James E. Lavine

  • Professor of Linguistics
  • Director, Linguistics Program           
  • Bucknell University
  • Lewisburg, PA 17837
  • Tel: (570) 577-3734
  • Fax: (570) 577-1948
  • jlavine@bucknell.edu


Syntactic Theory, Syntax/Argument-Structure Interface,
Syntax/Semantics of Event Structure, Case Theory, Predication,
Slavic Comparative Linguistics, Lithuanian Syntax


Ph.D. Princeton University, 2000 Joint Degree: Program in Linguistics &
Department of Slavic Languages

M.A. Harvard University, Russian Research Center, 1992 Slavic Linguistics,
Less Commonly Taught Languages (Czech, Ukrainian, Georgian)

Research Positions

Leading Researcher, "Valency, Argument Realisation and Grammatical Relations in Baltic" 2013–2016, University of Vilnius

Visiting Fellow in Linguistics, Spring 2005, Summer 2007, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2017, Princeton University, Program in Linguistics

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, 2000-2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

Ad Hoc Reviewer: Journal of Linguistics, Journal of Slavic Linguistics, Baltic Linguistics,
Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Formal Description of Slavic Languages,
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, Linguistic Variation,
John Benjamins Linguistik Aktuell Series, Israel Science Foundation,
AATSEEL annual meeting, Linguistics Division

Vice President (Linguistics), American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)—2010-2013

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Slavic Linguistics