Biography

Luna Filipović (PhD Cantab) is a Professor of Language and Cognition at the University of East Anglia. She was previously a Leverhulme Trust & Newton Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge and an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University College London. Her research interests are in the areas of psycholinguistics, forensic linguistics and translation, with a focus on bilingualism, language typology and language effects on memory. She has published in the following journals: Speech, Language and the Law, International Journal of Bilingualism, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistic Review, Journal of Pragmatics, Languages in Contrast, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Constructions and Frames. Her book Talking about Motion: A Crosslinguistic Investigation of Lexicalization Patterns (John Benjamins 2007) is a corpus-based study of how motion events are expressed in Serbo-Croatian and English, with contrasting examples from Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Albanian. The focus of the analysis is on finely-grained intratypological differences that affect the habitual presence or absence of information in expressions across languages as well as instances of 'pattern clashing' in translation. Other topics discussed in the book are lexical and construction meaning and spatio-temporal construals in language and cognition. She has recently published a co-authored book (with John Hawkins) that is an empirical corpus-based study of second language acquisition, entitled Criterial Features in L2 English: Specifying the Reference Levels of the Common European Framework (Cambridge University Press 2012). She has co-edited three seminal volumes on language, cognition and culture Space and Time across Languages and Cultures Vols I & II (with Kasia Jaszczolt; John Benjamins 2012) and  Multilingual Cognition and Language Use (with Martin Putz; John Benjamins 2014). Her most recent book (co-edited with Martin Putz) entitled Endangered Languages and Languages in Danger: Issues of Documentation, Policy and Language Rights (2016) appeared in the John Benjamins IMPACT Series.

Career History

  •  September 2016 – present

Professor of Language and Cognition, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  • September 2011 – August 2016

Senior Lecturer in Applied Translation, School of Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  •  October 2008 – September 2011

Leverhulme Trust and Newton Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK

  •  June 2005 – May 2008

ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psycholinguistics, Department of Psychology, University College London, UK

  • October 2003 – June 2004

Temporary University Lecturer, in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

TACIT- Translation and Communication in Training (Cross-linguistic and cross-cultural interdisciplinary empirical study of police interviews in monolingual and multilingual contexts, including UK and US comparisons); PI Luna Filipovic; CO-Is: Alberto Hijazo-Gascon, Marie-Noelle Guillot, Andreas Musolff, Gabrina Pounds and Carlos de Pablos-Ortega

MovEs Project II (Motion and Space Typology and its applications to Second Language Acquisition and Translation; funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; PI Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, University of Zaragoza, Spain)

PREDICTABILTY IN THE ON-LINE PROCESSING OF DIFFERENT LANGUAGE TYPES (ENGLISH vs. JAPANESE); PI Luna Filipovic; CO-Is: Paul Engelhardt (UEA Psychology) and John A. Hawkins (University of California Davis)

 

COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

·         2010-2013  Principal Collaborator on the project: Movement and Space according to a semantic typology and its application to acquisition and translation; funded by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

·         2009-2010 Principal Research Consultant on the English Profile Project for Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge, UK  

·         2008-2011 Early Career Research Fellowship Newton Trust, Cambridge and Leverhulme Trust, UK; Project title: Bilingual witness report and translation

·        2005-2008  ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psycholinguistics; Project title: Language effects on memory of events;  held at University College London; including extensive translation data collection in the courtrooms of the state of California (San Francisco and San Jose)

Academic Background

·         1999 –2002

PhD in Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK

·         1998 –1999

MPhil in Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK

·         1993 –1997

BA in English language, literature and translation (with Spanish as a second language), University of Belgrade, Serbia

Scholarships, Awards and Grants

Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship (1998-2001)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK Chevening Scholar (1998-1999)

Open Society Institute Scholarship (1998-2002)

Leventis Foundation (Paris) Scholarship  (1999-2001)

Board of Graduate Studies (Cambridge) Allan, Meek and Read Award 2000

Studenica Foundation (San Rafael, USA) Scholarship (1999-2001)

ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2005-2008)

Leverhulme Trust & Newton Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2008-2011)

Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness Grant (2010-2013 & 2013-2016)

All Publications

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Filipovic, L.

(2018)

Speaking in a second language but thinking in the first language: Language-specific effects on memory for causation events in English and Spanish,

in International Journal of Bilingualism

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pp. 180-198

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Filipović, L., Hijazo-Gascón, A.

(2018)

Interpreting meaning in police interviews: Applied Language Typology in a Forensic Linguistics context,

in Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics

15

pp. 67-104

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Filipovic, L.

(2017)

Applied Language Typology: Applying typological insights in professional practice,

in Languages in Contrast

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pp. 255 –278

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Filipovic, L.

(2017)

Applying language typology: Practical applications of research on typological contrasts between languages,

in Motion and Space across Languages : Theory and applications.

John Benjamins

ISBN 9789027246752

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Filipovic, L., Hawkins, J.

(2016)

English article usage as a window on the meanings of same, identical and similar,

in English Language and Linguistics

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pp. 295-313

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Filipovic, L.

(2016)

May vs. Might in native vs. non-native English: Implications for inference and judgement in legal and educational contexts ,

in Applied Linguistics Review

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pp. 181–201

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Filipovic, L. (ed.), Putz, M. (ed.)

(2016)

Endangered Languages and Languages in Danger: Issues of documentation, policy, and language rights,

John Benjamins

ISBN 9789027258342

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(Published)


Hales, L., Filipovic, L.

(2016)

Language rights in danger: Access to justice and linguistic (in)equality in multilingual judicial contexts,

in Endangered Languages and Languages in Danger: Issues of documentation, policy, and language rights.

John Benjamins

pp. 61 – 85

ISBN 9789027258342

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Filipovic, L., Ibarretxe-Antunano, I.

(2015)

Motion,

in Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics .

Mouton de Gruyter

ISBN 978-3-11-029184-1

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Filipovic, Luna and Martin Putz

(2014)

Multilingual Cognition and Language Use: Processing and Typological Perspectives: Human Cognitive Processing Series 44,

John Benjamins

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Filipovic, L.

(2014)

Efficiency of the bilingual mind: Clues from processing, memory and second language acquisition studies,

in Multilingual Cognition and Language Use: Processing and Typological Perspectives : Human Cognitive Processing Series 44.

John Benjamins

pp. 205-227

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Filipovic, L.

(2013)

The Role of Language in Legal Contexts: A Forensic Cross-linguistic Viewpoint,

in Law and Language : Current Legal Issues Volume 15.

Oxford: Oxford University Press

pp. 328-343

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Filipovic, L., Hawkins, J. A.

(2013)

Multiple factors in second language acquisition: The CASP model,

in Linguistics

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(1)

pp. 145-176

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Filipovic, L.

(2013)

Constructing causation in language and memory: Implications for access to justice in multilingual interactions,

in International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law

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pp. 1-19

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Ibarretxe-Antunano, I., Filipovic, L.

(2013)

Lexicalization patterns and translation,

in Cognitive Linguistics and Translation.

Mouton de Gruyter

pp. 253-284

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Filipovic, L., Filipovic, L. (ed.), Jaszczolt, K. M. (ed.)

(2012)

Space and Time across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures Vol 1: Linguistic Diversity,

John Benjamins

ISBN 978 90 272 2390 6

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Filipovic, L., Filipovic, L. (ed.), Jaszczolt, K. M. (ed.)

(2012)

Space and Time across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures Vol 2: Language, Culture and Cognition,

John Benjamins

ISBN 978 90 272 2391 3

Full Text UEA Repository

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(Published)


Filipovic, L.

(2012)

Spatial reference in discourse,

in The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 403-421

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Filipovic, L., Geva, S.

(2012)

Language-specific effects on lexicalization and memory of motion events,

in Space and Time across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures (Vol.II): Language Culture and Cognition.

John Benjamins

pp. 269-282

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Hawkins, J., Filipovic, L.

(2012)

Criterial Features in L2 English: Specifying the Reference Levels of the Common European Framework,

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 978-0521184779

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Forensic Linguistics, Language Typology and  Translation, Applied  Psycholinguistics, Language Processing, Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, Language Effects on Memory,  Experimental and Corpus Research Methods

Teaching Interests

Psychology of language, Bilingualism, Language processing and translation.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Peer Reviewing and External Examining
  • National Science Foundation (USA)
  • AHRC
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
  • Language Learning
  • Applied Linguistics Review
  • Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics
  • Studies in Language
  • UCL External Examiner 

 

  • Selected Invited Talks
  • 2015 Cardiff Language and Law Advanced Research Residency; Title: Witness Interviews under a Forensic Linguistic Prism: Seeing, Saying and Remembering in Different Languages
  • 2015 PSYLEX Meeting, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Title: Language as a Complex Adaptive System: Evidence from Processing, Acquisition and Memory
  • 2013 Barbara Gordon Memorial Lecture, Florida International University, Miami, USA; Title: Language in the Witness Stand: Forensic Linguistics Solutions for Cross-Linguistic Problems in Witness Interviews
  • 2013 Festival Linguistics Matters Plenary Talk, Florida International University, Miami, USA; Title: Language(s) and Memory: Universal vs. Language-specific Rules of Engagement
  • 2010 ALTE Conference, Rome; Title: English Profile and Implications for Language Assessment

      Engagament Projects

  • TACIT (Translation and Communication in Training) in Collaboration with the Norfolk Constabulary, endorsed by the National Investigative Interviewing Group 

    http://whatworks.college.police.uk/Research-Map/Pages/ResearchProject.aspx?projectid=326

  • MAISE-Multilingualism Awareness in Secondary Education (in collaboration with secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Norwich and Cambridge)

Key Responsibilities

Research Director for Language and Communication Studies

Course Director for MA in Forensic Linguistics and Translation

PI for TACIT Project (Translation and Communication in Training)