Simona Klemenčič, PhD

Etymologist, research fellow, assistant professor, researcher at the eSSKJ



+386 1 4706 199

simona.klemencic@zrc-sazu.si

Novi trg 4 (1st floor)



Researcher's IDs
21451 (ARRS)

Simona Klemenčič (27 June 1971) is a research fellow at the Fran Ramovš Institute for the Slovenian Language and a researcher in the Lexicology Section. She is part of the team that compiles the growing dictionary of the Slovene standard language (eSSKJ). Her primary area of research is the etymology of the Slovene language. She is an editor for the Institute's social media presence. She teaches at the Department of Comparative and General Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, is the leader of the winning Slovenian team at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) and is board member of the international committees of two language Olympiads.

Research Areas

  • etymology
  • comparative linguistics
  • Indo-European dialectology
  • Indo-European antiquities
  • “Nostratic« linguistics
  • Indo-Uralic theory
  • constructed languages (Esperanto)

Education, Academic and Scientific Titles

  • 2009: research fellow, ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of Slovenian Language
  • 2005: PhD thesis: Starejše jezikovne povezave albanščine, baltščine in slovanščine, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2003: MA thesis: Pogledi na kentum in satem, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2001: assistant professor of Comparative Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2000: BA degree in Comparative Slavic Linguistics and Comparative Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Employments, Leadership Positions and Competences

Employments:

  • 1993/1994: foreign-language assistant for the Slovene language, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • 1999–: external lecturer at the Department for Comparative and General Linguistics Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2000–: ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of Slovenian Language

Supervision:

  • 2019: mentor of the winning team at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Korea

Other Experience:

  • guest lecturer: Cleveland, USA (2009), Bielsko-Biała, Poland (2009), Zagreb, Croatia (2006)

Work in Editorial Boards and Expert Commissions

  • board member at the International Linguistics Olympiad
  • board member at the Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad
  • president of the Honorary Court of Arbitration at the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia

Outstanding Achievements, Awards and Grants

  • 2018: silver award for active participation in the field of linguistics competition by the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia
  • 2017: award for outstanding work in education and/or research by the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2016: bronze award for active participation in the field of linguistics competition by the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia
  • 2015: award for outstanding work in education by the Board of Students of Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

 

Research areas
Dialectology H401
Comparative linguistics H380
History of language H355
Lexicology H353
Linguistics H350
Baltic and Slavonic languages and literatures H590

Keywords
eetymology • comparative linguistics • Slovene language • Slavic languages • methodology of comparative linguistics • Indo-Uralic theory • constructed languages