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Wednesdays from 14:30 to 15:30 in office R2BI, with prior appointment via email. Other times and Zoom meetings by agreement.

Department of Comparative and General Linguistics

doc. dr. Sašo Živanović

My primary research interest is semantics, where I work primarily on quantification. But I also work on (segmental) phonology, and syntax is between these anyway, right? Broadly, I'm interested in the overall architecture of the language faculty. I like to write my stuff in LaTeX, and I also like to write LaTeX packages. And let's not forget there's life outside academia: I dance argentine tango and play an occasional chess game.

  • 2002: BA in theoretical mathematics
  • 2007: PhD in general linguistics
  • 2007–: employed at Department of Comparative Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Ludlow, Peter and Sašo Živanović (2022, in press). Language, Form, and Logic: In Pursuit of Natural Logic's Holy Grail. Oxford University Press. [Amazon]
  • Živanović, Sašo (2007). Quantificational aspects of LF [Kvantifikacijski vidiki logične oblike v minimalistični teoriji jezika]. English translation of the PhD thesis. [pdf]
  • Živanović, Sašo (2020). “Branching onsets 2.0”. Acta linguistica academica 67(1), pp. 73-89. DOI: 10.1556/2062.2020.00006. [COBISS.SI-ID 17542659]
  • Živanović, Sašo (2010) and Markus Pöchtrager. “GP 2, and Putonghua too”. Acta linguistica Hungarica 57(4), pp. 357-380. [COBISS.SI-ID 45436002].
  • Živanović, Sašo (2010). “Conjunctive and prepositional comparatives in Slovenian”. Linguistica 50(3), pp. 225-240. [COBISS.SI-ID 43501666]

The full bibliography on the Cobiss platform.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



10. 09. 2020
Department of Translation Studies, Department of Slovene 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
Department of Asian Studies

A documentary feature film The Celestial Dragon