Dr Vesna Stojanovik

Position/Job Title:

Associate Professor

Email:

v.stojanovik@reading.ac.uk

Telephone:

+44 (0)118 378 7456

Office:

G73

Responsibilities:

Director for PGR studies

Teaching:

Foundations of Grammar, Grammar and Meaning, Research Methods and Transferable Skills

Areas of interest:

Linguistic abilities in Williams Syndrome and in Down's syndrome; Specific Language Impairment; dyslexia; theoretical debates on issues of language acquisition and language evolution.

Research groups & Centres:

Language and Cognition; Child Development Group; Lifespan Development

Grants:

"The role of prosodic cues in language acquisition and processing in chilldren with Williams syndrome and in those with Down syndrome". £123,665. British Academy.

Qualifications:

BA, English Languagand Literature with French Language and Literature, Skopje; MA, Linguistics and English Language Teaching, Leeds; PhD, Clinical Linguistics, Sheffield

Publications:

Stojanovik, V. (2013) Language in genetic syndromes and cognitive modularity. In: Cummings, L. (ed.) The Cambridge handbook of communication disorders. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 541-558. ISBN 9781107021235

Martínez-Castilla, P., Stojanovik, V., Setter, J. and Sotillo, M. (2012) Prosodic abilities in Spanish and English children with Williams syndrome: a cross-linguistic study. Applied Psycholinguistics, 33 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1469-1817 doi: 10.1017/S0142716411000385

Stojanovik, V. (2012) Later language. In: Farran, E. K. and Karmiloff-Smith, A. (eds.) Neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 205-224. ISBN 9780199594818

Stojanovik, V. and Setter, J. (2011) Prosody in two genetic disorders: Williams and Down's syndrome. In: Stojanovik, V. and Setter, J. (eds.) Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations: Assessment and Remediation. J&R Press, pp. 25-43. ISBN 9781907826009

Stojanovik, V. (2011) Prosodic deficits in children with Down syndrome. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24 (2). pp. 145-155. ISSN 0911-6044 doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2010.01.004

Vukovic, M. and Stojanovik, V. (2011) Characterising developmental language impairment in Serbian-speaking children: a preliminary investigation. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 25 (3). pp. 187-197. ISSN 0269-9206 doi: 10.3109/02699206.2010.521611

Stojanovik, V. and Setter, J., eds. (2011) Speech prosody in atypical populations: assessment and remediation. J & R Press. ISBN 9781907826009

Vukovic, M., Vukovic, I. and Stojanovik, V. (2010) Investigation of language and motor skills in Serbian speaking children with specific language impairment and in typically developing children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31 (6). pp. 1633-1644. ISSN 0891-4222 doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.04.020

Lacroix, A., Stojanovik, V., Dardier , V. and Laval, V. (2010) Prosodie et Syndrome de Williams : une étude inter-langue. Enfance, 2010 (3). pp. 287-300. doi: 10.4074/S001375451000306X

Stojanovik, V. (2010) Understanding and production of prosody in children with Williams syndrome: A developmental trajectory approach. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23 (2). pp. 112-126. ISSN 0911-6044 doi: DOI:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2009.11.001

Lacroix, A., Aguert, M., Dardier , V., Stojanovik, V. and Laval, V. (2010) Idiom comprehension in French-speaking children and adolescents with Williams syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31 (2). pp. 608-616. ISSN 0891-4222 doi: DOI:10.1016/j.ridd.2009.12.011

Stojanovik, V. (2010) Genetic syndromes and communication disorders. In: Handbook of language and speech disorders. Wiley-Blackwell, USA, pp. 115-131. ISBN 9781405158626

Setter, J. E., Stojanovik, V. and Martínez-Castilla, P. (2010) Evaluating the intonation of non-native speakers of English using a computerised test battery. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 20 (3). pp. 368-385. ISSN 1473-4192 doi: 10.1111/j.1473-4192.2010.00253.x

Stojanovik, V. and Setter, J. E. (2009) Conditions in which prosodic impairments occur. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 (4). pp. 293-297. ISSN 1754-9515 doi: 10.1080/17549500902943647

Stojanovik, V. and Setter, J. (2009) Conditions in which prosodic impairments occur. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 (4). pp. 293-297. ISSN 1754-9515 doi: 10.1080/17549500902943647 (Scientific forum: Prosody in speech-language pathology)

Lacroix, A., Stojanovik, V. and Lukacs, A. (2009) What do we learn on language acquisition from Williams syndrome? In: Dreyer, C. R. (ed.) Language and linguistics: Emerging trends. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 177-192. ISBN 9781604568936

Stojanovik, V. and Setter, J. (2008) Atypical prosody in children with Williams syndrome. In: XI International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, UK.

Stojanovik, V. (2008) Development of prosody in children with Williams syndrome. In: XI International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, UK.

Stojanovik, V. and van Ewijk, L. (2008) Do children with Williams syndrome have unusual vocabularies? Journal of Neurolinguistics, 21 (1). pp. 18-34. ISSN 0911-6044 doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2007.06.003

Stojanovik, V. and Riddell, P. (2008) Expressive versus receptive language skills in specific reading disorder. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 22 (4-5). pp. 305-310. ISSN 0269-9206 doi: 10.1080/02699200801919349

Stojanovik, V., Setter, J. and Martinez-Castilla, P. (2008) Prosodic abilities in English and Spanish children with Williams syndrome: a cross-linguistic study. In: 12th Symposium of the International Clinical Phoneticis and Linguistics Association, Istanbul, Turkey.

Stojanovik, V. and Wyllie, L. (2008) Prosodic abilities in children with Down syndrome. In: Down Syndrome Forum, Portsmouth, UK.

Setter, J., Stojanovik, V. and Martinez-Castilla, P. (2008) Using PEPS-C as a tool to evaluate the intonation of learners of English. In: British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, Sheffield, UK.

Setter, J., Stojanovik, V., van Ewijk, L. and Moreland, M. (2007) Affective prosody in children with Williams syndrome. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 21 (9). pp. 659-672. ISSN 0269-9206 doi: 10.1080/02699200701539056

James, D.M. and Stojanovik, V. (2007) Communication skills in blind children: a preliminary investigation. Child: Care, Health and Development, 33 (1). pp. 4-10. ISSN 0305-1862 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2006.00621.x

Stojanovik, V., Setter, J. and van Ewijk, L. (2007) Intonation abilities of children with Williams syndrome: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 50 (6). pp. 1606-1617. ISSN 1092-4388 doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2007/108)

Setter, J. E., Stojanovik, V., Van Ewijk, L. and Moreland, M. L. (2007) Pitch range and vowel duration in the speech of children with Williams syndrome. In: 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 6-10 August 2007, Germany, pp. 1977-1980.

Tarling, K., Perkins, M. R. and Stojanovik, V. (2006) Conversational success in Williams syndrome: communication in the face of cognitive and linguistic limitations. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 20 (7-8). pp. 583-590. ISSN 0269-9206 doi: 10.1080/02699200500266547

Stojanovik, V., Perkins, M. and Howard, S. (2006) Linguistic heterogeneity in Williams syndrome. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 20 (7-8). pp. 547-552. ISSN 0269-9206 doi: 10.1080/02699200500266422

Stojanovik, V. (2006) Social interaction deficits and conversational inadequacy in Williams syndrome. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 19 (2). pp. 157-173. ISSN 0911-6044 doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2005.11.005

Stojanovik, V. (2006) The co-occurrence of autism and Williams syndrome: a case study report. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, 2 (1). pp. 46-54. ISSN 1932-4731

Garman, M., James, D. and Stojanovik, V. (2005) Developmental theory and language disorders: a thematic summary. In: Fletcher, P. and Miller, J.F. (eds.) Developmental theory and language disorders. Trends in Language Acquisition Research (4). John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, pp. 147-164. ISBN 9789027234742

Stojanovik, V., Perkins, M. and Howard, S. (2004) Williams syndrome and specific language impairment do not support claims for developmental double dissociations and innate modularity. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 17 (6). pp. 403-424. ISSN 0911-6044 doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2004.01.002

Marshall, J., Stojanovik, V. and Ralph, S. (2002) 'I never even gave it a second thought': PGCE students' attitudes towards the inclusion of children with speech and language impairments. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 37 (4). pp. 475-489. ISSN 1460-6984 doi: 10.1080/1368282021000008892

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