Laura Janda (Ph.D. UCLA) <> is Professor of Slavic Linguistics in the Deprtment of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the Co-Director (with Edna Andrews at Duke University) of the Slavic and East European Language Resource Center and is the President and co-founder of the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association and Vice President of AAATSEEL. Recent publications include: The Case Book for Czech (a draft of which can be found at; The Case Book for Russian (2002); Czech (Languages of the World/Materials), coauthored with Charles E. Townsend (2000); Back from the brink: a study of how relic forms in languages serve as source material for analogical extension (1996); and Common and comparative Slavic: Phonology and inflection, with special attention to Russian, Polish, Czech, Serbo-Croatian, and Bulgarian, an interpretive handbook coauthored with Charles E. Townsend (1996). Her current research interests involve cognitive linguistics and Slavic aspect.

Glossos Contributions

Glossos Co-Editor

Guest Editor for Issue 1

Guest Editor for Issue 3

"The conceptualization of events and their relationship to time in Russian" in Issue 2

"Concepts of case and time in Slavic" in Issue 3

"Introduction" in Issue 5

"Because it's there: How linguistic phenomena serve as cognitive opportunities" in Issue 5

"Cognitive Linguistics" in Issue 8