We are happy to announce a talk by Narjes Eskandarnia (GU Frankfurt) in the Semantics Colloquium.

Please note that the talk will place on campus in IG 4.301.

Title: Georgian and Persian linguistic contact in Fereidounshahr (Isfahan, Iran)

Date: October 28

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct


A variety of Georgian language—which is of Caucasian language family—is widely spoken in the city of Fereidounshahr in the Isfahan Province, Iran. Due to many centuries of close contact between the Georgian and Persian languages, the Georgian language spoken in the area has undergone some considerable changes. In this regard, the current fieldwork aims to deal with and describe the linguistic changes. The data were collected through the field research method by applying Iran’s Academy Questionnaire to the norm speakers of Fereidounshahr. The findings demonstrate that the Georgian language of Fereidounshahr is widely influenced by the Persian language at different linguistic fields such as phonology, morphology and semantics.