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The Sociolinguistics of Iran’s Languages at Home and Abroad

The Case of Persian, Azerbaijani, and Kurdish

Editors: Mirvahedi, Seyed Hadi (Ed.)

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  • Uses a range of research tools to explore linguistic practices
  • Links micro-analyses to macro-level developments in Iran and countries hosting Iranian communities
  • Contributes to the limited literature on linguistic ideologies in Iranian communities around the world
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This book examines the sociolinguistics of some of Iran’s languages at home and in the diaspora. The first part of the book examines the politics of minority languages and the presence of hegemonic discourses which favour Persian (Farsi) in Iran, exploring issues such as language maintenance and shift, linguistic ideologies and practices among Azerbaijani and Kurdish-speaking communities. The authors then go on to examine Iranians’ linguistic ideologies, practices and (trans)national identity construction in the diaspora, investigating both the challenges of maintaining a home language and the strategies and linguistic repertoires employed when constructing a diasporic identity away from home. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of minority languages and communities, diaspora and migration studies, and language policy and planning.

About the authors

Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to taking up his fellowship at Nanyang Technological University, he completed his PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Reviews

“This scholarly book provides unique insights into the language situation in Iran. The coverage is impressive ranging from language policy through heritage language maintenance patterns to issues of ethnic identity and ideology in new countries.  While the material is written in a style accessible to undergraduate students, the book also provides a rich resource for researchers interested in the multiplex influences on different languages of the Iranian language family.” (Janet Holmes, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) 

“This collection offers an intriguing kaleidoscope of sociolinguistic studies in multilingual Iran and in the Iranian diaspora. Addressing perennial problems such as medium of instruction in minority education or home language maintenance in migration contexts, the book extends our knowledge of the complex languages and identities of an under-researched population.” (Ingrid Piller, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia)

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Nationalism, Modernity, and the Issue of Linguistic Diversity in Iran

    Pages 1-21

    Mirvahedi, Seyed Hadi

  • Exploring Azerbaijani Speaking Parents’ Linguistic Practices and Ideologies in Ardebil, Iran

    Pages 25-50

    Jafari, Rasoul

  • Linguistic Landscaping in Tabriz, Iran: A Discursive Transformation of a Bilingual Space into a Monolingual Place

    Pages 51-75

    Mirvahedi, Seyed Hadi

  • Attitudes toward Kurdish in the City of Ilam in Iran

    Pages 77-106

    Rezaei, Saeed (et al.)

  • Family Language Policy towards Heritage Language Literacy Acquisition and Maintenance: Iranians in New Zealand

    Pages 109-139

    Gharibi, Khadij (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19605-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19604-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sociolinguistics of Iran’s Languages at Home and Abroad
Book Subtitle
The Case of Persian, Azerbaijani, and Kurdish
Editors
  • Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19605-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19605-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19604-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 294
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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