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Alexander Vovin

Alexander Vovin, American language educator.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University, 1987.

Career

  • Assistant professor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990—1994, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1994—1995, University Hawaii, EALL, Honolulu, 1995—1997, associate professor, 1997—2003, professor, 2003—2007, interim chair & professor, since 2009, University Bochum, Germany, 2008—2009. Visiting researcher International Center Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 2001—2002, visiting professor, 2007—2008.

Works

  • Translator: (translation) Man'yooshuu, book 15. Author: (academic book) A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Western Old Japanese, volunteer 1 and 2, A Reference Grammar of Classical Japanese Prose, A reconstruction of Proto-Ainu. Editor: (academic book (co-edited with T. Osada) Perspectives on the Origin of the Japanese Language, Languages of Asia.

Personality

Interests

Travel, reading, hiking.

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Nationality
  • 1987
    St. Petersburg State University
  • 1990 - 1994
    Assistant, professor University Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • 1994 - 1995
    Assistant, professor University Michigan
    Oxford, Mississippi, United States
  • 1995 - 1997
    Assistant, professor University Michigan
    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • 2001 - 2002
    visiting researcher, International Center Japanese Studies
    Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008 - 2009
    Assistant, professor University Michigan
    Germany
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