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Name: Nila  Friedberg
Institution: Portland State University
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State and/or Country: OR
Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Russian
Selected Publications: (2002). The rhythm of exile: rhythm and semantics in Brodsky's iambic verse. Die Welt der Slaven, vol. 47 (2), 275-306. Munich.

(2002). Rhyme as reason: conjunct morphology in Ojibwe storytelling. In: M. Sanchez & I.Blayer (eds.), Storytelling: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives, 118-129. New York: Peter Lang.

(2002). 'Foreign flavour' in Brodsky's verse. In: K. Kueper (ed.), Meter, rhythm and perform-ance, 373-384. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

(2001). Teorija Russkogo metra na osnove ogranichenij (A constraint-based theory of Russian meter). In: M.L. Gasparov, A.V. Prokhorov & T.V. Skulacheva (eds.), Slavjanskij stix: Lingvis-ticheskaja i prikladnaja poetika. Moscow: Jazyki russkoj kulâ??tury.

(2000). Poetic meter and constraint-based theories. In: A.Wyner (ed.), Proceedings of the 1999 Annual meeting of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics, 27-50. Haifa: University of Haifa.

(1997). Crosslinguistic metrics. Proceedings of the Fourth Buffalo-Toronto Student conference, 27-46. Buffalo: SUNY.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Formal Approaches to Poetry
Courses Taught: Russian Phonetics and Phonology (Portland State)
Heritage Russian (Portland State)
Russian 6 (Middlebury College, summer 2004)
Russian 3 (UCLA, 2003)
Introduction to Language (Univ. of Toronto, Spring 2002)
Introduction to Metrics ((Univ. of Toronto, Spring 2001)
Dissertation Abstract: Metrical Complexity in Russian Verse: A study of form and meaning

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