Tehran meeting to discuss linguistic heritage

October 31, 2022 - 21:0

TEHRAN–A national conference focusing on linguistic heritage is scheduled to be held in Tehran on February 21, 2023, ILNA reported on Sunday.

Organized by the Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, the one-day event is planned to discuss dialectology, linguistic diversity, language taxonomy, and sociolinguistics, the report added.

Ancient Iranian languages and dialects, historical inscriptions, documents, and mythological studies will be discussed during the conference as well.

The selected articles of the conference will be published in reputable journals.

Persian language, also called Farsi, is a member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family. Old Persian, spoken until approximately the 3rd century BC, is attested by numerous inscriptions written in cuneiform, the most notable of which is the great monument of Darius I at Bisotun, western Iran.

Middle Persian, spoken from the 3rd century BC to the 9th century CE, is represented by numerous epigraphic texts of Sasanian kings, written in Aramaic script; there is also varied literature in Middle Persian embracing both the Zoroastrian and the Manichaean religious traditions. Pahlavi was the name of the official Middle Persian language of the Sassanian empire, according to Britannica.


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