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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32874

Title: Aspects of Persian Phonology and Morpho-phonology
Authors: Rohany Rahbar, Elham
Advisor: Rice, Keren
Department: Linguistics
Keywords: Phonology, Morpho-phonology, Vowels, Suffixation, Persian
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2012
Abstract: This thesis deals with aspects of Persian phonology and morpho-phonology which are less studied or controversial, and has two specific goals: (i) to examine the structure of the Persian vowel system with the goal of understanding the asymmetries in patterning of different vowels in the system; (ii) to examine some suffixation processes in Persian with the goal of understanding the seeming irregularities in morphophonemics. The more generals goals of this work are to contribute to the discussions of: (i) determining dimensions of contrast in a vowel system; (ii) interactions of vowels and consonants at a morpheme boundary. Although the main focus of this work is on the synchronic status of these issues in Persian from a theoretical viewpoint, many discussions in the thesis benefit from an historical and/or an experimental investigation. As such, the thesis contributes both to the field of theoretical and experimental phonology, and offers both synchronic and historical perspectives on many issues at hand.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32874
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