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Vesna Mildner, Ph.D. is tenured professor and Chair of applied phonetics at the Department of Phonetics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses in phonetics, linguistics and L2 learning. Her research and teaching activities focus on speech acquisition, bilingualism, neurolinguistics, speech perception, auditory impairments and phonetic correction. Dr. Mildner has participated in 12 Croatian and international research projects, and does joint research with colleagues from Australia, Canada, Norway, UK and USA. She was principal investigator on the project Neurolinguistic aspect of bilingualism. Her publications include 2 books, about 70 book chapters and journal articles, some 40 abstracts and a number of book reviews and editorials. She (co)edited several books and proceedings, served as editor-in-chief in journals Govor (2010-2015) and Strani jezici (2000-2004) and is currently on the editorial board of several Croatian journals and an international one. Dr. Mildner is regularly asked to peer-review books and articles for Croatian and international publishers. She presented more than 20 invited talks in Croatia, Austria, Brazil, China, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy and Slovenia and had some 50 presentations at Croatian and international conferences; organized and/or served on organizing and program committees of about 40 conferences. Her teaching activities include supervision of 6 doctoral dissertations and more than 70 B.A./M.Ed. theses, as well as award-winning student projects. Dr. Mildner is a member of numerous national and international associations (International Phonetic Association, International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, International Association for the Study of Child Language, HFD, HDPL, HDN). During her career at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences dr. Mildner had several executive and administrative functions (Head of Phonetics department, vice-dean, member of Faculty council, member of the Editorial council of FFpress – publishing division of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences).