Dušan Nikolić

[ˈduʂan ˈnikolit͡ɕ]

Hi, I am Dušan Nikolić, a phonetician who earned his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Winters. In my work, I want to understand what the processing mechanisms of prosodic categories are and how they relate to communication.

I am a recipient of the prestigious Izaak-Walton Killam Award, University of Calgary International Eyes High Award, University of Calgary Open Doctoral Award, and Dositeja Award by Serbian Ministry of Education. I was a proud member of the UofC’s Phonetics Lab, and the president of the UofC’s graduate student association, “A Higher Clause”, 

As for my non-academic activities, I was the host of the spoken word program – Linguistically Aware – which was broadcast once monthly on a local radio station, CJSW 90.9 FM. I was an usher at Calgary Theatre, and I love(d) going to plays! I am an ardent sports enthusiast, a huge fan of Partizan and Arsenal.

Key Publications

Nikolic, D. & Winters, S. (2022). Are Serbian and English Listeners Insensitive to Lexical Pitch Accents in Serbian?. Phonetica, Karger. https://doi/10.1515/phon-2022-2023/html

Nikolic, D. (2021). Effects of F0 Acoustic Parameters on the Perception of Serbian Lexical Pitch Accents. Anali Filoloskog Fakulteta.Vol.33, n.1, 13–27. https://doi.org/10.18485/analiff.2021.33.1.1 

Nikolic, D. (2016). Acoustic Analysis of English Vowels Produced by American Speakers and Highly Competent Serbian L2 Speakers. Facta Universitatis, Series: Linguistics and Literature. Vol. 14, n. 1, 85-101. http://casopisi.junis.ni.ac.rs/index.php/FULingLit/article/view/1683

Career in a Nutshell

2011 – 2015  BA in English Language and Literature – University of Niš

2015 – 2017  MA in English Language (with the focus on Linguistics) – University of Niš

2015 – 2016 MA in Language Teaching – University of Belgrade

2018 – 2023 PhD in Linguistics (Phonetics) – University of Calgary

Contact me

University emails: dusan.nikolic1@ucalgary.ca | dnikolic@mtroyal.ca

Visit also: calgarylinguistics.ca