Shuan Karim

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Shuan Karim

Doctoral Student

200 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Historical Linguistics
  • Iranian Languages
  • Indo-European Linguistics


  • B.A. Linguistics with Highest Honors and Japanese Language and Culture, The University of Texas at Austin

I am a Kurdish-American historical linguist interested in the pre-history of the Iranian languages and the contact zone between Semitic and Iranian in the Kurdistan Region. The study of languages is a major component of my research which has so far included the study of Sanskrit, Avestan, Old Persian, Middle Persian, Parthian, Kurdish, Kurmanci, Syriac, Akkadian and counting.

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