PROF John Hajek

PROF John Hajek


  • Community Languages
  • East Timor (language, culture, history)
  • Endangered languages
  • Italy (language, culture, history)
  • Language education
  • Language typology
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • ltalian and Romance linguistics



  • Prof John Hajek is Professor of Italian and a linguist in the School of Languages and Linguistics. He has held research fellowships in the UK and Australia. He is currently 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)