Sound recordings, including language instruction tapes, folktales, and recited poetry, in various Caucasian languages (especially
Georgian and Abkhaz), collected by B. George Hewitt, University of London Professor Emeritus of Caucasian Languages.
Born in Doncaster, England, in 1949, B. [Brian] George Hewitt began his university education at St. John's College, Cambridge,
earning his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1982. Hewitt would go on to lecture at the University of London, becoming Professor
of Caucasian Languages at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies in 1996. Focusing on the linguistics of the Georgian and
Abkhaz tongues, as well as the history of Georgian-Abkhazian relations, Hewitt has authored many articles and books, including
Georgian and Abkhaz grammars, readers, and language studies, and works on the Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-South Ossetian
conflicts. A Fellow of the British Academy, Hewitt is both an honorary member of the Abkhazian Academy of Sciences and the
International Cherkness Association. Hewitt was appointed Honorary Consul for Abkhazia to the United Kingdom in 1993.
1.15 linear feet
(17 open reel tapes, 8 audiocassettes, 2 compact discs)
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The collection is open for research.