Milad Abedi

Milad Abedi, M.A.

Researcher SNSF Project

PhD Candidate in Comparative Linguistics

Room number: RAA H-07

milad.abedi@aoi.uzh.ch

Education

2020–Present

 

PhD candidate in comparative linguistics, University of Zurich

Provisional thesis title: “The cultural history of Sino-Iranian lexical contacts”, Supervisors: Prof. Paul Widmer, Prof. Wolfgang Behr, Prof. Wouter Henkelman (EPHE) and Prof. Agnes Korn (INALCO)

2015–2019

 

MA in ancient languages and cultures of Iran, Allameh Tabataba'i University (ATU), Tehran

Thesis title:“Language contact between Elamites and Persians based on the inscriptions of Naqsh-e Rostam” (with distinction)

Supervisors: Prof. Henkelman (EPHE) Prof. Monshizadeh (ATU) and Prof. Changizi (ATU)

Academic Experiences

2020–Present

 

SNSF project “Sino-Indo-Iranica rediviva – Early Eurasian migratory terms in Chinese and their cultural implications”. Here I am responsible for investigating possible Iranian backgrounds of loan words in Chinese.

2019–Present

 

Editor of “PAHLAVICA”, an online glossary for Zoroastrian Middle Persian from PIE to New Persian www.pahlavica.org

2019–June

 

Visiting scholar at Freie Universität Berlin

2016–2018

 

President of the ATU Student Association for Linguistics

Research Interests

Sino-Iranian lexical contact, Historical grammar of Persian, Middle Iranian languages, Old Persian, Classical Persian literature and poetry, Elamite-Iranian language contact

Presentations

“Secondary kinship terms: an investigation from Indo-European to New Iranian languages and dialects” (joint presentation), fourth International Conference of Languages and Dialects of Iran, Tehran, February 2019.

“Later phase of language contact between Old Persian and Achaemenid Elamite”, International Colloquium on Loanwords and Substrata in Indo-European languages, University of Limoges, June 2018.

“Introduction to the Old Persian language and its epigraphy”, seventh Iranian Summer School for Linguistics, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, September 2017.

Publications

“On the later phase of Elamite-Iranian language contact”, in Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Loanwords and Substrata in Indo-European languages, to be published in 2020.

“Secondary kinship terms: an investigation from Indo-European to New Iranian languages and dialects” (joint publication), in Proceedings of the fourth International Conference of Languages and Dialects of Iran, to be published in 2020.

“A grammar of Old Persian: review of Changizi's book”, in Gozare, 4: 122-129.

Teaching Activities

  • Old Persian
  • Middle Persian
  • Classical Persian
  • New Persian
  • Historical grammar of Persian