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Iranian-Armenian language contact in and before the 5th century CE

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An investigation into pattern replication and societal multilingualism
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This study provides new insights into the historical language contact between Classical Armenian and West Middle Iranian, specifically Parthian. Next to an up-to-date account of known lexical, morphological, and phraseological Iranian loans in Armenian, the discussion focuses on one major and three minor syntactic patterns which, it is argued, are the result of pattern replication.

The major pattern, the Classical Armenian periphrastic perfect, has previously been the focus of numer...

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University of Oxford

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University of Cambridge
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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