Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture Series

The Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture Series in South Slavic Linguistics was established at The Ohio State University in memory of Kenneth E. Naylor (1937-1992) by Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics Brian D. Joseph

  • 201Nineteenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture: 
    • John Leafgren, “Do We Really Write in a More Complex Way than We Speak? The Case of Bulgarian”
  • 2015 Eighteenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Joseph Schallert, “Observations on the Lexicon of the Earliest Macedonian Vernacular Gospels (Konikovo and Kulakia Gospels)”
  • 2014 Seventeenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Donald Dyer, “Reimagining the Balkans and Widening the Bund: Does Moldova Belong?”
  • 2013 Sixteenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Olga M. Mladenova, “The Rise of Modern Bulgarian Literacy in the Seventeenth Century: New Facts and Interpretations”
  • 2012 Fifteenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Cynthia Vakareliyska, “Action Heroes: The English NN Construction across the South Slavic Languages”
  • 2011 Fourteenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Catherine Rudin, “The New Bulgarian: Turkisms and Europeanisms in the Language of Bai Ganyo and Nov Zhivot”
  • 2010 Thirteenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Victor Friedman and Brian Joseph, “An Appreciation of Eric P. Hamp”
  • 2009 Twelfth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Marc L. Greenberg, “The Line, the Which and the War Trope”
  • 2008 Eleventh Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Robert Greenberg, “Language Planning in the Yugoslav Successor States: New Languages and Old Controversies”
  • 2007 Tenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Brian D. Joseph, “Why We Need History in Doing Balkan Linguistics”
  • 2006 Ninth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Tom Priestly, “From Phonological Analysis at my Desk to Linguistic Activism with Slovene in the Austrian Alps” (published by the  South East European Studies Association in 2014)
  • 2005 Eighth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Grace E. Fielder, “Discourse Markers as Balkanisms”
  • 2004 Seventh Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Ilse Lehiste, “The Structure of the Deseterac — The Metre of Serbian Epic Poetry”
  • 2003 Sixth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Zuzanna Topolińska, “The Anthropocentric Case Theory: How Is Man Realized in the Discourse”
  • 2002 Fifth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Christina E. Kramer, “Minority Language Rights in Primary Education: A Century of Change in the Balkans”
  • 2001 Fourth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Howard I. Aronson, “The Balkan Linguistic League, ‘Orientalism,’ and Linguistic Typology” (published by the Beech Stave Press in 2007)
  • 2000 Third Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Wayles Browne, “What Is a Standard Language Good for, and Who Gets to Have One? And Open and Closed Accent Types in Nouns in Serbo-Croatian” (published by the Department of Slavic and East European Language and Literatures, The Ohio State University, in 2002)
  • 1999 Second Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Ronelle Alexander, “In Honor of Diversity: The Linguistic Riches of the Balkans” (published by the Department of Slavic and East European Language and Literatures, The Ohio State University, in 2000)
  • 1998 First Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Lecture:
    • Victor A. Friedman, “Linguistic Emblems and Emblematic Languages: On Language as Flag in the Balkans” (published by the Department of Slavic and East European Language and Literatures, The Ohio State University, in 1999)