Steven R. Young
Curriculum Vitae
(Abbreviated)

Education
Ph.D., 1984. University of Chicago, Slavic Linguistics & Linguistics (joint degree)

M.A., 1974. University of Chicago, Slavic Linguistics

B.A., 1973. Fordham University, Russian Studies


Experience in Higher Education
1991–present. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Associate Professor, Russian and Linguistics

1985–1991. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Assistant Professor, Russian and Linguistics

1984–1985. University of Chicago, Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian


Research Support and/or Fellowships
Participant in IREX/MINVUZ Summer Teacher Exchange, Moscow, June–August, 1987.

IREX/Fulbright Fellowship, Soviet Union (Lithuania), October 1981–June 1982.


Publications

Books
The Prosodic Structure of Lithuanian,
University Press of America, Lanham, MD, 1991.

Refereed Articles

"The Marking of Tone on Mixed Diphthongs in Old Prussan: A Lithuanian Parallel," Baltu filologija, Vol. 17, no. 1-2 (2009), 121-129.

"Tone in Latvian Borrowings from Old Russian." In: Stressing the Past: Papers on Baltic and Slavic Accentology (Olander, T. and Larsson, J. H., eds.), 2009. Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, 177-192.

"Winter's Law and Etymologies, with Special Reference to Lithuanian," Baltistica Vol. 43, no. 2 (2008), 201-218 (The article was commissioned by the Lithuanian State Science and Studies).

"Old Prussian-East Baltic Hybrid Forms," Res Balticae, Vol. 11 (2007), 53-57.

"Slavic 'satiated, full' and Hittite 'full'," Historische Sprachforschung, Vol. 120 (2007), 301-304.

"Slavic : Lith. (pa)gìrtas," Baltistica, Vol. 41, no. 3 (2006), 371-374.

"Laryngeal Metathesis in Initial Position in Balto-Slavic." In: 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 (Aronson, H., Dyer, D., Friedman, V., Hristova, D. and Sadock, J., eds.), 2006. Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 231-45.

"'Gravel' in Baltic and Slavic," Baltistica, Vol. VI Priedas (2005), pp. 95-100.

'Old Prussian' in M. Prätorius' Deliciae Prussicae." In: Studies in Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics in Honor of William R. Schmalstieg (Baldi, P. and Dini, P., eds.), 2004. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

“Li. ziaurus : zveris,Acta Linguistica Lithuanica, Vol. 47 (2002), pp. 109-115.

"The Stress of -imas Verbal Nouns in Dauksa's Catechism," Linguistica Baltica, Vol. 9 (2001), pp. 163-167.

"Accentual Doublets in Dauksa's Works," Baltistica, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2000), pp. 11-20.

"Secondary Broken Tone in Latvian," Linguistica Baltica, Vol. 8 (2000), pp. 199-206.

"'Kortlandt's Hypothesis' and Old Prussian Stress," Baltistica, Vol. 34, No. 1 (1999), pp. 5-15.

"The Notation of Stress in Dauksa's 1695 Catechism," Baltistica, Vol. 33, No. 2 (1998), pp. 159-166.

“‘Bear’ in Baltic,” Journal of Baltic Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3 (1991), pp. 241-244.

Winter’s Law and Slavic Diphthongal Bases,” The Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2 (1991), pp. 245-253.

“Winter’s Law and Baltic Diphthongal Bases,” Historische Sprachforschung, Vol. 103, No. 1 (1990), pp. 132-154.

“Saussure’s Law as a Synchronic Rule of Lithuanian,” Folia Slavica, Volume 7, Nos. 1–2 (1984), pp. 330–334.

“Dialectal Data and Etymologies: Russian sci and socen’,” International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics, Vol. 24 (1981), pp. 115–119.

On-line publications
An annotated version of Dauksa’s 1595 Catechism, posted on the TITUS (Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien) Internet site: http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/indexe.htm, May 2003. (The original text is 190 pages.)

Book reviews
Jonas Palionis: Mikalojaus Dauksos 1595 metu katekizmas; Mikalojaus Dauksos 1599 metu Postile ir jos saltiniai. Baltu filologija, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2002), pp. 97-100.

Rick Derksen: Metatony in Baltic. Linguistica Baltica, Vols. 5-6 (1996-1997), pp. 235-238.


Professional Activities

Conference Papers

"Winter's Law and Baltic Ablaut," paper presented at the Fifth International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology, Silesian University, Opava, Czech Republic, July 7, 2009.

"The Marking of Tone on Mixed Diphthongs in Old Prussian: a Lithuanian Parallel," paper presented at the AABS 21st Conference on Baltic Studies: Baltic Crossroads, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 30, 2008.

"Balto-Slavic accentology," set of 14 invited lectures. University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 12, 2007 through June 12, 2007.

"Tone in Latvian Borrowings from Old Russian," paper presented at the International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology II, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2, 2006.

"Slavic : Lith. (pa)gìrtas," paper presented at the conference "Etimologija ir onomastika," Vilnius, Lithuania, September 15, 2006.

"The Indo-European Barley Word in Baltic and Slavic," paper presented at the 10th International Congress of Baltists, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 23, 2005.

"The Baltic Linguistic Data of Prätorius' Deliciae Prussicae," paper presented at the conference "Etimologija ir onomastika," Vilnius, Lithuania, October 24, 2003.

“Kazlauskas’ Word Stress and Syllable Stress in Latvian,” paper presented at the conference "Jono Kazlausko diena," Vilnius, Lithuania, November 3, 2000.

“Accentual Doublets in Dauksa's Works,” paper presented at the conference "M. Dauksa ir jo laiko kultuÌros kontekstas," Vilnius, Lithuania, October 21-22, 1999.

“The Stress of -imas in Dauksa's 1595 Catechism,” paper presented at 16th Conference on Baltic Studies, Bloomington, Indiana, June 19-21, 1998.

“The Notation of Stress in Dauksa's 1695 Catechism,” paper presented at 8th International Congress of Baltists, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 7-9, 1997.

“Old Prussian Bovids Revisited,” paper presented at the Colloquium Pruthenicum Secundum, Mogilany, Poland, October, 1996.

“Baltic Fauna Etymologies,” paper presented at 14th Conference on Baltic Studies, Chicago, Illinois, June, 1994.

“On Dybo's Law in Proto-Slavic,” paper presented at the Issues in Slavic Linguistics pre-session, Georgetown University Round Table on Linguistics, Washington, March 1993.

“On the Notation of Stress in Old Prussian,” paper presented at the 11th Conference on Baltic Studies in Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden, June 1991.

“Winter’s Law in Slavic,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Washington, D.C., December 1989.

“Winter’s Law and Baltic Diphthongal Bases,” paper presented at the 10th Conference on Baltic Studies in Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden, June 1989.

“Syncope and Tone in East Baltic,” paper presented at the 11th Conference on Baltic Studies, College Park, MD, June 1988.

“The Prosodic Structure of Colloquial Lithuanian,” paper presented at the Western Conference on Linguistics, Burnaby, B.C., October 1986.

“Colloquial Lithuanian Stress and Linguistic Norms,” paper presented at 5th Lithuanian Symposium on Science and the Arts, Chicago, November 1985.

“The Scope of Saussure’s Law in Colloquial Lithuanian,” paper presented at the 4th Conference on the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, Chicago, May 1985.

“The Accentuation of Dauksa’s 1595 Catechism,” paper presented at the 9th Conference on Baltic Studies, Montreal, Canada, June 1984.

“Saussure’s Law as a Synchronic Rule of Lithuanian,” paper presented at the 3rd Conference on the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, Chicago, May 1983.

Service to the Profession
Vice-President for Conferences and Board Member, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, 2000-2002.

Convener, Panel Organizer, Overall Chair, 18th Conference on Baltic Studies, Baltimore, MD, June 2002.

Division Chair for Linguistics, 17th Conference on Baltic Studies, Washington, D.C., June 2000.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Baltic Philology (Riga), 2000-present.

Associate Editor, Journal of Baltic Studies, 1999-2002.

Division Chair for Linguistics, 14th Conference on Baltic Studies, Chicago, Illinois, June 1994.

Division Chair for Linguistics, 13th Conference on Baltic Studies, Toronto, Ontario, June 1992.

Division Chair for Linguistics, 12th Conference on Baltic Studies, Seattle, Washington, June 1990.

Co-chair and judge, 18th Olympiada of Spoken Russian (Mid-Atlantic Region), April 1990.

Judge, 8th National Russian Essay Contest, January 1990.

Creator and Chair of Panel on Historical Slavic Linguistics, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Washington, D.C., December 1989.

Judge, 17th Olympiada of Spoken Russian (Mid-Atlantic Region), April 1989.


University and Community Service

University Service
Editor, Modern Language Letter (newsletter of the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, UMBC), AY 1999-to present.

Departmental Area Coordinator, Linguistics, AY 1999 to present.

Russian Chorus Faculty Liaison, AY 1996 to present

Member, UMBC Faculty Senate, Fall 1993-Spring 1994

Departmental Area Coordinator, Russian, AY 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98

Departmental Library Liaison, Fall 1988 to present
Service to the Community
April 15, 1994: Presentation "Where Do Languages Come From?" in UMBC-Charlestown Partnership Spring Lecture Series, Charlestown Retirement Community, Catonsville, MD.

1994–present: Editor, Butchers Hill Newsletter (monthly newsletter of the Butchers Hill Association, a non-profit community organization in Southeast Baltimore; the newsletter is distributed to over 1200 households).

1994-96: Officer, Executive Committee of the Butchers Hill Association (a non-profit community organization in Southeast Baltimore).

1994: Member, Citizens Advisory Committee on the restoration of Patterson Park, Baltimore.

1994-present: Official Butchers Hill tree de-bagger, keeping the community trees free of those nasty plastic bags!