Researcher and Head of the section preparing the Dictionary of Slovene Protestant writers of the 16th century

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Research interests

Associate Prof. Majda Merše’s research focuses on the history of Slovene, particularly on literary Slovene of the 16th century. She is especially interested in the verb. She is also conducting investigations in several other areas closely related to the lexicography.

Since 1975 she has been participating in the preparation of the Dictionary of Slovene Protestant writers of the 16th century: she has collected and compiled materials; prepared a trial fascicle (2001) and a word-forming and grammatical inventory of the vocabulary used in the book editions (2011); and prepared dictionary articles.

Between 1997 and 2009 she lectured in the Faculty of Education and in the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor.

She is co-editor of the Slovene issues of the international series Biblia Slavica (2 books, 2006).

Selected publications

AHAČIČ, Kozma, LEGAN RAVNIKAR, Andreja, MERŠE, Majda, NARAT, Jožica, NOVAK, France. Besedje slovenskega knjižnega jezika 16. stoletja. Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, 2011, 641 pp.

MERŠE, Majda. Slovenski knjižni jezik 16. stoletja. Razprave o oblikoslovju, besedotvorju, glasoslovju in pravopisu. Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, 2009, 393 pp.

MERŠE, Majda. Glagolski vid v povezavi z drugimi glagolskimi kategorijami v knjižnem jeziku 16. stoletja / Slovensko jezikoslovje danes. Slavistična revija 54, pp. 177–191, 545–560.

MERŠE, Majda, AHAČIČ, Kozma, LEGAN RAVNIKAR, Andreja, NARAT, Jožica, NOVAK, France, PREMK, Francka. Wortschatz der slowenischen Bibelübersetzungen des 16. Jahrhunderts / Matthäus-Evangelium (1555); Paulus, Römerbrief (1560); Paulus-Briefe (1561, 1567); Psalter (1566); Neues Testament (1581–1582) übersetzt von Primož Trubar, Jesus Sirach (1575); Pentateuch (1578); Proverbia (1580) übersetzt von Jurij Dalmatin. Kommentare. Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn, München, Wien, Zürich, 2006, pp. 99–325.

MERŠE, Majda, NOVAK, France, PREMK, Francka. Slovar jezika slovenskih protestantskih piscev 16. stoletja. Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, 2001, 131 pp.

MERŠE, Majda. Vid in vrstnost glagola v slovenskem knjižnem jeziku 16. stoletja, Aspect and aktionsart in the 16th century Slovene literary language. Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti,  Ljubljana, 1995, 420 pp.

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Curriculum Vitae

Born: 29 August 1949 in Ljubljana.

1974: graduated (BA Hons.) from the Faculty of Arts, where she studied Slovene language and literature, and comparative literary history and literary theory.

Since 1975: employed (tenure) in the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU.

1985: completed Masters Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, with the thesis Besedotvorna in semantična struktura glagola v jeziku Jurija Dalmatina.

1992: completed PhD in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, with the thesis Glagolski vid kot besedotvorno-oblikoslovna kategorija v jeziku slovenskih protestantskih piscev 16. stoletja.

Research areas

Linguistics H350 • Lexicology H353 • History of language H355 • Translation H365 

Keywords

history of language • Slovene literary language of the 16th century • lexicography • verb