Jasmina Milićević


J Milicevic

Email: jmilicev@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1720
Mailing Address: 
Room 1105, Marion McCain, 6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Lexicology and Lexicography, Learner’s Dictionaries; Adaptation of Linguistic Tools for Language Teaching
  • Formal Modeling of the Paraphrase
  • Serbian Linguistics (in particular, phenomena at the interfaces Semantics ~ Syntax ~ Morphology)

Office Hours

By appointment <jmilicev@dal.ca>


  • BA (Belgrade)
  • MA, PhD (Montreal)


I received my undergraduate degree in English and French from the Univerzitet u Beogradu and worked as an interpreter and language teacher in my ‘old country’ before settling in Canada.

I studied linguistics at the Université de Montréal, and joined Dalhousie in 2003, where I have taught various linguistic and language courses. I am also a member of the research group Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte    

Teaching (Linguistics)

  • FREN 2020, 2075 Introduction to Linguistics
  • FREN 2025 Morphology
  • FREN 3021 Syntax
  • FREN 3022, 5125 Semantics
  • FREN 4011, 5110 Lexicology
  • FREN 4013 Pragmatics
  • FREN 5127 Paraphrase in Language and Natural Language Processing

Selected Publications


  • 2020. An Advanced Introduction to Semantics. A Meaning-Text Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; pp. 450. Co-authored with Prof. I. Mel’čuk.

  • 2014. Introduction à la linguistique, vols 1-3. Paris: Hermann; pp. 1068. Co-authored with Prof. I. Mel’čuk.

  • 2007. La paraphrase. Modélisation de la paraphrase langagière. Berne: Peter Lang; pp. 421.


  • 2021. Modélisation de la paraphrase linguistique approximative. In: Marengo, S., (dir.), La Théorie Sens-Texte et ses applications. Paris: L’Harmattan; pp. 51-74.

  • 2019. Clitic Pseudo-climbing from Dependent Infinitive Phrases in Serbian. Journal of Slavic Linguistics, 27/1: 27-55.

  • 2016. La definition lexicographique pédagogique: enjeux et difficultés. Polguère, A. & D. Sikora (dir.), Cahiers de lexicologie 2016-2, n° 109 – La définition, pp. 95-117.

  • 2013. Pairing Semantic and Semantic-Communicative Structures for Paraphrase Generation in a Meaning-Text Linguistic Model. In: Apresjan, V., B. Iomdin & E. Ageeva (eds), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory, Prague, Aug 29-31, 2013; 113-124.

  • 2009. Schéma de régime: le pont entre le lexique et la grammaire. Blanco, X. & P.-A. Buvet (dir.), La représentation des structures prédicat-argument. Langages, 176/4: 94-116

  • 2006. A short Guide to the Meaning-Text Linguistic Theory. Journal of Koralex, vol. 8: 187-233.