Victor Raskin

Victor Raskin (born April 17, 1944) is a distinguished professor of linguistics at Purdue University. He is the author of Semantic Mechanisms of Humor and Ontological Semantics and founding editor (now editor-at-large) of Humor, the journal for the International Society for Humor Studies.

He is an associate director and founding faculty member of CERIAS at Purdue University along with Gene Spafford and Mikhail Atallah.


Victor Raskin was born in Irbit, U.S.S.R. (now the Russian Federation). He has been married to Marina Bergelson since 1965; his daughter Sarah was born in 1982. He and his wife emigrated from the U.S.S.R. to Israel in 1973, and have been Israeli citizens since 1973. They moved to the U.S.A. in 1978, became permanent residents of the U.S.A. in 1979, and became U.S. citizens in 1984.



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