research fellow, researcher in the project Metelko’s Collection of Slovenian Geographic Names 1823

Phone:
+386 1 470 61 59
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Location:
Novi trg 4 (5th floor)
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Researcher's IDs:
06192 (ARRS)
0000-0001-6718-1860 (ORCID)
48361826200 (Scopus)
Research interests

Silvo Torkar (1 October 1954) is a researcher in the Etymological-Onomastic Section. His research work focusses on Slovenian and Slavic diachronic onomastics and local history of the Baška dolina valley and the Tolminsko area. He is a member of the Commission for Slavic Onomastics of the International Committee of Slavists, member of the reviewer board of the journal Voprosy onomastiki (Yekaterinburg) and member of scientific boards of Slavia Occidentalis (Poznań), Translatorica&Translata T&T (Lodz) in Prace Językoznawcze (Olsztyn) journals.

Research Areas

  • onomastics
  • Slovenian
  • Slavic languages

Education, Academic and Scientific Titles

  • 2012: research fellow, ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language
  • 2011: PhD thesis: Tvorba slovenskih zemljepisnih imen iz slovanskih antroponimov: identifikacija, rekonstrukcija in standardizacija (Formation of Slovenian Geographic Names from Slavic Anthroponyms: Identification, Reconstruction and Standardization), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 2004: MA thesis: Zgodovinska antroponimija vzhodne Tolminske (Historical Anthroponymy of the East Tolminsko Area), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 1978: BA degrees in A – Russian Language and Literature and B – Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • 1973: matura exam, Gimnazija Tolmin, Tolmin

Employments, Leadership Positions and Competences

Employments:

  • 1990–: ZRC SAZU, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language
  • 1985–1989: Iskra Avtomatika
  • 1981–1984: TV Ljubljana
  • 1979–1980: Interexport

Work in Editorial Boards and Expert Commissions

  • 2017–: member of the editorial board of the web-based New Etymological Dictionary of the Slovenian Language authored by Metka Furlan
  • 2017–: member of scientific boards of the journals Translatorica & Translata and Prace Językoznawcze
  • 2016–: member of the scientific board of the journal Slavia Occidentalis
  • 2015–: member of the reviewer board of the journal Voprosy onomastiki
  • 2003–: member of the Commission for Slavic Onomastics of the International Committee of Slavists

Outstanding Achievements, Awards and Grants

  • 2017: co-editor of the festschrift Ob jubileju Ljubov Viktorovne Kurkine (= Jezikoslovni zapiski 23/2) (together with Metka Furlan and Peter Weiss)
  • 2015: editor of a special issue of the journal Linguistica: Slovanski jeziki v stiku z neslovanskimi: diahroni onomastični pogled
  • 2007: co-editor of a special issue of the journal Jezikoslovni zapiski – Merkujev zbornik (= Jezikoslovni zapiski 13/12) (together with Metka Furlan and Janez Keber)
  • 2006: co-editor of the monograph Krajevno imenoslovje na slovenskem zahodu authored by Pavle Merkù (together with Metka Furlan)
  • 2006: co-editor of the proceedings Baški zbornik (together with Karla Kofol)
  • 1994: co-editor of a special issue of the journal Kronika: Prispevki za zgodovino Tolminskega (together with Janez Cvirn)
  • 1984–1985: 10-month ZAMTES grant for studying the Georgian language, literature and culture at the University of Tbilisi

Research areas

Linguistics H350 • Lexicology H353 • History of language H355 • Onomastics H370 

Keywords

linguistics • onomastics • lexicography • Slavic studies 

Recognitions & awards

Prešeren Award for the students of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (1978)