Jelena Timotijevic lectures in linguistics with research interests in philosophy of language and contrastive linguistics.
Jelena's work is at the semantics/pragmatics interface with a focus on contextualism as a philosophical movement within philosophy of language, also in grammar and modality in English and German.
She leads the programme for Language and Linguistics at Brighton.
Dr Jelena Timotijevic's interests focus on theoretical linguistics, notably philosophy of language, where meaning and use of language are examined through the interface between semantics (meaning) and pragmatics (use). Her particular area of investigation rests within the philosophical movement of contextualism and radical contextualism in understanding meaning and communication.
Her work also examines the application of contextualism as a philosophical movement within philosophy of language, as well as grammar and modality in English and German. These interests also cross disciplinary boundaries, linking areas such as language in interaction, philosophical and textual discourse. Recently, Jelena has also been working in the area of political discourse within the framework of Critical Discourse Analysis. She also works in the area of Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis, with a specific focus on political discourse.
PhDs are welcome in the following areas:
Jelena has taught at the University of Brighton since 2000. Prior to this, she worked in the area of quality assurance and curriculum development for FE and HE sector. She is the academic programme leader for English language and linguistics provision in the university, and a course leader for MA Linguistics, MResearch Linguistics and MA English Language. She is also the founder of the research lecture series Linguistics, Language and Discourse, as well as the founder of the Linguistics Society for students.
Jelena's teaching content and approach are closely linked to her research interests. Through both theory and practice-based modules in linguistics, students develop critical and research skills; they review and make links between published research and teaching practices within theoretical linguistics. Through stimulating and effective teaching practice, students have developed extra-curricular interests in a number of areas within linguistics, which they pursue through the Linguistics society.
Timotijevic, Jelena (2009) Another look at modals and subjectivity In: Salkie, Raphael, Busuttil, Pierre and Van der Auwera, Johan, eds. Modality in English Theory and Description. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany, pp. 105-123. ISBN 9783110196344
Timotijevic, Jelena (2008) Are modals polysemous, or do they have a single meaning? In: Jenset, Gard, Heggelund, Oystein, Dyvik Cardona, Margrete, Wold, Stephanie and Didriksen, Anders, eds. Linguistics in the Making. Novus Press, Oslo. ISBN 9788270995042
Timotijevic, Jelena and Moriarty, Jessica (2008) Helping students link their academic study with reflective self-awareness through engagement with Personal Development Portfolios In: Exploring the Hinterlands: Mapping an Agenda for Institutional Research in the UK, 25 – 26 June 2008, Southampton, UK.
Timotijevic, Jelena (2008) The pragmatics of modal verbs in English and German In: Rasulic, Katarina and Trbojevic Milosevic, Ivana, eds. Structures across cultures. English Language and Literature Studies . Cigoja Press, pp. 85-99. ISBN 9788686419453