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Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies

Founded by Drs. Marko Snoj and Marc L. Greenberg, working under the auspices of the Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU / Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language SRC SASA and Hall Center for the Humanities / Center za humanistiko družine Hall, University of Kansas, respectively, Slovenski jezik - Slovene Linguistic Studies was jointly published by these two institutions until 2011. The publication has since 2011 been edited by Drs. Kozma Ahačič (ISJFR ZRC SAZU) and Grant H. Lundberg (Brigham Young University) and the open-access edition is now located at BYU, while the searched digital versions of the articles remain curated in the KU ScholarWorks digital repository. SJ/SLS became one of the first open-access journals in Slavic studies, having become fully open and free to both authors and readers ("platinum OA") in 2005.

Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistics Studies

In Memoriam

Reed Rankin ✝ 12/29/2019

The faculty and students in the Department Slavic Languages and Literatures are deeply saddened that one our undergraduate majors, Reed Rankin, passed away last week (12/29) in Fredonia, Kansas. Reed was a beloved student in the department and is fondly remembered by his peers and professors. He began studying Russian as a Freshman and stayed with a challenging but rewarding language for three and a half years, tackling introductory, intermediate, advanced levels, and even continuing his studies into his senior year with Russian for the Professions. We know that he was planning further study in Moscow in the next academic year, prior to matriculation at KU School of Law.

A thoughtful student, Reed often contributed insight and posed challenging questions in class. ​​ Reed’s dedication to the study of Russian language, culture, and history was tremendous and fueled by infectious curiosity. He showed great acumen in translating from Russian into English, always finding English-language equivalents for Russian cultural concepts through skillful use of one-liners from American films. We also treasured his ability to speak in fluid Russian about rural, farm life in Kansas, and the effects that natural phenomena, like floods, on a farming community. He was a pleasure to know and teach, and will be remembered for his kind and polite demeanor. Our thoughts are with Reed’s family at this time


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