Yavar Dehghani is a self published author,a linguist and lecturer
in Iranian languages including Persian (Farsi & Dari), Pashto, and
Turkic languages including Azari and Turkish.
He completed his Ph D in General
Linguistics in La Trobe University in
Melbourne in 1999.His dissertation was the
study of comparative grammars of Persian, Azari, Turkish and
English. He has been a lecturer in Persian Linguistics, Persian as a
second language and English as a second language for several years
Yavar is an Accredited translator of the National Australian Authority
for Translators & Interpreters (NAATI), and has done freelance
translation in Iranian languages with different translation agencies
locally and internationally.
Yavar has written and published books on grammar and phrasebooks
and dictionaries on these languages and presented many papers on
language issues and reviewed conference papers and supervised
postgraduate theses on languages.
He received the Australian Day Medallion for developing and
managing courses in a second language. He has been arguing and
applying a second language learning approach based on comparative
grammar. That is, in learning a second language one should become
familiar with the grammatical structure of both languages and their
similarities and differences. Through this knowledge, one learn the
second language efficiently and in a time effective way.
Yavar is a multilingual and speaks English, Persian (Farsi & Dari),
Pashto, Azari, and Turkish and understands Arabic. Being exposed to
many languages and cultures, he has always been interested in
difference in languages and cultures of different parts of the world. A
Martian Earthly Dictionary is the result of such an experience.