Center for Language Research

University of Rijeka

Zvjezdana Vrzić

zvrzic@ffri.hr

Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies Department, University of Rijeka

 

Research Interests

Sociolinguistics: societal bi-/multilingualism, language shift, language and identity, endangered languages; documentary linguistics: Vlashki/Zheyanski (Istro-Romanian), Istriot, language documentation, description and archiving, community-centered language documentation and revitalization; language contact: Slavic-Romance language contact and intereference in Istria, Croatia, constraints on language contact in syntax, pidgin/creole genesis.

 

Selected Publications

Articles, Chapters, Books:

Cecilia Cutler, Zvjezdana Vrzić and Philipp Angermeyer (eds.). In preparation. Language Contact in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas. Creole Language Library. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Vrzić, Zvjezdana and John Victor Singler. In print, 2015. Identity and Language Shift among Vlashki/Zheyanski speakers in Croatia. In Ferreira, Vera and Peter Bouda (eds.), Language Documentation and Conservation in Europe, Language Documentation & Conservation, Special Publication 09.

Vrzić, Zvjezdana and Robert Doričić. 2014. Language Contact and Stability of Basic Vocabulary: Croatian Loanwords for Body Parts in Vlashki/Zheyanski (Istro-Romanian). Fluminensia 26(2). 105-122.

 

Endangered language learning and heritage materials:

Vrzić, Zvjezdana and Viviana Brkarić. 2013. En, den, dire, viro ku mire: Vlaški za djecu i roditelje – Vlashki for children and parents. Language learning program. (Preservation of the Vlashki and Zheyanski Language). Rijeka: Tragovi.

Vrzić, Zvjezdana, Robert Doričić and Viviana Brkarić. 2012. Neka nu me uci – So you don’t forget me: Photografic records of the life in Šušnjevica and environs and Žejane, from the digital archive of the Preservation of the Vlashki and Zheyanski Language project. [In Vlashki/Zheyanski with translations in Croatian and English.] (Preservation of the Vlashki and Zheyanski Language). Rijeka: Tragovi.

Vrzić, Zvjezdana. 2011. Limba de saka zi – Everyday language: Audio phrasebook of everyday expressions in the Vlaški and Žejanski language. (Preservation of the Vlashki and Zheyanski Language). Rijeka: Tragovi.

 

Language documentation website:

Vrzić, Zvjezdana. 2010. Preservation of the Vlaški and Žejanski Language [Online]. Accessible at: http://www.vlaski-zejanski.com.

 

Projects

Documentation of the Vlashki/Zheyanski Language, National Science Foundation #1160696, 2012-today (Co-Principal Investigator)

Documentation and Revitalization of the Six Istriot Varieties, 2013-today (Project Director)

Preservation of the Vlashki and Zheyanski Language, Traces Association, 2007-today (Project Director) (http://www.vlaski-zejanski.com/)