We mourn over the void caused by our honored colleague,
Professor Farzad Sharifian, who left us suddenly. It is hard to explain how
much we really miss him. I am honored and blessed to have known him, since
about 30 years ago. He was full of faith, courage, strength, and an inspiration
to the whole world of applied linguistics. We remain sober and really sad about
his sudden departure. May his soul rest in peace, and may God grant us the
strength to endure this great pain.
M. H. Tahririan