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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

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


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