Research: participation in the preparation of the Slovene Linguistic Atlas

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Research interests

Dr. Tjaša Jakop investigates Slovene dialects (i.e. collects and analyses research materials), focusing especially on the Styrian and Pannonian dialect groups. Her research for the Slovene Linguistic Atlas includes recording local dialects, preparing phonological descriptions of the dialects from the SLA network, linguistic analysis and comments, and geolinguistic survey of dialectal lexica.

Her main research focus is dialectal morphology, particularly the category of the dual (she has published two monographs on this topic) and linguistic geography (she has published morphological and lexical maps with notes). She also works on dialectal analysis of folk songs.

Selected publications

JAKOP, Tjaša.The variety and richness of words for relatives in Slovene. Language Variation – Europeanperspectives III. Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, Copenhagen, June 2009. John Benjamins B. V., 2011.

JAKOP, Tjaša. Dvojina v slovenskih narečjih. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2008. 171 pp., [27] pp.

JAKOP, Tjaša. The dual in Slovene dialects (Diversitas linguarum, Vol. 18). Bochum: N. Brockmeyer, 2008. XIV, 136 pp.

JAKOP, Tjaša. Razlikovanje glagolskih oblik po spolu v sedanjiku dvojine greve. Slavistična revija 55/4 (2007), pp. 601 –613.

JAKOP, Tjaša.The reception of folk songs by children and young people in Slovenia. Traditiones 34/1, pp. 221–229. Ljubljana 2005.

JAKOP, Tjaša. Tipologija narečnih glagolskih oblik na primeru govora Ložnice pri Žalcu. Slavistična revija 51/1 (2003), pp. 1–25.

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Curriculum Vitae

Born: in 1975 in Ljubljana

1993–1998: studied (undergraduate level) Slovene language and literature, General linguistics, and Spanish Language and literature, in the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.

2001: completed Masters Studies in the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, in dialectology and the history of Slovene, with the thesis Oblikoslovje govora Ložnice pri Žalcu.

2004: completed PhD in the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, with the thesis Dvojina v slovenskih narečjih.

Since 1998: employed in the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU.

2005: started collaboration with the Institute of Ethnomusicology, ZRC SAZU; she investigates dialectal presentations of Slovene folk songs. Her research was published in 2007 by Slovenska matica, in the Supplement (No. 5) to the Slovenske ljudske pesmi series.

Research areas

Medieval history H220 • Linguistics H350 • Lexicology H353 • Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics H360 • Dialectology H401 


dialectology • geolinguistics • dialectal morphology • Styrian and Pannonian dialects • folk songs 

Recognitions & awards

2004: Award of the Slavic Society of Slovenia