Dr. Hiwa Asadpour
Hiwa Asadpour completed his PhD at the Comparative and Empirical Linguistics Department of Goethe-University Frankfurt under the supervision of Prof. Jost Gippert and Prof. Geoffrey Khan. For his PhD, he worked on word order variation and its typology of languages in Northwest and West of Iran. In particular, he discussed various factors which trigger word order variation such as contact-induced change, discourse-pragmatic, semantic, and morphosyntactic factors.
Hiwa Asadpour is also a co-editor of the volume “Word Order Variation – Semitic, Turkic and Indo-European Languages in Contact” (with Thomas Jügel) to be published in 2022. More recently, he has published a single author paper Cross-dialectal diversity in Mukrī Kurdish I: Phonological and phonetic variation (2021, Journal of Linguistic Geography, Cambridge University Press)
- Areal linguistics
- Comparative linguistics
- Construction Grammar
- Corpus linguistics
- Dialectology and language geography
- Sociolinguistics and language identity
Short Resume / Short CV
2023: Department of English and American Studies at Goethe-University Frankfurt
10/2016 – 05/2021: Goethe University Frankfurt a/M, Deutschland. Doctoral researcher at the Institute for Empirical and Comparative Linguistics.
Dissertation defended October 2021.
09/2009 – 04/2011: Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. MA in General Linguistics
Asadpour, Hiwa and Thomas Jugel. 2022. Word Order Variation – Semitic, Turkic and Indo-European Languages in Contact. STUF. De Gruyter Mouton.
Asadpour, Hiwa and Zohre Karaji Abediani. 2012. Using Film and Digital Video in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers. Borhan School Cultural Institute Publication, Tehran, Iran
Selected Papers (peer-reviewed)
Asadpour, Hiwa. 2022. "Parts of speech and the placement of Targets in the corpus of languages in northwestern Iran" Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. https://doi.org/10.1515/cllt-2022-0001
Asadpour, Hiwa. 2022. Word order in Mukri Kurdish – The case of incorporated Targets. In Hiwa Asadpour & Thomas Jügel (eds.), Word order variation: Semitic, Turkic, and Indo-European languages in contact, Studia Typologica [STTYP] 31, 63–88. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
Asadpour, Hiwa. 2021. Cross-Dialect Diversity in Mukri Kurdish I: Phonological and Phonetic variation. Linguistic Geography 9(1), Cambridge University Press. 1-12. doi:10.1017/jlg.2021.1
Dr. Hiwa Asadpour