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This page includes abstracts and handouts for talks presented at conferences and workshops, which have not been written up as papers, organized by topic.

Heritage Persian and Language Teaching

Computational tools for learners of Persian
Invited talk; presented at the STARTALK Persian Teachers Development Workshop, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; July 2010.
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Heritage Persian Characteristics and Needs
Invited talk; presented at the STARTALK Persian Teacher's Workshop for Professional Curriculum and Materials Development, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; June 2009.
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Difficulties for Learning Persian as a Second Language
Keynote speech; presented at the Workshop for Teachers of Persian, at the University of Maryland, College Park; January 25-26, 2008.
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Testing the Linguistic Competence of Persian Heritage Speakers (with Ilhan Cagri and Scott Jackson)
Talk presented at the Second Language Research Forum: Colloquium on Understanding the interlanguage systems of heritage language learners, in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; October 2007.
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Complex Predicates

Preverbal nominals and telicity in Persian complex predicates
Talk presented at the International Conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages in Paris, France; July 2008.
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On Incorporation in Persian Verbal Predicates
Talk presented at the Second International Conference on Iranian Linguistics in Hamburg, Germany; August 2007.
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A Typology of Persian Complex Predicates
Talk presented at the International Conference on Aspects of Iranian Linguistics in Leipzig, Germany; June 2005.
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Reflexive Verbs and Voice Morphology in Eastern Armenian
Talk presented at the Workshop on Armenian Syntax, Pithiviers, France, May 2005.
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Aspect in Complex Predicates
Talk presented at the Workshop on Complex Predicates, Particles and Subevents, University of Konstanz, Germany. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2002.
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Primitive Elements of Verbal Predicates: Evidence from Persian
Talk presented at the Workshop on Syntax of Predication, ZAS, Berlin, Germany. Nov. 2-3, 2001.
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Theories of Verb Formation
Invited lecture, presented at New Trends in Linguistics Workshop, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran. May 27-29, 2001.
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Clitics, Case and vP Structure

Focus and the Auxiliary in Eastern Armenian (based on work done with Arsalan Kahnemuyipour)
Presented at the 37th Annual Meetin of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS), special session on Languages of the Caucasus. Bekeley, CA. February 2011.
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Some bare nouns are more equal than others
Invited talk presented at the USC Student Workshop 2008, Los Angeles; May 7, 2008.
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Parallel Domains and the Projection of Arguments
USC-GSIL Student Workshop. University of Southern California, Los Angeles. April 29, 2002.
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Wh-phrases

D-Linked Wh-Phrases and Focus-Fronting in Persian (with Shadi Ganjavi)
Talk presented at the Third International Conference on Iranian Linguistics in Paris, France; September 2009.
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Morphology-Phonology Interface

The Derivation/Inflection Distinction and Post-Syntactic Merge (with Arsalan Kahnemuyipour)
Talk presented at the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Toronto, Canada. May 25-28, 2002.
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Computational Linguistics

Computing linguistic creativity in the Persian blogosphere
Invited talk; presented at the Department of Computer and Information Science, at Linköpings Universitet, Sweden; June 2011.
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Automatic topic detection in Persian blogs (with Ali Hadjarian)
Presented at Human Social Cultural Behavioral Modeling (HSCB) Focus 2011,Chantilly, Virginia; February 2011.
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MITRE Infrastructure and Evaluation for Identity Resolution Technology (with Keith Miller, Elizabeth Schroeder, Sarah McLeod, Azar Ulrich, James Finley, Gail Hamilton, Andre Milota, Ken Samuel, Sherri Condon and Mark Arehart)
77th MORS Symposium. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. June 2009.
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Method for comparing Identity Resolution Technology (with Keith Miller, Elizabeth Schroeder, Sarah McLeod, Azar Ulrich, James Finley, Gail Hamilton, Andre Milota, Ken Samuel, Sherri Condon and Mark Arehart)
77th MORS Symposium. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. June 2009.
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Machine Translation of Persian Complex Predicates (with Jan W. Amtrup)
Talk presented at the Second International Conference on Iranian Linguistics in Hamburg, Germany; August 2007.
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