Indiana University Bloomington

Miriam Shrager, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Miriam Shrager

Office number: GA 4035
Office telephone: (812) 855-2347
E-mail address:

Degree: Ph.D., Indiana University, 2007.

Dissertation: "The Accentual System of Masculine Nouns in "Krivichi" Dialects."

Specialties/Research Interests: Russian Language and Linguistics, historical and comparative Slavic and general linguistics; Balto-Slavic accentology; Slavic dialectology, folklore.

Current Projects: "translation project"

Selected Publications:


"Common Slavic Deverbatives and their Origin", Studies in Accentology and Slavic Linguistics in Honor of Ronald Feldstein, ed. Miriam Shrager, Edna Andrews, George Fowler, and Steven Franks. Bloomington: Slavica, 2015.

“Neutralization of word-final voicing in Russian,” Journal of Slavic Linguistics (JSL), volume 20-1, Bloomington: Slavica, 2012.

“The Linguistics and Poetics of Russian Proverbs,” Исследования по славянским языкам 16-1, Seoul: Korean Association of Slavists, 2011.

“Accentuation of Masculine Monosyllabic Nouns of Susak Speakers in New Jersey,” Baltistica 2011, VII, 207-225, Vilnius: Vilnius University Press, 2011.

“Accentuation of Masculine Nouns in Northwest Russian Dialects,” Tones and Theories: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology, Zagreb: Institut za hrvatski jezyk i jezykoslovlje, 2007.

“Accentuation of Northwest Russian Dialects,” Working Papers in Slavic Studies, vol. 3”, Columbus: Ohio State University, 2004.

Newsletter Article:

“Field Work in Northwest Russia,” REEIfication, [Russian and East European Institute Newsletter], Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999.

Courses I have taught:

  • Intermediate and Avanced Russian Language
  • Russian for Heritage Speakers
  • Russian Folk Tales
  • Readings in Russian Literature
  • History or Russian Literary Language
  • Introduction to Russian Culture
  • Russian and Soviet Cinema