Tore Nesset (Dr.art. University of Oslo) <email@example.com, http://uit.no/humfak/3345/78gt; is Professor of Russian Linguistics and affiliate of the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) at the University of Troms�, Norway. He is the author of the monographs Russian Stress (1994) and Russian Conjugation Revisited (1998). His scholarly articles include: Allomorphy in the Usage-Based Model: The Russian Past Passive Participle, to appear in Cognitive Linguistics; The Assignment of Gender and Declension to Russian Nouns in Soft Consonants: Predictability and Rule Interaction, to appear in Journal of Slavic Linguistics; Gender Assignment in Ukrainian: Language Specific Rules and Universal Principles, Poljarnyj Vestnik 6 (2003); Morphological Splits � Iconicity, Optimality and (Inverse) Doughnuts, in S. Bendjaballah/W.U. Dressler/O.E. Pfeiffer/M.D. Voeikova (eds.): Morphology 2000, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins (2002, coauthored with Hans-Olav Enger); How pervasive are sexist ideologies in grammar?, in R. Dirven/E. Sandikcioglu/B. Hawkins (eds.): Language & Ideology: Cognitive Theoretical Approaches,Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2001 pp. 197-227; and Iconicity and Prototypes: A New Perspective on Russian Verbs of Motion, Scando-Slavica 46 (2000). His research interests include Russian morphology and phonology, cognitive linguistics and Optimality Theory.