Ronald F. Feldstein Selected Papers in PDF Format


On the Structure of Russian Stress Oppositions, paper given at Duke University SEELRC conference, Aug. 1, 2020.


Review of Jay H. Jasanoff, The prehistory of the Balto-Slavic accent. In Journal of Slavic Linguistics, Volume 27, Number 2, Summer-Fall 2019, pp. 221-226.


"On Jakobson's 1948 System of Russian Verb Accentuation," paper presented at Duke University, July, 2019.

Book Announcement: Annotated translation of Roman Jakobson, Remarques sur levolution phonologique du russe comparée à celle des autres langues slaves (2018, MIT Press)


"On Binary Oppositions and Distributions in the Russian Stress System (revised). Presented at the 15th Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference," (Powerpoint) October 12, 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia


On Binary Oppositions and Distributions in the Russian Stress System, Glossos 13: Fall 2017 pp. 1-18


Regular Sound Change and the Diachronic Contributions of Isačenko and Jakobson. Lecture presented at Duke University (2016).


On Russian Concessive-Adversative Constructions With Pronominal Reduplication of the type -, . Trudy Instituta russkogo iazyka im. V.V. Vinogradova: Materialy mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii "Grammaticheskie protsessy i sistemy." Moscow, 2016, pp. 327-341


Russian Concessives/Adversatives Using Reduplicated Pronouns of the type -, .., Powerpoint Presentation (2015)


Basic Principles of Russian Noun Stress, Powerpoint Presentation (2015)


Jakobsons Remarks on the Evolution of Russian (How to read Remarques sur levolution phonologique du russe comparée à celle des autres langues slaves), Powerpoint Presentation (2014)


Russian Stress and the Notion of Syncretism, IWOBA 7 (Seventh International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology), Moscow, 2016, pp. 158-169.


An Introduction to William Pokhlebkin and his Contributions to Russian Culture, Glossos 11(2012).


Nominal Prosodic Paradigms and their Synchronic Reflexes in West Slavic. Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics, vol. 37, ed. by Tijmen Pronk and Rick Derksen. Rodopi: Amsterdam, 2011. Pp. 97-108.


On Mobile Vowel Stress in Russian, as Influenced by Stem-final Consonants, in Baltische und slavische Prosodie, ed. by Elena Stadnik-Holzer. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, 2011. Pp. 61-8.


Review of Andrej A. Zaliznjak, Drevnerusskie ènklitiki. In Acta Slavica Iaponica, Tomus 29, 2011, pp. 133-5.


Russian Nominal Accentual Patterns as a Redundant Feature of the Genitive Plural Zero-Ending and the Problem of Feminine and Neuter End-Stress, Presented at Midwest Slavic Conference, Ohio State University, 4/18/09.


Development of Prosodic Redundancy in East and West Slavic, as Conditioned by the new Zero-Ending, 2008 AATSEEL Meeting, 12/08.


Review of The Slavic Languages. Cambridge Language Surveys, R. Sussex, P. Cubberley. Cambridge University Press (2006), (with Steven Franks). Lingua 118 (2008), Pp. 10211032.


Russian Dual Stem Aspectual Syncretism and the Opposition of Phase and Determinacy. Glossos 9, (Online journal at Or: Alternative source for Russian Dual Stem Aspectual Syncretism and the Opposition of Phase and Determinacy

Russian phonological desinences as a conditioning factor in accentual paradigms. Tones and Theories: Proceedings from the International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology. Zagreb, 2007. Pp. 185-197.


Polish trot reflexes and the segmental properties of metathesis, Festschrift for Jože Toporišić, published in Jezikovna predanost: Akademiku prof. dr. Jožetu Toporišiču ob 80-letnici. (=Zora 44). Maribor, 2006. Pp. 205-213.


On the Formal and Semantic Structure of Russian Dual Simplexes and Dual Perfectives. Keynote address at the first meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society. September, 2006.


płótno, król, we młodości, written for presentation at DIACHRONIA W BADANIACH NAD JĘZYKIEM I W DYDAKTYCE SZKOŁY WYŻSZEJ, Lodz, June 23, 2006, published in Rozprawy komisji językowej. Tom LI. Diachronia w badaniach nad językiem w dydaktyce szkoły wyższej. Cześć I. Łódź, Łódzkie towarzystwo naukowe, 2006. Pp. 67-77.


Russian phonological desinences as a conditioning factor in accentual paradigms. Tones and Theories: Proceedings from the International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology. Zagreb, 2007. Pp. 185-187.


On the Aspectual Derivation of Dual Simplexes, in East-West Encounter: Second International Conference on Meaning Text Theory. Moscow: , 2005, pp. 122-131.


Handout, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Meaning -- Text Theory (MTT-2005), Moscow, 2005.


Handout, International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology (IWoBA), Zagreb, 2005


Accentual Base Forms of Russian Nouns and Their Relation to Nominative and Genitive. Prepublication proof, Slavica, 2005.


On the Structure of Syncretism in Romanian Conjugation, Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics: Selected Papers from The 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). John Benjamins, 2004, pp. 177-195.


"The Unified Monophthongization Rule of Common Slavic," Journal of Slavic Linguistics 11(2), 2003, pp. 247-281.


Some Issues of Reorganizing the Russian One-Stem Verb Classes. Paper delivered at Duke University, 2003.


"On the Classification of Ukrainian Nominal Stress Paradigms." Where One's Tongue Rules Well: A Festschrift for Charles E. Townsend. (=Indiana Slavic Studies 13, 2002. Pp. 91-104).


"A Binary Feature Approach to Russian Nominal Declension," Glossos 2: Winter 2002. Published online under the auspices of the Duke-UNC Language Resource Center.

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"Roman Jakobson's East Slavic zones as presented in Remarques sur l'evolution phonologique du russe." Vadim Liapunov Festschrift, Indiana Slavic Studies 11, 2000. Pp. 109-18.


Relative Chronology and the Split of Slavic Liquid Diphthong Evolution into Northern and Southern Zones. Paper read at AATSEEL, 1999.



Review of Bethin, Slavic Prosody. Journal of Slavic Linguistics 6(1): 137143, 1998.


On the Relations Between Russian Desinences and Stress Patterns." Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, 1997. Pp. 128 143.


"Regular and Deviant Patterns of Russian Nominal Stress and Their Relation to Markedness," in Andrews, Edna and Yishai Tobin (eds.), Towards a Calculus of Meaning: Studies in Markedness, Distinctive Features, and Deixis. (Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe Series). John Benjamins: Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 1996, pp. 199‑215.


Review of Schenker, The Dawn of Slavic. Anthropological Linguistics 38(4): 718-726, 1996.


"Romanian Verbal Desinences for Tense, Number, and Person." Indiana Slavic Studies 7 (1994), pp. 36‑44.


"On the Evolution of Jer + Liquid Diphthongs in Polish and West Slavic," in James Daniel Armstrong: In Memoriam, Slavica: Columbus, 1994, pp. 25 41.


"Accentul verbului în limba româna," Dacoromania, I serie nouă, 1994‑95 nr. 1‑2, pp. 75‑96.


The Stress of the Romanian Verb, originally published in Romanian translation as "Accentul verbului în limba româna," Dacoromania, I serie nouă, 1994‑95 nr. 1‑2, pp. 75‑96.


"The Nature and Use of the Accentual Paradigm as Applied to Russian," Journal of Slavic Linguistics 1:1 (Winter‑Spring, 1993), pp. 44‑60.


"On the Structural Meaning of the Dybo Law," Indiana Slavic Studies 5 (1990) (=Festschrift for William Edgerton), pp. 43‑60.


"Bulgarian Nominal Accentual Paradigms and the Problem of Ambiguously Stressed Zero Morphemes," Slavic and East European Journal 34:4 (1990), pp. 491-505.


Original English version of translated "Praslovanské prozodické pozadie vzniku rytmického zákona v slovenčine," Slavica Slovaca 25:1 (1990), pp. 41‑49: "The Protoslavic Prosodic Background of the Slovak Rhythmic Law."


"The Regular Properties of Old Church Slavonic Verbs," Festschrift to Honor Rado Lencek, in Slovene Studies 9:1-2, 1987, pp. 79-86


"Czyta vs. Czytaj and the Determination of Polish Conjugational Desinences," International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics 35-36 (1987), pp. 65-78.


"Czyta kontra czytaj i ustalenie polskich końcówek koniugacyjnych," Poradnik Językowy 2 (1987), pp. 91-99.


"The Inverse Proportionality of Segmental and Suprasegmental in the Russian Verb," Slavic and East European Journal, 31:4, 1987, pp. 582-594.


"The Russian Verbal Stress System," International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics 33, l986, pp. 43-61.


"Stress Restrictions in Russian Nominal Derivation," Slavic and East European Journal 28:4, Winter, 1984, pp. 502-510.


"Diphthongal Jat' Reflexes in Slovene Dialects," Zbornik za filologiju i lingvistiku 27-28, Posvećeno Akad. M. Ivić i P.

Iviću, 1984-85, pp. 851-860.


"Positional Variation of Nasals in Contemporary Standard Polish," International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics

28, 1983, pp. 7-23.


"The Relative Chronology of the Slovene Progressive Stress Shift," Slovene Studies 4:2, 1982, pp. 91-97.


"The Phonological Background of Ukrainian Consonant Dispalatalization," Die Welt der Slaven 25:1, 1980, pp. 135-152.


"On the Definition of Russian Stress Paradigms," General Linguistics 20:3, 1980, pp. 123-139.


"The Polish Vowel Dispalatalization and its Environment," Lingua 50, 1980, pp. 221-242.

"On Stress and the Vowel-Zero Alternation in Russian," Russian Language Journal 23:115, 1979, pp. 29-44.


"Another Look at Slavic Liquid Diphthongs," Lingua 38, 1976, pp. 313-334.


"The Prosodic Evolution of West Slavic in the Context of the Neo-Acute Stress," Glossa 9:1, 1975, pp. 63-78.


Romanian Verb Handbook

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