Head of the Terminological section, research fellow, researcher in the Terminological section

Phone:
+386 1 470 62 23
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Location:
Novi trg 4 (3rd floor)
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Researcher's IDs:
25651 (ARRS)
0000-0001-5302-1663 (ORCID)
56879198900 (Scopus)
Research interests

Mojca Žagar Karer (4 January 1981) is head of the Terminological section and a researcher at the Terminological Section. Her research focuses on theoretical and applicative aspects of terminology. She is particularly interested in users of terminology, methodology of terminological work, terminology principles and the overlap between terminology and general lexis. Independently or together with colleagues, she leads the work for the Terminological dictionary of Criminal Investigation, Terminological Dictionary of Stonemasonry, Terminological Dictionary of Reinforced Concrete Structures and Dictionary of Theatre Terminology (Second Edition). Together with her colleagues, she takes an active part in terminological counselling. She is a member of the Coordination Committee of the Historical Seminar of the ZRC SAZU and a member of the editorial board of the publication of the Historical Seminar. She is also a member of the Commission on Orthography at SAZU and ZRC SAZU, a member of the editorial board of the Dictionary of the Slovenian Standard Language (eSSKJ; 2016–) and a member of the editorial board of portal Fran. She is a co-editor of the Terminologišče series and a member of the editorial board of Terminological-counselling service. Since 2013 she is a member of Terminology commission under International Committee of Slavonic Scholars. Since 2018 she is a member of the Board of EAFT (European Association for Terminology).

Research Areas

  • terminology and terminography
  • lexicology and lexicography
  • terminological counselling
  • orthography

Education, Academic and Scientific Titles

  • 2013–: research fellow, ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language
  • 2010: PhD thesis: Elektrotehniška terminologija med slovarjem in besedilom (Electrotechnical Terminology between a Dictionary and a Text), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2004: BA degree in Slovenian Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 1999: exit examination, II. gimnazija Maribor, Maribor

Employments, Leadership Positions and Competences

Employments

  • 2004–: ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language

 

Leadership Positions

  • 2018–: editor of the Terminological dictionary of Criminal Investigation
  • 2018–: editor of the Dictionary of Theatre Terminology (Second Edition)
  • 2017–: co-editor of the Terminological Dictionary of Stonemasonry (together with T. Fajfar)
  • 2016–: member of the scientific council of Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language
  • 2013–: co-editor of the Terminological Dictionary of Reinforced Concrete Structures (together with M. Trojar)
  • 2012–: head of the Terminological section

 

Supervision

  • initiating new colleagues into terminological work: Mitja Trojar

 

Other Experience

  • visits and guest lectures: Copenhagen (2006, 2019), Prague (2016), Belgrade (2016, 2018), San Sebastián (2018), Luxembourg (2019), Zagreb (2019), Dublin (2019)

Work in Editorial Boards and Expert Commissions

  • 2018–: member of the Board of EAFT (European Association for Terminology)
  • 2015–: co-editor of the Terminologišče series and a member of the editorial board of Terminological-counselling service
  • 2015–: member of the editorial board of the Dictionary of the Slovenian Standard Language (eSSKJ; 2016–)
  • 2014–: member of the editorial board of the portal Fran
  • 2013–: member of the Commission on Orthography at SAZU and ZRC SAZU
  • 2013–: member of Terminology Commission of the International Committee of Slavists
  • 2006–: member of the Coordination Committee of the Historical Seminar of the ZRC SAZU and a member of the editorial board of the publication of the Historical Seminar

Outstanding Achievements, Awards and Grants

  • 2018: invited lecture Terminological dictionary and terminological counselling: Two sides of the same coin on the EAFT Terminology Summit in San Sebastián
  • 2018: co-editor in chief of the Dictionary of Legal Terminology
  • 2016: plenary lecture Terminološko svetovanje: izkušnje in perspektive (Terminological Counselling: Experiences and Perspectives) on international conference Slovenska terminologija danas in Beograd
  • 2014, 2018: co-editor and co-author of the Terminological Dictionary of Automatic Control, Systems and Robotics
  • 2011: monograph Terminologija med slovarjem in besedilom (Terminology between the Dictionary and the Text)
  • 2007: co-author of the Dictionary of Theatre Terminology

Research areas

Linguistics H350 • Lexicology H353 

Keywords

terminology • terminography • lexicology • terminological counselling