2019 Language Acquisition: 2019 recipient of the Best Paper Award of the journal Language Acquisition, for papers published in 2018, with the paper ‘Universal Grammar and Second Language Phonology: Full Transfer/Prevalent Access in the L2 Acquisition of Turkish “stress” by English and French Speakers’ – paper will be highlighted on the Language Acquisition website, in addition to monetary award and availability for free
In this episode, we welcome Froozan Amir, an Afghan woman who came to the United States as a political refugee after the Soviet-Afghan war. Froozan tells us about her experience of being an ESL student in the US as well as her experience of being a mother to young Afghan American children being raised in the United States. To learn more about other Persian dialects, go back and listen to Episodes 7, 9 and 14, on Dari, Tajiki, and Farsi, respectively.
In this episode, we welcome Azadeh Aghighi, a native Persian (Farsi) speaker from Tehran, Iran who teaches Arabic at Indiana University and is working on her Ph.D. in Islamic Theology at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Azadeh will discuss with us Farsi, the Persian language spoken natively by more than 110 million people in both Central Asia and the Middle East.
After a brief pause in recording over summer break, we’re back! In this episode, we meet Malik Hodjaev, a Senior Lecturer of Uzbek in the Department of Central Asian Studies at Indiana University. Malik-aka tells us all about this Turkic language spoken by over 27 million native speakers! (Second only to Turkish as the most widely spoken Turkic language in the world.)