Indiana University Bloomington
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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS) Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL)

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Niko Kontovas


Advisor: Christopher Beckwith

Education History
2012 - MA, Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University
2003 - BA cum laude 2003, Linguistics, University of Chicago

2012 IAUNRC Persian FLAS
2011 Fulbright Student Research Fellowship, Institute of International Education
2011 Middle Eastern Studies Dari FLAS
2010 Center for Global Change Dari FLAS, 2010 Turkish Critical Language Scholarship, 2009 IAUNRC Uyghur FLAS, 2008 Turkish Critical Language Scholarship, 2007 Social Science Research Council Fellowship, 2006 CIEE Scholarship for Advanced Chinese Language, 2006 David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship, 2006 University of Chicago Foreign Language Acquisition Grant for Chinese

English (native)
French (heritage speaker)
Turkish (advanced)
Uyghur (advanced)
Mandarin (advanced)
Persian (intermediate)
Modern Greek (intermediate)
Kurmanji Kurdish (elementary)
Balkan Romani (elementary)

Research Interests: Urban Immigration and Sociolinguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Contact and Change; Language Ideology; Minority Language Issues; Slang in Medieval and Modern Central Asia/former Ottoman Empire