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Name: Carina  Helen Jahani
Institution: University of Uppsala
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Homepage: http://www.lingfil.uu.se/personal/carinajahani
State and/or Country: Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Balochi, Eastern
Language Family(ies): Iranian
Western Iranian
Selected Publications: Jahani, Carina, Standardization and Orthography in the Balochi Language, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Iranica Upsaliensia, 1, Uppsala 1989.

Jahani, Carina and Korn, Agnes. (eds.), The Baloch and Their Neighbours: Ethnic and Linguistic Contact in Balochistan in Historical and Modern Times. Wiesbaden: Reichert 2003.

Csató Éva Ágnes, Isaksson, Bo, and Jahani, Carina (eds.), Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion. Case Studies from Iranian Semitic and Turkic. London and New York: Routledge 2005.

Jahani, Carina, Korn, Agnes and Titus, Paul (eds.), The Baloch and Others: Linguistic, Historical and Socio-Political Perspectives on Pluralism in Balochistan. Wiesbaden: Reichert 2008.

”Expressions of indirectivity in spoken Modern Persian”, pp. 185-207 in Evidentials. Turkic, Iranian and neighbouring languages, eds. Lars Johanson and Bo Utas Berlin - New York 2000.

”Restrictive Relative Clauses in Classical and Modern New Persian and the Marking of the Antecedent”, in Orientalia Suecana, XLIX (2000), pp. 33-56.

”Language Attitudes and Language Maintenance among Iranian Immigrants in Sweden”, pp. 93-111 in Orientalia Suecana, LIII (2004).

”State control and its impact on language in Balochistan”, pp. 151-163 in The Role of the State in West Asia, eds. Annika Rabo and Bo Utas. Istanbul: Swedish Research Institute 2005.

”Expressions of future in Classical and Modern New Persian”, pp. 153-175 in Aspects of Iranian Linguistics, eds. Simin Karimi, Vida Samiian and Donald Stilo, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008.

”Restrictive relative clauses in Balochi and the marking of the antecedent – Linguistic influence from Persian?”, pp. 141-166 in The Baloch and Others: Linguistic, historical and socio-political perspectives on Pluralism in Balochistan. Wiesbaden: Reichert 2008.

(Together with Daniel Paul) ”Fronting of the voiceless velar plosive in Persian”, pp. 81¬89 in Orientalia Suecana, LVII (2008).

(Together with Farideh Okati and Abbas Ali Ahangar) ”The Status of [h] and [ʔ] in the Sistani Dialect of Miyankangi”, in Iranian Journal of Applied Language Studies, 1:1 (2009), pp. 80-99.

(Together with Farideh Okati and Abbas Ali Ahangar) ”Fronting of /u/ in Iranian Sistani”, in Orientalia Suecana, 58(2009), pp. 120-131.

(Together with Agnes Korn) ”Balochi”, in The Iranian Languages, ed. by Gernot Windfuhr, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 634-692.

(Together with John R. Roberts and Behrooz Barjasteh Delforooz) A study of Persian Discourse Structure. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Iranica Upsaliensia, 12, Uppsala 2009.

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