School of English

Ahmad Izadi

Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Arts



Dr. Izadi completed both his BA and MA in English Language Teaching in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and his PhD in Discourse and Pragmatics in 2012. His PhD concentrates on the interpersonal accounts of face and politeness in a type of professional academic communication known as 'dissertation defense sessions' or 'vivas'. Before joining UNMC in 2014, Dr. Izadi has worked for over 10 years in a number of public and private universities in Iran. His most recent academic position, however, has been Assistant Professor at Azad University, where he has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has conducted several research projects.

Expertise Summary

Dr. Izadi specializes in Discourse and Pragmatics, with particular interest on Interpersonal/Intercultural pragmatics, Pragmatics of SLA, Conversation Analysis, and Gender and Identity Analysis.

Teaching Summary

Q31M08 Introduction to Linguistics

Q32106MY Literary Linguistics

Q32104MY Discourse and Society

ENGL3076 Patterns, Functions and Descriptions of English

ENGL4170 Grammar and Discourse

Research Summary

Dr Izadi is working on Interpersonal Pragmatics, and particularly, on building relationship in talk in interaction.

Selected Publications

Future Research

Dr. Izadi is interested in developing his line of thinking with regard to interpersonal pragmatics. Hence, he welcomes research PhD and Masters proposals on the issues of face, power, politeness and impoliteness and more generally on Discourse and Pragmatics in different cultural and professional contexts.

School of English

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