Professor at the Department of General Linguistics
Secretary: The Linguistic Society of St. Petersburg.
Associate editor: Yazyk i rechevaya deyatel'nost' (Language and Language Behavior). Journal of The Linguistic Society of St. Petersburg.
Candidate of Philology (Ph.D.): Germanic Languages (1980). Leningrad University.
Dissertation topic: Unstressed Vowels in English: Synchronic and Diachronic.
Doctor of Philology (Habil.): Comparative Linguistics (2000). University of St. Petersburg
Dissertation topic: Types of Prosodic and Suprasegmental Phenomena.
Interests (research and teaching): general linguistics, phonology (general, historical, and Germanic), prosody, Old Germanic languages and literatures, oral tradition, folklore, epic, history of linguistics, translation, sociolinguistics and language contacts, dialectology, English as a second language, Russian as a second language, Russian literature and culture.
The Linguistic Society of St. Petersburg
Societas Linguistica Europaea
International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics
The George Borrow Society (U.K.)
Participation in research projects
NWO:Voices from the Shtetl. The past and present of the Yiddish language in Russia.1999-2002
Russian National Research Foundation: Enclave languages within the Balkan Sprachbund (phonological aspects). 2002-2004.
Articles in journals and chapters in books:
*- in Russian
"Vowel shift and vowel reduction in the history of English," Lingvisticheskie issledovaniya 1976 (Moscow , 1976), pp.71-79. *
"Hamðismál 16; Beowulf 225-227a," Scandinavian Conference VII. (Leningrad-Moscow, 1976), Part 2, pp. 68-69. *
"Phonological interpretation of the neutral vowel and r in English," Kalbotyra, 28, (Vilnius , 1977), no. 3, pp. 23-29. * (with a summary in English).
"Unstressed vowels in the English dialects," Arealnye issledovaniya v iazykoznanii i etnografii. (Leningrad , 1978), pp. 67-68.*
"Vowel reduction or vowel shift?," Issledovaniya struktury angliiskogo iazyka, (Izhevsk , 1978), pp.80-84.*
Unstressed Vowels in English: Synchronic and Diachronic . Dissertation abstract, (Leningrad: Leningrad University, 1979). - 24pp. *
"The origin of Danish stod," Scandinavian Conference IX, (Tartu , 1982). *
"Latin grammatical tradition in England . 7th to 11th c. (Bede, Alcuin, Aelfric)", in: Istoriia lingvisticheskix uchenii. Srednevekovaia Evropa (Leningrad, Nauka, 1985), pp. 62-77. *
"Latin literature and Old English oral tradition," Zapadnoyevropeyskaya srednevekovaya slovesnost' (Moscow, Moscow University, 1985), pp.51-53. *
"Scandinavian breaking," Scandinavian Conference X (Moscow , 1986), pp. 357-359. *
"N.S.Trubetzkoy: biography and ideas," Kalbotyra, 35, (Vilnius , 1986), no. 3, pp. 98-110. *
"The singer and the interpreter: Caedmon and Bede," Germanic Notes, 19, 1/2, 1988, pp. 2-6.
"Phonology of English resonants," Lingvisticheskie edinitsy razlichnykh urovnei v iazyke i rechi, (Krasnodar , 1988), pp. 10-14. *
"Syllable leveling," Scandinavian Conference XI (Moscow ,1989), pp. 239-241.*
"Umlaut: a case of prosodic variation," Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Investigations in Germanic Languages (Vilnius , 1989).
"Some notes on Old Germanic prosody," Diakhronicheskaya kontrastivnost' germanskikh yazykov (Tver, 1991), pp. 4-11.*
"Verner's law," Problemy istorii indoevropeiskikh yazykov (Tver 1991).*
"Subject - song - tradition," Slovo v kontekste literaturnoy evolutsii (Moscow , 1993).*
"Acquired bilingualism," Twenty-Sixth Conference of Societas Linguistica Europaea. (Cracow , 1993).
"A.B. Lord and Old Germanic oral tradition," in: A.B. Lord, Skazitel' (The Singer of Tales). Translation and commentary by Yu.A. Kleiner and G.A. Levinton. (Moscow , 1994).*
"Unconscious authorship and oral form: Steblin-Kamenskij, Milman Parry, and Albert Bates Lord," Scandinavian Conference XII (Moscow 1992). *
"Comparative. Contrastive. Convergent," Twenty-Eighth Conference of Societas Linguistica Europaea. (Leiden, 1995.)
"Stress, absence of stress, and reduction," Issues in Phonetics II (Moscow , 1995). *
"What is distinctive in syllable-leveling languages?" Scandinavian Conference XIII (Moscow – Petrozavodsk, 1997). *
"The privileged position a quarter century later," in: Kurt Gustav Goblirsch, Martha Berryman Mayou, and Marvin Taylor (eds.), Germanic Studies in Honor of Anatoly Liberman. North-Western European Language Evolution (NOWELE) 31-32. Odense : (Odense University Press, 1997), pp. 157-73. (Privileged.doc).
"Stress, accent, prosodeme." General Linguistics and Grammar Theory. Conference dedicated to 90 years of Solomon D. Katsnelson. (Institute of Linguistics. Russian Academy of Sciences.) St. Petersburg: Nauka, 1998, pp. 72-78. *
"Syllables, morae and boundaries," Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis. 1999, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-17. (Syllables.doc).
"Fernassimilation: Germanic palatal umlaut and breaking," Interdigitations. Essays for Irmengard Rauch. Ed. by G.F. Carr. W. Harbert, and Lihua Zhang. New York : Peter Langue, Pp. 93-106.
"Poetic language as language," XXVIII Coneference of the faculty and graduate students of the Department of Philology, University of St. Petersburg . St. Petersburg, 1999. * (Poet_jaz.doc).
"We speak Russian (a commentary on a commentary," Neva , no. 8 (St. Petersburg, 1999). *
"Prosody: metaphors and reality," Problems of phonetics. III (Moscow, 1999), pp. 160-169. *
"Russian-Yiddish: phonetic aspects of language interference," International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 99. (San Francisco, 1999), p. 1397-1400 (with. N. Svetozarova, T. de Graaf, R. Niuweboer).
"Severs's law (Germanic languages)," Yazyk i rechevaya deyatel'nost'. Vol. 2. (St. Petersburg, 1999). * (with a summary in English).
"The origin of preaspiration in Icelandic," Scandinavica. VI.. (St. Petersburg, 1999), p. 115-124.* (with a summary in English).
"Compensatory variation," in: I. Rauch, G.F. Carr (eds). New Insights in Germanic Linguistics II ( Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics) . Vol. 38. (New York , 2000), p. 57-78. (Compensatory.doc).
"Quantity loss in Yiddish: a Slavic feature?" in: D.G.Gilbers, J.Nerbonne and J.Schaeken (eds) Languages in Contact (Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics, vol. 28), (Amsterdam - Atlanta , 2000), pp. 193-197 (with Natalia Svetozarova).
Problems of prosody . St. Petersburg : St. Petersburg State University , 2000. (Probl_prosody.doc).
"Oral tradition and written culture". In: B.N. Putilov. Forlklore and Folkculture. Part II: In memoriam. St. Petersburg , 2003. P. 314 – 320. (см. Ustn_trad.doc).
"Unconscious authorship and oral composition: Comparing the two theories", Materials of the Conference dedicated to 100 years of Mikhail Ivanovich Steblin-Kamenskij. 10-12 September 2003. St. Petersburg : Nauka, 2003. P: 325-329.
Yiddish in St. Petersburg . Introduction by Isidor Levin. St. Petersburg . Philological Faculty. University of St. Petersburg . 43 pp. (with Fatima Eloeva).
Praise and Honor (Gothic hazjan, Old English hergan, and Russian čest’). In: Brigitte L.M. Bauer, Georges-Jean Pinault (eds). Language in Time and Space. A Festschrift for Werner Winter on the Occasion of his 8th Birthday (Walter Bisang, Hans Heinrich Hock (eds) Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 144). Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter. P. 233-240.
Ed. by Yuri Kleiner:
M.I. Steblin-Kamenskij. Trydy po filologii [Philological Works]. Compilation and Introduction by Yuri Kleiner. Postscript by Anatoly Liberman. St. Petersburg : Filologicheskij fakul’tet Sankt-Peterburgskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, 2003.
From English into Russian:
Daphne du Maurier, The Menace, in: Daphne du Maurier, Short Stories (Leningrad , 1989);
A. Christie, The Herb of Death, The Case of a Perfect Maid, in: A. Christie, Short Stories, (Dushanbe , 1990);
J.O. Curwood, The Valley of Silent Men. St. Petersburg , 1991);
J.D. Carr, The Demoniacs, in: J. D. Carr Three Novels (St. Petersburg 1992; also published: Moscow 1993 ).
Albert B. Lord. The Singer of Tales (with G.A. Levinton), (Moscow , 1994).
From Russian into English :
Alexey Venetsianov and His School. (Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1983) (with Carolyn Justice);
Catalog Raisonné of the Hermitage Painting . Leningrad : Iskusstvo Publishers – Florence : Giunti:
(1) Venetian Painting;
(2) German and Austrian Painting;
(3) British Painting;
(4) French Painting;
(5) Italian Painting (ed.)