CAS Professor of Linguistics
Professor Zgusta was editor of the journal Lexicographica, V, of the series of monographsLexicographical, Series Maior of the International Encyclopedia of Lexicography, and of the International Encyclopedia of Onomastics. He is known for extensive investigation of the languages and the place names and personal names of ancient Asia Minor and as the author of the first comprehensive work on the theory of lexicography, recently translated into Chinese (published in Peking) and into Serbo-Croatian (published in Sarajevo). His book containing the epigraphical and linguistic interpretation of the oldest Ossetic (Causcasian) inscription was published by the Austrian Academy in Vienna. He has also published in the areas of Indo-European linguistics and general lexicology. Two volumes of his selected essays on lexicography are being edited by his former students, to be published by the Niemeyer Publishing House.