Condolence Message of Dr. Hossein Farhadyِ

Condolence Message of Dr. Hossein Farhadyِ

Condolence Message of Dr. Hossein Farhadyِ

The applied linguistics community unexpectedly lost a globally shining colleague who was an icon of cross cultural linguistics and a symbol of dedication to the field. Dr. Farzad Sharifian whom I had the pleasure of working with some decades ago before his departure to Australia.

I found Farzad a caring and a sharing person who was seeking excellence in his work to make valuable contributions to the field, and he accomplished all and more. To me, his leaving us was a great loss as a colleague, but a huge loss as an irreplaceable scholar to the field.

I am positive that he will be adoringly remembered by his family members, students, colleagues, and many scholars in the field. I was grievously impressed when I was offered condolences from my colleagues around the world for losing such a great friend.  I am positive his name along with his contributions will not fade way for a long time to come. 

To show respect to Farzad, I will gladly take the honor of preparing a book in “Honor of Late Professor Sharifian” if scholars in Iran, Australia, and other places around the world who had the pleasure of working with him contribute. This may be the least we can do to keep his memory alive in the field. I am leaving this to TELLSI organization to take the initial steps.

May he rest in peace.

Hossein Farhady

Istanbul, Turkey

May 15, 2020 18:16
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