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Mohammad Amouzadeh

Mohammad Amouzadeh

PhD in Linguistics

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Introduction
Mohammad Amouzadeh is currently working at the School of International Studies at Sun Yat-sen University. However, his default affiliation is University of Isfahan. Mohammad does research in Semiotics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and Discourse Analysis. His current project focuses on Discourse Marker in Persian.
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July 2019 - present
Sun Yat-Sen University
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  • Professor
August 2000 - present
University of Isfahan
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Publications (43)
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An important factor in the course of daily medical diagnosis and treatment is understanding patients’ emotional states by the caregiver physicians. However, patients usually avoid speaking out their emotions when expressing their somatic symptoms and complaints to their non-psychiatrist doctor. On the other hand, clinicians usually lack the require...
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This paper examines a number of proverbs in English and Persian to shed light on certain pragmatic issues involved in translation. By analyzing three sets of data within the pragmatic framework, we found that the translatability of proverbs should be characterized as a continuum, rather a clear-cut dichotomy. Depending on the universality or cultur...
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We shall concentrate on how the construction and modality system of alternative futures in political discourses are influenced by the construal of past-to-present threats and preemptive politics. Using Dunmire's (2005) proposed framework and further explorations of Cap (2020) on the subject, we approach 20 of Trump's speeches on Iran, spanning from...
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This study examines the use of proximal and distal deictic terms in Persian interactions to determine the cause of their paradoxical behavior in certain contexts of situations. It adopts an integrative (i.e., cognitive-interactive) approach to investigate both interactional and (inter)subjective aspects of deictic practice. The analysis of 184 diff...
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This study investigates the functions of væ (‘and’) as a discourse marker in Persian. More specifically, this study accounts for certain aspects of væ co-occurrences and their linearization order. Fraser’s model ( forthcoming ) was mainly employed to classify the multiple functions conveyed by væ . A corpus-based approach was taken to provide an ov...
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This paper examines the different functions of bale (‘yes’) in Persian by identifying its positions in the syntagmatic chain. As such, it reveals a significant correlation exists between the function types, various positions, and the frequency of bale, which appears on the left periphery (LP), on the right periphery (RP), and in the medial, detache...
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معنی‌شناسی قالبی فیلمور ادعا می‌کند دانش دایره‌المعارفی به شکل قالب‌هایی در ذهن ذخیره می‌شود و در تعبیر و درک گفتمان به فرد کمک می‌کنند. در پژوهش حاضر تلاش می‌کنیم به پیروی از ادعای لی (1997و 2001) مبنی بر امکان کاربرد مفهوم قالب فیلمور در تحلیل گفتمان به تحلیل تعدادی گفتگوی روزمره فارسی‌زبانان بپردازیم و نشان دهیم که این قالب‌ها در درک و تعبیر گفت...
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پژوهش حاضر در تلاش است با نگاهی معناشناختی به توصیف پدیده‌ فرافکنی اشاری ماضی نقلی به آینده در گونه محاوره زبان فارسی بپردازد. در این راستا ضمن معرفی اجمالی برخی مفاهیم مرتبط، این مسئله را بررسی می‌کنیم که سخن‌گویان زبان فارسی با چه هدف ارتباطی‌ای از ساختار ماضی نقلی برای فرافکنی به زمان آینده بهره می‌جویند و چه عناصر واژگانی، دستوری و کاربردشناختی...
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The study of parentheticals in Persian can still be regarded as an unexplored area of investigation. Persian Parentheticals can be divided into different types; one of them is va-parenthetical. This paper is set forth to study væ-parenthetical clauses. It opens with a discussion on their typical places of interpolation and their mobile nature. It t...
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This paper investigates the synaesthetic constructions in Persian with the aim of finding out what motivates them despite their incongruous syntactic-semantic assignments. It is argued that these paradoxical elements require a metaphoric/metonymic frame to assign appropriate lexical units (LUs) to their corresponding syntactic categories ( NP + rɑ...
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This paper sets out to investigate the ways in which some of the Discourse Markers ( DM s) in Persian are used by looking at a corpus of 475 million words. By adopting Fraser’s notion of DM (2009), it will analyse all possible combinations of thirty DM s categorized into three groups: contrastive, elaborative, and inferential. This categorization w...
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Abstract: (80 Views) The current study will be focused on the analysis of modern Persian conditionals based on a cognitive-pragmatic approach. The study proceeds to answer three questions: 1) Can Sweetser's (1990) theoretical model elucidate the different cognitive and pragmatic dimensions of Persian conditionals? 2) What are the conventional readi...
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The present study sets out to investigate an important aspect of gendered performance, namely, the presence of interactional metadiscourse in conference presentations delivered in Persian. The study pursues two primary objectives: firstly, to compare the quantity and quality of interactional metadiscourse markers as expressed by male and female aca...
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Background and Aim: Understanding abstract concepts, especially metaphors in daily life and education is a complex conceptual phenomenon. Early hearing damages can affect an individual’s understanding of metaphors and their functions in different ways. This study aimed to compare the understanding levels of metaphorical expressions between children...
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Cooptation in Discourse Grammar: A Reconciliation Process between Sentence Grammar and Thetical Grammar Soleiman Ghaderi PhD. Student at University of Isfahan Mohammad Amouzadeh University of Isfahan Discourse Grammar treats two separate but interrelated domains for discourse processing: Sentence Grammar (SG) and Thetical Grammar (TG). The former...
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This study aims at examining the construction of the word-formation pattern of [del-X] (compounds of “heart”) and investigating its semantic variations, the most general schema and subschemas in Persian employing the Construction Morphology approach (Booij, 2010). To this end, a collection of 71 compound words starting with “del” were collected fro...
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This paper sets out to investigate the feasibility of replacement of restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses at discourse level in Persian. Givon (2001) believes that proper names, pronouns and unique definite nouns cannot be modified by restrictive relatives. On the other hand, it is usually stated that the modification of indefinite noun...
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This paper sets to explore the extraposition of relative clauses in Persian based on Discourse Grammar (DG). In this phenomenon, the relative clause moves from the adjacency of Head Noun and is positioned at the end of the sentence leading to discontinuous construction. DG organizes linguistic elements into two domains according to their prosodic,...
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It is interdisciplinary research in the fields of literature and cognitive linguistics in which the interaction among the metaphor, cognition, body, and culture was investigated. In this paper, some eye-based phrases of Bustan-e Sa’di have been analyzed based on the cognitive linguistics approach. The data analysis showed that the eye is a prototyp...
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p>Persian Light Verb Constructions (LVCs) have been studied by many scholars. Yet, little attention has been paid to the process of LVC formation. This paper aims to situate the components of Persian light verb constructions in contexts that can be justifiably invoked as a motivation for LVC formation. We will investigate the issue by arguing that...
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This paper aims to investigate the ways in which socio-linguistic parameters such as gender contribute into the turn organization of defense sessions. Interruption plays an important role in the organization of turn taking in the interactions of defense sessions. The current paper is then primarily focused on the description and analysis of interru...
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Drawing on Teun van Dijk's socio-cognitive approach, the present paper attempts to investigate certain ideological aspects of news headlining in an English-Persian translation context. A number of parallel news headlines have been chosen for contrastive analysis, with a view to highlighting the different ideological apparatuses involved in the proc...
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This paper will investigate a number of issues related to the contact situations between Mazandarani and the standard Persian in Iran. It aims to explore the ways in which Mazandarani, a variety spoken in northern Iran, has been, over the last few decades, converging towards modern standard Persian. The changes induced in the recipient dialect as a...
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Some studies of complex predicates suggest that light verbs are bleached semantically and are unable to bear the role of an autonomous predicate (Jespersen, 1965; Cattell, 1984; Grimshaw & Mester, 1988). Although it is accepted that the semantic content of light verbs is deficient, we address the issue that such a claim ignores the semantic relatio...
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This study aims at conducting a contrastive study of colour metaphors in Persian and English within the framework of cognitive linguistics. To this end, it adopts primarily the revised model of Kövecses (2005), in which he treats metaphor as a cognitivecultural phenomenon. The results of the study indicate some similarities and differences between...
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The current study sets out 1) to investigate the strategic needs of participants in reading literary and non-literary texts; and 2) to shed light on the differences of reading literary and non-literary texts. To achieve this aim, thirty participants read three literary and two non-literary texts and wrote down the questions for which they could not...
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This paper investigates how English influences the Persian scientific language. By analyzing parallel corpora of English and Persian texts from the areas of education and psychology, the paper seeks to reveal that translation as a language contact phenomenon influences not only the grammatical and semantic categories of the target language, it also...
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The present paper sets out to focus on an aspect of the modal system of Persian which, despite its crucial role in interactive discourse, has not received the treatment it deserves. More precisely, the paper seeks to investigate how the simple past is deployed to express subjective epistemic and deontic modality within a future-oriented framework....
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This paper aims to investigate the language used by newspapers in post-revolutionary Iran. More precisely, the paper sets out to analyze how such a language is deployed to represent relevant hegemonic ideologies. The approach adopted for this purpose draws inspiration mainly from critical linguistics, where it is hypothesized that, as far as the pe...
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This present study investigates classroom interaction with reference to gender and technology. The study data were gathered through partial ethnography by a non-participant observer; two sessions of the course Language Laboratory 1 were carefully observed, and notes were taken with a focus on the nature of interactions. Results of the study show th...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the ways in which the Persian past tense form is projected into the future to designate events, states, and processes. While it must be admitted that the phenomenon under consideration is by no means confined to Persian, its examination in this language will reveal certain characteristics which are likely to...
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The preterite in Persian can be used, particularly in its colloquial variety, to designate the future time and for immediate warning. These rather unusual uses of the preterite have not been investigated adequately by grammarians of the Persian language. As a purely grammatical approach will be unable to explain such non-characteristic uses of the...
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This paper focuses on the ways in which misunderstanding occurs between two interlocutors with different cultural backgrounds. As such, its main concern is with sociolinguistic transfer (Chick, 1996). Based on a cross-cultural model, it aims to investigate certain socio-pragmatic issues, (i.e. terms of address, offers and request types) affecting I...
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This article focuses primarily on pictorial metaphors used by advertising firms in pre-and post-revolutionary Iran. By comparing the two sets of data, it argues that one of the main functions of pictorial metaphor in the post-revolutionary period is to reconcile two types of competing and conflicting ideologies: one based on advertising and the oth...

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