Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program

Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program is an exciting initiative made possible through a grant from and in partnership with Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.

An integral component of this new initiative is support provided for Persian graduate studies. Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics and Roshan Institute Fellowships for Persian Language and Culture will be awarded to qualified students.

Four Reasons to Study Persian!

Persian Language

1Persian is the official and national language of Iran, and standard Modern Persian is spoken in Tehran, the capital of Iran. The Persian language belongs to the West Iranian language group, a subgrouping of Indo-Iranian languages, which are part of the Indo-European language family. The two dialects of Persian are Tajiki and Dari, which are spoken in Tajikistan and Afghanistan, respectively.

Persian Culture

2Persian is the language of one of the world’s most prolific cultures and powerful empires. With more than 2500 years of civilization and literature, Persian culture is renowned for its contributions to literature, the visual arts, world history, film, and the sciences.

Persian Literature

3Persian literature includes thousands of classical and modern literary works. The literature is rich in prose and, particularly, in poetry. Ferdowsi, Rumi, Saadi and Hafez are among the most prominent classical poets and Sohrab Sepehri and Nima Youshij among the most modern ones.

Persian Art

4Persian art is a combination of exquisite ancient art and modern art including architecture, intricate tile works, finely woven carpets, painting, pottery, calligraphy, music, and cinema.

Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture

Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture I. Roshan Institute Fellowship in Persian Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics This Fellowship program supports qualified Ph.D. students studying Persian linguistics, language acquisition and applied linguistics at the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The fellowship award is available for 2015-2016 and is …

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Roshan Institute Fellowships for Persian Language and Culture, Fall 2014

This Fellowship program supports graduate students at the University of Hawai‘i and in particular, the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature in their study of Persian language and culture. Several Fellowship awards are available each year and are made possible through a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute (www.roshan-institute.org).   Fellows must be full-time students in good academic standing and …

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Fall 2014 Classes

Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program Fall 2014 Classes at UH Manoa PERS 101: Beginning Modern Persian I    MTWF   3:30-4:20PM    BUSAD D301    CRN 79492 or 1248 (Outreach) PERS 201: Intermediate Modern Persian I    MTWF   2:30-3:20PM    BUSAD D301    CRN 79493 or 1249 (Outreach) IP 261: Introduction to Persian Art, Culture, History, and Literature    W   …

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Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture

I. Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics This Fellowship program supports qualified Ph.D. students studying Persian linguistics, language acquisition and applied linguistics at the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Two fellowship awards are available for 2014-2015 and are made possible through a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage …

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Summer 2014 Session II

Summer 2014 Session II   PERS 111: Intensive Beginning Modern Language   MTWRF   9:00-12:00PM   07/07-08/14   DEAN 105   CRN 97002

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Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program is an exciting initiative made possible through a grant from and in partnership with Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.