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Petar Šimunović, F.C.A., Linguist

Date of birth:

  • 02/19/1933

Place of birth:

  • Dračevica (otok Brač)

Date of death:

  • 08/05/2014

Place of death:

  • Split

Emails:

Academic titles:

  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • doctor of Science

Institutions:

  • Sc. consultant (retired) - Institut za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje u Zagrebu

Functions in Academy:

  • member of the Presidency - Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (01/01/2011 - 08/05/2014
  • secretary - Department of Philological Sciences (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2010)

Membership in Academy:

  • full member - Department of Philological Sciences (07/24/1991 - 08/05/2014
  • izvanredni član - Department of Philological Sciences (05/19/1988 - 07/24/1991)
  • associate member - Department of Philological Sciences (06/09/1983 - 05/19/1988)

Date and place of birth:

  • 1933, Dračevica, the island of Brač

Education:

  • Classics-program high school, Split
  • B.A. 1958 - Faculty of Arts, Zagreb, Croatian language and South-Slavic languages and French language
  • M.A. 1964 - Faculty of Arts, Zagreb
  • Ph.D. 1970, Faculty of Arts, Zagreb (Theses: Toponymy of the island of Brač)
  • 1972-1974 – Humboldt Scholarship, Slavic Institute, Köln, Germany

Employment:

  • Since 1964 works in the Institut of Croatian Language and Linguistics

Scientific and educational professions:

  • 1991 – Full member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences (former Yugoslav Academy)

Membership and functions at scientific and professional societies:

  • Chairman of the Onomastic Committee (Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • Member of the Committee of Dialectology; Member of the Committee of Lexicography; Member of the Committee of Etymology (Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • Member of the International Slavic Committee
  • 1975-1979 - Secretary of the International Slavic Committee
  • Member of the International Committee for Slavic Onomastics, Krakow (Poland)
  • Since 1975 member of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences, Leuven (Belgium)

Awards:

  • 1983: Award of the municipality of Brač for distinguished scientific activity
  • 1984: Republic award “Božidar Adžija” for distinguished scientific activity
  • 1998: Decoration by President of the Republic of Croatia – Order “Ruđer Bošković”

Organizing activity:

  • Chairman of the Department of the history of Croatian language, dialectology and onomastics at the Institute of Croatian language and linguistics

Scientific and professional meetings:

  • Participated in organizing and with papers at many international congresses dealing with onomastics and slavistics

Scientific projects:

  • Director of the project: Onomastic Research in Croatia

Educational activity:

  • 1994-1998 - Visiting Professor and Lector, Slavic Institute, University of Köln, Germany
  • Professor of Onomastics at Graduate School of Croatian Language, Faculty of Arts, Zagreb
  • Professor of Onomastics at Graduate School in Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Zadar

Theses advising:

Publication editing:

  • Editor-in-chief of the onomastic journal Folia onomastica Croatica (Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Rasprave Instituta za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics)