Azita Afrashi

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Full Name: Azita Afrashi

Dean of the Faculty of Encyclopedia Studies

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Encyclopedia Studies

Danesh close, Rashidi street, Farhang boulevard, Saa’dat Abad, PO Box 14155-6419, Tehran, Iran

Fax: +98 21 22129840

a.afrasi [at] ihcs.ac.ir

Education

Supervisor: Prof. K. Safavi

Thesis title: Introducing Reflexive Semantics: a New Hypothesis in lexical Semantics

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Semantics

  • Semiotics

  • Dialectal Studies

  • Persian Grammar

Some Articles

  • 2004 “Semiotics of Conceptual Art", Bi-monthly Artistic-Cultural Magazine;Binab, No. 5 & 6, Spring.

  • 2004 "Semiotics of Music", Khial Quarterly,the Academy of Arts Journal, No.12, Winter.

  • 2005 "A Brief Review ofLouise Hjelmslev's Linguistic Ideas and the Formation of the Linguistic School of Copenhagen", Letter of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism organization, Spring.

  • 2005 "A Comparative study of the Iranian and the Indian Traditional Semantic Surveys" in‎ Dialogues between Cultures, India and Iran, edited by A. Kumar Sinha and A. Kumar Singh. India (Awarded as the International Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran).

  • 2006 "Semantic Tradition in Iran and India: An Attempt To Find The Source Of New Linguistic Concepts", Letter of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism organization, No. 14 and 15, Spring and Summer.

  • 2006 "Natural Semantic Meta Language and Translatability". Translation Studies Quarterly.Vol.4. No.15. pp 71-81.

  • 2006 "Cultural-Linguistic interactions of Iran and India in Two Historical Periods", Pazand Quarterly, Scientific Journal of Language, Second Year, No. 5, Summer.

  • 2007 "A Review of semantics in Western Philosophy", Pazand Quarterly, Scientific Journal of Language, No. 8, 9, Spring and Summer.

  • 2008 "Structural Content Analysis of Liku Baluchi Poem. Language and Linguistics", Journal of the Linguistics Society of Iran.Vol 4.No.7.pp 28-41.

  • 2008 "Introduction to Cognitive Typology", Pazand Quarterly, Scientific Journal of Language, No 12, Spring.

  • 2010 "The Effect of Social Parameters on Linguistic Prototypes", co-authored with B. Roshan and Sh. Ranjbari, Pazand Quarterly, Scientific Journal of Language, No. 22 and 23, Autumn and Winter.

  • 2010 "Semantics, Typology and Language Change in a Cognitive Approach", Proceedings of the First Workshop on Semantics, Iranian Linguistics Society, November.

  • 2011 "A Cognitive Approach to the Translation of Conceptual Metaphors in Documentary Films", coauthored with Q. Vadipour. Translation Studies, No. 34, Summer.

  • 2012 "Linguistic Typology of Kumzari dialect of Larak Island in Iran". Journal of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, Iranian Languages and Dialects.No.1. pp 139-160.

  • 2012 ​"Color Conceptual metaphors in Persian Language: A Cognitive and Corpus Based Approach". co-authored with S. S. Samet. Proceedings of the Eighth Linguistics Conference, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran.

  • 2012 "Universal Concepts and the Possibility of Translatability". co-authored with M.Taheri Ardali. Translation studies. Vol10.No.37. pp.73-85

  • 2012 "Persian Grammar" entry, Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, vol. 17.

  • 2013 "A Comparative Research on Orientational Conceptual Metaphors in Spanish and Persian". co-authored with T. Hesami, B. Salas. Tarbiat Modares University Press. Language Related Research. Volume 3, Issue 4.

  • 2013 "A New Classification for Analyzing Conceptual Metaphors: Examples from Persian and Spanish". co-authored with T. Hesami. Journal of Comparative Linguistic Researches. No.5.pp.141-165.

  • 2013 "Conceptual Metaphors of Happiness in Farsi: A Corpus Based Approach". co-authored with M. Zoorvarz and S. M. Aasi. Journal of Linguistics - Khorasan Dialects. Vol.5. No.9. pp49-72.

  • 2014 "Polysemy of Perception Verb “to hear” [šenidæn] in Persian: A cognitive and Corpus-Based Approach". co-authored with S. S. Samet. Quarterly Journal of Persian Language and Literature (Adab Pazhuhi). Vol8.No.30.pp.29-59.

  • 2015 "Liku, the Baluchi Poem and Haiku, the Japanese Poem: A Comparative Analysis". co-authored with H. Khorshidi. Comparative Literature Research. Tarbiat Modares University Press. Vol 3.

  • 2015 "Linguistic and Socio-Semantic Features and the Representation of Social Actors in Press Texts". co-authored with M. Asadi , A. Gofam, F. Aghagolzadeh.Language Related Research, Tarbiyat Modarres University. Vol.6. No.2.pp.1-24.

  • 2015 "Representation of Motion Events in Persian-Speaking Children's Narratives: A Cognitive Approach". co-authored with H. Poshtvan and F. Haghbin in Language Related Research, Tarbiyat Modarres University. Vol.6. No.3. pp. 19-43

  • 2016 "Anger metaphors in the language of absolute congenital blind in comparison with their sighted counterparts based on Forceville Model".co-authored with M.T. Dastenaei and F.Haghbin. Language Study (zabanshenakht), Vol.7. No. 14.pp. 65-78.

  • 2016 "Conceptual Metaphors in Persian: A cognitive Perspective and a Corpus Driven Analysis. co-authored with K. Joulaei and S.M. Aasi. Language Study (zabanshenakht). Vol6.No.12.pp 39-61.

  • 2016 "Conceptual Metaphors of Shame in Persian Classic Poetry". co-authored with M. Moghimizadeh. in Language Study (zabanshenakht), Vol.6. No.12. pp1-20.

  • 2016 "Orientational Metaphors in Quran: A Cognitive Semantic Approach". co-authored with F. Yeganeh. Language Related Research, Tarbiyat Modarres University.Vol7. No.5. pp. 193-216

  • 2016 "A Text World Theory Approach to the Literary Analysis of a Short Story: Case Study of Farewell (veda') by Jalal e Al-e Ahmad". Language and Linguistics, Journal of the Linguistics Society of Iran. Vol12. No.23.

  • 2017 "Polysemy of Perception Verb “to see” [didan] in Persian: A cognitive and Corpus-Based Study". co-authored by S. Asgari. Journal of Comparative Linguistic Researches. No.14. pp 61-73.

  • 2017 "The Acquisition of Spatial Metaphors of Time in Persian Speaking Children". co-authored with B. Mansoory and Sh. Nematzadeh. in Language Study(zabanshenakht), Vol.8. No.16. pp 137-162.

  • 2017 "A Cognitive Semantic Approach to the Correlation Between Conceptual Metaphors and Etymological Patterns in the Emotion Concepts Domain". Language and Linguistics, Journal of the Linguistics Society of Iran. No. 26. pp. 69-88.

  • 2017 "Analyzing the Senses of "علی" (on) in Kashaf Commentary on the Basis of Conceptual Metaphors". co-authored with H.Afkhami Sotoodeh. Journal of Qur'anic Studies and Islamic Culture. Vol.1.No.1pp.3-20.

  • 2018 "Cognitive Analysis of Conceptual Metaphors of Movement in the Holy Qur'an". co-authored with S.Sh. Hejazi and P. Baharzadeh. Qur'anic Studies and Islamic Culture. Vol 2. NO. 3. pp 1-20.

  • 2018 "Conceptualization of "good deeds" in Qur'an, A cognitive Approach". co-authored with F. Amini and F. Fattahizadeh. Linguistic Research in Holy Qur’an. Vol7.NO.1.pp.1-18.

  • 2018 "Conceptual Metaphors of Fear in Persian and English: A cognitive and Corpus-Based Approach". co-authored by B. Ghuchani. Language Art. Vol3. No.2. pp.45-60.

  • 2019 "Conceptual Metaphors of Time in Persian: A cognitive and Corpus-based Approach". co-authored with F. Raiisi, Sh. Nematzadeh, M. Moghadasin. Journal of Western Iranian Languages and Dialects. Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 15-29

  • 2019 "Conceptualization of Sadness in Persian: A Corpus-Driven and Cognitive Approach". co-authored with V. FarshiA. AfkhamiGh. Karimi-Doostan. Journal of Comparative Linguistic Researches. No.17. pp 85-99.

  • 2020 "Synesthesia in Persian: A Cognitive and Corpus Driven Approach". Journal of Advances in Cognitive Sciences. Institute for Cognitive Science Studies. co-authored with K. Joulaei. (Inpress)"

  • 2020 "Conceptual Metonymies of Hatred in Persian: A Cognitive Approach". Journal of Language Research. Zabanpazhuhi.co-authored with F. Kushki. Vol.12.No.34.

Books

  • 2003 "Thoughts on Semantics". Tehran: Farhang Kavosh Publication

  • 2007 "The Structure of Persian Language". Tehran:  The Organization for Researching and Composing University Text Books in Humanities (SAMT) Publication.

  • 2010 "The Structure of Persian Language". Tehran: The Organization for Researching and Composing University Text Books in Humanities( SAMT) Publication; 2nd edition

  • 2011 "Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Semantics". Tehran: Iranian Linguistics Society and Ahura Publication.

  • 2016 "Introducing Cognitive Semantics". Tehran: Publications of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2016 "Motion Events in Persian Language: A Cognitive Approach". Tehran: Neviseh Parsi Publication

  • 2016 "Proceedings of the First National Conference on Cognitive Semantics". Tehran: Neviseh Parsi Publication.

  • 2018 "Metaphor and Cognition". Publications of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2019 "Festschrift for professor S.M Aasi". Tehran: Publications of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.co-authored with O. Tabibzadeh

  • 2019 "Semiotics of Music". co-authored with S. Rashidi; Tehran, Elmi Farhangi Publication.

  • 2020 "Semantic Approaches to Qur'anic Studies". co-authored with A. Pakatchi. Tehran: Publications of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2021 "Cognitivism: An approach to interdisciplinarity in humanities". co-authored with K. Julayi. Tehran: Publication of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2021 "Synesthesia in Persian, A cognitive and corpus-driven approach". co-authored with K. Julayi. Tehran: Publication of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2021 "Bio- emotional semantics". co-authored with B. Ghuchani. Tehran: Publication of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

Translated Books

  • 2015 Translating Text and Context: Translation Studies and Systemic Functional Linguistics by Marina Manfredi. Tehran Ghatreh Publication.

  • 2017 Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics by John R. Taylor and J. Littlemore, Translated into Persian by: Vajiheh Farshi & Najmeh Farshi; Chief Editor: Azita Afrashi

Research Projects

  • Dialectal Typology of Sarakhs in Khorasan- Iran.

  • Typology of Kumzari Dialect of Larak Island- Iran.

  • Content-structural Analysis of Liku; Baluchi Oral Poetry

  • Documentation and Registration of Kumzari of Larak Island as the Iranian Intangible Heritage

  • Clothes Vocabulary in Iranian Dialects

  • Foundations of Cognitive Semantics

  • Metaphor and Cognition

  • Semantic Approaches to Qur'anic Studies

  • Proposing a Pattern for Correlations of Etymological Lexicon and Conceptual Metaphors: A Cognitive Approach to Semantics of Emotions.

  • Synesthesia in Persian Language: A corpus based and Cognitive Approach.

  • Cognitive Science: A model for Interdisciplinary formation of Humanities as a Sub-category of A Comprehensive Plan to Promote Humanities for National Development

  •  Moral Metaphors in Media

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Cognitive Linguistics

Teaching

  • 1998-Present BA Courses: Structure of Persian- Comparative analysis- Linguistics.

  • MA Courses: Semantics- Schools of Linguistics- History of Linguistics.

  • PhD Courses: Cognitive semantics- Cognitive Linguistics- Semiotics- Rhetoric.

Organizing Conferences and Workshops

  • 2011  Second National Conference of Semantics. co-organized by Dr. Sh. Modarres Khiabani. Held by Linguistics Society of Iran and Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2015 Linguistic Representation of Motion in Persian: A Cognitive and Cultural Approach. co-organized by T. Hemmati. Held by Linguistics Society of Iran and Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2017 First National Conference of Cognitive Linguistics. co-organized by T. Hemmati. Held by Linguistics Society of Iran and Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2018 Conference of Cognition, Emotion and Language. co-organized by K. Joulaei. Held by Institute for Cognitive Science Studies and Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2018 International Conference of Linguistic Links Between Persian and Sanskrit Languages. co-organized by Prof. A. K. Singh Held by Indian Cultural Foundation of S. Vivekananda in Tehran, Linguistics Society of Iran and Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

Awards

  • 2009 Best researcher at Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center.

  • 2012 Best researcher at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • 2013 Highest research scores for 4 consecutive years.

  • 2018 Best researcher at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

Theoretical Modelproposal

  • 7.11.2016 Developing Bio-Emotional Semantics. Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

Last Update At : 23 July 2021