This curious article focuses on the history of Persian linguistics in Iran itself or, more recently, among Iranian graduates of foreign universities. Casting light on the emphasis on grammar and word formation along the whole twentieth century, till our days, the author insists of the significance given to the deciphering of ancient texts as far as diachronic linguistics is concerned, and in synchronic studies on three main stages: from traditional to generative or formal via structural linguistics. The present situation is evoked notably through the role of some leading public institutions like the Academy of Persian Language and Literature and the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organisation.

The Redaction
CER: II-5.2.B-455