Warsaw, 2. 1. 1931.

Foreign member

Department of Language and Literature


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since  23 October 1997

Field of study
Linguistics (Slavonic studies)

University of Lodz  (Poland), MA (1952); University in Warsaw, PhD (1959); habilitation (1964)

Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences (1954‒1967); University in Warsaw, assisstant (1967‒1969); Institute of the Polish Language of the Polish Academy of Sciences, professor (1970‒1983); Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skoplje, visiting professor (1983‒1999); University of California, visiting professor (1989); Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, director of the Research Centre for Areal Linguistics (2000‒)

Accession speech
Lecture: Antropocentric Theory of Language and Serbian System of Grammatical Cases, delivered at SASA, 9 May 2002

Membership of other academies
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1976); Polish Academy of Sciences (1991)

Awards and recognitions
Order of Yugoslav Flag with golden wreath  (1990)