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Name: Shidrokh  Namei
Institution: University of Gävle
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State and/or Country: Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Selected Publications: Namei, S. (2008), Language Choice Among Iranians in Sweden. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Vol. 29, No. 5, 419-437.
Namei, S. (2004), Ordförrådsutveckling hos tvåspråkiga (Lexical development in bilinguals). In: L. Ekberg & G. Håkansson (red.). Nordand 6: Sjätte konferensen om Nordens språk som andraspråk. Lunds universitet, Institutionen för nordiska språk, 213-225.
Namei, S. (2004), Bilingual lexical development: A Persian-Swedish word association study. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 14, No. 3, 363-388.
Namei, S. (2002) The Bilingual Lexicon from a Developmental Perspective: A Word Association Study of Persian-Swedish Bilinguals. Stockholm: Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Stockholm University. *
Namei, S. (1999) Minoritetselevers ord- och begreppsutveckling på första- och andraspråket (Minority Children's Lexical Development in the L1 and the L2). I: M. Axelsson (ed.), Tvåspråkiga barn och skolframgång -mångfalden som resurs. Stockholm: Rinkeby Språkforskningsinstitut.
Namei, S. (1997) Hemspråksundervisning i gymnasieskolan: En enkätundersökning om grundkursen (Mother tongue teaching in high school: A questionnaire study of the basic course). Stockholm: Språkcentrum för modersmål och minoritetsspråk.
Namei, S. (1996) Maandegaari yaa marge zabaane maadari (Mother Tongue, to be or not). Gävle: Marschall Förlag.
Namei, S. (1993) Persiskspråkiga elever i grundskolan. In: Å. Viberg, V. Tuomela, & S. Namei. Språk och miljö i Botkyrka: Rapport från den språkvetenskapliga pilotundersökningen. Rapporter om tvåspråkighet, 8, 1993. Stockholm: Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning, Stockholms universitet.
Namei, S. (1987) Svensk grammatik på persiska (Swedish Grammar in Persian). Stockholm: SRS Förlag.
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition
Psychology of Language
Learning through the second language
Second language development
Bilingualism and language contact
Dissertation Abstract: The Bilingual Lexicon from a Developmental Perspective: A word association study of Persian-Swedish bilinguals

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