Maryam Shabibi completed her BA in Teaching English at the University of Shahid Chamran in Ahwaz, Iran. She received her MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Tehran. She also received a Msc. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. She completed her Ph.D in Language Contact at the University of Manchester. The title of her Ph.D thesis is Contact-induced grammatical changes in Khuzistani Arabic.
She has taught general English, ESP, TEFL and some other English related courses for several years at the University of Tehran, the University of Al-Zahra (in Tehran) and the University of Shahid Chamran (in Ahwaz).
Her research interests include: Language Contact, Linguistic Convergence, Sociolinguistics, Arabic dialects, and Persian.
Publications and Talks:
- 1999. Variation in the use of Persian loan words in Southern Iran. Durham Postgraduate Seminar.
- 2004. Discourse markers and connectors in Khuzistani Arabic. Language Contact and Pragmatics Seminar. The University of Manchester.
- Maryam Shabibi & Yaron Matras. (to appear). 'Khuzistani Arabic'. In Yaron Matras & Jeanette Sakel (eds.), Grammatical borrowing in cross-linguistic perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.