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  • 51.
    Badani Zuleta, Paola
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Restoring the face of history on stage: Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy - A model opera in revolutionary service2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is to present identified modifications in the model opera Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy, and to put these in perspective of its trajectory from its origins in the novel Tracks in the Snowy Forest, to its final form as the studied model opera from 1970. A semantical analysis was employed in the study of the book and the script, whereas semiotics served as a tool in identifying the existence and use of traditional elements from the theatrical form of jingju in the model opera. The contextualized analysis of the encountered alterations and their employment in relation to their history and contemporary circumstances shed a light over the importance of the identified elements’ role in using the model opera as a tool for clarifying differences between good and evil as established by the contemporary political elite. Going beyond its entertaining purpose and in accordance with the established policies regarding the arts set by the Communist Party, director Jiang Qing created a medley of Chinese and Western instruments, reformed jingju elements and rephrased lines. A medley conveying the indirect message of the right way to follow, in the disguise of a communist hero besieging Tiger Mountain in the name of revolution.

  • 52.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Descente de croix sur une peinture murale de la cathédrale de Faras1990In: Nubica : internationales Jahrbuch für äthiopische, meroitische und nubische Studien, ISSN 0939-4672, Vol. 1-2, p. 459-474Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 53.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Asian and African Languages and Cultures, Semitic languages.
    Enluminures d'un rouleau magique éthiopien rapporté par la Ire expédition d'étudiants polonais en Afrique1974In: Africana Bulletin, ISSN 0002-029X, Vol. 21, p. 59-65Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 54.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Mamas: A Cappadocian Saint in Ehtiopian Tradition1996In: ΛΕΙΜΩΝ: Studies Presented to Lennart Rydén on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday / [ed] Rosenqvist, Jan Olof, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 1996, p. 211-256Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 55.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Master Wäldä Giyorgis of Hamsen and His Two Painted Panels2015In: Aethiopia fortitudo ejus: Studi in onore di Monsignor Osvaldo Rainieri in occasione del suo 80 compleanno / [ed] Rafał Zarzeczny, Rom: Pontificio Istituto Orientale , 2015, p. 93-105Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 56.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Remarks on the Decoration and Iconography of the Syriac Gospels, British Library, Add. 71741998In: Symposium Syriacum VII: Uppsala University, Department of Asian and African Languages, 11 - 14 August 1996 / [ed] Lavenant, René, Roma: Pontificio Istituto Orientale , 1998, p. 641-659Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 57.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Syriac Decorated and Illuminated Manuscripts: A Codicological Approach2015In: Manuscripta Syriaca: Des sources de première main / [ed] Briquel Chatonnet Françoise, Debié Muriel, Paris: Geuthner , 2015, p. 321-341Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 58.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Holy Face of Edessa on the Frame of the Volto Santo of Genoa: The Literary and Pictorial Sources2004In: Interaction and Isolation in Late Byzantine Culture: Papers Read at a Colloquium Held at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 1-5 December 1999 / [ed] Rosenqvist Jan Olof, Istanbul: Svenska Forskningsinstitutet , 2004, p. 100-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 59.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Liturgical Fan and Some Recently Discovered Examples2004In: Rocznik Orientalistyczny, ISSN 0080-3545, Vol. 57, no 2, p. 19-46Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 60.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Location of Icons in the Byzantine Church2005In: Five Essays on Icons, Stockholm/Istanbul: Svenska Forskingsinstitutet , 2005, p. 41-61 + 110Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 61.
    Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Witakowski, Witold
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Praying with Holy Pictures: An Ethiopian Triptych and Its Donors2012In: ΔΩΡΟΝ ΡΟΔΟΠΟΙΚΙΛΟΝ: Studies in Honour of Jan Olof Rosenqvist / [ed] Searby Denis, Balicka-Witakowska Ewa, Heldt Johan, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2012, p. 63-77Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 62. Ballesteros, Miguel
    et al.
    Gómez-Rodríguez, Carlos
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Optimizing Planar and 2-Planar Parsers with MaltOptimizer2012In: Revista de Procesamiento de Lenguaje Natural (SEPLN), ISSN 1135-5948, E-ISSN 1989-7553, Vol. 49, p. 171-178Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 63. Ballesteros, Miguel
    et al.
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Going to the Roots of Dependency Parsing2013In: Computational linguistics - Association for Computational Linguistics (Print), ISSN 0891-2017, E-ISSN 1530-9312, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 5-13Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dependency trees used in syntactic parsing often include a root node representing a dummy word prefixed or suffixed to the sentence, a device that is generally considered a mere technical convenience and is tacitly assumed to have no impact on empirical results. We demonstrate that this assumption is false and that the accuracy of data-driven dependency parsers can in fact be sensitive to the existence and placement of the dummy root node. In particular, we show that a greedy, left-to-right, arc-eager transition-based parser consistently performs worse when the dummy root node is placed at the beginning of the sentence (following the current convention in data-driven dependency parsing) than when it is placed at the end or omitted completely. Control experiments with an arc-standard transition-based parser and an arc-factored graph-based parser reveal no consistent preferences but nevertheless exhibit considerable variation in results depending on root placement. We conclude that the treatment of dummy root nodes in data-driven dependency parsing is an underestimated source of variation in experiments and may also be a parameter worth tuning for some parsers.

  • 64. Ballesteros, Miguel
    et al.
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    MaltOptimizer: Fast and Effective Parser Optimization2016In: Natural Language Engineering, ISSN 1351-3249, E-ISSN 1469-8110, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 187-213Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Statistical parsers often require careful parameter tuning and feature selection. This is a nontrivial task for application developers who are not interested in parsing for its own sake, and it can be time-consuming even for experienced researchers. In this paper we present MaltOptimizer, a tool developed to automatically explore parameters and features for MaltParser, a transition-based dependency parsing system that can be used to train parser's given treebank data. MaltParser provides a wide range of parameters for optimization, including nine different parsing algorithms, an expressive feature specification language that can be used to define arbitrarily rich feature models, and two machine learning libraries, each with their own parameters. MaltOptimizer is an interactive system that performs parser optimization in three stages. First, it performs an analysis of the training set in order to select a suitable starting point for optimization. Second, it selects the best parsing algorithm and tunes the parameters of this algorithm. Finally, it performs feature selection and tunes machine learning parameters. Experiments on a wide range of data sets show that MaltOptimizer quickly produces models that consistently outperform default settings and often approach the accuracy achieved through careful manual optimization.

  • 65.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. iranska språk.
    A revitalization of the Azerbaijani language and identity?2003In: Orientalia Suecana, no 51-52, p. 17-24Article in journal (Other scientific)
  • 66.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. iranska språk.
    Challenging social hierarchy: Playing with oppositional identities in family talk2008In: Multilingua, Vol. 27, no 1-2, p. 13-35Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 67.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. iranska språk.
    Code-switching and argumentative talk2004In: Second International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE 2, 2004, p. 112-124Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 68.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. iranska språk.
    Code-switching and Preference Marking: Disagreement in Persian/Azerbaijani Bilingual Conversation2005In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, 2005Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 69.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Cross-generational bilingual strategies among Azerbaijanis in Tehran2009In: International Journal of the Sociology of Language, ISSN 0165-2516, E-ISSN 1613-3668, no 198, p. 105-127Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 70.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Language Choice and Code-Switching in the Azerbaijani Community in Tehran: A conversation analytic approach to bilingual practices2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines language choice and code-switching patterns found in the Azerbaijani speech community in Tehran, Iran. Two empirical studies have been combined. The first involves a macro-social quantitative analysis of language choice on a community level, based on questionnaires, and the second involves a micro-interactional qualitative analysis of language choice and code-switching practices, based on tape recordings and participant observation.

    The results show that there is an on-going language shift occurring on the community level, from Azerbaijani-Persian bilingualism to monolingualism in Persian. The rate of this process differs depending on a number of social factors. However, the strong demographic support within this speech community makes the possibility of a total language shift unlikely. In fact, in contrast to the ongoing language shift there is a parallel movement towards the revitalization of the Azerbaijani culture and language.

    As far as language choice and code-switching practices on an individual level are concerned, a number of bilingual practices are found. Code-switching as a marked linguistic choice is used for a variety of purposes in argumentative and narrative opposition. It is at the same time demonstrated that a general preference for same language talk does not necessarily prevail among all bilingual speakers which allows for the use of a range of other linguistic as well as paralinguistic resources to produce interactionally marked choices in bilingual conversation.

  • 71.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. iranska språk.
    The Iranian Language Policy of the Twentieth Century: The case of Azerbaijani in Tehran2005In: The Role of the State in West Asia, Tauris, London , 2005, p. 141-150Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 72.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. iranska språk.
    Tvåspråkighet på samhällsnivå: Exempel från azerbaijanska familjer i Teheran2007In: Årsbok / Kungl. Humanistiska vetenskaps-samfundet i Uppsala, ISSN 0349-0416, Vol. 2006, p. 173-191Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 73.
    Bani-Shoraka, Helena
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Asian and African Languages and Cultures, Iranian languages.
    Jansson, Gunilla
    Bilingual practices in the process of initiating and resolving lexical problems in students' collaborative writing sessions2007In: International Journal of Bilingualism, ISSN 1367-0069, E-ISSN 1756-6878, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 157-183Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study deals with the sequential organization of language choice and codeswitching between Persian as a first language and Swedish as a second language in the process of initiating and resolving a problem of understanding and producing the correct version of a lexical item. The data consist of detailed transcripts of audio tapings of two bilingual students' collaborative writing sessions within the frame of a one-year master's program in computer science in a multilingual setting at a Swedish university. The students, both Persian- speaking, are advanced speakers of Swedish as a second language. For this article, four lexical language-related episodes, where codeswitching between Persian and Swedish occurs, are analyzed. The analyzed excerpts in this article are drawn from a corpus of data consisting of language-related episodes identified and transcribed in the audio tapings. We employ a conversation analysis (CA) approach for the analysis of bilingual interaction. This means that the meaning of the codeswitching in the interaction is described in terms of both global (the conversational activity at large) and local interactional factors. In the analysis, a close step-by-step analysis of the turn-taking procedures demonstrates how the communicative meaning of the students' bilingual behavior in a lexical episode is determined in its local production in the emerging conversational context and how it can be explicated as part of the following social actions: drawing attention to a problem, seeking alliance when a problem is made explicit and confirming intersubjective understanding when the problem is resolved.

  • 74.
    Barabas, Jona
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    “What do my emotions matter if mother is sad?” – Filial Piety, Heteronormative Obligations, and Social Exchanges in Beijing Gushi2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A classic among queer works of literature written in Chinese, Beijing Gushi 北京故事 was one of the first Sinophone novels to openly portray homosexual relationships in modern time. Given the first publication of an English translation of the novel in 2016, this thesis represents an attempt to shed some light on the particular connection between filial piety and queer identity in Sinophone communities, along with other unique cultural traits that make queer experiences in Sinophone societies different from their Euro-American counterparts.

    The thesis is based on a close reading of Beijing Gushi, and examines how and why the main character, Chen Handong, maintains his four most important relationships in the novel. By use of a theoretical framework based on queer theory and social exchange theory – particularly concepts from the works of Judith Butler and George C. Homans – I argue that traditional expectations associated with filial piety constitute the primary element that guides the main character’s decisions regarding his personal relationships. I find that heteronormativity and material gifts play significant roles in the character’s managing of his social life. While the main character’s attitude towards his own non-heterosexuality goes from complete rejection to relative self-acceptance over the course of the novel, the majority of his important life choices and interpersonal actions are ultimately determined based on perceived social obligations related to heteronormativity and filial piety.

  • 75.
    Baranowski, Krzysztof J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Aramejskie słowa i wyrażenia w grece Nowego Testamentu [= Aramaic Words and Phrases in the Greek Version of the New Testament]2016In: Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium Graecae et Latine, ISSN 0302-7384, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 45-57Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 76.
    Baranowski, Krzysztof J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Canaanite Scribes in the Amarna Letters2018In: Journal of the American Oriental Society, ISSN 0003-0279, E-ISSN 2169-2289, Vol. 138, no 3, p. 599-601Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 77.
    Baranowski, Krzysztof J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Review of The El-Amarna Correspondence: A New Edition of the Cuneiform Letters from the Site of El-Amarna Based on Collations of All Extant Tablets by Anson F. Rainey2013In: Journal of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies, Vol. 8, p. 25-31Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 78.
    Baranowski, Krzysztof J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Review of The Raging Torrent: Historical Inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia Relating to Ancient Israel by Mordechai Cogan2018In: Review of Biblical Literature, ISSN 1099-0321, E-ISSN 1099-0321, no 1, p. 1-5Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 79.
    Baranowski, Krzysztof J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Biblical Hebrew "Store Cities" and an Amarna Gloss2017In: Vetus Testamentum (Print), ISSN 0042-4935, E-ISSN 1568-5330, Vol. 67, no 4, p. 519-527Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The word מסכנות used in the phrase ערי מסכנות “store cities” is commonly considered a loanword from the Neo-Assyrian word maškattu, “account, deposit, storehouse.” The current loan hypothesis does not account for the difficulties of the Akkadian evidence and does not take into consideration a gloss in Amarna letter no. 306. This gloss shows that the Canaanite scribes of the Late Bronze Age were familiar with the Akkadian plural form maškanātu and used it with the meaning “granaries, storage areas.” This technical term was borrowed into a Canaanite dialect and was subsequently transmitted to Biblical Hebrew as מסכנות.

  • 80.
    Baranowski, Krzysztof J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Present-Future in Amorite: A Rejoinder2017In: Ancient Near Eastern Studies, ISSN 1378-4641, Vol. 54, p. 81-89Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Andrason and Vita (2014) argued on typological grounds that the Amorite verbal system should be reconstructed with a present-future form. They proposed that in Amorite there were two such forms, yagtulu and yagattal, the latter being more prominent. In their view, such a reconstruction corresponds to a dynamic vision of language evolution with resulting fuzzy dialectal boundaries. Their argumentation is, however, flawed in several points. In spite of their claims, the exclusively onomastic nature of the evidence for Amorite does not permit a characterisation of the verbal semantics which is required by their argumentation. Notwithstanding the adoption of a diachronic view of language, their argument compares forms which belong to different stages of the evolution of the Semitic verbal system and in this way it neglects the factor of time. Their argumentation is hypothetical and can even better support the view that Amorite had only one present future form, yaqtulu.

  • 81.
    Baranowski, Krzysztof J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Verb in the Amarna Letters from Canaan2016Book (Refereed)
  • 82.
    Baranzehi, Adam Nader
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Sarawani dialect of Balochi and Persian influence on it2003In: The Baloch and their neighbours: Ethnic and linguistic contact in Balochistan in historical and modern times, p. 75-111Article in journal (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper describes the Central Sarawani dialect, spoken in Iranian Balochistan. This dialect differs quite markedly from other Balochi dialects spoken in Iran and is more deeply influenced by Persian, e.g. by empolying the ezafe-construction instead of genitive case marking. The phonology, morphology and syntax of the dialect is described and exemplified from data representing 17 informants from Sarawan aged between 13 and 75. Differences in dialect between well educated persons and illiterate persons are also notices. A sample text with translation into English is appended.

  • 83.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Asian and African Languages and Cultures, Iranian languages.
    A sociolinguistic survey among the Jadgal in Iranian Balochistan2008In: The Baloch and Others: Linguistic, Historical and Socio-Political Perspectives in Pluralism in Balochistan / [ed] Carina Jahani, Agnes Korn & Paul Titus, Wiesbaden: Reichert , 2008, p. 23-43Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the results of a sociolinguistic research project among the Jadgal with special focus on language use, language attitudes, bilingual proficiency and multilingualism.

  • 84.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Discourse Features in Balochi of Sistan: (Oral Narratives)2010Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This work presents a first study of discourse features in Balochi narratives of Sistan. Discourse analysis investigates what are the properties that make for well-formed texts in a language. There are many approaches to discourse analysis and most approaches focus on a particular aspect of text formation. The approach to text linguistics or discourse analysis taken in this work is based on Dooley and Levinsohn’s Analyzing Discourse: A manual of basic concepts (2001). Their methodology has been refined over years of practical use and, among diverse methodologies, they follow a functional and cognitive approach. In this dissertation, Roberts’ (2009) application of Dooley and Levinsohn’s methodology to Persian is followed in the study of our Sistani Balochi text corpus.

    In chapters 2-7 this approach is applied to Balochi narrative text. Chapter two introduces the reader to the discourse-pragmatic structuring of sentences in BS and chapter three shows how different syntactic devices can distinguish foreground and background information in BS oral texts. In chapter four we study the deixis of time and place and how the concept of proximal and distal deixis applies across a range of deictic elements. Chapter five examines some basic connectives and how they link propositions in the discourse context, and in chapter six reported speech is studied. Chapter seven illustrates how different participants are introduced into a discourse and how their activation status is signalled throughout the discourse.

    Appendix 1 contains details of the Balochi text-corpus used, and Appendix 2 contains interlinearized versions of ten of the main texts used in the study. A CD with nine audio files and one video file of the ten texts from Appendix 2, plus one extra video file, is also included.

  • 85.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Asian and African Languages and Cultures, Iranian languages.
    On the translatability of Persian ghazals into Balochi and vice versa2006In: Indo-Iranian Linguistics and the Typology of linguistic situations.: Prof. Alexander L. Gruenberg (1930-1995) Memorial Volume / [ed] Mikhail N. Bogolyubov, Saint Petersburg: Nauka , 2006, 1, p. 247-263Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    It is usually difficult to translate poems from one language into another keeping both the original form and meaning. However, between languages which are very close to each other structurally and genetically, especially when one of these languages is under the influence of the other one, there is often a higher degree of translatability than between unrelated languages. Also, when the speakers of the two languages share a common cultural framework of reference because of shared literary traditions including common poetic techniques, the form and meaning of the poems can be preserved to a considerable degree when they are translated. Geographically, spreading from Asia Minor in the north-west to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in the north-east and south-east, respectively, Persian literature has had a strong influence on the local and national literatures of these areas. The great Iranian classical poets developed philosophical, mystical, moral and love themes which also influenced poets for generations. In addition, allusions and poetic imagery which they used spread along with their relatively concrete vocabulary to poetry in the the above mentioned areas in general, and to Balochi poetry in particular. In this brief survey, the translatability of Persian and Balochi ghazals from one language to the other has been examined according to form, poetic imagery and lexicon.

  • 86.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Rudābe tajalli-ye hamāsi-ye Anāhitā (Rudabe Manifestation of Anahita)روابه تجلی حماسی آناهیتا2014In: Studia Iranica Upsaliensia, ISSN 1100-326X, ISSN 1100-326X, Vol. 26, p. 5-32Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [fa]

    رودابه تجلی حماسی آناهیتا

     

    داستان زال و رودابه طولانی‌ترین داستان دلکش و عاشقانه شاهنامه است. این دو که پر کش و قوس‌ترین ماجرای عاشقانه در حماسه‌ی ملی ایران را برای آفرینش جهان پهلوان شاهنامه به سرانجام می‌رسانند بطور منطقی می‌بایستی دارای پیش نمونه‌هایی در اساطیر کهن ایران باشند. زال یا  زال زر، که بتحقیق می‌توان او را پدر حماسه نامید، آنچنانکه از نامش پیداست ارتباط تنگاتنگی با ایزد کهن ایرانی یعنی زروان که   تجلی پیری و قوت مردانگی و درخشندگی و کمال است، دارد. در این جستار کوتاه برآنیم که با بررسی این منظومه و دلنشین ترین یشت اوستا، یعنی آبان یشت که در ستایش ایزدبانوی آب ها اردویسور آناهیتا سروده شده، و بنا بر شواهدی که ارائه خواهد شد، نشان دهیم که این ایزدبانو می تواند پیشینه ی اساطیری رودابه و همتای حماسی زال باشد.  

  • 87.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    The Role of Natural Phenomena in the Rise and Fall of Urban Areas in the Sistan Basin on the Iranian Plateau (Southern Delta)2010In: The Urban Mind: Cultural and Environmental Dynamics / [ed] Paul J.J Sinclair, Gullög Nordquist, Frands Herschend & Christian Isendahl, Uppsala: Uppsala University , 2010, p. 221-241Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In ancient times, and even today, water resources, especially rivers, were the main reasons for the existence of human settlements and the formation of the idea of urbanity in the people's minds. This phenomenon can be seen in all places where ancient civilizations were established, e.g. in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Transoxiana and Sind due to the rivers Nile, Tigries and Euphrates, Amu Darya and Syr Darya and Sind, respectively. The Helmand civilization, therefore, was not an exception. Furthermore, after passing a long distance through a desert, the Helmand River reaches the Sistan basin which is a closed inland delta surronded by terribly dry deserts from every side. This special situation makes the Sistan basin and interesting area for attracting human settlements.

    The abundance of water in the southern delta of the Helmand River, the oldest one of the two deltas, created a suitable environmental situation for the people during the fourth millennium BC to settle and establish the only large urban centre, i.e. Shahr-i Sokhta, in the eastern part of the Iranian plateau in Sistan. Natural phenomena such as climate change at the end of the third millennium BC, long droughts, change of the river bed because of tectonic phenomena at the level of the continental platform and violent dust storms caused people to abandon the area after a thousand year of flourishing. Some settlements were established in different parts of the southern delta in intervals after the collapse of Shahr-i Sokhta up to the 18th century. However, considering the small amount of water this delta received, an urban settlement like Shahr-i Sokhta was never established again. Even in the southern delta, where the inhabitants of Shahr-i Sokhta might have moved, no such large prehistoric urban settlement was found, perhaps due to constant floods, droughts and the famous Wind of One Hundred and Twenty Days which buried buman settlements and blocked the irrigation canals.

  • 88.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Two pastoral Balochi love songs2004In: Orientalia Suecana, ISSN 0078-6578, E-ISSN 2001-7324, Vol. 53, p. 49-61Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article presents two love songs in Afghan Balochi recorded in March 2001 and July 2003 respectively (in Iranian Sistan). The singer is a Baloch man from Afghani Sistan. The poems are typical love songs from a pastoral nomadic society describing the beauty of the beloved in terms of his natural environment. Dialect: Afghan Rakhshani.

  • 89.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Levinsohn, Stephen H.
    The Third Person Singular Pronominal Clitic in Balochi of Sistan: A Progress Report2014In: Stuadia Iranica, ISSN 0221-5004, Vol. 43, no 2, p. 203-220Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper begins by discussing the distribution of the two allomorphs of the third person singular pronominal clitic in Balochi of Sistan. It finds the conditioning to be mostly, but not exclusively phonological. When  is attached to the final verb of an independent clause, the referent is the subject/agent but, when  occurs, it is the undergoer (with a few exceptions due to dialectal variation). It follows that, when the subject is stated but  is also present,  still refers to the subject and gives it thematic prominence. The second part of the paper argues that the presence of the pronominal clitic with the past form of the verb ‘say’ (gušt=ī) communicates 'referent continuity' (Givón 1990); in particular, the ongoing involvement in the expected role of any active third person participant who is not identified by a noun or independent pronoun in the current clause.

  • 90.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Shirazi, Rouhollah
    The Competition between the Hormoz and Kish Islands on the Southern Coasts of Iran (the Persian Gulf and Makran Sea) during the First Half of the Eight Century (AH) based on the Newly-Found Shahugat Inscription in Makran2015In: Specialized Quarterly of Persian Gulf Studies, ISSN 2383-0220, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 50-53Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper introduces the Shahugat inscription which was recently discovered near Tabaktal village in Chahan district near Nikshahr in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. This inscription refers to some events which occurred in the early eighth century on the southern coasts of Iran and can be matched with certain icidents which have been recorded in historical sources. The conflicts among the rulers of the southern rregions and islands of Iran, such as Shiraz, Hormoz, Kish, and Qeshm, in order to gain control of the roads and commercial benefits not only in the Persian Gulf and Makran Sea regions but also on the coasts of India were one of the reasons for some people seeking shelter in the highlands of Makran and engraving this inscription.

  • 91.
    Barjasteh Delforooz, Behrooz
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    ُShirazi, Rouhollah
    The Political Events in South Iran During the First Half of the 8th Century (A.H.) Based on the New Found Inscriptions in Shāhugat: Makrān2015In: Historical Sciences Studies, ISSN 2251-9254, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 119-134Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The importance of inscriptions as the primary sources refer to historical events is undeniable. Introducing the Shāhugat inscriptions were found near Tābaktal village of Chāhān district around Nikshahr is the purpose of present paper. They refer to the events that occurred in south Iran around the end of the 7th and the beginning of the 8th centuries AH., a colorful and turbulent period of its history, some of which can be easily adapted to the historical sources. The invasion of Chagatai Mongols to Shiraz and Hormuz, the conflicts between the rulers of districts and southern islands such as Shiraz, Hormuz, kish and Qeshm to hold the roads and commercial interests are among the reasons that made some of the people to refuge the highlands of Makrān and subsequently led to these inscriptions.

  • 92.
    Baró, Arnau
    et al.
    Computer Vision Center, Computer Science Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Bellaterra, Spain.
    Chen, Jialuo
    Computer Vision Center, Computer Science Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Bellaterra, Spain.
    Fornés, Alicia
    Computer Vision Center, Computer Science Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Bellaterra, Spain.
    Megyesi, Beáta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Towards a Generic Unsupervised Method for Transcription of Encoded Manuscripts2019In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage: DATeCH2019, New York: ACM , 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Historical ciphers, a special type of manuscripts, contain encrypted information, important for the interpretation of our history. The first step towards decipherment is to transcribe the images, either manually or by automatic image processing techniques. Despite the improvements in handwritten text recognition (HTR) thanks to deep learning methodologies, the need of labelled data to train is an important limitation. Given that ciphers often use symbol sets across various alphabets and unique symbols without any transcription scheme available, these supervised HTR techniques are not suitable to transcribe ciphers. In this paper we propose an unsupervised method for transcribing encrypted manuscripts based on clustering and label propagation, which has been successfully applied to community detection in networks. We analyze the performance on ciphers with various symbol sets, and discuss the advantages and drawbacks compared to supervised HTR methods.

  • 93.
    Basirat, Ali
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Principal Word Vectors2018Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Word embedding is a technique for associating the words of a language with real-valued vectors, enabling us to use algebraic methods to reason about their semantic and grammatical properties. This thesis introduces a word embedding method called principal word embedding, which makes use of principal component analysis (PCA) to train a set of word embeddings for words of a language. The principal word embedding method involves performing a PCA on a data matrix whose elements are the frequency of seeing words in different contexts. We address two challenges that arise in the application of PCA to create word embeddings. The first challenge is related to the size of the data matrix on which PCA is performed and affects the efficiency of the word embedding method. The data matrix is usually a large matrix that requires a very large amount of memory and CPU time to be processed. The second challenge is related to the distribution of word frequencies in the data matrix and affects the quality of the word embeddings. We provide an extensive study of the distribution of the elements of the data matrix and show that it is unsuitable for PCA in its unmodified form.

    We overcome the two challenges in principal word embedding by using a generalized PCA method. The problem with the size of the data matrix is mitigated by a randomized singular value decomposition (SVD) procedure, which improves the performance of PCA on the data matrix. The data distribution is reshaped by an adaptive transformation function, which makes it more suitable for PCA. These techniques, together with a weighting mechanism that generalizes many different weighting and transformation approaches used in literature, enable the principal word embedding to train high quality word embeddings in an efficient way.

    We also provide a study on how principal word embedding is connected to other word embedding methods. We compare it to a number of word embedding methods and study how the two challenges in principal word embedding are addressed in those methods. We show that the other word embedding methods are closely related to principal word embedding and, in many instances, they can be seen as special cases of it.

    The principal word embeddings are evaluated in both intrinsic and extrinsic ways. The intrinsic evaluations are directed towards the study of the distribution of word vectors. The extrinsic evaluations measure the contribution of principal word embeddings to some standard NLP tasks. The experimental results confirm that the newly proposed features of principal word embedding (i.e., the randomized SVD algorithm, the adaptive transformation function, and the weighting mechanism) are beneficial to the method and lead to significant improvements in the results. A comparison between principal word embedding and other popular word embedding methods shows that, in many instances, the proposed method is able to generate word embeddings that are better than or as good as other word embeddings while being faster than several popular word embedding methods.

  • 94. Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    de Lhoneux, Miryam
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Kulmizev, Artur
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Kurfal, Murathan
    Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University.
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Östling, Robert
    Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University.
    Polyglot Parsing for One Thousand and One Languages (And Then Some)2019Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 95.
    Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. University of Tehran.
    Faili, Heshaam
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    A statistical model for grammar mapping2016In: Natural Language Engineering, ISSN 1351-3249, E-ISSN 1469-8110, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 215-255Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The two main classes of grammars are (a) hand-crafted grammars, which are developed bylanguage experts, and (b) data-driven grammars, which are extracted from annotated corpora.This paper introduces a statistical method for mapping the elementary structures of a data-driven grammar onto the elementary structures of a hand-crafted grammar in order to combinetheir advantages. The idea is employed in the context of Lexicalized Tree-Adjoining Grammars(LTAG) and tested on two LTAGs of English: the hand-crafted LTAG developed in theXTAG project, and the data-driven LTAG, which is automatically extracted from the PennTreebank and used by the MICA parser. We propose a statistical model for mapping anyelementary tree sequence of the MICA grammar onto a proper elementary tree sequence ofthe XTAG grammar. The model has been tested on three subsets of the WSJ corpus thathave average lengths of 10, 16, and 18 words, respectively. The experimental results show thatfull-parse trees with average F1 -scores of 72.49, 64.80, and 62.30 points could be built from94.97%, 96.01%, and 90.25% of the XTAG elementary tree sequences assigned to the subsets,respectively. Moreover, by reducing the amount of syntactic lexical ambiguity of sentences,the proposed model significantly improves the efficiency of parsing in the XTAG system.

  • 96.
    Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Greedy Universal Dependency Parsing with Right Singular Word Vectors2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A set of continuous feature vectors formed by right singular vectors of a transformed co-occurrence matrix are used with the Stanford neural dependency parser to train parsing models for a limited number of languages in the corpus of universal dependencies. We show that the feature vector can help the parser to remain greedy and be as accurate as (or even more accurate than) some other greedy and non-greedy parsers.

  • 97.
    Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Real-valued syntactic word vectors2019In: Journal of experimental and theoretical artificial intelligence (Print), ISSN 0952-813X, E-ISSN 1362-3079Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We introduce a word embedding method that generates a set of real-valued word vectors from a distributional semantic space. The semantic space is built with a set of context units (words) which are selected by an entropy-based feature selection approach with respect to the certainty involved in their contextual environments. We show that the most predictive context of a target word is its preceding word. An adaptive transformation function is also introduced that reshapes the data distribution to make it suitable for dimensionality reduction techniques. The final low-dimensional word vectors are formed by the singular vectors of a matrix of transformed data. We show that the resulting word vectors are as good as other sets of word vectors generated with popular word embedding methods.

  • 98.
    Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Real-valued Syntactic Word Vectors (RSV) for Greedy Neural Dependency Parsing2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We show that a set of real-valued word vectors formed by right singular vectors of a transformed co-occurrence matrix are meaningful for determining different types of dependency relations between words. Our experimental results on the task of dependency parsing confirm the superiority of the word vectors to the other sets of word vectors generated by popular methods of word embedding. We also study the effect of using these vectors on the accuracy of dependency parsing in different languages versus using more complex parsing architectures.

  • 99.
    Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Tang, Marc
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Lexical and Morpho-syntactic Features in Word Embeddings: A Case Study of Nouns in Swedish2018In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: Volume 2, Setubal: SciTePress, 2018, p. 663-674Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 100.
    Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Tang, Marc
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
    Linguistic information in word embeddings2019In: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence / [ed] Randy Goebel, Yuzuru Tanaka, and Wolfgang Wahlster, Dordrecht: Springer, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
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