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Brian Joseph

Brian Joseph

Brian Joseph

Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics


206 Oxley Hall (office) & 400 Hagerty Hall (mailing)
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Office Hours

By appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Language contact
  • Balkan linguistics
  • Greek linguistics
  • Albanian
  • Historical linguistics


  • A.M., Harvard University, 1976, Linguistics
  • A.B., Yale University, 1973, Linguistics, cum laude
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1978, Linguistics

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A Linguist's Linguist

A Linguist's Linguist: Studies in South Slavic Linguistics in Honor of E. Wayles Browne, edited by Steven Franks, Brian D. Joseph, and Vrinda Chidambaram (Slavica Publishers, 2009)

For nearly fifty years E. Wayles Browne has been a unique and almost irreplaceable intellectual resource for specialists in Slavic linguistics, working on a myriad of topics in a variety of languages and from a range of theoretical perspectives. He has been a subtle yet persistent force in bringing Slavic puzzles to the attention of the larger world of linguists and in defining the larger significance of these puzzles. The present volume brings together a leading cohort of specialists in South Slavic linguistics to celebrate Wayles Browne's body of works in this area.