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Language of the Caucasus mountains in the Russian autonomous republic of Karachay-Cherkessia by the Abazins.
Is a dialect of the Persian language of Afghanistan spoken west of the Hazara, central northwest Afghanistan, eastern Iran, and Tajikistan.
Is a Visayan language spoken in Aklan province in the Philippines.
www.aboutlanguageschools.com /language/list   (1537 words)

EASTERN IRANIAN LANGUAGES, term used to refer to a group of Iranian languages most of which are or were spoken in lands to the east of the present state of Persia.
Thus Ossetic, an Eastern Iranian language, is spoken in the Caucasus, further west than many Western Iranian languages, while Baluchi (q.v.), a North-Western Iranian language, is spoken chiefly in Pakistan, in the south-eastern corner of the Iranophone area.
While Western Middle Iranian is represented by Middle Persian and Parthian, the chief Eastern Middle Iranian languages are Khotanese (with the closely related Tumshuqese), Sogdian, Chorasmian, and Bactrian, to which one may add the remnants of such languages as Sarmatian and Alanic (R. Bielmeier in Schmitt, pp.
www.iranica.com /articles/v7/v7f6/v7f659.html   (1336 words)

 IL&S: Sogdian Language & Scripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Herodotus lists Sogdiana in a list of nations subject to the Achamaenid kings, and according to other Greek sources, the limits of Sogdiana are the Oxus river in the south and the Jaxartes in the north.
This language is considered one of the most important of the eastern Iranian languages due to its significance as a vehicle of culture, literature, and commerce.
The territory of Sogdian language bordered on the area of Persian speech in the west and extending the walls of China in the east.
iranianlanguages.com /midiranian/sogdian.htm   (626 words)

 Iranian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iranian languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family with an estimated number of 150-200 million native speakers today.
Some Iranian authors use the term "Iranian languages" in a looser, non-linguistic sense, including all languages spoken by people who regard themselves as part of the Iranian nation, or by ancient peoples whose cultures Iranians today regard as part of their national heritage.
The Old Iranian languages began to break off and evolve separately as the various Iranian tribes migrated and settled in vast areas of southeastern Europe, the Iranian plateau, and Central Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iranian_languages   (1280 words)

 Iranian Languages and Literatures (CAIS)
Iranian (Aryan) languages are spoken in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Arran (republic of Azerbaijan), Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, China, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Russia and other scattered areas of the Caucasus Mountains.
Old Iranian, which is closely related to Sanskrit is known from the Avesta (the sacred book of Zoroastrians) and from Old Persian cuneiform inscriptions of the Achaemenid Emperors.
All Iranian languages currently spoken show a simplification of the earlier sound systems and a preference for the use of auxiliary verbs in place of the complex verb conjugations of the ancient Iranian languages.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Languages/iranian_languages.htm   (180 words)

 List of languages spoken in Nepal
The Khaling dialect is distinct from the Khaling language.
Distinct from the Kham of eastern Tibet as spoken by the Khampa.
Eastern hills, east of the Arun River; Koshi Zone, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, and Tehrathum districts; Mechi Zone, Taplejung, Panchthar, and Ilam.
www.infoclub.com.np /nepal/detailsoflanguages.htm   (5354 words)

Iranian languages are applied to a group of inter-related languages which only from linguistic point of view, share common characteristics, and not in terms of geographical and political borders.
Text: The term "Iran" is derived from three separate words throughout the history of the Farsi language: From the middle Farsi word `Eran'; from the ancient Farsi word `Ariya', and from the Avesta Farsi word `Airya', which itself is derived from the ancient Persian word `Arya'.
It comes from the adjective `ariya - raman' IRANIAN LANGUAGE Iranian languages are applied to a group of inter-related languages which only from linguistic point of view, share common characteristics, and not in terms of geographical and political borders.
imp.lss.wisc.edu /~aoliai/languagepage/iranianlanguages.htm   (388 words)

 Slavic and Eastern Languages Collection - Boston College
The mainstay of the department remains its many courses in Russian language and culture, followed by a fairly even balance of courses in Slavic languages and culture, Chinese language and culture, Japanese language and culture, Celtic languages and culture, the English language (especially as a second language), and linguistics.
Other European languages are bought for the program areas of Russian, Slavic studies, and linguistics.A small amount is bought in Chinese, and a small amount in Japanese and other Eastern languages.
Russia and Eastern Europe, peripheral Western Europe, and the Far East are the main geographical focal points of the department, with also some emphasis on the Near East, although a geographically broad range of languages are considered for linguistic analysis both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
www.bc.edu /libraries/resources/collections/s-slaviceastern   (1168 words)

 Languages in the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries , Reference Department, Davis Library
Many languages employ some version of the Roman alphabet which is used in English, although with occasional modified forms in order to accommodate sounds that do not appear in English.
Language dictionaries with a specific linguistic focus or on a special language topic might be cataloged somewhat differently.
There is a language lab on the lowest floor of Dey Hall, but its use is restricted to students enrolled in language classes.
www.lib.unc.edu /reference/hum/languages.html   (2488 words)

 Welcome to the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University
Avestan and Old Persian are the two languages which have been preserved from the oldest recorded period in the development of the Iranian language family.
In combination with the Old Iranian option introduces students to the earliest evidence for the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family, and to a literature which stems from the same prehistoric Indo-Iranian tradition as the early parts of the Veda.
The Old Iranian option could also be offered in conjunction with a special subject in the Comparative Philology of Greek or Latin (forming part of the Classics main subject) in order to study the linguistic evidence for another early attested branch of the Indo-European language family.
www.orinst.ox.ac.uk /nme/oldiranian_info.shtml   (1523 words)

 UCLA NELC Ph.D. Information
The choice of languages must be approved by the adviser, who may also require additional language skills in modern and/or ancient languages if such skills are needed for scholarly work in the area of the student's interest.
Students who choose a language emphasis for the Ph.D. are required to add a third Near Eastern language to the two that are required for the M.A. Students are required to achieve high competence in two of their languages and to familiarize themselves with the cultural backgrounds of each of the languages chosen.
If the archaeology emphasis in the ancient Near Eastern civilizations specialization is chosen, students are required to achieve high competence in two ancient Near Eastern languages and must be well-versed both in the history of the cultural area and in archaeological methodologies.
www.nelc.ucla.edu /PhD_Info.htm   (1017 words)

 Ramin Jahanbegloo
The Iranians in exile were joined by Iran’s most prominent dissident and champion of democracy, Akbar Ganji, who was released from Tehran’s infamous Evin prison this March — after six years of detention and lengthy hunger strikes that left him emaciated and near death.
The Iranians pointed to their diverse opinions as evidence that the opposition movement is moving toward unity — a long-elusive goal.
Iranian dissidents worry that people in the West only pay attention when their country seeks nuclear weapons or threatens war.
raminj.iranianstudies.ca   (4558 words)

 Kamat's Potpourri: The Languages of India
Kannada -- A prominent Dravidian language spoken in the province of Karnataka.
Kutchi -- A language spoken in the Kutch region of Gujarat.
Tulu -- A spoken language prominently spoken in Dakshina Kannada and Udupidistricts on the west-coast.
www.kamat.com /indica/diversity/languages.htm   (970 words)

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A general program that focuses on one or more modern foreign languages that is not specific as to the name of the language(s) studied; that is otherwise undifferentiated; or that introduces students to language studies at the basic/elementary level.
Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.
Programs may involve multiple languages and language families, not be specific as to the name of the language(s) studied, or be otherwise undifferentiated.
nces.ed.gov /pubs2002/cip2000/ciplist.asp?CIP2=16   (3527 words)

 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Altaic
You have reached the page on Altaic languages, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
updated 4-30-2002 Azeri (Ural-Altaic), formerly called Azerbaijani -- and not to be confused with Azari, an Iranian language belonging to the Indo-Hittite family of languages --, belongs to the Southwestern Turkic sub-branch of the Turkic sub-branch of the Altaic branch of the Ural-Altaic family of languages.
The language is spoken in the Chuvash Autonomous Republic.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/altaiclh.htm   (2024 words)

 Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Courses
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 391 (Topic 1) and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391 (Topic: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice) may not both be counted.
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 3) and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 395 (Topic 10: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia) may not both be counted.
Hebrew 380 (Topic 8: Language and Politics in Language Planning) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
www.utexas.edu /student/registrar/catalogs/gradcat/ch4/la/mel.crs.html   (1827 words)

 The Iranian: Letters
Now as far as the name of the language goes, Persian is one of the five Iranian languages: Avestan, Old Persian, Pahlavi, Parthian, and Eastern Iranian.
The Sassanians then made it the official language and upon the Arab conquest, it became the only survivor of the Iranian languages.
So the language in its purer form was called Parsi and only the Arabs replaced the P with an F as they did many other words and it became Farsi which is only what the Arabs called our language, and now we let the world adopt it.
www.iranian.com /Letters/2000/May/persian2.html   (312 words)

 International Education Programs Service - Title VI Centers Train Specialists, Promote Understanding, and Produce New ...
The objectives reflected in this list of contributions are summarized in the mission statement of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at University of California, Berkeley:
Building proficiency in Middle Eastern languages, primarily Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew and Persian, and at some universities other Middle Eastern languages as well, is an essential part of the NRC mission.
A different kind of program is the University of Michigan’s Language Across the Curriculum initiative, through which Arabic and Hebrew language discussion sections are attached to courses dealing with the Middle East in History, Political Science and other departments.
www.ed.gov /about/offices/list/ope/iegps/middle-east-specialists.html   (1472 words)

 Uncensored Iranian Voices - April 9, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure, where she studied literature and philosophy, and holds a masters degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
She was the first Iranian to be nominated for an Academy Award, for her 2003 role as "Nadi" in "House of Sand and Fog" opposite Ben Kingsley.
On April 9, "Uncensored Iranian Voices" and Lila Azam Zanganeh will be introduced by poet-translator Sholeh Wolpé, author of "The Scar Saloon" (Red Hen 2005), followed by readings with Shohreh Aghdashloo and Reza Aslan and a public conversation about Iranian literature.
www.levantinecenter.org /pages/uncensored_iranian_voices.html   (1180 words)

 Main page for Program in Near Eastern Studies
It is one of only six official languages at the United Nations and is regarded as a "critical language" by the United States government.
The language is also the centerpiece of Binghamton University's program in Near Eastern Studies, and an important component of the affiliated program in Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENA).
Undergraduate and graduate students studying in fields as diverse as history, business, philosophy, art history, comparative literature, political science, anthropology, Africana studies, and in many other areas of concern have all found that the courses offered by the program in Near Eastern Studies are a valuable addition to their studies.
classics.binghamton.edu /NearEast/Neareast.htm   (484 words)

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Academic Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This fellowship is intended for UT students in the MA program in Middle Eastern Studies, with preference for female students whose study focuses on the Arab world.
The award may be used for language and area study on the UT-Austin campus or in an overseas program approved by the Center.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin is now accepting applications for ONE fellowship of $1,000 to support a Masterås student whose academic work includes the study of Turkish.
menic.utexas.edu /menic/cmes/Academics/scholarships.html   (920 words)

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For each language database, the vowels are listed by vowel and context, by alphabetical order, and by the numerical order of the test words.
But mainly due to influence from Western languages via the process of translation into Chinese, forms were created for females ('she'), inanimates('it'), animals, and deities.
Subject: Immigrant worker language A colleague is interested to undertake research on the language of (Thai) immigrant workers.
www.umich.edu /~archive/linguistics/linguist.list/volume.5/no.251-300   (14871 words)

 List of 75 Languages of Iran
Below is a list of 75 language groups as reported in the book 1998 Ethnologue.
Almost all of these groups can be considered Iranian in that they are located inside of Iran and many ethnic minority people are very proud to be Iranian.
Eastern Armenian is spoken in Armenia and its Turkish and Iranian borderlands; Western Armenian is spoken elsewhere.
www.everytongue.com /iran/all-languages.htm   (2896 words)

 Research Collections: Slavic and Eastern Languages Collection
In the Slavic and Eastern Languages Department,there is an interest in music history and musicology which intersects with the Music Department.
BCAT, the online catalog, can be searched by LC classification number to get a better idea of what specific titles the Slavic and linguistics collections contain.
This list can be browsed by pressing the F8 key or typing f and pressing the Enter/Return key.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/ulib/protof/port/coll-slav.html   (973 words)

 Let Me Tell You Where I've Been — June 18, 2006
PERSIS KARIM was born in the United States to an Iranian father and a French mother.
As the 1980s wore on, she felt a longing to become more familiar with Persian language and literature as well as the politics of the Middle East.
She has also written about the Iranian cinema that was produced during the war years, in particular a ten-year long documentary project that brings into question notions of the real, and is working on a documentary about war culture in Tehran.
www.levantinecenter.org /pages/iranian_women.html   (1702 words)

 Majors & Minors-Near Eastern Studies
Near Eastern Studies encompasses the languages and civilizations of the ancient, medieval, and modern Near East.
To those not studying languages, the lecture courses offer a comprehensive body of information on past and present Near Eastern civilizations.
In Assyriology, Hittitology, Old Iranian Studies, and Egyptology: elementary courses in the language, or their equivalents.
ls-advise.berkeley.edu /majors/nestud.html   (318 words)

 Amazon.com: Veils and Words: The Emerging Voices of Iranian Women Writers (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Traditionally, Iranian women have been veiled from public view and constrained from public expression.
This, the first work devoted to the rich literature of the female writers of Iran, is itself an example of great literature from an Iranian female writer.
With poetic insight, Milani dis cusses the themes of disclosure and secrecy that have delineated the Iranian woman's universe and characterized her expression.
www.amazon.com /Veils-Words-Emerging-Iranian-Contemporary/dp/081562557X   (946 words)

 Yale Near East Collection: Selected Internet Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ethnologue: Languages of the World - describes the various languages and dialects found in each country.
Ancient Near Eastern Art - from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Arabic Cinema - includes photos, list of actors and their roles, awards, and movie posters.
www.library.yale.edu /Internet/neareastern.html   (3406 words)

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