Book Launch | The Oxford Handbook of Persian Linguistics

Event

Morrice Hall Octagon Room, Islamic Studies Library, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

Join us as we launch the book, The Oxford Handbook of Persian Linguistics co-edited by Dr. Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Senior Lecturer of Persian Language and Linguistics at the McGill University Institute of Islamic Studies.

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the field of Persian linguistics, discusses its development, and captures critical accounts of cutting-edge research within its major subfields, as well as outlining current debates and suggesting productive lines of future research. Leading scholars in the major subfields of Persian linguistics examine a range of topics split into six thematic parts. Following a detailed introduction from the editors, the volume begins by placing Persian in its historical and typological context in Part I. Chapters in Part II examine topics relating to phonetics and phonology, while Part III looks at approaches to and features of Persian syntax. The fourth part of the volume explores morphology and lexicography, as well as the work of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature. Part V, language and people, covers topics such as language contact and teaching Persian as a foreign language, while the final part examines psycho- neuro-, and computational linguistics. The volume will be an essential resource for all scholars with an interest in Persian language and linguistics.

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