Department of Comparative and General Linguistics

Asst. Prof. Sašo Živanović

My primary research interest is semantics, where I work primarily on quantification. But I also work on (segmental) phonology, and syntax is between these anyway, right? Broadly, I'm interested in the overall architecture of the language faculty. I like to write my stuff in LaTeX, and I also like to write LaTeX packages. And let's not forget there's life outside academia: I dance argentine tango and play an occasional chess game.

  • 2002: BA in theoretical mathematics
  • 2007: PhD in general linguistics
  • 2007–: employed at Department of Comparative Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Ludlow, Peter and Sašo Živanović (2022). Language, Form, and Logic: In Pursuit of Natural Logic's Holy Grail. Oxford University Press. [Amazon]
  • Živanović, Sašo (2007). Quantificational aspects of LF [Kvantifikacijski vidiki logične oblike v minimalistični teoriji jezika]. English translation of the PhD thesis. [pdf]
  • Živanović, Sašo (2020). “Branching onsets 2.0”. Acta linguistica academica 67(1), pp. 73-89. DOI: 10.1556/2062.2020.00006. [COBISS.SI-ID 17542659]
  • Živanović, Sašo (2010) and Markus Pöchtrager. “GP 2, and Putonghua too”. Acta linguistica Hungarica 57(4), pp. 357-380. [COBISS.SI-ID 45436002].
  • Živanović, Sašo (2010). “Conjunctive and prepositional comparatives in Slovenian”. Linguistica 50(3), pp. 225-240. [COBISS.SI-ID 43501666]

The full bibliography on the Cobiss platform.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)