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Hadaegh Rezaei













                                                 Dr. Hadaegh Rezaei

 Associate Professor of Linguistics at Linguistics Department

University of Isfahan, Iran

1. Biographical Information

Date of birth:1976

Place of birth: Semirom, Isfahan province, Iran.

Marital status: Married



2. Education

2003 – 2009: University of Isfahan, Iran. Ph. D. in Linguistics

2001 – 2003: University of Isfahan, Iran. MA in Linguistics

1998 – 2001: Arak University, Iran. BA In Teaching English

1995-1997: Bahonar Teacher Training Center, Isfahan Iran. AA. In Teaching English



2010- present: Professor of linguistics, Linguistics Department, University of Isfahan

2011- 2014: vice- Dean for students Affairs, Foreign Languages Faculty, University of Isfahan

2014 – 2015: The Head of the University of Isfahan Language Center.

2015- 2018: The Head of Linguistcs Department, University of Isfahan, Iran.

1997- 2010: English teacher, Ministry of education, Iran. 



2012, Outstanding Teaching Award: Awarded by president of the University of Isfahan.

2008, Outstanding Teaching Award: Awarded by president of Isfahan Province Education Orgnization

2003, Outstanding Graduate Student of Lingistics : Awarded by University of Isfahan, office of graduated students.





Cognitive Linguistics Studies, John Benjamins.

Journal of Researches in Linguistics, University of Isfahan.

Journal of Language Researches, University of Tehran.

Journal of Language- related Researches, Tarbiat Modares University.


Committee Member

Cognitive Sciences Committee of University of Isfahan (2012-present)

Iranian Linguistic Society (ILS)


6. Teaching and Supervising Experiences

-Thirteen years of teaching different undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics courses at the University of Isfahan including: Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

-Fourteen years of teaching English as a foreign language in Iranian junior high schools, high schools and language institutes.

-Three years of teaching different linguistics courses at Islamic Azad University of Najafabad

- Supervising more than 20 MA Dissertations and 5 PhD theses on Persian


7. Research Interests

Cognitive linguistics; Semantics; Discourse Analysis; Persian Linguistics


8. Publications


Basarati, A., Rezaei, H. & Amouzadeh, M. (2023). The pragmatics of alternative futures in political discourses: legitimising the politics of preemption in Trump's discourse on Iran. Pragmatics. Published online. https://doi.org/10.1075/prag.22014.bas.

Kazemian, R., Rezaei, H. & S. Hatamzadeh. (2022). Unraveling the force dynamics in conceptual metaphors of COVID-19: a multilevel analysis. Language and Cognition, 14 (3), pp.437-455.

Diyanati, M., & Rezaei, H. (2022). Metonymical noun-noun nominal compounds in Persian. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, Published online. https://doi.org/10.1080/03740463.2022.2081012.

Diyanati, M., Rezaei, H. & Rafiei, A. (2022). Conceptual blending in entrenched Persian noun-noun nominal compounds: The case of âb-noun compounds. Cognitive Linguistic Studies, 9 (2), pp. 299-324.

Ramazanpour R, Amouzadeh M, Rezaei H. (2022). A discourse-pragmatic study of in & ân (this & that) in daily Persian Conversations. Language Related Research ,13 (2), pp. 587-621. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. & Kazemi- hassanabadi. E. (2021). Representation of image schemas in Persian descriptions of the sighted and blind children: 6-8 and 8-10 Age Groups. Journal of Linguistics & Khorasan Dialects, 13 (1), pp. 299-328. [in Persian]

Diyanati, M., Rezaei, H., & Rafiei, A. (2021). Persian endocentric compounds: simple or complex conceptual structures? Language Related Research, 11 (6), pp. 35-68. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. (2021). Apology or non-apology: An interfacial approach to the discourse analysis of official apologies in the Iranian media. Language Researches, 11 (2), pp.73-95. [in Persian]

Diyanati, M. & Rezaei, H. (2021). Meaning construction in Persian nominal compounds as conceptual blends. Journal of Comparative Linguistic Researches, 11 (21), pp. 75-96. [in Persian]

Basarati, A., & Rezaei, H. (2019). The discursive Manufacturing of Iranophobia and global preemptive collaborations in Donald Trump's discourse. CADAAD Journal, 11, pp.57-83.

Rafiei, A. & Rezaei, H. (2019). Persian agent nouns derived from–gar: A construction morphology approach. Language Related Research, 10 (3), pp. 71-94. [in Persian]

Dadpour, N., Ibnorrasool, S.M., & Rezaei, H. (2018). Motion verbs in the Holy Quran from the perspective of cognitive linguistics: The case of “ata”(ie to come). Studies on Arabic Language and Literature, 8 (26), pp. 43-62. [in Arabic]

Azimdokht, Z., Rafiei,A. & Rezaei, H. (2018). Semantic variations of Persian compound words Ending in the present stem-Yɑ̃B: construction morphology approach. Journal of Researches in Linguistics, 10 (2), pp. 83-102. [in Persian]

Pordel, M., Rezaei, H. & Rafiei, A. (2018). Conceptual mechanisms involved in different readings of a poem within the framework of cognitive poetics: The case of Kamran Rasoolzadeh poems. Journal of Linguistics & Khorasan Dialects, 9 (17), pp. 49-79. [in Persian]

Pordel, M., Rezaei, H. & A.  Rafiei. (2017). A study of the construction of emergent meaning in Persian blank verse poetry on the Basis of the Conceptual Blending Theory. Language Related Research, 8 (3), pp. 43-66. [in Persian]

Soltani, R., Amouzadeh, M. & Rezaei, H. (2017). Force-dynamics and polysemy in LVCs formed by Gereftan. Language Researches, 8 (2), pp. 59-78. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. & Diyanati, M. (2017). Fictive motion in Persian: Some properties & constraints. Journal of Researches in Linguistics, 9 (1), pp. 35-52. [in Persian]

Ataei, E. & Rezaei, H. (2015). A study of the structure of telephone conversation opening in Persian. Journal of Comparative Linguistic Researches, 5 (9), pp. 127-150. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. & Ghandhari, M. (2015). Functions of eloquent silence in Persian: The case of Iranian movie "A Separation". Language Related Researches, 22: 87-110.[in Persian]

Rezaei, H. Mokhtari, Sh. & kermani, M. (2014). A cognitive analysis of bar (on) in Gulestan-e- S'aadi. A Journal Comparative Linguistic Researches, 6: 7- 19. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. & Mokhtari, Sh. (2013). A cognitive study of the semantic network of ba (with) in Persian. Journal of Linguistics and Khorasan Dialects, 9: 73-94. [in Persian]

Rostami, A. Rezaei, H. & Rafie A. (2013). A study of the impact of orthographical depth on Persian spelling errors of female Azeri students. Journal of Teaching Persian Language to non- Persian Speakers. 6: 75-99. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. & Alipour, M. (2012). A study of reading passages of 'Farsi Benevisim' with regard to Halliday's functions of language. Journal of Teaching Persian Language to non- Persian Speakers. 2: 163- 179. [in Persian]

Amouzadeh, M. & Rezaei, H. (2012). Modal functions of tense in Persian. Journal of Language Researches, 3: 53- 76. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. (2011). Head- position in Persian from a Diachronic Typology Point of View. Journal of Language Researches, 5: 73-87. [in Persian]

Amouzadeh, M. & Rezaei, H. (2010). Semantic aspects of 'bayad' (must) in Persian. Journal of Language Researches, 1: 57- 78. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. (2007). Sohrab Sepehri's green language in 'Sedaye Paye Aab' (the Water Footfall). Journal of Faculty of Letters and Humanities: University of Mashhad, 157: 21-34. [in Persian]

Rezaei, H. (2006). Modern linguistics and principles of 'Elm- e- Alfaz'. Journal of Faculty of Letters and Humanities: University of Tabriz, 200: 1-14. [in Persian]


B.     Book Translations

Young, J. (2005). 100 ideas for managing behavior. trans. Rezaei, H. Tehran: Madrese Publication.

Evans. V. (2007). A glossary of cognitive linguistics. trans. Rezaei, H. & Ghandhari, M. Qom: Logos Publication.


C.     Conference Presentations

Rezaei, H. & Ghandhari, M. (2015) Image schema in Persian language and Persian speakers' body language: Some evidences for cognitive commitement of cognitive linguistics. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Sciences. Tehran, April 2015.

Rezaei, H. (2014). A study of complex verb constructions in Persian. Paper presented at the Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition and Science Conference. Dusseldorf: Heinrich Heine University, August 2015.

Rezaei, H. & Ghane, Z. (2013) Socio- pragmatic motivations of conceptual Projections: A case of metaphor in Persian TV commercials. Presented at the 5th International Conference of Cognitive Sciences. Tehran, February 2015.

Rostami, A & Rezaei, H. (2013) An analysis of the spelling errors of Azeri Persian learners in Zanjan. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of Promotion of Persian Language. Iran, Zanjan, July 2013.



Postal Code: 8174673441

Linguistics Department,

University of Isfahan.

Daneshgah St. Azadi Square,

Ifahan, Iran.


Email Address: hadaeghrezaei@fgn.ui.ac.ir        hadaeghrezaei@gmail.com

Phone number: 0098-9133171494          0098-3137932111 

Homepage:  https://fgnold.ui.ac.ir/~hadaeghrezaei/