Persian Interlanguage

This paper discusses the characteristics of Persian interlanguage of the English native speakers who are learning Persian as a second language. These characteristics are in phonological, morphological, semantic and syntactic domains and vary from one learner to another learner and also at different levels and stages of learning Persian. It addresses the linguistic system of this interlanguage which has similarities with and differences from those of English and Persian. The chapter will show that Persian interlanguage is a continuum and at the higher levels of the language competency, its characteristics are shifting more towards the linguistic features and rules of Persian language and losing more and more its unique characteristics and those which might be similar to the learners’ native language, English.