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Faculty Profile

DONALD L DYER

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MODERN LANGUAGES
CHAIR AND PROFESSOR OF MODERN LANGUAGES
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BONDURANT 115C
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7298
Joined UM: 08/16/1988

Areas of Expertise

  • LANGUAGES, RUSSIAN
  • LINGUISTICS

Brief Bio

Dr. Donald L. Dyer is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Professor of Russian and Linguistics at The University of Mississippi, where he has been teaching for the past twenty-five years. He obtained his B.A. in Russian (with Honors) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 and his M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1990) in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Dyer teaches courses in Russian, Linguistics and Honors. His research interests include Slavic and Balkan linguistics, Bulgarian and the Romanian of Moldova, as well as languages in contact. He has authored or edited nine books and over twenty-five journal articles. His books include Word Order in the Simple Bulgarian Sentence: A Study in Grammar, Semantics and Pragmatics (1992, Rodopi), The Romanian Dialect of Moldova: A Study in Language and Politics (1999, Mellen), Of All the Slavs My Favorites: Studies in South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics in Honor of Howard I. Aronson on the Occasion of His 66th Birthday [co-editor with Victor A. Friedman] (2002, Slavica) and The Bill Question: Contributions to the Study of Linguistics and Languages in Honor of Bill J. Darden on the Occasion of His Sixty-Sixth Birthday [co-editor with Howard I. Aronson, Victor A. Friedman, Daniela S. Hristova and Jerrold M. Sadock] (2006, Slavica). Dr. Dyer is currently editor of the journal Balkanistica, co-editor of Romance Monographs and editor of the Bulgarian Studies Association Newsletter. He serves as co-director of the University of Mississippi's Chinese Language Flagship Program. His service activities on campus include membership on the University's Strategic Planning Council and in its chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi (current president). He is also vice president of the Bulgarian Studies Association.

Degrees

BA
RUSSIAN
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA/CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA (1980)
MA
SLAVIC LANGUAGES
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO/CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (1982)
PHD
SLAVIC LANGUAGES
UNIVERISTY OF CHICAGO/CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (1990)

Committee Memberships

Arabic Lang Prog - Summer Intensive
UG Application Selection Committee
CLA-Course Substitution Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
Chinese Language Flagship Program
UG Application Selection Committee
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Search Committee
Grad School - Minimum Stipend
Ad Hoc Committee
University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee

Awards

Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year
1992
University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year
2004