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Faculty Directory » Keyvan Karbasioun


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday 11:00am - 1:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: CFA 254
Phone: (978) 665-3532

Courses Taught:

Spanish Conversation & Composition (in Spanish) (SPAN 3500)
Hispanic Literature (in Spanish) (SPAN 2700)
Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 2100)
Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 2000)
Spanish for Beginners II (SPAN 1100)
Spanish for Beginners I (SPAN 1000)
Hispanic Civ. (in Spanish)
Spain Art and Culture (Including Ten-Day Spring Break Educational Experience in Spain)

French Civilization (in French) (FREN 3000)
Intermediate French II (FREN 2100)
Intermediate French I (FREN 2000)
French for Beginners II (FREN 1100)
French for Beginners I (FREN 1000)

Italian Conversation and Composition (ITAL 3500)
Italian Culture (in English) II - From 1800 to the Present (ITAL 3100)
Italian Culture (in English) I - From Antiquity to 1800 (ITAL 3000)
Intermediate Italian II (ITAL 2100)
Intermediate Italian I (ITAL 2000)
Italian for Beginners I (ITAL 1000)
Co-Lead Educational Experience (Italy: 2004)

Lead Educational Experience Over the Spring Break (Spain: 2006, 2010, 2018) (Quebec: 2007)
Second Language Acquisition/Bilingualism:Theory/Practice


Ed.D., University of Massachusetts (Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition)
M.A., University of Kansas (International Relations)
B.A., University of Kansas (Romance Languages)
B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Chemical Engineering)
D.E.L.F. (Diplôme d'Etude en Langue Française) Issued by Ministry of Education, Republic of France 1998
C.E.L.I. (Esame di Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana) Dilit, Rome, Italy
French Summer School (for Teachers of French): Lausanne, Switzerland 1989/Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada 1986, 1998, 1999, 2000

Research Interests:

Language Immersion Programs including Two-Way Immersion Programs (Worldwide,Especially in the US & Canada)
Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
Language Policy
Applying High Technology in Language Teaching/Learning (including Distance Education & Its Application in Language Instruction)
International Relations
Canadian Studies

Current Projects:

Language Immersion Programs including Two-Way French Immersion Programs (United States vs. Canada)
Arabic-Free Persian-Persian Dictionary
Arabic Influence in Spanish and Persian Lexicon: A Comparative Study
Romanian: The Other Romance Language
Designing a Distance Education Language Course
Working on a World Language Website
Sabbatical Project: English Speakers Learning Spanish vs. Swedish Speakers Learning That Language: A Linguistic Comparison.
Linguistic Research (Malmö, Sweden: Summers 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)

Representative Publications:

"The Future of Reform Movement in Iran," Journal of Iranian Research & Analysis. Vol. 18, No. 2, Nov. 2002

"Shaping Cultural Politics in the Muslim World; Women's Empowerment as an Alternative to Militarism, Terror & War," International Politics. Vol. 40, No. 3, Sept. 2003

Fifty-Minute Presentation on Time TV (Los Angeles, CA, Broadcasting Internationally): "The History and Development of the Persian Language" (July 28, 2010)

Fifty-Minute Presentation on Time TV (Los Angeles, CA, Broadcasting Internationally): "Second Language Acquisition in Children and Adults"(August 4, 2010)

Book Reviews

"Deux Mondes," 8th ed. (McGraw-Hill), 2018.

"Conversando con literatura," (Panda Publications), 2011.

Ladefoged, P. et al "A Course in Phonetics," (6th ed.), Wadsworth Cengage Learning (Boston 2011).

Hayes, B. "Introductory Phonology," (Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 2, 2008).

Saeed, J.I. "Semantics" (3rd Ed.) Wiley-Blackwell (UK, 2009).

Aronoff, M. "What is Morphology?" Blackwell Publishing (UK, 2005).

Vaux, B. et al "Linguistic Field Methods," Wipf & Stock Publishers (Eugene, Oregon, 2006).

Campbell, Lyle "Historical Linguistics," The MIT Press (Cambridge, MA, 2006)

Schmitt, N. "An Introduction to Applied Linguistics," Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (March 26, 2010).

Chambers, J.K. et al. "Dialectology," Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (December 28, 1998).

"Punto de partida," (McGraw-Hill Publications), 1981.

Professional Affiliations:

NABE - National Association for Bilingual Education
AAAL - American Association of Applied Linguistics
CALICO - Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium
ACTFL - American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages
MaFLA - Massachusetts Foreign Language Association