Azita Hojatollah Taleghani

Associate Professor of Persian Language and Linguistics
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 218, Toronto, ON, M5S 1C1


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Persian language, literature and linguistics
  • Persian morpho-syntax
  • Second language learner's pedagogy
  • Heritage language learner's pedagogy
  • Linguistic approaches to modern Persian literature
  • Web-based langugage pedagogy


Azita H. Taleghani is the Associate Professor of Persian language, literature and linguistics. She is the Undergraduate Coordinator of Languages at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. Her research has focused on Persian morphology and syntax, second-language learners and heritage speaker’s pedagogy, Linguistics approaches in Modern Persian literature and Web-based language teaching and learning. She has published a monograph on ‘Modality, Aspect and Negation in Persian’ and her new manuscript is on “Grammar of Persian Simple Verbs for Second Language Learners and Heritage Speakers”. Her most recent refereed articles are “Negative Forms of Persian Progressive Tense: Evidence from Monolingual, Second Language Learners and Heritage Speakers”, “Archaism as an Aesthetic Techniques and Linguistics Process”, “Foregrounding and its role in Persian Modern Poetry”. 


PhD, University of Arizona