Professor Victor Friedman to give public Lecture La Trobe university

AMHRC is Delighted to Announce that Professor Victor Friedman will be giving a Lecture on the Macedonian Language at La Trobe University Research Centre for Linguistic Typology La Trobe University

RCLT Seminar:

The Balkan Sprachbund Revisited: Language Contact in the Republic of Macedonia in the 21st Century

Professor Victor Friedman, University of Chicago

Tuesday, 23 March 2010, 3:30 pm

RCLT Reading Room

(Bldg NR6, Southern Drive between the two Graduate House buildings). For more information and a map of our location, please visit our website:

Abstract: I will discuss both the history and current state of the Balkan Sprachbund in light of the Guggenheim & Fulbright-Hays-sponsored research I did in Macedonia 2008-2009. My conclusions are that despite the pressure of English and globalization, processes of local contact-induced change resembling those of the nineteenth century continue to operate, albeit for different reasons.