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language educator

Brian Daniel Joseph, language educator. Recipient numerous fellowships and grants.


Joseph, Brian Daniel was born on November 22, 1951.


AB cum laude, Yale University, 1973. AM, Harvard University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1978.


Assistant professor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1979—1985, associate professor, 1985—1988, department chairman, 1987—1997, professor linguistics, since 1988. Kenneth E. Naylor professor South Slavic languages and linguistics, since 1997. Session lecturer history linguistics University Alberta, 1978—1979.

Visiting professor University Aegean, 1989, University California, Santa Cruz, 1991, University Illinois, 1999, Michigan State University, 2003. Visiting teaching fellow University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1997. Member cognitive science planning committee Ohio State University, 1989—1991, member program review committee department Slavic languages and literatures, 1995—1997, member evaluation committee central administration, 1997—1998, member South Asia coordinator committee, 2001—2002, member steering committee Ohio Teaching Enhancement Program, 2000—2001, member president and provost's advisory committee, since 2003, numerous others.

Consultant various universities.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor (with Johanna DeStefano, Neil Jacobs and Ilse Lehiste): When Languages Collide: Perspectives on Language Conflict, Language Competition, and Language Coexistence, 2003. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member: Bulgarian Studies Association, American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, Southeast European Studies Association, American Association Teachers Slavic and East European Languages, Modern Greek Studies Association (member executive committee 1991-1993, chairman publications committee 1995-1999, member symposium committee 2000-2001), Linguistic Society of America (member summer institute fellowship committee 1995, member nominate committee 1996-1997, chairman nominate committee 1998, program committee consultant 1998-1999, member ad hoc committee former institute directors since 1993).