Lenore Grenoble, Ph.D. 1986


Carl Darling Buck Professor of Slavic Linguistics
University of Chicago

Lenore Grenoble is interested in Slavic, Tungusic and languages of the North, discourse and conversation analysis, deixis, contact linguistics and language endangerment, attrition, and revitalization. She currently serves on the Advisory panel of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Documentation Project, housed at London University School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her fieldwork focuses on languages of Siberia and she is currently engaged in research on the interrelations between language, culture and environment in the North.

Selected publications:

  • “Syntax meets discourse: Subordination in Slavic,” in American Contributions to the XIV International Congress of Slavists. Christina Bethin, Michael S. Flier, and Victor Friedman, eds.,. Bloomington, IN: Slavica. 2008.
  • “Minor and endangered languages,” in 1000 Languages, Peter K. Austin, ed.,
    208-233. East Sussex: Ivy Press: 2008.
  • Saving Languages. An Introduction to Language Revitalization. (co-authored with Lindsay J. Whaley.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2006.
  • “Language Policy in the Former Soviet Union.” Dordrecht: Kluwer. Academic Press: 2003.
  • “Evenki.” Languages of the World Materials, (co-authored with Nadezhda Bulatova.) Munich: Lincom: 1999.
  • “Deixis and Information Packaging in Russian Discourse.” Pragmatics & Beyond, 50. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press: 1998.
  • Endangered Languages: Current Issues and Future Prospects (co-edited with Lindsay J. Whaley.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 1998.