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13 June, 11.30–12.30

26 June, 11.30–12.30

 … and by appointment



Language is neither chaos nor perfect order (after Michael Halliday)

Asst. Prof. Monika Kavalir
Department of English

Asst. Prof. Monika Kavalir

I am passionate about language and its role in society. Starting out with undergraduate studies in English and journalism, I obtained all of my degrees, including my PhD in 2014, at the University of Ljubljana, and I continue to teach and work here while maintaining a lively interest in how linguistics is done and taught elsewhere. My interests span a range of topics, including “hardcore” grammar (primarily syntax), sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, systemic functional linguistics and stylistics. What they all have in common, however, is that I am interested in how language is shaped and used by people in the real world, both historically and in modern times.

Some examples of theses I supervised or co-supervised:

Sporazumevalne navade študentk in študentov ter njihove jezikovne izbire v sms-ih in sorodnih sporočilih (Ina Poteko)

“The Rotten Floorboards of His Thoughts”: Mind Style in the Patrick Melrose Novels (Aja Čelhar)

Jezikovne kompetence zdravstvenih delavcev Zdravstvenega doma za študente Univerze v Ljubljani (Haris Mustajbašić)

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)

15. 11. 2021
The Central Humanities Library, Faculty of Arts

Introduction to CHL FF (OHK FF) and COBISS+ for Foreign Students