NELC offers Elementary Azeri starting in Fall 2004.
Published: Friday, October 01, 2004
Visiting Professor Dr. Kurtulus Oztopcu is teaching a course in Elementary Azeri in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures this Fall. The course meets Monday through Friday at 2:00 in the afternoon. Interested students are invited to enroll in Turkic 115A.
Dr. Oztopcu received his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA, writing his dissertation on Munyatul-Ghuzat: A 14th-century Mamluk-Kipchak Military Treatise. He is the author of a traveler's mini-course on Colloquial Azerbaijani (1994), and the co-author of a Dictionary of the Turkic Languages (1996) which includes Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Uighur and Uzbek. His most recent work, Elementary Azerbaijani (2000), is complemented by audio CDs.
For more information on this course, see the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures webpage.