The Iranian language family is a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages that itself is a member of the Indo-European language family. According to Ethnologue, there are about 86 Iranian languages, the largest among them being Persian, Pashto, Baluchi and Kurdish languages. This language family consists of four major groups: Southwest (including Persian and Luri), Northwest (including Kurdish (Kurmanji, Gorani, Sorani, Hawrami), Laki, Zazaki, Baluchi, Taleshi, Mazandarani, and Vafsi), Southeast (including Pashto and Pamiri), and Northeast (including Ossetian). It is estimated that about 150-200 million people speak these languages. Iranian languages are spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and parts of Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, and scattered areas of the Caucasus Mountains.

The University of Arizona Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages collection is available open access.

This collection consists of research data (including audio files and questionnaires) on the syntax of complex predicates in the following 18 Iranian languages:

Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Pamiri, Sorani, Ardalani, Kalhori, Kurmanji, Hawrami, Zazaki, Baluchi, Luri, Bakhtiari, Mazandarani, Tat, Gilaki, Ossetian, Behbahani.

It also includes Complex Predicates, Ellipsis, Passive, Resultative and Separability data files.

Principal Investigator: Simin Karimi

Co-Investigators: Heidi Harley, Andrew Carnie

Research Assistants: Rana Nabors, Ryan Walter Smith, Roya Kabiri, Mohsen Mahdavi Mazdeh


If you have any questions about this collection, please email us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu

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