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  • From the Editor
  • Steven Franks, Editor-in-Chief

This issue of JSL appears just in time for the ninth annual meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, 19 to 21 September 2014 at the University of Washington. This Seattle meeting will be our first West Coast venue and promises to be very exciting. It boasts great diversity, drawing roughly 100 participants hailing from 20 different countries. And for 2015, the tenth SLS meeting is already planned to take place in Heidelberg. Don’t miss it!

The issue of JSL in your hands completes 22 continuous years of publication. As we approach our first quarter century, I ask for your ideas for a possible silver anniversary volume. One thought is a special double issue with solicited state-of-the-art papers by leading figures in our discipline. But other proposals are welcome, as well as offers to guest edit an anniversary volume.

The current issue contains three provocative articles and three highly informative reviews of recent books in Slavic linguistics.1 It also includes an In Memoriam piece, celebrating the life and work of Roman Laskowski. One thing that I would very much like to include but is missing is a Reflections column. These offer a personal perspective on our discipline and provide an opportunity for members to express their views. It has been a long time since such a piece appeared. So if you want to make a proposal for a Reflections piece of your own, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are also always interested in smaller pieces, which come under the rubrics of Remarks or Replies, depending on their nature. More broadly, the journal not only serves the society but also exists to promote the field in general, so if any of our readers have ideas for other kinds of contributions of a not purely scholar nature, we would appreciate hearing from you. I also continue to solicit proposals for guest-edited topical issues. Finally, if there is a book you would like to review for JSL or propose that we have reviewed, please contact Associate Editor Wayles Browne. [End Page 165]

Turning to the editorial process, I wish to express my personal gratitude to all the Associate Editors for their hard work and dedication in making sure that there is a steady flow of quality publications in JSL’s pages. And, last but far from least, we are all grateful to the following scholars for providing JSL with conscientious and timely reviews over the past two years:

  • Anna Aalstein

  • Joanna Błaszczak

  • Anna Bondaruk

  • Olga Borik

  • Željko Bošković

  • Wayles Browne

  • Barbara Citko

  • Greville Corbett

  • Stuart Davis

  • Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova

  • Irina Y. Dubinina

  • Katarzyna Dziwirek

  • Ron Feldstein

  • Hana Filip

  • George Fowler

  • Frank Y. Gladney

  • Maria Gouskova

  • Tracy Hall

  • Tania Ionin

  • Laura Janda

  • Dalina Kalluli

  • Olga Kagan

  • Simin Karimi

  • Tracy Holloway King

  • Susan Kresin

  • Volkmar Lehmann

  • Anna Lubowicz

  • Grant Lundberg

  • Vita Markman

  • Lanko Marušič

  • Jason Merchant

  • Roland Meyer

  • Tore Nesset

  • Tadeusz Piotrowski

  • Maria Polinsky

  • Christopher Potts

  • Gilbert Rappaport

  • Zygmunt Saloni

  • Maria Shardakova

  • Barbara Sonnenhauser

  • Mateusz Stanojević

  • Artur Stepanov

  • Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

  • Yakov Testelets

  • Mila Vulchanova

  • Jacek Witkoś

  • Michael Yadroff

  • Hedde Zeijlstra

  • Ilse Zimmermann

  • Rok Žaucer

Thank you for all the time you have generously spent working to make JSL the premier journal of its kind. [End Page 166]


1. We apologize for the unfortunate but unavoidable delay in reviewing Len Babby’s important 2009 monograph.



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