Murad Suleymanov (Canadian) earned a three-year doctoral contract at EPHE in 2015 to write a thesis dedicated to the documentation and grammatical description of the Shirvan dialect of Tat.
A native speaker of Azeri, Russian and English, M. Suleymanov will devote his full-time in the second and third years of his doctoral contract (2016-2018) to editing and translating into English an original Muslim Tat corpus (Shirvan dialect) and to producing chapters of his thesis reflecting a detailed study of morphology and verbal categories.