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Department of Comparative and General Linguistics

red. prof. dr. Sonja Novak Lukanovič

Curriculum Vitae

Sonja Novak Lukanovič

  • EDUCATION

2003                Ph.D. in general linguistics at the Department of Comparative and General Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1993                M.A. on the topic:  the creativity of the culture of the Italian minority at the Faculty of Arts/ Department of Romance languages and literature, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

  • CURRENT POSITION(S)

2010 –             Director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia (public research institution)

2008 –             Full professor of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Arts/ Department for Comparative and General linguistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2010 – 2017    Deputy head at the Faculty of Arts/ Department for Comparative and General linguistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008 – 2010    University professor at the Department for Comparative and General linguistic at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1980 – 2009      Researcher, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
  •    Mentor in 27 graduation theses (1st grade), mentor in 10 theses (1st cycle) of Bologna study, 2 doctoral theses (3rd cycle) at University of Ljubljana, Department of Comparative and General Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia
  • Co-mentor in M.A. thesis (International University Institute for European Studies, Gorizia, Italy, 2005) and co-mentor in Ph.D. thesis Language practices, ideologies and planning in the cross-border area of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Gorizia (Italy): from case study to models of analysis and planning in European borderlands, Trieste: Universita degli studi di Trieste, 2007/08
  • Mentor of junior researcher in the field of Applied Linguistics (Slovene Research Agency, since 2015)

 

  • TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2009 –    ecturer at the Undergraduate studies (1st cycle) at the Study program of General Linguistics

at the Department of Comparative and General Linguistics at the  Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana - topic/subjects:  Review of Applied Linguistics (lecture, seminar), Applied Linguistics − linguistic and social stratification (lecture, seminar), Applied Linguistics − Language and speaker (lecture, seminar); lecturer at the Postgraduate studies (2nd cycle) at the same department - topics /subjects: Language phenomena and processes in language contact situations (lecture, seminar), Languages in contact (lecture, seminar), Language market (lecture, seminar), Methodology of linguistic research; lecturer at postgraduate studies (3rd cycle) at the same department: doctoral study program.

1989−2009 Language and culture at the Translation Studies Institute of the University of Graz / Institut für theoretische und angewandte Translationswissenschaft

1999/00–2008/09 Lecturer of International Organizations I and International Organizations II at the

Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Dep. of Translation Studies)

2006/07–2008/09 Lecturer of Slovene society and culture at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Dep. of Translation Studies)

Spring 2005: Invited lecturer of Language and Culture in Slovenia in the 20th century at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Graz

Winter 2006/07: Invited lecturer; 2 hours a week seminar of Language, Culture and Identity and a 2-hour weekly lecture on the Status of the Slovene language yesterday and today for students of graduate and postgraduate studies at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Graz

  • ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2010                Member of the Scientific Committee of the 18th World sociolinguistics Congress in

            Southampton, UK 2010 (www.southampton.ac.uk/ss18);

2010                 Slovenski jezik v stiku: sodobne usmeritve večjezičnega in manjšinskega izobraževanja [Slovene language in contact: modern directives of multilingual and minority education], International Conference organized by the Slovene Association of Applied Linguistics, University of Primorska, Institute for Ethnic Studies in Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia, co-president of the scientific committee, 100 participants

2008                Member of the Scientific Committee of the 17th World Sociolinguistics Congress in           

                          Amsterdam, 2008 (www.meertens.knaw.nl/ss17);

2007                A shared vision : intercultural dialogue - a global paradigm to promote linguistic and cultural diversity – conference organized in Ljubljana by the Slovenian National Commission for  UNESCO and Institute for Ethnic Studies, member of scientific committee and  the president of the organizational committee, 50 participants;          

 

  • INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

2011 – 2015    Member of the Faculty Committee for graduate and postgraduate study of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia;

2010 –2014     Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia;

2009 – 2011     President of the Regional expert group for minority education within National Expert Group   for the preparation of the White Book on Education;

2005 –                        Member of the Slovene National Commission for UNESCO;

1992 – 2004   Member/expert of the Working group for the minorities of the WS Alps-Adria

  • REVIEWING ACTIVITES

                                 

2011 –                        Reviewer in /member of doctoral theses commission & reviewer in different habilitation commissions at University of Primorska, Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia and the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1990–1991, 1982–1988, 2008–2010 Member of the editorial board of the journal Razprave in gradivo/ Treatises and documents, IES

1992 –                        Correspondence member of the editorial board of the international journal Sociolinguistica - International Yearbook of European Sociolinguistics

 

  • MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

 

2006 –             Founding member of ABAKAN Action network of individuals/institutions, bringing together experts of America, Russia and Europe to spread and promote intercultural dialogue in different parts of the world;

2010 –             Member of non-government international organization Linguapax;

2011 –             Member of Advisory Board LPReN (Language Policy Research Network, Advisory Committee-AILA);                   

2008  –            President of the Slovene Association of Applied Linguistics – Founding Member

  • RESEARCH WORK

Head of research projects:

  1. Perception of cultural and language diversity in the border areas (CRP V5- 0942), 2004–2006, Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Ministry of Education and Sport
  2. Bilingualism in the Slovenia, 2006–2007, Office for National Minorities
  3. Language and Economy (TRP J6-0838), 2008–2011, ARRS
  4. Perspective of Slovenian language learning in Varaždin (Croatia), 2013, The Office for Slovenians Abroad of Republic of Slovenia
  5. Opportunities and possibilities for preservation and revitalization of the Slovene language amongst the Slovene minority community in the neighbouring states. Project ARRS/CRP. Project code: V6-1633, October 2016 – January 2018
  6. Institutional bilingualism in the ethnically mixed areas in Slovenia: Evaluation of bilingualism bonus programme, ARRS project J6-9373,  July 2018- July2121

 

Head of research programme group of the Institute for Ethnic Studies:

Ethnic and minority studies and the Slovene national question, ARRS Programme-P5-081, January 2015 – December 2019

 

Cooperator in domestic research projects:

  1. Ethnic dimension of integration processes in plural societies and conflict management (J5-7776), 1996−2001, ARRS
  2. Ethnic identity and interethnic relations in the Slovene ethnic territory (J5-7782), 1996−2001, ARRS
  3. Protection and inventory of cultural heritage abroad (V5-0806), 2003−2004, ARRS, Ministry of Culture
  4. Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia for creation of a common Slovene cultural area and the definition of developmental and institutional policies after EU accession (V6-0118), 2004−2006, ARRS, The Office for Slovenians Abroad of Republic of Slovenia
  5. Language as cultural cohesion and human capital (V5-0943), 2004−2006, ARRS
  6. National minorities in interethnic relations after the entry of Slovenia into European Union (J5-6261), 2004−2007, ARRS
  7. Language as a bridge to intercultural communication and understanding (L6-6085), 2004−2007,ARRS
  8. Development opportunities of Slovenian minorities in neighboring countries (V5-0273), 2006−2008, ARRS, The Office for Slovenians Abroad of Republic of Slovenia,
  9. Efficiency of bilingual models of education in ethnically mixed regions – challenge and advantages for the Europe of languages and cultures (V5-0247), 2006−2008, ARRS, Ministry of Education and Sport
  10. Constitution of New National and Ethnic Identities in the Alps-Adria Region with Special Regard to Border Areas and the City of Trieste, and to the 'Community-building' Aspects of Contemporary Media (J6-0825), 2008−2011, ARRS
  11. Slovenian Youth in the Neighboring States: Social and Cultural Contexts and Cotemporary Challenges  (J7-5570), 2013−2016, ARRS
  12. Slovenian language in the Raba region - the role of the family in the development of bilingual children, 2014, The Office for Slovenians Abroad of Republic of Slovenia
  13. Promoting learning of Slovenian language in Varaždin (Croatia),  2014, The Office for Slovenians Abroad of Republic of Slovenia
  14. The role of bilingual education in creating the bases for the realization of institutional bilingualism in the national mixed area in Prekmurje, Slovenian Research Agency & Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Republic of Slovenia, 2018-2020.
  15. The significance of a bilingual school for preserving the vitality of the Hungarian national community, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (Republic of Slovenia), 2018.

 

Cooperator in international research projects:

  1. 1995−1996, Council of Europe project: “Democracy, Human Rights, Minorities: Educational and Cultural Aspects – pilot project No. 4 History and Identity”, Council for Cultural Cooperation (CDCC), Council of Europe
  2. 1997−2000, Managing the Mix Thereafter: Comparative research Into Mixed Communities in Three Independent Successor States, Research support Scheme, OSI/HESP, head of the project: prof. Albina Nećak-Lük, Ph.D.
  3. 2006, Euromosaic III: Presence of regional and minority language groups in the new member states, Research centre on Multilingualism Brussels, head of the project: prof. Peter Nelde
  4. 2006–2008, Language learning and linguistic diversity – ADUM, coordinator Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona), Prof. Miguel Strubell Trueta
  5. 2006–2008, Dimension of linguistic otherness: prospects of maintenance and revitalization of minority languages within the New Europe – DILING, Research Institute for Linguistics of Hungarian Academy of Science (6th EU framework program), Head Csilla Bartha, Ph.D.
  6. 2007–2009, EU- EC/EAC: Education and training 2010: Strategies for supporting schools and teachers in order to foster social inclusion, Head of the project: Georg Muskens, Ph.D., DOCA Bureau- NL

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10. 09. 2020
Department of Translation Studies, Department of Slovenian Studies, Faculty of Arts

Konferenca Jezikovne tehnologije in digitalna humanistika

28. 09. 2020
Mednarodna pisarna, Faculty of Arts

Welcome day for Exchange Students

10. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation for international students

28. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of Faculty of Arts for international students

04. 11. 2020
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A documentary feature film The Celestial Dragon