Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the U. of Kansas, specializing in
Slavic historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. Have spent more than a
decade as a department chair and a short stint as associate dean. I have strong interests
in academic program development, mentoring, and open access issues. I have co-founded and
co-edited two open access journals in Slavic linguistics, Slovenski jezik / Slovene
Linguistic Studies, and Slavia Centralis, each contributing to niches in an attempt to
enrich the ecosystem of scholarly communication in my field. 

Slavic linguistics

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O jeziku slovanskih prebivalcev med Donavo in Jadranom v srednjem veku (pogled jezikoslovcev) / On the Language of the Medieval Slavic Population in the Area between the Danube and the Adriatic (from a Linguistic Perspective) (with Marko Snoj), Zgodovinski časopis / Historical Review (2012)

The essay responds to historians and archaeologists using linguistic data to enrich or justify their...

 

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A Balkanism in Central Europe? Realis vs. Irrealis in Subordinate Clauses in Prekmurje, Dialektologie a geolingvistika v současné stŕední Evropě (2011)

The paper examines the distinction between realis- and irrealis-marking complementizers (ka vs. da in the...

 

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Problema comunicării ştiinţifice: de ce este necesar accesul liber (Open Access)? O perspectivă transatlantică, Vatra. Serie nouă (2011)

This article was written to raise awareness among researchers in the Open Access movement and...

 

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The Illyrian Movement: A Croatian Vision of South Slavic Unity, Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity: The Success-Failure Continuum in Language Identity Efforts, vol. 2 (2011)

The article appears in a handbook that demonstrates the interconnection between language and ethnic identity,...

 

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Nova opisna slovnica ziljščine, Slavistična revija (2010)

A review essay on Tijmen Pronk (2009) The Slovene Dialect of Egg and Potschach in...

 

Open Access

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Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars (with A. Townsend Peterson and Ada Emmett), Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (2013)
 

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The Scholarly Communication Problem: Why Open Access is Necessary – A Transatlantic Perspective – (with Ada Emmett), Hall Center Communiqué (2011)

This article was written to raise awareness among researchers in the Open Access movement and...

 

Faculty Open Access Policies: Public Missions, Public Research, Public Good (with Laura Ada Emmett and Diane J. Graves), American Association of University Professors Annual Meeting (2010)
 

Language planning

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“The American Model”: English Only or Engagement with a Multi-Polar World?, Uporabno jezikoslovje (2011)

The paper discusses language policy in the US and the lack of it. Traditional neglect...