Research fellow, researcher at Slovenian Linguistic Atlas

Phone:
+386 5 335 73 21
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Location:
Delpinova 12, Nova Gorica
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Researcher's IDs:
20690 (ARRS)
0000-0003-1099-1955 (ORCHID)
57192979633 (SCOPUS)
Research interests

Danila Zuljan Kumar is a researcher in the Dialectological Section. Her research focuses on the Slovenian dialectology, especially on the Ter/Torre Valley, Nadiško/Natisone Valley and Brda/Collio dialects of the Slovenian Littoral dialect group. Within this, she is particularly interested in the problems of linguistic contact between unrelated languages, i.e. between the western Slovene dialects and the Romance neighbors. Recently, she has also focused on sociolinguistic issues in linguistic contact, such as the relationship between identities and languages in multilingual societies. She participates in the preparation of the Slovenian Linguistic Atlas.

Research Areas:

  • dialectology
  • syntax
  • contact linguistics
  • text linguistics
  • sociolinguistics

Education, Academic and Scientific Titles:

  • 2015: research fellow, ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of Slovenian Language
  • 2015: assistant professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Nova Gorica
  • 2006: PhD thesis: Govorjena briška narečna besedila z vidika besedilne skladnje (Spoken Briško Dialectal texts from the Point of View of Text Linguistics), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2001: MA thesis: Narečne interference v skladnji beneškoslovenskih besedil (Dialectal Interferences in the Syntax of Slavia Veneta Dialectal Texts), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 1994: BA: A – Slovene Language and Literature, B – English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Employments, Leadership Positions and Competences:

Employments:

  • 2002–: ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of Slovenian Language
  • 2008–: temporary employment, School of Humanities, University of Nova Gorica
  • 1994–2002: professor of Slovene and English Languages, School Centre Nova Gorica
  • 1995–1998: temporary employment, Wall Street Institute in Gorizia, Italy
  • 1992–1994: professor of English language, Primary School Dobrovo

 

Leadership Positions:

  • 2010–2021: Head of ZRC SAZU Research Station Nova Gorica
  • 2005–2015: Chair of the board for the poet Gradnik's evenings, Municipality of Brda

 

Supervision:

  • PhD supervision: Urška Vranjek Ošlak
  • BA and MA theses supervision: Irena Jejčič, Nina Rogelja, Ivana Vekjet Frančeškin, Sara Adamlje, Tadeja Kompara, Vlasta Križman, Lucija Sulič, Elena Kobal, Lea Ferfolja, Tanja Maučec

 

Other:

  • Visiting researcher at Università degli studi di Padova, Dipartimento di studi linguistici e letterari – DISLL (March, October, November, December 2019 and January 2020)

 

Visiting professor at:

  • 2019: Silesian University, Opava
  • 2019: Masaryk University, Brno
  • 2015: Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • 2012, 2015: University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia
  • 2011: Vilnius University
  • 2010: University of Lodz
  • 2009: University of Buenos Aires
  • 2008: Charles University, Prague

 

Collaboration with Slovenian and Friulian institutions in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy:

  • Institute for the Slovenian Culture (Inštitut za slovensko kulturo) in San Pietro al Natisone
  • Cultural Association Ivan Trinko in Cividale
  • Slovene Research Institute in Trieste
  • Regional Agency for the Friulian Language (Agjenzie regjonâl pe lenghe furlane) in Udine
  • Friulian Philological Society (Società filologica friulana) in Udine

Membership in professional associations

  • 2013–: Member of International Society of Dialectologists and Geolinguists – SIDG
  • 2015–: Member of Slavic Linguistic Society – SLS
  • 1994–: Member of Slavic Society of Slovenia
  • Work in Editorial Boards and Expert Commissions:
  • 2017–: member of the Slovenian-Italian commission for the inscription of the Territory of Brda/Collio/Cuei on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage
  • 2017–2019: member of the editorial board for the preparation of the scientific monograph Historian of the Western Edge: prof. dr. Branko Marušič on his 80th birthday
  • 2017–: member of the group for the preparation of the Local Plan for Culture at the Municipality of Nova Gorica
  • 2007: member of the committee for the preparation of the Škrabec Days

Outstanding Achievements, Awards and Grants:

  • 2019: editor of the monograph Med Biršo, Vrbačno in Prevalo: krajevna, ledinska, vodna, hišna in gorska imena v Gornjem in Dolnjem Cerovem in soseščini (Between Birša, Vrbačna and Prevala: local, glacial, water, house and mountain names in Gornje and Dolnje Cerovo and their neighbourhood) by Vlado Klemše
  • 2018: publication of the scientific monograph Zahodna Banjška planota skozi čas (Western Banjška Plateau through Time) (co-edited with Mojca Perkon Kofol)
  • 2018: co-editor of the second collection of stories from the Ter/Torre Valley with the title Lučice na oknah: naš sviet pouan naposebnosti = il nostro mondo pieno di meraviglia
  • 2015: publication of the scientific monograph Brda and Brici (Brda and Brici) (co-edited with Dr. Tanja Gomiršek)
  • 2015: editor of the monograph Na medanskem griču / In Monte Medani (On the Medana Hill/ In Monte Medani) by Vlado Klemše
  • 2010: co-editor of the collection of stories from the Ter/Torre Valley entitled Mlada lipa: pravece domah narete: a selection of texts from the publication Mlada lipa

Research areas

Linguistics H350 • Grammar, semantics, semiotics, syntax H352 • Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics H360 • Dialectology H401 

Keywords

dialectology • contact linguistics • syntax • text linguistics • sociolinguistics