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Keith Langston

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Professor of Slavic Studies and Linguistics
Head, Linguistics Department

Keith Langston is Professor of Slavic Studies and Linguistics. He received his Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from Yale University, where he also taught for three years as a lecturer. Since 1995 he has been a member of the faculty of Germanic & Slavic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Georgia. His research interests include Slavic prosody and the phonology/morphology interface; historical Slavic linguistics and accentology; and sociolinguistics, with a focus on questions of language and identity in the former Yugoslavia. 

Research Interests:

Slavic prosody and the phonology/morphology interface; historical Slavic linguistics and accentology; and sociolinguistics, with a focus on questions of language and identity and language contact in the former Yugoslavia.

Ph.D., Slavic Linguistics, Yale University
M.A., Slavic Linguistics, Yale University
B.Mus., Piano Performance, University of Alabama

Langston, Keith and Petar Vuković. 2020. “Croatian”. In Lenore Grenoble, Pia Lane, and Unn Røyneland (eds.), Linguistic Minorities in Europe Online. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lme.11420181.

Langston, Keith. 2020. “Čakavian.” In Greenberg, Marc L. et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online. Leiden–Boston: Brill. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032011.

Langston, Keith. 2018. Evaluating the Effects of Language Planning Efforts in Croatia: Evidence from Corpus Data. In Stephen M. Dickey and Mark Richard Lauersdorf (eds.), V zeleni drželi zeleni breg: Studies in Honor of Marc L. Greenberg. Columbus, OH: Slavica, 157-198.

Langston, Keith. 2018. Prescriptive Accentual Norms vs. Usage in Croatian: An Acoustic Study of Standard Pronunciation. Journal of Slavic Linguistics26(2), 245-305.

Langston, Keith. 2018. The Documentation of Slavic. In Jared Klein, Brian Joseph, Matthias Fritz, and Mark Wenthe (eds.), Handbook of Comparative and Historical Indo-European Linguistics, Vol 3. (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 41/3.) Berlin-New York: De Gruyter Mouton, 1397-1413.

Langston, Keith. 2018. The Morphology of Slavic. In Jared Klein, Brian Joseph, Matthias Fritz, and Mark Wenthe (eds.), Handbook of Comparative and Historical Indo-European Linguistics, Vol 3. (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 41/3.) Berlin-New York: De Gruyter Mouton, 1538-1557.

Langston, Keith. 2017. Slavic Sociolinguistics in the Post-Iron Curtain World: A Survey of Recent Research. Journal of Slavic Linguistics 25(2): 417-440.

Langston, Keith and Anita Peti-Stantić. 2014. Language planning and national identity in Croatia. Basingstoke-New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peti-Stantić, Anita and Keith Langston. 2013. Hrvatsko jezično pitanje danas: Identiteti i ideologije [The Croatian Language Question Today: Identities and Ideologies]. Zagreb: Srednja Europa.

Langston, Keith. 2006. Čakavian Prosody: The Accentual Patterns of the Čakavian Dialects of Croatian. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers.

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