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Armenian Language Workshop

Armenian Language Workshop

The UCLA Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies and the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures present a workshop on the origin, identity, and current issues of the Armenian language. This event is co-sponsored by the Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA.

Friday, June 3, 2022 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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The event will take place at the Main Conference Room of the Charles E. Young Research Library.

Join the event virtually, via the Zoom meeting platform through the following link:
Meeting ID: 976 6989 9947
Passcode: Armenian

The working language of the workshop will be Armenian (Eastern and Western). 

Friday, June 3

10:00 Opening Remarks
10:10 Shushan Karapetian: “Performing Masculinity: Domain Resilience of Armenian”
11:10 Sarkis Tricha: “Swearing in Armenian: Structures, Attitudes, and Ideologies”
11:40 Coffee Break
11:55 Hrach Martirosyan: “Armenian Old and New: General Description, Origin, Development, Identity, Linguistic Conditions, Styles, and Current Issues”
12:55 Tereza Hovhannisyan: “Some Characteristics of Eastern Armenian Usage in California (Los Angeles)”
1:35 Lunch
2:45 Hagop Gulludjian: “Reflections on the Contemporary State of Revitalizing Armenian and Potential for Future Development”
3:45 Roza Jaghatspanyan: “The Linguistic Categorization of Pain and the Semantics of Pain-Related Verbs in Armenian and English” 


Saturday, June 4

11:00 Lilit Ghazaryan: “Language and Respect: Linguistic Canons and Forms of Address in Kindergartens in Yerevan” (via zoom) 
11:40 Peter Cowe: “Arabic in Armenian”
12:40 Alexia Hatun: “Finding a way to find the words, together': Reflections on My Language-Learning Journey (կամ՝ Creative Literacy and the «Նորախօս»"
1:20 Lunch
2:30 Hossep Dolatian: “The Grammar of Persarmenian Dialects”
3:10 Hrach Martirosyan: “Erogenous Zones in Armenian, Ancient Legacy, Taboos, Euphemisms, and Mythology”
4:10 Roundtable Discussion