Simin Karimi

Professor and Head

Department of Linguistics


Department of Linguistics
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT)
Cognitive Science Program
Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

Research Areas

Syntactic Theory, Morphosyntax, Syntax-Semantics Interface, Syntax of Iranian Languages

Major interests

Word order and scrambling, complex predicates, raising and control, sluicing, syntax and semantics of modals

Persian or Farsi?


Contact Information

Department of Linguistics
University of Arizona
Communication 106
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0028



Office phone: (520) 621-5399
Department: (520) 621-6897
Department fax: (520) 626-9014