Arriving in Australia in 1998 from Iran, Monash Professor Farzad Sharifian knows firsthand the trials and tribulations of international students, and the life-changing impact that a PhD scholarship can make.
A member of the Monash family for 6 years, Professor Sharifian is the Director of The Language and Society Centre, Faculty of Arts at Monash. He established the ‘English as an International Language’ Program, a program which teaches intercultural and international communication, and is the first of its kind in the world. Professor Sharifian has published numerous articles, and in his recent book,Cultural Conceptualisations and Language: Theoretical Framework and Applications (2011, John Benjamins) outlined a theoretical model to underpin the relationship between language, culture, and conceptualisation. This model has already been adopted by many projects around the world.
Professor Sharifian’s burning desire to see the study of intercultural communication grow ever stronger at Monash has been the impetus for him to set up the Farzad Sharifian Scholarship in the Field of Intercultural Communication, specifically for international PhD students studying at Monash. Across the board, there are scarce scholarships for international students. Quite a few of these students come from countries whose governments cannot afford to support them in their studies.
Opening Keynote Address of the First International Conference of Cultural Linguistics (ICCL2016), Prato, Italy
Professor Farzad Sharifian delivers the opening Keynote Address of the First International Conference of Cultural … Continue reading Opening Keynote Address of the First International Conference of Cultural Linguistics (ICCL2016), Prato, Italy
World first at Monash: Chair in Cultural Linguistics appointed to Farzad Sharifian
Professor Farzad Sharifian has recently been appointed as the Chair in Cultural Linguistics at Monash, … Continue reading World first at Monash: Chair in Cultural Linguistics appointed to Farzad Sharifian
The Farzad Sharifian PhD Scholarship
The Farzad Sharifian PhD Scholarship will be awarded to the best applicant (International applicant in the first instance) wishing to undertake a PhD degree in the field of Cultural Linguistics, with a focus on improving intercultural communication.
Cultural Linguistics: A new multidisciplinary field of research
Please note that the webpage of Cultural Linguistics has moved. Please click here to go … Continue reading Cultural Linguistics: A new multidisciplinary field of research
Monash Professor Awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship
Professor Farzad Sharifian, Director of the University’s Language and Society Centre, has been awarded … Continue reading Monash Professor Awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship
English in Many Voices
Monash University’s English as an International Language program examines how English has changed according to … Continue reading English in Many Voices