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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

  Steven Franks

Professor of Linguistics; Chair and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1985

Steven Franks has served on the IU faculty since 1987. His teaching interests lie in formal models of knowledge of language, with a research focus on comparative Slavic syntax. He is founding editor of the Journal of Slavic Linguistics and is author of Parameters of Slavic Morphosyntax (1995) and co-author of A Handbook of Slavic Clitics (2000), both of which won the AATSEEL President's Award for the Best Work of Scholarship in Slavic Linguistics. He has taught as guest professor at the University of Warsaw, Plovdiv University, and the University of Connecticut; has been a faculty fellow at Princeton (1996-97); and held a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (1990-91). Professor Franks conducted Fulbright research in Zagreb (1977-78) and has accepted a Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Venice for 2004.
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