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Vesna Stojanovik

Vesna Stojanovik
  • Professor of Clinical Linguistics
  • Director for Teaching and Learning for Clinical Programmes

Areas of interest

  • Language and communication development in individuals with genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
  • early intervention for infants with Down syndrome; artificial grammar learning

The discovery that individuals with genetic disorders, such as William syndrome, have different processing strategies (so although they may have achieved the same score on a task just as typical individuals, they achieve this using a different strategy); the fact that early intervention may improve the longer term language outcomes of infants with Down syndrome


  • PLMFG (Foundations of Grammar)
  • PLMLAC Linguistic Assessment Clinic
  • PL3CLC Clinical Assessments of Language in Children
  • PL3(M)LDG Language in Genetic Disorders

Research centres and groups

  • Language and Cognition
  • Child Development Group
  • Lifespan Development

Academic qualifications

  • BA in English Language and Literature with French Language and Literature, University Ss Cyril and Methodius, 
  • MA in Linguistics and English Language Teaching, University of Leeds
  • PhD in Human Communication Science, University of Sheffield


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