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Dissertation Information

Title: Towards a Historical Grammar of Balochi: Studies in Balochi historical phonology and vocabulary Add Dissertation
Author: Agnes Korn Update Dissertation
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Institution: University of Frankfurt, Empirical Linguistics
Completed in: 2003
Linguistic Subfield(s): Historical Linguistics;
Subject Language(s): Balochi, Southern
Balochi, Western
Balochi, Eastern
Language Family(ies): Indo-Iranian
Western Iranian
Northwest Western Iranian
Southwest Western Iranian
Northwest Iranian
Southwest Iranian
Director(s): Jost Gippert
Georg Buddruss

Abstract: The main part of the book is a new systematic treatment of the historical
phonology of Balochi. Comparing important related languages (chiefly
Avestan, New Persian and Parthian), the book analyses the development of
Old Iranian sounds to the stage of Common Balochi and the changes leading
from that stage to the variants spoken today in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan
and some other countries. The diversity and intensity of contacts with
neighbouring languages are reflected in the Balochi lexicon of which
selected fields are presented and discussed.