JOHN HAJEK, Professor, Reader and Convenor of Italian Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne

Prof John Hajek FAHA

Professor of Italian Studies

Director of RUMACCC (Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-cultural Communication)

University of Melbourne

 

PRESENT POSITIONS

Professor, Reader and Convenor of Italian Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne

Director, Research Unit for Multiculturalism and Cross-cultural Communication (RUMACCC), School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
Honorary Visiting Fellow, La Trobe University
First Past President, Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNA)

 

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Graduate:   University of Oxford

                   University of Padua

                   University of Florence

Undergraduate: University of Melbourne


QUALIFICATIONS

2005 - Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA)

1992 - D. Phil., School of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

1983 - B.A. (First Class Honours) in French and Italian, University of Melbourne

                                               

SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

July-Dec 2014       Chair, Languages Discipline, University of Melbourne

2010-Feb 2011      Chair, Languages Discipline, University of Melbourne

2010                      Deputy Head, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne

2008-                     Professor, University of Melbourne

2008                      Chair, Languages Discipline, University of Melbourne

2006-7                   Head, Discipline of French, Italian Studies & Spanish Studies, University of Melbourne (July-)

                              Acting Head, Dept of French, Italian Studies & Spanish Studies, University of Melbourne (May-June)

                                                                 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Monographs:

  • HAJEK, J. Universals of Sound Change in Nasalization, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers (1997, reprinted 1999).
  • Reviews: Language 75 (1999): 397-398, Journal of Linguistics 36 (2000): 651–652,
  • Williams-van Klinken, C., J. HAJEK & R. Nordlinger. Tetun Dili, A Grammar of an East Timorese Language. Canberra; Pacific Linguistics (2002).
Edited volumes, other books and research outputs:
  • HAJEK, J. and Y. Slaughter (eds) Challenging the monolingual mindset. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. (2015).
  • Travis, C., HAJEK. J., Nettelbeck, C. Beckmann, B. and A. Lloyd-Smith (eds) Practices and Policies. Current research in languages and cultures education. Selected proceedings of the Second National LCNAU Colloquium, Canberra 3-5 2013. Melbourne: Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (2015).
  • HAJEK, J., Nettelbeck, C. and Woods, A. (eds). The Next Step. Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities. Melbourne: LCNAU (2012). 
  • Norrby, C. and J. HAJEK (eds). Uniformity and diversity in language policy: European and Australian Perspectives. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. (2011).

Recent articles, and conference proceedings:

  1. Williams-Van Klinken, C. and J. HAJEK. Language contact and functional expansion in Tetun Dili: The evolution of a new press register. Multilingua.
  2. Tsukada, K, Cox, F., HAJEK, J and Y. Hirata. Non-native Japanese learners’ perception of consonant length in Japanese and Italian. Second Language Research 34:179-200. DOI: 10.1177/0267658317719494 (2018).
  3. Hughson, J., Marshall, F., Daly, O., Woodward-Kron, R., Parker, A., HAJEK, J., and D. Story. Health professional views on health literacy issues for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women in maternity care: barriers, enablers and the need for an integrated approach. Australian Health Review 42(1):10-20. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH17067 (2018).
  4. Loakes, D., HAJEK, J. and J. Fletcher. Can you t[æ]ll I’m from M[æ]lbourne? An overview of the dress and trap vowels before /l/ as a regional accent marker in Australian English. English World-Wide 38.1:29-49 (2017).
  5. Smith, W., Wadley, G., Daly, O., Webb, M., Hughson, J., HAJEK, J., Parker, A., Woodward-Kron, R., and D. Story. Designing an app for pregnancy care for a culturally and linguistically diverse community. In Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, November 2017 (OzCHI 2017), 10 pages. https://doi.org/0000001.0000001 (2017).
  6. Mohd, H.H, Fletcher, J. and J. HAJEK. Closure duration as an acoustic correlate of the word-initial singleton/geminate consonant contrast in Kelantan Malay, Journal of Phonetics 8: 135-151 (2016).
  7. Hughson, J., Woodward-Kron, R., Parker, A., HAJEK, J., Bresin, A., Knoch, U., Phan, T., Story, D. A review of approaches to improve participation of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in clinical trials. Trials 26;17(1):263. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1384-3 (2016).
  8. Woodward-Kron, R., Hughson, J., Parker, A., Bresin, A., HAJEK, J., Knoch, U., Phan, T.D., and Story, D. Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in medical research: Perceptions and experiences of older Italians, their families, ethics administrators and researchers. Journal of Public Health Research 5:43-51 (2016).
  9. HAJEK, J. Engaging with communities and languages in multilingual urban settings. In K. Taylor-Leech and D. Starks (eds) Doing research within communities. London and New York: Routledge, pp.124-132 (2016).
  10. Formentelli, M. and J. HAJEK. Address practices in academic interactions in a pluricentric language: Australian English, American English and British English. Pragmatics 26(4) (2016).
  11. Graetzer, S., J. Fletcher and J. HAJEK. Hyperarticulation in short intonational phrases in three Australian languages, Proceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody 2016: 173-177 (2016).
  12. Loakes, D., Fletcher, HAJEK, J., Clothier J, and B. Volchok. Short vowels in L1 Aboriginal English spoken in Western Victoria. In C. Carignan and M. D. Tyler (eds) Proceedings of the 16th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2016). Sydney: Causal Productions, pp.33-36 (2016).
  13. Hamzah, H., HAJEK, J. and J. Fletcher. The Role of Closure Duration in the Perception of Word-Initial Geminates in Kelantan Malay In C. Carignan and M. D. Tyler (eds) Proceedings of the 16th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2016). Sydney: Causal Productions, pp.100-103 (2016).
  14. Williams-van Klinken, C. and J. HAJEK. Tetu-gés: Influénsia portugés ba estrutura Tetun. In S. Smith, A. B. da Silva, N. Canas Mendes, A. da Costa Ximenes, C. Fernandes, M. Leach (eds) Proceedings of the Timor-Leste: the local, the regional and the global Conference, Liceu Campus, National University of Timor-Lorosa’e (UNTL), Dili, Timor-Leste, 9-10 July 2015, Hawthorn: Swinbruen Press, pp.30-34 (2016).
  15. Lewis, E., Fletcher, J and J. HAJEK.  New Caledonian French accent, an unfinished puzzle in the South Pacific. In V. Duché, T. Do and A. Rizzi (eds) Genre, Text and Language, Mélanges Anne Freadman. Paris: Classiques Garnier, pp.67-91 (2015).
  16. Bresin, A. HAJEK, J. and H. L. Kretzenbacher. La percezione dell’uso dei dialetti a Roma e provincia. In Pîrvu, E. (ed). La lingua e la letteratura italiana in prospettiva sincronica e diacronica. Atti del VI Convegno internazionale di italianistica dell’Università di Craiova, 19-20 settembre 2014. Florence: Cesati, pp.103-113 (2015).
  17. HAJEK Travis, C., HAJEK. J., Nettelbeck, C. and A. Lloyd-Smith. Introduction. In Travis, C., HAJEK. J., Nettelbeck, C. Beckmann, B. and A. Lloyd-Smith (eds) Practices and Policies. Current research in languages and cultures education. Selected proceedings of the Second National LCNAU Colloquium, Canberra 3-5 2013. Melbourne: Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities, 1-5, (2015).
  18. Slaughter, Y and J. HAJEK. Introduction. In HAJEK, J. and Y. Slaughter (eds) Challenging the monolingual mindset. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. (2015). 1-14.
  19. Musgrave, S. and J Hajek. Linguistic diversity and early language maintenance efforts in a recent migrant community in Australia: Sudanese
languages, their speakers and the challenge of engagement. In HAJEK, J. and Y. Slaughter (eds) Challenging the monolingual mindset. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp.113-130 (2015).
  20. Slaughter, Y and J. HAJEK. Mainstreaming of Italian in Australian schools: The paradox
of success? In HAJEK, J. and Y. Slaughter (eds) Challenging the monolingual mindset. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp.182-198. (2015).
  21. Kretzenbacher, H. L, M. Clyne, J. HAJEK. C. Norrrby and J. Warren. Meet and Greet: Nominal Address and Introductions in
Intercultural Communication at International Conferences. In HAJEK, J. and Y. Slaughter (eds) Challenging the monolingual mindset. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp.78-96. (2015).
  22. Nicholas, N. and J. HAJEK. The effect of Italo-Romance contact on the Greek cluster vɣ in Corsica and the implications for sound change in Italiot Greek in Southern Italy. Word 61:2-11 (2015).
  23. Clyne, M. Slaughter, Y., HAJEK, J. and D. Schüpbach. On the relation between linguistic and social factors in migrant language contact. In R De Busser and R. J. LaPolla (eds). Language, structure and environment. Social, cultural and natural factors. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp.149-176 (2015).
  24. Graetzer, S, Fletcher, J and J. HAJEK. Locus equations and co-articulation in three Australian languages. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137(2): 806-821 (2015).
  25. Tsukada, K., Cox, F., HAJEK, J. and Y. Hirata. Perception of Italian and Japanese singleton/geminate consonants by listeners from different language backgrounds. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. Paper number 165.1-5 (2015).
  26. Hamzah, M. H., Fletcher, J and J. HAJEK. Word-initial voiceless stop geminates in Kelantan Malay: Acoustic evidence from amplitude/F0 ratios. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow (2015).
  27. Loakes, D., J. Clothier, J. HAJEK and J. Fletcher. An Investigation of the /el/–/æl/ Merger in Australian English: A Pilot Study on Production and Perception in South- West Victoria. Australian Journal of Linguistics (2014).
  28. Lagerberg, R, H. L. Kretzenbacher and J. HAJEK. Forms and Patterns of Address in Russian: Recent research and future directions. Australian Slavonic and East European Studies 28: 179-209 (2014).
  29. Graetzer, S, Fletcher, J and J. HAJEK. Prosodic effects on vowel spectra in three Australian languages. In N. Campbell, D. Gibbon and D. Hirst (eds) Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody. Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech Prosody, 718-722, Dublin (2014).
  30. HAJEK, J. Languages snapshot. In G. Turner and K. Brass (eds) Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities, p.22 (2014).
  31. Tsukada, K., Cox, F. and J, HAJEK. Cross-language perception of Japanese singleton and geminate consonants: Preliminary data from non-native learners of Japanese and native speakers of Italian and Australian English. In Haizhou Li, Helen Meng, Bin Ma, Eng Siong Chng, Lei Xie(eds) Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2014), 1288-1292, Singapore.
  32. Tsukada, K.,F. Cox, J. HAJEK and Y. Hirata. Perception of Italian and Japanese consonant length by native speakers of Australian English and Italian: A pilot study. Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2014 (SST 2014), 215-218, Christchurch, New Zealand (2014).
  33. Loakes, D., HAJEK, J., Clothier, J. and J. Fletcher Identifying /el/-/æl/: A comparison between two regional Australian towns. In Hay, J. and E. Parnell (eds) Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Christchurch. 41-44 (2014).
  34. Hamzah, M. H., J. Fletcher & J. HAJEK. Amplitude and F0 as acoustic correlates of Kelantan Malay word-initial geminates. In Hay, J. and E. Parnell (eds) Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Christchurch, 63-66 (2014).
  35. HAJEK, J and Y. Slaughter. RUMACCC, helping to understand and support languages education. Languages Victoria18:40-42 (2014).

                                

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