PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVI
email: ramin.hassanzadehnodehi@uniroma1.it

supervisor: Mauro Maggi
advisor: Mauro Maggi
joint PhD: Saloumeh Gholami

Research: Towards a grammar of the Semnāni language

Ramin Hassanzadeh Nodehi, Curriculum ‘Studi islamici, arabi, iranici’,36th cycle.
Semnāni is a North-Western Iranian language according to the traditional subdivision of Iranian languages, spoken by 21.099 people in Semnān Province and its counties. Semnāni can be considered as one of the most conservative New Western Iranian languages. It has preserved various grammatical features which are no longer attested in Middle Iranian languages such as in Parthian. Semnāni is at risk of disappearing as its speakers die out or shift to speaking Persian, the official language of Iran. This thesis attempts to explore the morphosyntax of Semnani with a particular focus on the (1) Inflectional categories of the noun and pronoun (Case and gender morphology); (2) Inflectional categories of the verb; and (3) Alignment (Ergativity, post ergativity, passive construction).

11/2020 - present: PhD student at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO), “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. Curriculum ‘Islamic, Arabic and Iranian studies’. Project title: «Towards a grammar of the Semnāni language». (Supervisor: Prof. Mauro Maggi; Co-tutorship: Prof. Saloumeh Gholami)
1/2020: M.A in Oriental Languages and Civilsation, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. Dissertation title: “Studies on the Gilaki language”. (Supervisor: Prof. Mauro Maggi)
9/2017: B.A. in Oriental Languages and Civilsation, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. Dissertation title: “Analisi di testi gilaki da Shaft (Iran nord-occidentale) con profilo grammaticale e glossario”. (Supervisor: Prof. Mauro Maggi)
7/2010: B.A in English Language and Translation, “Bu-Ali Sina” University of Hamedan, Iran. Dissertation title: “Perfect and imperfect in the Gilaki language”. (Supervisor: Prof. Hassan Soodmand Afshar)
Research interests: General linguistics, Iranian dialectology, linguistic typology, metrical phonology.

Research products

11573/1480203 - 2020 - Origin and diffusion of manāt in Persian and other Iranian languages
Hassanzadeh-Nodehi, Ramin; Maggi, Mauro - 02a Capitolo o Articolo
book: A turquoise coronet: studies in Persian language and literature in honour of Paola Orsatti - (9783954905102)

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