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LINGUIST List 18.2780

Tue Sep 25 2007

Books: Language Description/Sociolinguistics: Aygen

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Kurmanjî Kurdish: Aygen


Message 1: Kurmanjî Kurdish: Aygen
Date: 24-Sep-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Kurmanjî Kurdish: Aygen
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Title: Kurmanjî Kurdish
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 468
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: Gülşat Aygen
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895860706 Pages: 102 Price: Europe EURO 44.00
Abstract:

This is a descriptive grammar of Kurmanjî, a major northern dialect of
Kurdish spoken by the Kurds of Turkey, Eastern Syria, the Caucasus and
parts of Iran. Considering that there is no reference grammar of any
dialect of Kurdish published in English, and that there are only a few
relevant grammars published in Turkish and Iranian, this book will be a
unique resource as a reference grammar for the wider linguistics community.

This book covers the basic phonetic, phonological, morphological and
syntactic structure of Kurmanjî, and includes some sample texts. The first
chapter focuses on the phonetic inventory and phonotactics of Kurmanjî
Kurdish as well as some suprasegmental features, such as stress, and common
phonological processes. The second chapter describes the morphological
structure: parts of speech and the relevant inflectional morphology. The
third chapter presents the Kurmanjî sentence structure, both simple and
complex, including subordinate clauses. Finally, chapter four contains some
sample texts.

This grammar relies heavily on both the very few published material on
Kurdic, particularly those of Bedir-Xan brothers and data elicited from
native speakers of Kurmanjî. It adheres to the conventions of the
Roman-based alphabet, following Bedir-Xan's orthography and to IPA forms
where relevant.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Kurdish, Northern (kmr)

Written In: English (eng )

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