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Afghan folktales from Herat [electronic resource] : Persian texts in transcription and translation / Youli Ioannesyan.

By: Ioannes�i�an, �I�Uli�i Arkad�evich.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xv, 319 p.).ISBN: 9781613366639; 1613366639; 9781624992315 (electronic bk.); 1624992315 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tales -- Afghanistan -- Her�at (Province) | Dari language -- Dialects -- Afghanistan -- Her�at (Province) | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & MythologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Afghan folktales from Herat.DDC classification: 398.209581 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Presents a collection of folktales in the Herati dialect of the Afghan Persian language, in Latin-based transliteration and English translation, supplied by phonetic and grammatical commentaries, explanations of cultural terms, and preceded by an introduction with a review of the Herati dialect. Based on academically informed fieldwork and presented in a scientific fashion, the materials were collected by the author during field research in Afghanistan in the 1980s from illiterate dialect speakers (a category which has preserved the dialect the most in terms of purity and entirety).
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Presents a collection of folktales in the Herati dialect of the Afghan Persian language, in Latin-based transliteration and English translation, supplied by phonetic and grammatical commentaries, explanations of cultural terms, and preceded by an introduction with a review of the Herati dialect. Based on academically informed fieldwork and presented in a scientific fashion, the materials were collected by the author during field research in Afghanistan in the 1980s from illiterate dialect speakers (a category which has preserved the dialect the most in terms of purity and entirety).

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