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Associate Professor
German and Russian
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:computerized & satellite language instruction; linguistics; Old Church Slavonic; history of Russian food
Biography:Nalibow is director of the UVM Russian/East European Area Studies Program. His expertise is in computerized language instruction and the use of satellite programs in the teaching of German, Hebrew, and Russian. His research concentrates on linguistics, especially phonology (science of speech sounds), Old Church Slavonic, the history of Russian food, and the study of names. He has published articles in onomastics (origins and forms of words, as in proper names or places), and his book on "Genus Versus Sexus: Professional Titles, Working Titles and Surnames for Women in Contemporary Standard Polish" also reflects his interest in the linguistic aspects of names. Nalibow is long-time book review editor of "Slavic and East European Journal," a major publication in the field.