Koroshi: A Corpus-based Grammatical Description
2015 (English)Book (Refereed)
The Korosh people are scattered across large areas of southern Iran, from Hormozgan all the way to Khuzestan, and onto the Iranian plateau. This group, which numbers over 10,000 people, is found in significant concentrations near Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan Province, in north-western Fars Province around Shiraz, and across the southern part of Fars Province.
Although oral accounts situate the provenance of the Korosh in Balochistan, and their language is closely related to southern varieties of Balochi, they have a distinct identity. Some affirm a historical and ethnic connection to the Baloch, but others view themselves as an autonomous tribe; in north-western Fars Province, members of the group maintain an affiliation with the larger Qašqā’i tribal confederacy.
The present work contributes to the study of the Korosh through the lens of their language, Koroshi. The corpus for this study has been gathered among speakers of the dialect of Koroshi spoken around Shiraz. The book opens with a brief overview of the Korosh people and their culture. The main part of the study consists of an in-depth, corpus-based description of the phonology and morphosyntax of the Koroshi language; a corpus of seven glossed and translated texts of different genres; and a glossary of more than 1200 items. This documentation is supplemented with a CD containing soundfiles of the texts, a searchable PDF of the book, and images of the Koroshi community.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015. , 315 p.
Studia Iranica Upsaliensia, ISSN 1100-326X ; 13
Koroshi, Balochi, Iranian languages, language documentation, corpus linguistics, oral narratives
Koroshi, Balochi, langues iraniennes, documentation linguistique, linguistique de corpus, récits oraux
Koroshi, Balochiska, Iranska språk, språkdokumentation, korpuslingvistik, muntliga berättelser
Research subject Iranian Languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-252421DOI: 978-91-554-9267-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-252421DiVA: diva2:810250