Talk by: Zana Muhammad, University of Suleimani, Kurdistan-Iraq
as part of the Fall 2011 MENAS colloquium series
Thursday, September 1st, 3-4pm in Marshall 490
This presentation is an introduction both to Kurdish language and its writing systems. It includes a brief account of its history, its position in the language families, the Kurdish people in the four countries of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria alongside their writing system(s), the dialects of Kurdish, and the debate on the Arabic or Latin alphabet.
The presentation ends with possible recommendations for a unified, appropriate alphabet for Kurdish in the four parts of Kurdistan, along with a list of reading.