University of Calgary

Dusan Nikolic

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching

About me:

Hi, I am Dušan Nikolić, from Aleksinac, Serbia. I completed a BA and MA in English Language and Literature at the University of Niš. Currently, I am doing a PhD in Linguistics under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Winters, a proven expert in the field of Phonetics and Phonology. As my academic and research areas are Phonetics and Phonology, Second Language Acquisition, and Sociolinguistics, I have structured my PhD project around the perception of intonation as a marker of foreign accent. The goal of the project is to explore the second language intonation system by investigating the perception of foreign accent. I have also been awarded with, quite competitive, Eyes High International Scholarship and Dean’s Entrance Scholarship. I find that the UofC is the right place to complete the project as it offers not only great academic expertise and resources, but also professional organizations. This is why I am a member of the Phonetics Lab Team and the graduate student association “A Higher Clause”.  

As for non-academic activities, I enjoy watching movies, especially those in languages I can speak: Serbian, Polish, German, and English. I am very passionate about Serbian and Anglophone literature. On Saturdays, there are very few things that can top a distinctly warm feeling of a good read and sweet coffee. Yet, on Sundays, there is rarely anything more enjoyable than watching the Premier League (English football) and NFL.

 

 

 

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