Khadij Gharibi

Job description

Khadij Gharibi is currently working in Section for Research and Innovation (SeFI) as an EU grant Adviser. Prior to that she was a Researcher funded by an award from Aurora Outstanding  entitled "Bridging the gap between MSCA and ERC". Khadij  finished her Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, during which she worked on her project CLICK on Cross-linguistic influence of societal languages ​​​​​​​​​​​on the same heritage language in heritage speakers of Persian in different countries in Europe. Prior to this project, Khadij was a Newton Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Essex, where she conducted a research project funded by the British Academy on the role of attrited input in heritage language development.  She completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics fully funded by a Doctoral Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.  Working simultaneously on Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics of heritage language bilingualism, Khadij's research interests are focused on acquisition, attrition and maintenance of heritage languages. 

  • Fatih Bayram, Khadijeh Gharibi, Gustavo Guajardo :
    Lexical and morphosyntactic variation in Persian heritage language outcomes
    Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jason Rothman, Fatih Bayram, Vincent DeLuca, Grazia Di Pisa, Jon Andoni Dunabeitia Landaburu, Khadij Gharibi et al.:
    Monolingual comparative normativity in bilingualism research is out of control: Arguments and alternatives
    Applied Psycholinguistics 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Khadij Gharibi, Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi :
    ‘You are Iranian even if you were born on the moon’: family language policies of the Iranian diaspora in the UK
    Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (JMMD) 2021 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI

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    Publications outside Cristin

    • Gharibi, K., & Mirvahedi, SH (2021). 'You are Iranian even if you were born on the moon': family language policies of the Iranian diaspora in the UK. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development , 1-16.
    • Gharibi, K. & Seals, CA (2019). Heritage language policies of the Iranian diaspora in New Zealand. International Multilingual Research Journal . doi: 10.1080/19313152.2019.1653746
    • Gharibi, K. & Boers, F. (2019). Influential factors in lexical richness of young heritage speakers' family language. International Journal of Bilingualism. 23 (2), 381-399.
    • Gharibi, K. & Seals, CA (2019). Family language policy towards heritage language literacy acquisition and maintenance: Iranians in New Zealand. In SH Mirvahedi (Ed.). The Sociolinguistics of Iran's Languages ​​at Home and Abroad (pp. 109-139). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
    • Gharibi, K. & Boers, F. (2017). Influential factors in incomplete acquisition and attrition of young heritage speakers' vocabulary knowledge. Language Acquisition , 24 (1), 52-69.
    • Gharibi, K. & Yamini, M. (2013). Politeness in young children's speech, Wellington Working Papers in Linguistics .21, 27-36

    Research interests

    • Heritage Language Acquisition 
    • Heritage Language Maintenance 
    • First Language Attrition 
    • Vocabulary Knowledge in Heritage Speakers
    • Grammatical knowledge in Heritage Speakers  
    • Psycholinguistics of Heritage Language Bilingualism
    • Sociolinguistics of Heritage Language Bilingualism 
    • Crosslinguisitic Influence of Societal Languages ​​on Heritage Languages 

    Member of research group


    • November 2022- September 2023: Researcher, funded by an award entitled “Bridging the Gap between MSCA and ERC” from Aurora Outstanding, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    • October 2020-September 2022: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the European Commission, UiT, Tromso, Norway, Mentors: Professor Jason Rothman & Professor Terje Lohndal, Project Title: CLICK (Cross-Linguistic Influence of Competing Knowledge: Comparative Morphosyntactic Variations in Heritage Language Development)
    • June 2018-May 2020: Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship, funded by the British Academy, hosted by the University of Essex, Colchester, UK, Project Title: Issues of Attrition and Transmission in Heritage Language Development, Mentor: Professor Monika S. Schmid
    • October 2012- December 2016: Victoria Doctoral Scholarship, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Thesis Title: Incomplete Acquisition, Attrition and Maintenance of Heritage Speakers' Family Language: Iranians in New Zealand, Supervisors: Prof. Frank Boers & Dr Corinne Seals