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Danko Sipka

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Professor, Slavic
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Danko Sipka is a professor of Slavic languages and applied linguistics and the coordinator of Slavic Languages and Cultures at Arizona State University, where he teaches Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Slavic linguistics in the School of International Letters and Cultures. He also holds a titular (presidential) professorship conferred upon him by the president of the Republic of Poland.
His previous experience includes stints at the universities of Sarajevo, Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), Poznan, Wroclaw, Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University (Poland), and the universities of Munich and Dusseldorf. Dr. Sipka served as a senior linguist or consultant to numerous language industry companies, such as McNeil Technologies, Microsoft, Inxight, Comprehensive Language Center, Glyph, TranExp, Avant Assessment, Franklin Electronic Publishers, Microsoft Proofing Unit, and others.
He hold a Ph.D. in linguistics from the U. of Belgrade, a doctorate in psychology from the Polish Academy of Sciences, and an M.A. in Russian from the University of Poznan. Prof. Sipka is an ACTFL-certified Oral Proficiency Tester for Polish and English.
Danko Sipka's research interests include lexicography, lexicology, linguistic anthropology, lexical and inflectional morphology, computational linguistics, and computer-assisted learning. His most recent publication is Lexical Conflict: Theory and practice with Cambridge University Press. His publications encompass over 150 papers and reviews as well as 30 books, including: SerboCroatian-English Colloquial Dictionary, Springfield: Dunwoody Press, 2000, p. i-xxxiv, 1-664, Dictionary of Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian New Words, Springfield: Dunwoody Press, 2002, p. i-xii, 1-130, and A Comparative Reference Grammar of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Springfield: Dunwoody Press, 2007, 1-740. Dr. Sipka has presented invited lectures and keynote talks in the United States, Poland, Germany, Austria, and Serbia.
Prof. Sipka is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages.

Research Interests

Danko Sipka's research interests include lexicography, lexicology, linguistic anthropology, lexical and inflectional morphology, computational linguistics, and computer-assisted learning.

Publications
  • Danko Sipka Srpski gramaticki recnik (2017)
  • Danko SIpka Jezicka geografija (2016)
  • Danko Sipka Lexical conflict: Theory and Practice, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2015)
  • Danko Sipka Od nasih Rusa do komsijine krave (2015)
  • Danko SIpka Veliki srpsko-engleski i englsko-srpski recnik (2014)
  • Danko Sipka Savremeni srpsko-engleski i englesko-srpski recnik (2013)
  • Danko Sipka. Morton Benson. Srpska enciklopedija (2010).
  • Danko Sipka. Diskurs u primijenjenoj lingvistici. Diskurs i diskursi (ed. by Vera Vasic) (2010).
  • Danko Sipka. Globalizacija, transkripcija, transliteracija. Serbische und Kroatische Schriftlinguistik (ed. by Bernhard Brehmer and Biljana Golubovic) (2010).
  • Danko Sipka. Leksicki status nepromjenjivih elemenata. Die Unterschiede zwischen dem Bosnischen/Bosniakischen, Kroatischen und Serbischen, Grammatik (ed. by Branko Tosovic) (2010).
  • Danko Sipka. Metaphor validation in polysemous structures. Slavic Linguistics in a Cognitive Framework (ed. by Marcin Grygiel and Laura Janda) (2010).
  • Danko Sipka. New Words and Old Identities: Serbian, Croatian, and Bosniak. Connections, dated 2008 published 2010 (2010).
  • Danko Sipka. Racunarsko potpomaganje primijenjenolingvistickih projekata. Serbische Linguistik Eine Bestandsaufnahme (ed. by Christian Voss and Biljana Golubovic) (2010).
  • Danko Sipka (editor). Journal of NCOLCTL, Fall 2009. (2010).
  • Danko Sipka (editor). Journal of NCOLCTL, Spring 2010. (2010).
  • Danko Šipka. Leksicke promjene devedesetih – danas. Tošovic, Branko (Hg.). Die Unterschiede zwischen dem Bosnischen/Bosniakischen, Kroatischen und Serbischen. Lexik - Wortbildung - Phraseologie (2009).
  • Danko Sipka. Frazemi i druge višerjecne lekseme u dvojezicnoj leksikografiji in. Südslavische Phraseologie (herausgegeben von Daniel Buncic und Biljana Golubovic) (2009).
  • various. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages. (2009).
  • Danko Šipka and Jakub Zgolinski. Komputerowo wspomagany autentyzm w nauczaniu jezyków slowianskich, Nowe perspektywy dydaktyki jezyków obcych. Nowe perspektywy dydaktyki jezyków obcych, Tertium (2008).
  • Danko Sipka. A NOTE FROM THE INCOMING EDITOR OF THE NCOLCTL JOURNAL. NCOLCTL Newsletter (2008).
  • Danko Sipka. Editor's Introduction. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (2008).
  • Danko Sipka. On-line and On-ground BCS Immersion at Arizona State University. Biljana Golubovic and Jochen Raecke (ed.) BKS als Fremdsprachen an der Universitäten der Welt, Verlag Otto Sagner, Munich (2008).
  • Danko Sipka. Polychronism vs. Monochronim as a Predictor of Lexical Anisomorphis. Tilman Berger (ed.) Anisomorphism, Morphologie, Mündlichkeit, Medien, , Verlag Dr. Kovac, Hamburg (2008).
  • Vlado Keselj and Danko Sipka. A Suffix Subsumption-based Approach to Building Stemmers and Lemmatizers for Highly Inflectional Languages with Sparse Resources. Infotheca, IX, 1-2 (2008).
  • Danko Sipka. A Dictionary of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian - English False Cognates. (2008).
  • various. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages. (2008).
  • . . Review of: A Syntax of Serbian Clausal Architecture (2008).
  • . . Review of: Ronelle Alexander Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian. A Grammar with Sociolinguistic Commentary. and Ronelle Alexander and Ellen Elias-Bursac. Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian. A Textbook with Exercises and Basic Grammar (2008).
  • Danko Sipka. Varijantske razlike u semantickom diferencijalu. Tošovic, B. (ed.) Die Unterschiede zwischen dem BKS, Wieser Verlag (2008).
  • Sipka, Danko. . Slovenska akademia ved (2008).
  • Sipka, Danko. Serbian Lexicography. In: Keith Brown, (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, Second Edition, Volume 11 (2007).
  • Danko Sipka. Ambiguous definitions: A case study. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics (2007).
  • Danko Sipka. Kognitivnolingvisticka mapa srpskog dativa [Cognitive Linguistic Map of the Serbian Dative]. Predrag Piper (ed.), Kognitivnolingvisticka proucavanja srpskog jezika (2007).
  • Sipka, Danko. A Comparative Reference Grammar of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. (2007).
  • Sipka, Danko. Prilozi za gradu leksikolo?ke i metaleksikografske bibliografije [Contributions to a lexicology and metalexicology bibliography]. (2007).
  • Danko Sipka. Computer-assisted early inclusion of authentic Slavic materials, Porta Linguarum. Porta Linguarum, Revista Internacional de Didáctica de las Lenguas Extranjeras (2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Obratni glosar 1. (2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Obratni glosar 2. (2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Osnovi morfologije. Prilog gramatici savremenog standardnog jezika [Foundations of Morphology. A Contribution to the Grammar of the Contemporary Standard Language]. (2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Lexicography, Serbian. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2005).
  • Sipka, Danko. Lingvoterminolo?ke paradigme [Paradigms of Linguistic Terminology]. (2005).
  • Sipka, Danko. Content-centered resources for the West Balkans. (2005).
  • Sipka, Danko. Slavic Text Taggers Project. (2005).
  • . . Review of: Finding Metaphor in Grammar and Usage. A methodological analysis of theory and research (0).
  • . . Review of: Germanismen im Serbischen und Kroatischen (0).
  • Danko Sipka. wybierania odpowiedników leksykalnych w systemie NeuroTran®. Józef Zark (ed.) NADZIEJE I ZAGROZENIA, Slawistyka i komparatystyka, u progu nowego tysiaclecia, US, Katowice (0).
Research Activity
  • Batalden,Stephen K*, Evans-Romaine,Dorothy Kathleen, Sipka,Danko Dan. Professional Language Skills Enhancement Training: An Arizona State University LTC Partnership. INST OF INTERNATL EDUCATION(10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015).
  • Batalden,Stephen K*, Evans-Romaine,Dorothy Kathleen, Sipka,Danko Dan. Professional Language Skills Enhancement Training: An Arizona State University LTC Partnership Proposal. INST OF INTERNATL EDUCATION(10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*, Edgington,Susan Rooney. Summer 2005 Critical Languages Institute: Languages of Eastern Europe (Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, and Polish). AMER COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOC(4/15/2005 - 12/31/2005).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*, Edgington,Susan Rooney, Owen,Jeanette Sarah. Learner-Centered Task-Oriented Language Instruction: Converging Technology and Immersion. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(4/1/2005 - 9/30/2006).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. Advanced Bosniac Immersion Camp: Intensive 12-Day course Feb. 05. DOD-MJLC(1/26/2005 - 5/1/2005).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. Advanced Bosniac Immersion Camp: Intensive 12-Day Course Sept. 04. DOD-MJLC(9/26/2004 - 12/31/2004).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. Advanced Bosniac Language and Culture Orientation Development Intensive 12-Day Immersion Program. DOD(6/1/2004 - 8/15/2004).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*, Edgington,Susan Rooney. Summer 2005 Critical Languages Institute: Languages of Eurasia [Armenian, Tatar, Uzbek]. SOCIAL SCIENCE RSRCH COUNCIL(6/1/2004 - 12/15/2005).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. BCS Listening Comprehension Courseware: A Project Proposal by Columbia University and Arizona State University. CLTL(4/1/2004 - 12/31/2004).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. INTENSIVE ARMENIAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION SUMMER 2004. SOCIAL SCIENCE RSRCH COUNCIL(3/1/2004 - 12/31/2004).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN/CROATIAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION SUMMER 2004. AMER COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOC(1/1/2004 - 7/31/2005).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. Advanced Bosniac Language and Culture Orientation Development: Intensive 12-Day Immersion Program. DOD-MJLC(11/1/2003 - 1/31/2004).
  • Sipka,Danko Dan*. JFDP U.S. HOST INSTITUTION EURASIA REGION 2003-04. AMER. COUN. FOR INTERNAT'L ED(8/1/2003 - 7/31/2004).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 102Elementary Serbo-Croatian
BCS 202Intermediate Serbo-Croatian
SLV 304Comp Linguistics Slavic Langs
PLC 312Advanced Polish II
BCS 312Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv II
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
BCS 495Serbo-Croatian/Heritage Speakr
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 101Elementary Serbo-Croatian
BCS 201Intermediate Serbo-Croatian
PLC 311Advanced Polish I
BCS 311Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv I
SLV 440History of Slavic Languages
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
RUS 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 102Elementary Serbo-Croatian
BCS 202Intermediate Serbo-Croatian
SLV 304Comp Linguistics Slavic Langs
PLC 312Advanced Polish II
BCS 312Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv II
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
BCS 495Serbo-Croatian/Heritage Speakr
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 101Elementary Serbo-Croatian
BCS 201Intermediate Serbo-Croatian
PLC 311Advanced Polish I
BCS 311Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv I
SLV 440History of Slavic Languages
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 102Elementary Serbo-Croatian
SLV 304Comp Linguistics Slavic Langs
PLC 312Advanced Polish II
BCS 312Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv II
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
BCS 495Serbo-Croatian/Heritage Speakr
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 102Elementary Serbo-Croatian
BCS 202Intermediate Serbo-Croatian
SLV 304Comp Linguistics Slavic Langs
PLC 312Advanced Polish II
BCS 312Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv II
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
BCS 495Serbo-Croatian/Heritage Speakr
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLC 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 101Elementary Serbo-Croatian
BCS 201Intermediate Serbo-Croatian
SLC 294Special Topics
BCS 311Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv I
PLC 311Advanced Polish I
SLV 440History of Slavic Languages
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
BCS 495Serbo-Croatian/Heritage Speakr
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAK 311Macedonian Comp/Conversation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BCS 102Elementary Serbo-Croatian
BCS 202Intermediate Serbo-Croatian
SLV 304Comp Linguistics Slavic Langs
PLC 312Advanced Polish II
BCS 312Bos/Croat/Serb Comp&Conv II
SLV 484Internship
SLV 492Honors Directed Study
SLV 493Honors Thesis
PLC 494Special Topics
BCS 495Serbo-Croatian/Heritage Speakr
SLV 498Pro-Seminar
SLV 499Individualized Instruction
SLV 590Reading and Conference
Presentations
  • Danko Sipka. Panel discussion. Eastern Europe in Transition: The Significance of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the 1989 Revolutio (Nov 2009).
  • Danko Sipka. New Paradigm for Lexicography of Less Commonly Taught Languages. NCOLCTL Conference (Apr 2009).
  • Danko Sipka. Leksicki status nepromjenjivih elemenata. BKS Symposium 3 (Apr 2009).
  • Danko Sipka. Izrada baza znanja i pravila za lematizatore. Istraživacka stanica Petnica (Mar 2009).
  • Danko Sipka. Racunarsko potpomaganje primijenjenolingvistickih projekata. Serbian Linguistics: Setting the Agenda (Dec 2008).
  • Danko Sipka. Information Technology for Lexicography of Low-Density Languages. AZ AATSEEL (Nov 2008).
  • Danko Sipka. Principles and Implementation in Slavic Bilingual Lexicography. Perspectives on Slavistics III, Hamburg (Aug 2008).
  • Danko Sipka. Cross-cultural Linguistic Anisomorphism in the Context of Globalization. National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference (Apr 2008).
  • Danko Sipka. Die lexikalischen Veränderungen der 1990er Jahre und ihre Folgen. 2. Symposium „Die lexikalischen, phraseologischen und derivativen Unterschiede zwischen demBosnische (Mar 2008).
  • Sipka, Danko. Polychronism vs. Monochronism as a Predictor of Lexical Anisomorphism. AATSEEL Annual Convention (Dec 2007).
  • Sipka, Danko. Digitalizacija iz primijenjenolingvisticke perspektive [Digitalization from an Applied Linguistic Perspective]. Conference on the occasion of 60 years of Institute of the Serbian Language (Dec 2007).
  • Sipka, Danko. New Words and Old Identities. Rocky Mountains European Scholars Consortium Conference (Oct 2007).
  • Sipka, Danko. BKS Unterschiede in dem Semantischen Differential. 1. BKS Symposium, Graz, Austria (Apr 2007).
  • Sipka, Danko. Serbain-Croatian Lexical Differences in the Semantic Differential. AZ AATSEEL Meeting (Apr 2007).
  • Sipka, Danko. Medjukulturni profil srpskog jezika. Invited lecture at University of Belgrade, Serbia (Jun 2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Shema TEI XML i leksikografija. Invited lecture at the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia (Jun 2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Textkorpora in angewanter Slawistik. Invited lecture at the University of Graz, Austria (Jun 2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Computer-assisted Authenticity: Slavic Taggers Project. CALICO Conference (May 2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Expanding the Reading Capacity: Slavic Text Taggers Project. National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference (Apr 2006).
  • Sipka, Danko. Developing a Bilingual Dictionary. AZAATSEEL Meeting
  • Sipka, Danko. What to Learn What not to Learn. Melikian Center Lecture Series
Service
  • On-Campus Fulbright Interviews, committe member (2009 - Present)
  • SILC Promotion case, Peer Review (2009 - Present)
  • Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, referee (2009 - Present)
  • BHC, honors disciplinary advisor (2009 - Present)
  • Suedslawitik On-line, member of the editorial board (2009 - Present)
  • English Historical Linguistics Search Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Club, Advisor (2008 - Present)
  • Suedslavistik Online, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Editor-in-Chief (2007 - Present)
  • CAPSTONE PUBLICATIONS, Member of the Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • CAPSTONE PUBLICATIONS, Member of the Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Member (2006 - Present)
  • BHC, Committee Member (2004 - Present)
  • Lingvisticke aktuelnosti, editor (2000 - Present)
  • English Historical Linguistics Search Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • BKS Projekt, Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Cambridge University Press, book proposal reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Russian Senior Lecturer Search Committee, Committee member (2007 - 2008)
  • ACTR, Selection Committee Member (2007 - 2007)
  • AATSEEL, Referee for the 2007 Convention (2007 - 2007)
  • South Slavic Culture Club, Advisor (2007 - 2007)
  • BKS Projekt, Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • AATSEEL, Reviewer (2007)
  • Kornet Publishing House, Publisher's Reveiwer (Present)