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LINGUIST List 24.4214

Thu Oct 24 2013

Books: The Raji Dialect of Jowshaqan: Borjian

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Oct-2013
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: The Raji Dialect of Jowshaqan: Borjian
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Title: The Raji Dialect of Jowshaqan
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 494
Published: 2013
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Book URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu/

Author: Habib Borjian
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862884254 Pages: 139 Price: Europe EURO 50.80
Abstract:

Spoken in a rural setting in central Iran, Jowshaqani belongs to the Raji or Kashan subgroup of Central Plateau dialects, a branch of Northwest Iranian languages. This volume begins with an areal study of the Raji dialects through an isoglottic analysis of fourteen grammatical and lexical features. This is followed by a full diachronic investigation of sound changes within the framework of Indo-Iranian comparative-historical phonology.

The main chapter offers a sketch grammar consisting of phonology and noun and verb morphology and syntax. Jowshaqani has a rich inventory of personal pronouns distinguished by gender in the third person singular, as do verb endings: nen ate “he comes,” néna atea “she comes.” The language makes a distinction between transitive and intransitive verbs, in both morphology and syntax, of past tenses, where agential affixes float freely through the sentence, yielding complex syntactic structures. The grammar is followed by texts and a glossary.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Central Iran

Written In: English (eng)

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