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10:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony

10:15-11:45 On Placing Pronouns, Albanian in Slavic, and Slavic in Rumanian
CHAIR: Keith Langston [University of Georgia, U. S. A.]
Tom Priestly [University of Alberta, Canada]
Placement of Pronouns in a Slovene dialect
Matthew C. Curtis [The Ohio State University, U. S. A.]
On the chronology of lexical borrowings from Albanian into Slavic
Helmut Schaller [University of Marburg, Germany]
Slavic elements and their history in the present Rumanian language

11:45-1:15 lunch break

1:15-2:15 On Short Stories and Essays
CHAIR: Michael Biggins [University of Washington, U. S. A.]
Kristina Reardon [University of Connecticut, U. S. A.]
The female gaze on the new “other”—the members of non-Slovenian post-Yugoslav states

2:15-3:15 coffee break + chat
Tom Priestly [University of Alberta, Canada]
How I spent my summer vacation, 1960: to Ohrid on a shoestring

3:15-4:45 On Lexicon in the Sprachbund, Turkish in Macedonia and Kosovo, and Infinitive in Proto-Gheg
CHAIR: Brian Joseph [The Ohio State University, U. S. A.]
Viktor Friedman [University of Chicago, U. S. A.]
What is a newspaper? Basic color terms and Balkan linguistics
Andrew Dombrowski [University of Chicago, U. S. A.]
Pulevski’s Turkish in a Balkan context
Kelly Lynne Maynard [Moraine Valley Community College, U. S. A.]
Reconstruction of the Proto-Gheg infinitive

5:00-6:00 My Balkans—PETER LIPPMAN [Seattle, WA, U. S. A.]


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8:45-9:45 On Body Parts and Laments and Weepings
CHAIR: Donald L. Dyer [The University of Mississippi, U. S. A.]
Denis S. Ermolin [Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia]
Funeral laments and weepings among the Albanians of the Ukraine: (con)-texts and semantics

9:45-10:15 coffee break

10:15-1:45 On Migrants, Identification, and Effective Communication
CHAIR: Olga Mladenova [University of Calgary, Canada]
Tanya Dimitrova [Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany]
Language as a main identification marker among Bulgarian migrants in Greece
Grace E. Fielder [University of Arizona, U. S. A.]
Language, identity and standardization in the Balkans

11:45-1:15 lunch break

1:15-2:45 On Poetry, Songs, and Stones
CHAIR: James West [University of Washington, U. S. A.]
Bavjola Shatro [University “Aleksander Moisiu”, Albania]
Metaphysical concepts and hermeticism in contemporary Albanian poetry; The poetry of Martin Camaj in Palimpsest
Dragica Popovska [Institute of National History, Macedonia]
The sacred stones in Macedonian folk religion

2:45-3:45 coffee break + chat
Thede Kahl [Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany]
Balkanisms Today are as relevant as ever

3:45-4:45 On Newspapers and Textbooks
CHAIR: Gordana Crnković [University of Washington, U. S. A.]
Aleksandra Salamurovic [Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany]
Cultural models of self-images and alterity in Serbian newspapers after 2000
Amanda Greber [University of Toronto, Canada]
T is for Tito: Good language, good citizen, and identity in textbooks

5:00-6:00 MY BALKANSYvonne Hunt [Seattle, WA, U. S. A.]

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8:45-9:45 On Pragmatics and Dialectal Speech
CHAIR: Jim Augerot [University of Washington, U. S. A.]
Ivelina Tchizmarova [Simon Fraser University, Canada]
Pragmatic functions of non-anaphoric definites and non-deictic demonstratives in Bulgarian
Ronelle Alexander [University of California, Berkeley, U. S. A.]
Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition

9:45-10:15 coffee break

10:15-11:45 On Multi-Lingual Contact, Making a Language, and Regulating a Standard Language
CHAIR: Tom Priestly [University of Alberta, Canada]
Brian Joseph [The Ohio State University, U. S. A.] & Christopher Brown [The Ohio State University, U. S. A.]
Balkanological lessons from the Greek of Southern Albania
Marija Ilić [Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia] & Bojan Belić [University of Washington, U. S. A.]
Language in the making? The case of Bunjevački
Keith Langston [University of Georgia, U. S. A.]
Managing Croatian and Serbian: The role of language planning boards

11:45-1:15 lunch break

1:15-2:15 On Romanian Lions and Demons and Turkish Women
CHAIR: Ronelle Alexander [University of California, Berkeley, U. S. A.]
Nicolae Stanciu [University of Ljubljana, Slovenia]
About lions and demons in Romanian and Slavic Cultures
Lidija Delić [Institute for Literature and Arts, Serbia]
Turk woman in the epic poetry of the Balkan Christians: An insight into epic and social stereotypes

2:15-3:15 coffee break + chat
Plavi kit’s among Us

3:15-4:45 On Naming Professions, Analyzing Texts, and Accepting/Rejecting Manuscripts
CHAIR: Victor Friedman [University of Chicago, U. S. A.]
Thede Kahl [Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany]
Old professions and occupational names in multilingual communities of South Albania
Olga Mladenova [University of Calgary, Canada]
Textual analysis and historical linguistics: Bulgarian continuants of Proto-Slavic
Donald L. Dyer [The University of Mississippi, U. S. A.]
Hanging in the balance: Real lessons in manuscript acceptance and rejection at Balkanistica

5:00-6:00 MY BALKANSMary Sherhart [Seattle, WA, U. S. A.]

Dinner & A Party
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