Jurica Polančec, research assistant, PhD

I graduated Comparative Linguistics and French (double MA) in 2014 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb. My MA thesis was titled Reflexive constructions in the Old French text La mort le roi Artu ‘Death of King Arthur’ (in French).

In 2020 I defended the Ph.D. thesis A Typology of Aspect-Actionality Interactions at the University of Zadar (supervisor Prof. Ranko Matasović, Assoc. Prof. Lucija Šimičić).

Since joining academia, I have worked in various positions at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb. In 2016 I was a research assistant at the project HR4EU – Web Portal for Croatian Language eLearning (project coordinator Prof. Marko Tadić). In 2017 I worked at the project General Slavic Linguistic Atlas (OLA) and European Linguistic Atlas (ALE) (project coordinator Prof. Ranko Matasović). Since July 2017, I have been employed as a research assistant at the Department of Linguistics. At the department, I teach various courses including Languages of the World and Introduction to Linguistic Typology.

As a MA student in 2013, I spent two months at the Dynamique du language research team in Lyon, France, thanks to a grant from the Government of the French Republic. My supervisor there was Denis Creissels. As a Ph.D. student, I spent three weeks in 2017 at the Institute for Slavonic Studies of the University of Regensburg, where my host was Björn Hansen. In 2018 I spent three months at the University of Leipzig as a guest of the ERC project Grammatical Universals: Usage-based explanation of universal coding asymmetries in grammar led by Martin Haspelmath.

My areas of interest include linguistic typology, aspect and actionality, comparative-historical linguistics and morphology of Croatian.

A list of publications and a more extensive CV are available at my Academia.edu page: