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Bibliographic research performance and CRIS

Research Areas:

  • History and development of the Slovene language (from the 19th to the 20th century)
  • Slovene language and literature didactics
  • Sociolinguistics, linguistic pragmatics, literary pragmatics
  • Languages in contact, interculturality


Diana Košir is a linguist and literary comparativist. She graduated on 5 September 2014 at the Faculty of Arts at University of Ljubljana in comparative literature and literary theory, as well as Spanish language and literature. Afterwards she completed pedagogical studies of Slovene studies at the Faculty of Humanities in Koper and on 13 December 2017 obtained the title of Master Professor of Slovene Studies. She is presently enrolled in PhD programme in Slovene studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Koper.

She is employed at the Institute for Linguistic Studies ZRS Koper as a Young Researcher under the mentorship of dr. Vesna Mikolič. As part of the research program Slovenhood Dimensions between Local and Global at the Beginning of the Third Millennium (P5-0409), she is working in the area of historical, social, linguistic, cultural and national image of Slovenhood in Slovenian Istria and beyond at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the period 2017–2021, she was employed as a professor of Slovene language and literature in upper secondary vocational education, where she became acquainted with secondary school issues and the challenges of intercultural (co)existence and teaching. She is active as a co-autor in the preparation of didactic materials for secondary schools according to the TILKA model (Teaching Interculturality through Language and Literature for Conflicts Avoidance, Mikolič 2016), for intercultural teaching of (Slovene) language and literature, created within the JeŠT project (2017–2022). She cooperates in national and international projects and actively participates in conferences and symposia.