Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has paid homage to renowned French linguist and Iranologist Gilbert Lazard, who died on September 6, 2018, at the age of 98.
In a message on Saturday, Bahram Qassemi expressed condolences to Lazard’s fans, students and all those interested in his works, and wished eternal peace for the honorary member of the Persian Language and Literature Academy of Iran.
Lazard had spent his precious life conducting research on the Persian language and culture and introducing parts of the rich Iranian culture to the French general public and elite, Qassemi added.
Lazard’s works include the study of various Iranian languages, translations of classical Persian poetry, and research on linguistic typology, notably on morphosyntactic alignment.
He also studied the Tahitian language.