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Dissertation Information

Title: The constructional Description of NP & VP in Lori Bower Ahmadi Dialect Add Dissertation
Author: Shahram Gerami Update Dissertation
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Institution: Allameh Tabataba’i University, Linguistics
Completed in: 1992
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Documentation;
Subject Language(s): Bakhtiari
Language Family(ies): Luri
Director(s): Mohammad Dastgheib
Mohammad Dabirmoghadam
Mahmood Tavoosi
Ali Ashraf Sadeghi

Abstract: Lori dialect of BowerAhmadi belongs to the family of the languages of south western of Iran, and is related to Modern Persian in terms of its grammatical and lexical structure. There are twenty five consonants, six vowels, and two diphthongs. Its syllabic structure is cv(c(c)).

In this research, after a brief discussion about historical, geographical and cultural conditions of the native land,both consonants and vowels are determined and described. Then discussing some aspects of supra-segmentals, the grammatical construction of VP and NP, based on what is already done in the field of Persian, particularly applied linguistics, is established.

The transcription of a recorded short story narrated by a native informant as well as the table of verbal categories, to gether with a list of approximately one thousand original lexical items of Bower Ahmadi dialect are included in the thesis.