Problems in the Description and Historical Phonology of the Slovene Dialect of Haloze. Defended 1999 (Chair: Marc L. Greenberg). Professor, Department of German and Slavic Languages, Brigham Young University. Historical Slavic linguistics, South Slavic dialectology, accentology; Russian, Croatian and Slovene. Received NSEP and Fulbright Fellowships as well as a grant from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Slovenia for dissertation work in the Republic of Slovenia 1997-98. His dissertation on the historical phonology and accentuation of the Slovene dialect of Haloze was successfully defended in August 1999 and he is currently Professor of Russian in the at Department of German and Slavic, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. In January 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Kenneth Naylor Prize, administered by Ohio State University, for an outstanding graduate student paper in South Slavic linguistics. In addition to receiving the $500 award, his paper was published in the journal Balkanistica. He has two sons and two daughters. He is assistant to the editors of the journal Slovenski jezik/Slovene Linguistic Studies. (11/2003)
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