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UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES & SERVICE

PUBLICATIONS

SCHOLARLY BOOKS

BOOKS/JOURNAL VOLUMES IN PRINT

Korn, Agnes, Geoffrey Haig, Simin Karimi, Pollett Samvelian (2011). Issues in Iranian Linguistics,Reichert Publishers, Germany.

Lewis, Will, Simin Karimi, Heidi Harley, Scott Farrar (eds) ) (2009) Time and Again: Theoretical Perspectives and Formal Linguistics. John Benjamins Publishing.

Karimi, Simin; Vida Samiian, Don Stilo (eds) (2008) Aspects of Iranian Linguistics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Karimi, Simin; Vida Samiian, Wendy Wilkins, eds.(2007) Clausal and phrasal architecture: syntactic derivation and interpretation. John Benjamins

Karimi, Simin (2005) A Minimalist Approach to Scrambling: Evidence from Persian, Mouton de Gruyter

Karimi, Simin, ed. (2003) Word Order and Scrambling, Blackwell Publishers

Karimi, Simin, ed. (1995) Language and Gender, The journal of Nimeye Digar

BOOK CONTRACTS

Barss, Andrew, Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley and Simin Karimi (contracted). Introduction to Minimalist Syntax. Oxford: Blackwell (contracted publication, expected completion 2010). (textbook)

GUEST EDITOR OF A SPECIAL ISSUE

Karimi, Simin, Guest Editor of a special issue on Complex Predicatedfor the Journal Lingua 2013

BOOK CHAPTERS

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Karimi, S. ‘Raising and control in Persian,’ (2008) In Aspects of Iranian Linguistics, S. Karimi, V. Samiian, and D. Stilo (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Karimi, Simin & Azita Taleghani (2007) 'Wh-movement, interpretation, and optionality in Persian, In Karimi, S., V. Samiian, W. Wilkins (eds) . Clausal and phrasal architecture: syntactic derivation and interpretation. John Benjamins

Karimi, Simin (2003a) 'Focus Movement and Uninterpretable Features,' in A. Carnie, H. Harley, and M. Willie (eds) Formal Approaches to Functional Forces. Festschrift for Eloise Jelinek, John Benjamin Publishers. PP 297-306 Solicited

Karimi, Simin (2003b) 'Introduction,' in Karimi, S. (ed) Word Order and Scrambling, Blackwell Publishers. PP xiii-xx

Karimi, Simin (2003c) 'Object Positions, Specificity and Scrambling,' in Karimi, S. (ed) Word Order and Scrambling, Blackwell Publishers. PP 91-125

Karimi, Simin (1994) 'Word Order Variations in Modern Contemporary Persian,' Marashi, M. (ed.) Persian Studies in North America: A Festschrift for Professor M.A. Jazayery, Iranbooks. PP 43-73 Solicited

Karimi, Simin (1987) 'Farsi Speakers and the Initial Consonant Cluster in English,' in Ioup, G. and S.H. Weinberger, eds, Interlanguage Phonology: The Acquisition of a Second Language Sound System. Newbury House. PP 305-318 Solicited

ENCYCLOPEDIA

Karimi, Simin (2005) 'Farsi,' in The Fitzroy Dearborn Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Solicited

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

REFEREED RESEARCH ARTICLES

Karimi, Simin and Michaeol Brame (2012) 'A Generalization Concerning the EZAFE Construction in Persian. Linguistic Analysis 38:11-143

Karimi, Simin (2008) ‘Scrambling’. Language and Linguistics Compass (solicited)

Folli, Raffaella; Heidi Harley, Simin Karimi (2005) 'Determinants of event type in Persian complex predicates,' Lingua 115: 1365-1401.

Karimi, Simin (2001) Persian Complex DPs: How Mysterious Are They? Canadian Journal of Linguistics 46: 63-96

Karimi, Simin (1999a) 'A Note on Parasitic Gaps and Specificity,' Linguistic Inquiry 30: 704-713.

Karimi, Simin (1999b) Specificity Effect: Evidence from Persian,' Linguistic Review 16: 125-141.

Karimi, Simin (1997a) 'From Deep-Structure to Logical Form and the Minimalist Program,' The Iranian Journal of Linguistics, Vol 11, Nr.2: 5-53 (A Persian translation of this article appeared in The Iranian Journal of Linguistics, Vol 11, Nr.3.)

Karimi, Simin (1997b) 'Persian Complex Verbs: Idiomatic or Compositional?' Lexicology 3.1: 273-318

Karimi, Simin (1996) 'Case and Specificity: Persian R Revisited,' Linguistic Analysis: 26:3-4: 174-194

Karimi, Simin (1995) Introduction," an introductory article for the special volume on Language and Gender, Journal of Nimeye Digar (The Other Half), No.2: 3-24 Solicited (The Persian translation of 'Introduction," appeared in Journal of Nimeye Digar, No.2: 6-30

Karimi, Simin (1992) Zabn va Sabk dar Asr-e Hedayat," (Language and Style in Hedayat's Writings,) Iran Name Vol 10, No 3: 505-524

Karimi, Simin (1990) 'Obliqueness, Specificity, and Discourse Functions: r in Persian,' Linguistic Analysis, Vol. 3&4: 139-191

Karimi, Simin (1987) 'Degargunih-ye Novin dar Dastur-e Zyeshi-Gashtri" (New Developments within Generative-Transformational Grammar), The Iranian Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 1&2: 2-25

REVIEW ARTICLES

Karimi, Simin (2009) Review of Gema Chocano’s Narrow Syntax and Phonological Form. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007, in Language.

Karimi, Simin (1994) Review of John Perry's Form and Meaning in Persian Vocabulary: The Arabic Feminine Ending, in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol 26, No 3: 531-533

Karimi, Simin (1992) 'Naghdi bar Majalle-ye Zabnshensi,' (Review of The Iranian Journal of Linguistics: 1983-1990,) Iran Name Vol 10, No 4: 723-746

Karimi, Simin (1991) Review of M. Dabir-Moghaddam's 'About R in Persian,' in The Iranian Journal of Linguistics, Vol 8, No 1: 23-41

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Karimi, Simin (1997) 'Persian Complex Predicates and LF Incorporation,' in the Proceedings of Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS) 33: 215-229

Karimi, Simin & Anne Lobeck (1997) 'Specificity Effects in English and Persian,' Proceedings of North East Linguistics Conference (NELS) 28: 175-186

Mohammad, Jan & Simin Karimi (1992) 'Light Verbs Are Taking Over: Complex Verbs in Persian,' Proceedings of The Western Conference on Linguistic (WECOL). PP 195-212

WORKING PAPERS

Folli, Raffaella, Heidi Harley, Simin Karimi (2003) 'Determinants of event type in Persian complex predicates," Cambridge Working Papers in Linguistics.

Karimi, Simin (1999) 'Is scrambling as strange as we think it is?,' MIT Linguistics Working Papers (MITLWP). PP 159-190

Karimi, Simin (1987) 'Compound Verbs in Persian,' Linguistics Working Papers, University of Washington. PP 11-25

BOOK NOTICE

Karimi, Simin (1986) Book Notice on Social Order in Child Communication, by J.Streeck, Language, Vol. 62, No. 2. PP 479-480.

WORK IN PROGRSS

BOOK PROPOSAL

Karimi, Simin Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages, to be submitted to Oxford University Press.

PAPERS

Karimi, S. (invited)'Discourse sensitive phenomena,' Routledge's new Handbook of Syntax.

Karimi, S. ‘A phase based approach to arbitrary control, under review.

Karimi, S., S. Racy, Y. Sato, A. Taleghani “Modality meets Phase Theory” under review

Karimi, S and Andrew Barss ‘Sluicing in Persian’, to be submitted to Linguistic Inquiry.

Karimi, S. ‘Comparative analysis of complex Predicates in Persian and Kurdish’.

Karimi, S. ‘Obligatory control in Persian. To be submitted to Lingua.

Karimi, S. and J. Punske DP versus NP and Scrambling: A reply to Boskovic, to be submitted to Linguistic Inquiry.

GRANTS

Karimi, Simin NSF Grant Proposal on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages (to be resubmitted in January 2013)

Karimi, Simin NSF Conference Proposal on Complex Predicated (to be submitted in July 2014)

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

INVITED TALKS

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONA

Obligatory control in Persian, Rice University, Fall 2006.

Control Constructions in Persian and Irish and their implication for Universal Grammar, University of Newcastle, England, November 17, 2004.

Typology of movement: a myth?, Shoin University, Japan, October 12, 2004

Scrambling and wh-constructions in Persian, Kyoto University, October 9, 2004.

Subjectless Constructions in Persian, Linguistics Conference, The Academy of Language, Tehran, Iran, 2004

Syntactic, Semantic, and Morphological Properties of Persian NPs, Linguistics Conference, Esfahan, Iran, 2001

Scrambling as a Semantically Motivated Movement, 4th Regional Linguistics Conference, Tehran, Iran, 1998

They are too Complex to be Compound Elements, University of Texas at Austin, 1997

On Object Positions,' University of Toronto, Canada,1995

Persian Studies in the States, The Iranian Academy of Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1994

New Trends in Syntactic Theory,' University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran, 1994

From Deep-Structure to Logical Form, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 1993

Iranian Women in Post-revolutionary Era, University of Texas at Austin, 1992

Language and Style in Hedayat's Writings, The University of Texas at Austin, 1991

LOCAL TALKS

Focus and Optionality in Syntax, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program (SLAT) University of Arizona, 2003

Are Persian Relative Clauses Mysterious? Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program (SLAT), University of Arizona, 2002

Persian Word Order, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program (SLAT), University of Arizona, 1993

Women in Iran: The Post Revolution Era, Women Studies, University of Arizona, 1991

The Image of Women in Hedayat's Writings, University of Arizona, 1991

Impressions of a Journey to Iran: A Woman's Perspective,' Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, 1990

CLASS LECTURES

Minimalism and Scrambling, Master Seminar, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona, 2007.

Scrambling, Linguistics 503, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona, 2006.

Phase Theory, Master Seminar, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona, 2005.

Relative Clauses, Linguistics 503, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona, 2002

Language Reform in Iran, NES 330, Department of NES, University of Arizona, 2001

Scrambling, Linguistics 503, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona, 2000

On Optionality, Master Seminar, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona, 2000

Persian Language, History Department, University of Arizona, 1998

Persian Syntax, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program (SLAT), University of Arizona, 1992

Persian Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES), University of Arizona, 1992

Language and Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Arizona,1992

Iranian Linguistics, Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES), University of Arizona, 1992

Women in Iran, Women Studies, University of Arizona, 1992

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Harvey, Mark, Simin Karimi, Greg Key, Deniz Tat (2011) "How do you like your verb: heavy, light, or semi-light? COnference Canberra Langfest, Australian Linguistics Society (ALS).

Karimi, Simin, Greg Key, Deniz Tat (2011) "Complex Predicated in Focus", WCCFL 29, University of Arizona.

Karimi, Simin, Greg eky, Deniz Tat (2011) "Complex Predicates in Persian and TUrkish" 4th International Conference on Iranian Linguistics, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2011.

Karimi, Simin (2008) “Opening remarks: scholarship on complex predicates.” International Conference on Complex Predicates, Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France.

Karimi, Simin (2007) ‘Comparative analysis of complex predicates in Persian and Kurdish,’ Second International Conference on Iranian Linguistics, Hamburg University, Germany.

Karimi, Simin (2005) Control Constructions in Persian, First International Conference on Iranian Linguistics, The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig/Germany, June 2005.

Karimi, Simin & Azita Taleghani (2003) 'Looking alike is not being alike: a story of Persian wh-arguments and adjuncts,' Western Conference on Linguistics(WECOL), Tucson, Arizona.

Karimi, Simin (2000) 'Many Faces of Scrambling; Evidence from Persian,' International Conference on Word Order and Scrambling, Tucson, Arizona.

Karimi, Simin (1999) 'Scrambling, Subjacency, and the Minimal Link Condition,' Linguistics Society of America (LSA), Los Angeles.

Karimi, Simin & Anne Lobeck (1997) 'Specificity Effects in English and Persian,' North East Linguistic Society (NELS), Toronto, Canada.

Karimi, Simin (1992) 'Persian Complex Predicates and LF Incorporation,' Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS) 33, Chicago.

Karimi, Simin (1992) 'Syntactic Violations in Persian Poetry; the Case of Hafez and Farrokhzad,' Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), Portland.

Mohammad, Jan & Simin Karimi (1992) 'Light Verbs Are Taking over: Complex Verbs in Persian,' Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), Tucson.

Karimi, Simin (1989) 'Word Order and Incorporation,' Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Toronto.

Karimi, Simin (1988) 'Persian and Chinese Word Order: A Restrictive ECP Interaction with a Discourse Condition,' Linguistic Society of America (LSA), New Orleans.

Karimi, Simin (1988) 'A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of r ,' Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Los Angeles.

Karimi, Simin & Michael Brame (1986) 'A Generalization Concerning the EZAFE Construction in Persian,' Western Conference of Linguistics (WECOL),Vancouver, Canada.

Karimi, Simin (1985) 'Small Clauses in Persian,' Northwest Linguistics Club, Seattle, Washington.

Karimi, Simin (1985) 'R in Persian: Functional Duality?' Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Seattle, Washington

WORKSHOPS

Folli, Raffaella, Heidi Harley, Simin Karimi (2002) 'Determinations of Event Types in Persian Complex Predicates,' Workshop on Complex Predicates, Konstanz, Germany.

Karimi, Simin (2001) Word Order and Scrambling,' Modern Trends in Linguistic, Allameh University, Tehran, Iran.

Karimi, Simin (2001) 'Object Shift, Specificity, and Scrambling,' Modern Trends in Linguistics, Allameh University, Tehran, Iran

Karimi, Simin (1994) 'Second Language Acquisition and Teaching: Modern Theories and Models,' University of Washington.

Karimi, Simin (1991) Persian Proficiency Workshop, UCLA.

Karimi, Simin (1990) Persian Proficiency Workshop, Oregon.

COLLOQUIA & SYMPOSIA

Karimi, Simin (1997) 'Binding and Scrambling,' Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona

Karimi, Simin (1992) 'Objects and Specificity in Persian,' Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona

Karimi, Simin (1992) Bilingualism: the Case of Iranian Students in the States,' Sociolinguistic Symposium, University of Arizona.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCE

Persian (native),

German (near native),

English: fluency in speaking, reading, and writing,

Classical Arabic, French: reading and writing competence,

Middle Persian, Avestan, Old Persian: reading competence,

Kurdish, Lori, Baluchi, Gilaki: Linguistic knowledge.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

(1991-present) Member, Society of Iranian Studies (SIS).

(1984-present) Member, Linguistic Society of America (LSA).

(1984-present) Member, Middle East Studies Association (MESA).