Researcher in the Lexicological section

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Research interests

Assistant Prof. Aleksandra Bizjak Končar’s research is related to lexicography, corpus linguistics and textual semantics. In the area of corpus semantics, she participated in the preparation of the national corpus Nova beseda (, and in the preparation of the part-of-speech tagging (POST) in Slovene.

Her publications in research journals investigate textual analysis in relation to social context; her latest research focuses mainly on the investigation of textual meaning.

In 2004 and 2005, she was the Director of the newly established Faculty for Slovene Studies, University of Nova Gorica; since 2008 she has been lecturing on two subjects at this university, Slovene Language III and Discourse Analysis.

Selected publications

BIZJAK, Aleksandra. Dvojina v Dalmatinovem Pentatevhu 1584. In MERŠE, Majda (ed.). Slavistična revija (Trubarjeva številka) 56/57 (2008-4/2009-1). Ljubljana: Slavistično društvo Slovenije, 2009, pp. 231–242.

BIZJAK, Aleksandra. Contemporary sermons: from grammatical annotation to rhetorical design. In NØRGAARD, Nina (ed.). Systemic functional linguistic in use (Odense working papers in language and communication, vol. 29). University of Southern Denmark, 2008, pp. 503–521.

BIZJAK, Aleksandra. The use of grammatically annotated corpora for the display of textual patterns. In STEINER, Erich (ed.), NEUMANN, Stella (ed.). Data and interpretation in linguistic analysis: Proceedings of the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop 23rd - 25th July 2007, Saarbrücken, Germany. [Saarbrücken: Universität des Saarlandes, 2008], pp. 1–17.

BIZJAK, Aleksandra. Pridiga kot žanr. Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana 2005.

BIZJAK, Aleksandra. Strukturalno-pomenska analiza pridige kot žanra. Slavistična revija 53/2 (2005), pp. 153–170.

JAKOPIN, Primož, BIZJAK, Aleksandra. O strojno podprtem oblikoslovnem označevanju slovenskega besedila. Slavistična revija 45/3–4 (1997), pp. 513–532.

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Curriculum Vitae

1988: graduated (BA Hons.) from the Department of Slovene Language and Literature, and the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.

1989–1994: Lecturer and the Head of study program for Slovene language, literature and culture in the School of Modern Languages, Macquarie University, Sydney.

1992: was awarded an Australian Government scholarship for postgraduate study; she successfully completed her Masters thesis (adviser Prof. D. Butt) in applied linguistics in the School of English Language at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Since 1996: employed (tenure) in the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU.

2004: completed her PhD thesis Jezikoslovne osnove pridige kot žanra in the Department of Comparative and General linguistics, University of Ljubljana and consequently, was awarded the title Doctor of Philosophy in the field of linguistics.

In 2004 and 2005 she was the Director of the newly established Faculty for Slovene Studies, University of Nova Gorica; since 2008 she has been lecturing the subject “Discourse analysis” in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Nova Gorica.


Research areas

Linguistics H350 • Grammar, semantics, semiotics, syntax H352 • Lexicology H353 • Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics H360 


functional linguistics • corpus linguistics • sociolinguistics • lexicography • stylistics