Third Issue of Kurdish Studies Out Now

5 10 2014

1234201_625109010844964_781824838_nKurdish Studies 

Volume 2, Issue 2

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891

Special Issue on Kurdish Linguistics 

This special issue of Kurdish Studies is dedicated to studies of the Kurdish language, the oldest branch of Kurdish studies, and the first to find a degree of academic institutionalisation. Compared to other major Middle Eastern languages, Kurdish has received relatively little serious investigation, but there is a gradually growing corpus of empirical and theoretical research, of which the guest editors give a useful overview in the introduction.

Kurdish Studies journal is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality research and scholarship. Kurdish Studies journal is initiated by the members of the Kurdish Studies Network (KSN) and supported by a large group of academics from different disciplines. The journal aligns itself with KSN’s mission to revitalise and reorient research, scholarship and debates in the field of Kurdish studies in a multidisciplinary fashion covering a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, economics, history, society, gender, minorities, politics, health, law, environment, language, media, culture, arts, and education.


Table of Content


Martin van Bruinessen


Introduction to Special Issue – Kurdish: A Critical Research Overview

Geoffrey Haig and Ergin Öpengin

On the Linguistic History of Kurdish

Thomas Jügel

Regional Variation in Kurmanji: A Preliminary Classification of Dialects

Ergin Öpengin and Geoffrey Haig

Badini Kurdish Modal Particles dê and da: Procedural Semantics and Language Variation

Christoph Unger

Diversity in Convergence: Kurdish and Aramaic Variation Entangled

Paul M. Noorlander

Book Reviews:

Kariane Westerheim, Michael Gunter, Yener Koc, Yavuz Aykan, Diane E. King, Jordi Tejel, Joost Jongerden, Martin van Bruinessen.


For further details, contact:

Welat Zeydanlioglu

Managing editor

Kurdish Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISNN: 2051-4891 |



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