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Joshua Pien

Lecturer in Foreign Languages (LFL) in Hindi and Urdu

808 Williams Hall
By appointment
215-898-8438
215-573-2138

Bio

 

Josh Pien has been teaching Hindi and Urdu at the University of Pennsylvania since 2012. He began his teaching career in 2006 and previously taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the Defense Language Institute. In addition to teaching, he has also worked on various curriculum and instructional material development projects. Josh also served as the program director of the 2014 University of Pennsylvania Hindi-Urdu Startalk program. 

Research Interests

 

  • History of Hindi and Urdu language and literature.
  • History of the Hindi-Urdu divide.
  • Sociolinguistics of South Asian languages.
  • Teaching and acquisition of South Asian langauges.

Selected Publications

Pien, Joshua H., and Fauzia Farooqui. Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course. Georgetown University Press, 2014.

Pien, Joshua H., and Fauzia Farooqui. Beginning Urdu: A Complete Course. Georgetown University Press, 2012.