Eliana Kessler

Eliana Kessler

Department of Linguistics

Subject: Valency Patterns and Alignment in Middle Persian

Supervisor: Dr. Eitan Grossman

Abstract: Middle Persian is a southwestern Iranian language, documented from the second century BCE to the ninth century CE. In my thesis I will use a large Middle Persian corpus to examine the valency patterns of approximately 70 verbs and describe the argument structure properties of different valency patterns in Middle Persian.