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Victor A. Friedman F'12, G'07, F'00, F'85

Victor A. Friedman

Andrew W. Mellon Professor
Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
last updated: 08/17/13

ACLS Fellowship Program 2012
Professor
Department: Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
Balkan Languages and Identities: Macedonia as Macrocosm, Mesocosm, and Microcosm

This project yields new knowledge in Balkan linguistics; contributes to interdisciplinary conversations on language contact and identity issues in the humanities and social sciences by filling a gap in the existing literature; and brings the results to speakers of the languages as well as to academic and policy communities. The main research is on language and identity in the Balkans, with a focus on Macedonia as macrocosm, Skopje as microcosm, and the towns of the western periphery as mesocosm linking the two. Dissemination will also be achieved by academic and popular lectures and articles. The work builds on previous research with the crucial addition of the significance of peripheral towns in the linguistic shaping of the metropole.

East European Studies Program Conference Grants 2007
Professor
Department: Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
Conference "Critical Spaces of Hope: Locating Postsocialism and the Future in post-Yugoslav Anthropology"

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in East European Studies 2000
Professor
University of Chicago
The Balkan languages: contact, convergence and individuation

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in East European Studies 1985
Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
A comparative grammar of Balkan verbal categories