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An Invitation to a Seminar and a Forum: Assyrians, Hellenics and Armenians invited

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 04:06 PM CT

The Armenian Language in the Diaspora:

  • What is the future of Armenian in the Diaspora?
  • What can be done to slow and reverse assimilation?
  • What is gained or lost in learning (or not learning) Armenian?
  • Ambient language: impact of surroundings (short video presentation)
  • Armenian language electronic sources for the home environment
  • The role of parents in facilitating the acquisition of Armenian in young children
  • Supplemental written material from world-renowned linguists

Featuring a cross section of Armenians of various backgrounds:

Michael M. Kazanjian
college lecturer in philosophy, author, educator, and the main speaker; born in the USA.

Arpy Killian
accomplished educator, Honorary Principal of Taniel Varoujan Armenian Saturday school.

Hrag Arakelian
influential member of Chicago's “Ararat” Chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation.

Krikor Muradian
graduate of the A.G.B.U Sisag Varjabedian Armenian School of Chicago; born in the USA.

Open microphone... for the acquisition and broadcast of YOUR ideas On Sunday, January 31st, 2010, at 1:00 pm starting approximately 30 minutes after the Holy Badarak.

Armenian Community Center
Shahnazarian Hall
1701 N. Greenwood Road
Glenview, IL 60025 USA

Admission is free. Please bring your children. Obtain free educational material. Refreshments will be provided.

Asovlis or “Asoulis” in Armenian translates approximately to a “talk and Q. & A.” period.

The seminar portion includes but is not limited to analysis of scholarly linguistic works concerning:

  • the Armenian language in Vienna, Austria, ( from a paper by linguist Dr. Jasmine Dum-Tragut, PhD ) and
  • the fate of the Armenian language in the United States of America (from a paper by Dr. Bert Vaux, PhD, world-renowned linguist now at Cambridge). He will lecture again for Hamazkayin-Chicago this September.

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