Anousha Sedighi - Persian
Dr. Sedighi received her Ph.D. in Persian Linguistics from the University of Ottawa in Canada. She is the recipient of several awards and grants including the Best Student Paper Award of the Canadian Linguistic Association (2004), the University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship, and the PSU Faculty Enhancement grant. Her research interests include Persian linguistics, Persian language pedagogy, and Persian as a Heritage language. She has delivered papers at numerous international conferences and has authored several articles. Her recent book entitled "Agreement Restrictions in Persian" is part of an Iranian Studies Series published by Purdue University Press & Rozenberg. She directs the Persian Program at PSU and teaches courses on Persian language, culture, and literature. She is the co-designer of the "Persian Proficiency Assessment Tool," a computer-based proficiency test developed as part of the STAMP project of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon. She is also affiliated with the Middle East Studies Center at PSU and serves in the award committee of the American Association for Teachers of Persian.
Agreement Restrictions in Persian, 2008, Purdue University Press & Rozenberg. 224 pages.
Persian One Hundred . First year Persian textbook. Forthcoming.
“Teaching Persian to Heritage Persian Speakers”. International Journal on Iranian Studies. Routledge Publications. 2010. 43: 5, 681-695.
“Do Psychological Constructions in Persian Involve Complex Predicates?” Rice Working Papers in Linguistics. 2009, 1: 65-78.
“Psychological Constructions and Super High Applicatives in Persian”. Cahier Linguistic d’Ottawa. 2007, 35: 137-160.
“Animacy: The Overlooked Feature in Persian”. Proceedings of the Canadian Linguistics Association Conference. 2005. 1-12.