Public Lecture: Modern Socio-linguistic and Ethno-linguistic Challenges: A Case Study of Tajikistan

Date: 18 July 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |

18 July 2017, 13:00

Nazri Ofaridaev
Tajik Language Department
Khorog State University

It is assumed that globalisation in the modern world is limited to the economy, politics and culture. However, globalisation also relates to languages. Currently, several languages dominate international literature, narrowing the terminological functioning of national languages. The status of languages is defined in the global, regional, official, national or local context. It relates to the functioning of a language in the global, politico-territorial and local space. This, as well as other dimensions, will be discussed in this lecture.

The ethno-cultural content of languages is closely connected with the "code of a nation". Language reflects people’s national psychology and picture of the world. Different dimensions of ethno-linguistics study people’s cultural tradition and its reflection in the linguistic world. Linguistic anthropology determines cognitive and commutative functions of a language spoken by people.

Professor Nazri Ofaridaev is a prominent scientist and educator in the field of linguistics. In 1985, he successfully defended his candidature and in 2001 - his doctoral thesis on “The Tajik Language". In 2002, he became Professor of the Tajik language Department at Khorog State University. Ofaridaev is a linguist-onomatologist, specialising in onomastics of Iranian languages. He has authored three monographs on historical toponymy and oikonymy of Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region.

Professor Ofaridaev has written over 100 scientific and popular-scientific works on various topics including onomastics, history of Iranian languages, Tajik and Pamir socio-linguistics and ethno-linguistics. His scientific and pedagogical works are widely known outside Tajikistan.  
Munira Tavakalova
Head of the Department of Philosophy and Political Sciences
Khorog State University

The lecture will be delivered in Russian.

University of Central Asia
School of Professional and Continuing Education, Khorog
126 Lenin Street
Khorog, Tajikistan

Please confirm your participation  with your name and affiliation by sending an e-mail to the following recipients:, Gulbahor Rakamova.

* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees. 

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