School of African and Oriental Studies

February 28, 2008

Irina Nikolaeva of the endangered languages academic programme in the department of linguistics has been awarded the 2008 Humanity Award by the Wings WorldQuest organization. Dr Nikolaeva’s work has focused most notably on the ­Kolyma Yukaghir dialect, which is spoken by about 40 people in North-East Siberia, as well as Uralic, Altaic, and Paleosiberian languages.

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