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  • From the Editor
  • Steven Franks

It is difficult for me to believe JSL has been coming out for 20 years now. The journal has gone through quite a few changes over this time, adapting and maturing to meet the needs of the field. Probably the most significant change is affiliation with the Slavic Linguistics Society. Last year’s meeting at the Université de Provence was a wonderful event, culminating in a rainy field trip to Avignon. As this issue goes to press we prepare for SLS 2012, to take place at the University of Kansas, 25–27 August. The invited speakers are Brian Joseph, Catherine Rudin, and Alan Timberlake. Also, from 14–17 May 2012, SLS is running 10 free mini-courses on a diverse set of selected topics in Slavic linguistics. Instructors are: Guglielmo Cinque, Barbara Citko, Ronald Feldstein, George Fowler, Steven Franks, Tania Ionin, Iliyana Krapova, Ljiljana Progovac, Catherine Rudin, Igor Yanovich, and Draga Zec. I hope to see you at both of these exciting events!

SLS itself has grown, thanks to the energies of its members and board (currently Catherine Rudin, chair, together with Marc Greenberg, Lenore Grenoble, Vladimir Plungian, and Andrea Sims), into the leading international organization of Slavic linguists. I encourage you to take a look at the SLS web pages, newly redesigned by Andrea Sims:

While the flow of scholarly submissions to JSL is increasing, and Book Review Editor Wayles Browne always seems busy, I would very much like to be able to print items of larger sociological interest. I particularly invite SLS members to submit a Reflections piece, since it has been quite some time since one has appeared in these pages. If you’d like to share your thoughts on the state of the field, please contact me or one of the Associate Editors.

Finally, this issue marks the first prepared by our new Managing Editor Muamera Begović. [End Page 1]

Steven Franks


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