Hiwa Asadpour

Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Empirische Sprachwissenschaft
Postfach 11 19 32
D - 60054 Frankfurt

e-mail: hiva.dandelion at gmail (dot) com - Asadpour at lingua.uni-frankfurt (dot) de
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Comparative Linguistics of Iranian Languages

My main research interests lie in the field of Comparative linguistics and Corpus linguistics, mainly synchronic morphosyntax of languages in Northwest and West of Iran. Some topics that particularly interest me are the impact of internal and external factors on syntactic change (and language change in general).
At the moment, I focus on word order change with regard to the morphosyntax-discourse interface and its relevance for language typology and language contact.

Current Projects

Completed Projects



CV

2016-nowPhD studies in General Comparative Linguistics
  • at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert)
  •  PhD project: Typologizing the Variation of Word Order in West Iran: Morphosyntax-discourse Interface
    2009-2011Master studies
    Master of Arts (MA) in General Linguistics
  • at Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran (Prof. Mohammad Dabir-Moghaddam and Prof. Mojtaba Monshizade)
  •  master thesis: The Computer Developed Linguistic Atlas of Azerbaijan-e Qarbi: Notes on Typological-Perceptual approach in Geolinguistics
    2004-2008Bachelor studies
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Translation Studies
  • at International University of Imam Reza, Mashhad, Iran (Prof. Behzad Ghonsooli)
  •  bachelor thesis: The Address Terms in Persian before Islamic Revolution and after Islamic Revolution
    2003High School Diploma (Abitur, Shahrikandi high school, Mahabad, Azerbaijan-e Qarbi, Iran)

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    Academic activities

    at the University of Helsinki, Finland
    2018
  • Visiting Researcher
  • at Russian-Armenian University, Armenia
    2018
  • Visiting Researcher
  • at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
    2017
  • An Overview of Mukri Sorani Morphosyntax (Western Asia Spring School)
  • at Cambridge University, UK
    2016-2017
  • Visiting Researcher
  • at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
    2015-2016
  • Teaching Mukri Sorani
  • at the Islamic Azad University of Mahabad, Western Azerbaijan, Iran
    2013-2014
  • Teaching General English, Phonology (Research and teaching appointment in General Linguistics)

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    Invited speaker

    Nordic Seminar Night, at the University of Helsinki, Finland
    2018
  • Typologizing the Variation of Word Order in West Iran: Morphosyntax-discourse Interface
  • at the University of Helsinki, Finland
    2018
  • Contact Linguistics in Cross-Border Kurdistan (CLiCK)
  • Fachtag Irak, Fluechtlingsrat Baden-Württemberg, Ulm, Germany
    2018
  • Die kurdischen Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen des Nordiraks
  • Symposia Iranica, Third Biennial Symposia Iranica, at Cambridge University, UK
    2017
  • A Critical-Comparative Study of Linguistic Atlases of Iran and Azerbaijan Qarbi


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    Presentations

    2019
  • Typologizing Preverbal and Postverbal NP Targets among the Languages in Northwest Iran,
  • Linguistic and cultural contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent areas, (15-16 November 2019, Cyprus, Cyprus University)
    2019
  • Iconicity and Word Order in the Languages of Northwest Iran,
  • The 12th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (ILL-12), (03-05 May 2019, Lund, Sweden, Lund University)
    2019
  • Target Word Order Constructions in the Languages of Northwest Iran,
  • ZurichEduCa Expo 2019 3rd International Education & Career Exhibition, (12-13 March 2019, Zurich, Swiss, Institute for Peace and Dialogue IPD, Zurich, Switzerland)
    2018
  • Demonstrative in Mukri Sorani Discourse,
  • Discourse Functions of Demonstratives, (14-15 June 2018, Oslo, Norway, University of Oslo)
    2018
  • Word order and adpositional system in Mukri Sorani,
  • Discourse Functions of Demonstratives, (10-12 May 2018, Yerevan, Armenia, Russian-Armenia University)
    2017
  • The Relevance of Nominal Categories for Word Order Change,
  • Contact-Driven Multilingual Practices 2017, (01-02 June 2017, Cambridge, UK, University of Cambridge)
    2017
  • A Critical-Comparative Study of Linguistic Atlases of Iran and Azerbaijan Qarbi,
  • Symposia Iranica, Third Biennial Symposia Iranica, (10-12 April 2017, Cambridge, UK, University of Cambridge)
    2017
  • A Functional Typological Study of Complement Relations in Mukri Sorani and Urmia Kurmanji: Determining language contact effects,
  • Language Contact and Language Change in Western Asia, (10-12 March 2017, Frankfurt, Germany, Goethe University Frankfurt),
    together with Faryar Akhlaghi
    2016
  • The Sociolinguistic perspectives of Endangered Minority (non)Iranian Languages,
  • ISEIL 2016, Second International Symposium on, "Endangered Iranian Languages", (8 - 9 July 2016, Paris, France and CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, INALCO, EPHE)
    2014
  • A Study of Advertising in Qajar Period,
  • Fourteenth IQSA Conference: Literature and Writing in Qajar Iran, (30-31 May, Bamberg University, Germany)
  • A Typological Study of Language Variation in Northwestern Iran: Case of Kurdish Varieties,
  • FINKA Symposium: On the Border of Language and Dialect, (4-6 June, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland)
    2011
  • A Functional-Typological Study of Complementation in Contemporary Persian and Two Dialects of Kurdish: a Comparative Study,
  • Variation and Typology: New trends in Syntactic Research, (25-27 August, Helsinki, Finland),
    together with Faryar Akhlaghi
  • Yalda night in Azerbaijan-e Qarbi,
  • Societas Iranologica Europaea, 7th European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS 7), (7-10 September, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland),
    together with Shahrzad Sadeghi
    2010
  • Northwest Iran Linguistic Atlas,
  • 31. Deutscher Orientalistentag, (20-24 September, Marburg University, Germany)
    2008
  • The Terms of Address in Persian Before and After the Islamic Revolution: A Socio-critical Study (poster presentation),
  • First International Conference on Languages and Dialects in Iran, (28-31 October, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan / Iran),
    together with Behzad Ghonsooli
  • Language Contact, Language Change: Evolution or Putrefy?,
  • 6th METU Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, (18-19 September, Ankara, Turkey),
    together with Payman Rezvani
  • A Comparative Study of Compensatory Lengthening in Kurdish and Shirazi: a Cognitive Approach,
  • 1st National Conference in Persian Education and Linguistics, (10-11 February, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran),
    together with Mehdi Safaei Ghalati and Aliye Korde Zaferanloo Kambuzia
  • A Comparative and Descriptive Analysis of Phonological System in Two Kurdish Variants,
  • 2nd national conference on Iranian languages, Cultural Heritage and Language and Dialect, (12-13 September, Tehran, Iran)
    2007
  • Semantic Theories: an Apparatus in Language Teaching,
  • Proceedings of the First Provincial Seminar on English Language Teaching, Literature, Translation and Linguistics, (15-16 September, Boukan, Azerbaijan-e Qarbi, Iran),
    together with Payman Rezvani
  • From Dispersion to National Unity
  • Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Persian language and Iranian languages, (10-13 April, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran),
    together with Mohammad Reza Pahlevan Nezhad

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    Publications

    [in square brackets: date of submission]

    Books

    2012
  • Using Film and Digital Video in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers,
  • Borhan School Cultural Institute Publication, Tehran, Iran,
    co-author: Zohre Karaji Abediani

    Papers

    Forthcoming
    2020
  • "Cross-Dialect Diversity in Mukri Kurdish I: Phonological and Phonetic variation",
  • The journal of Linguistic Geography, Cambridge University Press
    2018
  • "Linguistic Atlas of Turkish Azari in North West of Iran",
  • pp. 96-101: Journal of Academia Arena, New York 11212, USA ISSN 1553-992X (print); ISSN 2158-771X (online), 10(3),
    together with Faryar Akhlaghi
    2016
    [2015]
  • "A Comparative Study of Sorani and Kurmanji Kurdish Phonological system",
  • Journal of Iranian Languages and Dialects Studies (JILDS), Cultural Heritage, Tehran, Iran,
    together with Faryar Akhlaghi
    2014
  • "Comparative Study of Phonological System of Kurdish Varieties",
  • pp. 104-119: Journal of Languages and Cultural Education (JoLaCE), SlovakEdu, n.o. Slovakia, Vol.2, No.3, ISSN 1339-4045 (print), ISSN 1339-4584 (online),
    together with Maryam Mohamadi
    2012
  • "Sorani Kurdish Address Forms: Case of Northwest Iran",
  • pp. 419-449: International Journal of Linguistics (IJL), Macrothink Institute, Inc. US. Vol.4, No.4, ISSN 1948-5425, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v4i4.2252,
    together with Louragi-pour, Jahanbakhsh; Qalati, Mehdi Safaie
  • "Voice Disguising and Recognition of Criminals in Justice Affairs",
  • pp. 55-73: Proceedings of 1st national conference in Forensic linguistics: Forensic Discourse Analysis, Editor: Ferdows Aghagolzade, Nevise Parsi Publication, Tehran, Iran Vol.1, No.1, ISSN: 3339486,
    together with Samad Hazrati
    2011
  • "A Critical Discourse Analysis on Terms of Address in Persian",
  • pp. 135-160: The International Journal of Humanities (IJH), Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran, Vol.18, No.1
    together with Ferdows Aghagolzadeh
    2010
  • "A Survey of Language Varieties in Azerbaijan-e Qærbi through Dialectometric Analysis",
  • pp. 173-202: Journal of Persian Academy of Language, Dialectology (JPALD), Academy of Persian Language and Literature, Tehran, Iran
    2008
  • "Transmission of Coherence through Explicitation in Qur'anic Translation (A Case Study on Chapter XII: Yusuf)",
  • pp. 52-75: Journal of Translation Studies (JTS), Allameh Tabatabyi University, Tehran, Iran, Vol.6, ISSN 1735-0212,
    together with Azadeh Najafi and Mohammad Yazdani
    2007
  • "The Description of Morphological and Syntactic Features of Sorâni Dialect in Sardasht", Journal of the Iranian Studies (JIS), Kerman, Shahid Bahonar University, Iran. Vol.6, No.12,
    together with Mohammad Reza Pahlevan Nezhad

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    International summer schools and workshops

    2019
  • TD Summer School 2019,
    the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, 13th March-18th March
  • 2017
  • Western Asia Spring School,
    Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, 30th June-06th July
  • 2016
  • PARSEME,
    University of La Rochelle, France, 2nd Training School, 27th June-1st July
  • Integrating Vision & Language: Deep Learning,
    University of Malta, Malta, 2nd Summer School, 21st March-24th March
  • 2014
  • Documentary Linguistics and Variationist Sociolinguistics,
    University of Bamberg, Germany, 1st Summer School, 30th June-11th July
  • Words: structure, meaning, acquisition, processing,
    University of NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, 2nd Summer School, 4th-9th August
  • 2010
  • CLARA Summer School on Advanced Resource Creation, Archiving and Usage,
    Max-planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1st Summer School, 5-16 July
  • RELISH workshop, Rendering endangered languages lexicons interoperable hrough standards harmonization, Workshop on Lexicon Tools and Lexicon Standards,
    MPI, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1st workshop, 4-5 August
  • New Western Iranian and Early Judaeo-Persian Dialectology,
    Department of Iranian Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1st workshop, 16-27 August
  • DGFS-CNRS Summer School on Linguistic Typology, Workshop on Lexicon Tools and Lexicon Standards,
    University of Leipzig, Germany, 1st workshop, 15th August-10th September

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    Organizational activities

    2019
  • Linguistic and cultural contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent areas, (together with Prof. Christiane Bulut)
  •       (15-16 November, Cyprus University, Cyprus)
    2019
  • A Scientific Network Initiative for a prospective project on the study of languages and cultures in Western Asia (WACIN)
  •       (09-11 August, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
    2018
  • Turkic-Iranian Language Contact in Kurdistan, the Caucasus and Beyond
  •       (20 August- 1st September, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
    2018
  • Anatolia-Caucasus-Iran: Ethnic and Linguistic Contacts (ACIC)
    (together with Prof. Jost Gippert and local colleagues)
  •       (10-12 May, Russian-Armenian University, Armenia)
    2017
  • Contact Linguistics in Cross-Border Kurdistan
    (together with Prof. Jost Gippert and Prof. Geoffrey Khan)
  •       Second meeting on CLiCK initiative by DFG [German Research Foundation] (01-02 December, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
    2017
  • Western Asia Spring School
  •       International summer school on Languages spoken Western Asia (13-18 March, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
    2017
  • Language Contact and Language Change in Western Asia
  •       International Conference on Languages spoken mainly in Kurdish populated areas (10-12 March, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
    2016
  • Language Contact and Language Change in Cross-border Kurdistan
    (together with Prof. Geoffrey Khan and Prof. Jost Gippert)
  •       First conference on Language Contact and Language Change in Corss-border Kurdistan (9-11 December, University of Cambridge, UK)
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    Reviewer

    2019
  • Berthold Chrysmann & Manfred Sailer (eds). One-to-many relations in morphology, syntax, and semantics. Under review for Berlin: Language Science Press.
  • 2016-NOW
  • Journal of Sociolinguistics
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    Memberships, Honours and Services

    2018-NOW
  • Kurdish Scholars Society (SQO)
  • 2016-NOW
  • Kurdisch Studies Network (KSN)
  • 2016-NOW
  • International Institute for The Study of Kurdish Societies
  • 2016-NOW
  • Doc AG Humanities and Linguistics: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches
  • 2011-NOW
  • Society for Endangered Languagess (GBS)
  • 2010-NOW
  • Association for Linguistic Typology
  • The Societas Linguistica Euroaea
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    Member of diverse Committees

    2018-NOW
  • Evangelisches Studienwerk eV.
  • 2018-NOW
  • Spokespersons of the GRADE Initiatives at Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2018-NOW
  • Prom*rat at Goethe University of Frankfurt

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    Computation

  • Adobe Premier
  • film editing and photo editing softwares
  • adobe photo shop and other photo editing softwares
  • R language program and SPSS

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    Successful Acquisition of Funding

    2019A Scientific Network Initiative for a prospective project on the study of languages and cultures in Western Asia (WACIN), funded by GRADE an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Evangelisches Studienwerk eV.
    2019Travel grant to participate at TD Summer school, Kazbegi, Georgia, Granted by GRADE, the Goethe University Frankfurt
    2018for a one week visiting research stay at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Granted by the University of Helsinki
    2018Turkic-Iranian Language Contact in Kurdistan, the Caucasus and Beyond workshop, funded by GRADE an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    2017Western Asia Conference grant, funded by Freunden und Förderern der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
    2017Western Asia Conference grant, funded by Mor Afrem Stiftung
    2016Western Asia Conference grant, funded by GRADE "Graduate Academy of the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main", the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main
    2016-2019Doctoral scholarship at Evangelische Foundation
    2016-2017DFG programme "International Cooperation on Contact Linguistics in Cross-border Kurdistan"
    submitted by Prof. Jost Gippert
    2016STSM [Frankfurt and Cambridge Research Cooperation]
    by European Cooperation in Sceince and Technology framework (COST action: [IC1307])
    2016Travel grant to participate at PARSEME 2nd training school, University of La Rochelle, France
    2016Travel grant to participate at Integrating Vision & Language: Deep Learning training school, University of Malta, Malta
    2015One course study scholarship at Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Bamberg, Germany
    2014Travel grant to participate at Words: structure, meaning, acquisition, processing summer school, University of NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    2010Travel grant to participate at New Western Iranian and Early Judaeo-Persian Dialectology summer school, epartment of Iranian Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany
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    Extra activities

    2019-nowTranslating and interpreter at refugee out-patient clinic (Leitung Ambulanz für geflüchtete Patienten)Zentrum für Psychotherapie, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
    2016-nowTranslator, transcriber, social analyst and program developer at Appen, Australia
    2016Jury Service at LUCAS international film festival, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    2014-2015Teaching General English, Business English at FOKUS, Germany
    2009-2011Teaching General English, Business English at Pasargad Institute, University of Tehran, Iran
    2009-2014Social Media analyst, researcher, international relation coordinator at the Ministry of Education, Tehran, Iran
    2011-2013Social media analyst at National Polling Institution, Tehran, Iran
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    Prizes

    2018
  • The second prize for the best photography at GWC photo competition: Germany the way I see it II, Goethe University Frankfurt
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    Volunteering Experience

    2002-2014
  • Red Cross, section for rescue team and social office, Iran (Mahabad, Mashhad, Tehran)

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