By Gernot Windfuhr

The Iranian languages shape the foremost jap department of the Indo-European staff of languages, itself a part of the bigger Indo-Iranian relatives. envisioned to have among one hundred fifty and 2 hundred million local audio system, the Iranian languages represent one of many world’s significant language households. This entire quantity bargains a close evaluate of the primary languages which make up this crew: outdated Iranian, heart Iranian, and New Iranian. The Iranian Languages is split into fifteen chapters. The introductory chapters via the editor current a common assessment and a close dialogue of the linguistic typology of Iranian. the person chapters which stick with are written via top specialists within the box. those give you the reader with concise, non-technical descriptions of a number Iranian languages. each one bankruptcy follows an identical trend and series of themes, taking the reader in the course of the major positive factors not just of phonology and morphology but in addition of syntax; from word point to advanced sentences and pragmatics. plentiful examples on all degrees are supplied with certain annotation for the non-specialist reader. additionally, every one bankruptcy covers lexis, sociolinguistic and typological matters, and concludes with annotated pattern texts. This precise source is definitely the right spouse for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of linguistics and language. it is going to even be of curiosity to researchers or someone with an curiosity in historic linguistics, linguistics anthropology and language improvement. Gernot Windfuhr is Professor of Iranian reviews on the collage of Michigan; he has released largely on Persian and Iranian languages and linguistics and similar languages, in addition to on different features of Iranian tradition together with Persian literature and Pre-Islamic Iranian religions.

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Dodykhudoeva Introduction 1 . 2 Writing systems Phonology 2. 1 Inventory and distribution 2. 1 . 1 Vowels 2. 2 Consonants 2. 1 . 2. 1 Back-lingual k g and fronting 2. 2 Uvular x y vs. velar ,\, ji 2 . 3 Palatal c j vs. dental c j 2. 4 Labio-dental v vs. bilabial JI! 2. 5 N on-phonemic h 2. 3 Consonant clusters 2. 1 . 3. 1 Clusters and structural assimilation 2 . 2 Metathesis 2 . 3 Voice assimilation 2 . 1 . 4 Assimilation of n 2 . 2. 3 Morphophonemic alternations M orphology 3 . 1 Nominal morphology 3 .

9 Persian evidential forms, 3s 8 . 1 0 Persian progressive, 3s 8. 1 1 Tajik innovated verb forms, 3s 8. 1 2 Synopsis of verb systems, 3s 8 . 1 3 Clitic attachments 8. 14 Order of relative clauses _. _. 305 339 340 343 345 345 345 346 348 350 352 352 354 355 355 356 361 372 380 381 382 382 385 386 386 387 389 390 393 394 394 396 396 422 424 425 426 434 445 450 453 459 461 462 468 469 472 503 Ixii I L LUSTRATIONS 8. 1 5 8. 1 6 8. 1 7 8. 1 8 9. 9 9. 1 0 9. 1 1 9. 1 2 9. 1 3 9. 1 4 9. 1 5 9. 1 6 9.

2. 6b. 2. 6b. 2. 6b. 6b. 7 Synopsis of Persian and Tajik verb systems Syntax and use of Forms I : noun phrase structure 4. 1 Coordination 4. 1 . 1 Single and paired conjunctions 449 449 449 449 449 450 45 1 45 1 45 1 452 452 452 452 454 455 455 456 456 457 458 458 459 459 460 461 46 1 461 462 462 463 463 464 464 465 465 465 465 465 466 466 466 467 467 467 467 468 468 468 468 FULL CONTENTS 4. 2. 2. 1 . 2. 2. 2. 3 . 2. 3 Kind and manner classifiers Syntax and use of forms I I : clause structure 5 .

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