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LECTURES: "The Language of the Modern Assyrians and its Historical Background" (Northwestern Un., May 10)

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  • George Kiraz
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      The Jeremiah and Helen James Lecture:

      Geoffrey Khan
      The Language of the Modern Assyrians and its Historical Background

      Thursday, May 10, 7 PM, Harris Hall, Rm 107, 1881 Sheridan Road,
      Evanston Campus Reception follows lecture in Harris, Rm 108 (Leopold Rm)

      Geoffrey Khan is Professor of Semitic Philology at the University of
      Cambridge. He is a world-renowned scholar of modern Assyrian and related
      dialects in the family of Semitic languages known as "Neo-Aramaic". Khan
      has conducted extensive fieldwork among native speakers in both the
      Christian and Jewish communities of northern Iraq and northwest Iran,
      succeeding in documenting many of the region's endangered dialects.
      Because knowledge of the Neo-Aramaic dialects is now being lost among
      the younger generations, many of whose communities have been displaced,
      Khan's work represents an immensely important linguistic record that
      will be of interest to all.

      Lecture is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations
      required.
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