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College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi


By Donald L. Dyer, professor of Russian and linguistics

  • Review of The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, Steven Pinker, Southern Journal of Linguistics XXXIX(2), pp. 86-96, 2015
  • Review of The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, John McWhorter, American Speech 90(4), 389-93, 2015
  • Review of What Language Is (and What It Isn’t and What It Could Be), John McWhorter, Southern Journal of Linguistics 39(1), pp. 41-45, 2015
  • Review of What Is Morphology, Mark Aronoff and Kirsten Fudeman, Southern Journal of Linguistics 35(1), pp. 111-114, 2011
  • Review of The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, Steven Pinker, American Speech 84(1), pp. 108-11, 2009
  • Review (with Valentina B. Iepuri) of The Language of the Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and Identity in an ex-Soviet Replublic, Matthew H. Ciscel, Balkanistica 22, pp. 238-41, 2009
  • Review of Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Disintegration, Robert D. Greenberg, Anthropological Linguistics 49(3-4), pp. 438-39, 2007
  • Review of Surviving Linguistics: A Guide for Graduate Students, Monica Macaulay, Southern Journal of Linguistics 31(2), pp. 57-61, 2007
  • Foreword to Marius Sala’s From Latin to Romanian: The Historical Development of Romanian in a Comparative Romance Context, Romance Monographs, pp. vii-viii, 2005
  • Review of Degrees of Explicitness, John Leafgren, Language 80(2), pp. 350-51, March 2004
  • Review (with Valentina B. Iepuri) of Descriptive Romanian Grammar, Laura Daniliuc and Radu Daniliuc, Balkanistica 16, pp. 234-37, 2003
  • Review of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Moldova, Andrei Brezianu, Canadian Slavonic Papers XLIII(2-3), pp. 331-33, 2001
  • Foreword to Emil Vrabie’s English-Aromanian Dictionary, Romance Monographs, pp. 5-6, 2000
  • English Editor of Two-Way English-Russian Course for Beginners (Универсальный русско-английский курс для начинающих), Tallinn, 1992
  • “Russian-by-Satellite Programs: A Comment and Review of Programs,” Mississippi Foreign Language Association Crusader, Fall 1991