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Update from Victor Friedman

“I just got back from giving a keynote address on Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia as linguistic areas at the meeting of the International Congress of Slavists’ Balkan Commission in Iasi.  While I was in the Balkans, I also stopped in Lerin (Greek Florina) to participate in the book launch of the first Modern Macedonian-Modern Greek dictionary to be published in Greece.  The neo-nazis from Hrisi Avgi (the ones that assaulted me in 2009) were there, along with riot police and plainclothesmen.  Greece is still a dangerous place for linguists who work on Macedonian, alas, but there were lots of local Macedonians from Lerin and the nearby villages at the launch anyway.  A collection of my articles on Lak was published in Russian under the title Ocherki lakskogo jazyka (Maxachkala, 2011) by the Daghestanian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.”  –Victor

Posted by on October 31, 2011.

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