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Language is neither chaos nor perfect order (after Michael Halliday)

Asst. Prof. Monika Kavalir
Department of English

Asst. Prof. Monika Kavalir

I am passionate about language and its role in society. Starting out with undergraduate studies in English and journalism, I obtained all of my degrees, including my PhD in 2014, at the University of Ljubljana, and I continue to teach and work here while maintaining a lively interest in how linguistics is done and taught elsewhere. My interests span a range of topics, including “hardcore” grammar (primarily syntax), sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, systemic functional linguistics and stylistics. What they all have in common, however, is that I am interested in how language is shaped and used by people in the real world, both historically and in modern times.

Some examples of theses I supervised or co-supervised:

Sporazumevalne navade študentk in študentov ter njihove jezikovne izbire v sms-ih in sorodnih sporočilih (Ina Poteko)

“The Rotten Floorboards of His Thoughts”: Mind Style in the Patrick Melrose Novels (Aja Čelhar)

Jezikovne kompetence zdravstvenih delavcev Zdravstvenega doma za študente Univerze v Ljubljani (Haris Mustajbašić)

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



10. 09. 2020
Department of Translation Studies, Department of Slovene Studies, Faculty of Arts

Konferenca Jezikovne tehnologije in digitalna humanistika

28. 09. 2020
International Office, Faculty of Arts

Welcome day for Exchange Students

10. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation for international students

28. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of Faculty of Arts for international students

04. 11. 2020
Department of Asian Studies

A documentary feature film The Celestial Dragon