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KU Alum in the News in Slovenia

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Grant Lundberg (Ph.D., University of Kansas; associate professor of Slavic languages ​​at Brigham Young University) was featured on August 27 on RTV Slovenia’s web portal (http://www.rtvslo.si/kultura/drugo/american-ki-preucuje-slovenska-narecja/316099).  Lundberg is a ​​specialist in Slovene dialectology. 

At KU, Lundberg studied under Prof. Marc L. Greenberg.  Drs. Greenberg and Mark Snoj co-founded the journal Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies, of which Dr. Lundberg is now a co-editor.

In the 1990s Lundberg spent two years in Slovenia researching an eastern dialect area, which was the focus of his dissertation. During those years he fell in love with Slovenia, and returns there frequently.  Today at Brigham Young University Prof. Lundberg teaches Russian, but Slovenian with its rich diversity of dialects remains his research interest.  His current project seeks to discover how ordinary Slovenes perceive their dialects in relation to the official language.



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