Mehdi Mehrani Rad
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

English Department, University of Neyshabur, Neyshabur, Iran

 Email address: mehrani[at] 





My research interests include language and memory, language development and bilingualism. In particular,
I am studying children's responses to various types of questions and how their responses are influenced by their language abilities and cognitive development.  Some of my recent empirical studies have focused on investigation of psycho-linguistic norms in children's communication including yes bias, compliance tendency, recency tendency, verbal ability, etc. I am also interested in how bilingual experience can affect children's cognitive development and accuracy of their responses. In addition, with some of my graduate students, I still continue to work on the gap/link between research and practice in applied linguistics, and how theoretical research findings can be translated into practical implications for language educators.