Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the College
Yaroslav Gorbachov’s research interests center on historical Slavic, Baltic, and Indo-European linguistics (in particular, verb morphology), as well as Balto-Slavic accentology. He has taught classes in historical Slavic and Germanic linguistics at Novosibirsk State University, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago, including History of East Slavic, Comparative Slavic Phonology, Comparative Slavic Morphology, English Etymology, Introduction to Historical Linguistics, Comparative Grammar of Indo-European, Gothic, and Evolution of Writing.
He wrote Indo-European Origins of the Nasal Inchoative Class in Germanic, Baltic, and Slavic. His next book-length project is on the origin of the Balto-Slavic Zweistämmigkeit (tracing Slavic aspect and Baltic diathesis back to a single source).
Gorbachov holds a PhD in linguistics from Harvard University and a BA in Russian language and literature from Novosibirsk State University in Russia.
Gorbachov joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.