Kurdish dialect studies –II-
D. N. Mackenzie
Oxford University Press
The Kurdish texts presented in this volume portray a dozen dialects of the three northern provinces of Iraq. With the exception of the dialect of Suleimaniye, which is the basis of a flourishing written language, few of them have previously appeared in print, either in an indigenous script or in transcription. A wide variety of subjects is represented, from folk-tales to autobiographical pieces. The result is a vivid picture of Kurdish life past and present. The texts are given in a simple but accurate phonemic transcription and accompanied by a fully annotated English translation. A grammatical description of the dialects treated is given in the companion volume, Kurdish Dialect Studies - I.
The author is Lecturer in Iranian Languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies.