Vlasta Erdeljac, Ph.D., full professor

Erdeljac a1Vlasta Erdeljac, Ph.D. is employed at the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since 1985, and since 2009 she is an associate professor. Since 2000, she holds the position of the Head of the Chair of General Linguistics. She was the Head of the Department of Linguistics from 2000 to 2002 and from 2007 to 2009. In addition to teaching at the regular undergraduate and graduate linguistics programs, she teaches seminars at the Postgraduate Doctoral Programs in Linguistics, Glottodidactics and Croatian Language at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, Doctoral University Humanities Program at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split and the ISH and AGFT Postgraduate Studies in Ljubljana (1998-2005 and 2012). In the course of her teaching career, she articulated her scientific interest in general and theoretical linguistics, as well as psycholinguistics (language processing in production and perception) in a number of different courses/subjects: Introduction to General Linguistics, Phonological Description, Morphological Description, 20th Century Linguistics, Understanding of Language, Cognitive Approach to Language, Word Recognition, and Mental Lexicon. She is the principal researcher for the projects approved by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia: ‘Range and Structure of Dictionaries for the Purposes of Educational Processes’ (2004–2007) and ‘Construction and Structure of Linguistic Identity’ since 2008 (co-financed by Banco Popolare Croatia until 2010) and is an associate researcher at the project Speech Production and Perception (principal researcher: D. Horga, Ph.D.); since 2011/2012, she is the head of the Linguistic Laboratory at the Department of Linguistics. She contributed to institutional cooperation (in teaching and research) between the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Speech and Language Pathology, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, and the Rheumatology, Physical medicine and Rehabilitation Department of the Clinical Hospital “Sestre milosrdnice”, as well as with the SUVAG Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Polyclinic. She is an associate at the JEKON University Postgraduate Studies (as a doctoral theses mentor and a member of committees for evaluation of synopses and dissertations). She has mentored or co-mentored 5 doctoral theses. She is a member of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports committees for evaluation of Croatian language textbooks since 2001 and the LiDraNo competition. She is a member of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society and the Croatian Neuroscience Association. She organized the scientific conference “Worlds of Dubravko Škiljan” in November 2009 as the president of the organization committee.
Education: B.A. in General Linguistics (A1) and Phonetics (A2); M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1996). Further training and scientific cooperation: postdoctoral research scholarship at the University of Trieste 1997; CEEPUS scholarship at the University of Vienna, Institute of Linguistics (Institut für Sprachwissenschaft), 2003; University of Ljubljana scholarship, 2011.