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language educator

Alexander Vovin, American language educator.


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


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, hiking.