Talant Mawkanuli

Near Eastern Languages and Civilization



Research Interests: Turkic languages and sociolinguistics, Language Pedagogy, Ethnic Identity and Ethnolinguistic Vitality, Language Documentation and Endangered Languages in Central and Inner Asia, Anthropology of Islam and Muslims in China

Recent courses: Turkic languages (all three levels of Kazak and Uygur, and Advanced Uzbek), Chagatay, Islam and Muslims in China, The Middle East and Central Asia, Peoples and Cultures of Central and Inner Asia, Introduction to Shamanism, Special Studies in Turkic Languages

Foreign language competence: Azeri, Bashkir, Chagatay, Chinese, Karachay, Kazak, Kirghiz, Noghay, Russian, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Uyghur, Uzbek