Our guest today is Zia Khoshsirat. Zia is a doctoral student at UCLA, studying Linguistic Anthropology. His research interests include language ideologies, historical-sociolinguisitcs, and language documentation and revitalization, and his primary language of focus is Gilaki, an Iranian language originating from the Gilan province of Iran.
On the Silk Road with CeLCAR is an educational podcast brought to you by the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University. Each month, we bring guests from different parts of Central Asia to talk about the people, the cultures, and of course the languages of their countries! This podcast is perfect for the Central Asian enthusiasts out there, linguaphiles, and all of those who just generally have a thirst for knowledge and a curiosity about other cultures. We hope you will follow along with us as we journey through this exquisitely colorful area of the world, so rich in history and ancient cultures!