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As of August 2005 I am a professor of Slavic langauges at the Arizona State University Department of Languages and Literatures. This position was preceded by a three-year contract as a research associate professor and acting director of the ASU's Critical Languages Institute.. Prior to joining ASU, I have taught and/or researched at the U. of Sarajevo and U. of Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), U. of Poznan, U. of Wroclaw, U. of Warsaw, and Jagiellonian University (Poland), U. of Munich and U. of Dusseldorf (Germany), TE Ltd. (UK), Microsoft Proofing Group (Ireland) U. of Illinois, U. of Pittsburgh, New Mexico State University, University of Arizona, Microsoft Geostrategic Unit, Glyph, Comprehensive Language Center, Inxight, Multilingual Solutions, and McNeil Technologies (USA). My educational background includes a [Ph.D. in linguistics] from the U. of Belgrade (Yugoslavia), a [doctorate in psychology] from Polish Academy of Sciences, and an [M.A. in Russian] from the U. of Poznan (Poland).
Take a look at my current research project titled [Learner-centered Task-based Language Instruction], our emergent [Polish] and [BCS program]
My areas of expertise include:
  • [Teaching]: I teach BCS/Serbo-Croatian (in its entirety or in any of the three ethnic variants), former Yugoslav literatures and cultures at all levels. I can offer Polish at all levels; Russian, Slovene, and Old Church Slavonic at the introductory and intermediate levels. I can furthermore conduct a cluster of general Slavic courses including Psycholinguistics of Slavic Languages, Computational Linguistics of Slavic Languages, and Slavic Contrastive and Comparative Grammar.
  • [Research]: My research profile includes complex projects in traditional lexicography and lexicology, contrastive linguistics of Slavic languages, computational lexicography and grammar, as well as computer assisted language learning. These projects assume handling HTML forms, JavaScript, SGML/XML, Perl, C++, and Java. Take a look at my recently published [ Comparative Reference Grammar of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian]
  • [Management]: My administrative experience encompasses a wide range of managerial tasks ranging from project leadership in traditional and computational lexicography (with teams up to ten investigators) over curriculum design and instructional oversight to grant proposal writing.
    [Read my printer-friendly Statement of research and teaching interests]
  • Danko Sipka's Home Page The following premises constitute the foundation of my research and teaching philosophy: a) integration of an active research agenda with a carefully designed teaching curriculum, b) information technology infusion in both research and teaching, c) a broad and diversified model of Slavic studies, including yet not limited to Russian, d) active seeking of external support in the corporate setting and from govermnent agencies.
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    E-mail: Danko.Sipka@asu.edu
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