Faculty members of the Department of Linguistics:
Marijana Kresić Vukosav, PhD (Full Professor)
Office hours: FRI 11:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.
Office 3.2. Tel. 023 200 837
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=soCpNvUAAAAJ&hl=en
Research interests: applied linguistics, theory of language, German studies, language and identity, language and migration, language and space, multilingualism, second and third language acquisition, contrastive linguistics, German, English, Croatian language, modality, modal particles, theories of language and epistemology, Croatian in diaspora settings
CV: Marijana Kresić Vukosav was born in Hanover (Germany) where she attended high school. She graduated in German and English language and literature from Leibniz University in Hanover. From 2000 to 2009, she worked as a research assistant and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of German studies of the same university. She defended her doctoral dissertation with the title Sprache, Sprechen und Identität ("Language, Speech and Identity") in 2005. Since 2009, she has been working at the University of Zadar at the Department of Linguistics, where she is currently employed as a full professor and serves as head of the Department. She was the leader of the project "Transfer as a Strategy in Foreign Language Learning", funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (HrZZ), and participated as an associate researcher in several scientific and professional projects, including the international scientific project Experimental Morphosyntax of South Slavic languages (EMSS). She has published several books and a large number of papers in scientific books and journals with respected international publishers.
Lucija Šimičić, PhD (Associate Professor)
Office hours: WED 11:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.
Office 3.5. Tel. 023 200 827
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Research interests: sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language variation and change, language attitudes and language ideologies, language and identity, language in migrational contexts, language policy and language management (with a particular focus on educational settings), linguistic vitality and sustainability (especially in minority and endangered languages), sociolinguistics of globalization, urban multilingualism, linguistic landscape research and language commodification, dialectometry
CV: Lucija Šimičić was born in Zagreb where she completed Classical Gymnasium. She graduated in English and Italian language and literature at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Zagreb in 2001, and defended her PhD “Identification processes and language change on the Island of Vis” in 2011. She worked as a junior researcher at the Institute for Anthropological Research from 2001 to 2012. and at the Department of Linguistics of Zadar University since then. She has held various administrative functions, and was the head of the department from 2014 to 2021. She (co)led three scientific projects: Promoting multilingualism in Zadar: Ethnolinguistic vitality of Arbanasi (ESF HR 3.2.01-0347, 2015-16), Factors of sustainability of linguistic minorities in the Adriatic region: Comparative study of sociolinguistic profiles of Molise Croatian, Zaratino and Arbanasi communities (Adris Foundation, 2015-17), Minority languages and cultures as an economic resource in local branding and tourism promotion (Scientific & Technological Cooperation Austria/Croatia, 2022-23), and has participated as a researcher in other ten national and international projects. She has been a vice-manager for Philology (Linguistics) area in the Postgraduate Doctoral Programme in Humanities at the University of Zadar, and sits on the editorial board of Sociolinguistica journal (De Gruyter). She coauthored the book “Arbanasi at the crossroads: Vitality and sustainability of a minority language” (in Croatian), co-edited the book “Adriatic language islands” (in Italian), and a thematic issue of Open Linguistics journal Perspectives on Language Sustainability: Discourses, Policies, Practices.
Marco Angster, PhD (Associate Professor)
Office hours: TUE 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Office 3.5. Tel. 023 200 827
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=UJbRVNQAAAAJ&hl=it
Research interests: morphology, German minority languages, typology, word-formation, walser dialects, multi-word expressions, areal linguistics, corpus linguistics, borderline phenomena in morphology, adverbials, (bilingual) first language acquisition
CV: Marco Angster was born in Ivrea (Italy). He got his Bachelor of Arts in 2006 at the University of Turin defending a thesis titled La perifrasi tue + infinito nel titsch di Gressoney. In 2009 he completed his Master of Arts with a thesis on suffixed adjectival compounds in German. He earned his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Pavia in 2013 with a dissertation on the use of reflexive markers and intensifiers in word formation. After his PhD he worked as research assistant at the University of Turin on a project concerning the construction of a diachronic corpus of Italian. He was then hired at the University of Bolzano to manage the spoken data of several projects constituting the Bolzano/Bozen Corpus. Later he worked as a research assistant at the University of Turin on a project aiming at constituting the first written corpus of Walser minority languages in Piedmont and Aosta Valley. In 2017 he took the position of assistant professor (docent) at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Zadar where he is currently employed. He presented and published numerous scientific papers in the fields of morphology, the description of Walser German minority languages and the construction of corpora and language resources.
Mia Batinić Angster, PhD (Assistant Professor)
Office hours: WED 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Office 3.2. Tel. 023 200 837
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=Swl2-KEAAAAJ&hl=hr&oi=ao
Research interests: syntax, morphology, theoretical linguistics, locality in syntax, predicates, arguments and adjuncts, copular sentences, multi-word expressions, (bilingual) first language acquisition, inflection and derivation, modality
CV: Mia Batinić Angster was born in Split, where she finished high school. She received her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She completed her studies in Croatian and Italian language and literature by defending a thesis on morphosyntactic adaptation of loanwords in Molise Croatian and obtained a PhD degree in linguistics with a thesis on sentential anaphora (reflexives) in Croatian and Italian. During her studies she participated in exchange programs in Udine and Padua and worked as a student assistant at the Department of Italian language and literature. After graduating she taught at Croaticum – Centre for Croatian as a second and foreign language and in high school. Since 2012 she is employed at the Department of Linguistics, University of Zadar. She attended training schools abroad (Italy, Germany, Norway, Poland) and collaborated on several projects (Transfer kao strategija u učenju stranih jezika, Coordinated Research in the Experimental Morphosyntax of South Slavic Languages, Sintaktička i semantička analiza dopuna i dodataka u hrvatskom jeziku). She co-organizes Linguistic Wednesday, Zadar Linguistic Forum etc. She is the author of several books and various scientific papers. At the Department of Linguistics, she had the functions of associate representative, quality assurance representative and deputy head of department.
Metka Bezlaj, MA (Teaching Assistant)
Office hours: WED 11:00-12:00
Office 3.5. Tel. 023 200 827
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=FfRTBIMAAAAJ
Research interests: Romance studies, syntax, corpus linguistics, contrastive analysis, syntax in Romance languages, infinitives in Romance languages, parallel multilingual corpora, second and third language acquisition, foreign language teaching
CV: Metka Bezlaj was born in Zagreb, where she finished high school. In 2017, she obtained her master’s degree in French and Spanish language and literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, when she defended her interdisciplinary thesis titled Infinitive in Spanish and French. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she received a scholarship for excellence from the City of Zagreb, and in 2013 and 2017 she won the Award for outstanding achievement in the study of Spanish Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. During her studies she worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Spanish Language of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. From the academic year 2017/18 until 2020/21 she worked as an external associate at the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences where she taught Spanish language exercises and at the same time she was employed as an administrative secretary at the Croatian Philological Association. Since September 2021, she has been working as a research assistant at the Department of Linguistics, University of Zadar. In the academic year 2018/2019 she enrolled in the PhD program in Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb.