With the start of the fall 2022 semester, we welcome Nikita Bezrukov, Alexander Göbel, and Milena Šereikaitė as postdoctoral research associates and lecturers in the Humanities Council and the Program in Linguistics. This academic year, they will each teach a fall course and a spring course in the Program. In the fall, Bezrukov will teach “Introduction to Historical and Comparative Linguistics,” Göbel “Experimental Linguistics,” and Šereikaitė “Mythbusting Language.”
In addition, Professors Laura A. Janda and Tore Nesset , both from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, join us as Visiting Fellows in the Humanities Council and the Program in Linguistics. Janda’s work focuses primarily on morphology and construction grammar of Slavic languages and the creation of research-based language pedagogy resources, while Nesset’s research interests include corpus and cognitive linguistics which he applies to the study of Russian and Norwegian.