Jim Hlavac


1991 …2020

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Personal profile


Dr Jim Hlavac is a senior lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. He is a certified and practising professional interpreter and translator for Croatian, English and German. He has published widely in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies and also in the related disciplines of multilingualism, contact linguistics, intercultural communication, pragmatics and language maintenance/shift.

His research interests lie in the following areas:

Translation and Interpreting:

  • Pedagogy of interpreting
  • Lay and non-professional interpreting
  • Incidence of interpreting and translation amongst multilinguals and multilingual societies
  • Standards and benchmarks of interpreting and translation


  • Contact linguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Morpho-syntactic and lexical innovation in migrant languages
  • Language attitudes

Research area keywords

  • Interpreting Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Multilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contact Linguistics

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Research Output

Chinese-English Interpreting and Intercultural Comminication

Hlavac, J. & Xu, M., 2020, Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 214 p. (Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Identifying gaps in professional development opportunities for Translators and Interpreters in Australia

Tobias, S., Hlavac, J., Sundin, L. & Avella Archila, A., 30 Apr 2020, Monash University. 42 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Open Access

Patient length of stay, patient readmission rates and the provision of professional interpreting services in healthcare in Australia

Beagley, J., Hlavac, J. & Zucchi, E., 10 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Health and Social Care in the Community. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Locating Translation and Interpreting in a Speech Community: Locating the Speech Community in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Hlavac, J., 2019, Translation and Interpreting: Convergence, Contact and Interaction. Dal Fovo, E. & Gentile, P. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford UK: Peter Lang Publishing, Vol. 26. p. 153-210 57 p. (New Trends in Translation Studies; vol. 26).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Theoretical framework used in this handbook

Veselica Majhut, S. & Hlavac, J., 2019, Translating from Croatian into English: A Handbook with Annotated Translations. Hlavac, J. & Veselica Majhut, S. (eds.). Zagreb Croatia: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada - Croatian University Press, p. 27-49 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


Faculty of Arts Dean's Award for Research Impact.

Wilson, Rita (Recipient), Orlando, Marc (Recipient) & Hlavac, Jim (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction