Introduction to Balochi
SALC 27001, 37001 or LGLN 25800, 35800
TuTh 1:30 – 2:50
Instructor: Elena Bashir
This course will be a combination of a “structure of a language” course and a beginning language course. It is intended as an orientation to Balochi, a Western Iranian language spoken in several dialects in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and marginally in Turkmenistan. There is no prerequisite, and both undergraduate and graduate students of South Asian languages, anthropology, or linguistics are the anticipated audience. The aim of this course is to prepare a student who completes it to continue successfully with independent study. The basic textbook used will be M.A.R. Barker’s A Course in Balochi, the pace and detailed focus of the course depending on the prior knowledge of the students enrolled.