Dr. Edward Y. Odisho
Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 07:07 AM UT
Edward Y. Odisho was born in Kirkuk, Iraq in 1938. He received his B.A. Honors in English language in 1960 and taught English for eleven years in Iraq after which he went to England to further his education in Phonetic Sciences. He received his M. Phil. in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1976 from Leeds University. He returned to Baghdad and served as professor of Linguistics at the Mustansiriyah University until political turmoil under Saddam Hussein's regime led to his escape from Iraq in 1980. He settled in the U.S.A. and taught at Loyola University Chicago for 20 years and concurrently at the Northeastern Illinois University until his retirement in 2008. He has published 8 books — six of which are cataloged by the U.S. Library of Congress — and numerous papers and articles in international journals. This book is his 9th and is meant to encourage the learners and teachers of Assyrian (Aramaic) to pursue a modern linguistic approach.