fellowship 2006-2007 at Hamburg University (Germany)
Humboldt Visiting Scholar July-September 2010 at FRIAS, Freiburg University (Germany)
Visiting Scholar March-May 2012 at University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Humboldt Visiting Scholar June-September 2013, at Heinrich Heine University (Germany)
Visiting Professor for the Persian Studies at Charles Prague University in 2014 (Czech Republic)
Scientific Grant as Humboldt Research Group of Linkage with Professor Dr. Tania Kouteva and Professor Bernd Heine (2017-2020)
Ph.D. dissertation and MA Thesis supervision:
2000 M.A. dissertation on ‘A linguistic description of Lori dialect (Dehlorani variety), by Rahman Mirzayei.
2001 M.A. dissertation on ‘Ideology in Persian editorials’, University of Isfahan, by Zahra Hussein-zadeh.
2003 M.A dissertation on ‘Conceptual Metaphors in Contemporary Persian’, by Hadayegh Rezaee.
2004 M.A dissertation on 'Sociolinguistic study of style shifts in Persian conversation', by Mondana Mehrgarayei.
2005 M.A. dissertation on 'A contrastive study of spatial prepositions in Persian and English, by Mahmoud Naghizadeh.
2006 Ph.D dissertation on 'Speech acts in contemporary Persian dramas', by Mahmoud Ramazan-zadeh.
2006 M.A. dissertation on 'The ethnography of Persian religious discourse', by Morteza Heidari.
2002-2005 Co-supervision for 2 PhD and 4 Master dissertations.
2007-2012 Supervision of 6 PhD and 14 M.A. dissertations
Academic Association Membership:
International Association of Pragmatics, 2006-2017
The Societas Linguistica Europaea, 2010-2017
Iranian Linguistics Association, 2008-2017
Department of Linguistics
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