Saturday September 12, 2020 2 – 4 pm
This is an entirely virtual program
Dr. Chyet is a renowned expert on Kurmanji, the main dialect of Kurdish. He will talk about the Kurdish language in the context of the Middle East and how he came to create a textbook and dictionary.
Dr. Michael L. Chyet is a Senior Cataloguer of Persian, Arabic, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Syriac and Turkish languages at the Library of Congress. Formerly, he was senior editor of the Kurdish Service of the Voice of America and professor of Kurdish at the University of Paris and at the Washington Kurdish Institute.
He has written a Kurdish-English dictionary. He is a skillful linguist who is fluent in several Middle Eastern languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and at least two dialects of Kurdish, both Sorani and Kurmanji, in addition to several other European languages.
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