Department of Linguistics

An Overview

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language to describe its underlying structures and rules. The primary mission of Linguistics is to produce well-qualified teachers and experts in language-related fields. To do so, the department of Linguistics started its work in 1963 as a minor department, cooperating with different departments of the Faculty particularly the department of Persian Language and Literature in teaching Ancient Persian Languages and Culture, and General Linguistics. Turning independent, in 1985, the department admitted the first group of students to the Master’s degree program in Linguistics. Afterwards, the Master’s degree program in Teaching Persian as a Foreign Language and the Doctoral degree program in General Linguistics were also offered in 1997 and 1998, respectively.