Russian language and linguistics
James S. Levine received a BA in history (1971) and in Russian (1972) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MA (1974) and PhD (1977) in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty of George Mason University in 1981, Dr. Levine was Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Maryland, College Park (1977-1981). He is currently associate professor of Russian and director of Russian Studies. Research interests include Russian language and linguistics, especially case, voice, aspect, and verbal reflexives in Russian.
Dr. Levine has served as a consultant on foreign language education projects for the American Council on Education and as a specialist reviewer and panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Security Education Program, and the American Councils for International Education. He is the author of Schaum’s Outline of Russian Grammar (1999), co-editor of Case in Slavic (1986), and co-translator of The Black Book (1980). His articles and reviews have appeared in The Slavic and East European Journal, Slavic Review, Folia Slavica, Morphosyntax in Slavic, and in the Journal of Slavic Linguistics.