Hi, I am Dušan Nikolić, a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Calgary. I completed my BA and MA in English Language and Literature at the University of Niš, Serbia, and I have an MA degree in Language Education from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Currently, I am doing a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Winters. I am a recipient of the prestigious Izaak-Walton Killam Award (see video), University of Calgary International Eyes High Award, University of Calgary Open Doctoral Award, and Dositeja Award by Serbian Ministry of Education. I am currently a recipient of the LRC fellowship, President of the graduate student association, “A Higher Clause”, a member of the Phonetics Lab, and a vice-chair of the GSA’s Academic Support Committee.
As for my non-academic activities, I am the host of the spoken word program – Linguistically Aware – which is broadcast once monthly on a local radio station, CJSW 90.9 FM. I am passionate about web-developing, and an ardent sports enthusiast and a huge fan of Partizan and Arsenal. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Slavists, the Canadian Linguistics Association, and the Linguistic Society of America.
Phonetics – Speech Perception: Is there “deafness” in perception of lexical pitch accents?
Phonology – Optimality Theory: Obstruent voicing typology: the curious case of /v/.
Speech perception data analysis and modelling: Can the exemplar models simulate the perception of prosodic categories?
Second Language Learning: Does training improve perception and production of lexical pitch accents?