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College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi


By Donald L. Dyer, professor of Russian and linguistics

  • “‘Indeterminedly Definite’ after All These Years: A Tribute to Naylor 1983,” Twentieth Anniversary Kenneth E. Naylor Lectures in South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics, forthcoming in 2017
  • “Making Things Specific and More Specific: Information Packaging, Determinedness and Intonation in the Bulgarian Sentence,” Southern Journal of Linguistics (Special Memorial Volume for Rebecca L. Moreton), forthcoming in 2017
  • “Bulgarian Replicated Pronouns: Another Quarter Century On,” Culturi şi Civilizaţii Est-Europene: In Memoriam Aida Todi (East European Cultures and Civilizations), Marina Cap-Bun (ed.), Constanta, Romania: Universitatea Ovidius Constanta, pp. 261-97, 2016
  • “’Hey, Teachers Leave Them Kids Alone’: What a Difference a Decade Has Made for the Bulgarians of Moldova and Their Language,” Од Чикаго и назад: Papers to Honor Victor A. Friedman on the Occasion of His Retirement (= Balkanistica 28), Donald L. Dyer, Brian D. Joseph and Christina E. Kramer (eds), pp. 107-30, 2015
  • “’Neither Hungarian, nor Romanian’: Language Use, Attitudes, Strategies, Linguistic Identity and Ethnicity in the Moldavian Csángó Villages” by Lehel Peti and Vilmos Tánczos (eds),” Balkanistica 27, pp. 163-68, 2014
  • “Remarks on Moldovan Phonology and Ethnic Speech Identity” (with Felice A. Coles), Balkanistica 26, pp. 31-46, 2013
  • “How Words Change Meaning: Observations on the Evolution of Modern Russian Lexical Semantics in Post-Soviet Moldova” (with Valentina Iepuri and Tatiana Kadyrbaeva), Съпоставително езикознание XXXV(3), pp. 101-08, 2011
  • “Romanian Studies in North America, Part 2: Romance Monographs,” Studiile Romanești în lume în 2008 (Romanian Studies around the World in 2008), Marina Cap-Bun (ed.), București: Cartea Universitară, pp. 215-19, 2008
  • “‘With Our Head and Your Hands’: A Sociolinguistic Study of Contemporary Moldova Since Its Independence from the Soviet Union,” Southern Journal of Linguistics XXXI: 1, pp. 20-37, 2007
  • Balkanistica and Romanian Studies,” Studiile Romanești în lume în 2007 (Romanian Studies around the World in 2007), Marina Cap-Bun (ed.), București: Cartea Universitară, pp. 177-81, 2007
  • “At Last, a Moldovan-Romanian Dictionary and Recurrent Linguistic Troubles in the Republic of Moldova,” The Bill Question: Contributions to the Study of Linguistics and Languages in Honor of Bill J. Darden on the Occasion of His Sixty-Sixth Birthday, Howard I. Aronson, Donald L. Dyer, Victor A. Friedman, Daniela S. Hristova and Jerrold M. Sadock (eds), Bloomington, IN: Slavica, pp. 67-86, 2006
  • “The Syntactic Spread of WHERE in Contemporary American English,” In Memory of Richard B. Klein: Essays in Contemporary Philology, Felice A. Coles (ed.), University, MS: Romance Monographs, pp. 148-57, 2005
  • “How Grammaticality Eludes: The Relationship between Nonstandard and Evolving Language,” The Vocabula Review 8(3) (March 2005), pp. 1-10
  • “Diasporic Bulgarian in a Multilingual Moldova: Valea Perjei, Taraclia and Their Departure from the Norm,” Die Welt der Slaven L(2), pp. 225-40, 2005
  • “The Bulgarians of Moldova and Their Language,” Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian Linguistics, Dee Ann Holisky and Kevin Tuite (eds), Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 48-59, 2002
  • “Moldova and the Balkans: One Sprachbund or Two?” Of All the Slavs My Favorites: Studies in South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics in Honor of Howard I. Aronson on the Occasion of His 66th Birthday, Victor A. Friedman and Donald L. Dyer (eds), Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers, pp. 117-38, 2002
  • “The Mixed Idiom: Its Linguistic Dynamics and Psychological Implications” (with Felice A. Coles and Rebecca L. Moreton), Психологические исследования: слово, текст (Studies in Psycholinguistics: Word and Text), Tver’, Russia: Tver’ State Linguistics University, pp. 100-10, 2001
  • Problemy jazyka, istorii i kul’tury bolgarskoj diaspory v Moldove i Ukraine ‘Problems of Language, History and Culture of the Bulgarian Diaspora in Moldova and Ukraine,’ and Bulgarian Studies in Moldova,” S.Z. Novakov, G.A. Gajdarzhi, P.F. Stojanov and N.N. Chervenkov, Balkanistica 14, pp. 145-52, 2001
  • “Интенсификация репликативных местоимений и воздействие грамматических категорий на местоименный материал в болгарском языке” (The Intensification of Replicated Pronouns and the Influence of Grammatical Categories on Pronominal Material in Bulgarian) (translation into Russian by Igor Smirnov), Некоторые вопросы общего и частного языкознания (Questions of General and Regional Linguistics), Pjatigorsk, Russia: Pjatigorsk State University Press, pp. 3-26, 2001
  • “The Romanian Language,” Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism, Richard Frucht (ed.), p. 696, 2000
  • “The Mixed Idiom in English: Its Linguistic Dynamics and Psychological Implications,” От слова к тексту: Материалы докладов международной конференции. Minsk, Belarus’, 13-14 nojabrja 2000g. Minsk, pp. 26-27, 2000
  • “Some Influences of Russian on the Romanian of Moldova during the Soviet Period,” Slavic and East European Journal 43(1), pp. 85-98, 1999
  • “What Price Languages in Contact?: The Influence of Russian on the Syntax of the Moldovan Dialect of Romanian,” Nationalities Papers 26(1), pp. 73-86, 1998
  • “Marked Word Orders in the Bulgarian Sentence and Their Functional Classifications,” Нека му е вечна славата: Studies Dedicated to the Memory of Zbigniew Gołab [19 March 1923-24 March 1994] (= Balkanistica 10), pp. 108-25, 1997
  • “The Russian Language,” Palaces of St. Petersburg, Russian Imperial Style (Teachers’ Guide), pp. 28-29, 1996
  • “The Making of the Moldavian Language,” Studies in Moldovan: The History, Culture, Language and Contemporary Politics of the People of Moldova, Donald L. Dyer (ed.), pp. 89-109, 1996
  • “On Reading, Teaching Reading and Affective Semantics” (with Elena Doshlygina), Journal of Accelerated Language Learning 21(3-4), pp. 23-58, 1996
  • “Moldavian Linguistic Realities,” Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR: Papers from the Fourth Conference, Howard I. Aronson (ed.), pp. 234-53, 1994
  • “Russian,” Languages of the World for Business, Sam Slick (ed.), pp. 100-10, 1995
  • “Determinedness and the Pragmatics of Bulgarian Sentence Structure,” Slavic and East European Journal 37(3), pp. 273-92, 1994
  • “Russian and Romanian Intertwined: The Legacy That Is Moldavian,” Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR: Linguistic Studies II, Howard I. Aronson (ed.), pp. 65-77, 1994
  • “Moldavian, Part II: Korlètjanu’s Gambit,” Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR: Linguistic Studies, Howard I. Aronson (ed.), pp. 93-105, 1989
  • “The Interplay of Subjunctive and Infinitive Complements in Romanian,” Da, Ná, Sa, Të, Te: Constructions with Subordinating Complementizers in the Balkans (= Folia Slavica 7[3]), pp. 362-80, 1985