PROF John Hajek

PROF John Hajek


  • Italian migration
  • Italy (language, culture, history)
  • Language education
  • Language typology
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • ltalian and Romance linguistics



  • Prof John Hajek is Professor of Italian Studies and a linguist in the School of Languages and Linguistics. He completed in his university education in Australia, Italy and the UK. He has also held research fellowships at Oxford where he completed his doctoral studies and at Melbourne. He is also the director of RUMACCC (Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-cultural Communication) and first past president of LCNAU (Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities).   


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Additional Grant Information

  • Previously: Dingwall Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church, University of Oxford
    ARC Post-doctoral fellow, University of Melbourne   


Education and training

  • DPhil, University of Oxford 1992
  • BA(Hons), University of Melbourne 1983

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2005
  • Crawford Medal, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2000



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am able to supervise students across a range of areas - in Italian and Romance linguistics as well as general linguistics (specifically phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, languages of Indonesia/East Timor)