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People in Threes Going Up in Smoke . . .

I have published some works that should be accounted for/cited here, in my opinion.  See: Lee B. Croft, “People in Threes Going Up in Smoke and other Triplicities ” THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REVIEW, Vol. 59, No. 2 (2005), pp. 29-49 and online through a password at ROCKY MOUNTAIN E-REVIEW at  Also is the older: Lee B. Croft, “Triplicity and Textual Iconicity: Russian Literature through a triangular Prism” in SYNTACTIC ICONICITY AND LINGUISTIC FREEZES: THE HUMAN DIMENSION  (Marge E. Landsberg, ed.) Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin/NY, 1995, pp. 249-265…as well as many talks.

A native of Cut Bank, Montana, Professor Lee B. Croft came to ASU as a faculty member from Cornell University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1973. He had been a student of both Professor Couch and Professor Ekmanis in the 1960’s as he pursued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics at ASU. He completed his Master’s Degree in Russian, however, at the University of Arizona in Tucson before going on to doctoral work and his first professorship at Cornell. His professional specialty is Slavic Linguistics. He was a participant of the first Joint Soviet-American Conference on the Russian Language in 1974, and he served as the Dean of Soviet Programs for the American Institute for Foreign Study in 1977. Since 1975 he has served as Coordinator of the Slavic Languages Section of the Department of Languages and Literatures, which he has also served as Assistant Chair and as Faculty Senator. He has been active in the development of ASU’s academic exchange with Universitet Kiril i Metodij (UKIM) in Skopje, Macedonia and is one of the founding members of ASU’s Russian and East European Studies Consortium (REESC). Professor Croft’s professional publications focus on linguistic iconicity, on the formal aspects of poetry and poetic translation, and on the mnemonotactics of language learning. He is one of the department’s leading grantspersons and has won several awards for excellence in teaching and student mentorship. Like Professor Couch, he is a recipient, as well as the fund founder and supervisor, of the Joe Malik, Jr. Arizona Slavic Studies Award.

Sample Publications: 1. “Triplicity and Textual Iconicity: Russian Literature Through a Triangular Prism,” in Syntactic Iconicity and Linguistic Freezes: The Human Dimension (Marge E. Landsberg, ed.), Mouton De Gruyter Publishers, Berlin/New York, 1995, pp. 249-265.
2. “Spontaneous Human Combustion in Literature: Some Literary Uses of Popular Mythology,” in CLA Journal (Journal of the College Language Association), Vol. XXXVII (March 1989), No. 3, pp. 335-347

Lee B. Croft, Ph.D.
Professor, Languages and Literatures
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11622 S. Tusayan Ct. Phoenix, AZ 85044 496-0229

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