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Date Submitted: 15-Aug-2010
From: Massood Yazdanimoghaddam
Subject: Sabbatical
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Institution/Organization: Azad University

Notice: I hold a Ph.D in TEFL and am the head of the English department at Azad University, M.A. program in Iran. I intend to begin my sabbatical in one of the English speaking countries in February 2011, but am planning on choosing which specific country based on potential collaboration opportunities. I would appreciate it if a professor intersted in discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, or contrastive linguistics currently living in an English-speaking country would get in contact with me about potential collaboration on a project.
Warmest regards,