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Danko Sipka

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Professor, Slavic
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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. 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 holds a doctorate in linguistics from the U. of Belgrade, a doctorate in psychology from the Polish Academy of Sciences, and a master's in Russian from the University of Poznan. Professor Sipka is an ACTFL-certified Oral Proficiency Tester for Polish and English.

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 more than 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).

Professor Sipka has presented invited lectures and keynote talks in the United States, Japan, Poland, Germany, Austria, and Serbia.He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages.

Education
  • Titular Professorship, Office of the President of the Republic of Poland 2010
  • Habilitation in Philolog. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland 2000
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1998
  • M.A. Russian, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland 1998
  • Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow. Heinrich Heine University and Ludwig-Maximillians University, Germany 1992
  • Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Belgrade, Serbia 1989
  • M.A. South Slavic Linguistics, University of Belgrade, Serbia 1987
  • B.A. South Slavic Philology, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1985

 

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 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 294Special Topics
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
Presentations
  • Cross-linguistic Lexical Differences - Theory and Solutions invited lecture at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland, March 2011

  • Nationalist interventions in B/H/C in the 1990s and today, 2 ISA Forum on Sociology, Buenos Aires, 8/1/12
  • LCTL Heritage Speakers – Resources for the Attainment of Full Professional Linguistic Proficiency, NCOLCTL, 2012

  • Cross-linguistic Lexical Differences: Second Language Teaching Implications, NCOLCTL, 2012

  • “Resolving the Kosovo Conflict: What are the Terms of the Kosovar-Serb Brussels Talks?” ASU Melikian Center, panelist, June 13, 2013
  • Book launch Serbian – English and English – Serbian dictionaries, City of Bijeljina Public Library, 10/2/13 at 19:00
  • Promocija Savremenog englesko-srpskog i Savremenog srpsko-engleskog rečnika, Media Center, Belgrade, Sreda, 29/5/2013, 11:00, I sprat http://www.mc.rs/promocija-savremenog-englesko-srpskog-i.4.html?eventId=...

  • “Zero Equivalence: Teory and Treatment” Applied Linguistics Colloquium, ASU School of English September 29, 2013
  • 10-hour seminar Teaching Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian to Speakers of Other Languages organized by ASU Melikan Center, taught on May 17 and 24, 2013 to five teachers in Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Višestruka ekvivalencija, invited lecture at Belgrade Book Fair, 10/30/14
  • Međujezičke leksičke razlike, invited lecture at Faculty of Law and Business Management, Novi Sad 10/31/14
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Heritage Speakers in Four Major US Metropolitan Areas, paper at NCOLCTL Conference April 25, 2015
  • Lexical Conflict: The Difficulties of Establishing Lexical Equivalence, invited lecture at U. of Washington, June 4, 2015 http://slavic.washington.edu/events/2015-06-04/lexical-conflict-difficulties-establishing-lexical-equivalence
  • Multiple equivalence in bilingual dictionaries: types and lexicographic treatment, paper at the Dictionary Society of North America Vancouver conference, June 5, 2015, http://events.arts.ubc.ca/dsna-20&shel-9/lib/pdf/DSNA-SHEL_conference_schedule.pdf
  • Organized and presented at the NCOLCTL Conference Colloquium titled: Language Instruction: Teacher Training in LCTLs on 4-23-16, NFMLTA/NCOLCTL sponosored
  • Colloquial Forms of Otherization, 3rd ISA Forum on Sociology, Vienna, June 10, 2016
  • American Second Language Teaching and Its Relevance for CEFR-based Instruction, Serbian as First and Second Language (Weltakademie, Vienna, June 18, 2016)
  • Intercultural Lexical Differences: Types and Lexicographic Treatment paper at the NCOLCTL Conference, on 4-22-16
  • Dvojezična terminografija islamskih termina [Bilingual Terminography of Islamic Terms], Slovenska terminologija danas, Serbian Academy of Sciences, 12.5.16.
  • Detection of Errors in the Treatment of Multiple Equivalence: A Prolegomenon, Dictionary Society of North America, Barbados, June 10, 2017
  • Nulta, višestruka i djelomična ekvivalencija u frazeologiji: slovensko-neslovenski contrast Języki Słowiańskie w Badaniach Frazeologicznych, Toruń, November, 9-10, 2017
  • Linguistic Image of the World and Its Applicability in Teaching LCTLs, NCOLCTL Conference, Chicago, April 23, 2017
  • Language and Culture Miscommunication, Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu, 4/27/17 (invited lecture as AZSpeaks speaker)
  • Serbo-Croatian Lexicon: inherited, Borrowed, and Engineered – invited lecture at University of Tokyo, October 6, 2017
  • Lexical Layers of Slavic Cultural Identity – invited lecture at Hokkaido University, October 16, 2017
  • Democracy and National Interest in Interpreting the Wars in the Balkans, paper at th Global Forum on Balkans, Phoenix, April 7, 2017https://mcli.maricopa.edu/mcli-calendar/events/global-forum-on-the-balkan-borderlands-refugees
  • Serbo-Croatian Intensive Course for MCC Fulbright Group Projects Abroad participants, April 8-9, 2017
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  • International Linguistics Lecture: Danko Sipka "Cross-linguistic Lexical Differences: Theory and Practical Considerations" ASU SILC, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4:15 pm
  • Panelist in ASU faculty perspective on ACE Review, Pat Tillman Veteran Center, ASU, 31/1/13
  • 10-hour seminar Teaching Serbian to Speakers of English organized by Azbukum for the 17 instructors deployed at U.S. Embassy in Belgrade on June 1 and 2, 2014
  • Lecture to English language teachers at the Regional Center for Professional Development of Educators in Čačak, Serbia
  • http://www.prometej.rs/Vesti/3269/Promocija-Englesko-srpskog---srpskog-engleskog-recnika%2C-autora-Danka-Sipke.shtml, February 26, 2014
  • Collaborative Negative Language Transfer Database for LCTLs, NCOLCTL Conference, Chicago, IL, 25.4.2014
  • Skype presentation in a panel about Shakespeare and lexicography, Sombor, 4/23/14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waNhKvPo9W8
  • Sociolinguistic Factors in South-Slavic Lexicological Traditions, 7th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology, Las Palmas, 7/10/2014
  • Srpska jezička politika prema dijaspori, conference Serbian Language Policy Today, Novi Sad, December 15
  • Međujezički leksički anizomorfizam, invited lecture at Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade, 10/30/14
  • 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
Honors / Awards

Institutional Grants and Contracts

 

“STARTALK: ASU Russian Startalk from Startalk” $53,964.72, PI and project director

Professional Language Skills Enhancement Training: An Arizona State University LTC Partnership Proposal, year three, $385,000, co-principal investigator, PI June-September 2016

Professional Language Skills Enhancement Training: An Arizona State University LTC Partnership Proposal, year two, $400,000, co-principal investigator

Professional Language Skills Enhancement Training: An Arizona State University LTC Partnership Proposal, year one, $275,000, co-principal investigator

Serbian language instruction services for U.S. Embassy Belgrade, $30,000, co-PI in charge of teacher training, evaluation, and student assessment.

Donation from the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles for ASU Polish Language Program, $15,000

Donation from the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles for ASU Polish Language Program, $2,300

Donation from the Polish Honorary Consul in Arizona for ASU Polish Language Program, $2,000

Arizona Board of Regents Learner Centered Education Grant, $46,871, principal investigator

Bosniac Language and Culture Immersion Camp, contract awarded to ASU CLI by USAF Medina Joint Language Center, February, 2005, $38,000, principal investigator

Bosniac Language and Culture Immersion Camp, contract awarded to ASU CLI by USAF Medina Joint Language Center, September-October, 2004, $38,000, principal investigator

Bosniac Language and Culture Immersion Camp, contract awarded to ASU CLI by Department of Defense, June 2004, $29,000, principal investigator

Bosniac Language and Culture Immersion Camp, contract awarded to ASU CLI by USAF Medina Joint Language Center, November 2003, $30,000, principal investigator

Croatian Water Management, awarded to ASU REESC by Word Learning, $40,000, co-principal investigator

ASU – University of Sarajevo Religious Studies Linkage, $200,000, co-principal investigator

Tatar Instruction and Support 2004, awarded to ASU CLI by SSRC, $12,500, principal investigator

Tatar Instruction and Support 2005, awarded to ASU CLI by SSRC, $12,500, principal investigator

Armenian Instruction and Support 2004, awarded to ASU CLI by SSRC, $18,000, principal investigator

Armenian Instruction and Support 2005, awarded to ASU CLI by SSRC, $20,000, principal investigator

Introductory Albanian Instruction 2004, awarded to ASU CLI by ACLS, $7,400, principal investigator

Introductory Macedonian Instruction 2004, awarded to ASU CLI by ACLS, $7,400, principal investigator

Introductory Albanian Instruction 2005, awarded to ASU CLI by ACLS, $5,000, principal investigator

Introductory Macedonian Instruction 2005, awarded to ASU CLI by ACLS, $7,200, principal investigator

Intermediate BCS Instruction 2004, awarded to ASU CLI by ACLS, $7,400, principal investigator

Introductory BCS Instruction 2004, awarded to ASU CLI by ACLS, $5,000, principal investigator

Introductory Polish Instruction 2005, awarded to ASU CLI by Polish American Congress, $8,000

Elemelementary Albanian 2006, awarded by ACLS, co-PI  - $7,500

Elementary BCS 2006, awarded by ACLS, co-PI - $7500

Introductory BCS 2006, awarded by ACLS, co-PI - $7500

Elementary Macedonian 2006, awarded by ACLS, co-PI - $7500

Intermediate Macedonian 2006, awarded by ACLS, co-PI - $7500

Elementary Polish 2006, awarded by ACLS, co-PI - $8000

Elementary Tatar, 2006, awarded by SSRC  - $9,720, principal investigator

Elementary and Intermediate Armenian, 2006, awarded by SSRC - $17,280, principal investigator

Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program to host one Uzbek and one Russian linguist, awarded by the US State Department, $3,600, principal investigator and host

Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning Serbo-Croatian subtitling project grant, $2,200, principal investigator

 

Individual Grants and Awards

Guest Professor Fellowship from the Slavic and Eurasian Center of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan for fall semester 2017 (on average, awarded to 7% of the applicants)

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Nomination from Graduate College, 2017

Chosen for NFMLTA President Elect 2018- (the organization which publishes The Modern Language Journal)

$5000 from NFTMLA to organize a panel titled Intercultural Language Teaching: Teacher Training in LCTLs at the NCOLCTL 2016

Melikian Research Fund Award 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017

Recertified as Polish and English OPI Tester by ACTFL (2014-2018)

Won visiting researcher status at Australian National University, August 2014.

Invited author of the International Book Fair http://www.beogradskisajamknjiga.com/active/sr-cyrillic/home/levi_meni/gosti_iz_inostranstva.html, October 2014

Received a grant from ACLS to study heritage speakers of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 2010-2012, $20,000

Won an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Short-Term Research Fellowship in the spring semester of 2011, $15000

Certified as an English Oral Proficiency Interview Tester and recertified in Polish by ACTFL (February 2010)

Awarded a Professor of the Year Special Recognition Award, Arizona State University, 2007

Awarded a Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, 2006

Certified as a Polish Oral Proficiency Interview Tester by ACTFL (February 2006)

Honors Disciplinary Faculty 2005-06, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010  – certificate of appreciation from ASU Barrett Honors College

Meritorious Recognition Award" from the Polish-American Congress of Arizona for the contribution in promoting Polish language and culture, 2006

Received a Certificate of Recognition" from the U.S. Consul General of Poland in Los Angeles, for promoting Polish culture and language in Phoenix, Arizona, 2006

Received a honorary membership in Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Association, 2003

Won a Fellowship from the International Summer School of Political Science and International Relations for summer programs 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.

Won a Fellowship from the Stefan Batory Foundation for research at the Polonia Institute of the Jagielonian Institute in Cracow, Poland, spring semester 1994

Won a Fellowship from the Polish Academy of Sciences for Graduate Study at the School for Social Research in the academic year of 1993- 94, in Warsaw, Poland

Granted an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the academic year of 1990-91 and 1991-92 at the University of Düsseldorf and the University of Munich, Germany

Awarded a Fulbright grant to teach Serbo-Croatian and to conduct research in the fields of lexicology and lexicography during the 1987-88 academic year, at the University of Illinois at Champaign- Urbana, and the University of Pittsburgh

Awarded a Grant from the Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana to participate in the Seminar of Slovene Language, Literature and Culture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, summer of 1986

Won a Silver University Award for excellent scholarly performance in each academic year, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, academic years of 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85

Won a Golden University Award for excellent scholarly performance at the end of my undergraduate program, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, fall of 1985

Editorships

Journal of Less Commonly taught Langauges, editor-in-chief

Lingvističke aktuelnosti, Editor

Professional Associations

National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, President Elect, 2018-

NCOLCTL

Dictionary Society of North America

ACTFL

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Defended Theses

Arkadiusz Bogulicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Agnieszka Borowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Zyjahmi Cakolli, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Jazysza Cakolli, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Malgorzata Debinska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Joanna Dobosiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Maciej Dobosiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Malgorzata Franek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Katarzyna Gwozdzik, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Anna Józwicka, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Monika Juziak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Ewa Kaliszewska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Malgorzata Klos, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Agnieszka Król, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Melanie Mierzejewski, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (committee member)
Karina Oller, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Aneta Pecyna, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Karolina Przewozna, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Malgorzata Przybylak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Monika Robaszynska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Renata Rusche, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Andrzej Sateja, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Igor Serafin, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Renata Szczotkowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Anna Tuszynska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Jakub Walesiak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Lidia Wiatrowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Jakub Wiecanowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Olena Tsurska, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (committee member)
Anna Wilk, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Jakub Zgolinski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Sybilla Budzinska, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland (PhD thesis, committee member)

Bartolomiej Chraplewski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Anna Skowron, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Joanna Ceglowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Robert Niebuhr, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (committee member)
Zoran Rosic, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Debra Neill, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (PhD thesis, committee member)
Daniela Kostadinovska, Arizona State University (committee member)
Joanna Dobosiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland (PhD thesis, advisor)

Anna Skowron, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland (PhD thesis, advisor)

Cristina Duculescu, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (committee member)
Olena Tsurska, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (PhD thesis, committtee member)

Kara McAllister, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (PhD thesis, committtee member)

Lupcho Spasovski, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (PhD thesis, committtee member)

Hank Kuiper, Arizona State University (committee member)
 

Theses in Progress

Nina Sabolik, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (PhD thesis, committtee member)

Amanda Weaver, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (PhD thesis, thesis director)

Total: 39 defended M.A. Theses, 5 defended Ph.D. theses, 9 honors theses, 1 M.A. thesis in progress, 2 Ph.D. theses in progress

US State Department Junior Faculty Development Program Coordinator

Work History

August 2005 -

Professor of Slavic Languages (and since August 2011 coordinator of Slavic languages), School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University

August 2002 – July 2005

Associate Research Professor and Associate Director, Critical Languages Institute, Arizona State University

June 2000 - July 2002

Visiting professor at the Critical Languages Institute of Arizona State University (summer semesters only)

June 1999 - July 2002

Senior Linguist at McNeil Technologies, Springfield, Virginia

August 1998 – September 2010

Associate Professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University Slavic Department, Poznan, Poland

July 1996 -July 1998

Visiting Professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University Slavic Department, Poznan, Poland

December 1997 - June 1998

Consultant to the New Mexico State University Computing Research Laboratory, Las Cruces, New Mexico

October 1993 - October 1997

Graduate Fellow at the School of Social Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

October 1995 - February 1996

Visiting Scholar at the Wrocław University Slavic Department, Wrocław, Poland

October 1993 - December 1998

Linguistic Research Director, Translation Experts Ltd, London

August 1994 - June 1996

Visiting Scholar at the Adam Mickiewicz University Slavic Department, Poznan, Poland

October 1992 - September 1993

Visiting Scholar at the Warsaw University Slavic Department, Warsaw, Poland

October 1990 - September 1992

Humboldt Visiting Scholar at the University of Duesseldorf and University of Munich, Germany

January - September 1990

Assistant Professor at the South-Slavic Department of the University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

September 1987 - June 1988

Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, USA

July - August 1988

Instructor at the East European Languages Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh

September 1985 - December 1989

Lecturer at the South-Slavic Department of the University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

June - September 1985

Manuscript Reader at “Oslobođenje” Daily, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

Consultancies

 

December 2010 - 2013

Consultant to University of Maryland NFLC, ILR 1-3 assessment objects, Serbian, Croatian, Polish

December 2011

Consultant to Glyph Inc., testing Croatian Localization Module for Windows

December 2011

Consultant to Avant Assessment Croatian ILR 3 assessment materials development, reading

November 2008 – January 2011

Consultant to Avant Assessment, Serbian, Croatian, and Polish ILR 3 and 4 assessment materials development, reading

April 2009

Consultant to Franklin Electronic Publishers, Polish audio materials verification

October 2008

Consultant to Butler-Hill Group, Croatian spell-checker advanced testing

October - November 2005

Consultant to the Comprehensive Language Center, Arlington, VA, general linguistic training discs development

July 2005

Consultant to the Department of Linguistics of University of Illinois, Serbian named entity tagger development

June 2004 – February 2006

Consultant to the Inxight, Silicone Valley, CA, morphological generators/analyzers for Serbian, Croatian, and Czech

April - July 2004

Consultant to the Microsoft Corporation Proofing Unit, Dublin, Ireland, Bosnian spell-checker testing

June – July 2004, January 2008-

Consultant to the Glyph Corporation, Seattle, Washington, sensitive geostrategic terminology database development for Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovene

May - August 2003

Consultant to the Multilingual Solutions and Instructor at Medina Joint Language Group, USAF, curriculum development for special language courses for military linguists

February - April 2002

Consultant to the Microsoft Corporation Geostrategic Unit, Redmond, Washington, Croatian and Serbian sensitive geostrategic terminology database development

January 1999 - January 2000

Consultant to the Translation Experts Ltd, London, Polish and Serbo-Croatian machine translation systems development

July 1998 - June 1999

Consultant to the Multilingual Research and Management, Kensington, Maryland, Serbo-Croatian lexicographic work

Service
  • Reviewer for Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, 2017
  • Reviewer for Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program, 2016 (alternate in 2017)
  • NFMLTA/Modern Language Journal Dissertation Support Grants Committee – Chair, 2017
  • NFMLTA/Modern Language Journal Roundtable Conference Grants Committee – Member, 2017
  • Reviewer for Canadian Slavonic Papers, paper submission, 2017
  • Reviewer of a paper submission for Jezikoslovlje, a University of Osijek Press journal, Osijek, Croatia, 2016
  • Reviewer for a conference paper submission, AATSEEL, 2017
  • Reviewer for Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, paper submission, 2017
  • Reviewer for a book proposal for Routledge Francis and Taylor, 2017
  • Reviewer for a collected volume for University of Novi Sad Press, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2016
  • Reviewer for a book submission for Adam Mickiewicz University Press, Poznan, Poland, 2016
  • Reviewer for a book submission for Prometej, Novi Sad, 2016
  • Barrett Honors College disciplinary faculty advisor, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Barrett Honors College Scholarly Council member, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ASU National Scholarship and Fellowships Committee, extended until 2019
  • AZ Speaks 2015-2017 roster speaker for Arizona Humanities Foundation, extended until 2019
  • One of the initial 200 signers of the Declaration on the Common Language (http://jezicinacionalizmi.com/deklaracija/) and a consultant in its preparation.
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  • ACTFL OPI Mentor, 2014- (mentored two candidates in 2017)
  • Scholarly board member of Colloquium, http://colloquium.aau.at/index.php/Colloquium/about (2014-)
  • Reviewer, European Union Marie Curie FP7 – COFUND, 2015
  • Reviewer, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (2014), book submission
  • Reviewer, Scando-Slavica (2014), paper submission
  • Reviewer, Linguistic Sciences (2014), paper submission
  • Reviewer, Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics (2014), paper submission
  • Reviewer, Poznanskie Studia Slawistyczne (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016), paper submissions
  • Evaluator for American Council on Education (National School of Cryptography, January and November 2011, November 2012, November 2013, November 2014, November 2017 ACTFL, November 2011, Defense Language Institute, 2012, 2015, Foreign Service Institute, 2015, Educational Testing Services, 2015, Quantico USMC Base, 2016, 2017)
  • Beta-tested and earned the certificate of completion for Joint Chief of Staff Joint Knowledge Online Cross-Cultural Competence Trainer (2014)
  • NFMLTA - NCOLCTL Research Award Committee chair (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Melikian Center Critical Langauges Institute Turkish instructor search, committee member (2014)
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  • Member of two ad-hoc SILC tenure committees (2014, 2015, 2016,2017)
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  • NSEP/Bohren campus selection committee member (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
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  • Fulbright campus selection committee member (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Evaluator for Austrian Science Foundation (summer 2011)
  • Evaluator for Defense Language Institute (summer 2011)
  • Publisher’s reviewer for Alisa Mahmutovic Kao frazeološki rječnik
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  • Reviewer Proposed testing materials for Polish heritage schools in Arizona for Polish American Congress
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  • Referee for Journal of Slavic Linguistics (2012, 2015)
  • 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)
Consulting

December 2010 - 2013

Consultant to University of Maryland NFLC, ILR 1-3 assessment objects, Serbian, Croatian, Polish

December 2011

Consultant to Glyph Inc., testing Croatian Localization Module for Windows

December 2011

Consultant to Avant Assessment Croatian ILR 3 assessment materials development, reading

November 2008 – January 2011

Consultant to Avant Assessment, Serbian, Croatian, and Polish ILR 3 and 4 assessment materials development, reading

April 2009

Consultant to Franklin Electronic Publishers, Polish audio materials verification

October 2008

Consultant to Butler-Hill Group, Croatian spell-checker advanced testing

October - November 2005

Consultant to the Comprehensive Language Center, Arlington, VA, general linguistic training discs development

July 2005

Consultant to the Department of Linguistics of University of Illinois, Serbian named entity tagger development

June 2004 – February 2006

Consultant to the Inxight, Silicone Valley, CA, morphological generators/analyzers for Serbian, Croatian, and Czech

April - July 2004

Consultant to the Microsoft Corporation Proofing Unit, Dublin, Ireland, Bosnian spell-checker testing

June – July 2004, January 2008-

Consultant to the Glyph Corporation, Seattle, Washington, sensitive geostrategic terminology database development for Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovene

May - August 2003

Consultant to the Multilingual Solutions and Instructor at Medina Joint Language Group, USAF, curriculum development for special language courses for military linguists

February - April 2002

Consultant to the Microsoft Corporation Geostrategic Unit, Redmond, Washington, Croatian and Serbian sensitive geostrategic terminology database development

January 1999 - January 2000

Consultant to the Translation Experts Ltd, London, Polish and Serbo-Croatian machine translation systems development

July 1998 - June 1999

Consultant to the Multilingual Research and Management, Kensington, Maryland, Serbo-Croatian lexicographic work