Department of Comparative and General Linguistics, University of Ljubljana


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Oddelek za primerjalno in splošno jezikoslovje, Univerza v Ljubljani
Aškerčeva 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 1000
Varja Cvetko Orešnik, Head

Phone386 (0) 1 241 1422

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The Department of Comparative and General Linguistics at the University of Ljubljana offers graduate, postgraduate, and guided research programmes in Comparative and General Linguistics. The department library has a wide collection of textbooks and literature on linguistics as well as hard copies of theses completed in the department.


The roots of the department go back to 1919, when a seminar of comparative linguistics was founded at the University of Ljubljana. The seminar originally consisted of lectures on comparative grammar and etymology of Indo-european languages conducted by Fran Ramovš (1890–1952), a professor of Slavic languages. After the Second World War the seminar evolved into an independent department, then called the Department of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics and Ancient Oriental Studies.

As the study of linguistics developed into an independent study programme, so did the department grow in terms of academic stuff and student numbers.

International cooperation and student exchange

The department has a long tradition of collaborating with neighbouring universities. Today students wishing to experience study abroad can go to Austria (University of Vienna), Greece (University of Patras), Italy (University of Siena), Norway (University of Tromso), and Spain (University of Cadiz, University of Leon) via the ERASMUS Programme.

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