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MOINFAR Mohammad Djafar

Regional fields

Iran, Chad

Thematic fields

general linguistics, quantitative and formal linguistics, ethnolinguistics, ethnobotany, Arabic linguistics, Iranian linguistics, symbolism and analysis of myths, Islamic studies

Keywords

vocabulary and terminology, botanical terms, society contact/language contact and linguistic borrowing


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Mohammad Djafar Moïnfar (PhD, Neuchâtel; habilitation doctorate, letters and social science, Paris) joined the CNRS in 1966. He has been emeritus research director since 2003. A summary of his activity over this long career:

– research: general linguistics, quantitative and formal linguistics, linguistic borrowing; ethnolinguistics and ethnobotany; Arabic linguistics; Iranian linguistics, the study of Arabic dialects in Chad; symbolism and analysis of myths; Islamic studies, pain and the expression of pain; E. Benveniste (works, bibliography and terminology)

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Linguistic and ethnobotanic mission,
Kanem (Tchad), 1973

– scientific missions: mainly in Iran and Chad

– teaching: mainly in the Linguistics Service at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) from 1968 to 1980; at the University of Paris VIII, in the context of the postgraduate diploma program of the linguistics research group, applied linguistics option, in 1975; in the department of ethnology at the University of Paris X, in the context of their postgraduate diploma program, from 1979 to 1981; in the linguistics research department at the University of Paris VII in the context of their postgraduate diploma program, from 1983 to 1985; in the department of anthropology, ethnology and religious sciences at the University of Paris VII, from 1985 to 1990; in the context of the regular seminar of team no. 3 (ethnolinguistics) at the LESC since 1978

– direction of research and theses: University of Paris VII and University Paris X (masters; doctorates: PhD, new regime, habilitation)

– jury participation (masters and postgraduate diploma programs): Universities of Paris VII and Paris X; (doctorate: PhD, new regime, habilitation, engineering doctorate): Universities of Paris I, Paris III, Paris IV, Paris VI, Paris VII, Paris VIII, Paris X, Strasbourg, Lyon, Toulouse, Lausanne; EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences)

– research administration: head of team no.3 at the CNRS UMR 7535 (a mixed research unit); member of the University of Paris X council, from 1981 to 1985; member of the council of the department of social sciences at University of Paris X, from 1981 to 1985; member of specialist commissions 13 and 15 at the University of Strasbourg II, from 2000 to 2003

– international speaking: speaker invited to numerous international conferences; laboratory visits; courses and seminars at several universities, jury participation (Algeria, Bulgaria, Iran, Pakistan, Switzerland, USSR).

Principal publications

  • 2005 (with S. M. A. Djamalzadeh), Correspondances (Téhéran, Presses de l’Université de Téhéran).
  • 1993, Voie d’émergence suprême: anonymat absolu, sans nom et sans indication, illustrations by Corinne Venot-Moïnfar (Téhéran, Université d’A. Tabatabaï).
  • 1988, Patte-de-chat & œil-de-rossignol. Le corps et les membres dans le vocabulaire botanique en persan, illustrations by Corinne Venot-Moïnfar (Nanterre, Société d’ethnologie).
  • 1979, Grammaire du persan (Paris, Éditions Jean Favard) [documents de linguistique quantitative, publiés par le Service de linguistique de l’université Pierre et Marie Curie/Paris VI/, n° 34].
  • 1975, Bibliographie des travaux d’Émile Benveniste (Paris, Société de linguistique de Paris).
  • 1973, Grammaire de l’arabe (Paris, Dunaud) [documents de linguistique quantitative, publiés par le Centre de linguistique quantitative de l’Université de Paris VI, n° 12].
  • 1973, Phonologie quantitative du persan. D’après le Livre des Rois de Firdausi (Paris, Dunaud) [documents de linguistique quantitative, publiés par le Centre de linguistique quantitative de l’université de Paris VI, n° 19].
  • 1970, Le vocabulaire arabe dans le Livre des Rois de Firdausi, étude philologique et de statistique linguistique (Wiesbaden, O. Harrassowitz) [Beiträge zur Iranistik].

Publications available at the Éric-de-Dampierre library

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Mis à jour le 10 January 2013





Directeur de recherche émérite, CNRS
[Emeritus Research Professor CNRS]

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