Dušan Nikolić Researcher


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.

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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.

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Key Publications

Nikolic, D. & Winters, S. (2022). Are Serbian and English Listeners Insensitive to Lexical Pitch Accents in Serbian? Phonetica, Karger.

Coretta, S., Casillas, J., Roetger, T. et al. (2022). Multidimensional signals and analytic flexibility: Estimating degrees of freedom in human speech analyses. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Sciences.

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.


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