Edward Vajda

Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Edward Vajda has co-authored a new Yeniseian dictionary. Vajda, who teaches Russian, linguistics, and Eurasian studies in Western’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Heinrich Werner, the world's foremost expert on Yeniseic (Yeniseian)…

Western Washington University Professor of Modern & Classical Languages Edward Vajda will give a talk titled “Firelight on the River: Siberia’s Ket People and Ancient North America” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

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Edward Vajda believes he knows where an entire family of North American languages came from.

Vajda, a historical linguist at Western…

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Western professor Ed Vajda was a grad student in Russia at the time, and he was hired by CBS News as an interpreter and news analyst to help cover the story. A few years ago, he shared this account of his experiences.

J.R.R. Tolkien, wildly popular for his authorship of the fantasy trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," was by profession an unprepossessing Medievalist and historical linguist.

In this lecture, delivered at Western Washington University Nov. 14, 2012, Edward Vajda, a professor in the…

J.R.R. Tolkien, wildly popular for his authorship of the fantasy trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," was by profession an unprepossessing Medievalist and historical linguist.

Edward Vajda, a professor in the Modern and Classical Languages Department at Western Washington University…

WWU hosted the Athabaskan/Dene Languages Conference August 15-17, 2012 (conference website: http://www.uaf.edu/alc/).

Edward Vajda of WWU (Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages) and Sharon Hargus of the University of Washington were the conference organizers and secured a $21,481 Arctic…

Spoken by only a few dozen people, a language uttered in river villages 3,000 miles from Alaska is related to Tlingit, Eyak and Athabaskan. This curious link has researchers wondering how people in the middle of Siberia can be related to Alaskans and other North Americans, and what it means to…

Spoken by only a few dozen people, a language uttered in river villages 3,000 miles from Alaska is related to Tlingit, Eyak and Athabaskan. This curious link has researchers wondering how people in the middle of Siberia are related to Alaskans and other North Americans -- and what it means to…

Edward Vajda, professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will give a lecture titled “The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., in Bellingham. The free, public talk, an…

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