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Out in the Field with the Remaining Speakers of Neo-Aramaic in Northern Iraq

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  • UserDr Paul Noorlander (University of Cambridge), Dorota Molin (University of Cambridge)
  • ClockTuesday 28 May 2019, 17:30-18:30
  • HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

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The Neo-Aramaic-speaking communities in Northern Iraq are finding themselves in a difficult socio-economic position, and prospects for the reconstruction of their communities in the post-ISIS context are bleak, leading many to seek emigration. How do these speech communities construct their identity and perceive their language in such situation? What are the future prospects for Neo-Aramaic in Iraq and the diaspora? And what is linguistically unique about Neo-Aramaic in general? The talk will address these issues, drawing from the fieldtrip in Northern Iraq in which the speakers participated, and which took place this March.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group series.

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