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Department of Linguistics

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany


phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 300
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Publications

Stilo, Don, Kamran Talattof, Jerome Clinton, Modern Persian: Spoken and Written, Volumes I, II, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2005

Stilo, Donald, Vafsi Folk Tales, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2004.

Stilo, Donald, “Coordination in Three Western Iranian Languages: Vafsi, Persian and Gilaki,” [in] M. Haspelmath (ed.), Coordinating Constructions, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2004, 269-330.

Stilo, Donald, “Iranian as Buffer Zone Between the Universal Typologies of Turkic and Semitic,” [in] Éva Ágnes Csató, Bo Isaksson, Carina Jahani (eds.), Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic, London: RoutledgeCourzon, 2004, 35-63.

"Hamadan, ix. Jewish Dialect" [in] Ehsan Yarshater [ed.], Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume XI, Fascicle 6 (Hajj Sayyah - Harem), Bibliotheca Persica Press, New York, 2003, 623-627.

"Gilan, ix. Languages" (10,000 word entry) [in] Ehsan Yarshater [ed.], Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume X, Fascicle 6 (Germany VI. - Gindaros), Bibliotheca Persica Press, New York, 2001, 660-668.

"Phonological Systems in Contact in Iran and Transcaucasia," [in] Mehdi, Marashi, Ed., Persian Studies in North America: Studies in Honor of Mohammad Ali Jazayery, Iranbooks, Bethesda, Maryland,1994.

"Ambipositions as an Areal Response: The Case-Study of the Iranian Zone," [in] Select Papers from SALA-7: South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable Conference, Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington, November, 1987.

"The Tati Language Group in the Sociolinguistic Context of Northwestern Iran and Transcaucasia," Iranian Studies, Volume XIV, Nos. 3-4, Summer-Autumn, 1981.

A Grammar of Vafsi-Tati: An Application of a Transformational Computer Model, Dissertation Abstracts, Ann Arbor, June, 1971.

Elementary Persian Lessons, Iran Peace Corps Training Project, Austin, Texas, 1966, 373 pp.

In progress

A Grammar of Vafsi-Tati, first rough draft completed.

Modern Persian: Spoken and Written, with Jerome W. Clinton, (being beta-tested at University of Arizona).

Reviews

"Farhang-i Zafanguya va Jahanpuya," by Badr ad-Din Ibrahim. (Pamiatniki Pis'mennosti Vostoka, 46)," Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 26, 1992.

Papers Read at Scholarly Conferences or by Invitation

"The Interface of Syntactic Universals and Areal Phenomena in the Iranian Linguistic Zone," Conference: Areas of Iranian-Semitic-Turkic Convergence: Linguistic Contact in Western and Central Asia in Past and Present, Uppsala University, 18-20 May, 2001.

"Areal Phenomena and Word Order in Iranian Languages," Istituto Orientale, University of Naples, May, 1999.

"The Interaction of Genetic, Areal, and Historical Factors in Northwestern Iranian Languages," Seminar für Gesischichte des Vorderen Orients, Hamburg University, November 1998.

"A Critical Review of Teaching Methodologies for Persian," Middle East Studies Association of North America, Phoenix, November, 1994.

"The Effects of Linguistic Convergence and Areal Contact on the Typology of the Iranian Language Family," Society for Iranian Studies First Biennial Conference, Washington, D.C., May14-16, 1993. *(served also as organizer and chair of this panel)

"The Talyshi Language in its Genetic, Areal and Historical Context," Non-Slavic Languages of the Soviet Union, Chicago, May15-16, 1992.

"Sociolinguistic Variation in Standard Tehran Persian," Middle East Studies Association of North America, San Antonio, November 10-13, 1990. *(served also as organizer and chair of this panel, entitled: Variations in Gender, Style and Discourse)

"The Cultural Content of Persian Proficiency," Workshop on Current Issues in Proficiency Testing and Competency-Based Instruction: Persian and Arabic, University of Utah, Salt Lake, August 18-19, 1989.

"The Areal Nature of Language Typology: The Mixed Systems of the Iranian Zone," Middle East Center, University of Washington, Seattle, April 6, 1989.

"Memoirs of an American Linguist in Iran" [in Persian], Association of Iranians of Washington State, Bellevue, Washington, March 10, 1989.

"Gender Loss and Gender Diffusion in Northwestern Iranian," Middle East Studies Association of North America, Los Angeles, November 3-5, 1988.

"Ambipositions as an Areal Response: The Case Study of the Iranian Zone," presented by invitation to the Committee of Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, May 11, 1987.

"Phonological Systems in Contact in Iran and Transcaucasia," Middle East Studies Association of North America, Boston, November 20-23, 1986. *(served also as organizer and chair of this panel)

"Nominative/Accusatives, Ergatives and Mixed Systems in Vafsi," Middle East Studies Association of North America, New Orleans, November 22-25, 1985.

"The Existence of Ambipositions as an Areal Response: The Case of Iran," South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, Ann Arbor, May 17-18, 1985.

"Alternative Devices for Object Marking," Middle East Studies Association of North America, San Francisco, November 29-December 1, 1984.

"Survey of Turkic Languages," in "The Regions of the Middle East: Unity and Diversity," Summer Institute of the New York University-Princeton University Joint Center for Near Eastern Studies, June, 1984.

"Syntactic Processes: Iran as Buffer Zone," Iranian Studies Colloquia, University of Pennsylvania, October, 1983.

"The Dynamics of the Iranian Family," Family Services, Jewish Community Center, Santa Monica, California, July, 1983.