Osman Kuyumcu (Turkish and French), Doctoral student at EPHE since 2016, is a native speaker of Laz and Turkish. He will, during the period of the project, write the parts of his thesis dedicated to documenting the westernmost dialect of Laz, its verbal lexicon, and TAME categories. He will also provide expertise on Turkish language and produce a contribution on imperfective modalities in Laz.