Stony Brook Linguistics: grant awarded for research on endangered Iranian languages

Stony Brook Linguistics has been awarded a grant in the amount of $210K to create the Élahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Fellowship in Endangered Iranian Languages. With support from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, the fellowship will help establish and support research on endangered Iranian languages at Stony Brook University. The fellowship will bring a young scholar specializing in endangered Iranian Languages to Stony Brook University for a 3-year period to study with our faculty, to learn and employ the most up-to-date data gathering and data-base creation techniques to the study of these languages, and ultimately to produce a grammar of the language.

The language of study will be from the Caspian region (Gilaki, Mazanderani, Taylshi). 

Lead faculty on the project include Richard Larson (PI), Mark Aronoff, Michael Becker, Jose Elias-Ulloa and Robert Hoberman.