LINGUIST List 28.1337

Sun Mar 19 2017

Books: Reflections on Persian Grammar: Soheili

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Date: 06-Mar-2017
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Subject: Reflections on Persian Grammar: Soheili
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Title: Reflections on Persian Grammar
Subtitle: Developments in Persian Linguistic Scholarship I
Published: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Author: A. Soheili
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443850704 Pages: 295 Price: U.K. £ 61.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443850704 Pages: 295 Price: U.S. $ 105.95

This book is the first authoritative survey of the historical developments of Persian grammar, from the first attested work some 200 years ago to the present day. It examines the development of Persian linguistic thought in five different periods, and analyses the underlying assumptions of the grammars belonging to each period in light of contemporary ideas on the nature of grammar and new frameworks for grammatical analysis. This historical survey shows the profound influence of Arabic and Western linguistic thinking on the development of Persian grammar, as well as a dramatic shift of perspective from a traditional grammatical analysis to new and divergent procedures adopted by more recent schools of linguistics. The end result of this transition has culminated in less reliance on foreign influence and the emergence of more self-motivated, independent researchers in the uncharted territory of Persian grammar and its sub-components. The two comprehensive Persian and English glossaries at the end of the book will enable readers to better understand the grammatical concepts covered here.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Persian, Iranian (pes)

Written In: English (eng)

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