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In this episode we meet Ben Priest, who is a PhD candidate at Indiana University working on his dissertation on Kurdish Nationalism and Islam. Ben is also the Sorani instructor at IU’s Summer Language Workshop, making him the perfect person to give us a language lesson on Sorani Kurdish!

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Every year, students from around the country come to Indiana University to learn languages many of us have never heard of. Now why would they do that?

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Every summer, students from around the country come to Indiana University to settle in to learn languages many of us have never heard of. Now why would they do that?
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