دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی شیراز
 بسمه تعالــي

 

CV

November, 2013

 

Personal Information:

 

Name: Firooz  Sadighi

Born: 03/21/1939 (1318)

Status: Professor, retired Mehr 1388

( September 2009)

Dean of the Zand Institute of Higher Education, 2010-

 

Degrees:

 

Ph.D., L2 Acquisition and Linguistics, 1982, University of  Illinois at U-C., USA.

M.A., Linguistics, 1973, Shiraz University, Iran.

B.A., English Language and Literature, 1963, Shiraz University

Iran

Areas of Research:

Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, and

Second/Foreign Language Learning/Teaching.

 

Email Address:

 

firoozsadighi@yahoo.com

Mobile: 0098-917-704-0178

Home Phone: 0711-6300612

 

Firooz Sadighi received his Ph.D degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. in  1982. His field of specialization includes Linguistics and L2 Acquisition. His research areas cover syntax, semantics,  second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and reading skills and strategies. He  has   published  several books on Reading comprehension, Vocabulary Building, and Englsih syntax (grammar) used by university  students  across the country. He has also published several articles in local and international journals. He has  supervised  several M.A. theses  and Ph.D. dissertations. The courses taught at BA, MA, and  PhD levels are: reading , study skills, issues in linguistics, syntax, semantics ,phonology, psycho-linguistics, L2 and L1 acquisition, and syntactic argumentation.

Publications

I. Books

Sadighi, F., Jafarpur, A.A. and Tahririan, M.H. (1983) A Basic Course in Reading English for University Students. Shiraz : ShrazUniversity Press.

 

Sadighi, F., Jafarpur, A.A. and Tahririan, M.H (1984)  English Sentences Structure, Revised and Edited.  Shiraz:Shiraz University Press.

 

Sadighi, F. & Pourgiv, F. (1996) Reading Comprehensionو Book 3. Tehran:SAMT.

 

Sadighi, F. & Pourgiv, F. (1999) Ten Steps to Better Reading: Reading Comprehension Foundations. Shiraz:Navid Publications.

Sadighi, F., Pourgiv, F., Yamini, M. and Tajali, Gh. (1999) Readings for General English. Tehran: SAMT.

Sadighi, F. & Pourgiv, F. (2001) Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Building. Shiraz : Shiraz University Press.

Sadighi, F. & Yarmohammadi, L. (2005) Basic Persian for Speakers of Other Languages. Book One, Shiraz: Navid Publicathions.

Sadighi, F. (2008) English Grammar: A Development-Oriented Approach. Navid Publications, Shiraz, Iran.

Sadighi, F. and Dehghan, F. (Eds.). (2012) A manual of language acquisition: Approaches and theories. Naid Publishing Co., Shiraz, Iran

 

II. Articles

Sadighi, F. (1973) Time and Tense in English and Persian: A Contrastive Analysis for Pedagogical Purposes. M.A. Thesis, Shiraz University. Shiraz, Iran.

 

Sadighi. F. (1980) “Time, Tense, and Aspect in Persian: An Integrated Analysis.” Univ. of Illinois.  Unpublished Ms.

 

Sadighi, F. (1981) “Factive Verbs in Persian.” Univ. of Illinois. Unpublished  Ms.

 

Sadighi, F. (1981) “The Analysis of Some Phonological Processes of Kurdish.” Univ. of Illinois. Unpublished  Ms.

 

Sadighi, F. (1982)  The Acquisition of English Restrictive Relative Clauses by Native Speakers of Persian. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

 

Sadighi, F. (1986) The Acquisition of English Restrictive Relative Clause Sentences by Persian Native Speakers in a Non-English Speaking  Environment. Proceedings of the Association of Professors of English in Iran, Tehran, Iran.

 

Sadighi. F. (1989) The Comprehension of English Sentential Complementation by Adult Native Speakers of Persian. SILTA, PP. 23-48

 

Sadighi, F. (1990) Accessibility Hierarchy and Difficulty Hierarchy in the Comprehension of Relative Clauses. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 16(2). PP. 45-56.

 

Sadighi, F. (1990) Universality of Language Learning Strategies. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1. PP. 63-75.

 

دكترفيروز صديقي و غيره. (1370) بررسي نارسائيهاي دستور زبان فارسي درسطح راهنمائي و دبيرستانهاي شيراز. دانشگاه شيراز، 39-1.

 

 

Sadighi, F. (1992) Availability of Language Strategies to Adult Learners. SILTA, 21(1). PP. 139-154.

     

 

Sadighi. F. (1992) Foreign Language Borrowing and Linguistic Nativisation IJOAL. 18(2). PP. 31-36.

 

Sadighi, F. (1994) The Acquisition of Relative Clauses by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Native Speakers. IRAL. 32(2). PP. 141-153.

Sadighi, F. & Jafarpur, J.  (1994) Is There a Role for Learner Treatment in Comprehending Relative Clauses? RELC. 20(1). PP. 56-76.

 

Sadighi, F. (1996) Second/Foreign Language Learning and Universal Grammar (UG). IJOAL. 22(2). PP. 5-17.

 

Sadighi, F. et al. (1997)  Mood-Triggering Verbs in Persian Noun Phrase Complementation: a Semantic Analysis.  Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 12/2, 1-28.

 

Sadighi, F. et al (1997) A Morpho-syntactic Analysis of Factivity in Persian Noun Phrase Complementation. SILTA. 26(3). PP. 479-499.

 

Sadighi, F. & H. Mokhtari (1998) Markedness and the Production of English Conditional Sentences by Iranina EFL Learners. IJOAL. 24(2). PP. 37-49.

 

Sadighi, F. (1999) Transfer Strategy and the Production of English Idioms in a Foreign Language Setting. Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities. 14(2). PP. 3-15.

 

Sadighi, F. & Maghsoudi, N. (2000) The Relationship Between Motivation and Language Proficiency Among Iranian EFL Learners. IJOAL. 26(1). PP. 39-52.

 

Sadighi, F.  &. Saberi, L. (2001) Interlanguage Style Shift Variation. Language Teaching Quarterly. 13. PP. 42-58.

 

Sadighi, F. et.al. (2001) Learner Treatment Through Poetry and /or Prose to Teach Vocabulary: A Case of High School Students.  Language Forum, 27(1-2) Jan-Dec. PP. 207-220.

 

Sadighi, F. et al. (2001)  A Study of Lewis Carroll’s Novels and the Gricean Principles and Maxims. Language  Forum, 14(3-4), July- Dec.  PP. 117- 129.

 

Sadighi, F. &  Tagharchi, N. (2001)  Learner-treatment Role in Acquiring English Phrasal Verbs by Iranian EFL Learners. Language Teaching Quarterly, 2(6-7). PP. 1-25.

 

Sadighi, F. (2001) A UG- based Account of Anaphoric Relationship in English. IJOAL, 27(2). PP. 129-147.

 

Sadighi, F., & Sepassi, F.. (2002) Employing the Competition Model to (i) Exact a Measure on Form/Function Mapping Distribution in Persian, and (ii) Shed light on the Nature of L2 Transfer. IJOAL., 28(1). PP. 107-118.

 

Sadighi, F., &. Badiei, A. (2002) Adults’ Access to UG Parameters and Principles (a case of Head Directionality) in Foreign Language Learning. Language Forum. 28(1-2). PP. 171-184.

 

Sadighi, F. , et al. (2003) The Effect of Point of View on the Readability of Short Stories. Narrative Inquiry. 13(2). PP.469-471.

 

Sadighi, F., & Arab, H. (2003) Language Universals Among Languages And Their Implications For The Dialogue Among Civilizations. Language Forum 29(2).

 

Sadighi, F., Alavi, S.  & Samani, S.  (2004) Developing a Foreign Language Learning Self-Efficacy Scale for Iranian Students. Journal of Socail Sciences & Humantities 21(1).

 

Sadighi, F., Parhizgar, M.R.  & Saadat, M. (2004) Preposition Pied-piping and Preposition Stranding Constructions in the Interlanguage Grammar of Iranian EFL Learners. IJOAL 6(4).

 

Sadighi, F., Pourgiv, F. & Ghanavati, M.  (2004) Reflexivity/Impulsivity Among Iranian EFL Students and Their Success in English. Journal of Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman 17(1)1. PP.13-30.

 

Sadighi, F. & Zarafshan, M (2006) Effects of Attutude and Motivation on the Use of Langauge Learning Strategies by Iranian EFL Students. Journal of Socail Sciences & Humantities. 23(1). PP.71-80.

 

Sadighi, F.Yamini, M. & Abdorahimzadeh, S.J.  (2007) A Reading-Based Approach toward Teaching English at the Elementary School. Journal of Socail Sciences & Humantities. 4(26).PP. 1-22.

 

Sadighi, F. Nazari, S. (2008) The Impact of Consciouness Raising and Teaching Methodology Factors on the Use of Learning Strategies by Male EFL Learnes. Journal of Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. 21(1)8. PP. 15-36.

 

Sadighi, F.. Riazi, A .M. & Zare, S. (2007) The Effect of EFL Students' L2 Proficiency and Age on Their Overall Pattern of Vocabulary Learning Strategy Use. Journal of Humanities ,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. 8(2). PP.87-107.

 

Sadighi, F &  Saadat, M.. (2006) An Account of Null-Prep Constructsion in the Interlanauge Grammar of EFL Learners .PAAL. 10(1). PP. 21-45.

 

Sadighi, F. & Karimi, A. (2005) Iranian EFL Learners' Approch Towards Lexicon: a Syntax- based or lexicon- based. Tehran: Journal of Language and Literature. Allame Tabatabaee University.24.

 

Sadighi, F. & Zare, S.. (2006) Is Listening Comprehnsion Influenced by the Background Knowledge of the Learners? A Case Study of Iranian EFL Learners: The Linguistics Journal. The University of Auckland. 1(3). PP.1-11.

 

Sadighi, F. & Tahriri, A.R.. (2006) A UG-.Based Account of the Second Language Acquistion of English Restricitve Relative Clauses: An Overview. PAAL, 10/2. PP.173-185.

Sadighi, F. & Kowkabi N.. (2006) The Relationship between the Use of Language Learning Strategies and Teaching Methods: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners: AColombian Journal for Teachers of English: HOW, 13. PP. 47-63.

Sadighi, F., Yamini, M. & Ayatollahi, A.. (2007) Effects of text stucture on eading comprehension as measured by structured and unstructured summary wrinting.  Journal of Faculty of Letters and Humanities. 200( 49). PP. 69-91.

 

Sadighi, F. & Bavali, M. (2008)  Chomsky's Universal Grammar and Halliday's Systemic Functdional Linguistics: An appraisal and a compromise. PAAL, 12(1). PP. 11-28.

Sadighi, F., Sahragard, R. & Jafari, M.(2008) Listenig comprehension and foreign language classroom anxiety among Iranian EFL learners. Iranian EFL Journal, 10. PP. 137-152.

Sadighi, F., Rahimi, M. & Alimorad, Z. (2009) Do L2 proficiency and L1 reading   strategies affect Persian EFL learners' use of English reading strategies? Threshold hypothesis revisited. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 6(3), pp.177-200.

Sadighi, F. & Karimi, A. (2009) Towards a projection-based lexico-syntactic interface in sentence construction. Linguistics Journal. 4(2).

Sadighi, F. & Behjat, F. (2010a) Iranian English major students' L2 grammar development: Linguistic threshold hypothesis. TESL_EJ, 13(4). PP. 1-12.

Sadighi, F., Sahragard, R. & Abbasi Bagherianpour, A. (2010b) The role of conceptualizable agent in over-passivization of English un-accusatives in Iranian English majors. The Journal of Teaching Language Skills, 2(3). PP. 141-162.

Sadighi, F., Rahimi, M. and Hosseinyfard, Z. (2011a) The impact of linguistic and  emotional intelligence on the reading performance of Iranian EFL learners. The Jouranl of Teaching Language Skills, 3(1). PP. 151-171.

Sadighi, F. and Behjat, F. (2011b) The acquisition of English grammatical morphemes: A case of Iranian EFL learners. Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, 3(2). PP.105-123.

Sadighi, F. and Peyman, S. (2011c) The relationship between Iranian EFL learners; stress and their reading comprehension. PAAL,15(1). PP. 67-90.

Sadighi, F. and Dehghan, F. (2011d) On the cultural schema and Iranian EFL learners’ reading comprehension: A case of local and global items. PAAL, 15(2). PP. 97-108.

Sadighi, F. and Golaghaie, N. (2011e)  Extroversion/introversion and breadth of vocabulary knowledge. Modern Journal of  Language Teaching Method, 3(1). PP. 70-86.

Sadighi, F. and Heydari, P. (2012a) Cohesion analysis of L2 writing: The case of Iranian undergraduate EFL learners. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2).555-571.

Sadighi, F. and Rastegar Haghighi, Z.(2012b) Implicit versus explicit feedback in classroom: An experimental study. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 3(3). PP. 439-445.

Sadighi, F. and Rastegr Haghighi, Z. (2012c) An amazing conundrum in children’s comprehension and production of verb inflection. World Applied Sciences Journal, 18(8). PP. 1095-1101.

Sadigh, F. and Behjat, F. (2012d) Interlanguage variability and mapping problem: A competence or a performance effect? Journal of English Language Teaching, 2(2). PP. 7-14.

Sadighi, F. and Mobashernia, R. (2012e)  A study of lexical evidentiality in modern Persian: Does gender matter? Journal of basic and Applied Sientific Research.  2(9). PP. 8853-8861.

Sadigh, F., Kargar, A.A. and Ahmadi, A.R. (2012f) The effect of collaborative translation task on the apology speech act productdion of Iranian EFL learners. Journal of Teaching Language Skills. 4(3). PP. 47-78.

Sadighi, F. and Salehi,M. (2012g) The relationship between intelligence and foreign language learning, and tdhe role of practice. Journal of Language, culture and translation. 1(1).PP.1-17.

Sadighi, F. and Marzban, A. (2013a)  An investigation into topic- orientd opinions in Iranian EFL teachers. The International Journal of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics World(IJLLALW). 2(1).PP. 44-57.

Sadighi, F. and Golaghaie, N. (2013b)  L1 Glossing and Lexical Inferencing: Evaluation of the Overarching Issue of L1 Lexicalization. The Journal of Taching Language Skills. 4 (4). PP. 1-24.

Sadighi,F. and Arghamiri,A. (2013c) The impact of metalinguistic knwledge and proficiency level on prgmatic competence of Iranian EFL learners. The international Journal of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics World(IJLLALW). 4(1). PP. 179-189.

Sadighi.F. ans Sharif,M. (2014) Examining Iranian learners’ productive kn0wledge of English derivatives. Modern Journal of Language Teaching and Methods. 4(2).

 

 

Part III.  Articles presented at International and Local Conferences:

Sadighi, F. (2004) The effects of attitude and motivation on the use of language learning strategies of Iranian EFL learners. Paper presented at the 2nd International conference on Teaching English. University of Seoul, S. Korea.

Sadighi, F. (2005) An account of null-prep constructions in the interlanguage grammar of EFL learners. Paper presented at the 17th  International conference on language, leterature, and translation. Irbid Uninversity, Jordan.

Sadighi, F. (2006) The relationship between the use of language learning strategies and teaching methods. Paper presented at the 14th International conference on teaching English. Beihang University, Beijing, China.

Sadighi, F. and Saeedy, E. (2007) Ego indentity and language: A comparative study.Paper presented at the 4th International TELLSI conference, Shiraz Unversity, Shiraz, Iran.

Sadighi, F. (2007) On the mobilization and diversification of language learning and language teaching activities geared towards Gardner's Multiple Intelligences for differentiated instruction. Paper presented at the 19th International conference on foreign/second language acquisition. Silesia University, Szczyrk, Poland.

Sadighi, F. & Akbarpour, L. (2008) Reading comprehension strategies in EFL students: First or second language use? Paper presented at the 6the International TELLSI conference. Guilan, Iran.

Sadighi, F. (2009)  The role of discourse-pragmatics in over-passiviztion of un-ccusatives among Iranian EFL learners. Paper presented at the 21 International conference on second language acquisition and foreign language learning. Silesia University, Szczyrk, Poland.

Sadighi, F. (2009) Phrase-noticing and interlanguage development of EFL learners: Revisiting the Lexical Approach in an EFL context. Paper presented at the 21st International conference on second language acquisition and foreign language learning. Silesia University, Szczyrk, Poland.

Sadighi, F. & Tahmasebi, S. (2009) The interlanguage grammar and first language transfer. Paper presented at the 7th International TELLSI confernce on "new horizons in laguage education." Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

Sadighi, F. and Seddighi, Sh. (2011a) The effect of glossing on EFL learners’ reading comprehension. Paper presented at the 23rd International conference on second language acquisition and foreign language leaning. The University of Silesia, Szczyrk, Poland.

Sadighi, F. and Kargar, A. (2011b) Scaffolded extensive reading as an anxiety reducing strategy in an Iranian EFL context. Paper presented at the 23rd International conference

On second language acquisition and foreign language learning. The University of Silesia, Szczyrk, Poland.

Sadighi, F. and Seddighi, Sh. (2011c) An account of English lexical collocations errors through Iranian L1 transfer. Paper presented at the International conference on academic disciplines. Bad Hofgastein, Austria.

Sadighi, F. and Hadad-nourafshan, M (Nov. 24-25, 2011d) Development of sentential negation in second language acquisition. Paper presented at the 1st National conference on applied linguistics, literature and translation. Islamic Azad University, Bushehr, Iran.

Sadighi,F. and Arghamiri,A. (2013) Analyzing Persian children’s phoneticability in distinguishing marked/unmarked sounds.Paper prented at the 2nd National Conference on Farsi Language teaching and Linguistics.

 

Part IV. Supervision of Theses and Dissertations

1. M.A : 60

2. Ph.D : 10

Part V. Teaching Experience:

a. Number of years: 38 years from 1971- present time at the university levels in Iran (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.). One year of teaching English to refugees at Catholic Social Services in Peoria, Illinois, U.S.A (1981–1982). Teaching reading courses at ACC at Austin for one year.(1990-1991)

b. Courses taught:

i. B.A. level: (English language & Literature, Teaching English)

1) Introduction to Linguistics (I)

2) Introduction to Linguistics (II)

3) Advanced Grammar (I)

4) Advanced Grammar (II)

5) Reading Comprehension (I)

6) Reading Comprehension (II)

7) Reading Comprehension (III)

8) Study Skills

9) Principles of Translation

10) Modern Theories of Linguistics

11) Reading the Press

        ii. M.A. level: (General Linguistics & TEFL)

1)       Transformational grammar, an introductory course

2)       Transformational syntax

3)       Generative phonology

4)       Semantics

5)       Psycholinguistics

6)       Adcanced writing

7)       Language typology

8)       Historical linguistics

9)       Syntactic argumentation

10)    Issues in linguistics

iii. Ph.D. (TEFL)

1)        Psycholinguistics

2)        First language acquisition

3)        Second language acquisition

4)        Syntactic argumentation

Part VI. Grants :

        a. Scholarship form the Iranian Government to pursue my studies towards a Ph.D. degree from 1978-1982.

        b. Sabbatical leave for 9 months starting from September 1990 at the University of Texas at Austin, the USA.

Part VII. Job Description:

a. Experience of teaching English as a second/foreign language at different levels for around 45 years in Iran and abroad.

b. Head of the Department of Foreign languages and Linguistics, Shiraz University on two occasions. (1985-1990 for five years; 1999-2001 for two and a half years).

c. Assistant to the Dean of the School of Literature and Humanities for the Graduate StudiesFor 3 yeas. starting from September 2001.

d.  Assistant to the Dean for research for 2 years starting from 2003.

e.  Editor-in-Chief, Jounnal of Teaching Language Skills, Shiraz University, starting from 2008.

f. Director and member of the Center of Excellance in L2 Reading and Writing, Shiraz University, starting from from 2009 and 2002, respectively.

g. Dean of the Zand Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, March 14/ 2011---.

Part VIII. Academic degrees:

a. Ph.D. 1982, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign U.S.A.

b. M.A. 1973, Shiraz University: Iran

c. B.A. 1963, Shiraz University, Iran.