Associate member of SAZU, Research advisor, full professor, researcher in the projects Slovenian Linguistic Atlas (SLA), Slavic Linguistic Atlas (OLA) and European Linguistic Atlas (ALE)

Phone:
+386 1 470 62 21
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Location:
Novi trg 4 (4th floor)
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Researcher's IDs:
10353 (ARRS)
0000-0003-3478-5056 (ORCID)
55389847700 (Scopus)
Research interests

Jožica Škofic (4 March 1964) is a researcher in Dialectological section of the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language. She investigates Slovenian dialects, with a special focus on the Upper Carniolan (Gorenjsko) dialect, dialect lexicography, dialect terminology of disappearing professions and dialect onomastics (place and house names, nicknames) as well as the history of Slovenian language. Her research focuses on geolinguistics, i. e. the preparation of the Slovenian Linguistic Atlas which encompasses: recording and phonological descriptions of local speech; linguistic analysis, comments and geolinguistic presentation of dialect lexica – she is the leader of the project Slovenian Linguistic Atlas. At the Faculty of humanities of the University of Primorska she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in linguistics.

Research Areas

  • dialectology
  • geolinguistics
  • history of the Slovenian language
  • dialect lexicography
  • dialect onomastics (house and place names, microtoponimy)

Education, Academic and Scientific Titles

  • 2021: Associate member of SAZU
  • 2019: full professor of the Slovenian language and research advisor, University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities
  • 2010: research advisor, ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language
  • 2003: assistant professor of linguistics, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
  • 1997: PhD thesis: Glasoslovje, oblikoslovje in besedišče govora Krope na Gorenjskem (Phonology, Morphology and Lexics of the Local Dialect of Kropa, Upper Carniola/Gorenjska), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 1991: MA thesis: Problemi slovenskega pogovarjalnega jezika (The problems of Slovenian Colloquial Language), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 1987: BA degrees in Slovenian Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 1982: matura exam, Gimnazija Kranj, Kranj

Employments, Leadership Positions and Competences

Employments:

  • 2006–: secondary employment, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska
  • 2006–: temporary employment, Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU
  • 2005–2009: temporary employment, School of Humanities, University of Nova Gorica
  • 1988–: ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language
  • 1987–1988: teacher of Slovenian language and literature, PTT secondary school centre, Ljubljana

 

Leadership Positions:

  • 2020–2023: leader of the applied research project i-SLA – Interaktivni atlas slovenskih narečij (i-SLA – Interactive Atlas of Slovenian Dialects) (L6-2628)
  • 2019–: member of the Board of Directors, ZRC SAZU
  • 2016–: vicepresident of Scientific Council of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, ZRC SAZU
  • 2014–2020: president of Scientific Council of the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU
  • 2012–: member of Scientific Council of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, ZRC SAZU
  • 2011–2014: leader of the applied research project Materialna kulturna dediščina v slovenskih narečjih: geolingvistična predstavitev (Material Cultural Heritage in Slovenian Dialects: A Geolinguistical Presentation) (L6-4042)
  • 2008–2020: member of Scientific Council of the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language ZRC SAZU
  • 2008–2018: deputy head of the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU
  • 2007–2010: leader of the applied research project Vocabulary from the semantic field 'man' in Slovenian dialects: A geolinguistic presentation (L6-9529)
  • 2007–2008: leader of the bilateral research project Dialectological and onomastical researches on Slovenian-Croatian Border (BI-HR/07-08-026)
  • 2004–2019: head of the Dialectological Section of the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU

 

Supervision:

  • PhD supervision: Klara Šumenjak
  • PhD co-supervisions: Mojca Horvat, Januška Gostenčnik
  • supervisions to young researchers: Mojca Žagar Karer, Mojca Horvat, Januška Gostenčnik
  • MA supervision: Ana Božič Ranfl
  • BA theses supervision: Janja Raspor, Karol Vrh, Urška Božič, Jana Samsa, Ana Belina, Vesna Šavs, Tabita Jovanović, Kristina Rot, Alenka Rožanc, Jana Kavčič, Urša Zore, Maša Zevnik, Tina Kovšca, Anja Končnik, Mojca Horvat, Mateja Kern, Katra Kržišnik

 

Other Experience:

  • 2017: visiting researcher, Austrian Center for Digital Humanities (ÖCDH), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015–2017: member of European network for e-lexicography (COST ENeL)
  • 2014–: member of scientific council of the academic journal Gwary Dziś (Poznań, Poland)
  • 2010–2017: visiting professor (Erasmus): Udine (2010), Bratislava (2012), Klagenfurt (2013), Zadar (2014, 2015), Padua (2017)
  • 2009–2010: visiting researcher, Institute for Croatian language and linguistics, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2009–: member of Dialectological Commission of the International Committee of Slavists
  • 2006–: president of the national commission of European Linguistic Atlas (ALE)
  • 2003–: member of the International Society of Dialectologists and Geolinguists (SIDG), from 2012 member of Nominating Committee of v SIDG member of the Association of Slavists of Slovenia and the Association of Lectors of Slovenia
  • 1988: one-month summer school of the Czech language, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechoslovakia

Work in Editorial Boards and Expert Commissions

  • 2019: member of the Periodic Specialistic Body (OST) of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)
  • 2018: member of the advisory board of the 9th conference of the International Society of Dialectologists and Geolinguists (SIDG), Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2017: member of the programme board of international symposium Obdobja 36, Ljubljana
  • 2016: editor and co-author of the Slovenian Linguistic Atlas 2 – Farm (SLA 2.1 Atlas and SLA 2.2 Commentaries)
  • 2015: member of the advisory board of the 8th conference of the International Society of Dialectologists and Geolinguists (SIDG), Famagusta, Cyprus
  • 2014–: member of the editorial council of the eSSKJ – Dictionary of the Slovenian Standard Language
  • 2011: editor and co-author of the Slovenian Linguistic Atlas 2 – Man (SLA 1.1 Atlas and SLA 2.2 Commentaries)
  • 2011–: editor of the monographic series Linguistic Atlases
  • 2010, 2012, 2016: president of the programme and organising board of international symposium Slovenski dialektološki posvet (Slovenian Dialectological Consultation)
  • 2006–: member of the editorial board of the European Linguistic Atlas

Outstanding Achievements, Awards and Grants

  • 2020: Prometheus of Science prize awarded by the Slovenian Science Foundation for excellence in communication
  • 2017: editor of scientific monograph Etnolingvistika po slovensko, author Marija Stanonik
  • 2016: editor of the 3rd edition of Slovenian etymological dictionary, author Marko Snoj (monographic series Slovarji (Dictionaries))
  • 2012: co-author of the professional monograph Metode zbiranja hišnih in ledinskih imen: project FLU-LED, Slovenia-Austria 2007–2013
  • 2009–: counsellor of Razvojna agencija Zgornje Gorenjske/Developmental Agency of the Upper Gorenjska/Upper Carniola (RAGOR) in the projects of recording house and place names of the Gorenjska region
  • 2002: organisation of the annual meeting of editorial board of European Linguistic Atlas in Ljubljana
  • 1988: Prešeren award for students of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Research areas

Linguistics H350 • Lexicology H353 • History of language H355 • Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics H360 • Onomastics H370 • General and comparative literature, literary criticism, literary theory H390 • Dialectology H401 

Keywords

Slovenian language • dialectology • geolinguistics • dialect lexicography • dialect onomastics • history of Slovenian language 

Recognitions & awards

Prometheus of Science prize awarded by the Slovenian Science Foundation for excellence in communication (2020) • Prešeren Award for students, awarded by the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (1988)