Quantification in Persian

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 97)


Persian is a member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It has three main dialects: Dari, a national language of Afghanistan; Farsi, the national language of Iran; and, Tajiki, the national language of Tajikistan. This article covers only the Iranian variety, specifically the standard dialect of Tehran. The informal, spoken register of Persian diverges substantially from its more formal, written register, both because of standardization and influence from earlier forms of the language attested in its long written history.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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