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Renee Perelmutter

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Jewish Studies
Director of Jewish Studies
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2132
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Degree: Ph.D., UC Berkeley (May 2008)

Position: Assistant Professor with joint appointment in the Jewish Studies Program.


Fluent: English, Hebrew, Russian (native), and Ukrainian.

Advanced level knowledge: Yiddish (heritage), Bulgarian, Czech, and Polish.

Reading knowledge: French, German, Old Church Slavic, Old Russian, Ruthenian, Old Norse, Middle Welsh

Selected Publications

Selected recent publications

Forthcoming article: "Deictic shifts in the Slavic translations from Hebrew associated with the Judaizers," in Translation and Tradition in Slavia Orthodoxa, B. Gasparov and V. Izmirlieva (eds). Lit Verlag, Slavische Sprachgeschichte, 5.

2012 article: "Interactive Properties: Modern Russian predicate adjectives in affirmative and negative contexts." Russian Linguistics 36(1), 1-26.

2010 article: "Impoliteness recycled: Subject ellipsis in Modern Russian complaint discourse." Journal of Pragmatics 42 (12), 3214-3231.

2010 chapter: Verbs of Motion Under Negation in Modern Russian. New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion. Studies in Language Companion Series, vol. 115, V. Hasko and R. Perelmutter (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2010 edited volume: [with Viktoria Hasko] New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion. Studies in Language Companion Series, vol. 115. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2009 article: Pragmatic Functions of Reported Speech with jako in the Old Russian Primary Chronicle. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 10 (1), 108—131.

2008 article: The Language of Dream Reports and Dostoevsky's The Double. Slavic and East European Journal 52/1: 55—86.

Selected Grants

Selected grants

Internal: New Faculty General Research Fund, General Research Fund

2020 Graduation


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