Sociolinguistics of identity in Iran

By August 29, 2012News
Sociolinguistics of identity in Iran

Languages of the Middle East (Source: The Gulf/2000 Project)

The next seminar of the 2012 series of Applied Linguistics seminars at Macquarie University will be held on Tuesday, September 04:

The Sociolinguistics of Identity in Iran

When: Tue 04/09, 1:00-2:00pm; Where: W5C 221

Presenter: Saeed Rezaie, Sharif University of Technology

Abstract: This presentation provides an introduction to the diverse languages, dialects, ethnicities, and cultures of Iran and discusses their place in Iranian language education programs. Then, different definitions of identity are outlined in order to explicate how identity research gradually found its way into applied linguistics research. Afterwards an ethnographic case study in Tehran on an Iranian learning English is reported to observe how his identity was influenced by the Anglo-American language and culture. Finally, a nation-wide in-progress sociolinguistic study is reported to show how Iranian English language learners’ demographic information is related to their linguistic and cultural identity (re)construction. Using Structural Equation Modeling, a model of linguistic-cultural identity in Iran is presented and its components are elaborated. Theoretical and practical significance and implications of the research are put forth and subsequently some under-researched topics are suggested for further research.

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  • Dear Saeed,
    I appreciate your hard work and perseverance.
    Wish you all the best,

  • shadi

    Dear Saeed,Great job!wish you all the best.

  • Salman Nejati

    I’m very grateful for your efforts & taking trouble to mail to us.
    I’m sure your presentation enjoys a lot of success
    wish you well

  • Tope

    This looks fascinating Saeed, I wish I could attend.

  • Mohsen Alipour

    Dear Saeed,
    Sounds like a great presentation. congratulation and good luck 🙂

  • Saeed

    Dear Sajjad, Mohsen,Salman Nejati, Shadi, and Tope Omoniyi
    Thanks for your comments and supports.

  • Golnaz Jamalifar

    Dear Saeed,
    Such an insightful presentation! I love the case study.

  • Amir Zand Moghadam

    Dear Saeed

    So happy to hear that!

    Good Luck

  • Mehdi Rouhzamin

    Another star in the hall of fame. I really wish I could attend;as I like not only the presenter but also the subject. Good luck

  • Khan

    We definitely need an ethnographic perspective in examining the popular over- simplified liner language-identity link. I am sure your study will bring new insights in the complex relationships between languages/dialects/varities and social categories.

    I wish you all the best. How are distance colleages going to benefit from such wonderful researches?


  • Ali Malmir

    Hi dear Dr. Rezaei,
    I was impressed by your announcement. I wish I were in Aus to attend your lecture.
    Best Wishes

  • Saeed

    Dear Golnaz Jamalifar, Amir Zand Moghadam, Mehdi Rouhzamin, Khan, and Ali Malmir,
    Thanks for your kind words. I also wish you all the best.

  • Saeed

    Dear Khan,
    Thanks for your supporting words. I will send you the ppt right after the talk. I will also share the talk with you if we record it.


  • Meisam Mozaffarizadeh

    dear Dr. Rezaei

    Thanks for your glad tidings. Wow! you always amaze us. You are second to none.
    Busheher is proud of you.

    Best Wishes

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  • Hossein Ahmadi

    Dear Saeed,
    Thanks for the information. I wish you all the best.
    Hossein Ahmadi

  • Atefeh Rezanejad

    Dear Dr. Rezaei,

    Entering SUT was one of those biggest chances in my life, and more than that meeting professors like you. Wish you an endless success in your academic career. I really wish I could be there to attend the presentation. GOOD LUCK!

    Wish you all the best,

  • farhad

    Hello Dear Dr.,
    wish you all rejoicing and success for you deserve them

  • Saeed

    Dear Meisam, Dr. Ahmadi, Atefeh Rezanejad, and Farhad:

  • Hasty

    Wish you all the best dear Saeed.

  • Dear Saeed

    i was beside myself with joy to read about this. I wish i could attend it.
    All the best!