Keith Langston is Professor of Linguistics and Slavic Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from Yale University, where he also taught for three years as a lecturer. He is a member of the faculty of the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Georgia. His research focuses mainly on the South Slavic languages, investigating the organization of their sound systems, word structure, and the interaction of the two; how language changes over time; and the ways language functions in society, particularly in the formation of identity. He teaches courses in theoretical and historical linguistics, Russian language, and Slavic studies. Dr. Langston has served as the Russian Language Program Coordinator for Germanic & Slavic Studies (1995-2017), as Head of Germanic & Slavic Studies (2003-2006), as Director of the Linguistics Program (2016-17), and is now Head of the Department of Linguistics (2017- ).  For more information, follow the links above.