Jim Hlavac


1991 …2020
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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

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1991 2019

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

Applications of policy and the advancement of patients’ health outcomes through interpreting services: data and viewpoints from a major public healthcare provider

Hlavac, J., Beagley, J. A. & Zucchi, E., 2018, In : Translation and Interpreting. 10, 1, p. 111-136 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Translation as a sub-set of public and social policy and a consequence of multiculturalism: the provision of translation and interpreting services in Australia

Hlavac, J., Gentile, A., Orlando, M., Zucchi, E. & Pappas, A., 12 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 251, p. 55-88 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Brokers, dual-role mediators and professional interpreters: A discourse-based examination of mediated speech and the roles that linguistic mediators enact

Hlavac, J., 2017, In : Translator. 23, 2, p. 197-216 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Professional Ethics and Professional Conduct

Hebenstreit, G., Marics, A. & Hlavac, J., 2017, UNHCR Handbook for Interpreters in Asylum Procedures. Pöllabauer, S. & Topolovec, I. (eds.). Vienna Austria: Frank & Timme, p. 70-84 15 p.

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

Open Access


Faculty of Arts Dean's Award for Research Impact.

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

Prize: Other distinction