About Simin Karimi
I am a Professor in the Department of Linguistics. I have appointments in the Cognitive Science Program, The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), the joint Program in Linguistics and Anthropology, the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS), and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
My research is focused on various syntactic topics within Chomskyan theoretical framework. I have worked extensively on word order and scrambling, the interaction of syntax and discourse (focus and topic), the syntax, semantics and morphology of complex predicate constructions, and complex DPs (including relative clauses), among some other topics. My current research includes control constructions, ellipsis, and the syntax and semantics of complex predicates in various Iranian languages.
I have published journal articles, book chapters, and one book length monograph. I have also edited/co-edited five books and a special issue for the journal Lingua. Graduate students I have supervised/am supervising include: Nayla Yateem, Jan Mohammad, Jason Ginsburg, Leila Lomashvi, Michael Anderson, Jerid Framcon, Jeff Punske, Greg Key, Deniz Tat, Mohsen Mahdavi, and Rana Nabors.
We had a wonderfully successful Navajo Immersion Workshop! Thanks to our friends from Dine College who made it possible, as well as Professors Aresta La Russo and Amy Fountain. Here's a picture of Professor Simin Karimi learning some Navajo from... read more
Congratulations to Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith on their successful trip to France to conduct fieldwork and present at a workshop on complex predicates! (From left) Ryan Smith, Simin Karimi, and Mohsen Mahdavi at the workshop on... read more
Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith, representing the Iranian Complex Predicate Research Group, will present a talk at a conference at Sorbonne in Paris on November 25, and will spend two weeks collecting data from various Iranian languages... read more
Syntactic Theory, Morphosyntax, Syntax/Semantics Interface, Iranian linguistics