Publication List

 

Mythology 

(in press) (with Walter May and Tamerlan Salbiev) The Nart Sagas of the Ossetians

Madison, Wisconsin: Turko-Tatar Press (approximately 800 pages). 

(2010)  Review of Count Nikolai Tolstoy (2009)  The Oldest British Prose Literature, The Compilation of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi,”  Edwin Mellin Press, vii + 569 pages,  Journal of Indo-European Studies, 50. 

(2009)  Review of Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Paul T. Barber (2004) When They Severed Earth from Sky, How the Human Mind Shapes Myth. Princeton University Press, xv + 290, 44 illustrations, plus an appendix.  Journal of Indo-European Studies, 37: 233 – 46. 

(2008) The Hunters, Journal of Indo-European Studies, 36: 442 -63. 

(2006)  The Functions revisited, a Nart God of War and Three Nart Heroes.  Journal of Indo-European Studies, 34, 1-2: 27-54. 

(2005) Review of Armen Y. Petrosyan (2002) The Indo-European and Ancient Near Eastern Sources of the Armenian Epic, Myth and History. Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph No. 42.  236 pages. Journal of the Society of Armenian Studies, (7 pages). 

(2002) Myths from the Caucasus: the Nart Sagas of the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs.  Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, series "Mythos." (573 pages) 

(1998)  Dumézil and the Details, in Cosmos 14:103-117, special edition devoted to the papers delivered at the session on Georges Dumézil, AAA, December 1998. 

(1994, a) Two Circassian Tales of Huns and Khazars.  Annual of the Society for the Study of  Caucasia,   vol. 3, 1991, pp. 63-75. 

(1994, b) nahrt R&ex@Wez!er - R&ebLan (in Adyghé)[The Nart Hero as Knight], in Asker M. Hadaghat'la and Ruslan G. Khadzhebiekov (eds.) Nart aposemré kavkaz bzés!&éneGémré  [The Nart Epic and Caucasology], Societas Caucasologica Europæa, VIth Colloquium, 23-25 June 1992, Maikop. Maikop, Republic of Adygheya, Russian Federation: Adygheya Publishers. Pp. 64-67. 

(1994, c)  foreword to C. Scott Littleton and Linda Malcor, From Scythia to Camelot, New York: Garland Publishing. Pp. xiii-xx. 

(1992, a) review of "Alan Dundes, Folklore Matters.  Knoxville, Tennessee: The University of Tennessee Press, 1989. xii + 172 pp.  (no price)," Anthropologica 34: 269-270. 

(1992, b) review of "Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt, with a foreword by Alan Dundes, American Folklore Scholarship, a Dialogue of Dissent.  Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana: The University of Indiana Press, 1988.  xiv + 186. $35.00 (cloth), $9.95 (paper)." Anthropologica 34: 270-272. 

(1989, a) The Woman of the Myths: the Satanaya Cycle, in Howard I. Aronson (ed.), The Annual of the Society for the Study of Caucasia  2: 3-11. 

(1989, b) Myths from the Forest of Circassia, The World & I, December issue.  The Washington, D.C.: The Washington Times Publishing Corporation.  Pp. 644-651. 

(1989, c) Prometheus among the Circassians, The World & I, March issue.  Washington, D.C.: The Washington Times Publishing Corporation.  Pp. 644-651.           

(1988) "The Narts", and "The Blossom of Lady Satanaya (Hatiquoya West Circassian)" (a Nart saga) on pp. 6 and 9 of Newsletter, of the Kavkaz Cultural Center of California, vol. II, no. 6. 

(1986-7) "Review of The Plight of a Sorcerer. Georges Dumézil.  Edited by Jan Puhvel and David Weeks. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1986. x + 120 pp." Nexus 5: 57-69. Hamilton, Ontario: McMaster University, Department of Anthropology. 

(1984, a) Epic, Nart: North Caucasian, The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet Literature, H. Weber (ed.), vol. 7, pp. 1-14. Gulf Breeze, Florida: Academic International Press. 

(1984, b) "Review of Tekla Dömötör, Hungarian Folk Beliefs. Translated by Christopher M. Hann.  Bloomington, Indiana; Indiana University Press, 1983. Pp. 324. $17.50 (cloth)."Culture 3.2: 73-74. 

(1984, c) Parallels between the Circassian Nart Sagas, the Rg Veda, and Germanic Mythology, in V. Setty Pendakur (ed.), South Asian Horizons, vol. 1, Culture and Philosophy, pp. 1-28.  Ottawa: Carleton University, Canadian Asian Studies Association. 

(1982, a) A Translation of the Nart Sagas, Final Performance Report, to NEH. 24 pages.           

(1982, b) A Translation of the Abaza Nart Sagas, Final Report, to SSHRC.  10 pages. 

(1981) A Translation of the Nart Sagas, Final Report, to NEH. 6 pages.

 

Linguistics 

(in preparation, a) “Post-Glacial, a New Super-phylum Hypothesis for Eurasia,” for Central Eurasian Review. 

 (in preparation, b)  A Reader in Northwest Caucasian Languages, Munich: LINCOM-Europa (208 pages + audio CD) 

(in press) “The Typology of the Gutturals,” in Proceedings of the Conference on Back(ing), Paris, Sorbonne – Nouvelle. 

(submitted), with Adrienne Mayor and David Saunders, “Making Sense of Nonsense Inscriptions Associated with Amazons and Scythians on Greek Vases,” to Hesperia

(2012)  “Vastness Revisted,” LACUS Forum, Linguistic Association of Canada and The United States, Conference Proceedings 

(2011)  “The Storehouse of History, Ancient Ethnonyms and other Names from the Caucasus,” Slavonic and East European Review, pp.  

(2007) Kabardian (East Circassian), Munich: LINCOM-Europa, series "Languages of the World/Materials 200" (122 pages). 

(2006)  “Counter Examples in Linguistics, the Case of Circassian as a Split Anaphor Language, “ Linguistica Atlantica 25. (33 pages) 

(2004, a)  Georgian and Other Caucasian Languages.  Encyclopedia of Linguistics.  London: Taylor and Francis, New York: Routledge.  (6 pages) 

(2004, b) Review of Armen Y. Petrosyan (2002) The Indo-European and Ancient Near Eastern Sources of the Armenian Epic, Myth and History. Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph No. 42.  236 pages, with bibliography and index.  In Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies.

(2003)  More Pontic, Further Etymologies between Indo-European and Northwest Caucasian, in Dee Ann Holisky and Kevin Tuite (eds.), Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian Linguistics, Papers in Honor of Howard Aronson, Amsterdam: E. J. Brill. Pp. 41-60. 

(1998, a)  "Kabardian (East Circassian)," in Peter Rollberg (ed.) [sub-editor for National Languages, John A. C. Greppin], The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic, and Central Asian Literatures.  (19 pages) 

(1998, b)  "Languages of the Dead," in Victor H. Mair (ed.), The Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Peoples of Eastern Central Asia. Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph 26 (2 volumes), Institute for the Study of Man, Washington, D.C. and The University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications, Philadelphia. Pages 431- 447. 

(1997)  Phyletic Links between Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Northwest Caucasian, The Journal of Indo-European Studies, 25.1-2: 119-151.  [reprint of an article in Howard I. Aronson (ed.), The Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, Linguistic Studies: New Series, University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society, 1992, pp. 19-54]. 

(1996)  "Reflexives and Reciprocals in Circassian, and Other Problems for Government and Binding Theory," in Howard I. Aronson (ed.), NSL. 8, Linguistic Studies in the Non-Slavic Languages of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic Republics, University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society, pp. 83-106. 

(1994, a) Microcosmos: the Circassian Verb, in Howard I. Aronson (ed.), Non-Slavic Languages of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic Republics, Linguistic Studies, Second Series, vol. 2, University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society, pp. 15-54.                                                                                                                       

(1994, b) How to Describe the Sounds of the Northwest Caucasian Languages. H. Aronson (ed.), Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, Papers from the Fourth Conference, Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers, pp.  61-113. 

(1994, c) Proto-Northwest Caucasian, or How to Crack a Very Hard Nut, The Journal of Indo-European Studies 22.1-2: 1-35 [reprint of an article in Howard I. Aronson (ed.), The Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, Linguistic Studies, University of Chicago:  Chicago Linguistic Society, 1989, pp. 20-55].

(1992, a) A Grammar of the Kabardian Language.  University of Calgary Press.  (xxiv + 231 pages). 

(1992, b) How Many Consonants does Ubykh Have?  in Caucasian Perspectives, B. George Hewitt (ed.). Munich: Lincom Europa.  Pp. 145-156. 

(1992, c) Phyletic Links between Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Northwest Caucasian, in Howard I. Aronson (ed.), The Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, Linguistic Studies: New Series, University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society. Pp. 19-54  [reprinted in The Journal of Indo-European Studies 25.1-2: 155-187, 1997] 

(1989, a) Proto-Northwest Caucasian, or How to Crack a Very Hard Nut, in Howard I. Aronson (ed.), The Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, Linguistic Studies, University of Chicago:  Chicago Linguistic Society, pp. 20-55.  [reprinted in The Journal of Indo-European Studies 22.1-2: 1-35, 1994] 

(1989, b) East Circassian (Kabardian Dialect). In B. George Hewitt (ed.) The Indigenous Languages of the Caucasus, vol. 2, The North West Caucasian Languages.  Delmar, New York: Caravan Books.  Pp. 261-355. 

(1988) The Northwest Caucasian Languages: a Phonological Survey.  In the series, Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics, Jorge Hankamer (ed.).  New York: Garland Publishing, (xxxi + 480). 

(1985) Pharyngeals and Pharyngealization. International Journal of American Linguistics 51.4: 366-368. 

(1984) Circassian /-qa-/ Meets Semantic Algebra and Ergativity.  Folia Slavica 7: 49-90, H. Aronson and W. Darden (eds.), Papers from the Third Conference on the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR

(1983, a) "Review of Thomas V. Gamkrelidze and Givi I. Machavariani (1982), Sonantensystem und Ablaut in den Kartwelsprachen. Translated and with an epilogue by Winfried Boeder; Gunter Narr Verlag, Tübingen, xii-160 p., DM 42,--." Papiere zur Linguistik 29.2: 59-65. 

(1983, b) Fast vs. Slow Languages: comments on the structure of discourse and the evolution of language. Papiere zur Linguistik 28: 27-51. 

(1983, c) Vowel Disharmony: Linguistic Contacts between the Northeastern Altaic, Paleosiberian and North American Indian Peoples, Proceedings of the 31st International Congress of Human Sciences in Asia and North Africa.  Tokyo. 

(1982, a) Western Circassian Vocalism, Folia Slavica 5: 89-114, H. Aronson and W. Darden (eds.), Papers from the Second Conference on the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR. 

(1982, b) review of "The Languages of the Soviet Union. Bernard Comrie. Cambridge Language Surveys.  Cambridge University Press, 1981. xx+317 pp." American Anthropologist 84.3: 748-749. 

(1981, a) Typological Parallels between Proto-Indo-European and the Northwest Caucasian Languages.  Bono Homini Donum: Essays in Historical Linguistics in Memory of J. Alexander Kerns, Y. Arbeitman and A. R. Bomhard (eds.), vol. 2, pp. 475-558. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

(1981, b) Circassian West (Bzhedukh Dialect), The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet Literature, H. Weber (ed.), vol. 4, pp. 156-181.  Gulf Breeze, Florida: Academic International Press. 

(1980)  Caucasian Languages, The Academic American Encyclopedia, pp. 288-289. Princeton, New Jersey: Arête Publishers. 

(1979, a) Phonemic Contrasts and Distinctive Features: Caucasian Examples, in P. R. Clyne, W. F. Hanks and C. L. Hofbauer (eds.), The Elements: a Parasession on Linguistic Units and Levels, Including Papers from the Conference on the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR, pp. 307-321. University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.           

(1979, b) Rightward Movement, Question Formation and the Nature of Transformational Processes: the Circassian Case. Papiere zur Linguistik 21: 27-73.

(1979, c) Verbs that Inflect for Kinship. Papiere zur Linguistik 20: 37-66. 

(1979, d) Northwest Caucasian Languages, The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet Literature, H. Weber (ed.), vol. 3, pp. 225-234. Gulf Breeze, Florida: Academic International Press. 

(1977) Languages of the North-West Caucasus, in G. Thomas (ed.), The Languages and Literatures of the Non-Russian Peoples of the Soviet Union.  Hamilton, Ontario: McMaster University, Russian Department.  Pp. 62-154. 

(1975, a)  Syntactic Rule-Ordering in Modern Persian. Wiener linguistische Gazette 9: 3-10 

(1975, b) The Relationship between Aspiration and Nasalization. Wiener linguistische Gazette 9: 11-15. 

(1974, a) Consonants with Advanced Tongue Root in the Northwest Caucasian Languages, in J. Hankamer and E. Kaisse (eds.), NELS V, Papers Delivered at the 5th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, pp. 153-161. Harvard University: Linguistics Department. 

(1974, b) Rovner, P., J. Makhoul, J. J. Wolf and John Colarusso.   Where the Words Are: Lexical Retrieval in a Speech Understanding System, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Speech Recognition, pp. 160-164. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie-Mellon University. 

(1974, c) Chronological Rules for Continuous Speech, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.  (145 pages) [Confidential internal document] 

(1974, d) On Two-Vowel Systems, Linguistic Society of America, 27-30 December.  New York.

 

Culture

(2002) Remarks on the Anau and Niyä Seals, Sino-Platonic Papers, no. 124: 35 - 47. 

(1997, a)  Circassians.  Encyclopedia of American Immigrant Cultures, David Levinson (ed.), New York: Macmillan. (13 pages) 

(1997, b)  "Peoples of the Caucasus (overview article)," in Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life.  Pepper Pike, Ohio: Eastword Publications.  (24 pages) 

(1994)  Circassians.  Encyclopedia of World Cultures, David Levinson (ed.), vol. 6, Inner Eurasia and China, Paul Friedrich and Norma Diamond (eds.), Boston, Massachusetts: G. K. Hall & Co. 

 

Politics

(in press) “Abkhazia Twenty Year On,” in Reflections on Abkhazia, Metin Sonmez, editor,  http://www.reflectionsonabkhazia.net 

(2011) Interview in Otkrytaja, 26 July - 3 August, no.29, “Izuchite opyt Shotlandii, eto vam pomozhet,” [Learn from the experience of Scotland; it will help you] 

(2010, a) “What Could have Happened in the Caucasus,” in John Colarusso (editor), Abkhazia.  Istanbul: Friends of Abkhazia. (pp. 53-7). 

(2010, b)  (editor)  Independence of Abkhazia and Prospects for the Caucasus.  Istanbul: Friends of Abkhazia. 

(2010, c) “Russia: The Circassians and the Sochi Olympics,” Oxford Analytica. 

(2009)  Regional Realities in the South Caucasus.  In Ergun Özgur (editor) , Independence of Abkhazia and Prospects for the Caucasus. (10 page paper) 

__________ with Walter Comins-Richmond (2008)  “The Conquest and Deportation of the Circassians,” in Stephen D. Shenfield (ed.) Johnson’s Russia List,  Research and Analytical Supplement, Special Issue:   The Circassians , Issue No. 43 - May 2008, < http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/2008-1.cfm#1>. 

(2002, a) “The American Response to September 11th, Its Imperatives and Its Implications,” web page document <www.atlantic-council.ca> (55 pages). 

(2002, b) “Russia and the Near Abroad, Fault Lines for Conflict,” Atlantic Council of Canada, Annual Forum, (2002), web page document <www.atlantic-council.ca> (44 pages, 3 maps) 

(2000)  A review of John B. Dunlop (1999) Russia confronts Chechnya, roots of a separatist conflict, Cambridge University Press (xiv + 234 pages), in Canadian Journal of Political Science, pp. 23-26. 

(1999)  The Second Russo - Chechen War as a Cusp Event,  Caspian Crossroads, vol. 4, no. 4, Summer/Fall, US-Azerbaijani Council. Pp. 5-9. 

(1998, a) "Caucasus," in 1997-1998, State of World Conflict Report, Atlanta, Georgia: The Carter Center, pp. 74-75. 

(1998, b) "Chechnia," in State of World Conflict Report, Atlanta, Georgia: The Carter Center, p. 75. 

(1997) The Ethnic Threats to the Caucasian Pipelines, Caspian Crossroads, June 1997, US-Azerbaijani Council. (8 pages) 

(1995, a)  Chechnya: the War without Winners.  Current History, October, vol. 94, no. 594, pp. 329-336. 

(1995, b) Abkhazia.  B. George Hewitt and John Wright (eds.) Central Asian Survey, pp. 75-96.  London: Hurst. 

__________ and Vadim Ogoev, (1995, c)  The “Perfect” American Tragedy: the O. J. Simpson Trial, in Ogonëk, no. 28, August, (1 page). 

(1995, d)  "Galifaks - 95, uroki sammita," [Halifax - 95, lessons of the summit] in Ogonëk, no. 26, June, p. 69. 

(1995, e) review of The North Caucasus Barrier: the Russian Advance toward the Muslim World, Marie Bennigsen-Broxup (ed.) xvii + 252 pages.  London: Hurst & Company, £27.50.  ISBN 1-85065-069-1, Survival, quarterly journal of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.  (3 pages) 

(1991) Circassian Repatriation, The World & I, November 1991 issue. Washington, D.C.: The Washington Times Publishing Corporation.  Pp. 656-669. [translated into Circassian, Russian, Turkish, and Arabic]

 

Biology 

(1990) Intelligence and Communication in Psittacines.  In Jacquie Blackburn (ed.) Canadian Parrot Symposium.  Pickering, Ontario: Silvio Mattacchione & Co.  Pp. 72-77. 

(1989) Platypuses, Proof, and Possibilities (Response to Heuvelmans, Bauer, and Krumbiegel and Sehm), Cryptozoology   8: 118-123. 

(1988)Waitoreke, the New Zealand "Otter:" a Linguistic Solution to a Cryptozoological Problem.  Cryptozoology 7: 46-60. 

(1984) Some Thoughts on the Role of Folklore in Cryptozoology, Cryptozoology 2: 90-97. 

(1980) A Wild Man of the Caucasus, in M. Halpin and M. M. Ames (eds.), Manlike Monsters on Trial, Early Records and Modern Evidence, pp. 255-264. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.