Budapest, 22 September 1943

Foreign member

Department of Language and Literature


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since  2 November 2006

Field of study
Comparative linguistics, comparative literature, ethnology and culturology

Free University of Berlin, BA and MA (1971‒1977); PhD (1981); habilitation (1991)

Institute of Slavonic Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, director; Friedrich Schiller University Jena,, full professor retired (2009)

Membership of other academies
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Membership of editorial boards
Zeitschrift für Balkanologie (Wiesbaden); Scripta Slavica (Marburg /Lahn); Balkanologie – Sprachen und Kulturen (Vienna);

Awards and recognitions
Đura Daničić Medal, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade;
Order of the Serbian Flag of the third class (2018)