Alenka Jelovšek, PhD

Research Associate, Researcher in the Project of Compiling the Dictionary of the 16th-Century Slovenian Literary Language (SSKJ16)



+386 1 200 60 08

alenka.jelovsek@zrc-sazu.si

Wolfova 8 (2. nadstropje)



Researcher's IDs
32203 (ARRS)

Alenka Jelovšek (10 April 1984) is a researcher at the Section for the History of the Slovenian Language. In her research she focusses on the Slovenian literary language of the 16th century, especially on the development of orthographical norms and personal pronouns; additionally, she researches the development of forms of address in Slovenian through history. In her work she tests the possibilities of using modern language technologies to analyze historical texts. She is a co-author and co-editor of the Dictionary of the 16th-Century Slovenian Literary Language (Vol. 1 A–D published in 2021), member of the editorial board and technical editor of the journal Jezikoslovni zapiski and member of the editorial board of Language Counselling web portal. Through occasional appearances in media she presents topics in Slovenian language history to the general public and deals with some modern orthographical questions.

Research Areas

  • historical lexicology
  • historical lexicography
  • historical morphology
  • Slovenian literary language of the16th century historical sociolinguistics


Education, Academic and Scientific Titles

  • 2014-: research fellow, ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language
  • 2014: PhD thesis: Osebni zaimki v jeziku slovenskih protestantskih piscev 16. stoletja (Personal Pronouns in the Language of the 16th-Century Slovenian Protestant Writers), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2014: BA degree History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2011–12: Assistant, History of Language, University of Nova Gorica
  • 2010: BA degree in General Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2009: BA degrees in Slovenian, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • 2003: matura exam, Gimnazija Ravne na Koroškem, Ravne na Koroškem
     

Employments, Leadership and Competences

Employments:

  • 2011–2012: temporary employment, University of Nova Gorica
  • 2009–:  ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institut of the Slovenian Language
     

Leadership Positions:

  • 2019: field editor (XML), Corpus 16: Text Corpus of Slovenian 16th-Century Protestant Writers

Supervision:

  • young researcher: Eva Trivunović

Other Experience:

  • visits: Logroño (2021), Lausanne (2021), Prague (2016)

 

Work in Editorial Boards and Expert Commissions:

  • 2020–: member of the editorial board of the Language Counselling web portal
  • 2017–: member of the editorial board of Jezikoslovni zapiski
  • 2016–2017: member of the expert commission for preparation of the tender and assessment of applications for PR-ESF-Flexible Forms of Learning, Slovenian Ministry of Culture
  • 2011–­: technical editor of Jezikoslovni zapiski

Outstanding Achievements, Awards and Grants

  • 2021: main editor and co-author of the Dictionary of the 16th-Century Slovenian Literary Language, Vol. 1: A–D
  • 2021: editor of the scientific monograph Gorske bukve 1582. Znanstvenokritična izdaja (Styrian Vineyard Act 1582. Scientific Critical Edition)
  • 2019: co-editor of the scientific monograph Oživljeni Vodnik: Razprave o Valentinu Vodniku (Vodnik Revived: Discussions on Valentin Vodnik) (together with Andreja Legan Ravnikar and Irena Orel)
  • 2011: Friar Stanislav Škrabec Foundation grant
  • 2009: Prešeren Prize, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • 2008: Prešeren Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
     
Friar Stanislav Škrabec Foundation grant (2011)
Prešeren Prize, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (2009)
Prešeren Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (2008)
Research areas
Linguistics H350
Lexicology H353
History of language H355
Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics H360

Keywords
history of the Slovenian literary language • historical linguistics • historical lexicography (16th century) • historical morphology • historical sociolinguistics