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FYI: Kartvelian (South Caucasian) Linguistics Network


Author: Nino Amiridze

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Kartvelian (South Caucasian) Linguistics -- a network for scholars of the
Kartvelian (South Caucasian) languages

http://kartvelianlinguistics.ning.com/

We are happy to announce a network for scholars of the Kartvelian (South
Caucasian) languages at:
http://kartvelianlinguistics.ning.com/

Please join the network and invite other interested people.

Within this network members are welcome to

* organize their own web pages and put a CV, a list of publications,
research interests as well as links to their personal web pages;
* announce events of linguistic interest;
* create and organize discussion groups for sharing data and information;
* share linguistic questions and knowledge in the forum;
* upload photos and/or videos;
* create blogs;
* read news feeds;
* chat.

The themes of the network are not restricted to Kartvelian (South
Caucasian) languages and their comparative grammar. Specialists of other
languages that are or have been in contact with any language of the
Kartvelian (South Caucasian) family are also welcome to join.

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