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Emerita, Professor
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Language contact and multilingualism, first and bilingual language acquisition, language and identity, codeswitching and language mixing
Courses Taught 
LING 109: FYE: Language and Diversity in Chicago
LING 120: Language and Human Behavior
LING 201: Introduction to General Linguistics
LING 320: Language and Culture: The Middle East
LING 401: Fundamentals of Modern Linguistics
LING 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
LING 414: Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
LING 426: Advanced Linguistic Analysis
LING 450: First Language Acquisition
LING 452: Psycholinguistics
LING 453: Language Contact
LING 488: Languages and Cultures of Iran
GS 201: Introduction to Global Studies
LING 150 (Stanford University): Bilingualism
LING 252 (Stanford University): Models of Codeswitching: Review and Comparison
Research Interests 
Language contact and multilingualism, first and bilingual language acquisition, language and identity, language choice, codeswitching and language mixing, bilingualism and gesture, bilingualism and cognitive development, Persian linguistics.
Education 

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Northwestern University

M.A. in Linguistics, University of Oregon

B.A. in Political Science, Kent State University

Selected Publications 

Mahootian, S. (2019). The Routledge Guide to Linguistics: Bilingualism. Taylor & Francis Publishers. Forthcoming.

Mahootian, S. (2018). Language contact and multilingualism in Iran. In Handbook of Persian Linguistics. Sedeghi, A. and Shabani-Jadidi, P. (eds). Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.

Mahootian, S., Gebhardt, L. (2018) Revisiting the functions of enclitics in Persian. In Trends in Persian and Iranian Linguistics. Krorangy, A. and Miller, C. (eds). TiLSM, De Gruyter Mouton, The Netherlands.

Mahootian, S., Kaplan-Weinger, J., Gebhardt, L and R. W. Hallett (2017). Language and Human Behavior: Topics in Linguistics. Kendall-Hunt Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa.

Sebba, M., Mahootian, S. and Carla Jonsson (eds). Code-switching in writing: approaches to mixed-language written discourse. Routledge: NY, NY. 2012.

Resources and Repertoires. In Sebba, M., Mahootian, S. and Carla Jonsson (eds). Code-switching in writing: approaches to mixed-language written discourse. Routledge: NY, NY. 2012.

Mahootian, S. and Cole, D. Cultural and Transcultural Transgression at the Border.  International Journal of Arts in Society, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.181-192. Common Grounds Publishing.  2009.

Inversion and Topicalization in Farsi Discourse: A Comparative Study. In Aspects in Iranian Linguistics. Vida Samian, Simin Karimi, Don Stilo (eds).  Cambridge Scholars Press: Newcastle, GB. 2008

Contact media: Language Choice and Identity in the New World. In Seeking Identity: Language in Society, Nancy Mae Antrim (ed.). Cambridge Scholar Press: Newcastle, GB. 2007.

Code Switching and Mixing. In: Keith Brown, (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, Second Edition, volume 2, pp. 511-527. Elsevier: Oxford. 2006.

Cab Ride Memories.  DESCANT 137 Margins and Borders with Iran in Focus, Vol 38, N 2: 187-189, Toronto, Canada. 2007.

Linguistic Change and Social Meaning: Codeswitching in the Media.  International Journal of Bilingualism, Blackwell Publishers. Vol. 9, 2005.

Church, B., Ayman-Nolley, S., S. Mahootian , The Role of Gesture in Bilingual Education: Does Gesture Enhance Learning?" International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 2004.

Mahootian, S. and Santorini, B., Implications of codeswitching for lexical TAG, in Tree Adjoining Grammar,Abeillé, A. and Rambow, O., (ed.). CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA. 2000.

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