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Slovene language, slovene literature and teaching slovene language and literature

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.05.00  Humanities  Linguistics   
6.07.00  Humanities  Literary sciences   
5.01.00  Social sciences  Educational studies   

Code Science Field
H4   Humanities  H4  

Code Science Field
6.02  Humanities  Languages and Literature 
dialects-vocabulary, modern dialectological methods, dialectisms-focalization of literary texts, instrumental phonetics, inter-dialects, metaphor and symbolics in slovene literature, naratologie, language teaching, literacy, reception of children's and adult literature.
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Researchers (16)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  32131  PhD Anja Benko  Humanities  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  144 
2.  29579  PhD Katja Bergles  Literary sciences  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  109 
3.  13985  PhD Silvija Borovnik  Literary sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  735 
4.  21786  PhD Blanka Bošnjak  Literary sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  260 
5.  12070  PhD Jožica Čeh Steger  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2012  476 
6.  19537  PhD Dragica Haramija  Literary sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  1,118 
7.  11543  PhD Marko Jesenšek  Linguistics  Head  2009 - 2012  861 
8.  12507  PhD Mihaela Koletnik  Linguistics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  535 
9.  11544  PhD Metka Kordigel Aberšek  Literary sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  609 
10.  19536  PhD Simona Pulko  Linguistics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  366 
11.  00299  PhD Irena Stramljič Breznik  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2012  638 
12.  19538  PhD Miran Štuhec  Literary sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  340 
13.  27551  PhD Mojca Tomišić  Linguistics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  19 
14.  13703  PhD Drago Unuk  Linguistics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  147 
15.  33264  PhD Ines Voršič  Linguistics  Junior researcher  2010 - 2012  83 
16.  18502  PhD Melita Zemljak Jontes  Linguistics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  459 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  12,933 
2.  2565  University of Maribor Faculty of Arts  Maribor  5089638050  33,028 
The research will focus on the study of vocabulary in the speeches of Carinthian, Pannonian and Styrian dialectal group, using the most modern dialectological methods. Special emphasis will be put on onomastics, especially on the collection of geographical (ground) names (here we will co-operate with the Institute of Urban Jarnik in Klagenfurt), of the vocabulary of field and vineyard cultivation and of different crafts. We will make an inventory of the words of a selected north-western speech of Prlekija, which will be included in a dialectal dictionary. We will give insight into the intertwining of Slovenian dialects with neighbouring speeches in the contact border areas, with special reference on interference as a consequence of Slovenian-German, Slovenian-Hungarian, Slovenian-Croatian and Slovenian-Romance linguistic contacts. We will take account of the presence of Germanisms, Hungarisms, Romanisms and Croatisms in Slovenian dialectal vocabulary. The use of dialectalisms enables the verbal focalisation of literary texts. The role of dialect and its stylistics is particularly interesting in the interaction with literary language, be it in the function of linguistic colouring, characterisation of characters, or just as the wish to emphasise local particularities or in the framework of post-structuralist tendency to general fragmentation, including linguistic fragmentation. For this reason, we will give special emphasis to the linguistic polyphony of the novelistic prose by authors from north-eastern Slovenia. We will also examine dialectal data by means of instrumental phonetic analysis. The findings of instrumental phonetics will be the basis for the further development of the method for the analysis of Slovenian dialectal sounds and prosody in terms of sound frequency, duration and quality, whereby special attention will be paid to quantity and quality of phonemes and their variants. The results of the instrumental analysis of the speech data and the comparison with the Slovenian standard language will be presented in the form of a spectrographic and statistical overview. We will also study the eastern Slovenian standard language (from Prekmurje and eastern Styria) from the 16th to the end of the 19th century and the attitude to the central Slovenian standard language. We will analyse texts by authors from Prekmurje and eastern Styria (vocabulary, morphology, syntax) and compile a dictionary and grammar of both standard norms up to the middle of the 19th century. In making an inventory of the Pannonian vocabulary, we will search for the origins in the Pannonian linguistic base, with reference to the old church Slavonic and the Freising monuments. The lexicological examination of the Slovenian language will focus on word formation, terminology and phraseology. We will study the phonetic and phonological characteristics of the sound plane, with special emphasis on the phonological treatment of the syllable. We will focus on modern standard language. The inventory will consist of the inventory of phonemes of the Slovenian (mostly) standard language. They will be presented with their articulatory-acoustic characteristics as the selection of inherent distinctive properties. We will determine the rules of limitation on the compatibility of phonemes; the results will be in the form of phonotactical rules: compatibility, distribution, valence and frequency of consonantal-vocal sets, particularly on the level of the syllable. The contact areas of dialects produce inter-dialects. Historical and geographical reasons confirm the correctness of the thesis that the phonological rules are firmer, older and were established earlier than the morphological and lexical rules, which date from the history of the modern age and also had socio-political and church-management causes. Inter-dialects confirm the direction of inter-linguistic communication.
Significance for science
Following actual phenomena in Slovenian literary language from the point of view of globalizasion processes enables a comparative image with phenomena in other European languages. General mobility of people and knowledge puts also increasing interest of other researchers and also students in research and study of Slovenian language into the foreground. This is fostered by the research on fields that are handled too few in our surrounding (history of literary language, relation of SLL towards EU, lexicological research, dialectological research on inter-language contacts in border Slovenian dialects, development of capacity of use of SLL, etc.). The programme group realizes the set goals in the field of modern language science, and in the same way also in the field of research on literature sciences. These bring along a revalidation of patterns in history of literature, and conect their views to u-to-date cognitions od literature theory. Especially the work by Slovenian female creators of literature has been historically shown as insufficient and underestimated, so researchers and female researchers of this programme group correct and add knowledge on history of literature also in this field. All named research mean an important contribution to the development of modern Slovenian language science, an offer an adequate ground for Slovenian studies at universities abroad, as they stress inter-language and intercultural contacts as in the field of language science, as well as in the field of literature science and didactics of literature.
Significance for the country
Linguistic, literary historical and didactical researches are related to the proper understanding of language policy, to its settlements, to language planning in Slovenia and region, to the question of Slovenian standard language's development to the middle of 19th century and to the situation of Slovenian language in Prekmurje to the middle of 19th century. Researches are analysing Slovenian language's development, to the middle of 19th century, with an emphasis on the Eastern Slovene language area of Prekmurje. In this domain we had taken scientific discoveries of Rigler's insights into account not so long time ago. Language issuess, which occured in styria, Prekmurje and Porabje, where for the researchers remote ang foreign, that is why researchers strictly distinguished between center and periphery. The latest researches are concerned with Martina Orožen's scientific work and also trigger new discoveria. The Pannoanian area a language zone, three standard languages existed, had existed to the middle of 19th century: the oldest Kajkavian, younger Prekmurje dialect and East Styrian standard language. Dialectological researches reminds us on the importance of Slovenian language's role in the contact area on its influence on the neighboring languages. Literary-historical researches are formed comparatively; researches of Slovenian Exspressionism as well as those, which emphasise the role of female authors in Slovenian literary history, the characteristics of essayistics and contemporary Slovenian short prose. The identify all of the, sometimes overlooked or insufficiently adresses, literary work. Researches look at the Slovenian literature as an aqual and important part of the European literature.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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