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TWESCO has awarded outstanding Turkologists in Almaty

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Today, in the city of Almaty the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) has awarded special Golden medals to famous academicians who have made a considerable contribution to the Turkology, Abduali Kaidar, Rabiga Syzdyk and Shora Sarybai.

The award ceremony was held within the framework of the round table on the “Spiritual Modernization: Knowledge left by outstanding figures” with the purpose of the analysis of common values of the Turkic world.


The Head of the Academy Darkhan Kydyrali highlighted the merits of the winners, who contributed a lot not only to the science of Kazakhstan, but also to the whole Turkic society. The event was attended by well-known statesmen and public figures, scholars, intellectuals and journalists.

TWESCO Award is appointed to academicians for the “Invaluable contribution to the development of Turkology”.

Academician Abduali Kaidar Tuganbaiuly was born in Almaty region in 1924. Veteran of the Great Patriotic War. For half a century he was studying problems of Kazakh and Uighur languages, as well as general and comparative Turkology. His contribution to the Turkic studies, especially to the Kazakh linguistics and Uigurian studies, is reflected in more than 400 scientific studies (in total 600) such as the individual monographs, textbooks, dictionaries, collections, articles. He is the winner of many state and international awards.


Academician Rabiga Syzdyk Satygalikyzy was born in the Aktobe region in 1924. In 1972 she defended doctoral dissertation on the theme of "Abay's works language". Her research works are devoted to the history of the Kazakh literary language, poetic language of Abay, poetics of the Kazakh language, language of poets of 15-19th centuries, history and lexico-grammatical structure of language of written monuments, textology, historical lexis, linguostilistics, culture of language. She is a winner of different state and international awards.


Academician Shora Sarybai Shamgaliuly was born in the capital of Uzbekistan, the city of Tashkent, in 1925. His research works are devoted to the issues of dialectology, morphology, lexicology, lexicography, bibliography, history of language, translation, Altai studies. He has published more than 250 scientific articles, textbooks and monographs. His monograph on "Kazakh regional lexicography" (1976) is the first scientific work in Turkology devoted to the theory of regional lexicography. In 1989, he published the "Turkic Literature Bibliography". He is a member of the Harvard corporation in the United States. He is a winner of many state and international awards.



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