Asst. Prof. Dr. Tatjana Balažic Bulc
Tatjana Balažic Bulc (1972) is assistant professor and she also works as a lector of Croatian and Serbian language at the Department of Slavistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, where she finished her PhD study in 2008 with a thesis The use and function of connectors in linguistic discourse in the case of Slovenian and Croatian as first and foreign languages. During her study she was awarded different scholarships to University of Zagreb and University of Belgrade, and she attended a special training at the Centre of English Corpus Linguistics, University in Louvain, Belgium. Her research work focuses on contrastive linguistics, foreign language acquisition, especially in closely related languages, on the bases of corpus linguistics, discourse analysis with special emphasize on academic discourse, and sociolinguistics. She was or still is a researcher at various bilateral projects between Slovenia and Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Montenegro, and other scientific projects, e.g. Interpreting for the needs of health care in Slovenia, Institutional bilingualism in nationally mixed areas in Slovenia, and is a co-author of the syllabus for the elective subject Serbian in elementary school. She is a researcher in the program team P6-0215??: Slovenian language - basic, contrastive and applied research.