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Iranian Languages Iranian languages are spoken over a vast geographical area from Turkey in the west to Pakistan and Tajikistan in the east. The estimated.

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1 Iranian Languages Iranian languages are spoken over a vast geographical area from Turkey in the west to Pakistan and Tajikistan in the east. The estimated number of speakers is between 150 and 200 million. The largest New Iranian languages are Persian, with the variants Farsi (Iran), Dari (Afghanistan) and Tajik (Tajikistan), Kurdish, Pashto and Balochi. The main focus of the research in Iranian languages at Uppsala University is on structural linguistics, linguistic contact and sociolinguistics, but there is also research on the literatures of different Iranian languages. We work on describing the grammar of Classical Persian and of both spoken and written Modern Persian. There is also a particular focus on other Iranian langauges, particularly on Balochi, but also on, e.g., Kurdish, Pashto, Gilaki and Mazandarani. Another focus is research on the sociolinguistic milieu of Iranian languages (inside and outside Iran) and on languages of Iran (belonging to various language families, e.g. Iranian, Semitic, Turkic, Dravidian). Issues in focus are particularly contact induced grammatical changes, language maintenance versus language shift, codeswitching and conversational analysis as well as orthographies of different Iranian languages. As for literature, we work both on modern literature in Persian, Kurdish, Pashto and Balochi, on classical and post-classical Persian literature and on oral literature (folktales, oral poetry etc). Courses on BA- and MA-level are offered in Old, Middle and New Persian, Avestan, Parthian, Balochi, Gilaki-Mazandarani, Kurdish and Pashto, where New Persian and Kurdish are majors. The Ph.D. programme is entitled Iranian Languages. Active researchers (May 2007): Professor Carina Jahani Professor emeritus Bo Utas Dr. Helena Bani-Shoraka Dr. Mehrdad Fallahzadeh Dr. Forogh Hashabeiky Dr. Guiti Shokri Ph.D. cand. Behrooz Barjasteh Delforooz Ph.D. cand. Dariush Kargar Ph.D. cand. Ferhad Shakely Ph.D. cand. Anders Widmark Research projects: Languages in contact and conflict in West Asia, Financed by the Swedish Research Council Project members: Iranian languages: Associate prof. Carina Jahani (project leader), Ph.D. cand. Helena Bani-Shoraka Semitic languages: Prof. Bo Isaksson, Dr. Sven-Olof Dahlgren, Ph.D. cand. Ablahad Lahdo Language, identity and society – a documentation of minority languages in Iran, their sociolinguistic milieu and the role of the language in individual and group identity, Financed by the Swedish Research Council, Swedish Research Links Project members: In Sweden: Prof. Carina Jahani, Dr. Helena Bani-Shoraka, Ph. D. cand. Behrooz Barjasteh Delforooz In Iran: Prof. Mohammad Dabir Moghaddam, Dr. Moosa Mahmoudzahi, Dr. Abbas Ali Ahangar Associate member: Dr. John Roberts, SIL International Bilingualism as a resource in students’ socialization process in multilingual contexts in higher education, Financed by the Swedish Research Council Project members: Associate prof. Gunilla Jansson, Dept. of Scandinavian Languages, Stockholm University (project leader), Dr. Helena Bani-Shoraka, Ph.D. cand. Olle Poignant Conferences with publications Mini-conference on the Balochi language, August Proceedings: Jahani, Carina (2000). Language in Society – Eight Sociolinguistic Essays on Balochi. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Iranica Upsaliensia, 3. Uppsala: Uppsala University. 1st International Conference on Balochistan: Linguistic Contact in Balochistan. August This conference was organised together with Dr. Agnes Korn, Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Proceedings: Jahani, Carina, and Korn, Agnes (2003). The Baloch and Their Neighbours. Ethnic and Linguistic Contact in Balochistan in Historical and Modern Times.Wiesbaden: Reichert. 2nd International Conference on Balochistan: Pluralism in Balochistan. August This conference was organised together with Dr. Agnes Korn, Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Proceedings under publication. Planned conference: Languages and dialects in Iran. International conference on documentation of minority languages in Iran and their sociolinguistic milieu. In cooperation with the University of Sistan and Balochistan, Zahedan, Iran, and other international researchers. To be held in Zahedan, Iran, April Cooperative agreement with the University of Sistan and Balochistan, Zahedan, Iran General objectives: *Promoting research and documentation of Iranian languages. *Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and expertise between staff and students of the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, and staff and students of the University of Sistan and Balochistan, and the wider academic community with an interest in Iranian languages. *Fostering active cooperation between Asian and Western scholars committed to the study of these languages and between the academic institutions to which they belong. Other partners in Iran *University of Mazandaran, Sari-Babolsar, Iran *Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran *Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran *The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran Prof. Carina Jahani, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Box 635, S , Uppsala, Sweden. Homepage


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