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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Headshot of Dr. Shuan Osman Karim a  thirty-eight year old Kurdish man with a fair complexion, a salt and pepper beard, and translucent rainbow colored acrylic glasses.

I am a Postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge University with a Ph.D. in linguistics at Ohio State University. My research interests are historical/diachronic linguistics, morphology, and language documentation. My research focuses primarily on the diachronic study of the Iranian languages, focusing on those languages spoken in the Kurdish region. Additionally, I am interested in synchronic topics, including inferential-realizational morphology, categorial grammars (syntax), and language documentation. My innate love of language has brought me to study and work with many languages outside my Iranian focus, including Sanskrit, Japanese, Spanish, Akkadian, Syriac, Old Church Slavonic, and more.

Research interests: 

Historical linguistics, Indo-European, Morphology, Phonology, Morphosyntax, Kurdish, Gorani, Zazaki