Iranians at Home and Abroad: Current Sociolinguistic Issues, Possible Solutions, and Future Trajectories

  • Seyed Hadi MirvahediEmail author


The concluding chapter draws out some of the implications for sociolinguistic research and theory on Iranian communities of scenarios described and analyzed by contributors to this book. For the sociolinguistic studies on Iran’s languages at home, it is argued that granting promotion-oriented rights to speakers of minority languages may serve as a possible solution for current sociolinguistic issues. Situating studies on the sociolinguistics of Iran’s languages in the diaspora within the era of mobility and globalization, it is suggested that heritage language maintenance will not be possible unless it is maintained at home, which could influence the migrants’ (trans)national identities. Though useful, community schools are either not available in all countries, or if they are, they may not be as efficient as they are envisaged.


Tolerance-oriented language rights Promotion-oriented language rights Mother-tongue-based multilingual education Interdisciplinary research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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