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date: 24 April 2019

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This chapter offers an introduction to the volume by providing a brief description of its thematic sections (Classification and History, The Sound System, Syntax, Language and Words, Language and People, and Language, Mind, and Technology) and their related chapters. These thematic sections cover both the theoretical and the applied aspects of the Persian language and provide a comprehensive overview of the field of Persian linguistics by discussing its development, capturing critical accounts of cutting edge research, as well as outlining current debates and suggesting productive lines of future research. The chapter also discusses the goals and ambitions of the editors in putting such volume together. It also points out the logic behind the selection of the contributors and addresses the challenges the editors endured throughout the project.

Keywords: Persian, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, teaching Persian, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics

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