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Steven L. Franks, Ph.D.

Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Professor, Linguistics
Adjunct Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Slavic Linguistics

Degree: Ph.D., Cornell University, 1985.

Dissertation: "Matrices and Indices: Some Problems in the Syntax of Case."

Specialties/Research Interests: Comparative Slavic morphosyntax; syntactic theory; Slavic phonology; first-language acquisition.

My major research interests lie in syntactic theory, focusing on issues broadly related to case. Much of my work compares grammatical patterns within the closely related Slavic family, in order to uncover the parameters that delimit the range of possible variation. This research is conducted within the context of generative grammar.

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Office number: BH 516

Office telephone: (812)855-2616, (812)855-8169(Linguistics)

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Steven L. Franks, Ph.D.
Indiana University
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Ballantine Hall 502
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103