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Brian D. Joseph is Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics, and The Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics, at The Ohio State University (first appointed 1979). His A.B. (in Linguistics) is from Yale University (1973), and his A.M. (1976) and Ph.D. (both in Linguistics) are from Harvard University (1978). He has held national and international fellowships (NEH, ACLS, Fulbright, among others), and has received two honorary doctorates (La Trobe University (2006) and University of Patras (2008)). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Linguistic Society of America. His research focus is historical linguistics, especially pertaining to the history of the Greek language (Ancient through Modern), in both its genealogical context as a member of the Indo-European language family and its geographic and contact-related context within the Balkans. A current research project involves fieldwork among the Greek-speaking communities of southern Albania.
Jerneja Kavčič is an associate professor of Greek at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her research interests concern Greek in all its historical stages (Ancient, Byzantine, and Modern Greek) as well as linguistic theory (mostly syntax). She authored a volume on the syntax of the infinitive and the participle in Early Byzantine Greek (2005); compiled the first Modern Greek-Slovenian dictionary (2006) and wrote the first Modern Greek grammar in Slovenian (2011).
Christopher Brown is Lecturer in Classics at Ohio State University, where he teaches Modern Greek language and culture. He received his PhD in Classics from Ohio State in 2008 and was two years a Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He has published and given papers on Atticism, history of Greek language, pedagogy of Greek and Latin, Greek dialectology and sociolinguistics, Greek and Roman history and philosophy of religion.